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The 99 Neo By Meze

The 99 Classic we reviewed last year came out of nowhere to be perhaps the 2016 sleeper hit in terms of enjoyable headphones. It sounded great, looked the part and had a price tag that was more than reasonable in today's inflated market. We scored it an 8.3 a...
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The Amiron Home By Beyerdynamic

Beyerdynamic had a busy year in 2016 with the release of the DT1770 and DT1990. These were updated revisions of the older DT770 and DT990 classic models, both in terms of sound and looks. Personally, I thought the DT1770 was an excellent studio headphone when...
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The RockMaster Live By Encore

The portable headphone market seems to fluctuate with bargain deals quite often.  There have been entire years where nothing was released that was easy on the wallet, but that was also worth it in sound quality offered. Last year, I got to review the Encore R...
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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. Planar magnetic or planars are known for their excellen...
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The HP-2 BY RBH Sound

I'd never heard of RBH's headphone line before Marcus had let me know about their HP-2 Beryllium. Honestly, I am lesser for not noticing it before. RBH is an American branded company that is well regarded for their loudspeaker designs.  I've had some experienc...
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The Utopia By Focal

The Utopia is 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 which stores the headphone nicely. I...
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The DT 1990 PRO By Beyerdynamic

This review has long been in the making. I apologize for the waiting readers but I wanted to make sure my assessment is of general consensus. After all, releasing a follower to the legendary DT 990 is nothing to take lightly. DT 1990's smaller sibling has been...
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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 for the original 2015 award winning headphone was un...
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The On2 Monitor Series By Thinksound

Woodies are a beautiful thing, I think we can all accept that as an Audiophile Law. Thinksound has replaced the original On1 on-ear model with a newer, updated version called the On2. Can this beautiful woody compare to the likes of the rest of the very plenti...
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The DT1770 Pro By Beyerdynamic

Beyer is one of the standards in this business. They have been around for years and released some crazy good headphones in the T and DT series. I have never though seen them as having a penchant for the neutral and instead they have been giving us a wide range...
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The Sonorous III By Final

Final Audio Design (aka F.A.D. or nowadays simply Final) is a Japanese brand that has its roots back in 1974 with phono cartridges, turntables, amps and speaker designs. The development of headphones, however, only started in 2007 for the OEM brand S'NEXT unde...
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The Pryma By Sonus Faber

Sonus Faber, primarily an Italian brand, has launched their first and solid attempt at a nice sounding headphone with their Pryma.  When I'd first heard their announcement of a future headphone release, I was a bit skeptical to say the very least.  Unwarranted...
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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 a Writer's Choice Award for 2015. That headphone ...
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The N60 NC By AKG

Those who require noise cancellation in their portable rig's have a severely limited selection of headphones to choose from.  Typically, the words "Hifi" and "Noise Canceling" do not go together, but AKG's recent N60 NC seems to be their first real attempt at ...