Verum 1
8.7Score

Verum Audio Verum 1 Review

Disclaimer: The Verum 1 sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample only and Verum Audio is not a site advertiser. You can find out more and pre-order the Verum 1 on their Kickstarter Page here.  Over the last 2 years, planar headphone companies ha...
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...
Audeze LCD-MX4
8.8Our Score

Audeze LCD-MX4 Review

Disclaimer: The Audeze LCD-MX sent to us for the purposes of this review is a loan sample and will be returned after this review. Thank you to Audeze for giving us this opportunity. Summit-Fi has experienced a boom in population over the past few years. I've...
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...
AEON
9.1Our Score

MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open Review

The AEON line first launched with the closed back version last year has fast become a bit of a darling for its excellent price to performance ratio. This was a uniquely designed, lightweight planar headphones with technology previously found in their flagship...
HE4XX
8.4Our Score

Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE4XX Review

With the launch of the HE4XX Massdrop is on an audiophile roll. Everyone in the audio enthusiast community knows it. Satisfying deals left and right, collectors getting newly minted and refreshed rehashes of older designs, now updated with a new logo, paint jo...
Zenith
8.7Our Score

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 only person to notice their potential. Luckil...
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...
Sinedxtitle
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...
Title 4
9.1Our Score

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...
Title 3
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...
Title 2
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 ...
Title 3
Our 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...
Title 2
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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 modest modding to "top of the line" planar headpho...
SINE
Our Score

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...
MrSpeakers Ether C
Our Score

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 ...
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 ...