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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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Sony NW-ZX100HN Portable Player and In-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Sony NW-ZX100HN Portable Player and In-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Steven Stone reviews the Sony NW-ZX100HN portable hi-res audio player, which comes with a pair of Sony in-ear noise-canceling headphones. See how the duo performs. Read More

 
1MORE E1001 Triple Driver Earphones Reviewed

1MORE E1001 Triple Driver Earphones Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Steven Stone auditions the new E1001 earphones from a relatively new player in the headphone market, 1MORE USA. The design, build, and performance of these triple-driver earphones go beyond expectation, given their $99.99 price tag. Read More

 
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