Venture Electronics SuperNova-$50 Monitoring Headphone-Any Good? – Honest Audiophile Impressions

Venture Electronics SuperNova-$50 Monitoring Headphone-Any Good? – Honest Audiophile Impressions

Is the VE SuperNova a worthy monitor at $50 or should you save up and purchase the Rode NTH-100 at $150?

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Test Tracks:
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Molly Johnson “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” – female vocal tone
Leslie Odom Jr. “Under Pressure” – male vocal tone
Eric Clapton “Change the World” – soundstage, layering and placement
Yo Yo Ma “Ecstasy of Gold” – acoustic instrument timbre
Adam Baldych “Spem in Alium” – acoustic instrument timbre
Pain of Salvation “Stress” – bass and percussion balance
Michael Buble “When I Fall in Love” – orchestral dynamics
Patricia Barber “Code Cool” – sibilance check
Christian Scott “New New Orleans” – shouty upper mids
Tool “Chocolate Chip Trip” – imaging
Hans Zimmer “Why So Serious” – sub bass extension
Marcus Miller “No Limit” – bass control
Dave Holland Quartet “Conference Of The Birds”- bass check
Ilhan Eshkeri “47 Ronin”- orchestra and bass dynamics
Hans Zimmer: “2049” – sub bass extension
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Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra – “The Pine of the Appian Way” – soundstage, imaging, separation, dynamic range
Houston Person – “You are my Sunshine” – tone and timbre

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  1. Laurie on February 28, 2023 at 5:35 am

    Good review however, I’ll stick with my Rode’s. IMO, that was a good purchase.🙂

  2. Christopher S. Mosson on February 28, 2023 at 5:50 am

    Those funds where meant for coffee!!! 😂👍

  3. Glenn Couto on February 28, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Best option in this price range ?

  4. Jose Garcia on February 28, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Hi. Can’t find your review about the HiFiMan EF400 😳.

  5. Hobby Talk on February 28, 2023 at 6:15 am

    I agree with your stock pad assessment. Stock pads are small… for sure… and stock pads don’t have great isolation… and ya, I found 200mw+ good. Pad change made the bass the main focus haha. But ya, I think you’re spot on describing the stock pads for sure… mids were interesting, good for monitoring for flaws in a track, but pad change made them musical. OG pads I prefer NTH-100 for music, but pad swap they become fun haha

  6. Макар Пирог on February 28, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Hifiman he4xx/400i better Resolution and detail than supernova,the difference is very noticeable

  7. C.J. Dilag on February 28, 2023 at 6:17 am

    Got the Supernova 2 months ago. Been enjoying it in bursts but the caveats are noticeable It’s like a closed-back SHP9500 that sounds a bit more natural though narrow and is less comfy. Ear pads are not that big making the set almost an on-ear. Cool accessories especially the 2 included cables. Would still prefer the SHP9500 overall.

  8. Lifu on February 28, 2023 at 6:22 am

    A better comparison would have been against the Takstar Pro 82

  9. Y HA on February 28, 2023 at 6:24 am

    I have been using the Supernova by a month and with the time the highs seem to have been lowered in presence a bit.
    Some report that with denser earpads you can change the sound .

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