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Jude Mansilla, founder and editor of, talks about his headphone-review process, surround simulation in headphones, comparing different headphones at CanJam during the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, the quality of in-ear monitors, custom-molded vs. universal-fit in-ear models, noise-cancelling headphones, his favorite over-the-ear headphones and in-ear monitors, answers to chat-room questions, and more.


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Great episode. Headphones have become so popular since the ipod took off. The earbuds that came with my galaxy s3 are great!!!
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I'm a headphone junkie! I started my addiction in 1989 with a pair of Koss studio headphones, which quickly got traded out for a series of Grados, Sonys and even a pair of B&O Form 1s. In more recent years I've enjoyed the Grado SR325i and AKG K701, at the higher end of "popular" headphones.

At more modest prices, I'm a big fan of the Sennheiser HD280 Pro and I just picked up a pair of Harman/Kardon CL headphones on clearance for $99, a steal IMO. Biggest disappointment? Logitech UE6000. I really wanted to like those headphones, but the active mode ruins them.

DTS Headphone X has me looking forward to a whole new world of headphone listening!

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Best thing I ever did was pick up a pair of Grado sr80i's for my ipod. That was in December. I just added a Little Dot i+ amp, and now upgrade fever has fully kicked in.

Grado RS-2's or maybe some Hifiman HE-400's? So many choices, so little wife approval.

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