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Audiophile Headphone and In-ear Monitor Reviews

In a world where seemingly everyone owns something Apple including an iPhone, iPod, iPad and beyond – getting great sound out of your music and movies takes more than popping in your ear buds. In fact – do yourself a favor and throw them in the trash. On this resource page, find a comprehensive listing of the best in audiophile grade headphones, in-ear monitors, headphone amps and much more. Whether you need some headphones to take with you on the airplane or for late-night listening or headphones for pure audiophile listening – you’ve got choices. Read all of the reviews you like from brands like Grado, Stax, Bowers & Wilkins, B&O, Monster Cable and many others.

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HiFiMan HE-560 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

HiFiMan HE-560 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Steven Stone reviews HiFiMan's $899 HE-560 planar headphone, which promises to combine the sonic attributes of HiFiMan's flagship models in a less expensive, easier-to-drive design. Read More

 
Blue Microphones Lola Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Blue Microphones Lola Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

I reviewed Blue Microphones' first entry into the headphone market, the $349 Mo-Fi, in November 2014. Since then the Mo-Fi has continued to garner favorable press, but there were several areas where I felt the Mo-Fi could have been improved.... Read More

 
Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Brian Kahn reviews Monster's DNA Pro 2.0 over-the-ear headphones and the accompanying Monster Sound Experience app that serves as a music player and includes EQ options for different music genres. Read More

 
Questyle CMA800i DAC/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Questyle CMA800i DAC/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Questyle Audio describes the CMA800i as an integrated DAC, headphone amplifier, and preamplifier. I have no doubt that it can do each of these tasks, but I suspect that most people that buy the CMA800i will use it as a... Read More

 
RBH EP3 In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

RBH EP3 In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

RBH's new EP3 in-ear monitor promises even better performance, noise isolation, and comfort than its acclaimed predecessors. Adrienne Maxwell checks out the new in-ear monitor to see if it delivers. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

It's that time of year again--time for the HomeTheaterReview.com staff to pick the products that we feel represent the best of the best from all of our 2015 reviews. We've covered a variety of categories and price points. See if your faves made the list. Read More

 
Monoprice Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Monoprice Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Steven Stone reviews Monoprice's Hi-Fi headphone, a $70 over-the-ear design that offers surprisingly good performance at a very attractive price. Read More

 
NAD Viso HP50 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

NAD Viso HP50 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Bob Barrett auditions the NAD Viso HP50 over-the-ear headphones, which were designed by Paul S. Barton of partner company PSB. Read More

 
AudioQuest NightHawk Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

AudioQuest NightHawk Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Many audiophiles were excited when AudioQuest premiered its first headphone, dubbed "NightHawk," at the 2015 CES. The product looked beautiful, and all the preliminary reports offered glowing descriptions of its sound. But a lot can happen from the first viewing... Read More

 
RHA T20 In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

RHA T20 In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

RHA is a British firm that specializes in earphones, specifically in-ear monitors. According to its website, RHA stands for "true-to-life audio reproduction and lasting quality." The company recently released a brand new flagship model, the T20 ($239). The T20 looks... Read More