When it comes to premium boutique headphones, no other brand stands out quite as much as MrSpeakers. Well, what was MrSpeakers. The company is now known as Dan Clark Audio (named after its founder) and is a bespoke headphone maker from California. Everything the firm makes is focused solely on being upscale; premium planar magnetic and electrostatic headphones are its bread and butter. (more…)
The Fiio FH7 is the cream of the crop IEM for a 12-year-old Chinese electronics manufacturer that needs no introduction. Still, we'll give them one. Since springing to life in 2007, Fiio has long-since made a name for itself in the HiFi community by creating fantastic product offerings since its infancy. I'd even go as far as saying that it helped to make the hobby affordable for many who would have otherwise written it off as "just expensive headphone stuff". ...
Focal (pronounced like "faux-kal") is perhaps one of the most well-respected audio brands in the world. The French speaker maker turned headphone manufacturer has proven itself to be a capable leader in the personal audio segment, especially with a selection of high fidelity headphones that can be had for under $750. (more…)
Hifiman's brand has been synonymous with quality for more than a decade. Specifically, its line of planar magnetic headphones have earned the marque its notoriety. When Drop announced in August 2017 that it would be selling a customized version of the Hifiman HE400i (a headphone with a price tag of $499), the Hifi community watched with anticipation. (more…)