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Planar magnetic driver headphones

Hifiman Susvara

Hifiman Susvara Review

The Hifiman Susvara is a headphone that has been with me longer than any product before I decided to write the review. And for good reason. This is a $6000 headphone and one of the most expensive headphones on...
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Audio Zenith PMx2 Review

Back in 2014 Kyle reviewed the Oppo PM-2 (https://headfonics.com/2014/11/the-pm-2-planer-headphone-by-oppo/) and concluded that the PM2 were an amazing set of headphones with only but a few flaws. Kyle was not...

The ÆON By MrSpeakers

Mad Dog, Alpha Dog, Prime, Ether, Ether Flow and now Aeon. MrSpeakers is on quite a roll since 2012 and is now a bonafide manufacturer in their own right of some amazing planar headphones with their own unique ...
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The SINE DX By Audeze

By a quirk of fate, Mike reviewed the SINE closed headphone over a year ago and seemed very happy with it.  It stole the show for him, got the end of the year award and rated a solid 9.0. You can't say fairer t...
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The LCD-4 By Audeze

Ever since the conception of the LCD-1 in 2009, Audeze has been a chief player in the audiophile headphone market today. Audeze specializes on planar magnetic headphones much like Hifiman and MrSpeakers. Plana...
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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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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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The Talos By Cascadia Audio

The T50RP, perhaps the most modded planar headphone in the history of modding. People have gone beyond modding now and created businesses behind them like ZMF, Enigma, and MrSpeakers. Dan's team have gone from ...
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The SINE By Audeze

I've shaken my fist at the audio community for the past 8 or so years, but that prolonged whining got me nowhere.  It seemed like no matter how hard I cried, audio designers and the HiFi community have both ins...
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The Ether C by MrSpeakers

Those of you who read our top gear for 2015 review list in December 2015 would probably have noticed me waxing lyrical about headphone that no official review from us had come out at the time yet still received...
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The HE1000 by Hifiman

"You are going to need a bigger amp". Now looking around at my loveable Mjolnir and Hifiman EF6 SS amps that didn't inspire any fiscal and aural confidence but nevertheless those were the ringing 'Scheideresque...
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The HE400s By Hifiman

Where to next? Well, it seems the HE400s is next. I have this image in my mind of Dr. Fang Bian of Hifiman just sitting every Xmas pondering how to hit the market the following year or looking back and thinkin...
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The TH500RP by Fostex

The surge in portable listening in the past decade has encouraged manufacturers to work around the clock to refine more premium concepts in more affordable packages. The latest of such trends has been to incorp...
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The Ether by MrSpeakers

If you’ve lived under a rock for the past few months, you may not be aware that Dan at MrSpeakers has again been up to no good as of late.   Somewhere out in the desert in California, or perhaps a dark laborato...
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The ZMF x Vibro and ZMF Blackwood

The Fostex T50RP’s driver never fails to show its versatility. Years back, it showed it shone with some very simple mods with its stock enclosure. Gary Butcher found great success transplanting the driver into ...