Category: Headphones

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

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...

HiFiMan HE1000 V2 Headphones Review

Back when I owned a modified Denon D5000, I went to a local hi-fi store and demoed a Stax system. I almost bought it on the spot, only hesitating because it would have been...