Goodwin's High End

High End Headphones, Tuners & Accessories

Audeze Arcam Parasound  
MrSpeakers Linn    
Focal Magnum Dynalab    
Grado Naim    
Sennheiser Parasound    
Stax Quad    

Note: While this listing is representative of what we carry it is not always completely current. Forr the most up to date information please call us at 781-893-9000


For many, headphone listening provides a soothing escape from the world. The sense of isolation immerses you in the music, free from distractions. For the music lover on a budget, a high-quality pair of headphones may be more affordable than an equivalent pair of speakers (especially when the amplifier and cables are taken into consideration). And last, headphones enable music listening where it would otherwise be impossible: at work, at the gym, late at night, and so forth.

What makes a good pair of headphones?

  • Sound quality. If your headphones will be used extensively, give the same care to the quality of your headphones as you would to speakers.
  • Comfort. Headphones are no fun if they aren't comfortable. Glasses wearers may find that many headphones will press on the temples of your glasses, making them uncomfortable after an hour or so. If you will be wearing the headphones while reclining, make sure that they are comfortable in that position.
  • Acoustic isolation. If you want to avoid disturbing others, or if you need to isolate yourself from external noise, choose a sealed, circumaural (surrounding the ear) headphone. If on the other hand, you need to be able to hear external noises (phone ringing, for example), then choose either a light supra-aural (on-the-ear) style, or a headphone with an open back (such as the Stax).

Please be careful. If you wear headphone where you can be exposed to danger (bicycling, driving, running on the street, operating equipment), please be sure that you can hear the danger coming. This may sound silly, but we've seen many cyclists using headphones surprised by a passing car. Some states (including Massachusetts) forbid the use of headphones while driving a car.

Hearing damage. It is easy to exceed the maximum safe volume level while wearing headphones. Damage to the ear depends not only upon volume, but upon duration of exposure. If you wear headphone for long periods of time (e.g. hours per day), be sure the keep the volume at a safe level.



Audeze LCD-3 headphoneAudeze makes a variety of models. In particular the Audeze LCD-2, LCD-3, and LCD-X are popular high performance models.

Audeze LCD Headphone webpage












Audeze Audiophile Headphones
Audeze LCD-2 headphones.
Audeze LCD-3 headphones.
Audeze LCD-X headphones.



MrSpeakers Aeon closed-back headphoneMrSpeakers makes some of the most desirable headphones available today.

In particular the Aeon and the Either Flow are popular models. Both are available as either closed-back or open-back and all four models are on display for your listening pleasure.

In addition as of early 2018 we will be one of five stores in the US to have the Voce on demo so you can hear them for yourself!

MrSpeakers Audiophile Headphones website











MrSpeakers Audiophile Headphones
MrSpeakers Aeon open-back headphones.
MrSpeakers Aeon losed-back headphones.
MrSpeakers Either Flow open-back headphones.
MrSpeakers Either Flow C closed-back headphones.
MrSpeakers Voce electrostatic headphones.



Focal Utopia headphonesFocal makes a wide variety of models. In particular the Focal Utopia, Clear, and Ulear are popular models.

Focal Audiophile Headphones website














Focal Audiophile Headphones
Focal Ulear headphones.
Focal Clear headphones.
Focal Utopia headphones.



Grado SR325e headphones


Grado makes a variety of headphones.

Grado headphone website










Grade Headphones
Grado Prestige Series SR-40 headphones. $Call
Grado Prestige Series SR-60 headphones. $Call
Grado Prestige Series SR-80 headphones. $Call
Grado Prestige Series SR-125 headphones. $Call
Grado Prestige Series SR-225 headphones. $Call
Grado Prestige Series SR-325 headphones. $Call.
Grado Reference Series RS-1 headphones. $Call
Grado Reference Series RS-2 headphones. $Call.
Grade Headphone Amplifiers
Grado Reference Series RA-1 battery-powered headphone amplifier. $Call
Grado Reference Series RA-1 AC line-voltage-powered headphone amplifier. $Call



Sennheiser HD 800 S heaphones Sennheiser makes a wide variety of models. In particular the Sennheiser HD800S is a popular audiophile model.

Sennheiser Audiophile Headphones website












Sennheiser Full-sized Circumaural Open-air Audiophile Headphones
Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones.
Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones.



Stax T8000Stax makes electrostatic headphones and headphone amps.

Note: Stax electrostatics require an amplifier made to specifically to drive them

Stax Headphone website.







Stax Systems (Earspeaker plus driver unit)
Stax SR-001 Mk2 System: SR-001 Mk2 in-the-ear headphones w/ portable driver. $Call
Stax SRS-005II System: SR-003 in-the-Earspeaker w/ SRM-252II driver. $Call
Stax SRS-2050II SR-202 Basic Earspeaker w/ SRM-252II driver. $Call
Stax SRS-3010 SR-202 Basic Earspeaker w/ DRM-310 driver. $Call
Stax SRS-4040II SR-404 Signature Earspeaker w/ SRM-006tII driver. $Call
Stax SRS-727  SR-007Mk2 Earspeaker w/ SRM-727II driver. $Call
Stax SRS-007Mk2 Omega II Earspeaker w/ SRM-007t driver. $Call.
Stax Earspeaker
Stax SR-003 electrostatic open-back in-the-ear headphone. $Call
Stax 4070 Closed electrostatic speaker. $Call
Stax SR-303 Classic electrostatic open-back headphone. $Call
Stax SR-404 Signature electrostatic open-back headphone. $Call
Stax SR-007Mk2 Omega Mk2 electrostatic open-back headphone. $Call
Stax Driver Units
Stax SRM-252II solid state driver unit. $Call
Stax SRM-310 solid state driver unit. $Call
Stax SRM-323II solid state driver unit. $Call
Stax SRM-006t vacuum tube (2) driver unit. $Call
Stax SRM-727II solid state high output driver unit. $Call
Stax SRM-007tII vacuum tube (4) driver unit. $Call
Stax Accessories
Stax 16ft extension cable. $Call
Stax 8ft extension cable. $Call
Stax natural wood headphone stand. $Call
Stax clear protective cover. $Call




What to look for in a FM tuner

  • Sound quality. You should listen to a tuner to determine its ultimate sound quality, just as you would any other component.
  • Analog tuning (particularly if you live in an area with excessive multipath distortion or difficult reception).
  • Presets (if you listen to more than one station).
  • Remote control (if you listen to more than one station).
  • RF performance: sensitivity (ability to receive distant stations) and selectivity (ability to reject adjacent stations on the dial).

NOTE: If you would like to see where the FM radio stations are in your area here is a link.

Internet, HD, and Satellite Radio



Arcam makes excellent sounding, high-value audio and home theater components. The T31 FM tuner is featured at the left. Arcam equipment is available in black or silver.

Arcam makes digital componentspreamplifiers, surround sound processors, amplifiers, and tuners.

Arcam Diva Series
Arcam T61 tuner. $Call
Arcam FMJ Series
Arcam T31 tuner. $Call



Linn makes three ranges of products: high performance audio/video products, including speakers, custom installation products which allow house-wide music, and one-box music or movie components.. Within these ranges, Linn makes phono components, digital components, preamplifiers, amplifiers, speakers, surround sound processors, cables, and tuners. The Linn Pekin FM tuner is pictured at the left.


Linn Tuner
Linn Akurate remote control AM/FM tuner. Black or Silver. $Call


Magnum Dynalab

Magnum Dynalab makes a variety of very high quality analog FM tuners (with digital displays and tuning meters).



Magnum Dynalab Analog Tuners
Magnum Dynalab MD-90 (17" or 19" faceplate) black. $Call
MD-90T tube triode version. $Call
19" Silver or Gold. Add $Call
Optional internal remote control with 20 presets. Add $Call
Magnum Dynalab MD-100 FM tuner. $Call
MD-100T tube triode version. $Call.
19" Silver or Gold. Add $1Call.
Optional internal remote control with 20 presets. Add $Call.
Magnum Dynalab MD-102 FM tuner. Black. $Call
MD-102T tube triode version. $Call.
Silver or Gold. Add $Call.
Optional internal remote control with 20 presets. Add $Call.
Magnum Dynalab MD-106T tube triode FM tuner. Black. $Call
Silver or Gold. Add $Call
Optional internal remote control with 20 presets. Add $Call.
Magnum Dynalab MD-108T tube hybrid FM tuner. Black. $Call
Optional internal remote control with 20 presets. Add $Call.
Silver or Gold. Add $Call.
Magnum Dynalab MD-109 tube hybrid FM tuner. Black. $Call
Includes internal remote control with 20 presets.
XM Radio option. $Call.
HD-Radio option. $Call..
Silver or Gold. Add $Call.
Magnum Dynalab Digital Tuners
Magnum Dynalab DT-5. AM/FM tuner. $Call
Black with 17" faceplate. Includes optional rack ears.
RS-232 interface with direct numeric access and frequency feedback, ideal for custom installation.
Magnum Dynalab Receiver
Magnum Dynalab MD-208 high-quality receiver black. $Call
Optional internal remote control with 20 presets. Single remote controls receiver and tuning. Add $Call.
Silver or Gold. Add $Call.
Magnum Dynalab Antenna amplifier
Magnum Dynalab F205 Signal Sleuth tunable antenna amplifier (17" or 19" faceplate) black. $Call
Magnum Dynalab Antennae
Magnum Dynalab SR-100 Silver Ribbon indoor antenna. $Call
Magnum Dynalab ST-2 whip-style antenna. $Call
Magnum Dynalab APS-9 attic or outdoor unidirectional antenna. $Call
Magnum Dynalab APS-13 outdoor unidirectional antenna. $Call



Naim also makes pre-amplifiers, and amplifiers.


NaimNet FM Tuners
NaimNet NNT02 NaimNet-enabled single-stream DAB/FM network tuner. $Call.   info
NaimNet NNT01-RS232 Quad DAB/FM tuner with RS-232 control / multiple audio outputs. $Call info
NaimNet NNT01 NaimNet-enabled four-stream DAB/FM network tuner. $Call.   info



Parasound makes tuners, pre-amplifiers, surround-sound processors, and amplifiers.


Parasound Tuners
Parasound Z-tuner AM/FM. $Call
Parasound Z-select Speaker Selector. $Call



p_99fm.jpg (4094 bytes)Quad makes digital components, pre-amplifiers, amplifiers. speakers, and tuners,



Quad Tuner
Quad 99 FM tuner (bus powered). $Call


Other Components


Parasound makes tuners, digital components, pre-amplifiers, surround sound processors, and amplifiers.

Parasound Accessories
Parasound SPS-140 loudspeaker selector box (up to 4 pair). $Call.



Highly Recommended Accessories

These are some of the accessories that we've found very useful.

Avalon Large Cones set of 6. $Call
Bottle of Clearaudio Elixir of Sound Diamond Cleaner. $Call.
Hunt record cleaning brush. $Call.
Aesthetix ABCD-1 cartridge demagnetizer. $Call
Paul Berry Spike Transports. $Call
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