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Studio by Carsten Kaiser 2 months ago

Superlux HD660 Pro

Closed over-ears for professional requirements

Superlux have been around for more than 30 years and during this time the Taiwanese company has launched several devices into the"Personal Audio" and "Pro Audio" markets. Our practical test looks at whether the HD660 Pro is rightly placed in the "Professional Headphones" segment.

4.6

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 2 months ago

Ollo Audio HPS S4X

Over-ear studio headphones - rustic in look and sound

Ollo Audio HPS S4X are reference headphones in the mid-range price range. How neutral and honest do they actually sound?  

3.8

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 4 months ago

Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Open

Open over-ears with planar magnetic drivers for use on the move

Dan Clark Audio introduce the Aeon 2 Open, an open-back circumaural headphone with planar magnetic drivers for use on the move.

3.5

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 4 months ago

Austrian Audio Hi-X50

High-quality on-ear with excellent sound

With the Hi-X50, Austrian Audio have added an on-ear headphone to their product range that is designed to meet professional demands. Their Hi-X55 have already proven themselves as studio headphones in our tests with their high quality and their unique sound profile, now it’s the...

4.5

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 4 months ago

Ultrasone Saphire

High-end in-ears with four ways and six drivers

The 4-way Ultrasone Saphire are in-ears that provide six drivers at once, and use balanced armature and electrostatic technology.

4.5

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 4 months ago

Sennheiser IE 500 Pro

Loud monitoring in-ears with precise mid-range reproduction

The Sennheiser IE 500 Pro are in-ears for monitoring on stage, offering detailed sound and high speech intelligibility.

4.8

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 5 months ago

Audeze LCD-GX

High-end gaming headset with planar-magnetic drivers

The Audeze Mobius has already convinced us as a gaming headset, and now Audeze is adding to this and pushing the gaming headset concept even further with the LCD-GX: just under 1,000 Euros (RRP) will be charged for this luxury model! We look into whether...

4.5

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 6 months ago

Shure Aonic 50

Wireless over-ear with Noise Cancelling

The closed circumaural Shure Aonic 50 are a pair of wireless headphones with Active Noise Cancelling which have been designed to provide studio sound in the upper mid-range. We've checked them out to see if they succeed in doing this.

4.6

Smartphone by Carsten Kaiser 7 months ago

Electro-Harmonix EHX Hot Threads

Budget Closed On-ear Headphones

With the EHX Hot Threads, Electro-Harmonix give us a pair of headphones which - judging by their data - are supposed to provide us with mega-cheap broadband sound. We tested them out to see if it worked.

2.8

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 8 months ago

Electro-Harmonix EHX Sport Buds

Cheap in-ears with Bluetooth which, thanks to ear hooks, are suitable for sports use

Electro-Harmonix are best known as a manufacturer of guitar effects. Recently, however, the American manufacturer has also been trying their luck in the growing headphones market. We take a look at their Bluetooth in-ears, the EHX Sport Buds from Electro-Harmonix, designed for Work-out & Co.

4.9

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 10 months ago

Tascam TH-06

Closed Over-Ears with Bass Boost

With the TH-06, Tascam are aiming at producers, DJs and remixers who value fat bass lines.

3.1

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 11 months ago

Austrian Audio Hi-X55

Closed over-ears with ultra-brilliant highs for studio use

The Vienna-based company Austrian Audio was founded in 2017 by former AKG employees (as we reported at the time on our german website). Two microphone and two headphone models are the first ventures for this still-young company, with the Hi-X55, tested here, the first over-ear...

4.5

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 12 months ago

Audeze LCD-1 Open System

Open, planar-magnetic over-ears for on the go

The Audeze LCD-1 circumaural, open headphones are designed for monitoring or hi-fi enjoyment on the move and rely on planar-magnetic drivers, which is typical of Audeze. And even better, they are cheaper than all their Audeze siblings. Although they form the lower end of the...

4.5

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 12 months ago

Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless

Closed, ear-enclosing wireless hi-fi headphones

In this test, we'll take a closer look at whether the wireless model of the MH40, released for Master & Dynamic's fifth birthday, translates the strengths of its wired sister seamlessly into wireless territory.

4.5

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 1 year ago

Hörluchs HL1200

Balanced-Armature in-ears with high speech intelligibility and high wearing comfort

With the Hörluchs HL1200 in-ears, the Franconian hearing acoustics specialists are equipping their HL1 series with two-way drivers that work with Balanced-Armature technology. How these in-ears differ from the smaller models HL1010 and HL1100 can be seen in this test.

4.1

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 1 year ago

Sennheiser HD 650

Updated open hi-fi over-ears

Sennheiser advertises their ear-enclosing, open HD 650 as being to an hi-fi audiophile standard. Like the HD 600, the HD650 is also intended to deliver a natural sound, but is more bass-rich. How well does the combination of update and tradition work with the 2019...

4.5

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 1 year ago

Sennheiser HD 600

2019 version of the open hi-fi classic

The Sennheiser HD 600 has been a popular enclosed hi-fi classic from the German manufacturer for over 20 years. The headphones are now available in an updated edition. Read for yourself how the new version performed in our test.

4.5

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 1 year ago

Audeze LCDi3

Premium planar magnetic in-ears

With the LCDi3 In-Ears, the American manufacturer Audeze promises a great sound and an equally large set of accessories. We’re going to test how the planar magnetic transducer technology of these headphones affects their sound.

4.6

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 1 year ago

Hörluchs HL4410

Brilliant, dynamic, plastic, practical

With the HL4410, Hörluchs offer the top model in their in-ear series. These button headphones work with four balanced armature drivers in parallel to cover an ultra-wide sound spectrum. In addition, there is an interesting package of features that could make the device interesting not...

4.9