Headphones

Questyle QP1r Digital Audio Player

April 27, 2016
Questyle QP1r Digital Audio Player

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Questyle QP1r digital audio player (£699) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions: “For a new comer to this scene this Chinese product is exceptionally good. After my initial disappointment at reliability it became extremely reliable and extremely fun to use. It also has sufficient output to drive...
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Oppo PM-2 Headphones

April 26, 2016
Oppo PM-2 Headphones

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Oppo PM-2 headphones ($699) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Oppo PM-2 is a well-rounded performer that’s suitable for high- resolution audio but subjectively on the warm and flattering side. For such a beautifully crafted, ingeniously designed, and musically versatile product, $699 is not too...
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Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier

April 25, 2016
Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Questyle CMA800R headphone amplifier (£1599) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: ” think the CMA800R is the headphone amp that grows with you. Good headphones require a great amplifier, and that’s where the Questyle CMA800R comes in. It’s so good, you might start to look at the matching...
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Simaudio MOON Neo 280D Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 24, 2016
Simaudio MOON Neo 280D Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Andy Schaub has posted a review of the Simaudio MOON Neo 280D headphone amplifier-DAC ($2200) at Positive Feddback. His conclusions: “I may keep the MD-807T. I may let it go. However, I am very happy with the 280D and cannot imagine my system without it for all the things it does so well. I...
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HiFiMAN Edition X Headphones

April 24, 2016
HiFiMAN Edition X Headphones

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the HiFiMAN Edition X headphones ($1799) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “But seriously, this is a wonderfully balanced headphone, and if you’ve got a healthy wallet and are looking for a general purpose can for around the home or office that offers a no-fuss, no-muss solid listening experience...
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AKG K182 Headphones

April 24, 2016
AKG K182 Headphones

Marcusd has posted a review of the AKG K182 headphones ($99) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Bass heads though should enjoy the AKG K182. It has plenty of mid-bass slam and top end sparkle for EDM in particular non-vocal dance genres and it certainly it looks more mature physically than the older K181DJ for a...
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Audeze SINE Headphones

April 22, 2016
Audeze SINE Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Audeze SINE headphones ($499) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Audeze hit one out of the park and has satisfied me on nearly every level: emotionally and physically. Their new Sine is the new top dog for on ear headphone needs, looks good, sounds good and performs admirably...
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MrSpeakers Ether-C Planar Magnetic Headphones

April 22, 2016
MrSpeakers Ether-C Planar Magnetic Headphones

Jez Ford has posted a review of the MrSpeakers Ether-C planar magnetic headphones ($2499) at AVHub. His conclusions: “But those riveting highs, real and taut bass, spectacular speed and longterm listening comfort proved great joys, and all the more remarkable for coming in a closed design. A delightfully thrilling pair of headphones.” You can...
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Sennheiser HD630VB Headphones

April 20, 2016
Sennheiser HD630VB Headphones

Matthew Jens has posted a review of the Sennheiser HD630VB headphones ($799) at StereoNet. His conclusions: “I’m happy to report that overall, the sound of these headphones remains true to the infamous Sennheiser HD6xx line, and is deserving of the title. Sennheiser have proven that they are still faithful to the sound signature of...
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Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 19, 2016
Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

J. Loh has posted a review of the Chord Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “I’ve tested a fair bit of gear in my time, and few products have impressed to the level the Mojo has. No matter where and how it was called into use, it never disappointed and surpassed all...
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Optoma-NuForce Audio DAC80 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 19, 2016
Optoma-NuForce Audio DAC80 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Wayne Robson has posted a review of the Optoma-NuForce Audio DAC80 headphone amplifier-DAC ($750) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “The DAC100 was a well-received headphone DAC/amp combo that used much of the same electronics used today in the DAC80. But the decision to go with separate, discrete components makes the DAC80 a more flexible dedicated...
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Beyerdynamic T1 Second Generation Headphones

April 18, 2016
Beyerdynamic T1 Second Generation Headphones

Rick Schmidt has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T1 Second Generation headphones ($1099) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “As an evolution of their top-of-the-line T1 the T1 Second Generation is a clear example of that and represents a clear path to musical enjoyment. Make sure you’ve got an...
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ARCAM’s MusicBOOST Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 17, 2016
ARCAM’s MusicBOOST Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Rob Johnson has posted a review of the ARCAM’s MusicBOOST headphone amplifier-DAC ($189) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “he sound quality is a major step up, especially considering the cost factor, enough so that we happily award the Arcam MusicBOOST an Exceptional Value Award for 2016. For those just beginning their personal audio journey, this...
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MrSpeakers Ether C Headphones

April 17, 2016
MrSpeakers Ether C Headphones

Marcusd has posted a review of the MrSpeakers Ether C headphones ($1499) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “The Ether C closed back planar headphone is an incredible experience and as of writing my absolute favorite closed back full size headphone bar none. It really is a testimony to Dan and his team at MrSpeakers that...
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Audeze SINE Headphones and Cipher Lightning Cable

April 16, 2016
Audeze SINE Headphones and Cipher Lightning Cable

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Audeze SINE headphones and Cipher Lightning cable (together $499) at Inner Fidelity. His conclusions: “Sound quality is refined and coherent, doing a great job of making the whole of the music nicely integrated. A bit less uneven treble, a bit of bass boost and a smidge...
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Simaudio Moon Neo 230HAD DAC-Headphone Amplifier

April 15, 2016
Simaudio Moon Neo 230HAD DAC-Headphone Amplifier

S. Andrea Sundaram has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon Neo 230HAD headphone amplifier-DAC ($1500) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “While any competently designed solid-state headphone amp should produce a sound that’s close to neutral, audiophiles base their buying decisions on the subtler ways in which amplifiers differ. The 230HAD has prominent but...
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AKG N60 Noise Canceling Headphones

April 13, 2016
AKG N60 Noise Canceling  Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the AKG N60 noise canceling headphones ($249) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “With the level of raw clarity it offers, which again feels like a step or two behind my ESW9A that you can purchase for $99-150 often in the used market, you can do better if you...
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Astell&Kern AK380 Portable Digital Audio Player

April 13, 2016
Astell&Kern AK380 Portable Digital Audio Player

Alan Taffel has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK380 portable digital audio player ($3499) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With the AK380, Astell&Kern has created a flagship that transcends the genre of audiophile-quality portable players. Never, to my knowledge, has such a device incorporated features and parts comparable to those found in...
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Woo Audio WA5-LE Headphone Amplifier

April 13, 2016
Woo Audio WA5-LE Headphone Amplifier

Dubstep Girl has posted a review of the Woo Audio WA5-LE headphone amplifier ($2750) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The sound signature offered increased dynamics while maintaining the same liquid velvety 300B presentation as before. The WA5-LE continues to provide top-level endgame sound at a reasonably and affordable price and is now the better buy...
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Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones

April 9, 2016
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones

Jez Ford has posted a review of the Sennheiser Momentum wireless headphones ($799) at AVHub. His conclusions: “As a high-quality high-tech and relatively high-end design, the Momentum Wireless headphones are not cheap, but they are a great success, especially in showing how the limitations of Bluetooth can be beaten.” You can read the full...
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Sony MDR-XB1000 Headphones

April 6, 2016
Sony MDR-XB1000 Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Sony MDR-XB1000 headphones ($300-400 used) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Sony, please with a cherry on top…bring this headphone back with a new exterior design. Keep what is amazing about them, but improve it. We are 5-6 years later and the technology has improved drastically since then,...
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Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 3, 2016
Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the Chord Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “or now, the Mojo is probably the best all-around portable DAC/Amp proposition with all the correct connectivity on offer for modern devices and an audio quality that should please a large audience most of the time.” You can...
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Amps & Sound Kenzie Headphone Amplifier

April 3, 2016
Amps & Sound Kenzie Headphone Amplifier

Peter Pialis has posted a review of the Amps & Sound Kenzie headphone amplifier ($1500) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The price point of $1500; while not cheap; performs with tube amplifiers costing considerably more. Throw in the fact that you won’t have to donate a kidney for a tube change and its win-win. The...
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RBH Sound HP-2 Headphones

April 2, 2016
RBH Sound HP-2 Headphones

SoundStage! Hi-Fi has posted a review of the RBH Sound HP-2 headphones ($249). His conclusions: “There’s no doubt that the RBH Sound HP-2s deserve to be added to our list of Recommended Reference Components, and it’s no wonder Brent ended his review with this: “f you want closed-back, audiophile headphones, the HP-2s are the...
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Hum Pristine Reference Custom In-Ear Monitors

April 1, 2016
Hum Pristine Reference Custom In-Ear Monitors

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Hum Pristine Reference Custom in-ear monitors ($1299) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Overall, the HUM Reference CIEMs are extremely dynamic and have the best transparency of any CIEMs here. They may not produce the uppermost and lowermost frequency extremes, yet odds are you might...
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