Pretentious Audio is your place for fresh reviews on headphones, earphones, amplifiers, DACs and speakers of varying freshness.

If you’re looking for reviews that get right into the heart of what’s good and not good about audio gear you’re considering, then you’re in the right spot. Here, I don’t wax poetic here about “jaw-dropping synergies that would make any violinist’s ear wriggle in delight” or make blatantly off comments like “HD 800s are the warmest headphones in existence”. I will do my best to comment on how an equipment sounds as my ears tell me, drawing on experiences with a wide range of gear from the low to high-end as reference.

Generally, I believe that a majority of the products offered on the market now are of pretty good quality, each with their own appeal. However, some are better than the rest, so I hope to help you identify those products in each of its respective price ranges.

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