1. voja

    PRIMO CD-3 ($65 Japanese open-back headphones) — Discussion and Impressions Thread

    These 80s-style headphones are from the veteran brand, PRIMO. Little do most people know, PRIMO used to sell headphones back in the 80s and 90s. It manufactured a dozen or so models, of which one was CD-3 (released in 1986). Here we are 37 years later, seeing the CD-3 re-launched. What's more...
  2. Phonon SMB-01L

    Phonon SMB-01L

    Specifications: Type: Enclosed dynamic / Semi-open Driver:φ50mm Sensitivity: 102dB/1mW Frequency response::10Hz-40,000Hz Maximum Power:1,000mW Impedance:32Ω Weight:343g (Excluding wires) Plug:Φ6.3 / Φ3.5mm gold-plated stereo 2 ways plug Cable: Detachable 3m (4 wires-type L/R independent ground...
  3. voja

    iBasso SR3 — 150Ω version of the SR2

    Specifications: Driver type: moving coil Structure: fully open Frequency range: 3Hz-40kHz Sensitivity: 108dB at 1kHz Impedance: 150Ω Rated Power: 50mW Distortion: <1% (at 1kHz /1mW) Plug specification: gold-plated 4.4mm Wire length: 1.6m Product net weight: 395g (excluding wire) Let's discuss...
  4. iBasso SR3

    iBasso SR3

    Specifications: Driver type: moving coil Structure: fully open Frequency range: 3Hz-40kHz Sensitivity: 108dB at 1kHz Impedance: 150Ω Rated Power: 50mW Distortion: <1% (at 1kHz /1mW) Plug specification: gold-plated 4.4mm Wire length: 1.6m Product net weight: 395g (excluding wire)
  5. T

    1000 Dollar Headphones?

    I have a pretty solid understanding about the IEM world, but am pretty clueless when it comes to headphones. As I feel like 1000 dollars is the threshold for stepping into "higher-end" IEMs/headphones, what would you guys say are the best headphones at/around that 1000 dollar price point?
  6. Nectar Sound Hive

    Nectar Sound Hive

    The Hives are an electrostatic headphone produced by the boutique manufacturer Nectar Sound.
  7. voja

    NEW Planar-Magnetic Flagship — Sendy Audio Peacock

    Sendy Audio just released their $1799 flagship planar-magnetic headphone. We can safely say that this is leagues above anything that the company has released in the past, and exciting, to say the least. Looks-wise, it appears to be the best product the company has put out yet. It is almost as...
  8. RockStar2005

    Closed-Back Planar Magnetic vs. Open-Back Dynamic Headphones: Which One Wins Out?!

    What do you guys think about this topic? We know that the general consensus is that planar magnetic headphones are considered superior to dynamic headphones, but what about when you have a CLOSED-back planar magnetic vs. OPEN-back dynamic headphones?! Planars are generally open-back, but now...
  9. Sivga P-II Planar Magnetic Over-ear Open-back Wood Headphone

    Sivga P-II Planar Magnetic Over-ear Open-back Wood Headphone

    Copied from Sivga directly :) Planar Magnetic Over-ear Open-back Wood Headphone DESCRIPTION: ·DESIGN - SIVGA P-Ⅱ uses 97mm*76mm ultra-nano double-sided magnetic planar diaphragm unit as the driver, combined with the superior sound characteristics of the black walnut chamber. ·SOUND -...
  10. Shozy Black Hole

    Shozy Black Hole

    Extra-Ordinary Performance: Equipped with a powerful single-dynamic driver unit on each side, the Shozy Black Hole produces excellence with its sonic capabilities. It provides the users with an extraordinary experience with powerful deep bass, transparent crisp vocals, and well-extended...
  11. Drew Neilson

    open-back vs closed-back: fidelity to input signal's sound stage and HRTF

    According to the headphone buying guide, open-back headsets and headphones have a wider sound stage while closed-back headphones sound more direct. I'm speaking broadly, and not about specific models. Do open-back headsets and headphones add more spaciousness than already exists in content being...
  12. Ryuuji Voidstalker

    Hifiman HE4xx vs Sennheiser HD58x / HD6xx vs Fidelio X2hr (or other)? For my purpose, which one and why?

    THREAD CLOSED. What would be the best $ 200 open-back headphone for Epic songs / soundtracks (lots of orchestral) and powerful vocals, especially the females one? Will be my first open-back headphone. I was thinking on the HD6xx (HD650), but i saw a lot of reviewers saying that these...
  13. Audeze LCD-1

    Audeze LCD-1

    OPEN CIRCUMAURAL REFERENCE HEADPHONE The LCD-1 has been meticulously engineered for reference quality sound that will appeal to even the most discerning audiophile ear. Featuring Audeze’s renowned planar magnetic technology within an open-circumaural, foldable and light-weight design, the LCD-1...
  14. Z

    Philips SHP9500, ATH-AD700X, etc for PC/PS4 Use Via Jack, No Amp?

    Hi everyone, I'm relatively new to headphones. For a long time I used the $5 ones from the nearby general store before trying several name ones (Beats, Bose, etc). Eventually I went with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50XBT. I tried them as well as the M40X, and while I preferred the M40X's sound, I...
  15. dogilainen

    Do they exists: Wireless (pref. BT), open-back, over-ear headphones

    Time to get rid of wires. But.. as Bono puts it: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. I have been reasonably satisfied with my Sennheiser HD 598 headphones, and would like something similar, sound wise. Little more *ooomph* at lower end would not hurt, but I love the spacious sound...
  16. V

    Lowish-budget open-backs for mixing and general purposes

    I have a tiny recording studio at home and am currently using MDR-V6s for almost everything to do with it. I would however really like a good pair of open-backs - for both higher-quality mixing, and also simply listening to music (the two are just about equally important for me). I wouldn't like...
  17. Hogcryat

    HD650 vs HD600 vs DT990 600ohm with Little Dot MK3

    Hi guys, I'm new here, and also a beginner audiophile, so please excuse my unprofessional wordings and kindly enlighten me. I will try to give as much detail about my preference I can (Although I am probably not very sure about my preferences as I don't have much experience listening to...
  18. A

    "open back" or non-isolating earphones?

    TL;DR: looking for some earphones which would let sound through while music is not playing. Here's my situation: I go skiing a lot and would like to listen to music while on the chairlift, but I also don't want to have to put in/remove earbuds at the bottom/top of the lift. I don't listen to...
  19. DudeLebowski

    Help me decide for a headphone between US$ 200 - US$ 300 price range.

    Hi Everyone.I am new here.I am a newbie regarding headphones and want to buy one to start my Audiophile journey. I have an LG V20 and I want to take advantage of the DAC.I started my research into headphones 3 months back and I zeroed between two headphones i.e between BeyerDynamic DT 990...
  20. T

    Open Back Headphones for Gaming & Hip-Hop/R&B

    Hey guys, so I'm really new to high quality headphones and have been doing some research for the past couple days. I'm looking for some open-backs for PC gaming and possibly hip-hop and similar sounding genres. I know that open-backs won't give me as much bass as a closed back headphone, but I...