Yes, we are a headphone store, but we believe a review shouldn't be called a review if it's primary purpose is to sell a product.
We want to publish the most well-written, balanced and informative reviews in the industry and our goal is to provide you with the information you need to experience the best possible sound. Even if you end up buying from somewhere else.
So, Headphones.com doesn’t write reviews. The reviews on our site come from The HEADPHONE Community forum’s Community Preview Program. Our reviews are sent straight from community members to an independent editor to avoid bias.
Ian Dunmore (@torq) is our independent Managing Editor. In order to avoid potential conflict, Ian has chosen not to be compensated for his role. Ian is passionate about the headphone community and makes sure the published reviews are of exceptional quality.
All reviews are sent directly to Ian and posted on Headphones.com without editorial input from Headphones.com staff. As a result, you will see negative reviews of products we sell and positive reviews of products we don't.
Taron & Andrew Lissimore
We are thrilled to announce that Ian Dunmore, perhaps better known in online audio communities as “Torq”, will be joining headphones.com as Managing Editor for both the main headphones.com site and The HEADPHONE Community.
Ian is a long-time music-first audiophile and headphone enthusiast. He has a broad range of experience with audio equipment at all levels and a history of detailed comparative gear reviews.
In his role he will be coordinating our reviews/reviewers, providing them editorial support as well as continuing to contribute his own reviews and articles. We love Ian's reviews and we think the headphone world is a better place when Ian is writing.
Headphones.com has been a key part of the headphone community since Tyll Hertsens founded it over a quarter-century ago. Ian has the thoughtfulness, passion, intelligence and values that are central to the headphones.com mission of being the #1 resource for high-quality headphone/personal audio information, reviews, news and articles.
Here are his last three wonderful reviews, if you'd like to check them out:
Ian's new headphones.com email address is email@example.com - please join us in congratulating him. We're very excited about the future!
Andrew & Taron Lissimore
P.S. Members of “The HEADPHONE Community” interested in participating in the “Community Review Program,” and manufacturers/vendors with interesting products for review, can contact Ian at “firstname.lastname@example.org.”