BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Meze 99 Neo Classics

Twin reviews incoming!

Well of course I am not here to publish both in one go, I will have the other one saved for another day here at The Tech Kaiju. However, these two will have to be a pretty interesting review comparing their contrasts in spite of seemingly identical looks.

I give you: the Meze 99 Neo and Classics!

Both has their own personality given the material used, however in terms of dimensions and design they pretty much look alike. One would wonder then, what in the world got into Meze’s mind when they came up with identical cans instead of going for an opportunity to come up with a different design for each? Yes, they look pretty sexy, I be damned about it, but what really is different between these siblings apart from what is obvious? Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Meze 99 Neo Classics”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Focal Elear

I felt like a very giddy kid over the weekend with the loaner of the Focal Elear by Mikee Rodriguez. While there are contrasting feedback with the can, I still felt elated by the fact that I chanced upon a loaner of one of the highly raved cans recently released in the market. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Focal Elear”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Stax SRM-002

Portable electrostats. Wow.

Imagine the possibilities: a portable audio option that can yield some of the inherent qualities of the desktop comrades such as the Stax L500 and the Koss ESP950. Electrostats are known for its amazing speed of resolution, and are often enjoyed in desktop forms. With the SRM-002, we are being allowed with portable options of an erstwhile non-portable gear. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Stax SRM-002”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Venture Electronic Zen 2.0

No other earbud has been famed or hyped as the Zen. For a couple of years now, Venture Electronics has been the go to source of excellent sounding earbuds without breaking the bank, and VE has proven this with their first edition of the Monks. The Monk has quite become the benchmark for quality earbuds given it’s less than a bucket of KFC Hot & Crispy chicken price and stellar sound quality. So when VE decided to come up with their TOTL earbuds, it was no wonder that people raved for it. I mean, come on, if the Monk has been quite a sensation, what would you expect for something worth several multiples of its price? Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Venture Electronic Zen 2.0”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Campfire Audio Andromeda

Hello and welcome to another installment of Bus Ride Impression. I am rounding off the last of the three goodies sent over by Lyle and this one is going to be quite an interesting one, the Campfire Audio Andromeda. The Andromeda was the flagship model of CA prior to the release of the Vega and I must say, Campfire did a pretty good job in terms of marketing their brand. One thing that CA capitalized on was the build of their models, which I think should be natural given how tough and solid looking their offers are. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Campfire Audio Andromeda”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Cavalli Liquid Carbon

So as I resume the review of the loaners from Lyle Estipona, I realized that my week will be filled with his toys (Yes buddy, you got me all worked up for the week. Not complaining though, lol.) as I just finished doing the review for his Sony NW-WM1A yesterday (that one was fun, trust me; it got my juices working) and this time, I will try to tackle the Cavalli Liquid Carbon. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Cavalli Liquid Carbon”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Sony NW-WM1A

In today’s audio world, you will be bombarded by numerous digital audio players (DAPs) in the market that you will often be left in quandary as to which one to choose. It will always be a battle of which offers better sound and value out of your hard earned cash, but at the end of the day, it will always be up to one’s preference. You see, some people will put value in first, as it is natural for someone to look for something worth ripping their wallets for. Some others would not mind the price as long as they get to the sound they really want.

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