Category: Headphones

Bybee Technologies iQSE, and Crystal Series Quantum Signal Enhancer, Gold RCA Adapters

As far as tweaks, audiophiles can’t enough of them. One of my favorite tweaks is the High Fidelity Cables MC-0.5s and RCA adapters. They’re small and affordable tweaks whose impact is easy to verify. Bybee Technologies? Well, they’re known for their tweaks. Jack Bybee is the creator and designer of the products at Bybee Technologies. …


Sony WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth Headphone Review – STILL the King of Noise-Canceling

  There seem to be two major camps when it comes to Bluetooth headphones: Bose or Sony. Let’s get this out of the way. The Bose QuietComfort 35 IIs are surely comfortable but the tonal balance always sounded a bit uplifted to my ears. I feel the Sony WH-1000XM2 has more accurate tonality but imaging is…


Abyss AB-1266 Phi CC Lambskin – Not Your Daddy’s Ear Pads

As a reviewer, my system’s in constant flux. I frequently swap out gear as new discoveries are made. I only have a handful of pieces that have remained with me during this journey. The Abyss AB-1266 headphone is one of those pieces – and has been my reference headphone for the past 3+ years. I reviewed…


How Does It Sound? – Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 and Hugo M Scaler

Ken Davis from Brooks Berdan invited me over for a quick discussion on Chord Electronics’ new products. I had such a wonderful time. Not too bad for 3 hours of sleep! This was the same room the world’s first Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 review was written and it’s great to be back. I’ve written some…


1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones – Comparisons with Sennheiser, Mr. Speakers, Meze, and Audeze

I’m a huge fan of 1More and have reviewed quite a few of their products in the past. They tend to voice their products with a perfect balance of resolve and musicality. When Ari Morguelan of 1More asked if I wanted to review their new closed-back, I replied with three yeses. One for each driver. Yes, it’s…


Crosszone CZ-1 Headphone Review – The Ultimate Crossfeed

When I first got into headphones a long time ago, I thought it was the best way to listen to HiFi. You get all that music all up on your ears – without having to deal with the room or setting up large speakers. Perfect sound is so easy! Silly me. Almost all recordings are…


Eleven XI Audio Formula S Headphone Amplifier and PowerMan Review

It is recommended to place the PowerMan below the Formula S, unlike what’s depicted in the photo. I’ve reviewed quite a few headphone amplifiers last year. Including the $7,999 Woo Audio WA33 and the $15,000 Wells Audio Headtrip Reference. The centerpiece for those reviews was my reference headphone – the Abyss AB-1266 Phi. There’s a reason…