Philips SHP9500 Review

Intro The market for entry level headphones may be the hardest market to control. It’s easy to dismiss the sub $100 price range as, “as long as it works, it’s good.” Closed headphones ruled the market, with the Koss KSC75 and Portapro and the Grado SR60 being the main options for those who insisted on […]

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Denon AH-D2000 Review

I purchased these Denon AH-D2000’s from Head-Fi’s FS/FT forum recently.  My pair came modified with a 4-pin XLR balanced termination as opposed to the stock SE termination and so is used and reviewed as such. Pictures Background The Denon AH-DXXXX series is a notable and well known series of headphones that was first introduced in the […]

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Stax SRS-2170 Review

Thanks to Mad_Economist of Cascadia Audio for loaning me his Stax SRS-2170 system to evaluate and review. Pictures Background When people talk about electrostatic headphones, there is one brand that immediately comes to mind: Stax.  Stax has been a manufacturer of premium electrostatic headphones for decades, with Koss being the only other company with an […]

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