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HiFiMan HE-400i review:

When we reviewed it back in 2012, we gave high marks to HiFiMan's HE-400 headphone . Now discounted to $300, that full-size model remains on the market as the company, known for making superior sounding headphones that outperform sleeker-looking headphones from name brands like Beyerdynamic, Bowers & Wilkins and Sennheiser, has released its newly redesigned HE-400i ($500, £360, AU$699).Like the HE-400, the HE-400i uses thin-film "planar magnetic" flat drivers that produce clearer and...

Hifiman HE-400i: Mid-Fi At Its Best!

Disclaimer: Hifiman sent us one free unit of the HE-400i for this review only a few months after the HE-400i was released. Hifiman is a site advertiser.The UnitThe Hifiman HE-400i uses the exact same headband system as its big brother, the HE-560, does. In my HE-560 review from August I said: “The detachable pads, in combination with the extremely good suspended head band design and the light drivers, make the Hifiman HE-560 one of the lightest and most comfortable Orthodynamic Headphones on...

Audeze Sine on-ear headphones review

Audeze isn’t a very old headphone maker, but it’s one that has made a quick impact in the short time that it’s been around. Considered by many to be the best headphone brand in the world, Audeze’s products are widely acclaimed. However, this is also one of the most expensive headphones brands in the world, and some of its top-end products are priced in excess of Rs 100,000. However, recent product development has seen the brand appeal to somewhat more affordable segments, although you’re...

EARTECH MUSIC QUAD Review

There are so few reviews of Eartech Music custom in ear monitors, so I am adding my thoughts, hoping it helps. The 4 driver QUAD Pros: They FIT!!!! Rich, full bass and midrange; clear, articulate and extremely musical (fun, not analytical) sound. Comes with great accessories and good (removable) cord. Great customer service, warranty and customization. Good Price/Performance ratio. Efficient powerful play, easy to drive with any likely player. Great isolation from others, perfect for the...