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Bluetooth by Numinos 4 weeks ago

Koss TWS250i

True Wireless in-ears with neutral sound

In April of this year, Koss already earned an editorial recommendation for the smallest model in their Bluetooth in-ear series. Back then, it was the TWS150i that earned our recommendation thanks to their decent price-performance ratio. Now the next model up in the series reports...

4.8

Studio by Numinos 2 months ago

Phonon SMB-01L

Closed/semi-open high-end headphones

It was exactly seven years ago that the SMB-02 debuted from the then newly founded headphone company "Phonon". The founding trio of the company consisted of Isao Kumano, Yusuke Uchiyama and Alex Prat, all of whom are active musicians, producers, engineers and DJs – the...

3.9

Bluetooth by Numinos 3 months ago

Aftershokz Aeropex

Bone conduction headphones with Bluetooth 5.0

Bone conduction (actually quite precisely: bone conduction transducer, because bones don't usually make sound) is the rather creepy term for the – pleasing to music lovers – a phenomenon that sound vibrations can be perceived not only with the eardrum but also with transmission through...

4.1

Bluetooth by Numinos 4 months ago

Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport

True Wireless in-ears for sports activities

The dominance of Apple's AirPods has one unquestionable benefit: it forces other manufacturers to be inventive and try out innovative concepts to compete with the omnipresent AirPods. The T5 II from Klipsch, tested here, are just such a case and are aimed specifically at water...

3.9

Bluetooth by Numinos 5 months ago

Koss BT740iQZ

Bluetooth over-ears with Active Noise Cancelling

BT740iQZ - A somewhat unwieldy name for what are actually quite elegant headphones that the designers at Koss have come up with for their new Bluetooth model. With active noise-cancelling (ANC), integrated media control and hands-free function, as well as long battery life, these new...

4.4

Hi-Fi by Numinos 6 months ago

Koss Porta Pro Classic

On-ear, ultra-portable headphones

It must have been around 1988 when I bought my first pair of Koss Porta Pro, on the recommendation of an audiophile friend. In fact, for many people of my generation, the Koss Porta Pro was a widely used upgrade to the bog-standard headphones that...

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Hi-Fi by Numinos 10 months ago

Avantone Pro Planar

Open magnetostatic studio headphones

In studio circles, the American company Avantone Pro has been known (and loved) for years for reissuing legendary studio monitors such as Yamaha's NS-10 or Auratone's Soundcube, as well as a whole range of classic microphones of outstanding quality. But more and more often Avantone...

4.6

Studio by Numinos 10 months ago

Mackie MC-100

Closed studio headphones at an entry-level price

Mackie are expanding their product range with a bold price cut: With the MC-100, they are introducing a pair of truly affordable closed headphones. They round off the lower end of the product series consisting of the MC-150 and MC-250. This is particularly exciting because...

4.4

Bluetooth by Numinos 1 year ago

AKG K371-BT

Closed studio headphones with Bluetooth

The K371 and 361 – the new additions to AKG's 3 Series – have already fully convinced us in our tests. Now there is a Bluetooth version of both these headphones, identified with "BT" in their name.

4.9

Gaming by Numinos 1 year ago

Teenage Engineering M-1

Monitor headphones with two integrated microphones

Teenage Engineering mainly build synthesizers and sound generators that are as quirky as they are lovable, both functionally and in terms of design, and they have thus gained a firm foothold outside the mainstream. Now they are introducing a headphone that is primarily aimed at...

3.8

Hi-Fi by Numinos 1 year ago

Aiaiai TMA-2 HD

Modular headphones with Bluetooth and HD driver

With their modular headphone system TMA-2, the Danish company Aiaiai has implemented a concept that is as simple as it is advanced – a TMA-2 consists of four components that can be freely combined: Sound transducer (Speaker: S01 – S05), headband (Headband: H01 – H06),...

4.3

Bluetooth by Numinos 1 year ago

Aiaiai TMA-2 HD Wireless

Modular headphones with Bluetooth and HD driver

With their modular headphone system TMA-2, the Danish company Aiaiai has developed a concept that is as simple as it is advanced – the TMA-2 is made up of four components that can be freely combined: Sound transducer (Speaker: S01 – S05), headband (Headband: H01...

4.3

Studio by Numinos 1 year ago

Mackie MC-450

Open Studio Headphones

Mackie's entry into the headphone market can certainly be described as successful. Especially the – second place in terms of price – MC-250 which convinced us with their price-performance ratio. All three previous models in the series (MC-150, 250 and 350) had one thing in...

4.3

Studio by Numinos 1 year ago

Mackie MC-350

Closed studio headphones with crisp transient playback

We’ve barely had time to get Mackie's new CR-Buds, their two over-ear models MC-150 and MC-250 under the magnifying glass - or rather put them on our ears - but the American manufacturer’s next earphones have already landed in our office. The MC-350s expand the...

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Studio by Numinos 2 years ago

AKG K361

Closed Studio Headphones

AKG launched the duo of K361 and K371, two closed studio headphones which are characterised by nice design, moderate pricing and good sound. The more expensive of the two already gave us a lot of pleasure when we reviewed it in this test. Now their...

4.4

Bluetooth by Numinos 2 years ago

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW

True wireless in-ears with extremely long battery life

In the strictly logical structure of Audio-Technica's naming system, type number "5" indicates that the ATH-CKS5TW are currently in the mid-range, between the entry-level CK3TW and the top of the range CKR7TW . Where you would place them in terms of sound, we have done...

3.5

Bluetooth by Numinos 2 years ago

Aftershokz Trekz Air

Bluetooth open-ear headphones

"Having your ears free when listening to music and making phone calls" could be described as the technical trend of this summer. Whether it’s Bose with their Altos, Sony with their STH40D headset or Aftershokz with their "Trekz Air" - many manufacturers are trying out...

3.8

Studio by Numinos 2 years ago

AKG K371

Closed studio headphones

After three new additions to their 2x series (K175, 245, and 275), AKG by Harman have added two new releases to their series of three - the K371 and 361.

4.8

True wireless by Numinos 2 years ago

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ears

"ATH-CKR7TW" sounds like it would make a secure and hard to hack password, but actually it's the model name of Audio-Technica's new true wireless in-ear headphones and that's what the following test is about.

3.5

Bluetooth by Numinos 2 years ago

Bose Frames Alto

Audio Sunglasses with Bluetooth Connectivity

Listening to music on the go without reaching for least a pair of in-ears might seem like a tall order, yet these sunglasses with AR capabilities from Bose offer an ideal solution. You’re not isolated from your surroundings, ensuring you’re constantly aware in a busy...

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