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Accessories by Ulf Kaiser 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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.

4

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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...

4

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Denon AH-C820W

High-Quality In-Ear Headset with Bluetooth

With the AH-C820W wireless headset, the renowned Japanese Hi-Fi manufacturer from Kawasaki now also mixes with wireless in-ear headphones.

3.8

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

RME ADI-2 Pro FS

Double headphone amplifier, converter and interface at reference level

Since 1996, RME has been one of the leading manufacturers in the field of sound studio technology and audio interfaces. The silver-coloured model ADI-2 Pro FS and the limited special edition in black (ADI-2 Pro BE) are the central two-channel analogue-to-digital analogue converters for both...

4.5

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

SoundMAGIC E11BT

Bluetooth 5.0 In-Ear-In-Ear Headphones

In autumn of 2018, the wired in-ear model E11C made quite the impression with us, largely down to a balanced sound quality that’s normally something you find in the 50 euro price range. For around 30 euros more, you can now experience the same drivers...

3.9

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

1more Dual Driver BT ANC

Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones with Neckband and Active Noise Cancelling

Slowly but surely, noise cancelling headphones are establishing themselves in the in-ear area. With the current model, 1more is relying on a neckband construction and a double configuration with dynamic drivers made of PET for the bass and midrange, as well as a balanced armature...

4

Noise Cancelling by Ulf Kaiser 7 months ago

AKG N700NC

Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Noise Cancellation

With the N700NC, AKG is now stepping in the fray with noise cancellation headphones at the upper end of the consumer market. These silver over-ear headphones make a great first impression, with a sturdy design and modern aesthetic making them incredibly easy on the eye.

3.6

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

JBL UA Sport Wireless Train

Bluetooth Headphones for Sports and Fitness Use

With the Sport Wireless Train, JBL deliver an on-ear headphone model that’s both tasteful in appearance and practical with a design focused on sporting use. These headphones are available with a choice of red or silver logo.

3.9

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

Sony WH-1000XM3

Over-ear Noise Cancelling Headphones

With release the WH-1000 series of noise-cancelling headphones, Sony has secured a leading position in the market since early 2017. An updated version can be anticipated from the manufacturer almost every year. The latest to look forward to: the WH-1000XM3.

4.6

Studio by Ulf Kaiser 10 months ago

Sennheiser HD 300 PROtect

Closed over-ear with “NoiseGuard" system for professional use

Sennheiser's HD headphone series has been in daily use for studio work, live, broadcast and DJ applications. In the closed HD 300 PROtect model, particular emphasis is placed on good noise insulation. Not only is outside noise effectively damped, but also the sound carried to...

3.9