Wheezy Tech Hall of Fame

As I review products on the channel, some things stand out above the others. This page contains a selection of the better products I have reviewed or fully approve of. Many of the items here are stuff I use myself or would completely happy buying myself and recommending.

New items will be added as time goes on. Items will also inevitably be removed in time as their place in the list no longer makes sense.


This list is very much a work-in-progress. It is quite untidy, I will be spending some time organising this in a better way.

Best Closed Back Headphones

Best Open Backed Headphones

  • AKG K712 Pro: https://amzn.to/3ayLacB

    • A fantastic all rounder. Great for music, movies and gaming.

  • Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 Ohm: https://amzn.to/2NTrbMw

    • A leaner and cheaper 1990 Pro. Quite bright leaning tuning but excellent detail.

  • Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro: https://amzn.to/2VNcaRy

    • Aggressively detailed but bright treble. A grown up DT 880. An Acquired taste.

  • Hifiman Ananda: https://amzn.to/3j7XXqR

    • Refined reference sound

  • Hifiman Sundara: https://amzn.to/3hqlkvE

    • The best mid-fi, sub $500 headphone. Period.

  • Hifiman HE-400i 2020: https://amzn.to/2L1ilOy

    • One of the best sub $200 headphones available. Highly recommended.

  • Sennheiser HD560S: https://amzn.to/37X8Mcj

    • The new benchmark entry level audiophile headphone. Probably the first true successor to the HD558 and HD598. Excellent tuning, staging, imaging and superb detail. Highly recommended.

  • Sennheiser HD6XX: https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx

    • The old benchmark entry level audiophile headphone. A must own.

  • Sennheiser HD558

    • Oldie but a goodie. Pick this up used, replace the pads. Excellent staging and imaging, good detail, sound signature closer to HD650 than HD599. I wish they still made this headphone.

  • Sennheiser HD599: https://amzn.to/2SK0hdc

    • Warm mid-bassy sound. Decent staging and detail. Probably not worth full retail price but often on sale at a bargain price.

Best IEM's and Earphones


Best ANC Headphone


Best for Gaming

  • AKG K712 Pro: https://amzn.to/3ayLacB

    • Soundstage kings with decent imaging. Comfortable and immersive. A superb all-rounder.

  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro: https://amzn.to/32amtQu

    • Well built and durable closed back with good sound stage and exciting sound signature. A true daily workhorse.

  • Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro: https://amzn.to/2VNcaRy

    • Great for competitive shooters. Excellent imaging. Bit expensive, but this is your bling option.

  • Sennheiser HD599: https://amzn.to/2SK0hdc

    • A good budget option. Often on sale at a bargain price. Very comfortable and light. Decent staging and imaging.

  • Sennheiser HD558

    • Oldie but a goodie. Pick this up used, buy new pads. Excellent staging and imaging, good detail, sound signature closer to HD650 than HD599. I wish they still made this headphone.

  • Sennheiser HD560S: https://amzn.to/37X8Mcj

    • Probably the first true successor to the HD558 and HD598. Excellent tuning, staging, imaging and superb detail. Highly recommended.

  • Sennheiser (Epos) Game One: https://amzn.to/3mEAdfB

  • SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless: https://amzn.to/325gHkB

    • Wireless convenience, decent staging, excellent battery life, good mic. Wireless hub has line in and outs as well as optical. Very versatile headset. Probably my favourite "gaming headset".

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