Do Headphone Cables Make a Difference?

Do Headphone Cables Make a Difference?

Although there are some skeptics out there, most audiophiles can undoubtedly discern the difference in sound between various headphone cables. And though we encourage you to research this topic online, we can also confidently say that once you've tried a couple of different cables with your own headphones or IEMs, you won't need convincing. Yes, cables can make a big difference. How Do Different Cables Affect Sound? Much like musical instruments,...

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How to Care for your Headphone Cables

How to Care for your Headphone Cables

When it comes to headphones, the cable is usually the first thing to break. Every cable has a bunch of twisted wires within the plastic or rubber casing. Some have more than others. But regardless of the type of cable, they will break over time, causing the signal to be interrupted. And if you mishandle your cables, they may break sooner rather than later. How To Make Your Headphone Cables...

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What is an Audiophile?

What is an Audiophile?

While Merriam-Webster defines an audiophile as “a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction,” Audio46 defines it as “a general pain in the ass who is uncompromising about sound quality at the expense of everyone else’s sanity.” But we love them, and we cater to them, since we are audiophiles ourselves. How to Become an Audiophile Being an audiophile requires a little research. There is an unfathomable amount of playback equipment...

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Audeze LCD-1 Review - Portable Planar Reference

Audeze LCD-1 Review - Portable Planar Reference

In 2009, Audeze released an almost instant classic with the LCD-2, birthing, alongside fellow manufacturer Hifiman, a new Renaissance for planar magnetic headphones. Since then, the number after the LCD has steadily ticked up, along with increases in price and performance, with the release of the LCD-3 and LCD-4. Last year, Audeze finally decided to go the other direction, releasing the previously absent LCD-1. IN the BOX headphones 3.5mm-terminated single-ended...

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Final Audio A8000 Review

Final Audio A8000 Review

Introducing the Final Audio A8000 Final Audio struggles with the alphabet. Their A series is arriving at last, following the F, E, B, and D series of headphones. Better late than never, I guess. The A8000 is the first of the line. It sits at a $1999 price point, which gains it access to the TOTL competition.  Final is a gracefully minimalist company when it comes to their general design. This...

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InEar ProMission X Review

InEar ProMission X Review

How good does the InEar ProMission X sound?  And at a whopping price of $2019, how does it stack up to the competition?

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