• Audeze LCD-XC (2021)

    The LCD-XC is a closed LCD-X : same diaphragm and magnets with closed cups. The newer variants of the LCD-X use carbon cups while older (2014-2019) models have bubinga wood cups. The weight…

  • Audeze LCD-X 2021

    Audeze LCD-X (2021)

    The LCD-X is a reference class high-end open-back planar headphone, released in early 2014. It was targeted mostly as a more neutral option compared to the LCD-2 and LCD-3. A lot of changes…

  • Audeze LCD-3

    Audeze LCD-3

    The LCD-3 was Audeze’s flagship from 2012 and 2015, before the LCD-4 came into the market. The design is very similar between LCD-2, LCD-3, LCD-4 and LCD-X, with differences regarding earpads, cups material,…

  • Hifiman HE-4

    The Hifiman HE-4 was a middle-range model released in 2011. It was designed around a single-sided magnet configuration, as opposite to the bigger brothers HE-5 & HE-6. As a result, the HE-4 is…

  • Sony MA-900

    Sony MA-900

    The MDR-MA900 is a full open-air type headphone released by Sony a few years ago, and quickly discontinued. It was meant to be a successor to the not very known MDR-F1 that came…

  • ZMF Verite

    ZMF Verite

    The Verite Open is one of the two ZMF flagships with its Closed variant. It retails for $2500 which puts it in the kilobucks flagship territory, although not as pricey as the Audeze…

  • Aurorus Audio Borealis

    The Borealis is an open-back dynamic headphone developed by 2 members of the headphone community, who are very active on some discords. Here is the direct link :¬†https://www.aurorusaudio.com/Borealis-p133657519 It has the same drivers…

  • Hifiman Edition X V2

    Hifiman Edition X V2

    The Edition X V2 is a revised version of the original Edition X, released in 2015 alongside the original Hifiman HE-1000. It shares the same oval “eggshape” structure as the bigger brother, with…

  • Sony MDR-CD3000

    The Sony MDR-CD3000 are one of the most legendary headphones ever released, produced just after the MDR-R10 and coming with bio-cellulose diaphragms. Now vintage, at almost 30 years old, they are becoming rare…

  • Focal Clear

    The Clear is the middle-ground high-end model from Focal, sitting between the (now discontinued) Elear and the Utopia. It’s around $1500 new but it’s easy to find during good deals, for both the…