Headphones

SPL Phonitor 2 Headphone Amplifier

February 4, 2016
SPL Phonitor 2 Headphone Amplifier

Dirk Sommer has posted a review of the SPL Phonitor 2 headphone amplifier (€1650) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “As of this day, I don’t know of any other headphone amplifier that is as convincing as the Phonitor 2. It can drive low impedance headphones and reproduces soft music with such detail and liveliness...
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HiFiMAN Edition X Headphones

February 3, 2016
HiFiMAN Edition X Headphones

Peter Pialis has posted a review of the HiFiMAN Edition X headphones ($2999) at Headphone Guru. His conclusions: “I was so very thoroughly impressed with the Hifiman Edition X headphones. Not only are they among the very best full sized headphones I’ve heard, they are so easy to drive that the allure of having...
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Noble 3 Universal Fit In-Ear Monitors

February 3, 2016
Noble 3 Universal Fit In-Ear Monitors

Dwayne Carter has posted a review of the Noble 3 universal fit in-ear monitors ($350) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Are the Noble 3 IEMs the be-all end-all best entry-level IEM’s you can buy? I don’t know, yet they are the first and only universal fit IEM’s I have ever listened to… and...
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JBL Everest 700 Elite Headphones

February 2, 2016
JBL Everest 700 Elite Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the JBL Everest 700 Elite headphones ($299) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “They sound better, in my opinion, than every NC headphone I’ve named other than the PSB M4U 2s, and they offer several advantages over the PSBs: They’re slightly more portable, I found them more comfortable...
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V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Headphones

February 1, 2016
V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Headphones

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the V-MODA Crossfade wireless headphones ($300) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “Like all V-Moda headphones, the Crossfade Wireless is terrifically well built, has a strong sense of style, is very nicely accessorized, and is comfortable to wear. It’s also quite unusual in that its characteristic sound changes very...
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iBasso P5 Falcon Headphone Amplifier

February 1, 2016
iBasso P5 Falcon Headphone Amplifier

Marcusd has posted a review of the iBasso P5 Falcon headphone amplifier ($529) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “The P5 is the best sounding iBasso out in the market today and the best they have produced to date. It has a very natural sounding tonality with very pleasing timbre that really matches well to rock...
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Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones

January 31, 2016
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones

Anthony Kershaw has posted a review of the Sennheiser Momentum wireless headphones ($499) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “Rock music sounded wonderful on the Momentums (sadly, a David Bowie binge) and classical music was wonderful thanks to the aforementioned balance. Headphone aficionados will appreciate this type of sound design — the comfort will make you...
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Chord Electronics Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

January 29, 2016
Chord Electronics Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

John Atkinson has posted a review of the Chord Electronics Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Yes, Chord’s Mojo is beautifully styled. But it also produced beautiful sound quality with all four of the headphones with which I tried it. All I can say is “Wow!”" You can read the full review...
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Astell&Kern AK380 Portable Digital Audio Player

January 29, 2016
Astell&Kern AK380 Portable Digital Audio Player

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK380 portable digital audio player ($3499) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Is the AK380 a superb-sounding and remarkably versatile music player? Absolutely. Does the average consumer—even the high-end consumer—need to pay $3,499 for a 32-bit music player? If you want a one-word answer, it’s...
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ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Headphone

January 29, 2016
ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Headphone

Aaron has posted a review of the ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 headphones ($) at Headphone Guru. His conclusions: “The Dharma D1000 meets or exceeds most of my expectations, when pairing it up with some of my favorite genres of music. Its extremely clean top end makes it a natural choice for hi-res recordings that have...
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Shanling M2 Portable Digital Audio Player

January 29, 2016
Shanling M2 Portable Digital Audio Player

Scott Burnside has posted a review of the Shanling M2 portable digital audio player ($249) at Audiophileon. His conclusions: “While sound is my main priority I still don’t think you should have to put up with an overall frustrating experience to get it and thankfully the Shanling Audio M2 has nailed it. Its the...
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Ultrasone Edition 5 Unlimited Headphones

January 29, 2016
Ultrasone Edition 5 Unlimited Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Ultrasone Edition 5 Unlimited headphones ($2750) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “his headphone still is an absolute pleasure to listen to, sounds lovely, looks lovely and feels great in build. If this headphone had been priced at $999 like it should have been, everyone would have ignored...
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Sony NW-ZX100 Digital Audio Player

January 28, 2016
Sony NW-ZX100 Digital Audio Player

Alfred Wang has posted a review of the Sony NW-ZX100 digital audio player ($499) at Hi-Fi Senses. His conclusions: “I would say the Sony NW-ZX100 is undeniably one of the most value for money portable player you can get in town. Comparatively, I would say the bigger ZX2 is more for the discerning audiophile,...
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HiFiMAN HE1000 Headphones

January 26, 2016
HiFiMAN HE1000 Headphones

Lukas Vokrinek has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE1000 headphones ($2995) at Headphone GUru. His conclusions: “Preferences have always played a major part in decision making, especially this high up and the HE1000 simply comes closest to my idea of ‘perfection’ that I have heard in any headphone yet.” You can read the...
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Campfire Audio Jupiter In-Ear Monitors

January 25, 2016
Campfire Audio Jupiter In-Ear Monitors

Marcusd has posted a review of the Campfire Audio Jupiter in-ear monitors ($899) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “The Jupiter may not have the most holographic of sound signatures out there but it has excellent width and above average depth and a really nice energy from the mid-range that makes it ideal for rock and...
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Astell&Kern AK380 Digital Audio Player

January 25, 2016
Astell&Kern AK380 Digital Audio Player

Steven Dawson has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK380 digital audio player ($3499) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The Astell&Kern AK380 is enormously capacious, capable of handling just about every high quality audio file and highly compatible with non-Apple wireless audio handling standards. You may have to be well-heeled indeed to be able to...
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OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier and PM-1 Headphones

January 24, 2016
OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier and PM-1 Headphones

Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney has posted a review of the OPPO HA-1 headphone amplifier ($1199) and PM-1 headphones ($1099) at Part-Time Audiophile. Her conclusions: “OPPO has put together one such system with the combination of the HA-1 and PM-1s. Over and over, I find myself reaching for the ease of the OPPO system over others in...
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Optoma Nuforce Primo 8 Earphones

January 23, 2016
Optoma Nuforce Primo 8 Earphones

Carlo Lo Raso has posted a review of the Optoma Nuforce Primo 8 earphones ($500) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The Nuforce Primo 8 earphones are an excellent performer and an easy recommendation to make for an audiophile on the go. They have a superb balanced and neutral sound...
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AKG N90Q Headphones

January 22, 2016
AKG N90Q Headphones

Micahel Piskor has posted a review of the AKG N90Q headphones ($1499) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “At the end of the day, the N90Q is the poster boy of “middle ground” and the definition of shoulder shrugging. It isn’t great, but is certainly isn’t bad for the price. Considering all the functions it has...
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Simaudio MOON Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

January 22, 2016
Simaudio MOON Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Simaudio MOON Neo 430HA headphone amplifier ($3500; $4300 w/DAC)) at Inner Fidelity. His conclusions: “The 430HA just reeks of competence. It’s going up on the Wall of Fame as an outstanding all-around, neutral-reference amplifier…and as my current professional headphone reviewer’s reference here at InnerFidelity.” You can...
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Questyle Audio QP1R Digital Audio Player

January 21, 2016
Questyle Audio QP1R Digital Audio Player

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Questyle Audio QP1R digital audio player (£660) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “the Questyle’s sound quality is remarkable, which leads me to think the firm is on to a very good thing with its signature current mode amplifiers. Finally, the QP1R may be the only legitimate top-tier...
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Apogee Groove Headphone Amplifier-DAC

January 21, 2016
Apogee Groove Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Brian Murphy has posted a review of the Apogee Groove headphone amplifier-DAC ($295) at Headphone Guru. His conclusions: “I won’t say that the Groove is for everyone because quite simply it isn’t. But there are definitely a few buyers currently looking for a portable system that will find the Groove to be their dream...
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Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

January 20, 2016
Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Andy Schaub has posted a review of the Chord Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “So I’m going to stop here and say that I feel that I’ve found a combination that, while sounding different, offers me the level of musicality I used to get from my 17″ MacBook Pro and...
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Astell&Kern AK380 Portable Digital Audio Player

January 20, 2016
Astell&Kern AK380 Portable Digital Audio Player

Rad Bennett has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK380 portable digital audio player ($3499) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “Is the AK380 worth $3499? Is a Jaguar or a Cadillac worth its high price? Yes and no. There’s no question that the A&K is the best portable media player around, but as for...
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Airist Audio Introduces Heron 5 Headphone Amplifier

January 20, 2016
Airist Audio Introduces Heron 5 Headphone Amplifier

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Airist Audio Heron 5 headphone amplifier ($1999) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “I really enjoyed this amp, but I am not sure if the price tag of $1,999 is justified for a pure amplifier with no DAC inside. I hate seeing products this expensive when there are...
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