Dale Thorn

(REAL NAME)
Dale
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,350
Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (125 of 128)
Location: Seal Beach CA
In My Own Words:
High school Akron Ohio, Ellet 1966, Central 1966, East 1966, Kent State 1970. Residence Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange counties California, Cleveland Tennessee, Charleston South Carolina, Akron Ohio.

Interests
Computer utilities and automation.
 

Contributions


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,350 - Total Helpful Votes: 125 of 128
Nuforce Hp-800 Monitor Class Over-Ear Headphones by NuForce
Sources: iPhone5 with Portaphile Micro/PA2V2/Decware Zen Head amps using the LOD, various computers using Microstreamer/Beyer A200p/v-moda Verza DAC/amps.

Review notes: My first impressions of the sound of the HP800 headphone are based on direct comparisons to other headphones - the v-moda M100 and XS, the FAD Pandora VI and IV, the Beyerdynamic T1 and T90, the AKG K812 and K712, and notes that I've accumulated from many prior reviews. I describe how I relate to the HP800 (i.e. my personal tastes and how I use the headphone) only after covering all of the objective issues.

Summary of sound: I find the HP800 sound very upper-bass emphasized, with a fair amount of boom… Read more
SoundMAGIC P21 Foldable Closed Back On Ear Headpho&hellip by Soundmagic
Sources: iPhone5 with Portaphile Micro/PA2V2/Decware Zen Head amps using the LOD, various computers using Microstreamer/Beyer A200p/v-moda Verza DAC/amps.

Review note: My first impressions of the sound of the P21 are based on direct comparisons to other headphones - the v-moda M80 and M100, the Beyerdynamic DT1350, T1, and T90, the FAD Pandora IV and VI, and notes I've accumulated from many prior reviews. I describe how I relate to the P21 (i.e. my personal tastes and how I use the headphone) only after covering all of the objective issues.

My first impression of the P21 was a very nearly full-fidelity sound, with just a slight recess in the mid-treble. This would be… Read more
Bang and Olufsen Play Form 2 Super Lightweight Ste&hellip by Bang & Olufsen
Sources: iPhone5 alone, iPhone5 with FiiO E07k using LOD, iPhone5 with v-moda Verza DAC/amp, various computers using the v-moda Verza DAC/amp.

First impressions of the B&O Form2: A definite hi-fi signature due to a full treble response, with a moderate emphasis around 3 khz, and a rather light bass. The light bass isn't surprising given that the Form2 is a 25-year old model still in production (although the materials and QC have probably been improved over the years), and that it was B&O's version of the lightweight plastic headphones made for Sony Walkman cassette players of that day. The good (and unusual) news is that the Form2 sound improves greatly with the iPod "Bass… Read more