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The New York By Master Art Of Sounds (MAS)

Master Art of Sounds (MAS, for short) are a Taiwanese company newcomer to the audio stadium who have just introduced their $150 New York on-ear headphone and $80 optional Bluetooth adapter called the Duo. The portable market seems stuck at the moment and absen...
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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. Packaging KEF definitely knows how to do the p...
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The K182 By AKG

I have a ton of AKG cans in the cannery behind the desk here from the K5XX to the K812 and had plenty been and gone including the K7XX series years ago. AKG can do a mean set of cans when they put their minds to it even on a budget level with the K518DJ being ...
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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 insisted that portable audio be voided of musical and...
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The Galvanize S2 By BLOC & ROC

With a strong foothold in many well-known British retailers, Bloc & Roc are a new audio company located along the outskirts of London. Their claim to fame has been their use of high-grade construction materials presented in a minimalist and stylish form fa...
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The TH-X00 by Fostex & Massdrop

Leave it to Massdrop to solicit a positive design alteration from Fostex that is both superior and cheaper than the original model it was based on.  Back when the X00 had first been announced, I’d thought it was going to be an entirely new product, or maybe a ...
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The A5-Pro by Philips

I have to admit I am a closet Philips fan since the launch of the Fidelio range a few years back and just loved the L series, owned the M1 and X1 and each time I wondered why these cans are not on the top of everyone’s list for mid-fi excellence. Perhaps the b...
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The PM-3 Planar Headphone by Oppo

This review has been cooking a while, it is tardy but no less relevant and it's the first out and out PM range planar headphone review I have done despite owning all 3 (thanks to Kyle and Mike for previous reviews). I have been dying to write a bit more about ...
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The s301 by Perfect Sound

So we are back with Perfect Sound and this time it is their 'mid-tier' unit, the s301 closed portable headphone which retails at $420. I never got the chance to test drive the Dido D901 so I cannot comment on what Kyle saw or didn't see in them but I did spot ...
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Our picks from 2013 in review

2013 has been an interesting year for us at Headfonics in terms of product reviews. When I look back on our review catalog we did less headphones and more amps and DAC's and in someways that is reflected in our lists this year. More so than last year. 2013 if ...
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Brainwavz HM9 – An M50 Killer?

MP4Nation’s Brainwavz brand showed up to the headphone scene with their Alpha and Beta IEMs, which, at the time, were a screaming deal in a world (2008) there were very few options for IEMs other than the JVC Marshmallows, Skullcandies, and Soundmagic PL30. Fa...
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Aiaiai TMA-1 Fool’s Gold Edition

Aiaiai make great headphones but they have an edge to them as a company; sort of a funky hipster thing going on with the DJ fraternity combined with a lifestyle outlook steeped in Scandinavian sensibilities. Most of their headphones have come in a range of col...