Meze 11 Neo

The Meze 11 Neo is the 12 Classics’ smaller sister. Priced at 59 Euro, it’s very similar in geometry, being tiny and beautiful, and comfortable to wear, but it has different enclosure (trading the 12 Classics wood for aluminium), and a different sound signature.     The 11 Neo, just like Meze 12 Classics, has… » Read the full article

Meze 12 Classics

In this article, we are going to discover the Meze 12 Classics. Priced at 79 Euro, these in-ear monitors are very tiny and look beautiful, thanks to their wooden enclosure.     The Meze 12 Classics have the same nozzle size as Sony and Sennheiser IEM’s, which is slightly larger than the likes of Shure,… » Read the full article

Hifiman HE-560

The Hifiman HE-560 is the most expensive under-1000$ headphone in HifiMan’s planar magnetic headphones line. They are open headphones, with circular driver (as opposed to the oval geometry of HifiMan’s top of the line products). The HE-560 are differentiated by lower end headphones, aesthetically, with wooden cup rings. HifiMan headphones have very different flavours among… » Read the full article

HifiMan HE-1000 V2

The HifiMan HE-1000 V2 are the second revision of HifiMan’s top end orthodynamic headphones, which I have already reviewed here. After about one year, the HE-1000 have undergone a refinement process regarding the following aspects: – Improved magnetic circuit, optimized to drive the sub-nanometer diaphragm employed in the headphone – Improved open back, structuring the… » Read the full article

FLC8s In-Ear Monitors

The FLC8s are another beautiful surprise coming from China. They are Triple-driver hybrid in-ear monitor (using 2 balanced armature drivers for the medium and high frequencies, and a dynamic driver for bass output), very balanced, vouched for linearity, detail retrieval and musicality. The hybrid nature of the FLC8s is explained by the nature of its… » Read the full article

Hifiman RE600 v2

We are going to analyse the Hifiman RE600v2, the newest revision of the top Hifiman canalphones. The RE600 belong to the same category as Sony and Sennheiser canalphones: they use dynamic driver technology and have larger nozzle compared to balanced armature driver-based in-ear monitors like Etymotic, Shure, Westone. Compared to the latter group, the RE600… » Read the full article

Dunu DN-2002

The Dunu DN-2002 are the best surprise I have come across in several months: they are the first pair to come out of three high end universal in-ear monitors DUNU announced. The DN-2002 improve strongly over their lesser siblings, the Titan 3 and Titan 5. Where the others are “flavoured” over specific frequency ranges, the… » Read the full article

Hifiman Edition X

In this review I will introduce and analyze Hifiman Edition X, the new high-end orthodynamic headphone from Hifiman, second in line to the HE-1000 in their top offerings. As I explained in my HE-1000 review, orthodynamic headphones differ from the more common dynamic headphones in the way the transducers are charged and driven, while being… » Read the full article

Hifiman Edition S

In this article, I am going to cover the Edition S, the new portable headphone from Hifiman. At 250 dollars, they are a much cheaper model compared to the older sister from the same line (the 1800 usd Edition X), and are aimed to portable music listening. The Edition S are very cool looking, with… » Read the full article

DUNU Titan 3 & 5

My new toys are the Dunu Titan canalphones. Specifically, I am reviewing Dunu Titan 3 and Titan 5, both models being heirs to the Titan 1, both coming roughly at the same price (120 Euro whereabouts). The Dunu Titan 3 and Titan 5 have identical looks, but are tuned for different flavours, one being more… » Read the full article