Welcome to The Headphone List, where you will find one of the most comprehensive resources for information on universal-fit earphones and custom in-ear monitors, with products ranging from entry-level through top of the line. The site currently consists of two lists with filtering capability to help narrow your search, one for (mostly) universal in-ear earphones by ljokerl and the other for (mostly) custom in-ear monitors by average_joe. If you are just getting started in your search for the perfect in-ear earphones, the concise Earphone Buyers Guide can help you decide which ones will suit you best. Please use the comment sections on the articles to let us know if you have any questions!
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The VSonic GR07 Classic represents a cut in price but not quality for the acclaimed GR07. Beware of some sellers passing the Classic off as the GR07 mkII.
With its comfortable form factor, sturdy construction, and headset functionality, the T-Peos Rich200 offers excellent practicality and matching audio performance.
The InEarz IE-P250 has a consumer-friendly sound signature with a forward presentation that somewhat hides the slight V-shaped sound signature for a clear, engaging, and dynamic experience.
Not having tried any of HiFiMan’s previous full-size cans, the HE-560 impressed me more than I had anticipated, going so far as to replace the Sennheiser HD600 as my full-size reference headphone thanks to the outstanding bass performance and clarity.
The Tube Amp TA-1 solid state portable headphone amplifier is a large but powerful amp that offers an excellent price/performance ratio.
The Brainwavz S1 combines plentiful bass and strong treble to deliver a lively, engaging sound with a popular v-shaped sound signature.
As one of many aftermarket cable options from Whiplash Audio, the TWag V2 GOLD offers a bit more warmth and smoothness than the regular TWag V2 cable. See how it pairs with various CIEMs.
The NarMoo S1 is a dual dynamic driver earphone with a powerful, likable sound. While bass control and clarity are limited by the plentiful bass quantity, both impress in comparison with other similarly-tuned sets.
The Whiplash TWau Reference Gold cable offers great sonic performance by cleaning up the sound of many already great sounding CIEMs. If you are interested in a high-end upgrade cable, the TWau is worth a look.
Polish custom in-ear monitor company Lime Ears LE3 and LE3B fit in the often neglected mid-price category. See how they perform against their peers in this review.
Beat Audio Cables have a new website where you can buy their cables direct. Check out their eye-candy.
CTC Audio, the official North American distributor for DUNU, FIDUE, T-Peos, and Hisound, has partnered with THL to give away the highly regarded DUNU DN-2000 triple-driver hybrid IEM. Check out the contest app below. The more ways you enter, the better your chances of winning. Don’t forget to share the contest! Find out more about …
Introducing CTC Audio, the official North American distributor for FIDUE, DUNU, T-Peos, and HiSound Audio
Unique Melody has introduced an upgrade service for owners of JHAudio JH13 and JH16, which will upgrade either unit to 12 drivers per earpiece
Brief Review: Sony XBA-H3, Dunu DN-2000, Fidue A83, and T-Peos Altone200 triple-driver hybrids compared
A brief look at four new triple-driver hybrid earphones – the Sony XBA-H3, Dunu DN-2000, Fidue A83, and T-Peos Altone200
This Musician’s In-Ear Monitors Buyer’s Guide is designed to help musicians and engineers make more informed decisions about in-ear monitors and find the monitoring solution that will help them perform better.
Hybrids are becoming ever more popular, and Perfect Seal has released the world’s first silicone hybrid custom in-ear monitor, the Fusion 11.
Introducing the Hidition Viento-R: a quad-driver custom in-ear monitor with timbre control switches that is added to the New Tears lineup.
Noble Audio is celebrating the birthday of one of its founders, The Wizard (aka Dr. John Moulton), with a 20% off sitewide sale, which includes both custom-fit in-ear monitors and universals.
Sony’s classic MDR-V6 studio headphones are available for $54.99 from Amazon.com today. Typically these run $75-80. While a little treble-deficient to qualify for true “reference” sound, at $55 these are a perfect 10 for value and make for an especially great “first headphone” – an all-purpose set that will last years.