Headphones

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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AKG N60 Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones

July 3, 2015
AKG N60 Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the AKG N60 noise cancelling on-ear headphones ($249) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The N60 is designed for commuter use, so it’s comfy with smartphone outputs; it is rated at 32 ohm impedance and a relatively high sensitivity of 123dB, but it’s worth noting that, like Sennheiser, AKG...
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Oppo Digital PM-3 Headphones

July 2, 2015
Oppo Digital PM-3 Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Oppo Digital PM-3 headphones ($399) at SoundStage Xperience. His conclusions: “The Oppo Digital PM-3s are a great alternative to ordinary closed-back headphones, with a more trebly and detailed sound than most, and without the big, somewhat booming bass produced by many, if not most, closed-back ’phones....
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Parasound Zdac V.2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

July 1, 2015
Parasound Zdac V.2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Parasound Zdac V.2 headphone amplifier-DAC at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “The Parasound Zdac was already a very enjoyable device. It offered a very “analog” sound in an attractive, relatively affordable package, from a well known and respected brand. The few complaints I had were all minor in...
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Hidizs AP100 Digital Audio Player

July 1, 2015
Hidizs AP100 Digital Audio Player

Marcusd has posted a review of the Hidizs AP100 digital audio player (£230) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “he Hidizs AP100 is a solid release and given the incremental and rapid firmware updates are bringing out some really hardcore features such as DSD, 32BIT and gapless I can’t fault them for giving this a big...
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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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