Headphones

Massdrop Fostex X00 Headphones

February 22, 2016
Massdrop Fostex X00 Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Massdrop Fostex X00 headphones ($399) at Headphonics. His conclusions: “As for the X00, I can’t see anyone calling this anything but a fantastic deal! I’ve found price to performance to exceed the original TH600 by a small factor due to the price drop and the addition...
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Lightning-Quick HeadAmp GS-X MK2 Headphone Amplifier

February 22, 2016
Lightning-Quick HeadAmp GS-X MK2 Headphone Amplifier

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Lightning-Quick HeadAmp GS-X MK2 headphone amplifier ($2795) at Inner Fidelity. His conclusions: “The HeadAmp GS-X mk2 is, in my opinion, one of the most fairly priced high-end headphone amplifiers of which I’m aware. Build quality, and fit and finish may rarely be equaled, but I doubt...
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FiiO M3 Digital Audio Player

February 18, 2016
FiiO M3 Digital Audio Player

Marcusd has posted a review of the FiiO M3 digital audio player ($55) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Sounds a bit picky but then that’s my job, but overall for $55 the M3 is top notch, very easy to pick up and go and something I can recommend for a first time DAP user and...
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Simaudio Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

February 17, 2016
Simaudio Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

Rick Schmidt has posted a review of the Simaudio MON Neo 430HA headphone amplifier ($4300) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The main thing I noticed with the 430HA and appreciated to no end was the solidity of the image. It was just easy to hear music and not be...
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PSB M4U 2 Noise Cancelling Heaphones

February 17, 2016
PSB M4U 2 Noise Cancelling Heaphones

Steve DellaSala has posted a review of the PSB M4U 2 noise cancelling heaphones ($299) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “In our experience, taking away the noise cancellation feature of the PSB M4U’s leaves you with many better sounding options for full-sized headphones in this price range. Do the PSB’s sound good? Sure. Are they...
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Cypher Labs Sustain84 Headphone Amplifier

February 17, 2016
Cypher Labs Sustain84 Headphone Amplifier

Dubstep Girl has posted a review of the Cypher Labs Sustain84 headphone amplifier ($1200) at Headphone Guru. His conclusions: “Overall, the Sustain84 is priced just right and the perfect amplifier for those looking for a bedside rig or office amp. The sweet, seductive midrange and smooth treble allow it to easily pair with a...
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HiFiMan Edition X Headphones

February 16, 2016
HiFiMan Edition X Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the HiFiMan Edition X headphones ($1799) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “The HE1000s cost $1200 more — that’s 67% more — than the Edition Xes, with essentially the same design. I thought the HE1000s sounded better — smoother, more natural — than the Edition Xes with every...
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JDS Labs The Element Headphone Amplifier-DAC

February 16, 2016
JDS Labs The Element Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Earmass has posted a review of the JDS Labs The Element headphone amplifier-DAC ($349). His conclusions: “Back to The Element itself, I like how it sounded, how it built/looked and how it priced too, however I just can’t forgive JDS Labs not to include a high resolution future proof DAC inside of it, also...
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Trinity Audio Atlas In-Ear Monitors

February 15, 2016
Trinity Audio Atlas In-Ear Monitors

Smit Patel has posted a review of the Trinity Audio Atlas in-ear monitors (£145) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “he Atlas hybrids have a smooth and natural tonality which is more forgiving than some of my previously tested hybrids and balanced armature set-up. I also admire its tonal balance which not many IEMs tend to...
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Questyle CMA800i Headphone Amplifier-DAC

February 15, 2016
Questyle CMA800i Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Brian Kahn has posted a review of the Questyle CMA800i headphone-DAC ($2499) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “There was not a single set of headphones or in-ear monitors that I felt were not a good match with the Questyle. I found myself engaged in long listening sessions, going back and forth between headphones. At first,...
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Stoner Acoustics EGA Headphone Amplifier

February 14, 2016
Stoner Acoustics EGA Headphone Amplifier

Earmass has posted a review of the Stoner Acoustics EGA headphone amplifier ($450). His conclusions: “I compared my Teac HA-501 which is much more expensive than the EGA (with EGD but unbalanced headphone), EGA sound is cleaner and transparent than the already good HA501, however sound characteristic of HA-501 is very special and I...
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Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC and Mjolnir 2 Headphone Amplifier

February 14, 2016
Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC and Mjolnir 2 Headphone Amplifier

Richard Barclay has posted a review of the Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC (£1000) and Mjolnir 2 headphone amplifier (£720) at The Ear. His conclusions: “Individually, these are laudable products with interesting USPs that set them apart from pricier peers. Together, the two units complement each other exceptionally well and offer a seductively revealing, immersive...
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Chord Electronics Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

February 14, 2016
Chord Electronics Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Jason Kennnedy has posted a review of the Chord Electronics Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC (£399) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The Mojo is a remarkable achievement for any company let alone one of Chord’s size, I suspect that it could change that aspect of things quite significantly once the non audiophile world comes to terms...
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ampsandsound Kenzie Headphone Amplifier

February 13, 2016
ampsandsound Kenzie Headphone Amplifier

Dean Seislove has posted a review of the ampsandsound Kenzie headphone amplifier ($1500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Some people will want an amp with more bite and slam than you might find in the Kenzie, especially with electronic and aggressive rock music. I’m listening to Mogwai’s “San Pedro” right now, and couldn’t wish...
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Klipsch X6i and X12i In-Ear Monitors

February 11, 2016
Klipsch X6i and X12i In-Ear Monitors

Kevin Heine has posted a review of the Klipsch X6i ($179) and X12i ($349) in-ear monitors at Headphone Guru. His conclusions: “The soundstage on the X12i was exceptional, one of the best I have heard coming from an in-ear monitorIn closing, the Klipsch X6i and X12i are excellent headphones, both offering exceptional performance and...
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Sonus Faber Pryma 01 Headphones

February 9, 2016
Sonus Faber Pryma 01 Headphones

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Sonus Faber Pryma 01 headphones (£380) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Pryma have been my headphones of choice since the box turned up because they sound good and look great. Highly recommended for anyone who wants more than just good sound on the move!” You can...
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Viva Audio Egoista 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

February 9, 2016
Viva Audio Egoista 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Viva Audio Egoista 2A3 headphone amplifier ($7500) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “I wish this stuff was cheaper. But just because I can’t afford it doesn’t mean it’s not worth it’s asking price. If I could afford it — both in terms of sheer cost, and...
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HiFiMAN HE400S Headphones

February 8, 2016
HiFiMAN HE400S Headphones

Julie Mullins has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE400S headphones ($299) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “There was a kind of effortlessness to their playback, with a largely neutral presentation that was crisp, clean, and open. Quite often, their dimensionality even resembled loudspeaker-style soundstaging. These phones would make a great choice either...
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Meze 99 Classics Headphones

February 8, 2016
Meze 99 Classics Headphones

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Meze 99 Classics Sealed headphones (€309) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Tonal balance did follow reasonable expectations based on Meze’s own graph. This was no bright sharp needly forward headphone. It was on the warm bassy side in fact where it went astonishingly low with full power...
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AudioQuest Nighthawk Headphones

February 8, 2016
AudioQuest Nighthawk Headphones

Richard Barclay has posted a review of the AudioQuest Nighthawk headphones (£499) at The Ear. His conclusions: “Listeners who enjoy an immersive, rich sound with crisp highs, smooth laid-back mids, and lush flowing bass notes are sure to succumb to Nighthawk’s euphonic late-night caress. Those with a preference for a lighter, speedier delivery with...
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Ultrasonic Edition 5 Unlimited In-Ear Monitors

February 7, 2016
Ultrasonic Edition 5 Unlimited In-Ear Monitors

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Ultrasonic Edition 5 Unlimited in-ear monitors ($2750) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “The price to performance of this headphone is very uneven there is no getting around it. It is a $2750 headphone that is bested in some ways by a $400 Fostex with regard to bass...
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Sennheiser HD 598 Headphone

February 7, 2016
Sennheiser HD 598 Headphone

Mark Fleishmann has posted a review of the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones ($250) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Sennheiser HD 598 is the best choice I’ve found for a home headphone user looking to maximize bang for the buck. This music-maker has a knack for telling the truth and making you like...
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Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered In-Ear Monitors

February 7, 2016
Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered In-Ear Monitors

Audiohead has posted a review of the Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered in-ear monitors ($999). His conclusions: “The new Reference Remastered from UE offers up several adept changes to the three driver IEM. To my ears it is one of the very few CIEM’s that get balanced bass right, straight out of the box....
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RHA S500i In-Ear Monitors

February 6, 2016
RHA S500i In-Ear Monitors

Brian Murphy has posted a review of the RHA S500i in-ear monitors ($50) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Budget friendly price, availability at Apple stores, and an enjoyable sound make the RHA S500i one hell of an enticing IEM. ” You can read the full review here.
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V-Moda Crossfade M100 Headphones

February 6, 2016
V-Moda Crossfade M100 Headphones

Smit Patel has posted a review of the V-Moda Crossfade M100 headphones ($270) at Headphonics. His conclusions: “While the sound isn’t the best in its price range, it is a bass lover’s delight with its punchy and ample bottom-end. The forgiving treble in addition to its bass make the M-100s versatile in the genres...
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