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Eight flagship IEMs. One good ole’ fashioned shootout. Who comes out on top?
‘Clear Tune Monitors CT-6E Elite’ Review: A sophomore flagship effort from the Orlando-based outfit
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.
The Xiaomi Mi Headphones offer very solid value for money with punchy, energetic sound, convertible on/over-ear design, and superb build quality.
The FLC Technology FLC8 is a unique earphone with a 36-setting sound tuning system and one of the lightest and smallest form factors among hybrid IEMs
The Brainwavz S0 is a more balanced-sounding alternative to the pricier S1 model, boasting a similar construction in a more conventional form factor.
The hefty metal housings of the NHT SuperBuds match the earphones’ heavy bass and thick, full-bodied sound.
[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)