Our Top Gear For 2016

In what has now become a traditional close to the Headfonics year we bring you what we consider to be the top gear we reviewed in 2016. Having read last years intro I might sound like a broken record but we hav...
9.19.1

The Ether C Flow By MrSpeakers

Change can sometimes be evolutionary and yet dramatic at the same time. However, when MrSpeakers suggested I upgrade my "Writer's choice of 2015" Ether C headphone to the new $1799 Flow edition citing a major (...
9.19.1

The Edition X V2 By Hifiman

Much like the HE1000, Hifiman has seen fit to bring out a revised Edition X in the form of the Edition X V2 and in doing so saw to it that my lead up to Xmas 2016 was filled with instant regret at not jumping o...
99.0

The K872 By AKG

I knew it was only a matter of time before AKG released the closed back version of the K812 in the form of the new $1499 K872. It has a form factor begging to be bricked up and converted into a closed format. I...
9.29.2

The HE1000 V2 By Hifiman

I was pretty settled on the order of things in my headphone universe with regard to the HE1000 being the top dog so the announcement of the similarly priced HE1000 V2 a few months ago as a direct replacement fo...
7.77.7

The NS-U1 V2 IEM By LEAR

Last year Lear sent us their all new NS-U1 NatroSound IEM for around $200 which was their first attempt at recreating a more natural sound field in which they felt better represented that loudspeaker sound, par...
88.0

The M4 IEM By Advanced

Advanced hail out of Fresh Meadows, NY and just recently changed their brand label from ADV.Sound in 2016, so those that may be familiar with their Kickstart campaigns might have seen the previous brand kicking...