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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...
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9.1Our Score

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 (...
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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...
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9Our Score

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...
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9.2Our Score

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...
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8.8Our Score

The Elise By Feliks Audio

Bargain amplifier hunters, look no further than Feliks Audio. I've tried to get my hands on this Elise for half the year of 2016 and I am saddened that it only arrived at the end of the year for me...when I cou...
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The M400 By KEF

Following the M500, KEF released the M400 on-ear headphones last year. They are smaller and cheaper. It's about time we took a closer look to find out if the face-lifted M400 are more than a fashion headphone. ...