Category: Headphones

Reviews of full-sized and portable headphones, including on-ear and around-the-ear models, from cheap to expensive.

MrSpeakers Aeon Review

As the second major new product from MrSpeakers since the Ether, the Aeon brings the Ether sound into a more affordable pair of headphones. Although they are the same size as the Ethers, the...

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...

Sennheiser HD800 S Review

As the first truly new high-end dynamic-driver headphones to hit the market in quite a few years, when Sennheiser’s HD800 was introduced at CES on the 8th of January 2009, they caused a massive...