Editor’s Note: Here’s a comprehensive look at the Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered (UERR), UE’s newest reference product. It’s touted as the successor to the venerable Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor (UERM), a product we love here at CYMBACAVUM. Nearly all of the writers here have the UERM and keep it around as a mainstay reference earpiece. The UERR is supposed to evolve upon the UERM, taking it to new heights. There have been various viewpoints about the UERR; some say it’s a welcome improvement over the UERM and its drawbacks, while others prefer the original. Here, miceblue returns to deliver his take on the UERR. Continue reading “Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered”
Editor’s Note: We’re starting a new category of articles here on CYMBACAVUM that covers headphones. Continue reading “Between the Headband: FIIL’s Diva Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones”
Editor’s Note: The cable used in this review was purchased at a discounted rate. Continue reading “NocturnaL Audio – Hydra V2 Custom Cable”
Unique Melody just recently announced the newest edition to its lineup, the Martian- a dual dynamic hybrid, and our friends at MusicTeck have graciously loaned us a sample for this review. Continue reading “Surfing With The Alien: The Unique Melody Martian”
Editor’s Note: We thank iFi Audio and the Evergeneral Trading Corporation for their immense patience and coordination. We held onto the … Continue reading iFi Audio’s iUSB 3.0: Next Generation Power
Note: Mee Audio graciously provided the Pinnacle P1 free for review
MEE Audio has been without a flagship for a couple of years, since the discontinuation of the very well received A161p. The A161p was single armature design with a balanced signature leaning to the slightly warm side. The A161p, along with the venerable Audio Technica CK10, were my gateway in-ears into a more neutral frequency response, and accordingly preserve fond memory in my portable audio journey. Consequently, I’ve been looking forward to the day MEE Audio found a worthy replacement at the top of their line-up. The Pinnacle P1 has been over two years in the making, and at $199 msrp, is $100 more than their previous flagship. Can MEE Audio still still remain true to their reputation as one of the better bang for buck manufacturers out there?
Note: MusicTeck graciously provided the Miracle and Maestro samples for review.
Based in New Jersey, MusicTeck is an official distributor for some of the best-known manufacturers of high-end in-ear monitors, such as Unique Melody, Vision Ears, AAW, InEar and Earsonics to name a few. When they contacted CYMBACAVUM to see if we would be interested in reviewing two of Unique Melody’s in-ear monitors: the Miracle and the Maestro, of course we jumped at the opportunity.
Links to MusicTeck, their store and Unique Melody are located at the end of the review.