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Living in the fast-paced city of Los Angeles, ljokerl has been using portable audio gear to deal with lengthy commutes for the better part of a decade. He spends much of his time listening to music and occasionally writes portable audio reviews across several enthusiast sites, focusing mostly on in-ear earphones.

Brief Review: 1964EARS 1964 ADEL A12


A brief look at the 1964EARS 1964 ADEL A12 custom in-ear monitors with comparisons to the StageDiver SD-2, 1964EARS V6-Stage, Noble 4S, JHAudio JH13, and Custom Art H8P.

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Wireless Audio: 11 Bluetooth Headphones and IEMs Compared

House of Marley Liberate XLBT

A brief roundup of the Bluetooth headphones I’ve tried to date, with a couple of quick recommendations for the holiday season.

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More noteworthy deals (updated for Cyber Weekend): SteelSeries Flux ($10), Brainwavz M1 ($30), M2 ($35), M3($50), R3 ($80), Phonak Perfect Bass ($45), Creative Aurvana Live ($50)

Ostry KC06

In this thread I will keep posting whatever Black Friday / Cyber Week deals I think are no-brainers for those in the market for new headphones (list is being updated continuously)

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Black Friday CIEM deals: sitewide discounts from Noble Audio & 1964EARS

Noble Audio Black Friday 2014

Discounts on custom IEMs are quite rare - in fact, Black Friday is about the only time of the year they occur with some consistency. Here's two noteworthy promos that hit our feeds in the past 24 hours.

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Deal Alert: HiFiMan RE-400 $79 + free US shipping (head-direct.com); Updated: now on Amazon

HiFiMan RE-400 Black Friday advert

HiFiMan is running a "pre-Black Friday" sale on the fantastic RE-400 in-ear monitors through their official website at Head-Direct.com. Normally $99, the RE-400 is currently $79.

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Deal Alert: Brainwavz R3 Dual Dynamic earphones + Brainwavz AP001 Amp $89.50 or less + free shipping (mp4nation)


Brainwavz' flagship dual dynamic earphone, the R3 version 2, can temporarily be had for $89.50 including shipping (down from $130) with a free mini-amp and free shipping

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Brief Review: Custom Art Harmony 8 Pro & Pro 330v2

Custom Art Harmony 8 Pro

A brief review of two silicone-shelled custom in-ear monitors from Custom Art - the Harmony 8 Pro and Pro 330v2

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Brief Review: VSonic VSD3S, Ostry KC06 & Havi B3 Pro I

VSonic VSD3S

A head-to-head review of three popular sub-$100 earphones - the VSonic VSD3S, Ostry KC06 and Havi B3 Pro I

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The Headphone List: A Year in Review


The Headphone List officially launched last September. We wanted to thank all who have come along for the ride so far and share some statistics and takeaways from our first year.

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JAM Transit Buds wireless earphones review

JAM Transit Buds

The JAM Transit Buds deliver what they promise – easy-to-use Bluetooth functionality with a design that’s suitable for workouts thanks to sweat resistance and a secure fit in the ear.

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