• Sennheiser HE60

    The HE-60, or “Baby Orpheus”, was Sennheiser’s lower-end electrostatic model in the 90s. Little brother of the legendary and luxurious Orpheus / HE90. The HE-60 has been discontinued for over 15 years now.…

  • Sony MDR-CD1000

    The MDR-CD1000 are closed headphones released by Sony in 1991, and part of the same line as the famous CD3000. The CD1000 actually uses the same biocellulose drivers found in the CD3000. Same…

  • 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…

  • Audeze Sine

    The Audeze Sine is a on-ear “portable” planar closed-back, and came out in 2016 but was quickly discontinued by Audeze in 2018 or 2019. It was original sold for $500 but the price…

  • Focal Utopia

    The Utopia is the current flagship model from Focal, retailing at $4000.  It’s a very expensive headphone, competing against other flagships like the Audeze LCD-4. It has great build – leather headband and…

  • Denon D7000

    The Denon D7000 was Denon’s flagship headphone from 2008 to 2013, and part of the over-ear closed line with the D2000 and D5000. MSRP was $999, so for the time, it was a…

  • 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…

  • Hifiman Arya

    The Hifiman Arya was released at the end of 2018 and is basically an HE-1000 with cheaper build (plastic, lower quality headband) but very similar drivers. Price is almost cut by half compared…

  • ZMF Auteur

    The Auteur is the open equivalent of the Eikon. It uses the same chassis as other dynamic ZMF headphones, and the biocellulose drivers from the Eikon. The Verite is the open flagship model,…

  • Stax SR-L700

    The L700 is the current top-of-the-line Lambda model, released a few years ago with the L300 and L500. The stators on the L700 use elements from the 009, but in a rectangular Lambda…