Category Topics

The Headphone Show

This is the location to find all “The Headphone Show” content moving forward. It will be a series of locked threads for The Headphone Show to post in for easy access for forum members to locate past and upcoming shows.

Forum Announcements

This is the spot to get the latest announcements for the forum to include Demo tours going live or any major announcements for the community.

The Audio Files

Discussion and comments on articles from the blog The Audio Files.

Official Gear Tours

Hello everyone! Demo Tours will be placed here under their own categories. These tours will be limited to 5-10 people at a time with a maximum of 3 days of having the item(this may change as necessary and up to discretion). We will request a deposit fee for shipping labels that everyone will pay upfront if they are selected for the tour. This fee will go towards the shipping cost and everyone will pay the same amount, even if you can hand the item off to the next person. This way it stays fair and shipping won’t have to be worried about. Labels will be sent to the person via email or direct message on the forum.

HEADPHONE Community Meta

This category is for threads about The HEADPHONE Community

General IEM Discussion

This is the spot for posting anything about In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) that doesn’t have its own category yet. As we grow we’ll have a better idea of topics that deserve their own category. We’re using this category as a catch-all in the meantime.

Official IEM Model Discussion

Every IEM model gets one thread in the IEM Model Discussion Category.

Official AMP/DAC/DAP Model Discussion

Every AMP/DAC gets its own thread. This is the spot to post impressions, questions or advice about a specific AMP/DAC model. If you want to add a new model, send me a message.

Headphone/DAC/DAP/Amp Brands

This category is brand specific where discussion of a specific brand will go on. Whether it be announcements from the brand itself, news/rumours heard around the grapevine, and when we eventually have the brands on here, discussion with brand members.

General DAC/Amp/DAP Discussion

The place for general discussion about DACS/Amps/DAPs.

Purchase Advice

Ask your questions here if you are looking for purchase advice. There are tons of knowledgable headphone enthusiasts here that would be happy to help you out !

All Things Music

In here you’re free and open to talk about all things music

Troubleshooting Help

The Troubleshooting Help category is all about helping fellow enthusiasts and new users.

Gear Pics

Sometimes its nice to just sit back, relax, get away from the discussion and look at some sweet headphone photos! Post your photos here, whether they include you or not everything is included (unless its inappropriate of course).

Site Feedback

Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.


In this age of digital audio, software is an important component of the audio experience. This is the spot for discussing 1’s and 0’s

Do It Yourself (DIY & Mods)

This is the place for those of you who love modding your gear, whether it to be to improve sound, change the tuning or for pure aesthetics.

Hearing & Health

This category is for discussing anything related to hearing health

Technical Discussion

The Technical Discussion category is the place to discuss the technology and science behind audio, electronics, psychoacoustics, physics (both in terms of sound and electronics) as well as measurements, measuring techniques, gear and tools.

Official Headphone Model Discussion

Every headphone model gets one thread in the Headphone Model Discussion Category.

Headphone News

This is the spot to discuss all the news in the headphone world.

General Headphone Discussion

This is the spot for posting anything about headphones that doesn’t have its own category yet. As we grow we’ll have a better idea of topics that deserve their own category. We’re using this category as a catch-all in the meantime.

Review, Impression & Article Indexes

The Review, Impression and Article Indexes category is a single repository of indexes for “formal” reviews, impressions and articles across both “The HEADPHONE Community” and

Buy & Sell

We’ve wanted to have a buy and sell for a long time but haven’t found a great way to do it with software. So until we can find a better solution I wanted to start a low-fi category that we can improve over time.