Future Sonics Spectrum Series G10 Earphone Review – A basshead’s dream

Pros: Bass quality and quantity, isolation, microphonics, lightweight
Cons: Mids, highs, comfort (variable), design elements

Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 8.5/10
Design & Look: 8/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Isolation: 9/10
Comfort: 8/10
Sound Quality: 8.5/10
Value: 8.5/10
My final Rating: 8.5/10

Review Date: August 2015
Review Price: £150

Future Sonics G10 - Side look

First of all I would like to thank Future Sonics for sending me out the Future Sonics Spectrum Series G10 for review. More information about the earphones can be found on Future Sonics’ website.
The G10 can be found on AmazonUK for £150 and on AmazonUSA for $200.
After having reviewed the Future Sonics Atrio M5 with MG7 Driver, I got extremely intrigued with the announcement of the G10. I actually got notified by it by a follower on twitter!
What the MG7s had was a unique sound signature that till this day had earned them the titled of the “Sub-Bass Kings” – one of the best earphones for EDM music, due to their relatively low mid-bass impact and their sensational sub-bass response, which coupled with their decent mids made them an excellent buy, especially at their (reduced) price of £60. The biggest problem the MG7s had was their overall soundstage and somewhat lack of emphasis in the mid-range. I was therefore curious to see how the G10s would compare, almost 3 years on.

Here’s my video review of the G10s:

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Final Adagio III Earphone Review – Disappointing bass heavy earphones

Pros: Looks, microphonics
Cons: Overall sound quality, cable gets easily tangled, isolation, lack of accessories

Packaging & Accessories: 4/10
Build Quality: 8/10
Design & Look: 8.5/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Isolation: 6.5/10
Comfort: 8/10
Sound Quality: 6.5/10
Value: 6.5/10
My final Rating: 6/10

Review Date: August 2015
Review Price: £50

Final Adagio III - Looks

First of all I would like to thank Mark from KS Distribution for sending me out the Final Adagio III for review.
The Adagio III can be found on AmazonUK for £50 and on AmazonUSA for $82.

Before getting into the review, I should state that Final has had a little bit of a re-brand, going from Final Audio Design to Final. The explanation from mark being: “The idea behind the name is that Final are the absolute pinnacle of headphone design. The Final destination for audiophiles, if you will. The head designer, who is now the CEO, seems to take his inspiration from super high-end Swiss watch designers and that’s very apparent in the top-of-the-line products they produce.”
With that out of the way let’s get to it and see if it really is the “Final” design/audio quality that the brand intends to deliver!

Here’s my video review of the Final Adagio III:

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Review of the SoundMAGIC E80 Earphones – An incremental upgrade over the E10

Pros: Looks, comfort, package contents, overall sound quality
Cons: Cable cinch

Packaging & Accessories: 8.5/10
Build Quality: 8.5/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 9/10
Sound Quality: 8/10
Value: 8/10
My final Rating: 8.5/10

Review Date: August 2015
Review Price: £65

SoundMAGIC E80 - Design

First of all I would like to thank Mark from KS Distribution for sending me out the SoundMAGIC E80 for review.
After having reviewed the SoundMAGIC E10 I was intrigued to hear what the E80 had to offer and more so, what the extra £30 would grant me.

The E80 can be bought on AmazonUK for around £65. I wasn’t able to find it on AmazonUSA, but if with time that changes I shall update it here.

More information on the SoundMAGIC E80 can be found on their website.

Here’s my video review of the earphones:

 

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Sennheiser Urbanite On-Ear Headphones Review – Good looks, average sound

Pros: Packaging and accessories, build quality, design and looks, isolation for an on-ear headphone
Cons: Overall sound quality, comfort for some users

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 10/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 7.5/10
Sound Quality: 7/10
Value: 7/10
My final Rating: 7/10

Review Date: July 2015
Review Price: £150

First of all I would like to thank Sennheiser for sending the headphones out for review. I was intrigued to hear how the Sennheiser Urbanites would compare to other portable headphones, such as the AKG K545s which I own and have reviewed, among others in its very competitive space.

The Sennheiser Urbanites can be found on AmazonUK for around £150 and on AmazonUSA for around $120. Unfortunately, there’s a massive difference in price between the UK and US versions. As I live and review from the UK – the price tag I will be reviewing this at is the £150 / $240 price tag. The version I was sent is called “Nation” – it can be found in various different colours.

Sennheiser Urbanite - Design

Here’s my video review on the headphones:

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Review of the SoundMAGIC E10 – A fantastic budget earphone

Pros: Price, overall sound quality in relation to price, looks, comfort, lightweight design
Cons: Straight 3.5mm jack, cable cinch

Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 8.5/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 9.5/10
Sound Quality: 7.5/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 10/10

Review Date: June 2015
Review Price: £35

SoundMAGIC E10 - Looks

First of all I would like to thank Mark from KS Distribution for sending me out the SoundMAGIC E10 for review.
After the E10 being out for quite some time and receiving a lot of hype on the internet I was curious to hear for myself what the E10s could offer.

The E10 can be bought on AmazonUK for around £35 and on AmazonUSA for around $35.
Yet again there’s a variance in prices between UK and US (around £13 difference). As I live in the UK, I will be reviewing this at the £35 price tag.

More information on the SoundMAGIC E10 can be found on their website.

Here’s my video review of the earphones:

 

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Review of the Audiofly AF120 Earphones – Disappointing sound for the price

Pros: No cable noise, packaging and accessories
Cons: Overall sound quality, looks, comfort for smaller ears

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 8/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 10/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 8/10
Sound Quality: 6/10
Value: 5/10
My final Rating: 5/10

Review Date: June 2015
Review Price: £165

Audiofly AF120 - Design

First of all I would like to thank Mark from KS Distribution for sending me out the AudioFly AF120 for trial review.
After having previously reviewed the Audiofly AF45 back in 2012, I was interested what their latest addition the AF120 could prove. The AF45 was a bassy earphone that lacked in mids, but for its price of only £40 did a decent job. The AF120 on the other hand come in at around £165 on AmazonUK and around $150 on AmazonUSA. The price difference are quite substantial, where there’s a difference of around £70 between the UK and US.
As I live in the UK, I will be reviewing it at the £165 price tag, which comes in at a very competitive price, with a lot of earphones in the under £200 price tag being able to compete with the earphones.

More info about the earphones and their specifications can be found on Audiofly’s website.

Here’s my video review on the AF120s:

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Review of the DUNU DN-2000 – An earphone that delivers so much for its cost!

Pros: Mids, soundstage, looks, accessories and overall package, price, overall sound quality, isolation
Cons: Piercing highs, overall weight, comfort

Packaging & Accessories: 10/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Isolation: 9/10
Comfort: 8/10
Sound Quality: 9.5/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 10/10

Review Date: June 2015
Review Price: £250

DUNU DN-2000 - Nozzle

 

First of all I would like to thank DUNU for sending me the DN-2000 for review. After having reviewed the DUNU Titan 1 and being mind-blown by the value for money they offered I was very much interested to see how the DN-2000 compared. I saw them being compared tot he likes of the AKG K3003’s and I was even more interested to see how they would compare with my personal favourite universal earphones, the Phonak Audeo PFE232.
The DN-2000 can be bought on AmazonUK for £250 and on AmazonUSA for $265. Yet again the UK/EU get horrible price conversions – the difference between UK and USA is near £100 – which is massively different.
As I live in the UK, these will be reviewed at £250.

The specifications of the earphones can be found on DUNU’s website.

To complement the written review, here’s a video review of the earphones:

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MSI 24GE 2QE GTX960M All-In-One Gaming PC Review – Below-par performance for a hefty price-tag

Pros: Display, build quality, connectivity & functionality, boot-up time, Nahimic audio software
Cons: Price, overall performance, big bezels, audio jack placement, in-built speakers

Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Looks: 8/10
Display Quality: 10/10
Performance in relation to its price: 4.5/10
Sound Quality: 3/10
Sound Quality with Nahimic audio software: 7/10
Value: 4/10
My final Rating: 5/10

Review Date: May 2015
Review Price: £1300

MSI 24GE 2QE - Design

First of all I would like to thank MSI for sending me out the MSI 24GE 2QE for a trial review. I got to keep the all-in-one (AIO) PC for a set time, where I put it through its paces and tested it on a daily basis to see how it compared to my actual desktop PC.
The MSI 24GE 2QE can be bought for near £1300 or around $1300 for the basic version and $1600 for the version with a few more features.
The AIO comes in different shapes and forms, where the GPU, screen and even the additional extras can differ.

Before going into my written review here’s my video review:

 

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