38 posts

Reviews of full-sized and portable headphones, including on-ear and around-the-ear models, from cheap to expensive.

HiFiMan Ananda

HifiMan Ananda Review

INTRODUCTION My personal open headphone search has pretty much ended.  I have my HD800S, as well as an HD600, and other TOTL’s I’ve tried have been variations on a theme.  […]

Brainwavz Alara Review by Currawong

https://youtu.be/6LzMQvgam3s Brainwavz is most well-known for me for their variety of headphone hangers, of which I think at least one of each model grace my shelves. In a recent discussion […]

Best of 2018

Best of 2018: Amos

While it’s a bit late, a few people asked me what I thought were the best products of 2018. That’s a difficult choice, as I didn’t get to experience as […]

Tokyo 2018: MrSpeakers

Dan Clark of MrSpeakers shows off the new Ether 2 headphones with technology taken from the work he did on the Voce electrostats at the 2018 Autumn Tokyo FUJIYAAVIC Headphone […]

MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QazABKh9JIw After the highly successful release of the Ether headphone series, it remained to be seen if Dan Clark would come out with less expensive models. The release of the […]

Campfire Audio Cascade Headphones Review

https://youtu.be/vDL330SE_Ec Ken Ball has a long history with personal audio. Starting out by soldering his own headphone cables and modifying headphones well over a decade ago, then manufacturing amps and […]

Massdrop x Focal Elex

Great news for people who are interested in Focal headphones, as Massdrop has announced the Massdrop x Focal Elex, a variation on the Elear based on feedback from members. Will […]

HiFiMan Susvara Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jk7aLzpsFU The first time I auditioned the Susvaras was at the last Tokyo Fujiya Avic headphone festival. The test system consisted of an EF1000 amp and Weiss DAC of some […]