5 years ago I had my eyes (err rather, my ears) opened to the world of consumer audio. How you ask? Well, I bought the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones.
At the time they were considered by reviewers to be very good headphones. They were simply ok. They did a really good job at what they were supposed to, but something felt lacking. So what does this have to do with anything then you may be asking?
Well, shortly after this I bought another pair of headphones to use strictly with my PC, the SteelSeries Arctis 7.
These headphones were half the price of the Beats Studio3 and were primarily PC headphones, but they absolutely blew the Studio3 out of the water in terms of sound quality.
I mean it wasn’t even close.
Music sounded richer and more vibrant, audio in YouTube videos more distinguishable, and dialogue and sound effects in movies more immersive.
I had discovered a whole new world that I did not know existed. I was blown away.
After that, everything changed for me. I started to take the whole audio experience more seriously and realized that the more I put into it the more it rewarded me in return.
I experimented with EQ. I tried different headphones and even swapped the pads to have different sound profiles. I invested DAC/Amp combos, in premium headphone cables. I even bought a dedicated music player called a DAP (Digital Audio Player) since iPods really aren’t a thing anymore.
Through this whole journey though I discovered that to find good products was not an easy task. And that a lot of reviews and product guides were not entirely accurate or truthful.
I want everyone to be able to experience how a good audio solution sounds, so I decided to do something about it. I made this blog, HiFi Oasis.
This blog will be my way to convey to you, the reader, everything you need to know about the world of consumer audio and to help you by providing guides and product reviews. This blog will be your oasis for high-fidelity audio.