I enjoy reading the projects below but I don’t always agree to their opinions and reviews, so give them a visit and make your own mind. Visit at your own risk!
Innerfidelity is not on this list because the new editor sucks, I miss the old editor and advise anyone new to headphones to read his articles but keep clear of anything written after 12 of May 2018.
Head-Fi.org is not in this list because I dislike the site owner and think most of the site is built to fuel the upgrade hype.
(Updated in Nov 2019)
Reviewers & Enthusiasts
Bert Reviews [Youtube]: This channel was recommended by Hyp0xia29, at first I found it a bit strange and it rated high on my “WTF is going on here list”, then I started watching the videos and “Bert” really knows his headphones. It’s one of those hidden pearls on YouTube, please watch it without preconceived ideas.
AudioBudget: Igor Eisberg’s solo project, he reviews lots of amazing budget earphones. His 5 star picks are often amazing.
Igor’s site is a must follow if you enjoy low budget in-ear.
The Naked Audiophile: The project of a dear audiophile friend of mine.
HIFI Sound Enthusiast: Jason’s blog, now I don’t always agree with him but I do love reading his blog.
The Contraptionist: Thomas Smallman aka B9Scrambler’s blog, worth a reading especially given the fact that he has a lot of great reviews under his belt.
Mind The Headphone [Youtube – Portuguese]: Leonardo Drummond’s is a Brazilian audiophile I respect and follow with close attention, worth a reading if you know Portuguese. Leo as we affectionately call him is THE reference for anything headphone related in Brazil and to an extent Portugal.
Ana[dia]log [Youtube]: This Italian Youtuber is an analogue enthusiast, if you are in to tapes and vinyl you should visit his channel, note that I don’t agree with everything he says but I respect his opinion.
Read more on this interview.
Archimago’s Musings: Archimago’s blog is a treasure for the objective audiophile.
Resources & Professionals
LINKWITZ LAB: The late Eng. Siegfried Linkwitz site is a must visit place if you like Hi-Fi. (Mr. Siegfried left us on September 11, 2018 at the age of 82, may he rest in peace)
Tim Cose – WTF Amps: Tim makes tube amps, no I’m not a fan of tubes but his electronics knowledge is pretty amazing so I really recommend a visit to his site.
Theslowdiyer: Electronics blog I really enjoy.
Tangentsoft.net: One of the few trustworthy sites besides HeadWize where you can find instructions to build the cmoy amplifier and other cool stuff.
Pete Millett’s DIY Audio: Really amazing site with cool DIY projects.
Meier Audio: Dr. Jan Meier has been around for a long time now, his amplifiers are top notch and he did a enormous service to the DIY community in the early days.
Crinacle’s IEM ranking list: The list you should always consult before spending lot’s of money on a in-ear, it’s made by the same enthusiast who does one of the most comprehensive IEM frequency response measurement databases of the hobby. A great resource for new and old enthusiasts.
HeadWize Memorial: A project made to safe-keep the legacy of Mr. Pow Chu Moy the creator of the Cmoy amplifier and the defacto grandfather of the headphone hobby as we know it today
⭐ Tyll Hertsens retired on May 2018 to drive a van called Putt, he is missed. ⭐
Steve Guttenberg (Audiophiliac) gave us a little update when Tyll visited RMAF.
Tyll in 2019 could be found on nomadcentercamp.com and on youtube, note that both places are NOT related with headphones, so keep that in mind.