Headphones

Audeze LCD-5 Review

Audeze have proven themselves to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of high-end audiophilia. Their eager passion for innovative technologies and reiterative design has earned them many audio fans across the globe. The Audeze LCD-5 represents their new flagship planar headphones with a vision for reference sound, detail and tonal transparency.…

ZMF Atrium Review

Since their latest well-acclaimed products, ZMF have been working hard on the release of an all-new premium wood-crafted open-back headphone. Titled the ‘ZMF Atrium’, Zach Mehrbach has envisioned a new philosophy of linearity to appease all walks of audiophile consumers. While their previously well-received ZMF Verite models utilized beryllium-coated dynamic drivers, the Atrium adopts the…

Meze Audio Liric Review

Headed by Antonio Meze, Meze Audio have offered the audiophile community a relentless focus on product aesthetics married to world-class sound. Their venture into high-end started with the Meze Empyreans which had won a huge following for its compelling design and accomplished sound. Consequently, Meze Audio have released new flagship offerings including the Meze Audio…

Shure AONIC 50 Review

Shure are a well-known American audio brand with an eager commitment towards research and development. With an impressive product portfolio ranging from microphones, high-end earphones and personal monitor systems, it was only natural for the company to enter the wireless noise-cancelling headphone marketplace. The Shure AONIC 50 represent the company’s first stab at Bluetooth noise-cancelling…

SIVGA P-II Review

SIVGA may appear to be a new face in the world of headphone audio but have actually amassed plenty of years of experience behind the scenes. Jian Zhou, one of its co-founders, has played an influential role in a leading OEM headphone factory designing parts as well as leading R&D efforts for many international well-known…

HiFiMAN HE-R10D Review

It was only a matter of time until HiFiMAN decided to jump into the closed-back arena with the latest release of their two new models – the $1299 HiFiMAN HE-R10D (subjective of this review) and the $5499 HiFiMAN HE-R10P. HiFiMAN have produced some of the world’s best open-back models, and so it was intriguing to…

Ultrasone Performance 880 Review

Hailing from Bavaria, ULTRASONE are a company which pride themselves on the use of high-quality materials, efficient engineering processes and sustainability. This is consolidated by their use of advanced electric cars as part of the company fleet in a bid to build a successful and future-proof corporate structure. Despite their thorough work ethic, though, ULTRASONE…

iBasso SR2 Review

Well known for their amplifiers and digital audio players, iBasso have only recently ventured into headphone territory. The iBasso SR2 headphones, which supersede the originally released SR1 headphones, feature an all-new design with a higher quality feel and open-back implementation. Unlike the limited-edition SR1, iBasso plan to make the SR2 abundant in quantity. The $569…

HiFiMAN Deva Review

There is no doubt that wireless technology has picked up lately owing to the advent of Internet of Things (IoT), popularity of mass market ‘hearables’ and shift in consumer expectations. While wired solutions still reign supreme in audiophile circles for their high-fidelity sound, audiophile companies have begun to release wireless alternatives to capture this growing…

FiiO EH3 NC Review

The EH3NC represents Fiio’s first foray into noise-cancelling wireless headphone technology. The company have already commandeered a strong and loyal consumer base with its plethora of high value propositions. Hence, this new venture by the Chinese brand into the world of wireless listening would only be considered a smart move since the direction of the…

T+A Solitaire P Headphones Review

T+A (Theory + Application) are a high-end German audio brand with a presence spanning the best part of four decades. Hosting similarities to Focal, T+A was born from a passion in loudspeaker technologies and has secured significant acclaim and presence in the European markets. Akin to its French adversary, T+A have recently ventured into the…

HiFiMAN HE1000se Review

Well-known amongst the crowd of audiophilia, HiFiMAN have quickly climbed the ranks to produce some of the best headphones amongst the planet. Their game-changer was the originally introduced HiFiMAN HE1000 headphones which featured the world’s first in nanometer-thickness diaphragm technologies and had garnered many awards. Later released was the V2 model which adopted much of…

Focal Stellia Review

Focal are a company who need no introduction in the world of hi-end audio. With a well-established vertically integrated base, the French company have a developed a strong foothold in an already saturated marketplace. Originally versed in loudspeaker technology, the brand have made use of their extensive R&D knowledge to create a line-up of game-changing…

ZMF Verite Headphones: Open-back vs Closed Review

It is always great to see humble boutique companies produce high-quality artisan products which can compete with those from far larger firms. One such company – ZMF headphones have been producing premium wood-crafted heirlooms which have charmed the audiophile community for the best part of five years. Based in Chicago and headed by Zach Mehrbach,…

Master & Dynamic MW65 Wireless Headphones Review

New York based audio company Master & Dynamic have always pushed the envelope in product design where styling and aesthetics are concerned. This coupled with their strive for audiophile sound has earned them acclaim from many a critic. It is not surprising then that their latest creation – the MW65 active noise-cancelling headphones have been…

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