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Video Podcast: Are Audiophile Headphones Worth Buying?

Our Headphone Editor, W. Jennings joins the livestream for a very interesting discussion about the state of the audiophile headphone market.

In this live eCoustics roundtable we talk about the state of the high-end audio headphone market with our Headphone Editor, W. Jennings. This is his first time on the livestream podcast and we are so very stoked about it! Also, our Editor-In-Chief, Ian White just returned from CanJam NYC 2022 where he was able to demo some very interesting products that are sure to stir up some conversation.

Sponsor: Sonus faber, who just introduced the Omnia Wireless Speaker (reviewed here).


  • 04:43 High-end audiophile headphones supply shortage
  • 10:53 Introducing our Headphone Editor, W. Jennings
  • 18:30 Thoughts about CanJam NYC 2022 Show
  • 24:21 Pro audio headphones
  • 29:40 Women, cliques, price point and quality
  • 34:08 Open-back vs. closed-back
  • 38:42 Wireless headphones, Sennheiser, Axel Grell
  • 47:12 Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • 51:45 Why are there so many headphones and connector types?
  • 1:03:05 How many watts do you need for a headphone amplifier?
  • 1:04:00 The problems with headphone measurements
  • 1:07:00 What’s the most you’d spend on headphones?
  • 1:17:00 CanJam stereotypes, bring your own gear
  • 1:22:13 Emiko’s story about mastering music, cliques and musical enjoyment


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