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Review: MrSpeakers Ether 2 – Honey

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

MrSpeakers recently launched the successor to the popular Ether headphones – the Ether 2. Today we will take it out for a spin.

Disclaimer: MrSpeakers provided the Ether 2 at no cost, I only had to pay for importing them. MrSpeakers is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertizer. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the Ether 2.

About MrSpeakers:

MrSpeakers is one of the few companies that started out doing modifications to existing products, namely the Fostex T50RP.… Read the full article

Acoustic Research AR-H1 Review | The Millennial Audiophile

By | December 9th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Nothing holds you hostage with the music like a big set of cans. You are isolated, alone, just you and the music. The music gets inside your head in more ways than one. A lifelike sound-stage isn’t usually something I usually associated with headphones, that is until I got myself into a fancy set of Audeze LCD-X headphones. Planar drivers can hold and shape the sound-stage in unprecedented ways. When I first had a run in with Acoustic Research (website) at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, I laid eyes and ears on the AR-H1 — and like many of the more expensive Audeze, Abyss, or even HiFiMAN headphones I had heard, the AR-H1 was right in pace, except in price.… Read the full article

MrSpeakers Ether C Flow V1.1 Upgrade Kit Review

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , , |

$29.99MrSpeakersDisclaimer: The MrSpeakers Ether C Flow V1.1 Upgrade Kit was sent to us a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank MrSpeakers for this opportunity. To learn more about MrSpeakers product reviews on Headfonics you can click here. The price of entry to flagship headphones of late is increasingly ‘taxing’ on the wallet. I […]

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Review: Hifiman Ananda – The saga continues

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

In this article we’re looking at the Hifiman Ananda, the Edition X V2’s successor.

Disclaimer: Hifiman sent us the Hifiman Ananda free of charge in exchange for this review. The unit doesn’t have to be returned as far as I know. The picture in this article are both ours as well as the official Hifiman ones.

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Hifiman over the last years has quickly become a personal audio brand everyone knows and talks about. They offer a whole range of products for every budget and they strive to continuously extend, improve and update their product line-up.… Read the full article

Moon Audio Silver Dragon V1 and Bronze Dragon IEM Cables

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Moon Audio Silver Dragon V1 and Bronze Dragon IEM Cables

Moon Audio is a world-class retailer of high-performance personal- and home-audio components, and also the manufacturer of the critically acclaimed Dragon Series personal-audio cables. Despite its growing reputation, Moon remains a family-based business, run by company founder Drew Baird and his wife Nichole. Baird has been building personal-audio cables since 2003, making Moon one of the first firms to recognize the performance potential of well-designed personal-audio interconnects and cables. This capsule review looks at two Moon offerings, both geared for use with high-performance earphones and CIEMs: the Bronze Dragon IEM cable ($200) and the Silver Dragon V1 IEM cable ($195).… Read the full article

Review: Empire Ears Phantom – Crassus

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today we are looking at Empire Ears’ most talked about monitor yet – the Phantom. Since its introduction, the Phantom has made a lot of fans. Will it convince us too?

Disclaimer: Empire Ears provided the Phantom at a discounted price for this review. Empire Ears is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the Phantom.

About Empire Ears:

Empire Ears is an American IEM and custom IEM company, seated in Norcross, Georgia.… Read the full article

Final D8000 Review

By | December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

Tonality9.5Build Quality9.4Comfort & Fit8.6Matchability9.4 9.2Score$3999FinalDisclaimer: The Final D8000 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at Final for giving us this opportunity. It is nice to see a new name on the planar market, in this case, Final from Japan (previously known as Final Audio). They […]

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Brainwavz Alara – First Contact

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

$549.50BrainwavzDisclaimer: The Brainwavz Alara was sent to us a sample in exchange for our initial impressions and honest opinion. We thank Brainwavz for this opportunity. To learn more about Brainwavz product reviews on Headfonics you can click here. The Alara is currently on Pre-Order at a special discounted price of $499 – estimated date for […]

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MrSpeakers – Factory Tour

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

MrSpeakers Factory Tour

Dan Clark of MrSpeakers is one of the hardest working guys in all of personal audio. When we first started this website, Dan was at nearly every single meet, show and audio get-together in the US. Back then he was only working with his modded Fostex T50RP headphone, which quickly evolved into a 3D-printed cup and then into drivers of his own design.

Now Dan has a full blown operation running out of San Diego and is in his second iteration of the popular Either Flow planar magnetic headphone, as well as moving into original designs within the electrostatic realm.… Read the full article

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Impressions:  The Ayon Audio HA-3 SET Headphone Amplifier and the Focal Utopia Headphones

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

High-end headphones and Personal Fi. I’ve evaluated a goodly handful of ‘phones and headphone amps over many years, with some excellent results. Some were large cost-no-object designs, built for home, listening room, or office use only; others were compact and portable, for the music lover on the go. (I do a fair amount of flying, and appreciate good portable gear.) I also have some great headphones and headphone amps for stay-at-home. Either way, I’m well served.

As a result, over the years I’ve built up a collection of reference headphones, of various types.… Read the full article

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