Parting ways with old headphones are a struggle primarily because of the nostalgia factor. Reminding you of the early days of your journey, how far you’ve come, and how the landscape of the hobby has changed since. Though that is only true if the headphone is good enough to be kept around. Today, we are […]
Just like some of you, my audiophile journey started with in-ear monitors specifically a Sennheiser CX200. At the time I thought “hey what’s wrong with earphones?” Plus they’re not as expensive as headphones. Fast forward to today, about 97% of what I own and have tried are headphones, and earphones have taken a backseat for […]
It really is no secret that the law of diminishing returns kicks in hard the more expensive the headphone gets. And at roughly $4,000, the value is just terrible, let’s face that. But we are audiophiles so none of that matters in the end. Being able to try out headphones like the Focal Utopia that […]
Every time I have to review a wireless headphone, I usually have to adjust my expectations knowing these types are just not quite there yet. Either that or I have been living under the rock. The Hifiman Deva is NOT a true wireless headphone but allows it to be used as one through an adapter. […]
Back in the day, overly bassy headphones are considered to be a travesty to the hobby. Of course, there are some who like it but as a whole, this type of headphone gets easily snubbed and remarked “not for me” by purists. Fast forward to now, things have changed quite a bit and headphones like […]
Audiophiles have generally been a fan of Etymotic IEMs though it can be argued that their line has gone a little stale in the last 10 years or so and that many IEMs or earphones have surpassed them in one way or another. Released in 2017, the ER4SR and ER4XR have been the much-needed update […]
Throughout my journey as a headphone hobbyist, I have learned that there are expensive headphones, more expensive headphones & outrageously expensive flagship headphones. Believe it or not, the Focal Clear clocking in at around $1,500 (72,000 php) sits just right in the middle of that list. Regardless of what box it belongs to, it’s worth […]
It’s everyone’s favorite period of the year; the upcoming Christmas season. As we approach that, we are greeted with a bunch of sale periods namely the 11.11 (less familiarly known as singles day), Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, and some small various ones that happen during the month of December!