“When passages got busy, the Sine was able to handle it with ease. It has this amazing controlled and coherent sound that provides a very well-paced presentation. The Meze falls but gets back on his feet and does a great job entertaining us again. The Sine is much snappier, sharper, and textured in its delivery. The only gripe I had with it is really its lack of low-end heft and mid-range presence/weight. Otherwise, a superbly designed headphone that’s easy to take on-the-go.”
“When I first heard MrSpeakers’ original ETHER headphones, they seemed so accomplished that I could scarcely have imagined a new ETHER-derived model would soon come along offering even higher levels of performance, but that is precisely what the ETHER Flow does. The ETHER Flow is at once a headphone that is endlessly engaging and always invigorating to hear, yet that is so smooth sounding, comfortable, and relaxing that it makes us want to listen for hours on end. It is everything that a great transducer should be.”
“So what I’m saying here is the K872 and K812 sound different. The K812 is leaner, the K872 fuller, the K812 is more transparent, open, and spacious, the K872 is less so. The K812 lets you hear the world around you, the K872 hushes the din. They look and feel nearly the same, and they’re both the same retail price, $1,499, but it’s easier to find discounts on the K812.”
“The first thing we notice is the Sony’s seismic bass performance. It’s not massively overstated as is the current fashion, but impresses through a combination of power, authority and agility that few rivals match.
Being a closed-back design helps as far as bass quantity and power is concerned, and of course, drops the amount of environmental noise to a low level.