We compiled the top 15 most read reviews from 2021.
In 2021, a total of 130 reviews were written on Headphonesty, with 19 reviewers contributing.
That equates to nearly one review published every three days.
I’m very proud of what the Review team has accomplished and how the Review Lead (Trav) has assisted in shaping the reviews.
Here are the 15 most popular audio gear reviews of the year:
1. MoonDrop Blessing2:Dusk IEMs / Earbuds
Crinacle’s Cohesive Collaboration – A holiday miracle. Polishing a Blessing for depth, clarity, and an oh-so-smooth shine.
2. MoonDrop Super Spaceship Reference (SSR) vs Super Spaceship Pulse (SSP) IEMs / Earbuds
After the success achieved with Harman Target tuned models, MoonDrop scores another home run with the release of the new, Diffused Field Target tuned, Super Spaceship series.
3. SMSL SU-9 DAC DAC / AMP
Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness – A midrange-priced DAC sporting essentially every possible option.
4. Thieaudio Monarch IEMs / Earbuds
The Beautiful Ones – Are the Monarch the true king of the IEMs, or are they only beautiful butterflies?
5. EarFun Air Pro 2 IEMs / Earbuds
Futureproof – With a new anti-wind noise algorithm in the EarFun Air Pro 2, this is truly one of the best noise-canceling true wireless earphones on the market.
6. Hidizs S9 PRO DAC / AMP
Powerful Portable Audio Comes With a Price – The S9 PRO has a crisp sound and lots of juice but you pay for it with a high battery drain.
7. Helm Audio BOLT DAC / AMP
MQA + THX = DAC / AMP. IMO, FTW! – I feel shot right through with a BOLT of blue.
8. HiliDAC Audirect Beam 2SE Headphone Amplifier DAC / AMP
A Miniature Marvel – No headphone jack? No problem. This awesome little DAC/amp has you covered.
9. Koss KPH30i Headphones
You Should Meet the New Guy – Has Koss finally surpassed the mighty Porta Pro?
10. Moondrop Aria IEMs / Earbuds
Sweet Sounding, With a Touch of Class – Beautifully designed mid-level IEMs with an easy-going nature.
11. Tripowin TC-01 IEMs / Earbuds
Mirrors, Mystery, Music, and More – …and I almost missed it… the Magic!
12. SMSL SP200 THX AAA 888 Amplifier DAC / AMP
A Slightly Canted Approach to Affordable Amplification – Do perfect measurements equate with perfect sound?
13. Moondrop Quarks IEMs / Earbuds
The Fundamentals – An ultra-budget Moondrop offering that’s a no-brainer option for audio newcomers.
14. CCA CS16 IEMs / Earbuds
More Is Better, Isn’t It?! – CCA’s flagship borders on being spoiled by excess.
15. iFi NEO iDSD Desktop DAC/Amp DAC / AMP
Not iFi’s Typical Look or Sound – More DAC than amp, is the NEO better on paper than in person?