Headphone & Earphone Reviews by Currawong

Sony MDR-Z1R Headphones Review

  Some years ago I had a chance to listen with Sony’s legendary R10 headphones, then once again at a meet in Tokyo.  In context they were impressive headphones for their driver technology and...

Focal Utopia Headphones Review

I first had the chance to audition Focal’s Utopia at the Wikia meet in San Francisco, taking them around and trying them in different rigs. For $4000, they had a lot to live up to. While...

HiFiMan HE1000 V2 Headphones Review

Back when I owned a modified Denon D5000, I went to a local hi-fi store and demoed a Stax system. I almost bought it on the spot, only hesitating because it would have been...

Cozoy Rei portable DAC/amp Review

At one of the Tokyo headphone festivals I met the guys from Cozoy in Hong Kong with whom I was discussing headphone EQing, as they had Head-Fi member and FiiO representative Joe Bloggs headphone...

ALO Audio Continental V5

A few years ago I remember meeting Ken Ball at one of the Tokyo headphone festivals when he had announced the RX3-B balanced portable headphone amp. All the rage at the time, the amp...