• JVC Victor HP-DX700

    The DX700 was the successor to the DX1000, and only sold in Japan. It has a thicker headband than its older brother, but same drivers, pads and housing with pinewood cups. The headphone…

  • AKG K401

    The K401 was the little brother of the famous K501. Differences are minimal though ; the only premium thing the K501 has over the K401 is a genuine leather headband. Other than that,…

  • Kennerton Vali

    The Vali was the first high-end dynamic headphone from the Russian brand Kennerton (luxury part of Fischer Audio). It apparently got discontinued in 2019, but it has to be confirmed. This headphone has…

  • Audio-Technica ATH-W10VTG

    The W10VTG was the first Audio-Technica wooden headphone, released in 1996. It features cherrywood cups, with a superb sanguine color. I could not find information on the production but apparently it was limited…

  • Denon D2000

    The Denon D2000 was the “lower-end” model of the D2000-5000-7000 line of bio-cellulose drivers OEMed by Foster and branded by Denon. It’s the first entry in the big family of Foster 443742 driver…

  • Hifiman HE-6

    Former Hifiman’s flagship, successor of the HE5/HE5LE. Major difference with those is the use of gold traces on the diaphragm and a stronger magnet. The HE6 is very hard to drive, with a…

  • AKG K501

    The K501 was AKG’s flagship in the late 90s, and was the last high-end model developed by the Austrian company before Harman bought it (in 94).The K501 sounds close to the K401 and…