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Head-Fi Buying Guide (Introduction)

 

Introduction
Over-Ear Headphones
In-Ear Headphones
Wireless Headphones
Gaming Headphones
Exercise Headphones
Cables & Accessories
Desktop Amps & DACs
Portable Amps, DACs & DAPs
Ultra-High-End Headphones (Summit-Fi)
Desktop & Portable Speakers
Head-Fi Meets
Music
Head-Fi Buying Guide

Introduction | Over-Ear Headphones | In-Ear Headphones | Wireless Headphones | Gaming Headphones | Exercise Headphones

Cables & Accessories | Desktop Amps & DACs | Portable Amps, DACs, & DAPs | Ultra-High-End Headphones, Amps, DACs

Head-Fi Meets | Music

Introduction

You know 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year in personal audio when several of us simply had to force ourselves to stop opening up packages, stop listening and writing, and make the decision to just put this thing up. So here it is--the 2015 summer update to the Head-Fi Buying Guide.


But we're not done. Over the coming days and weeks more products are going to be added across all of the categories, as well as some additional viewpoints added to some of the products already listed. As always, there's not a thing in this Guide that we didn't actually live with, listen to, and like. Some of the products we've been using that you'll see added in the coming days and weeks include: Astell&Kern AK380, Questyle QP1 and QP1R, OPPO PM-3 and HA-2, Peachtree Audio Shift, exercise headphones from Sennheiser, Philips Fidelio X2, Audeze EL-8 (both styles), Sony MDR-Z7, Audeze Deckard, Fostex T20RPmkIII, Fostex T40RPmkIII, Fostex T50RPmkIII, Bang & Olufsen H6, PSB M4U 4, FitEar fitear, Creative Labs Sound Blaster X7, Meridian Explorer2, Simaudio MOON Neo 430HA, and, believe it or not, more.

Like I said, we had to force ourselves to stop to put up what we had so far. We're considering updating the Guide on a rolling basis, rather than just twice per year--we haven't decided yet.

I want to thank everyone who's stayed up late nights with me working on this thing, phone calling with me, chatting with me, and just having fun with it all, over the last several weeks, especially @joe, @warrenpchi, @third_eye, @HiFiGuy528, and @Currawong.

And thanks to the countless Head-Fi community members who've generously contributed their time and passion to post reviews and commentary, and who gave us permission to quote them in the Guide.

I hope you enjoy reading the updated Guide, and will see you on the forums!

Sincerely,


Jude Mansilla

Founder, Head-Fi.org

 

Editor-in-Chief: Jude Mansilla

Production Manager: Joe Cwik

 

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