Impressions: ZMF's Classic

I finally got my hands on another modification of the most prolifically-modified headphone out there: Fostex's T50RP Mk III. After being so impressed  Cascadia Audio's Talos, I'll admit, from the get-go, that I have very high expectations. Especially with all the work and care that Zach Mehrbach at ZMF puts into all of his products, I've got high hopes.

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Impressions: Periodic Audio's Titanium IEM

IEM 2 of 3 from Periodic Audio. I really enjoyed what I've yet heard of their high-end offering, and I'm excited to see if this offers similar performance. Again, Periodic Audio design, machines, and tools every single element of this headphone in-house, which is something that I haven't often seen, particularly from in-ear manufacturers. This has gone great for them thus far, so let's see if it continues.

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Impressions: Periodic Audio's Beryllium IEM

After much waiting, as they made their rounds around the reviewing community, all three of Dan at Periodic Audio's new bespoke IEMs have made their way to me. I say bespoke, by the way, as not one part of any of these products are designed, machined, or tooled by anyone but Periodic Audio: they're all made in-house. Let's get to it...

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Impressions: Audeze's iSine 10

The first review I ever wrote (well, posted, rather) was of my own personal set of iSine 20s. It's an odd feeling to now, almost six months later, be onto the 10s. But, major thanks to Audeze for sending these to me for review. As its been so long, and I did part with the 20s about a month back, I'll try to avoid too direct a comparison, since I don't have them in my possession.

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Impressions: Sony's MDR-1000X

One of many headphones in the "wireless, over-ear, noise-cancelling" category, I just received the Sony MDR-1000X the day I'm writing this. I've spent the last few hours with them, and although much more exhaustive testing will be conducted and called for, they've been very fun thus far.

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Impressions: Unique Melody's Maestro V2

Unique Melody reached out to me a few weeks ago, wanting to send me something for review. After much discussion, most of which was figuring out which IEM of theirs fell in line with my listening preferences, we landed on their flagship, 12-driver per side UIEM, the Maestro V2. I took receipt of it today and, although there is a bunch for me to do right now, they've spent the remainder of their time in my possession in my ears.

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Impressions: Noble's Kaiser Encore

Long after my review of the Dulce Bass, and long after those had been returned, Noble sent me their flagship IEM. 10 custom Knowle Balanced Armature drivers, with passive crossovers propel sound out of the triple-bored canal and into the ear. These really are an experience unto themselves, and I'll try to do justice to what I've heard over the past few hours in this impressions post.

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Impressions: iFi's Pro iESL

Apologies for how long it has taken me to get these impressions up; I've had this device for the past two weeks or so, and have been using it pretty intensively, but have had so much extra on my plate, sheerly through coincidence, that it's taken me this long to get this slotted to post (it's been written for about a week). iFi strikes again with their second, and very new, addition to their "Pro" lineup. It has the same mind-boggling attention to detail that the Pro iCan does, and I've loved every second of using it.

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Impressions: VE's Monk+

These things are absolutely legendary among the chi-fi world, so I feel they don't need much introduction. Since my lowest price-category is still pretty wide, I'd like to clarify that these are $10. And you get a whole lot for your money, as I know has been echoed around since their release. I purchased this pair, myself, for review.

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