Hifiman DEVA: Versatile and Capable

Greetings! Today we’re checking out a new planar magnetic headphone from a brand that specializes in the technology, the Hifiman DEVA. While Hifiman has released plenty of relatively inexpensive planar headphones over the years, the DEVA represents Hifiman’s recent shift towards affordably addressing the wireless market. Previous models to address this audience were the full-sized Ananda BT, and their true wireless in ear monitors, the … Continue reading Hifiman DEVA: Versatile and Capable

Hifiman RE600s: Timely Classic

Greetings! Today we’re checking out an older release from Hifiman, the RE600s. While this brand is probably still best known for their planar headphones, their iem lineup has received it’s fair share of accolades over the years. The RE600s is one of them, though it has largely become overlooked in what is a shockingly fast moving industry. New releases are forgotten within the month, and … Continue reading Hifiman RE600s: Timely Classic

2019 Super Award Ceremony of Audio Excellence

Welcome Back! Today I’m handing out accolades to products that won my heart throughout 2019. These weren’t necessarily best in class in every case, but the ones that stuck around in my daily driver lineup and made the most impact long term, or as long a term as could be given they were all received and reviewing during the 2019 calendar year. Let’s get started! … Continue reading 2019 Super Award Ceremony of Audio Excellence

HIFIMAN TWS 600: Finally, Something Different

Greetings! Today we’re checking out HIFIMAN’s TWS 600, their first entry into the booming truly wireless earphone market. Bluetooth products have become commonplace within the last few years thanks to improvements in sound quality, connection reliability, and us consumers being somewhat forced into them thanks to major manufacturers opting to remove headphone jacks from their products. Annoying, but so is the world we live in. … Continue reading HIFIMAN TWS 600: Finally, Something Different

HIFIMAN Sundara: Benchmark

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of HIFIMAN’s more affordable new planar magnetic headphones, the Sundara. HIFIMAN was founded in 2007 in New York, and in 2009 released their first product, the HM-801 portable media player. Since then they’ve expanded their portfolio to include a wide variety of headphones, earphones, DAPs, and various accessories. Their lineup of planar magnetic headphones is their bread and butter … Continue reading HIFIMAN Sundara: Benchmark

HiFiMAN RE2000 Silver: Lower price, better sound

Greetings, Today we’re checking out a new earphone from HiFiMAN, the RE2000 Silver. In 2017 HiFiMAN stunned audiences with two new flagship earphones, the RE800 and RE2000. These two gold-plated beauties were not for the feint of wallet, especially the RE2000 which registered in at a hefty 2,000 USD. In late 2018, less expensive variants of these two premium products showed up featuring a new … Continue reading HiFiMAN RE2000 Silver: Lower price, better sound

HiFiMAN RE800 Silver: More for Less

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the follow up to HiFiMan’s premium gold-plated single dynamic earphone, the RE800. What’s it called? The RE800 Silver (RE800 S, or just Silver from here on in). HiFiMAN as they currently exist began in 2007 and is the brainchild of Dr. Fang Bian. Known best for their extensive lineup of high quality planar magnetic headphones, over the years they’ve expanded … Continue reading HiFiMAN RE800 Silver: More for Less

HiFiMan Susvara: The Sweetest Voice

Greetings, Today we’re looking at HiFiMan’s newest flagship planar magnetic, open-back masterpiece; the Susvara. Starting with the HE5 in 2009, HiFiMan has been updating and refining their designs and planar technology throughout the years. The result of this consistent development has brought to those in the position to afford it a marvel of sound reproduction in the form of the Susvara. One of the accomplishments … Continue reading HiFiMan Susvara: The Sweetest Voice

HiFiMan RE2000: Effortless

Greetings! Today we are going to be checking out HiFiMan’s new in-ear flagship, the RE2000. What is a flagship product to me? It’s a showcase of the best a brand has to offer and sets my expectations of what to look for from them in the future, be that in terms of design language, materials, and/or technology. The RE2000 and it’s little brother, the RE800, … Continue reading HiFiMan RE2000: Effortless

HiFiMan MegaMini: Sweet and Simple

Greetings! Today we’re going to be checking out the MegaMini from HiFiMan. In addition to their outstanding headphones and earphones, HiFiMan is no stranger to the media player world with quite a selection of high quality players in their portfolio, many of which have been heavy hitters in their respective categories for quite a while now. The entry level MegaMini is a media player with … Continue reading HiFiMan MegaMini: Sweet and Simple

HiFiMan RE800: Going for the Gold

Greetings! HiFiMan was founded in New York in 2005 by Dr. Fang Bian, at that point under the name Head Direct. Over the last decade the brand has grown and their lineup expanded with numerous models of headphones, earphones, media players, and more, spread across a vast swath of price points. 2017 has seen the release of some pretty impressive new top tier products. Today … Continue reading HiFiMan RE800: Going for the Gold