Headphones

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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Aedle Valkyrie VK-1 Headphones

April 14, 2015
Aedle Valkyrie VK-1 Headphones

Hi-Fi Choice has posted a review of the Aedle Valkyrie VK-1 headphones (£300). Its conclusions: “The Aedle is an even handed and very capable partner with a wide variety of music and if you can live without the last few percent of drive and excitement, it is likely to be a very capable hybrid...
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Oppo Headphone Lineup

April 7, 2015
Oppo Headphone Lineup

Mark Gusew has posted a review of the Oppo headphone lineup ($299-1199) at StereoNet. His conclusions: “I can heartily recommend any of these quality headphones to you.” You can read the full review here. You can find links to more reviews of Oppo PM-1 headphones here. You can find links to more reviews of...
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ALO Audio RX Portable Headphone Amplifier

April 7, 2015
ALO Audio RX Portable Headphone Amplifier

Marcusd has posted a review of the ALO RX portable headphone amplifier ($349) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “However if you are an IEM guy, got a midrange DAP and want a little more juice to really liven up those IEM’s without any unwanted noise or hum then the RX is probably going to get...
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Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 6, 2015
Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the Oppo HA-2 headphone amplifier-DAC ($299) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Placing a modern day smartphone on top of the HA-2 feels very normal and logical. It will also make considerable inroads to those who might have chosen other audiophile convergence devices like the FiiO E18 and the Creative...
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Fostex TH500RP Headphones

April 3, 2015
Fostex TH500RP Headphones

Rick LaFaver has posted a review of the Fostex TH500RP headphones ($699) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “These headphones are still phenomenal, and among the best in their price range, I just think an entirely open can has much to gain when compared to something like the Sennheiser HD-700 and HD-800 with their...
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Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

April 3, 2015
Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

Karl Sigman has posted a review of the Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones ($399) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “There might be other good sounding closed headphones on the market in the same price range as the MH40, but it is doubtful that you will find any with all the extras you get with the...
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Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Headphones

April 1, 2015
Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Headphones

Adrienne Maxwell has posted a review of the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 headphones ($250) at HomeTheaterReview. Her conclusions: “I really liked the crisp, clean, spacious quality of this headphone combined with its solid, controlled bass, and it proved to be equally kind with streamed/lower-res music as it was to pristine hi-res recordings.” You can read the...
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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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High Resolution Technologies dSP Headphone-DAC

March 18, 2015
High Resolution Technologies dSP Headphone-DAC

Brian Hunter has posted a review of the High Resolution Technologies dSP headphone amplifier-DAC ($69) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “A leap up in quality at the cost of dinner and drinks is a good first effort, but can we squeeze a few more droplets of value out of the equation? The dSP gets...
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