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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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Westone Audio W60 In-Ear Monitor Reviewed

Westone Audio W60 In-Ear Monitor Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

In the last few years, the personal audio market has exploded, and it seems that once-rare $1,000 universal-fit IEMs have now become almost commonplace. Over the past year, I kept running into Westone at the audio shows I attended, including... Read More

 
Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

In-ear monitors rely upon a proper fit in order to perform at their best. If they don't form a proper seal, there will be a big drop-off in bass response, skewing the frequency balance. It can be a challenge to... Read More

 
MEE audio Pinnacle P1 In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

MEE audio Pinnacle P1 In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

MEE audio may not be a household brand to many readers of HomeTheaterReview.com, but with the introduction of the new Pinnacle P1 in-ear monitors ($199.99), they are a definitely a brand worthy of your attention. I was first introduced to... Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

You've got a problem ... even if you don't know it yet. Your next smartphone isn't likely to have a headphone jack. Apple eliminated the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, suggesting that it makes the phone more waterproof--but who... Read More

 
Jays q-JAYS Reference In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

Jays q-JAYS Reference In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Ever hear of Jays earphones? Me neither. But after meeting with the company at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and trying out its new reference in-ear monitors, the q-JAYS (starting at $279), I decided that we should get better acquainted.... Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Read More

 
Audeze LCD-4 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Audeze LCD-4 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Scott Schumer

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Audeze is a California-based designer and manufacturer of headphones, microphones, and amplifiers since 2008. The LCD-4 ($3,995) is the flagship headphone employing planar magnetic technology. Planar magnetic transducers suspend a flat, lightweight diaphragm in a magnetic field rather than employ... Read More

 
Focal Utopia Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Focal Utopia Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Scott Schumer

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Scott Schumer explores Focal's flagship headphone, the Utopia. This $4,000 open-back over-the-ear headphone features pure Beryllium drivers. Read More

 
Optoma NuForce HEM8 In-ear Monitor Reviewed

Optoma NuForce HEM8 In-ear Monitor Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Besides being a year when too many fine musicians joined the angel band, 2016 could be called the year of the earphone. Unlike a few years ago when choosing a good-sounding, well-made, comfortable, mid-priced earphone was a case of choosing... Read More

 
Puro Sound Lab BT2200 Wireless On-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Puro Sound Lab BT2200 Wireless On-Ear Headphones Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, 20 percent of American teenagers--and 50 million Americans total--suffer from hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss is a major culprit. This type of hearing loss can be caused by a single exposure to an... Read More