the torque team was assembled to find a solution. a solution to an issue that we had seen come up again and again— one headphone might sound fantastic to one user but lousy to another. we carefully reviewed and tested the high-performance headphones available on the market and reviewed the opinions logged in at online retailers, blogs and review sites.our conclusions matched the consensus of consumers.

“In a very crowded, celebrity-saturated
area of the music accessory market,
Torque is carving out a place in the
grounds of in-ear audio innovation.”CoolHunting

headphones needed to be more flexible, and adapt more readily to a user’s needs. our designers and engineers here in los angeles, california came up with a solution that meets the needs of premium headphone consumers and revolutionizes the industry: Passive Acoustic Valve Technology™ (PAVT). whether handling jazz or hiphop, rock or classical, a torque headphone is a one-headphone, all-ear solution that transcends genre. our audio products focus on quality materials, expert craftsmanship, and an unconventional acoustic approach that empowers the consumer.


For me, the t103z has really grown into my default audio tool. The lightweight and comfortable design that blocks 95% of sound is excellent. It’s stylish, clean, minimalist yet completionist. And as someone who is as close to an audiophile as one can get without listening only to FLAC audio and storing my music — in triplicate — on my own servers, the t103z is unparalleled. I haven’t heard a better sounding headset three times the price of Torque’s. For $180, the t103z is a steal.GadgetReview
The true appeal of the t103zs lies in their Passive Acoustic Valve Technology and interchangeable parts, dubbed TorqueValves. Each set of TorqueValves employs a technique known as subtractive equalization, which uniquely adjusts the EQ of your audio by physically cutting specific frequency ranges.Engadget

Torque has done a good job of creating an earphone that feels like three, or four, or five, or even six. At first glance, the price may seem steep, but once you realize they can be adjusted to fit any mood, they become a bargain. Depending on what valve is chosen, the Torque t103z in-ear-headphones can satisfy just about anyone.TheGadgeteer
Even for those who have never fancied themselves audiophiles, it’s easy to hear the differences between sounds produced with the t103z filters. Depending on your tastes, you’ll find a preference for one over the others. And, much as when you’re taking apart your bike for the first time, you’ll be amazed at the insights you’ll find lurking just beneath the surface.Men's Journal