Headphones

MrSpeakers ETHER Headphone

June 29, 2015
MrSpeakers ETHER Headphone

Audiohead has posted a review of th MrSpeakers ETHER headphones ($1499). 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 headphone that I’ve...
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Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors

June 29, 2015
Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors

Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors ($1999) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The PRM is a superb high-fidelity transducer that, thanks to its perfect fit and unique voicing (designed for and by me—and me alone), pleases my ears more completely and enjoyably than any other in-ear...
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AKG N90Q Noise Canceling Headphones

June 28, 2015
AKG N90Q Noise Canceling Headphones

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the AKG N90Q noise canceling headphones ($1499) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: ” The N90Q is not a studio headphone, but it comes with a genuine and tangible link to the studio that can’t be ignored. Just how close that link actually is, and whether the sound of...
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Astell&Kern AK380 Digital Audio Player-DAC

June 25, 2015
Astell&Kern AK380 Digital Audio Player-DAC

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK380 digital audio player-DAC ($3499) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The ultimate portable media player for recording/mastering sound quality is the Astell&Kern AK380 hands down, everything else is settling for a compromise. When it comes to transparency, accuracy and the ability to drive...
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Hifiman HM-901S Digital Audio Player and HE-1000 Headphones

June 21, 2015
Hifiman HM-901S Digital Audio Player and HE-1000 Headphones

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Hifiman HM-901S digital audio player (€1499) and HE-1000 headphones ($2995) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Easy to predict are first sonic reactions. Like a Sennheiser HD800, there’s a very capacious super airy quasi out-of-head stage. I felt spontaneously justified to invoke an electrostatic gestalt, albeit one that...
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Definitive Technology Symphony 1 Headphones

June 21, 2015
Definitive Technology Symphony 1 Headphones

Lauren Dragan has posted a review of the Definitive Technology Symphony 1 headphones ($399) at Sound and Vision. Her conclusion: “If you plan to listen at work through the USB most of the day, over BT on the way home, and on the rare business flight, you’ll probably be very happy with the Symphony...
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RHA Audio T20 Earphones

June 20, 2015
RHA Audio T20 Earphones

Chris Martens has posted a review of the RHA Audio T20 earphones (£229) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “I anticipate that we will be declaring that RHA has scored what my American countrymen would surely call, a ‘Home Run!’ For those of you who don’t happen to speak ‘baseball’, please feel free to substitute the...
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HiFiMAN HE1000 Planar Magnetic Headphones

June 20, 2015
HiFiMAN HE1000 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Chris Martens has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE1000 planar magnetic headphones ($2999) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “n terms of extension at the frequency extremes the HiFiMAN sounds to me as if it is at least a match for the Stax SR-009, and possibly better in two key respects. Up high, the HE1000...
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OPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC and PM-3 Headphones

June 19, 2015
OPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC and PM-3 Headphones

Maurice Jeffries has posted a review of the OPPO HA-2 portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($299) and PM-3 headphones ($399) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “So there you have it, micro-verse maniacs. The Oppo HA-2/PM-3 combo offers superb build quality, excellent ergonomics and great sound at a bargain price. The PM-3′s closed-back architecture does a great...
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Torque Audio t402v Headphones

June 17, 2015
Torque Audio t402v Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Torque Audio t402v headphones ($250) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “As long as you don’t crave trebly sound, it’s hard to imagine that you won’t find two or three or even four of the t402vs’ eight distinct sounds that appeal to you. And the facts that...
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Moon Nēo 430HAD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

June 15, 2015
Moon Nēo 430HAD Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Moon Nēo 430HAD headphone amplifier-DAC (£2700) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “If you have yearned for a realistically-priced, world-class headphone amplifier that can stand tall in comparison with absolutely any other amp being produced today, you need look no further than Moon’s Nēo 430HA.” You can read...
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Aurender Flow Headphone Amplifier-DAC

June 15, 2015
Aurender Flow Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Aurender Flow headphone amplifier-DAC ($1295) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “In my view, Aurender’s Flow is arguably one the top two or three portable headphone amp/DACs on the market today. It earns this status through the old-fashioned combination of solid build quality, elegant good looks, clever and...
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Woo Audio WA7tp Headphone Amplifier-DAC

June 14, 2015
Woo Audio WA7tp Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Andy Schaub has posted a review of the Woo Audio WA7tp headphone amplifier-DAC ($) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “In the future, two-channel home audio might just be an arrangement like this, where you can still sync a portable, high-resolution player to your MacBook Pro and use a portable pair of headphones (such as...
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RHA MA750i In Ear Headphones

June 14, 2015
RHA MA750i In Ear Headphones

Andre Marc has posted a review of the RHA MA750i in-ear headphones ($130) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “If your criteria are similar to mine, give these a try. The Apple Store offers a 14 day return policy, and other vendors may offer the same, which makes them a risk-free purchase. I would...
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Audeze EL-8 Closed Back Headphones

June 5, 2015
Audeze EL-8 Closed Back Headphones

Linette Smith has posted a review of the Audeze EL-8 closed back headphones ($699) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions: “The EL-8s are an exceptional headphone. The do all the kinds of music that I listen to, from Techno to Bluesy Jazz, with a deft and accurate presentation but without sounding clinical, a separation of...
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Oppo PM-3 Headphones and HA-2 Portable Amplifier-DAC

June 2, 2015
Oppo PM-3 Headphones and HA-2 Portable Amplifier-DAC

Frank Iacone has posted a review of the Oppo PM-3 headphones ($399) and HA-2 headphone amplifier-DAC ($299) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “Value and musicality is what we come to expect from OPPO and the PM-3 and HA-2 offer that and more. The PM-3 and HA-2 are musical products designed to provide years of enjoyment...
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Celsus Sound Gramo One Earbuds

May 27, 2015
Celsus Sound Gramo One Earbuds

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Celsus Sound Gramo One earbuds ($249) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “For me the Gramo Ones did not live up to their potential–not because of their native performance, but because I could not achieve an ideal fit. However, if you are a resolute earbud user who prefers...
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Astell&Kern AK380 High Resolution Digital Audio Player

May 24, 2015
Astell&Kern AK380 High Resolution Digital Audio Player

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK380 high resolution digital audio player ($) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Yet swap out the AK240 for the AK380 and the AK380 makes this an easy choice if you forget about costs, do not care about limited battery life per charge and...
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Audio Technica ATH MSR7 Headphones

May 22, 2015
Audio Technica ATH MSR7 Headphones

Jan Icogo has posted a review of the Audio Technica ATH MSR7 headphones ($249) at Headphonics. His conclusions: “While the Sony MDR-1 is the more comfortable can, the MSR7 is the slightly better sounding, better built with really good isolation. In this price range, this is clearly one of my top picks in the...
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Flare Audio R2 Headphones

May 21, 2015
Flare Audio R2 Headphones

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Flare Audio R2 headphones () at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “I very rarely get excited about earphones, but these have become the exception. And, as a first attempt by a company, it makes it that much more exciting. I used it for all genres of music....
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Audio Technica ATH-W1000z Headphones

May 21, 2015
Audio Technica ATH-W1000z Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the headphones ($699) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Is it a good headphone? Absolutely. Is it worth that price tag? No. This headphone does not offer $700 quality. That, combined with the idea that it is in serious need of a redesign only make it that much more...
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Focal Spirit One S Headphones

May 19, 2015
Focal Spirit One S Headphones

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the Focal Spirit One S headphones ($249) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “A quick switch-over to the newly revised Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 on-ear headphones put the One S’s accomplishments in perspective. The P5 S2 is super easy to listen to, but Frederiksen’s vocals...
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Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 18, 2015
Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo headphone amplifier-DAC ($399) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “I can see the Picollo being something more for the soulful, the vocal and with that better bass body a superior buy for EDM. It can also reach out to more powerful headphones than the RX...
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Noble 4 Classic In-Ear Monitor

May 16, 2015
Noble 4 Classic In-Ear Monitor

Marcusd has posted a review of the Noble 4 Classic in-ear monitor ($450) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Despite it being one of the slightly larger universals its does fit well with above average isolation. Of course your mileage may vary as we all have different ears but the biflange tips using the stock over...
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Phiaton MS 100 BA Earphones

May 15, 2015
Phiaton MS 100 BA Earphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Phiaton MS 100 BA earphones ($99) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “If you want earphones that will slam you in the head with powerful bass, the Phiaton MS 100 BAs aren’t the ones. But if you want earphones that deliver great reproduction of voices and exceptional...
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