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Please don’t hesitate to write a testimonial if your experience and email exchange were helpful, informative, friendly, or a combination of all. It helps the site out a lot and keeps things relevant and trustworthy. I want this to be THE hub for knowledge on all things studio, so if you feel compelled after we get through talking, simply type up a quick blurb about your visit and email it to me! It doesn’t have to be long.


For Headphone Recommendations

The answers to most (if not all) of your questions can be found in the Resources section. The Reviews section is also helpful too! Please browse before asking! 🙂 Leave comments! Share! It’s much appreciated and helps out the site.


  1. The Best Headphones for Jazz
  2. The Best Headphones for Classical
  3. The Best Headphones for Rock
  4. The Best Headphones for Metal
  5. The Best Headphones for Pop
  6. The Best Headphones for Hip-Hop
  7. The Best Headphones for Gaming
  8. The Best Audiophile Headphones

Amps & DACs…

Amp/DAC Recommendations

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For Microphone Recommendations

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For Studio Monitor Recommendations

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Shout outs..


Brennen Parker

“I wanted to post this here so hopefully you see it. We were talking in the comments section of your HD25 review about whether to get those or the V6’s. I bought the V6’s and love them even for casual listening. I like them better than my HD 598’s in that regard actually.

I’m a huge fan of your website and YouTube channel my dude, thanks so much for the help. It’s great that you actually engage with the people that follow you and help them out. Keep up the great work! You provide a great service for beginners like me. Thank you so much!”

Berk Yelim

“Finally, I got my 7506 and happy that I own this classic pair after our very long conversations that answered every bit of detail in my questions to the last one which left no question mark on my mind.

You really care and are a very helpful person and I feel very glad that I came across this site before making my own decision.

Hope to see this site getting only better in time. Cheers!”

Gabriel Even

“Thanks for sharing all this priceless information. This site is a beacon for lots of people out there in the audio darkness. I can feel your passion within and between the lines to something that you really love.

This site is genuine example for how professional sites about audio equipment should look like. It is a true pleasure roaming your site, keep up the great job you’re doing here.

THANKS for all the assistance in choosing the HD700s, now the task, is an amp/dac.”


“Overall, I’m impressed, and also thankful for finding this site and this review just in time before I pulled the trigger on the headphones. Couldn’t be happier right now. Thanks for everything, Stu! Peace out.”

Mike Ginty

“I just want to say, Stuart, that it’s refreshing to read your honest reviews on headphones. While yours are not the only good reviews, there are a lot of fanboys pushing products and it’s not all that hard to tell which reviews are somehow paid for through commercialism.

It took me many hours of research before I was able to find the painstaking, excellent work you’ve presented. Your work far exceeds the norm on the web and I really appreciate you giving your valuable time and energy to help me and others reach a difficult decision. You rock!”

Charlie Wessel

“Thanks for your help by the way! That guide (The Best Headphones for Gaming) was the best I had found. Was a breath of fresh air having things easily spelled out and rated on a fun vs. competitive scale. I just wanted some good headphones, since I myself am not an audiophile.”

Universe Man Music (YouTube commenter)

“I just received my mdr-v6 in the mail. They are so much better than my wireless Sony headphones that cost the same… lol. Thank you for helping me with the purchase!”

Jonathan Finkle

“I really enjoy your evaluations and think they are the best on the internet!”

Keith Aldrige

“Thank you so much for your extremely in-depth reviews. I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. It was a Godsend for you to answer all the questions anyone would have. You do have a way of breaking down tech speak so we Gronks can understand in common language. Your insight is so valuable. Thank you.”

Maximilano Rhymes

“They arrived today (the m40x), epic f*****g headphones I cannot believe this magic. This power. I mean, it’s neutral in all aspects! Thank you so much and congratulations from Mexico. Maybe I don’t speak English very well but I can understand and write too. You’re the God of the reviews without an inclination in your own taste of the product. Thank you so much Stuart.”

Kyle Chan

“Hey Stu,

Just wanted to let you know that I held off on buying a pair of cans until I was able to afford the Sennheiser HD600. Best audio purchase IMO. Thanks for writing all those great articles on your site; I wouldn’t have thought of saving for the HD600s without them.”


Felipe Donadon

“Hey man, just wanted to say that I found your site a couple of days ago while looking for some mic comparisons for the AT2020. I’m a rookie at this studio stuff, and barely beginning (still buying the hardware part, lol), but man… I gave up searching on google when I discovered your site, ’cause honestly, I haven’t found a place with more resources and info into this stuff than your site. You rock man. Your site rocks. Please, for the sake of newbs like me just starting out, keep up the hard work, ’cause it sure as hell has helped me a LOT, and will probably help me even more when I get into the ‘real’ stuff.

Glad to see that there’s people around sharing their experiences and knowledge for the ‘greater good’ of strangers which they may never know. (Crazy, huh?) Oh, that’s the beauty of the internet, for sure!

Thanks again buddy! See ya!”

William Knight

“Home Studio Basics provided an excellent recommendation for my audio setup. It was the first website I found to provide exactly what I needed. More importantly, I contacted Stu and he went out of his way to make sure I purchased the best setup specific for my needs. Excellent experience! I highly recommend Stu and Home Studio Basics.”

Bloom Audio

“Xtr@Ba$eHitZ has been great to work with, quick and to the point, his music was enjoyable to master as well, it was a niche that was right up my alley. I was particularly impressed with “Tried my best” when I was mastering it, because I had heard a down-tempo song before using that sample, but Xtr@Ba$eHitZ managed to flip it into a much more rappable dilla-esque type of beat.”


“Stu and I started working with each-other about 2 months ago, I found him out through comments on tracks, and I heard the amazing motivational sound he had, it hit my sweet spot just right. We then came in contact through mail, and i found out not only was his music inspiring but he was down right just a chill dude to work with. We have currently collaborated on a track, and are in the process of another. The first track went very smoothly, he gave me feedback, and stayed in contact. I advise to give StuPickles [Xtr@Ba$eHitZ] a listen, and if you’re interested in his music, I say just talk to him ! Solid Guy! Solid music!”

Sixth Echelon

“Working with [Xtr@Ba$eHitZ](Stu) was a great experience for me. Our collab in my opinion is one of my personal favorite collabs I have done. Most collabs I have done with other producers have been a bit unorganized with delay in the process. Working with [Xtr@Ba$eHitZ](Stu) was a care free experience with what we were given. I believe we produced a sublime collab that sounds really dope for a non face to face collab. I wish nothing but the best for [Xtr@Ba$eHitZ](Stu) in the future with his music and artwork. I really hope to collab with [Xtr@Ba$eHitZ] (Stu) again in the near future.


Jay C

“My journey as an artist has come a long way and I think Stu can say the same for himself. Collaborating with him is always a fresh feeling because you truly get that soulful vibe and that’s what I appreciate the most about it. Its an honor to have met you and to have made the tracks we made. Keep pushing man because you know I’ll be doing the same.”


“Stu & I had been following each other on soundcloud for a lil while, then one day he hit me up with a sample he thought would fit well with my style & upon hearing it, my mind was pulled 10 different ways with ideas. After about 2 days of messing around with it I sent him what I had, unsure of how he’d feel about the off-kilter flow I put on it. He said he loved it & made me feel a bit more secure about my experimentation so we dropped it the next day & overall I’d say it was received pretty well. Connection made & creation accomplished. Good deal.”

I hope to hear from you soon too!!

All the best and God bless,





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Lee Squelch January 8, 2019 - 1:31 pm

I fell upon this website while trying to make a decision on what headphones to treat myself too. Stu and I swapped numerous emails, full of my questions and his knowledge. Having spent hours reading through all of his reviews, I have become far more knowledgeable in the area and ultimately with his help have settled on a pair of cans I have truly fallen in love with (grado sr325e).

Keep up the good work buddy, I’ll be spreading the word about this fantastic guy and the huge resources on his website to all my friends.

Stuart Charles Black January 8, 2019 - 7:03 pm

Thanks so much man! I really do appreciate that. It helps to keep me going during those doubtful days. Keep me posted and in touch! -Stu

Gavin December 3, 2022 - 7:18 am

Yo Stu, diggin your site bro, so im a new ownerepreneur in the digital space, https://www.eartuned.com 39 days old to be precise lol. Anyways I’m learning and since we seam to have the same niche with minor differences i was wandering if we could chat a lil about some things.

Love what your doing here,
hope to hear from you soon
Gavin Clay


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