Reviews

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 1 month ago

Fostex TH7

Enjoy Sound in Style on the Go

The TH7 headphones have been available for several years now. Here, we find out how they hold up to the demands of today's discerning music fans and audiophiles.

3.9

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 1 month ago

Hörluchs HL1100

In-Ears with a Focus on Differentiated Mids and Detailed Treble

The Hörluchs HL1100 are part of the most compact range offered by the German manufacturer. As a specialist in hearing aid acoustics, Hörluchs bring their experience in ergonomic design and construction to their headphone offering. These headphones also turn out to be "speech-oriented" when it...

3.9

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 2 months ago

Hörluchs HL1010

In-Ears with Bass Reserves and Excellent Speech Intelligibility

Hörluchs unveil an entry-level model to the market with the HL1010, broadening the reach of this German manufacturer to buyers with a more modest budget. We put these in-ears to the test to see what they're capable of.

3.9

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 2 months ago

Fostex TH909

High-End Open Headphones with Reference Capabilities

The Fostex TH-909 is a reference class headphone that's out to impress with its open design. It is based on the TH900 mk2, but adds the benefits of an open system to its overall design. In our test, we aim to see how this all...

4

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 3 months ago

Master & Dynamic MW60

Quality, Flexibility and Precision Combine for Listening On the Go

What do the Leica lenses and wireless heavyweights Master & Dynamic have in common? It might sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s actually a marketing gimmick employed by M&D to advertise the MW60, promoting this newly unveiled headphone model as a...

4.1

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 3 months ago

Marshall Minor II Bluetooth

Powerful Sound, but with a Feeble Fit

Marshall provide the Minor II with a wireless connection courtesy of the aptX codec and Bluetooth 5.0 standard. In addition to this, the design of the popular Marshall Minor in-ears has been significantly upcycled. What’s more, the headphones offer some interesting special features for improved...

3.3

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 3 months ago

Master & Dynamic MW50+

Wireless On-Ear & Over-Ear Headphones

With the wireless MW50+, American manufacturer Master & Dynamic is going in an unusual director. These semi-open headphones are available as both supra-aural and circumaural headphones and promise plenty of possibilities. I test them to see if things hold up in practice.

4.8

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 3 months ago

Denon AH-D9200

Reference Headphones with Silky Sound

With the Denon AH-D92000, the Japanese manufacturer offers a circumaural reference headphone model that’s catered toward the hi-fi slice of the market. A real standout, these beauties showcase the upper tier of Denon’s headphone portfolio. With fine wood earpieces, premium leather padding and stunning sound...

5

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 6 months ago

Sennheiser HD 569

Brilliant Sound Enjoyment without External Interference

Does the Sennheiser HD 569 provide the advantages of closed over-ear headphones for home cinema, hi-fi enjoyment and PC games? We'll check it out!

4

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 6 months ago

Neumann NDH 20

Over-Ear Studio Headphones with Stylish Design and Excellent Sound

With the release of the Neumann NDH 20, the renowned German microphone manufacturer delivers its very first venture into the headphone market. As you’d expect from a company as renowned as Neumann, the technical prowess of these headphones is something to be admired. Nothing less...

4.4

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 7 months ago

Sennheiser IE 40 PRO

High-Volume In-Ear Monitoring for Professionals

The Sennheiser IE 40 PRO offers the cheapest entry into the new in-ear series from the manufacturer, which Sennheiser has specially designed for monitoring use on stage. These headphones aim to meet the demands of professional applications, without proving too much of a hassle when...

4.5

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 7 months ago

Beyerdynamic Soul Byrd

In-Ears with Extra-Flat Design

The Beyerdynamic Soul Byrd is one of the flattest in-ear models on the market. However, what might first seem like a mere advertising gimmick actually turns out to be a rather practical plus point for everyday life when carrying out this product test. But the...

4.4

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 8 months ago

Superlux HDB671 Wireless

Lightweight Bluetooth Headphones for Monitoring and Listening On the Go

With the release of the Superlux HDB671 Wireless, a low-cost take on closed-back monitoring headphones is ready for review.

4.1

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 9 months ago

Audeze LCD-X Creator Edition New

Luxurious High-End Headphones with Orthodynamic Drivers

Audeze presents the models LCD-X and LCD-XC underneath the banner of the new Creator Edition series. The circumaural high-end headphones were specially designed for use with headphone preamps with low output power.

4.6

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 10 months ago

the t.bone HD 2000 NC

Affordable Over-Ear Headphones with Noise-Cancelling Capabilities

The t.bone HD 2000 NC is a closed headphone design with noise cancellation as standard, along with wireless operation via Bluetooth and an integrated microphone so you can keep up with calls on the move. All of this is offered for a very reasonable price.

3.5

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 10 months ago

Shure SE 535 Wireless

Noise-Isolating In-Ears with New Bluetooth Connectivity

These in-ears from Shure’s SE series come updated with new wireless technology. From now on, these dependable headphones can work wirelessly thanks to Bluetooth connectivity.

3.8

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 11 months ago

Superlux HD671

Insider tip for monitoring tasks

The closed Superlux HD671 is a low-priced circumaural monitor headphone at a great price. We have tested it on behalf of all audiophiles.

4.4

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 11 months ago

Ultimate Ears UE 18+ Pro

Personalised In-Ears for Stage, Studio and Audiophiles

The name Ultimate Ears UE 18+ Pro conjures up images of in-ear headphones that deliver something more than the usual. Good things are anticipated right off the bat. You’ll be glad to know that these in-ears adapt brilliantly and meet professional-level demands in many areas....

5

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 11 months ago

Shure SE846 Bluetooth

A Bluetooth Update of a High-End Classic

The Shure SE846 has already been reviewed by us upon its original release, but we now bring you our breakdown of the Bluetooth enabled upgrade of this classic pair of headphones. What’s more, there’s the added benefit of sound isolation functionality.

4.5