Headphones

Beyerdynamic T-70 Headphones

December 16, 2014
Beyerdynamic T-70 Headphones

Mad Lust Envy has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T-70 headphones ($649) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The T70 is a headphone aimed for the critical listener who favors extracting the most detail out of their sound, and less for those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of clarity and detail for a more...
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Master&Dynamic MH40 Headphones

December 15, 2014
Master&Dynamic MH40 Headphones

Chris Sommovigo has posted a review of the Master&Dynamic MH40 headphones ($399) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “As a first effort by the freshman team at Master & Dynamic, the MH40 does more than merely acquit itself in the consumer space – it schools a lot of players who are swimming around this price range,...
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Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 Portable USB Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 15, 2014
Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 Portable USB Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 portable USB headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at SounfStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “The A1 headphone amplifier-DAC is pretty much faultless in terms of sound quality; add in its flexibility and DSD capabilities, and I could happily live with one for a long while....
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Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

December 14, 2014
Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the Moon Neo 430HA headphone amplifier ($3500; $4300 w/DAC) at The Audiophiliac. His conclusions: “The Neo 430HA, more than any other amp I’ve tried at home, unleashed more of the AB-1266′s uninhibited dynamic range, out-of-the head soundstage, extraordinarily deep bass, and clearer highs than any headphone I...
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AURALiC TAURUS PRE Preamplifier and Headphone Amplifier

December 13, 2014
AURALiC TAURUS PRE Preamplifier and Headphone Amplifier

Mal Kenney has posted a review of the AURALiC TAURUS PRE preamplifier and headphone amplifier ($2199) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “o sum it all up, the basic Taurus is probably your go-to if listening to headphones or listening nearfield is your primary purpose. The Taurus Pre is definitely the better choice if you...
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HiFiMAN HE-560 Headphones

December 13, 2014
HiFiMAN HE-560 Headphones

Chris Martens has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE-560 headphones (£700, $899) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Overall, I found myself favourably impressed with HiFiMAN’s HE-560 and so, too, were many of the readers and listeners who heard the HE-560 at the Hi-Fi+ demonstration room at the National Audio Show 2014 at Whittlebury Hall....
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Audio Technica ESW9-LTD Limited Edition Headphones

December 12, 2014
Audio Technica ESW9-LTD Limited Edition Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Audio Technica ESW9-LTD limited edition headphones ($400) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “My final thought on this headphone is that it is a good purchase overall with plenty of clarity improvements over the original, however it is head scratchingly odd with regard to the contrasting tone and...
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Master & Dynamic MH30 Headphones

December 12, 2014
Master & Dynamic MH30 Headphones

Dubstep Girl has posted a review of the Master & Dynamic MH30 headphones ($349) at Headphone.Guru. Her conclusions: “Master & Dynamic has created an excellent, well-rounded headphone that does almost nothing wrong and just about everything right. The MH30 exceeded all of my expectations and is my new benchmark for this tier of headphones....
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Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 12, 2014
Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

HomeTheaterReview has posted a review of the Oppo HA-1 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1199). Their conclusions: “You can tell most budget-priced audio components are less expensive merely by their looks, but the Oppo HA-1 is an exception to that rule. It looks slicker and is more beautifully finished than any DAC/pre near its price. The HA-1...
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Grace Design m920 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 12, 2014
Grace Design m920 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Brian has posted a review of the Grace Design m920 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1995) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “For its part the m920 includes a vast array of inputs, outputs and adjustments from its pro roots that are very rare for the latter category. Its DAC section is highly refined, accurate and nearly surgical...
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oBravo HAMT-1 Air Motion Headphones

December 11, 2014
oBravo HAMT-1 Air Motion Headphones

Ken Kessler has posted a review of the oBravo HAMT-1 Air Motion headphones (£1500) at Hi-Fi News and World Report. His conclusions: “These join my shortlist of Staxes, Audezes and B&Ws. They are unapologetically not portable, though some road warriors may choose to schlep them around for their isolation properties. The HAMT-ls are among...
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Audeze LCD-X and XC Headphones

December 10, 2014
Audeze LCD-X and XC Headphones

Frank Iacone has posted a review of the Audeze LCD-X ($1699) and XC ($1799) headphones at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions “Audeze continues to push the boundaries and create new frontiers. The LCD X and XC represent what is so special about planar designs. The speed and transparency (and now coupled with improved separation) is still...
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Light Harmonic Geek Out 1000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 10, 2014
Light Harmonic Geek Out 1000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Robb Johnson has posted a review of the Light Harmonic Geek Out 1000 headphone amplifier-DAC ($299) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “I preset my mental expectations on par with the sonics I’d expect from a $300 DAC and hit the play button. Well, I found my jaw hanging after the first few notes. This little...
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HiFiMAN Audio HM-802 Digital Audio Player

December 7, 2014
HiFiMAN Audio HM-802 Digital Audio Player

Arlindo Borges has posted a review of the HiFiMAN Audio HM-802 digital audio player ($699) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The HM-802 may not look like the sexiest player on the market but I doubt those looking for a true hi-fi sound will ever care. Personally, I think Hifiman players with their retro look have...
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Lambert “Play It By Ear” Headphone Amplifier

December 5, 2014
Lambert “Play It By Ear” Headphone Amplifier

Dubstep Girl has posted a review of the Lambert “Play It By Ear” headphone amplifier ($499) at Headphone.Guru. Her conclusions: “I have enjoyed listening to the “Play It By Ear” and I think that The Lambert Company has done a great job voicing the amplifier. The “Play It By Ear” is small, requires no...
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Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 5, 2014
Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Oppo HA-1 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1199) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “OPPO has always stood for solid engineering, great audio performance and smart packaging. The HA-1 headphone amplifier continues this tradition, and if anything, takes OPPO’s version of performance to an even higher standard than they have on...
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Final Audio Design Pandora Hope VI Headphones

December 4, 2014
Final Audio Design Pandora Hope VI Headphones

John Darko has posted a review of the Final Audio Design Pandora Hope VI headphones ($699) at Digital Audio Review. His conclusions: “And if you think that a seven hundred dollar headphone’s price point is enough to preclude it from high-end classification, wait until you hear the Pandora Hope VIII; a (delayed) new model...
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Sennheiser Urbanite Headphones

December 3, 2014
Sennheiser Urbanite Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Sennheiser Urbanite headphones ($199) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “From a physical design point of view, I don’t really buy into the styling or the form factor of the on ear Urbanite. Do people really want denim on their headphones, yet in strange color options as well?...
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Covalent Audio Nucleus Headphone Amplifier

December 2, 2014
Covalent Audio Nucleus Headphone Amplifier

Dean Seislove has posted a review of the Covalent Audio Nucleus headphone amplifier ($399) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “So, is this the headphone amp for you? Well, if you love a razor sharp sound that bears all and takes no prisoners, then probably not. Similarly, if you’re looking for that tube amp sound,...
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Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

November 30, 2014
Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Tom Lyle has posted a review of the Chord Hugo DAC ($2395) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The Chord Electronics Hugo is an amazing headphone amplifier/DAC. Its small size and battery operation makes it possible for anyone who uses either a backpack, briefcase, or even a large coat pocket to enjoy very high-quality...
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