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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Review of the Sennheiser M2IEG / M2IEi Momentum Earphones – An all-round performer

Pros: Overall sound quality, build quality, comfort, looks and design
Cons: Piercing highs

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

Review Date: May 2015
Review Price: £78

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear -  Design and looks

First of all I would like to thank Sennheiser for sending me the Momentum Earphones for review. After having reviewed the IE8, IE800, and quite a few of the CX range, I was interested where this mid-range earphone would fit in the Sennheiser product list.
The earphones can be found on AmazonUK for £78 and on AmazonUSA for $97.

More information about the earphones can be found on Sennheiser’s website.

Here’s my video review of the earphones:

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SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism – A flawed headset that had great potential

Pros: Overall sound quality, build quality, comfort, software, looks and design, software
Cons: Recording problems, physical size, price

Build quality: 10/10
Comfort: 10/10
Overall sound quality for a headset: 9/10
Isolation: 8.5/10
Microphone quality: 2/10
Software: 10/10
Review price: £180
Value: 7.5/10 (at £180 price tag)
Overall rating: 5/10

First of all I would like to thank SteelSeries for sending me their headset for review. After having previously reviewed the Siberia Elite, I was interested to see how the newer version would compare, both in terms of sound and overall value.

I however had a problem with the recording quality of the headset, where the microphone would pick up a sort of “clipping” sound. I complained to SteelSeries and they sent me two additional pairs, one of which was from a newer non-pre sample batch. Unfortunately the issue persisted throughout my test.
After looking on Google, it was funny to see that several months ago SteelSeries also identified the issue as a known problem on Reddit.
SteelSeries explained the issue on Reddit: “The issue is 100% the soundcard and we have implemented a fix that has been in production for some time now.”
Despite their best efforts and my patience of 3 months (as I held out publishing the review, until I was sent a newer revision of the headset) – the issue is still present.

SteelSeries might have fix it after this review goes live, however for the time being all I can say is that I was sent a brand-new headset, after having 2 sets that had the problem, which came from a brand-new batch.
If my headset comes from a brand-new batch, I can’t being to think what batches resellers across the world have. Of course you can always return the headset after purchasing it, but I’m sure that’s not what you would have in mind for a gift or a headset you wish to buy – so let this introduction to the headset serve as a warning.

In terms of purchasing information, it can be bought from AmazonUK for around £180 and on AmazonUSA for around $200 (prices do fluctuate, but those are the unit prices that I had back in February and will be basing my review on).
As there’s a lot of similarities with the original Siberia Elite, there might be a few sections that are identical to the previous review.

SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism -  Colours

 

For more information about the headset and its specifications can be found on SteelSeries’ website.

Here’s my video review:

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Review of the HiFiMAN RE-600 – An average sounding earphone that’s ridiculously overpriced in the UK

Pros: Comfort, accessories, lightweight design
Cons: UK price, soundstage, isolation, overall sound quality for its price

Packaging & Accessories: 9.5/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 8.5/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Isolation: 7/10
Comfort: 10/10
Audio Quality: 7/10
Value: 4.5/10
My final Rating: 6/10

Purchase Date: May 2015
Purchase Price: £320
Update: I was told by Amp3 that they have reduced the price down to £155-159 – I won’t be re-writing the review and therefore the price will stand at the £320 mark, which was the original price of the unit when the item was sent to me for review.

HiFiMAN RE-600 - Details

First of all I would like to thank Advanced MP3 Players for sending me the HiFiMAN RE-600 for a trial review.
The RE-600s can be found on Amp3’s site for £320.
They can also be bought on AmazonUK for around £320 and AmazonUSA for around $200.
As they can be found from various sources, I will be reviewing these at the given Amp3 price-point of £320 / $480.

 

Before getting into my written review, here’s the video review of them:

 

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Review of the HiFiMAN RE-400 – An earphone completely let down by its soundstage

Pros: Comfort, accessories, lightweight design
Cons: Value, soundstage, isolation, microphonics

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 8/10
Isolation: 7/10
Comfort: 10/10
Audio Quality: 6.5/10
Value: 8/10
My final Rating: 7.5/10

Purchase Date: May 2015
Purchase Price: £76

HiFiMAN RE-400 - Looks

First of all I would like to thank Advanced MP3 Players for sending me the HiFiMAN RE-400 for a trial review.
The RE-400s can be found on Amp3’s site for £76.
They can also be bought used on AmazonUK for around £50 and new on AmazonUSA for around $80.
As they can be found from various sources, I will be reviewing these at the given Amp3 price-point of £76 / $113.

Before getting into my written review, here’s the video review of them:

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Review of the DUNU Titan 1 earphones – A sensational earphone for its price

Pros: Overall sound quality, accessories, design, comfort, price
Cons: Weight of the earphones, microphonics, isolation, sound leakage

Packaging & Accessories: 9.5/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 8/10
Isolation: 7/10
Comfort: 9/10
Audio Quality: 9/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 10/10

Purchase Date: April 2015
Purchase Price: £90

First of all I would like to thank DUNU for sending me the Titan 1 for review. After having previously reviewed their Dunu I 3C-S, I was a little surprised to have been contacted by them. The Titan 1 can be purchased from AmazonUK for £90 and AmazonUSA for $135.

DUNU Titan 1 - Looks

Here’s my video review of the Titan 1:

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Review of the SoundMAGIC P30S Portable Headphones – A solid on-ear performer

Pros: Overall sound quality, accessories, clever 3.5mm jack design, foldable, mic capabilities, PC connection
Cons: Slight microphonics, odd headphone connection

Packaging & Accessories: 10/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Isolation: 6/10
Comfort: 9/10
Audio Quality: 7/10
Value: 9/10
My final Rating: 8.5/10

Purchase Date: April 2015
Purchase Price: £70

SoundMAGIC P30S - Looks

First of all I would like to thank Mark from KS Distribution for sending me these SoundMAGIC headphones for review.
They can be bought from a variety of sources including:
AmazonUK for £70
The non-mic version on AmazonUSA for $50

Before getting into this written review, here’s my video review:

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Review of the SoundMAGIC P21S Portable Headphones – One of the best all-round on-ear headphones I’ve ever come across

Pros: Overall sound quality, design and looks, comfort, accessories, clever 3.5mm jack design, foldable, mic capabilities, PC connection
Cons: Slight microphonics

Packaging & Accessories: 10/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Isolation: 6/10
Comfort: 10/10
Audio Quality: 7.5/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Purchase Date: April 2015
Purchase Price: £50

SoundMAGIC P21S - Headphones

First of all I would like to thank Mark from KS Distribution for sending me these SoundMAGIC headphones for review.
They can be bought from a variety of sources including:
AmazonUK for £50
The non-mic version on AmazonUSA for $40

Before getting into this written review, here’s my video review:

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