Hifiman Sundara
8.7Our Score

Hifiman Sundara Review

Disclaimer: The Hifiman Sundara sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Hifiman for giving us this opportunity. It has been 3 years since Hifiman last focused on it's entry-level or mid-fi range of...
Advanced Alpha
8.5Our Score

Advanced Alpha Review

Disclaimer: The Advanced Alpha sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned to Advanced. Thank you to distributors Aurem Fidelitatem and Advanced for giving us this opportunity. It is always exciting to see a new ent...
Susvara
9.3Our Score

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 the market. Higher tier even than the Audeze LCD-...
9Our Score

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 sound signatures. And it is not simply a rehash o...
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8.9Our Score

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 than that. Now here comes 2017 and Audeze decide t...
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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 (read dramatic) enhancement to the sound plus a bra...
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9.1Our Score

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 on an original Edition X V1 review at the start of ...
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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 for the original 2015 award winning headphone was un...
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8.3Our Score

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 modest modding to "top of the line" planar headpho...
HE1000
9.1Our Score

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' type words when Hifiman just announced the all n...
HE400s
8Our Score

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 thinking what he could do a little bit better. The last ...
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8.2Our Score

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 incorporate electro-magnetic drivers in entry-level offe...
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8.8Our Score

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 laboratory of a malicious manner, Dan Clark created a new ...
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The LCD-XC Closed Planar by Audeze

About a year ago, Audeze released two new headphones in their lineup: The X ($1,699) and the XC ($1,799) to complement and fill a void between their previous generation models that included the LCD2/LCD3, and beyond. I will admit, that I am not a fan of the Au...
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The PM-1 Planar headphone by Oppo

I recall drooling uncontrollably at my desk back in 2013 when the images of Oppo's new Planar headphone were first released. Such a sleek and attractive design simply was too tantalizing for me to resist. That elegant metallic framework and jet black mesh made...