Headphones


The RHA S500 Phones

The RHA S500 Phones

Let’s cut to the chase, our first experience with RHA is fantastic. Their $39.95/pair S500 in-ears are incredible for less than a pair of Apple ear buds. Read More >


The New PS2000e from Grado!

The New PS2000e from Grado!

We’ve just received the new flagship PS2000e headphones from GradoLabs.

These beautiful new phones, have not abandoned the familiar wood that makes
Grado’s famous, but now it is clad with a metal alloy, offering a more modern,
sleek look. Read More >


The Stereo Pravda SB-7 Headphones

The Stereo Pravda SB-7 Headphones

What do in ear monitor (IEM) phones lack? Big bass and dynamics. Am I right?

Much like the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, the Stereo Pravda SB-7 in ear monitors are bold, dynamic and almost scary – offering bass, dynamics and coherance I’ve always found lacking with other IEM’s. Read More >


Just in, From Stereo Pravda!

Just in, From Stereo Pravda!

All the rage at last year’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, the Stereo Pravda SB-7 IEMs are here and our review is almost finished.

What makes these $2,500 in ear monitors so incredible? Quite a lot actually. Read More >


AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

Staring at all the crappy headphones lined up next to the PlayStation games, I knew I had something cool waiting at home. The AudioQuest NightHawk headphones just arrived and yeah, I could listen to Kind of Blue and tell you how well they capture the texture of Miles Davis’s horn, or to Dark Side of the Moon and tell you that the stereo image they throw is psychedelic. Read More >


Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones

It takes the growling bass line of “Bitch, I’m Madonna” just 10 seconds to convince me that the MH40 headphones are winners, but not just because of their sound. Read More >


OPPO PM-1 Headphones

OPPO PM-1 Headphones

Since I’m not much of a headphone guy, it takes something special for me to leave the comfort of my listening room and put a pair of cans on my head. Few ‘phones have ever given me big enough goosebumps to do so, and those that did have all been planar or electrostatic. Read More >


Musical Fidelity MF-100 Headphones

Musical Fidelity MF-100 Headphones

During my recent trip to the Sterling Sound mastering studio in New York City, where I visited with senior mastering engineer Greg Calbi, I had the rare privileged of listening to the new Beatles’ Yesterday and Today from Calbi’s chair. Read More >


Audio-Technica ATH-W1000X Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000X Headphones

The Audio-Technica ATH-W1000X, which was introduced in 2011, is not a celebrity-endorsed headphone, nor does it come in a rainbow of colors. For $699, you get a headphone designed and engineered for discriminating listeners and music lovers, with ear cups made from American black cherry wood finished in an elegant violin gloss. Read More >


Audeze LCD-X Headphones

Audeze LCD-X Headphones

Audeze pronounces their name “Odd-eh-zee. Read More >


KEF M500 Headphones

KEF M500 Headphones

Though traditionally a loudspeaker manufacturer KEF has joined the likes of B&W and Martin Logan, extrapolating in-house expertise to the personal audio market. Read More >


Sennheiser HD700 Headphones

Sennheiser HD700 Headphones

Founded in 1945 as “Laboratorium Wennebostel,” Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser’s namesake company is now known around the world as a leading manufacturer of headphones and professional microphones. Read More >


Grado RS1i Headphones

Grado RS1i Headphones

Over the past few years, the world of high-quality personal audio has experienced an explosion, due partly to the success of Beats by Dre headphones, which seem to have inspired hope for an industry that previously failed to even attract a fleeting glance from the millennial generation. Read More >


Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones

The audiophile portion of Sennheiser’s headphone business has grown steadily over the last few years, due in part to the fanatical attention that its full-size HD 800s and in-ear IE 800s have received. Read More >


Headphones under $100: Grado SR80i & Pioneer SE-A1000

Headphones under $100: Grado SR80i & Pioneer SE-A1000

In the world of high-end audio, Benjamin Franklin generally doesn’t get you too far—no wonder his lips look pursed in his portrait on the $100 bill. There are some exceptions, including the Grado SR80i and the Pioneer SE-A1000 headphones. Read More >


The Phonon SMB-02 Headphones

The Phonon SMB-02 Headphones

Listening to the gentle, guitar and bass opening to Meshell Ndegeocello’s version of “Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” the Phonon SMB-02 headphones instantly impress, with a nice, big, wide soundstage and natural sound. Read More >


Marshall Major Headphones

Marshall Major Headphones

Go to just about any rock concert and you’re bound to see a stack of Marshall amplifiers onstage. Read More >


WESC Banjo Headphones

WESC Banjo Headphones

What happens when trendy street fashion gets crossed with headphone design? Nothing less than WESC (WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy) Banjo headphones. Read More >


Decware Zen Head headphone amplifier and Phiaton MS400 headphones

Decware Zen Head headphone amplifier and Phiaton MS400 headphones

Decware, Decware.  Aren’t those the guys who make the Zen tube triode SET amplifiers?  Yes, they are. Read More >


Monster Turbine Pro Copper Edition earbuds

Monster Turbine Pro Copper Edition earbuds

Monster Cable, believe it or not, lies at the forefront of power in the earbud industry, and the 31-year-old manufacturer based just south of San Francisco refers to its models as “in-ear speakers” for good reason. Read More >