Bose QuietComfort (QC) 20 Noise Cancelling Earphones

Last month, I travelled back to Indonesia after a few years here in US and I was looking for a good earphone to accompany me on my 33 hours one-way flight.

Naturally, noise cancelling earphone or headphone is the first thing that came to my mind, and what company have the best noise cancelling product other than Bose.

I was glad that Bose produced QC20 that promised all the noise cancelling goodness of their long reigning QC15 noise cancelling headphones, all in a a lot smaller (and definitely lighter) form.

I ordered QC20 and put it to the test. Here’s the review.  Continue reading “Bose QuietComfort (QC) 20 Noise Cancelling Earphones”

Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds Earphone Review

Skullcandy Smokin' Buds Red White
Skullcandy Smokin' Buds Red White

Just after a few months more than a year, my dbE Acoustic PR-20 broke. The reason seems to be a very classic problem, that is the wire inside breaks and thus one of the earpiece no longer produce any sound.

I should say that I’m a bit disappointed because it didn’t even last to two years (two years is my magic number for digital gadgets shelf-life). But what should I say, I cannot expect a $27 in-ear earphone that sounds good to be that durable anyway.

Anyway, since I definitely need an in-ear earphone as a replacement I bought a Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds from TJ Maxx at half of the retail price. It’s not the most colorful, it’s ‘just’ a white and bright red colored one (if you’ve seen some other Skullcandy earphones you would understand what I meant.. :D).

I’ve been using this earphone for almost a month now, and I think it’s a good time to write a review about it.

Continue reading “Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds Earphone Review”

Westone 1 Earphone Review

Allright, I guess this is one of the milestone of earphone review I made so far. Because this is the first earphone that cost more than $100 I reviewed so far.

My friend just bought the earphone last week after several weeks of reading reviews from various headphone and audiophiles sources in the internet.

So let’s see what a $100 plus earphone sounds like… Continue reading “Westone 1 Earphone Review”

Koss Ear Clip KSC75 Review


My friend told me that Koss KSC75 is the best ear-clip earphone in class. Well, I’m not sure where he got the grading, but I’m just the person who cannot be convinced easily unless I heard the sound myself.

Koss, I suppose is quite a known name in the world of earphone lovers, though I myself haven’t heard much about it. Koss KSC75 is the second ear-clip earphone I reviewed, after the Sennheiser OMX 52 I tried several months ago.

Let’s bring this ear-clip to test, shall we? Continue reading “Koss Ear Clip KSC75 Review”

CrossRoads MylarOne Quattro IEM Review


This morning my friend brought this earphone to me and asked me to review it. He borrowed it from my another work colleague who just have bought it.

Honestly, it’s the first time someone offered me to review an earphone rather than me politely asking to borrow one. So I guess I’m now known as an earphone reviewer eh? 😀

Enough with narcissistic talk, let’s get straight to the review. Continue reading “CrossRoads MylarOne Quattro IEM Review”

Crossroads MylarOne Bijou 2 Earphone Review


I heard my work colleage told me last night that another work colleague of mine has a new earphone that sounds like a headphone, and it cost around $50. I asked him what is the brand and he said that he never heard of it before.

So I looked for the owner and asked him about it. He also never heard of the brand, but he read some reviews in the internet saying that the sound was great.

Well, it should! Because it cost twice of my dbE Acoustic PR-20. Anyway, I immediately asked him if I could borrow it and review it, and this is what I have to say. Continue reading “Crossroads MylarOne Bijou 2 Earphone Review”

Sennheiser OMX 52 Headphones Review

Sennheiser OMX 52 Headphones

Wow, I’m very lucky to have the chance to review several earphones and headphones this week!

This time I borrowed my other work colleague’s Sennheiser OMX 52 headphones, one of the headphone from street style series of Sennheiser.

It’s a cool looking headphone with a oval shape and shiny metallic skin. But does it sound as good as it looks? Here’s the review. Continue reading “Sennheiser OMX 52 Headphones Review”

Sennheiser MX 460 White Earphone Review

 Sennheiser MX 460 White Earphone

A work colleague of mine asked me to bought this earphone for her when I was still in Jakarta two weeks ago. She was thinking of MX 360 before but changed her mind to MX 460 because the MX 460 supposed to deliver better bass.

Frankly, I never been a fan of earphone, so I always chose portable headphone whenever I have the option. Simply because I still believe in driver’s size does matter.

But hey, this beautiful white earphone bear Sennheiser brand in it, so I think the company will not let it to be just like the rest of earphone in the market.

So today I asked my friend to let me test the earphone, and here is what I have to say about it. Continue reading “Sennheiser MX 460 White Earphone Review”

dbE Acoustic PR20 Earphone Review

 dbE Acoustic PR20

Honestly I was planning to buy the dbE Acoustics PR18 when I went to Plaza Semanggi two weeks ago. I heard about the GadgetXone store where we can tried the different dbE Acoustic earphones from the internet.

It’s kinda hard to find the store in the 3rd floor (2B), but it worth all the hardship.

I tried three of the dbE Acoustics In Ear earphone; PR18, PR20, and HF30.

To make the story short, more than 30 minutes later I went out of the store with PR20 instead of PR18. Why I bought the PR20 is what I’m going to tell you in this review.

*This is also my first time experience listening to in ear type earphone so maybe the review sounds so newbie. 😀 Continue reading “dbE Acoustic PR20 Earphone Review”