Headphones

37 posts

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

Focal Clear Announced

Jude from Head-Fi.org has uploaded a video interview with Focal’s Nicolas Debard where they go into detail about the technology of the new Focal Clear headphones, including measurements. The Clear features […]

Meze 99 Neo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1ZDMX2_Hg A few years ago a company from Romania caught my attention with some wood headphones that had attracted a few members. They quickly spotted that they were a rebrand […]

MrSpeakers Aeon Review

I’ve met Dan Clarke of MrSpeakers a number of times of the years, mostly at the Tokyo Headphone festivals where one year, funnily enough, his table was opposite that of […]

Sony MDR-Z1R Headphones Review

Some years ago I had a chance to listen with Sony’s legendary R10 headphones, then once again at a meet in Tokyo.  In context they were impressive headphones for their […]

Focal Utopia Headphones Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcA1MnxWb78 I first had the chance to audition Focal’s Utopia at the Wikia meet in San Francisco, taking them around and trying them in different rigs. For $4000, they had a lot […]

HiFiMan Edition X V2 Review

With the release of HiFiMan’s HE1000 at $3000, there was a large gap between their lesser planar offerings, such as the HE560 and the flagship. Filling that gap, originally at […]