Headphones

Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC and Ragnarok Headphone Amplifier

May 24, 2016
Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC and Ragnarok Headphone Amplifier

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC (£1980) and Ragnarok headphone amplifier (£1580) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Rarely have I been as favourably impressed by a DAC and headphone amplifier as I have been by the Yggdrasil and Ragnarok. Though neither component comes anywhere near being the most expensive...
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Meridian Explorer2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 22, 2016
Meridian Explorer2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Jim Austin has posted a review of the Meridian Explorer2 headphone amplifier-DAC ($299) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Leave MQA out of the mix, and the Meridian Explorer2 is a fun, capable audio device at a cost that audiophiles—and anyone else who’s accustomed to audiophile prices—will likely find more than fair … But when you...
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Campfire Audio Orion In-Ear Monitors

May 18, 2016
Campfire Audio Orion In-Ear Monitors

Marcusd has posted a review of the Campfire Audio Orion in-ear monitors ($349) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “It is still a midrange performer and the star of the show, but it really doesn’t negate the rest of the frequency response so you get just enough to make things sound relatively balanced. Vocals are strong,...
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Beyerdynamic T1 v2 Headphones

May 10, 2016
Beyerdynamic T1 v2 Headphones

Philip Teh has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T1 v2 headphones ($1099) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “As always, the proof is in the hearing and nothing beats a personal test drive. If you’re in the market for a HD800-class sound signature and prefer a closer soundstage, then the Beyerdynamic T1 v2 is definitely...
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Meze 99 Classics Walnut Gold Headphones

May 10, 2016
Meze 99 Classics Walnut Gold Headphones

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Meze 99 Classics Walnut Gold headphones (€309) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Meze 99 is an unexpected joy. It has a sensational musical performance, even when played with very humble audio equipment, and is comfortable enough (both in wear and in listening) to allow the listener...
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Sonus Faber Pryma Headphones

May 5, 2016
Sonus Faber Pryma Headphones

Keith Howard has posted a review of the Sonus Faber Pryma headphones (£410) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “Would Gok Wan be seen wearing the Pryma? I imagine he would because it is, undeniably, a fashion icon in the making – one which makes other ‘designer’ ’phones look crass or plain...
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Sonus Faber Pryma Headphones

May 4, 2016
Sonus Faber Pryma Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Sonus Faber Pryma headphones ($499-$599) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “The Pryma looks very posh and upper class and for the first time, I can recommend a flashy looking headphone to people interested in something that also sounds good too. This is an almost unheard of combination...
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KEF M400 Headphones

May 4, 2016
KEF M400 Headphones

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the KEF M400 headphones ($250) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “All in all, the M400 sounds refined and clear, with bass that is definitely goosed up just a tad. I’m not normally a fan of overemphasized bass, but it’s done tastefully here on the M400, and...
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Simaudio Moon Neo 230HAD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 3, 2016
Simaudio Moon Neo 230HAD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon Neo 230HAD headphone amplifier-DAC ($1500) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Moon by Simaudio Neo 230HAD is a state-of-the-art headphone amplifier/DAC that has a healthy, and sometimes transformative, effect on whatever headphones you plug into it. The Moon by Simaudio Neo 230HAD is...
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Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL 2 Headphone Amplifier

May 2, 2016
Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL 2 Headphone Amplifier

Jack Skowron has posted a review of the MicroZOTL 2 headphone amplifier ($1100) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “So, while this is certainly not an inexpensive amp, I believe it does deliver good value, being a really fine sounding headphone amp in an attractive package. T If you’re in the market for an amp in...
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Centrance DACport HD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 2, 2016
Centrance DACport HD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Earmass has posted a review of the Centrance DACport HD headphone amplifier-DAC ($199. His conclusions: “HD has actually outperformed my expectation and I am satisfied with the audio performance throughout the review period and I actually use it for few weeks long already, every session I am with the HD is session of pleasure,...
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Cardas A8 In-Ear Monitors

May 1, 2016
Cardas A8 In-Ear Monitors

Lee Scoggins has posted a review of the Cardas A8 in-ear monitors ($300) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Ole Blue Eyes is singing “My Blue Heaven”. These blue cabled wonders really are offering up heavenly sound with the Mojo, a great partner for the A8s. The A8s serve a up lots of detail but...
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FiiO A1 Portable Headphone Amplifier

April 29, 2016
FiiO A1 Portable Headphone Amplifier

Marcusd has posted a review of the FiiO A1 portable headphone amplifier ($30) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “The A1 is $30, tiny, well built and packs an ok starter amp inside that will be an upgrade on any amp inside your smartphone in terms of gain control, staging and dynamics in general. It has...
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Xiao Mi Headphones

April 29, 2016
Xiao Mi Headphones

Christopher Tan has posted a review of the Xiao Mi headphones ($79) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Whilst not the most resolving headphones, it is by far an absolute bargain and should held against all other high end headphones for comparison to justify the additional costs. Mi headphones make for great cans for...
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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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