December 2015: Best of 2015 ETHER Award
My product of 2015 is an easy one, it is MrSpeakers Ether open-back V-planar magnetic headphones. In addition to being the most sonically resolving, layered and spacious headphone I have auditioned at this price point through everything from portable music devices to high end hi-fi systems, Ether is by far the most comfortable headphone I have had the pleasure of wearing. Thanks to its soft and cool leather ear-pads, headband and flexible memory metal cradle, Ether is the only earspeaker I can wear for hours without experiencing even the slightest discomfort. It is also the only one that quenches my desire to revert to my loudspeakers, and I cannot give a higher compliment than that.