AT A GLANCE
Super tiny and lightweight
Accurate and transparent
Lacks microphone and phone controls
Hifiman's uber-comfortable RE-600 offers superb transparency and accurate tonal balance.
Even when I heard one of Hifiman's very first headphones, I had no doubt it was fully competitive with the best AKG, Beyerdynamic, Grado, Koss, and Sennheiser had to offer. That was back in 2006, and the Tianjin, China-based company's headphones have only gotten better over the years. They're all proprietary designs, engineered and manufactured by Hifiman.