The TX-901 is an honest first try for the new brand that feels specifically designed for genres with minimal focus on vocals and I think this will be a deal breaker for many.
The Liric offers sound resolving power with tastefully executed colouration that makes for a fun and engaging listen whilst benefitting from Meze’s legendary comfort and craftsmanship.
Superb all-day comfort and an attractive design makes this suitable for lovers of a rich, V-shaped sound with zero midrange intensity.
While Grado headphones have become more of a niche proposition, within this niche, they remain essentially unchallenged, and the RS-1x is the most Grado, Grado headphone yet.
The RAD-0 isn’t a headphone I can recommend for its versatility, but one that carves out a niche with a unique, highly technical sound that makes it unrivalled for select genres of music.
Should you want for a comfortable open-back headphone with a hyper-detailed, achromatic sound, the LCD-5 deserves exclusive recommendation.
Machined and weighted to perfection with a highly refined tuning devoid of peaks and dips, the Elite represents a triumph in high-end headphone design.
Combining all day comfort and integrated coms with a balanced and spacious sound from essentially any source, it is hard to deny the versatility and value provided by the PC38X.
The WHP01K is one of the better choices if you want an affordable headphone with active noise-cancellation that still sounds decent, and value purchasing your gear from an authorised dealer with a full local warranty.
The D8000 Pro meticulously balances summit-fi technicality with an inviting, balanced and genre-flexible tonality that I haven’t yet heard in such equal measure.
The tonality on display showcases a gorgeous colouration; it’s a snappy and immediate sound with satisfying energy. With its newfound balance and lower-register warmth, the SR325X is more genre versatile than ever.
Though its unique combination of qualities and thoughtful execution, the Phoenix is able to carve out a reasonably uncontested niche in the audio market for bass lovers who still value clear vocals and a spacious soundstage.
The LCD-X is an invaluable tool for those prioritising balance and authenticity – a headphone that doesn’t draw attention but rather places a spotlight on the style and colouration of elements surrounding it.
I applaud HEDD for perfectly balancing long-term listenability and huge resolving power in their modern masterpiece.
The LCD-1 provides a balance of qualities and conveniences unmatched by immediate competitors.
Pros – Premium design, Well-balanced presentation, Natural midrange voicing, Good imaging, Great BT implementation, Strong value Cons – Cheaper build … Continue Reading Hifiman DEVA Review – Ode to Progress