Reviews

Studio by Numinos 2 days 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. The difference between the six and seven is that the K371 comes with one more...

4.8

True Wireless by Numinos 5 days 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 3 months 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...

4

Studio by Numinos 3 months ago

AKG K245

Foldable, open studio headphones

The K245 is the open-back addition to AKG’s new range of foldable studio headphone models, which also includes the K175 and K275. All headphones from this fresh series are specifically designed for use in the studio, with the open-back version particularly suited for long production...

4

Bluetooth by Numinos 4 months ago

Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless

High End In-Ears with Bluetooth Connectivity

When the Xelento Remote arrived in its wired form at our offices a couple of years ago, our testers were quick to agree that they were dealing with a pair of in-ears at the top of the tier in terms of sound quality. Accordingly, we...

4.6

Studio by Numinos 6 months ago

AKG K275

Closed Studio Headphones

The K275 is the premium model in AKG’s new studio headphone series (K175, K245, K275). It is a closed headphone model with unusually large 50mm drivers, making them an ideal choice for all monitoring tasks, both in the studio and in live situations. With a...

4.1

Studio by Numinos 7 months ago

AKG K175

Closed Back Studio Headphones

The K175 serves as the entry-level option in AKG's newly unveiled studio headphone series, alongside other models including the K245 and the K275. These closed studio headphones are particularly well suited to monitoring applications, both in the studio and in live situations. What's more, a...

3.8

Studio by Numinos 8 months ago

Mackie MC-250

Closed-Back Studio Headphones with Very Good Price-Performance Ratio

The big American audio equipment company, Mackie, is currently opening up the market segment of near-ear sound reinforcement and is going with two in-ear [CR-Buds and CR-Buds+] and two over-ear headphones [Mackie MC-150]. Here we have the top model, the closed MC-250. These headphones are...

4.4

In-Ear by Numinos 8 months ago

Mackie CR-Buds+

Dual-Driver In-Ear Headphones

With its extremely low-priced CR-Buds, the in-ear newcomer Mackie primarily addresses the consumer segment. The Plus version costs about twice as much, but also comes with a two-driver system and promises nothing less than "Pro Studio sound wherever you go".

3.6

Studio by Numinos 8 months ago

Mackie MC-150

Closed-Back Studio Headphones with Very Good Value for Money

The same as their new in-ear series, which includes the standard (CR-Buds) as well as a higher-priced model, the Over-Ear series starts with two models: MC-150 and MC-250. This time we'll deal with the "smaller" model, which - let me tell you this much -...

4.8

In-Ear by Numinos 8 months ago

Mackie CR-Buds

Affordable Wired In-Ears

The Mackie company is a genuine heavyweight in the audio sector. Whether it’s mixing consoles or studio monitors you’re using, the American manufacturer has just about everything a producer or musician might need in its expansive product repertoire. The range even includes in-ear monitoring headphones....

4.3

Hi-Fi by Numinos 9 months ago

Audio-Technica ATH-SR9

Supra-High-Resolution Headphones

Next to the wireless DSR9BT, the SR9 marks the upper class in Audio-Technica's Sound Reality series, a line that the company claims will deliver the latest driver technology. In the case of the ATH-SR9, high-res True-Motion audio drivers are built in to provide an exceptionally...

4.5

Hi-Fi by Numinos 10 months ago

Ultrasone Edition eleven

Open high-end headphones

Earphone manufacturers are doing everything they can to sell as many headsets as possible. However, the Bavarian manufacturer Ultrasone is following a completely different path - it relies on artificial scarcity. Because Edition Eleven is limited to 1,111 units, the price is just as exclusive,...

4.9

Studio by Numinos 10 months ago

Adam Audio Studio Pro SP-5

Closed studio headphones with great sound credentials

Berlin’s Adam Audio company are primarily known for high-quality studio speakers. Their monitors, with their characteristic ribbon tweeters, can be found in countless studios across the globe and are renowned for their neutral and precise sound. With the Studio Pro SP-5, the innovative company aims...

4.5

Bluetooth by Numinos 1 year ago

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR5BT

Bluetooth In-Ear with "Pure Digital Drive "chipset

Audio-Technica's latest in-ear sets, just like their big over-ear brothers ATH-DSR7BT and ATH-DSR9BT , feature in-house "Pure Digital" technology, where the final conversion of the digital Bluetooth audio stream into electrical vibrations takes place directly on the membrane.

4.4

In-Ear by Numinos 1 year ago

AKG N5005

High-End In-Ears with Interchangeable Audio Filters

AKG introduce a new top model to their assortment with the N5005, with the name instantly establishing these in-ears rank ahead of previous models like the K3003i, N40 and N20. Of course, we’ve put them to the test to see how they score in terms...

4.4

In-Ear by Numinos 1 year ago

Sennheiser IE 800 S

Puristic Premium In-ear

With the IE 800 S, Sennheiser sets a new benchmark for its portfolio when it comes to in-ear earphones. Or rather, as Sennheiser more correctly puts it: ear canal headphones. Considering we’re dealing with an asking price in the region of a thousand euros, that...

4.1

Bluetooth by Numinos 2 years ago

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT

Wireless High-Resolution Headphones

The ATH-DSR9BT is currently the flagship model of the new Audio-Technica "Sound Reality" headphone series. Like its smaller sister model, the ATH-DSR7BT, it’s also geared towards wireless operation and wants to meet audiophile requirements with its "Pure Digital Driver” technology.

4.5

Bluetooth by Numinos 2 years ago

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT

High-Resolution Over-Ear Headphones with Bluetooth and NFC

Cable-free, Bluetooth and NFC as standard, compatible with high-resolution codecs, impressive battery life and integrated hands-free functionality - these are just a few of the features Audio-Technica has singled out for praise for the new ATH-DSR7BT. Designed with the digital native in mind, the ATH-DSR7BT...

4.1

Studio by Numinos 2 years ago

Aiaiai TMA-2 – Tonmeister Preset

Tonmeister Preset Configuration of the TMA-2 Series from Aiaiai

Aiaiai have unveiled an innovative new modular headphone system to the market, the TMA-2 series. This beautifully named “Tonmeister Preset” is one of four such pre-configured models. We’ll test the individual components utilised here, how they work together and ultimately, how the sound credentials hold...

4.6