Serious, comparative headphone, earphone, and custom in-ear monitor reviews for audio enthusiasts. Concise buyer’s guides and ranking lists with filtering capability help quickly narrow down your options to find the perfect fit.
Most Popular Buyer’s Guides:
News & Articles
The latest evolution of the Xiaomi Piston once again succeeds in delivering outstanding sound quality with a solid construction and 3-button Android remote
‘JH Audio JH13 Pro’ Review: A Classic Flagship CIEM gets an Upgrade
The EarSonics Velvet may just be an end-game IEM for those who like the “warm and smooth” type of sound
‘CustomArt Harmony 8 Pro’ Review: One of two co-flagships from CustomArt steps into the ring
‘Clear Tune Monitors CT-6E Elite’ Review: A sophomore flagship effort from the Orlando-based outfit
Eight flagship IEMs. One good ole’ fashioned shootout. Who comes out on top?
While the zipper cable cinch is a bit of a gimmick, the Zipbuds PRO cover the basics with excellent sound quality and a comfortable angled-nozzle design
Fidue has taken a step back from the mid- and high-end IEM markets with the more consumer- (and wallet-) friendly A31s.
The EarSonics Velvet in-ear monitors bring some serious performance to a price point with little competition for a recommendation when paired with good source components.
[Updated] Easter Weekend Deal Alert: Phonak 022 $40 @ Earphone Solutions; 15% off sitewide @ mp4nation
Some Easter Weekend headphone deals from around the web we thought noteworthy.
The EarWerkz Legend-R has arrived and is put through some preliminary listening comparisons. See how it fairs vs. some good competition.
Initial impressions of the Spiral Ear SE 5-way Ultimate with comparisons to the Reference, Lear BD4.2, and a surprise contender.
A brief overview of LEAR’s new NSS (Natural Stereo Sound) technology, a way to simulate a more natural stereo audio effect in headphones, and the crowdfunding campaign for the NSS-U1 earphones.
average_joe gives a listen to the Advanced AcousticWerkes Muskier and Meister lines with comparisons as well as offers initial impressions of the W500 AHMorph custom in-ear monitors.
Deal Alert: Sonic Electronix Presidents’ Day sale: Rock Jaw, Westone, Audeze, and more; 10% off at mp4nation
Several headphones are on sale at Sonic Electronix and mp4nation for presidents’ day weekend. I’ve picked out some of the ones I think are pretty good deals.
Part two of our CES 2015 Headphone coverage, in which I enjoy new headphones from Audeze, Sennheiser, MEElectronics, and more
A brief introduction to the basics of headphone-based 3D audio and overview of two 3D audio headphone demos at CES 2015.
A new version of the EarSonics Velvet has been announced for a February launch, and the Velvet price has been reduced.
Part one of our CES 2015 Headphone coverage, in which I enjoy new headphones from Philips, Monster, and… 808 Audio? (and try a dozen others)