Headphones

93/100 Headphones
My Video Review: I’m publishing headphone reviews starting with 2009, but if I’m looking deeper into my past, I’m doing them for at least 20 years, always ranking every single headphone that passed through these hands, so I wouldn’t forget any of them. Back in 2009, Sennheiser was releasing the …
88/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Let me give you a little inside information about FiiO. They never rest on laurus nobilis leaves, they never compromise, never settle or slow down innovation. It’s one of those stubborn companies that are pushing the envelope on a daily basis. Every month, a new IEM, portable DAP, …
89/100 Headphones
My Video Review: While people still dislike Hifiman’s Susvara price point and their discouraging sensitivity, we love when top-class technology from world’s best planar headphones is making way into lower-tiered headphones at prices that people can actually afford. If you are looking closer, …
82/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Sendy Audio and their sister company Sivga Audio always appeared on my radar on a regular basis, as those two always resonated with good looking headphones at affordable prices, that hopefully were good sounding too. A few months ago, we bumped into their AIVA headphone and …
90/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Oh, my goodness, what a busy year! It seems that headphone tinkerers around the globe went berserk in 2021 after a dormant 2020. Hifiman went all-in with stealth magnets on their Arya and Deva Pro, Sendy Audio released their golden child – the Peacock, Dan Clark Audio wowed the …
83/100 Headphones
My Video Review: I still remember when IEM makers were trying to squeeze as many BA drivers in their creations, some squeezing as much as 24 drivers per side, yet Sennheiser drops the curtains on their top-dog single-driver dynamic IEM, that put them in the race for the best sound on the go. IE800 …
83/100 Headphones
My Video Review: When Drop.com started branding third-party headphones under their banner and selling them by tens of thousands, Hi-Fi retailers around the globe opened their third eye. That clever move attracted unwanted eyes and it was only a matter of time when HiFi retailers would make their …
88/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Everything started last year on a Friday evening. While I was enjoying my time in the company of a glass of whisky and some electric blues, I’m getting a call from a good friend asking if it’s possible making a headphone that should be different to anyone else’s, affordable, …
80/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Sendy Audio might sound like a new headphone company coming from the land of the Red Dragon, except that they aren’t. They are manufacturing headphone drivers for several years now, they are even providing them for various headphone manufacturers. That’s right folks, Sendy Audio …
86/100 Headphones
My Video Review: I have long relationship with FiiO, way before this website came into existence. You see, portable audio took a big portion of my life. My journey started with portable cassette players in the 90-ties and since then, audio gear that could fit into my pockets always appealed to me …
92/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Before I move on with my actual review, I just want to make it clear that headphone listening is the biggest hobby of my life…for multiple reasons. With headphones you don’t need expensive room treatments, absorbers or diffusers, you don’t need obedient neighbors, you will never …
88/100 Headphones
My Video Review: There’s always a first time for everything in life. In my case, I am meeting Hiby Audio and all their doings for the first time. In case of Hiby Audio (Hiby from now on), they just finished working on their first flagship IEM that is called Crystal6. You probably heard about their …
83/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Last week I’ve tested some smooth, relaxing and warm sounding IEMs that could be listened to no end, but today some very bold, mean and visceral music making machines will be hitting my ear drums unmercifully. I’ve already met IKKO Audio when their OH1 hybrid IEMs landed on my …
80/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Meze Audio is surely one of the fastest growing headphone manufacturer I know of. Their Empyrean is stealing hearts around the globe for three years in a row with its unique sound signature and unmistakable look, while their heavenly RAI Penta offers the same liquidity and …
87/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Gold Planar might sound like a new company in the headphone business, but they are far from that. They are manufacturing audio drivers for several years now, they are even providing them for several established headphone and loudspeaker manufacturers as OEM drivers. That’s right …
86/100 Headphones
My Video Review: When FiiO came out of nowhere a decade ago, they came with affordable portable headphone amplifiers to be used with iPods. Since then, slowly but surely FiiO crawled in every corner of portable audio. So much so, that nowadays there isn’t a product type that FiiO isn’t already …
82/100 Headphones
My Video Review: In the spring of 2020, the world has gone crazy, everything turned upside down for most of us, we forgot what traveling and socializing really means, exchanging all that goodness with a place in the boring Helheim (lockdown). There were also glimpses of light as most of my …
89/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Before I move on with my actual review, I want to tell you first why you should consider Kennerton headphones in the first place. I never meet Kennerton’s CEO: Valentin Kazanzhi in person, but after exchanging emails in a span of a few months, I feel like I know Valentin for a …
85/100 Headphones
My Video Review: When I’m saying LittleDot out loud, I’m thinking about tube-based headphone and loudspeaker amplifiers the most, then about solid-state amplifiers of all kinds and then about digital sources. If you would tell me that LittleDot would start producing portable In-Ear-Monitors a few …
88/100 Headphones
My Video Review: I remember going to my first headphone enthusiast meeting, I came with a pair of Audeze LCD-3 in my hands, someone came with top Sennheisers and Grados and the host was rocking a pair of Fostex TH900 for all his music needs. I asked why a closed-back and what is so amazing about …
82/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Erzetich Audio might be new to some, by it is not new to me. I have already reviewed a dozen of products of this boutique audio manufacturer from Slovenia. From their small but mean sounding headphone amplifier by the name of Bacillus, to their beautiful portable dynamic …
82/100 Headphones
My Video Review: When Hifiman lowered Sundara’s price to $350, a lot of people that never tried planar magnetic headphones, were now ready to give them a spin. To this day, Sundara is the still the best-selling headphone of Hifiman, only because it was able to strike a nice balance between sound …
81/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Oh boy, I still remember very clearly as if it was yesterday when I went with my parents at a trade show for the first time in my life somewhere in the late 80’ies. Pops was looking at the freshly released VHS video players and portable video recorders (remember those?). I …
87/100 Headphones
My Video Review: It was October 2017 when I’ve had a secret meeting with Paul and Mircea of Meze Audio. I and a handful of people would be meeting for first time those extremely sexy looking Empyrean headphones. Sure enough, at that time rumor mill was spinning in full-force and the chu-chu hype …
87/100 Headphones
My Video Review: When I’ve tried some handcrafted headphones from Saint-Petersburg for the first time, I was surprised by the attention to details, by the build quality itself, by the number of accessories found in the package, by its affordable price point, but the biggest surprise was …
82/100 Headphones
My Video Review: About a year ago I found about handcrafted headphones, from a country located at the crossroads of main European cultural routes - Slovenia. Not one, but two young teams were crafting headphones with their hands, working hard on delivering one of a kind experiences for music …
79/100 Headphones
My Video Review: When I finished my review of the TWS600 true wireless earbuds from Hifiman, I knew that this is only a beginning for a much bigger story. The absolute first wireless products from a company as Hifiman can be seem as small experiments at testing the market, observing if consumers …
88/100 Headphones
My Video Review: Is FiiO ever sleeping at night? I always wondered about that. The sheer number of products they release on a monthly basis is staggering. Last month FiiO announced for immediate release four new IEMs: a beryllium plated single driver FD1, a true-wireless FW1, a new hybrid FH3 and …
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