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 […]Read more "Monoprice M1060 Review"
Thanks to Matt for building and then sending this very interesting DIY amp kit to me for listening and review. Pictures Background The Neurochrome HP-1 is a single-ended, solid state amplifier designed by Tom Christiansen that boasts a 3W output into 20 Ohms and 0.000050% THD (worst case) which equates to a signal-to-noise ratio of […]Read more "Neurochrome HP-1 Review"
A big thanks to Lee for organizing this event in his photography studio. It was an excellent meet, run by an incredibly generous and helpful host. Also thanks to xeph for the excellent photos of the meet, I was so busy going around trying stuff that I basically forgot to take pictures. Please do note […]Read more "Philadelphia Head-Fi Meet Impressions 1/29/17"
Huge thanks to Keith and all those who helped set up ChiUniFi! It’s been a few years since I’ve been to a meet in Illinois and I’m glad to see it’s still as vibrant as it’s been in the past. I’ve written a few stream of conscious impressions but of course, take them with a […]Read more "Head-Fi Meet Impressions 1/28/17"
Big thanks to Josh and Kyle for loaning me these units for review. Pictures Background Rather than just review the Fulla 2 as I was originally intending to do, I decided to reach and and see if I could get a couple of different options to get a better feel for the $100 price bracket. […]Read more "$100 DAC/Amp Shootout"
A big thanks to Blaine of Cascadia Audio for lending me this pair of Monolith M560 headphones so that I can share my thoughts. Pictures Background It is my belief, that currently the $200 market for headphones is a market of compromises. There are a lot of good options in that price range, but they […]Read more "Monoprice Monolith M560 Review"
Thanks to Furiousipaduser for making this loaner tour possible and for allowing me to take part. It’s very difficult for us to get gear to review without the support of the community and I appreciate the opportunities it’s afforded me to try things I might never have gotten a chance to audition otherwise. Pictures Background […]Read more "ECP Torpedo III 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 […]Read more "Focal Elear 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 […]Read more "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 ZMF has taken an interesting path […]Read more "ZMF Eikon (Cherry) Review"