Headphones

Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS Digital Playback System

August 28, 2015
Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS Digital Playback System

Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS digital playback system ($499) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Of course what really matter is if the music is enjoyable, and here we have a winner! There’s always a delicate balance between extreme accuracy and musicality. It is not that they are mutually exclusive, yet at this lowish...
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Questyle QP1R Portable Music Player

August 27, 2015
Questyle QP1R Portable Music Player

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Questyle QP1R portable music player ($899) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Questyle’s QP1R is a killer unit with mind-blowing sound wrapped in high style chic magnificence.” You can read the full review here.
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Sennheiser Momentum M2 Headphone

August 21, 2015
Sennheiser Momentum M2 Headphone

Canada Hi-Fi has posted a review of the Sennheiser Momentum M2 headphones ($399 CDN). Their conclusions: “While the M2s don’t have as much natural warmth, organic texture, or layered soundstaging as reference-calibre electrostatic or planer-magnetic headphones, viewed as a product designed for use with portable digital players, the PRaT, clarity, and cohesiveness of the...
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Audeze EL-8 Headphones

August 20, 2015
Audeze EL-8 Headphones

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the Audeze EL-8 headphone ($699) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Audeze is definitely upping the ante. With the EL-8, they’ve brought out their lightest, most comfortable, best looking, easiest to drive, most affordable, made-in-the-U.S. headphone, and maintained Audeze’s signature sound. Well done!” You can read the...
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Questyle CMA800R Dual-Mono Headphone Amplifier-DAC

August 17, 2015
Questyle CMA800R Dual-Mono Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Questyle CMA800R dueal mono headphone amplifier-DAC (€1500 each) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The benefits I heard overlapped with general lore on mono amps for loudspeakers. Soundstage scale, imaging specificity, low-level detail, separation, density, depth of stage and bass all improved. To what degree; and whether that’s...
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Sennheiser HD 630VB Headphones

August 17, 2015
Sennheiser HD 630VB Headphones

Tomasz Karasiński has posted a review of the Sennheiser HD 630VB headphones ($229) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “With all their dynamics and impeccable resolution, HD 630VB aren’t tiring. They prefer to show the music in a natural and genuine way, but still enjoyable. It has nothing to do with interference in sound temperature. If...
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Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

August 16, 2015
Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

John Granberg has posted a review of the Chord Hugo headphone-amplifier ($2495) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Whatever the case, I see Hugo as a rather unique option. Good enough to hang with very expensive home devices, yet also capable of hitting the road in style. In this regard, Chord’s device stands alone —...
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Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones

August 11, 2015
Sennheiser HD 800 Headphones

Jez Ford has posted a review of the Sennheiser HD 800 headphones ($1599) at AVHub. His conclusions: “There’s no disconnected and overblown bass, a total absence of upper midrange etch or bleach, while naturally decaying highs are evident within a realistic facsimile of the recording venue’s ambience. Yes, an organic musical flow, an immersion...
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Audio-Technica Maestoso ATH-W1000Z Headphones

August 10, 2015
Audio-Technica Maestoso ATH-W1000Z Headphones

Jez Ford has posted a review of the Audio-Technica Maestoso ATH-W1000Z headphones ($899) at AVHub. His conclusions: “We suggest you audition that Z wing fit system, but the sound is great — these are revealing yet not ruthless high-quality headphones, solid in the lower frequencies, tolerant in the upper mids. ” You can read...
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Chord HUGO TT Headphone Amplifier DAC

August 7, 2015
Chord HUGO TT Headphone Amplifier DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Chord HUGO TT Headphone Amplifier-DAC (£2995) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The digital technology finally matured. High quality turntable still offers something that no digital device can, but, in my opinion, it is no longer a decisive factor. DAC Hugo TT sounds so well, in such...
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Koss Pro4S Headphones

August 6, 2015
Koss Pro4S Headphones

Rad Bennett has posted a review of the Koss Pro4S headphones ($149) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “So in addition to true-to-the-recording sound, the Koss Pro4S virtually defines great value for the dollar. I’m very happy to have made its acquaintance.” You can read the full review here.
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OPPO PM-3 Planar Headphones

August 5, 2015
OPPO PM-3 Planar Headphones

Marcusd has posted a review of the OPPO PM-3 planar headphones ($399) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “There is not much I can say bad about the PM-3, it’s really a nit picking exercise at this stage. Perhaps a bit more sparkle in the top end, maybe a slightly more weighted low end or even...
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Grado Limited Edition GH1 Heritage Headphones

August 3, 2015
Grado Limited Edition GH1 Heritage Headphones

Robert H. Levi has posted a review of the Grado Limited Edition GH1 Heritage headphones ($595) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “They are a sonic tour de force, made for fun and glorious listening by music lovers. Big dynamics, tons of bloom, lots of definition, and super deep bass are its trademarks. If they...
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OPPO PM-3 Headphones

August 2, 2015
OPPO PM-3 Headphones

Tomasz Karasiński has posted a review of the OPPO PM-3 headphones (€599) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “OPPO offers unique drivers in a truly luxurious package, tuned with great understanding of music and all this has been achieved without being a nightmare for the amplifier. PM-3′s are easy to drive, and their natural sound is...
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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 Headphones

August 2, 2015
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 Headphones

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 headphones ($299) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “If I needed a pair of all-purpose, everyday headphones, Bowers & Wilkins’ P5 Series 2s are exactly what I would buy. Their sumptuous design and luxurious materials make them as much a fashion...
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Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Headphones

August 2, 2015
Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Headphones

Rad Bennett has posted a review of the Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 headphones ($249) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “Audio-Technica’s ATH-MSR7 headphones blindsided me. I’d expected very good commuter cans that would be good for casual listening. Instead, I discovered a set of audiophile headphones that live up to the Hi-Res Audio badge they wear. They...
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Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones

July 30, 2015
Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones

John Gatski has posted a review of the Audeze EL-8 planar magnetic headphones ($699) at Everything Audio Network. His conclusions: “The Audeze is a very good sounding, entry point, planar magnetic headphone that can be used as a HQ headphone for portable players, smartphones, tablets, etc., but also it fits right in as a...
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ALO Audio Continental Headphone Amplifier-DAC

July 24, 2015
ALO Audio Continental Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Brian has posted a review of the ALO Audio Continental headphone amplifier – DAC ($1495) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “At $1,495 the Continental Dual Mono is the most expensive portable amp/dac combo I have ever reviewed. But with portable players beginning to hit the $3.5 mark the move seemed almost inevitable. It adds...
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MrSpeakers Ether Headphones

July 20, 2015
MrSpeakers Ether Headphones

Matt Poe has posted a review of the MrSpeakers Ether headphones ($1499) at Audiohead. His conclusions: “At the end of the day, the ETHER hits all the check boxes for me. A neutral headphone is a different experience than most of the headphones that I’ve owned. It also happens to be the most enjoyable...
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Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon Headphone Amplifier

July 20, 2015
Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon Headphone Amplifier

Arlindo Borges has posted post one of his review of the Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon headphone amplifier ($599) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “Although it’s a bit on the busy side, all of the switches, connections, and knob are laid out in a methodical and efficient manner so as to not feel cluttered. The buttons...
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Aurender Flow Headphone Amplifier-DAC

July 16, 2015
Aurender Flow Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Aurender Flow headphone amplifier-DAC ($1295) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “When Devialet introduced their great-sounding, ultrasleek, digital integrated amps, they rocked the world of high-end audio. Aurender has now basically applied the same concept to the headphone amplifier-DAC: The Flow is an upscale product with excellent...
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Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Monitors

July 15, 2015
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Monitors

Smit Patel has posted a review of the Sennheiser Momentum in-ear monitors ($100) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Overall then, Sennheiser have a released a solid product with the Momentum in-ears. With a strong bass and good treble performance, tracks are dynamic and involving. I am especially impressed with the stellar bass which offers power...
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Simaudio Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

July 7, 2015
Simaudio Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon Neo 430HA headphone amplifier ($3500) at The Abbsolute Sound. His conclusions: The Neo 430HA is an outstanding product in features, design, build, and sound quality. It literally transformed the sound of my headphones, and in the process, elevated my engagement with the music. If...
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Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

July 7, 2015
Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones ($399) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The Master & Dynamic website says the MH40s were tuned to complement a diversity of musical tastes, and I have to agree. The company has delivered a first-rate pair of phones in every respect—a home run...
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Beyerdynamic T-1 Headphones

July 4, 2015
Beyerdynamic T-1 Headphones

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T-1 headphones ($1299) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Despite any misgivings I’ve had over the years, I do consider the T1, in current form, a propitious option. As always, it comes down to preferences. Those wanting a more relaxed presentation than the high-strung HD800, and...
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