$1000+

9.29.2

The Utopia By Focal

Focal’s third headphone and flagship model priced at $4,000. With its hefty price tag, is it able to perform against other top-of-the-line headphones? Build The box sports a similar design to the Elear box ...

The DAC3 HGC by Benchmark Media

After having reviewed the breathtaking professional DAC/amp surprise hit RME ADI-2 Pro and the also spectacular Lake People Reference Series, it is time to see how an actual hifi consumer device compares to ref...
8.88.8

The A6 By 64 Audio

For many years and through a fair few product branding changes the number 6 in the 64 Audio lineup always seemed to represent a type of reference sound for the company and fans alike. Not super flat analytical ...
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...