Category: Headphones

Reviews of full-sized and portable headphones, including on-ear and around-the-ear models, from cheap to expensive.

Focal Clear Announced

Jude from Head-Fi.org has uploaded a video interview with Focal’s Nicolas Debard where they go into detail about the technology of the new Focal Clear headphones, including measurements. The Clear features an aluminium coated diaphragm...

Meze 99 Neo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1ZDMX2_Hg A few years ago a company from Romania caught my attention with some wood headphones that had attracted a few members. They quickly spotted that they were a rebrand of some Chinese wood...

MrSpeakers Aeon Review

I’ve met Dan Clarke of MrSpeakers a number of times of the years, mostly at the Tokyo Headphone festivals where one year, funnily enough, his table was opposite that of Fostex, whose headphones he...

Sony MDR-Z1R Headphones Review

  Some years ago I had a chance to listen with Sony’s legendary R10 headphones, then once again at a meet in Tokyo.  In context they were impressive headphones for their driver technology and...

Focal Utopia Headphones Review

I first had the chance to audition Focal’s Utopia at the Wikia meet in San Francisco, taking them around and trying them in different rigs. For $4000, they had a lot to live up to. While...