Reviews

My reviews have a strong practical emphasis. Things don’t always translate nicely from paper to real life, and that’s just a fact. But measurements are useful for establishing objectivity and they have their place, so I’ll try to also tie in some solid measurements to back up my opinions. It’s all about striking that balance.

For video-format reviews, please see my YouTube channel here

With the implementation of my grading system, I’m working through a backlog of old reviews to bring them up-to-date. 

On deck and awaiting review:

CRK Sebenza 21 Small

Audio Reviews (links to Headphones.com content)

Testing Methodology and More

64 Audio Flagship Shootout – Nio, U12t, Trio, U18t, Fourte

64 Audio Nio: Hybrid Dark Horse

64 Audio Tia Fourte Review – The Dynamic Savant

64 Audio Tia Trio: Flagship Enigma

64 Audio U6t: Predictably Satisfying

64 Audio U12t: The Consummate All-Rounder

64 Audio U18s: Yin to the Yang

Apple AirPods Pro

Astell&Kern SE180, SE200 – Go Big or Go Home

Audeze LCDi4: When Headphone Meets IEM

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Review – How Do They Actually Sound?

Campfire Audio Ara: “Ara, Ara” Indeed

Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020: A Refreshing Update

Campfire Audio Dorado & Vega 2020

Campfire Audio Holocene and Mammoth – Chronological Clash

Campfire Audio Solaris 2020: Eclipsed

DUNU Luna

Empire Ears Wraith: Flagship Fatality

Etymotic EVO – A Complete Evolution?

Fearless Audio S8 Pro

Fearless Audio S8Z & Tequila: Duality of IEM

Focal Clear – As good as everyone says? 

iBasso DX300 – It’s a brick, but it sounds so good

Jomo Audio Trinity Brass

Kilobuck IEM Shootout: What’s The Best IEM $1000 Can Buy?

Moondrop Blessing 2 

Moondrop x Crinacle B2: Dusk – A Worthy Sucessor

Moondrop KXXS

Moondrop S8: Kilobuck Solution

Moondrop SSR

Moondrop Variations – More than just another variation?

Noble Kaiser Encore 

Noble Sultan: Sultan of What?

Oriolus Trailli – The Caged Bird

Prisma Audio Azul – When Less is More

qdc Anole VX: All In A Name

Samsung Galaxy Buds Overview: Which Is For You?

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Audiophile Approved?

SeeAudio Yume: Yume Want To Hear This

Sennheiser HD800S – The Critical Take

Sennheiser Store Visit July 2020

Softears RSV – Hard to Love, Harder to Hate

Sony IER-M9 Review – The Kilobuck Benchmark

Sony MH-755: Budget Endgame

Sony IER-Z1R – The Hybrid Behemoth

Tanchjim Darling: Dichotomy

Tanchjim Tanya and Hana 2021 – The Comeback

Thieaudio Legacy 3

Thieaudio Legacy 4: Bright Ideas

Thieaudio Legacy 9

Thieaudio Monarch

Unique Melody MEST: Wonky Good Fun

Vision Ears Erlkonig: Nothing But Vanilla

Vision Ears Elysium

Vision Ears EVE20

Vision Ears VE8

Flashlight Reviews

Barrel Flashlight Co. M2JN

BLF/Lumintop FW3A

CWF/Ti2 Design Pele

Elzetta Flashlights Review 

Foursevens Mini MK. II 

Frelux Synergy1 

Frelux Synergy2

Gyorgy Kemene’s Omicron (Updated)

Gyorgy Kemene’s Omicron 3-Month Review (Real-World Usage)

Gyorgy Kemene’s Nucleus Necklight 

HDS Systems Executive 

HDS Systems Rotary (Updated)

Joseph Thompson Mini Mk. II Turbo 

Lux-RC Minion R1   

McGizmo Haiku

Mechforce Mechtorch

Muyshondt Aeon Mk. III 

Nitecore TIP 2

Okluma DC1 Aluminum 

Oveready BOSS 35 

Prometheus Lights Alpha Custom 

Rovyvon A8U

Rovyvon A2x/A3x

Surefire E1E

Surefire Fury-DFT Intellibeam 

Surefire P2X Fury (Five Years Later)

Surefire Stiletto

Surefire Titan Plus 

Veleno Designs Quantum Ti 38DD 

Gyorgy Kemene’s Omicron (original review)

HDS Systems Rotary (original review)

Headlamp Reviews

Surefire Minimus

Knife Reviews

Benchmade Bugout 

Pen Reviews

Fellhoelter TiBolt Deluxe 

Fellhoelter TiNy Bolt Deluxe 

Nottingham Tactical Pen (Titanium)

Nottingham Tactical G2 Mini Pen 

Prometheus Writes Alpha (Electroless Nickel) 

TiScribe Bolt-Action Pen V2 

Wallet Reviews

Dango D01 Dapper/T01 Tactical 

EDC Stuff

EDC and Reliability: 5 Things to Remember 

Understanding the Custom Flashlight World

How to Choose an EDC Flashlight (Basic Guide)

Buy Once, Cry Once and Other Problems with the EDC Hobby

Gear Reviews

Triple Aught Design CP1 (2018 Version)

GoRuck GR1 (1-Year Review)