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Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 Air Dynamic headphone review

Audio-Technica’s new flagship headphones, the ADT-ADX5000, offer a sleek and minimalist design, luxurious comfort, and detail at the very threshold of what’s possible in the genre. But are they worth the dough? See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Oppo PM-1 Review

  • Vivid detail and definition
  • Warm and rich low end
  • Subtle, yet accurate treble
  • Huge sound stage
  • Pure, distortion-free sound
  • Comfortable, stylish design
  • Flimsy headphone cable
  • Elite price tag
Our Score 9

Ultimate Ears RM Review

  • Near-linear sonic reproduction
  • Astonishingly accurate sound signature
  • Soundstage emulates a real studio
  • Firm, musical, and potent bass
  • Perfect fit
  • Sturdy construction throughout
  • Sharp treble on low-quality tracks
  • Earwax is a constant battle
Our Score 9

V-Moda Forza Review

  • Very comfortable for long-term wear
  • Punchy bass response creates warm soundstage
  • Assortment of tips and sport fins make a perfect…
  • Ruggedly built, with excellent extended warranty
  • Short cable makes some listening scenarios…
Our Score 9

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Review

  • Velvety low end
  • Vibrant, detailed upper register
  • Wide stereo image
  • Cool portable design
  • Multiple inputs
  • Occasional heavy bass
  • Upper midrange slightly bright at times
Our Score 9

Westone W40 Review

  • Astonishing clarity
  • Immense detail
  • Expansive dynamic expression
  • Excellent balance across the spectrum
  • Impressive warmth for balanced armatures
  • A little bright on some tracks
  • Expensive
Our Score 9

Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 Air Dynamic Headphones…

  • Immense soundstage
  • Rushing clarity
  • Powerful bass
  • Incredible dynamics
  • Comfortable, minimalist design
  • Require a beefy power source
Our Score 9

Audiofly AF180 Review

  • Smooth, powerful bass
  • Brilliant detail, especially in the treble
  • Excellent spacing, dimensional soundstage
  • No “balanced armature bite”
  • Great passive noise isolation
  • Laid back sound leaves some presence off the mids
  • Included cable feels flimsy in spots
  • Pricier than the competition
Our Score 9

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Review

  • Clear, vividly detailed treble
  • Warm, powerful bass response
  • Excellent dynamic expression
  • Great passive noise isolation
  • Gorgeous, luxurious design
  • Glosses over some instrumental tone quality
  • Expensive
Our Score 9