Headphones

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…

Meze Empyrean Review

Meze Audio first received its true breakthrough in 2015 with the release of the well-received 99 Classics which had earned the company many awards and recognition. Part of their appeal stemmed from budget-friendly creations which married comfort, aesthetics and sound – something which helped to propel HiFiMAN during their early years. However, unlike the latter…

HiFiMAN Susvara Review

From across the ocean to the broad expanses of Tianjin, a company by the name of HiFiMAN have continually been raising the benchmark within the field of audio. Headed by Fang Bian, HiFiMAN’s use of innovative nanotechnologies in headphone design have helped the company garner notable acclaim amongst the most serious of critics. Their vision…

HiFiMAN HE-1000 V2 Headphones Review

Following seven years of research and development, the HiFiMAN HE-1000 headphones were released as part of the world’s first in nanometer-thickness diaphragm technologies. With a sound to match, this has earned the company a CES 2016 Innovation Award which propelled HiFiMAN as a serious contender in the arena of hi-fi offerings. Hot in pursuit of…

HiFiMAN Edition X Headphones Review

HiFiMAN, a veteran in the headphone and earphone industry, have recently accrued a lot of attention in audiophile circles through their innovative solutions and well-regarded product line-ups. An example of just this is their recently acquired CES 2016 Innovation Award for their HE-1000 headphone – the world’s first in nanometer-diaphragm thickness. Hot in pursuit, HiFiMAN…

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