Headphones

MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Prime Headphones

March 30, 2015
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Prime Headphones

Frank Iacone has posted a review of the MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Prime headphones ($999) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “Dan’s genius is evident in every new design he has created and one can only imagine what will come next from this gifted designer. I have a sneaky suspicion we have not heard the last from...
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CEntrance Mini-M8 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

March 30, 2015
CEntrance Mini-M8 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the CEntrance Mini-M8 headphone amplifier-DAC ($699) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “I’ve not really heard anything quite like this in a long time. For $700 or so, you can’t go wrong. It is musical, enjoyable and offers a great sense of separation, so naturally sound stage nutcases like...
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Portaphile Micro Portable Headphone Amplifier

March 26, 2015
Portaphile Micro Portable Headphone Amplifier

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Portaphile Micro portable headphone amplifier ($499) at Headfonics. His conclusions: ” I would absolutely recommend it at this price point if you want that middle ground, can do anything type of a portable amplifier. Good job, Portaphile! This one is a keeper and is easily one...
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Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones

March 26, 2015
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones

Jerry Del Colliano has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones ($499) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Bowers & Wilkins has found the sweet spot with the P7 headphones. They are comfortable, detailed, dynamic, and musically engaging. They have the ability to resolve music in ways that I’ve never heard before on...
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Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso DAC, Preamplifier, and Headphone Amplifier

March 25, 2015
Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso DAC, Preamplifier, and Headphone Amplifier

Michael Mercer has posted a review of the Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso DAC, preamplifier, and headphone amplifier ($1995) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “And I was prepared to go on with more track-by-track sonic impressions, yet after these listening seshs and others with the Virtuoso I feel confident giving it an enthusiastic thumbs...
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Westone W60 In-Ear Headphones

March 24, 2015
Westone W60 In-Ear Headphones

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Westone W60 in-ear headphones ($999) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “unless I miss my guess, the W60 will likely prove to be the calibre of earphone that only fully comes alive when pushed by high-quality, high-performance ancillary electronics. This isn’t to say the W60 can’t be used...
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Aurender Flow Digital Audio Player

March 24, 2015
Aurender Flow Digital Audio Player

J Loh has posted a review of the Aurender Flow digital audio player ($1295) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “The Aurender Flow may not be as portable as made out to be, but its solid built and cutting-edge file compatibility make it a worthy of an extended audition. Those who want their music clean and...
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Bottlehead Quicksand Battery Powered Amplifier Kit

March 24, 2015
Bottlehead Quicksand Battery Powered Amplifier Kit

Jeff Poth has posted a review of the Bottlehead Quicksand battery powered amplifier kit ($119) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “This has been a tough review to write and I’ve taken my time doing so. Bottlehead’s Quicksand is a unique product, superior to the low-end pre-manufactured Class D amplifiers I’ve worked with, but...
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Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amplifier and PM-3 Headphones

March 22, 2015
Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amplifier and PM-3 Headphones

Lauren Dragan has posted a review of the Oppo HA-2 headphone amplifier ($299) and the Oppo PM-3 headphones ($399) at Sound and Vision. Her conclusions: “As someone who has reviewed literally hundreds of headphones over just the last two years, it’s been some time since I’ve been this excited about a new product. While...
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Oppo Digital HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC and PM-1 Headphones

March 20, 2015
Oppo Digital HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC and PM-1 Headphones

David Robinson has posted a review of the Oppo Digital HA-1 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1199) and PM-1 headphones ($1099) at Positive Feedback. “Many audiophiles are grumpy about prices in the current high-end audio market, and grumble about not being able to afford new products. Well, amigos, this is your chance to get substantial value at...
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HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphones

March 20, 2015
HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Ljokerl has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE-560 planar magnetic headphones ($899) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “The HiFiMan HE-560 impressed me more than I had anticipated, going so far as to replace the Sennheiser HD600 as my primary full-size headphone thanks to the outstanding bass performance and clarity, as well as the flexible,...
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ALO’s Studio Six Headphone Amplifier

March 17, 2015
ALO’s Studio Six Headphone Amplifier

Michael Mercer has posted a review of the ALO’s Studio Six headphone amplifier ($3900) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I can play anything through it without issue, from Miles Davis to Plastikman, jazz to techno, and the amp glides through all of it. Like I mentioned earlier: It’s also a killer reviewers’ tool, with...
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Simaudio Moon by Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

March 16, 2015
Simaudio Moon by Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon by Neo 430HA headphone amplifier ($3500; $4300 with DAC) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “I think Simaudio’s Moon Neo 430HA will be a big hit among headphone enthusiasts. It can drive any pair of headphones I’ve ever encountered to loud levels; it can handle...
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Sony MDR1R Headphones

March 14, 2015
Sony MDR1R Headphones

Marcusd has posted a review of the Sony MDR1R headphones ($299) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Truthfully, I really don’t think anybody else has done quite as good of a job in the budget to lower middle tier headphone universe than Sony. They really get it, hardly anybody else does. I do not think this...
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Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 Digital Audio Player

March 13, 2015
Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 Digital Audio Player

Eric Teh has posted a review of the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 digital audio player ($1199) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “Understanding the design and improvements made by Sony’s team gave me appreciation of the effort and thought that went into the ZX2. Hopefully, the opportunity will arise for an in-depth evaluation of the ZX2.”...
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Oppo Digital PM-1 Headphones

March 12, 2015
Oppo Digital PM-1 Headphones

John Crossett has posted a review of the Oppo Digital PM-1 headphones ($1199) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Once again, Oppo has shown that when they enter a field, they don’t come just to play, but to lead. In the field of planar-magnetic headphones, they’ve started off right near the top. The PM-1s...
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Shure SE846 Headphones

March 12, 2015
Shure SE846 Headphones

Smit Patel has posted a review of the Shure SE846 headphones ($999) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Overall then, Shure have outdone themselves with their attention to detail, craftsmanship and excellent sound quality. The SE846 are really of a rare breed since they not only offer an unparalleled low frequency response but present with detailed...
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McIntosh MHP 1000 Headphones

March 11, 2015
McIntosh MHP 1000 Headphones

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the McIntosh MHP 1000 headphones ($2000) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “Their timbre is mellow and with a deep low range that is always very controlled. The mid range is typical of the Binghamtom Company: very rich, with many hues. The top range is very accurate and...
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Bakoon HPA-01M Portable HeadphoneAmplifier

March 10, 2015
Bakoon HPA-01M Portable HeadphoneAmplifier

Marcusd has posted a review of the Bakoon HPA-01M portable headphone amplifier ($1295) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “It is rare these days to get very excited on pure portable analog portable amps due to the increasingly sophisticated and great sounding convergence DAC/Amp’s coming out today at great prices but the Bakoon HPA-01M is one...
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Kingsound M-20 Headphone Amplifier and KS-H3 Headphones

March 10, 2015
Kingsound M-20 Headphone Amplifier and KS-H3 Headphones

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the Kingsound M-20 headphone amplifier and KS-H3 headphones (together $2150) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The Kingsound M-20 and KS-H3 are so good as to merit contemplation of shootouts with touted gear. They already fairly and convincingly dismissed one of “the best”. Woo’s next?” You can read the...
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oBravo HAMT-1 Headphones

March 9, 2015
oBravo HAMT-1 Headphones

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the oBravo HAMT-1 headphones (£1499) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The HAMT-1 headphones by oBravo deliver a uniquely audiophile-friendly sound, one that helps bridge the gap between the traditional audio world (that doesn’t ‘do’ headphones) and today’s buyers (who don’t ‘do’ loudspeakers). They are efficient enough not to...
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Mytek Manhatten Headphone Amplifier-DAC

March 8, 2015
Mytek Manhatten Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Mytek Manhatten headphone amplifier-DAC (€4995) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Impressive set of features, appealing looks and relatively (as for its high-end performance) low price make this device an attractive candidate for a digital “heart” of any system. And on top of that in the near...
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Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones

March 7, 2015
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones

Lauren Dragan has posted a review of the Sennheiser Momentum wireless headphones ($499) at Sound and Vision. Her conclusions: “The bottom line is that if you need headphones that sound great, are Bluetooth, and have active ANC that works well, the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless are a fantastic choice. They have a more straightforward function...
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Alpha Design Labs ADL H118 Headphones

March 6, 2015
Alpha Design Labs ADL H118 Headphones

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Alpha Design Labs ABL H118 headphones (£400) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions: “The H118 present very impressive bass for the price/size, and the mid-range was also stunning, particularly in vocals such as Patricia Barber “What a Shame”. What a shame, though that the top end cymbal...
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Celsus Sound Companion One Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

March 3, 2015
Celsus Sound Companion One Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Celsus Sound Companion One portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($595) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Celsus Sound’s Companion One strikes me as being a auspicious debut product for Jason Wei-Min Lim’s new company—one that I hope will find acceptance in the North America, Europe, the UK, and beyond. As...
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