Reviews

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 4 weeks ago

JBL Live 220BT

Neck band in-ear headphones with Bluetooth and app control

With the attractively priced Live 220BT, JBL promises a pleasing Bluetooth neckband headphone with the latest features. Available in three colours, the in-ear system works with Bluetooth 4.2 and an elastic neck strap. The design is appealingly slim and the finish is typically good, just...

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Hi-Fi by Ulf Kaiser 4 weeks ago

Ultrasone Edition 15 Veritas

Audiophile wired over-ear headphones

The Bavarian headphone manufacturer Ultrasone not only always aims at high sound quality, but also always has the audiophile connoisseur in mind. With the Edition 15 Veritas, they offer you a model that meets the highest demands.

4.8

True wireless by Ulf Kaiser 4 weeks ago

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1

True-Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Cambridge Audio is more known for classic hi-fi and home cinema components than for headphones, but the dynamic true wireless Melomania 1 headphones are aimed at users who demand completely mobile music playback.

3.8

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 4 weeks ago

Ultrasone Panther

Audiophile Headphone Amplifier/DAC for mobile use

Audio apps and the amplifier electronics of smartphones, tablets and laptops are not explicitly designed for audiophile sound enjoyment. Instead, they reflect the state of the art technology that can be accommodated in these devices at a given size, power consumption and price. Ultrasone's combined...

4.3

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 2 months ago

Sennheiser IE 80S BT

In-Ear Headphones for Audiophiles with Bluetooth 5.0

With the IE 80S BT, Sennheiser wants to satisfy the audiophile slice of the market with these Bluetooth-enabled headphones. At a retail price of just under 500 Euros, you’d be forgiven for being more than a little curious at just how well they deliver.

3.6

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller

Bluetooth over-ear headphones with noise cancelling

Mobile over-ear headphones in the upscale price range now offer lavish functionality and active noise reduction. With the Lagoon ANC, Beyerdynamic clearly intends to compete with the top dogs of Sony and Bose.

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Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

Bose Headphones 700

Over Ear Noise-Cancelling with Bluetooth 5

Bose is one of the pioneers and most successful suppliers of noise-cancelling headphones. The Headphones 700 model marks the latest version of this technology, which now comes in an updated, tasteful and functional design. The housing is matt black or silver, with silicone on the...

4.1

Accessories by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

Audirvana Pro

High Resolution Audio Player Software

Audirvana defines itself as an audiophile solution, allowing you to use your computer in combination with an associated output device as a universal and high-quality player for music playback. Originally developed by the Frenchman Damien Plisson, Audirvana 2010 was initially developed for the Mac. Thus...

4.5

Accessories by Ulf Kaiser 4 months ago

Sonarworks True-Fi

Linearisation Software for Headphones

True-Fi sets itself a tough mission in compensating for the weaknesses of headphones with innovative software to improve the listening experience. For audiophiles everywhere, this no doubt sounds an exciting prospect. Our test will see what’s possible with this software.

4.1

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 4 months ago

JVC HA-S65BN

Bluetooth On-Ears with Active Noise Cancellation

JVC is one of Japan’s most established manufacturers, with more than a century of history in the field of consumer electronics behind it. Of course, wireless headphones are today a key market focus for the manufacturer and this model, the HA-S65BN, is not only an...

3.6

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 5 months ago

Sennheiser GSX 1000

USB Headphone Amplifier with Virtual Surround for Gamers and Movie Lovers

A headphone amplifier is by no means something that should only be utilised for music enjoyment. This class of accessory is also a worthwhile accessory to have for enhanced movie playback and gaming. It certainly makes for a more immersive, exciting time when surround comes...

3.9

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 5 months ago

RHA TrueConnect

True Wireless In-Ears with Bluetooth 5

The first truly wireless headphones from RHA enter the market at a price of around 170 euros, pitched in the same sector as Apple and its successful AirPods.

3.8

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 5 months ago

Beyerdynamic Blue Byrd

Bluetooth In-Ears with Sound Personalisation Potential

Beyerdynamic’s Blue Byrd model offers up an extremely lightweight choice of in-ear, making it a very interesting prospect for those after something suitable for mobile use. The Bluetooth model utilises a connecting cable instead of neckband, which, like the black plastic housing of the drivers...

3.3

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Razer Hammerhead Duo

Wired In-Ear Headphones with Rich Sound and Superb Wearing Comfort

Razer is a major player in the gaming market. However, what you might not know is that the Californian manufacturer is also increasing its authority in the lifestyle sector. That’s where these headphones come in, with Razer taking note of the fact that sound isn’t...

3.8

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Etymotic ER3SE

Wired In-Ear Headphones for Discerning Audiophiles

Etymotic has always held an appeal for the more demanding audiophiles out there. In the case of these in-ears, the ER3SE, the US manufacturer focuses more on those seeking mobile playback when hooked up to smartphones or portable media players.

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Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Sennheiser HD 4.50BTNC

Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation

Premier headphone manufacturer Sennheiser has been rather low-key in its efforts with noise cancellation functions and its headphone models. However, in addition to the established PXC models, the HD 4.50BTNC is now on the market for those seeking a low-cost over-ear solution with noise cancelling...

4.1

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 7 months ago

Pioneer SE-MS9BN S9

Over-Ear Headphones with Bluetooth and Noise Cancelling

The SE-MS9BN, otherwise known simply as S9, boasts an attractive retro aesthetic with black imitation leather or a golden-brown colourway variant. Pioneer’s latest model in the Scene Style series features an impressively robust construction with heavily padded headband and earpieces, while aluminium accents add to...

3.5

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 7 months ago

1more E1001 Triple Driver BT

Hi-Res In-Ears with Neckband and Bluetooth

Manufacturer 1more turns its attentions to sound-savvy listeners with its wireless Triple Driver BT neckband model. As the name of this product suggests, this in-ear model features three drivers on each side. There’s a dynamic three-layer composite element, along with two balanced armature components. This...

3.9

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 7 months ago

Microsoft Surface Headphones

Over-ear Bluetooth headphones with noise cancelling and touch functions

A headset with the name Microsoft would hardly have occurred to me just a few months ago. The developers from Redmond apparently don't suffer from this lack of imagination, because the world's largest software manufacturer has long since moved from its established position in everyday...

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