• Audeze LCD-2 Classic

    The LCD-2 Classic is the “least” expensive LCD Audeze produced, retailing for $799 and $599 at its introduction. It is meant as a flashback to the “original” Audeze house sound, during the non-fazor…

  • Stax Sigma

    The Sigma was the first true “earspeaker” made by Stax, in 1977. It was before the Lambda era (first Lambda released two years after). The Sigma “offers a panoramic view to the sound”,…

  • Bosshifi B8

    The Bosshifi B8 (also branded as Kinden B8 or Sivga SV006) is a Chinese headphone usually found on Aliexpress and other Asian e-commerce plateforms. It’s a closed-back but isolation is only decent. One…

  • Fostex TH-X00

    The Fostex TH-X00 (here, Mahogany wood variant, others woods are Purpleheart and Ebony) is a closed-back model made in partnership with Massdrop and sold only through that platform (like the Sennheiser HD6XX, Hifiman…

  • Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X

    The AD900X, part of the “AIR” open-back line from the Japanese brand, was released as a successor to the AD900. As the mid-range of the line, between the AD500X, AD700X, AD1000X and AD2000X,…

  • Sennheiser HD800

    The HD800 was discontinued in 2018 and was Sennheiser’s flagship for many years, before the HD800s succeeded it. It’s a truely open headphone, with solid design, futuristic look and highly regarded technical features.…

  • Superlux HD330

    The Superlux HD330 is an entry-level open-back released by the Chinese brand a few years ago. Similarly to other Superlux or Takstar headphones, it got some popularity for the good price-performance ratio. Most…

  • ZMF Blackwood

    The Blackwood is a huge T50rp mod (among many) manufactured by ZMF, still retailing for $699, which is quite expensive. It’s sealed and isolates very well, but definitely too large for portable use,…

  • Soundmagic HP150

    The Soundmagic HP150 came out as a rebranded HP100, first full size closed-back from the manufacturer. MSRP price was $150. A bit on the bulky side for a closed-back, but isolation is solid…

  • Sony MDR-CD2000

    The CD2000 was Sony’s old flagship, released in February 2000 and part of the last line of Sony MDR-CD headphones. It’s a well designed can : light, extremely comfortable (memory foam urethane pads),…