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In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 4 days 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 8 months ago

Hörluchs HL4330

Balanced-Armature In-Ears with a 3-way driver for an excellent audio soundscape

The HL4 series from the Franconian manufacturer Hörluchs includes several models with a 3-way driver, as indicated by the number "3" in their product designation. In this test, it’s the model HL4330 which is being put through its paces on the kopfhoerer.de test bench. So...

4.8

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 9 months ago

Audio Technica ATH-L5000

Closed high-end over-ear headphones made of the finest materials

Audio Technica ATH-L5000 closed, circumaural headphones don’t just feature dynamic drivers made from exclusive materials. Ear cups, covers and even flanges are made of the finest materials in this high-end device. In addition, the appearance, feel and technology of these headphones make for an extraordinary...

4.6

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 9 months ago

Master & Dynamic MW65

Wireless Headphones with Noise-Cancelling Functionality

The Master & Dynamic MW65 feature active noise cancellation as standard, Bluetooth connectivity and a balanced sound profile.

4.5

In-Ear by Carsten Kaiser 10 months ago

Sennheiser IE 400 PRO

Bass-strong In-Ear-Monitoring

The Sennheiser IE 400 PRO are based on the model IE 40 PRO and aim to impress with a powerful sound. According to the claims of the North German manufacturer, with them, studio sound should reach the ear on stage. Due to the numerous competitors...

4.6

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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