AKG K812 Review

Thanks to Arv for loaning this to me for review. Pictures Background AKG released the K812 in 2010 for $1500 and was seen as a response to Sennheiser’s HD800 which had been released 2 years earlier in 2008.  The K812 seems to take all the design cues AKG has used with their previous flagships and […]

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Kennerton Vali Review

Thanks to Super Best Audio Friends for providing this loaner unit of the Kennerton Vali for review. Pictures Background Kennerton is the luxury arm of Fischer Audio and maintains their line of ToTL headphones.  The Vali is an open back dynamic headphone that uses a Tympany paper driver. Fit and Comfort The fit of this […]

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DC Area Lunch Meet 7/8/17

Had lunch and a mini meet with a couple of friends from the local Head-Fi group and got to try two new-to-me and relatively new-to-the-market pieces of gear, the MrSpeakers Aeon closed back portable headphone and the Metrum Amethyst, an all-in-one DAC and headphone amplifier. Pictures MrSpeakers Aeon I was fortunate in that both the […]

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Sony Z1R Review

I grew up a huge Sony fan. My first music device was a Sony Discman. My first laptop was a VAIO of some sort. There’s an old Sony CRT TV in my childhood home. Even the first headphones I remember buying were a pair of Sony earbuds. But Sony isn’t exactly well renowned for their […]

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Monoprice M1060 Review

The Monoprice M1060 is some sort of anomaly. In an industry where the market seems to almost welcome price ceilings being pushed higher and higher, Monoprice went the opposite direction: they released a large diaphragm planar magnetic headphone for the low, low price of $299. They easily could have tacked on another $100 and nobody […]

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Focal Elear Review

The easiest way to hype up a new headphone is to call it a “Sennheiser HD650 but better.” It’s an established “good” headphone that many people in the hobby have heard, so it’s a good reference. I’ve owned the HD650 three or four times in the ten years I’ve been in this hobby and I’m […]

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ZMF Atticus (Padauk) Review

Thanks to Zach from ZMF and Will and Linear Tube Audio/Urban Hifi for making it possible for me to audition and review this headphone.  I really appreciate the opportunity to spend some time with these headphones prior to their release so that I may share my opinions. Pictures Background I’ve reviewed some of the background […]

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