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Studio by Ulf Kaiser 2 weeks ago

dSoniq Realphones

Loudspeaker simulation for headphones

Mixing with headphones is problematic as they differ in sound from loudspeakers because they emit sound directly into the ear without any reflections in the room. Loudspeakers are also placed in front of the listener and, depending on the design, transmit sound to both ears....

4.3

Musician by Ulf Kaiser 1 month ago

CTM CE320

In-Ear Monitors for professional use

CTM or Clear Tune Monitors from Orlando, Florida, specialise in professional in-ears and they offer both ready-made products and customised solutions. We took a closer look at the CE320 model, which comes with three balanced armature drivers per side for a list price of 349...

4.1

Hi-Fi by Ulf Kaiser 2 months ago

Sennheiser HD 560S

Wired, open over-ear headphones for sophisticated listening

The Sennheiser HD models have always been synonymous with excellent, well-balanced sound quality and an attractive price-performance ratio. The current HD 560S model marks a shift into the audiophile section in the Sennheiser headphone range. Interestingly, according to the manufacturer, the Sennheiser HD 560S does...

4.5

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 2 months ago

RHA TrueConnect 2

True Wireless in-ear headphones with Bluetooth 5

A little more than a year ago, we completed our test of RHA’s debut True Wireless headphones the TrueConnect. Their successor is now available with even better support and they are even a few Euros cheaper.

3.6

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

1more True Wireless ANC

True-Wireless headphones with Bluetooth 5 and Noise Cancelling

The True-Wireless counterpart of the 1more Dual Driver ANC Pro is called "True Wireless ANC". These headphones are supplied in a carrying case that is not lightweight but pleasantly robust with a non-slip base. This case has magnetic positioning and can be used for safe...

3.5

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

Nura NuraLoop

Bluetooth in-ear headphones with neckband, otoacoustic hearing measurement and noise-cancelling

Nuraphone, unique headphones that work with a special type of hearing measurement, was introduced by the Australian manufacturer Nura about two years ago. Now their in-ear version, NuraLoop is available. We ask: Was it worth the wait?

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Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

Sony WH-1000XM4

Lavishly appointed over-ear headphones with noise cancelling, Bluetooth and LDAC

The successor to the Sony WH-1000XM3 from 2018, one of the most popular over-ear headphones with noise-cancelling ever, has been eagerly awaited. Sony already conquered and successfully defended a top position in the market since the introduction of this product series in 2017 (MDR-1000). Accordingly,...

4.3

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 5 months ago

1more Dual Driver ANC Pro

Neckband headphones with Bluetooth 5 and Noise Cancelling

Back in February 2019, we confirmed a great test result for the Dual Driver BT ANC from 1more. Their successor relies on technical improvements such as Bluetooth 5 and an appealing look with matt black and discreet decorative stripes in metallic red.

4.1

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 5 months ago

Sony WI-1000XM2

Neckband headphones with noise-cancelling and LDAC

Sony is well established as a top supplier in the field of portable headphones, especially when it comes to noise cancelling. Of course, this also includes the continuing development of their models. For example, the in-ear Bluetooth neckband headphones WI-1000X receive an update and become...

4

Studio by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Hedd Audio Heddphone

Audiophile and studio-ready open over-ear headphones with Air Motion Transformer

The Hedd Audio Heddphone is something very special: Here, the so-called Air Motion Transformer (AMT) is used in a headphone, and also as a full-range driver. This driver has already had a distinguished career in the field of hi-fi speakers and studio monitors.

4.8

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller

Bluetooth over-ear headphones with noise cancelling

When we tested them in 2019, we discovered that Beyerdynamic’s Lagoon ANC Traveller were impressive headphones with practical noise cancelling. After a firmware update, their noise reduction performance should now have improved even more.

4

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Mu6 Space 2

Over-ear headphones with Bluetooth 5 and ANC

Behind fledgeling headphone manufacturer Mu6 is a Chinese development team who, by their own account, have years of experience in noise cancelling. You’d be right to be curious, as their new Space 2 model, modern over-ear headphones with Bluetooth 5, offer impressive functionality at an...

3.8

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

Shure Aonic 215

High-quality True-Wireless headphones with Bluetooth 5.0 and secure over-ear fit

Shure are known as one of the premier manufacturers in the field of professional in-ear technology. However, their current model, the True-Wireless Aonic 215, is aimed at the consumer market. These headphones are targeted at demanding listeners who are looking for a True Wireless solution...

3.8

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

Amazon Echo Buds

True-Wireless headphones with active noise reduction from Bose

With Echo Buds, Amazon presents some interesting true-wireless earbuds. They feature active noise reduction – licensed by Bose – and integrate very well with their system via voice control. As a bonus, they are very reasonably priced.

3.4

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

Final B2

Audiophile balanced armature in-ears

The Japanese company S'Next, founded in 2007, has been offering its own headphones since 2009, but also manufactures for other manufacturers in the industry. These headphones, which are manufactured in the company’s factory in the Philippines, have been released under the Final brand name, which...

4

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

Dali IO-4

Hi-Res enabled over-ear headphones with Bluetooth 5 and outstanding runtime

The hi-fi manufacturer Dali from Nørager, Denmark, has completely specialized in making speakers since the company was founded in 1983. Their two new headphones models, the IO-6 and the subject of this review, the cheaper IO-4, are aimed at those who want an over-ear Bluetooth...

4.3

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

Dali IO-6

Over-ear Headphones with Bluetooth 5 and Noise Cancelling

Danish hi-fi manufacturer Dali makes its debut in the field of headphones with its new IO-6 and IO-4, high-quality over-ear headphones with Bluetooth 5 wireless and a long battery life.

4.3

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless

Over-ear headphones with Bluetooth 5 and adaptive noise cancelling

Sennheiser is without a doubt one of the most renowned names in the headphone business. The manufacturer, based near Hanover, Germany, caters to the professional, audiophile and consumer sectors of the market. Since the end of 2016, the PXC 550 over-ear model has been enjoying...

4

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 10 months ago

Sony WF-1000XM3

True Wireless in-ear headphones with adaptive noise cancelling

With the WF-1000X, Sony was already playing at the top of the True Wireless league over two years ago. Now the manufacturer is sending a fresh player out onto the highly competitive playing field with this new second version.

4.3

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 10 months ago

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless

Over-ear Bluetooth headphones with noise cancelling

Almost two years ago, Sennheiser added wireless models to their popular Momentum series. Their latest innovation is the Momentum 3 Wireless.

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