Headphones

Audio Technica ATH MSR7 Headphones

May 22, 2015
Audio Technica ATH MSR7 Headphones

Jan Icogo has posted a review of the Audio Technica ATH MSR7 headphones ($249) at Headphonics. His conclusions: “While the Sony MDR-1 is the more comfortable can, the MSR7 is the slightly better sounding, better built with really good isolation. In this price range, this is clearly one of my top picks in the...
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Flare Audio R2 Headphones

May 21, 2015
Flare Audio R2 Headphones

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Flare Audio R2 headphones () at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “I very rarely get excited about earphones, but these have become the exception. And, as a first attempt by a company, it makes it that much more exciting. I used it for all genres of music....
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Audio Technica ATH-W1000z Headphones

May 21, 2015
Audio Technica ATH-W1000z Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the headphones ($699) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Is it a good headphone? Absolutely. Is it worth that price tag? No. This headphone does not offer $700 quality. That, combined with the idea that it is in serious need of a redesign only make it that much more...
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Focal Spirit One S Headphones

May 19, 2015
Focal Spirit One S Headphones

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the Focal Spirit One S headphones ($249) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “A quick switch-over to the newly revised Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 on-ear headphones put the One S’s accomplishments in perspective. The P5 S2 is super easy to listen to, but Frederiksen’s vocals...
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Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 18, 2015
Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo headphone amplifier-DAC ($399) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “I can see the Picollo being something more for the soulful, the vocal and with that better bass body a superior buy for EDM. It can also reach out to more powerful headphones than the RX...
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Noble 4 Classic In-Ear Monitor

May 16, 2015
Noble 4 Classic In-Ear Monitor

Marcusd has posted a review of the Noble 4 Classic in-ear monitor ($450) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Despite it being one of the slightly larger universals its does fit well with above average isolation. Of course your mileage may vary as we all have different ears but the biflange tips using the stock over...
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Phiaton MS 100 BA Earphones

May 15, 2015
Phiaton MS 100 BA Earphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Phiaton MS 100 BA earphones ($99) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “If you want earphones that will slam you in the head with powerful bass, the Phiaton MS 100 BAs aren’t the ones. But if you want earphones that deliver great reproduction of voices and exceptional...
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Oppo PM-3 Headphones

May 15, 2015
Oppo PM-3 Headphones

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Oppo PM-3 headphones ($399) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “You betcha the PM-3 is going up on the Wall of Fame. It’s going to knock off the Focal Spirit Professional, which seems to me the weakest on the page at the moment. I’ll keep the SRH1540, HP50,...
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Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Headphones

May 8, 2015
Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Headphones

Richard Barclay has posted a review of the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 headphones (£179) at The Ear. His conclusions: “Audio Technica has genuinely knocked it out of the park with their latest portable, circumaural, closed-back dynamic headphone. The ATH-MSR7 is a stylish and comfortable design with solid build quality and a refined sound approaching that of...
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Burson Conductor Virtuoso Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 8, 2015
Burson Conductor Virtuoso Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Burson Conductor Virtuoso headphone amplifier-DAC ($1495-$1995) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “The Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso is one solid performer delivering a compelling sound image portrayed with exacting detail and delineation. While some care needs to be taken when mated with high sensitivity headphones, the right match...
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Calyx M High-Resolution Digital Audio Player

May 7, 2015
Calyx M High-Resolution Digital Audio Player

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Calyx M high resolution digital audio player ($999) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “If you are ready for an outstanding portable player and don’t need or want streaming or the ability to run third-party apps, the Calyx M could be your best option in a great-sounding, high-resolution-capable...
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LH Labs Geek Out 1000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 7, 2015
LH Labs Geek Out 1000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Patrick Dillion has posted a review of the LH Labs Geek Out 1000 headphone amplifier-DAC ($299) at HiFiZine. His conclusions: “Whether you’re starting out in your HRA adventures, or need a USB DAC that’s as compact and convenient as can be, the Geek Out offers exceptional engineering at a down to earth price. It’s...
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Burson Virtuoso Conductor Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 5, 2015
Burson Virtuoso Conductor Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Frank Iacone has posted a review of the Burson Virtuoso Conductor headphone amplifier-DAC ($1995) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “If you in the market for a product that delivers value and musicality the Virtuoso should be on your short list for audition and may be exactly the product that can get you closer to your...
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Oppo HA-2 Portable USB DAC and PM-3 Headphones

April 29, 2015
Oppo HA-2 Portable USB DAC and PM-3 Headphones

John Gatski has posted a review of theOppo HA-2 portable USB DAC ($299) and Oppo PM-3 planar magnetic headphones ($399) at Everything Audio Network. His conclusions: “The PM-1 planar magnetic is very good companion headphone that is hi-fi enough, lightweight and, again, quite inexpensive for a serious headphone. If you buy it with the...
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Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 28, 2015
Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Chord Hugo headphone amplifier-DAC (£1400) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The sound is articulate, controlled, expressive and intense. Many genres of music are covered exceptionally well and the unit produces a soundstage which is vast and stable. All in all it’s a truly pleasing piece of...
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Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC and H128 Headphones

April 27, 2015
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC and H128 Headphones

Clement Perry has posted a review of the Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC ($458) and H128 headphones ($529) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “And make no mistake, the Alpha Design Labs H128 headphones and GT40a USB headphone amp/DAC are high-end components. After all, high-end doesn’t necessarily mean high priced, it also means high...
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Musical Fidelity MF-200 Headphones

April 24, 2015
Musical Fidelity MF-200 Headphones

K.E. has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity MF-200 headphones ($) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “On-ears do have another advantage over full-size cans: ears don’t heat up as quickly and this definitely holds true for the MF200 as well. Isolation in and out is not optimal but good enough for portable use. The...
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Woo Audio WA22 Headphone Amplifier

April 19, 2015
Woo Audio WA22 Headphone Amplifier

Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney has posted a review of the Woo Audio WA22 headphone amplifier ($1995) at Part-Time Audiophile. Her conclusions: “Depending on the direction you plan on taking your system – particularly if that direction includes Sennheiser HD800s or similar – the WA22 could just be the perfect component to take you through many years...
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HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones

April 19, 2015
HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones

Chris Martens has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE-400i planar magnetic headphones ($) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “You know, even without considering its price, I like that HE‑400i an awful lot both on the basis of its sound quality and ergonomics. But once you do factor price into the equation, choosing the HE-400i...
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AURALiC TAURUS MK.II Headphone Amplifier

April 16, 2015
AURALiC TAURUS MK.II Headphone Amplifier

Brent Uptain has posted a review of the AURALiC TAURUS MK.II headphone amplifier ($1899) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “If the Taurus is on your short list of amplifiers to audition, please don’t let me scare you off the product. After all, I think I have made it pretty clear that my quibbles with the...
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Trilogy 933 Headphone Amplifier

April 16, 2015
Trilogy 933 Headphone Amplifier

Dawid Grzyb has posted a review of the Trilogy 933 headphone amplifier (£1995) at . His conclusions: “I can’t know for sure but a duel against the HPA-21 should leave the 933 standing. For sure it doesn’t need charging and it’s noticeably cheaper than the Korean/Japanese deck. At...
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Burson Conductor Virtuoso Headphone Amplifier

April 16, 2015
Burson Conductor Virtuoso Headphone Amplifier

Donunus has posted a review of the Burson Conductor Virtuoso headphone amplifier ($1995) at Headphonics. His conclusions: “All in all, I like the Conductor Virtuoso. The cool solid look, the beautiful remote control, the simplicity/ease of use, the extra inputs and outputs, and most of all the solid sound quality make it a home...
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NAD D1050 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 15, 2015
NAD D1050 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Peter Pialis has posted a review of the NAD D1050 headphone amplifier-DAC ($499) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “I was highly impressed with the NAD D1050. Throw in the $500 price tag and for me it’s a no brainer to recommend for those on a budget looking for a very natural and balanced sounding DAC....
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Noontec Zoro II HD Headphones

April 15, 2015
Noontec Zoro II HD Headphones

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Noontec Zoro II HD headphones ($99) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “To my ears, they lead the pack under $100. The sound of these cans is marvelously neutral with a slight tendency towards a polite, mid-forward character. While it bests most headphones of this type in terms...
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Aurender Flow Headphone Amplifier-DAC and Digital Audio Player

April 14, 2015
Aurender Flow Headphone Amplifier-DAC and Digital Audio Player

Eric Neff has posted a review of the Aurender Flow headphone amplifier-DAC and digital audio player ($1295) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “At $1295 it is a solid value wrapped in a high class brushed aluminum body. It’s versatility and performance makes it a go to product that could serve as a primary DAC/Amp for...
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