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Hi-Fi by Michael Schillings 2 months ago

Sendy Audio Peacock

Luxurious magnetostatic high-end open over-ear headphones

The Sendy Audio Peacock are high-performance, extremely musical headphones with phenomenal room projection, a high-resolution sound image and luxurious appearance. These magnetostatic, open over-ears offered a highly emotional listening experience that had us bursting with superlatives.

4.8

Hi-Fi by Michael Schillings 4 months ago

HiFiMan Edition XS

Magnetostatic, open over-ear headphones for audiophile connoisseurs

An outstanding sound image, a vivid, thrilling stage and wearing comfort that is second to none – the follow-up to the Edition X and HE1000 has it all. The latest technology, paired with the expertise of the previous models, combines to create a high-end sound...

4.5

In-Ear by Michael Schillings 5 months ago

FiiO FH3

Wired in-ear headphones with good sound

Hours of music fun with relaxed modern sound - that's the promise from the FiiO FH3. These affordable in-ear headphones not only boast a chic design but also come with good workmanship and a comprehensive, useful set of features. Pure audio pleasure that is unparalleled...

4

Hi-Fi by Michael Schillings 5 months ago

iBasso SR2

Dynamic, semi-open over-ear headphones with excellent sound

Hours of fatigue-free music listening, effortless connection to various playback devices and excellent sound that gets under your skin: with these features, the iBasso SR2 comes up trumps as the successor to the SR1. These are top-class headphones that can definitely compete with more expensive...

4

Amplifier by Michael Schillings 7 months ago

FiiO K5 Pro ESS

Desktop headphone amplifier and DAC

A headphone amplifier with high power reserves, up-to-date D/A converter and diverse connection options - that's what the FiiO K5 Pro ESS has to offer. For 199 euros, you even get an integrated preamplifier that sounds great! That might take some digesting.

4

Amplifier by Michael Schillings 8 months ago

FiiO M17

High-end premium class player

Excellent sound thanks to the use of double DA converters, highly optimised power supply, a powerful battery for long hours of mobile music and technical components of the highest quality. These are the hallmarks of the recently released FiiO M17. An exclusive premium model with...

5

Amplifier by Michael Schillings 9 months ago

iBasso DX 240

Portable high-end player with exceptional sound reproduction

iBasso offers a really special edition with the DX 240. Exceptional sound reproduction is paired with interchangeable amplifier modules and ample connectivity. This player offers pure luxury both at home and on the move and thus receives our unconditional recommendation.

5

Amplifier by Michael Schillings 11 months ago

FiiO M11 Plus LTD

Portable player with audiophile aspirations

With the M11 Plus LTD, FiiO has made a major sonic leap. Audiophile sound quality is no longer exclusively reserved for at-home listening. This portable device, which can also be used excellently at home, plays every format with an ease and nonchalance that is beyond...

5

Shanling M3X

Portable Hi-Res player with balanced headphone output

The 2001 invention of iPods was a brilliant thing. Suddenly you were able to listen to your own music library on the go. With the appearance of smartphones and their ability to store your music library, this kind of specialised portable music player initially disappeared...

4.5

In-Ear by Michael Schillings 1 year ago

Audix A10X

Wired in-ear headphones for professional live applications

Professional in-ear headphones for use on stage have to cope with a tough daily routine. Nevertheless, comparatively delicate devices such as in-ear headphones are necessary because their discreet appearance does not distract from the performance and allows for increased freedom of movement on stage. In...

4

In-Ear by Michael Schillings 1 year ago

Audix A10

Wired in-ear headphones for professional live applications

Headphones are subjected to a demanding and rigorous daily routine when used on stage. In order to do their job, they should be of a suitably robust design. The use of comparatively delicate in-ear monitors seems at first glance to be incongruous, yet they are...

4

Hi-Fi by Michael Schillings 1 year ago

HiFiMan HE400se

Magnetostatic, open over-ear headphones for audiophile beginners

For entry into the realms of audiophile headphones, you used to have to dig deep into your pockets, at least for electro- and magnetostatic designs. But now, HiFiMan, the Asian manufacturer known for its high-end headphones, is venturing into the lower price range with the...

3.5

Studio by Michael Schillings 2 years ago

ESI eXtra 10

Wired over-ear headphones with linearisation software

The German manufacturer ESI offers a wide range of products for use in professional sound and home studios. With attractive prices and practical features, they are aimed at beginners as well as customers in the mid-price bracket. With the eXtra 10 model, the manufacturer makes...

4.5
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