IRL Review Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 1 Premium Headphone Review

IRL Review Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 1 Premium Headphone Review- the P5 series 1 was a headphone I wanted dreadfully for a really long time. When I started getting more serious into headphones, I was enamored by their build quality when I tried them out at the Apple store. They were instantly luxurious in…

Sony XBA-40 IRL Review

Sony XBA-40 Earphone IRL Review- The XBA40 (XBA being eXperience Balanced Armature) earphone was Sony’s flagship earphone before being succeeded by the XBA-H3 Hybrid earphone, and eventually the XBA-Z5. It succeeded the XBA-4, which itself had succeeded the MDR-EX1000. What’s the history here? Sony initially started with single dynamic driver earphones. Most companies use this-…

Fake Sony MDR-V700DJ IRL Review

Fake Sony MDR-V700DJ Headphone IRL Review- These were the first in person headphones I got to experience that were fake. A minor issue for me at the time of purchase, I simply didn’t think the fake headphone makers could get it this good. At that point, my experience with “fanban” (fake in Cantonese) items was…

Nixon Master Blaster Headphone IRL Review

Nixon Master Blaster Review- Wow what a headphone. I remember when I first saw this headphone. I was in Easy Rider or Watch It! and I saw this sitting in the back with all the other non-watch/sunglasses accessories. Nixon had just released this line up around 2009 right when the headphone market was getting hot…

Skullcandy MixMaster DJ Headphone IRL Review

Skullcandy MixMaster DJ Headphone IRL Review- The Skullcandy MixMaster is another celebrity endorsed headphone spurned by the success of Beats by Dre. Its apparently designed by Mix Master Mike, a DJ who has mixed artists including the Beastie Boys. TBH this is one of the ugliest headphones I have ever owned. They took the idea…

Shure SRH-840 Studio Monitor Headphone IRL Review

Shure SRH840 Studio Monitor Headphone IRL Review- Wow, two products reviewed today that are not Sony. That’s a big change for me. The Shure SRH840 (840 from this point on) were Shure’s premium flagship headphone in 2009/10 until they were later surpassed by the SRH940, SRH1840 and SRH1540 (flagship changing based off whether its a closed…

Sony MDR-1R Mark I Headphone IRL Review

Sony MDR-1R Mark I Headphone IRL Review – The 1r (for short) is a midrangish (sitting around 349 CDN when originally released) headphone that was released after Sony being absent from the high end market for some time. Prior to this, it had the following; the MDR-MA900, an open headphone that had some praise but universal…