Etymotic Research ER4XR Review – Best Audio Quality Under $300?

What makes these in-ear monitors so special? Are they extremely lightweight and durable, or do they produce the best audio quality possible for under $300? This company has specialized in audiology since they founded in 1983. They have spent years and years dedicated to the rigorous testing required to perfect each earphone they produce. Does the expert knowledge and special […]

V Moda Zn Review – Durable Audiophile Earbuds

Many audiophile earbuds sound great, but don’t have much to offer in terms of durability. Is it possible that these ‘buds excel in both areas? Are they the best-kept secret in the world of personal audio?  Can you use them at the gym, or are they better for casual use? Throughout this review, we’ll do our best to help you […]

Grado SR325e Headphones Review – Open Back Bliss?

When you listen to your favorite music do you crave an exciting frequency response, or extremely neutral playback? If you live and die for the flattest response possible, you probably don’t want to stick around until the end.  If these open back cans aren’t flat and neutral – what do they sound like? Are they better for at-home listening or […]

Monolith M1060 Review – Best Planar Magnetic

Is it really possible that these open back planar magnetic headphones can outperform the $1,000 competition? They’ve been compared to some of the best Audeze, Sennheiser, and HIFIMAN open back cans.  How do they compare when you weigh each of the best and worst features? Our extremely detailed and in-depth review will highlight the most important features you’ll want to […]

AKG K702 Review – Best Open Studio Monitor

Are you looking for a quality pair of cans that you can use for mixing/mastering in the studio? Do you need a pair of well-balanced headphones that you can use for both casual and critical listening? Maybe you’ve taken a look at some of the competition and decided that these look like the best option. You want to know if […]

Sennheiser HD600 Review – The Best Reference Headphone

They’ve been called “Sennheiser’s flagship”, a “timeless classic”, and “legendary”. Do these open back reference headphones live up to their reputation – or fall short? Many listeners and audio professionals consider this model to be one of (if not the best) reference cans of all time. Despite being manufactured over 20 years ago, they remain a popular choice among casual […]

HIFIMAN HE 400i Review – Planar Magnetic Open Headphones

Are you looking for a great entry-level pair of open planar magnetic headphones? Did someone recommend you try a pair of HIFIMAN? Planar magnetic headphones are well-known for producing extremely authentic and well-balanced playback. Although that much is true – not all headphones were created equally – which is why we think you’ll enjoy our detailed analysis.  We’ll cover each […]

Philips Fidelio X2 Review – The #1 Open Back Headphone?

Have you heard some great and some not-so-great things about the X2 open-back cans? Do they seem too good to be true? Does their performance actually live up to the positive feedback they’ve received so far? Can they be used in multiple settings such as for listening to music AND as a gaming headset?  The first iteration of the X2 […]

Sennheiser HD 598 SR Review – Hot Or Not?

Why are these open back cans worth considering? Do they sound better than the competition? If you’re looking for a more affordable open headphone – you came to the right place! Some people even claim that they’re one of the best headphones from Sennheiser’s HD series! Are they really? Throughout our Sennheiser HD 598 SR Review, we’ll do our best […]

Focal Sphear Review – Hi-Res Earphones

In 2015, Focal introduced their first pair of in-ear headphones. Headphone enthusiasts waited anxiously, wondering if their performance could replicate the same level of hi-fidelity audio equipment the brand is known for.  Chances are, you ended up here because you saw a video on YouTube that piqued your interest, heard about these on a forum, or did some of your own […]