• JVC Victor HP-DX1000

    The DX1000 was JVC’s flagship headphone released in 2005 and mostly famous in Japan, like its successors the DX700 and DX2000. All share the same drivers, pads and housing, with minor differences in…

  • HEDDphone

    The HEDDphone is not a “traditional” headphone in the sense that it does not use dynamic or planar or electrostatic drivers, but AMT (Air Motion Transformer) elements that have been used in speakers…

  • Verum One

    The Verum 1 is an open-back planar made by an Ukrainian audio enthusiast named garuspik, and was launched in early 2019 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. So far, only a few hundred units…

  • Nad RP18

    The NAD RP18 was an OEM variant of the vintage Fostex T50 from 1974. It was aimed for the German market (I’m not sure about this information). This is a planar headphone and…

  • E-mu Teak

    E-mu is a Singaporean branch of Creative, producing some audio gear and headphones. The E-mu Teak is another Foster variant derived from the original Denon line of semi-closed back headphones (D2000,D5000,D7000) and is…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Takstar HI-2050

    The HI-2050 is a Chinese headphone that appeared on the market (mostly asian online stores such as Aliexpress) a few years ago, and like a lot of “chi-fi” stuff, it got some popularity…