Grado PS1000 headphones
The latest version of the Grado PS1000 headphones have mirror-finished earcups. These beauties are made in my hometown, Brooklyn, N.Y.!
Logitech Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitor in-ear headphones
Logitech Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitor in-ear headphones are a new twist on custom-molded to your ears 'phones. Before you buy, you get to fine-tune their sound to taste.
Dan Clark and his Mad Dog headphones
Dan Clark tweaks and modifies Fostex headphones and sells his Mad Dog headphones direct. I'll review his handiwork soon.
Sennheiser HD 800 headphones
The HD 800s are expensive, but hugely popular with the headphone cognoscenti.
AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC & headphone amplifier
The tiny AudioQuest Dragonfly USB digital-to-analog converter/headphone amplifier (review to come).
Vinnie Rossi and his Red Wine headphone amplifier
Red Wine Audio's Vinnie Rossi holding the latest version of his battery-powered, vacuum-tube Corvina home headphone amp. I reviewed the still-available basic Corvina, which is one of my reference amps.
Hifiman HM-901 high-resolution music player
Hifiman's Fang Bian showed a prototype of his upcoming high-resolution, up-to-96-kHz/24-bit, portable HM-901 music player (review to come).
Blue Hawaii Headphone Amp and Stax Headphones
Justin Wilson sells headphone amps, and his big Blue Hawaii amp running a set of transparent Stax SR 009 electrostatic headphones made the best sound I've heard in a long while.
Mr. Head-Fi, Jude Mansilla
Head-Fi is a headphone forum, and its founder, Jude Mansilla is a great guy, a total gearhead, and he's always up on the latest headphone news.
Stax SR-009 headphones
The Stax SR-009 electrostatic headphones are made in Japan, and they're big, but supercomfy. The detailing of the design and metalwork are simply the best money can buy.