Author's profile

Reviews

Studio by Ulf Kaiser 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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.

4

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Panasonic RP-HD610N

Hi-Res over-ears with Bluetooth and active noise reduction

With the RP-HD610N, Panasonic continues to make its mark in the noise-cancelling headphones market. On the outside, these elegant, matt black, all plastic, closed over-ear headphones with leatherette padding are reminiscent of their competitor from Bose. But that was also the case with their predecessor...

4

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Audiolab M-DAC nano

Portable DAC headphone amplifier with Bluetooth

The transmission of audio signals via Bluetooth is undoubtedly practical but, at the same time, there are plenty of headphones and other speakers that work wired. The M-DAC Nano is designed to bridge the gap between these devices as well as enhance the sound.

4.3

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

64 Audio U18t

Professional in-ear monitor system with 18 balanced-armature drivers and pressure relief

64 Audio is one of the most important suppliers of professional in-ear systems. The Vancouver manufacturer supplies well-known artists such as Beyoncé, but also addresses the needs of sound engineers, producers and audiophile music listeners. With the U18t model, they have a record 18 balanced-armature...

4.9

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

64 Audio U12t

Professional in-ear monitor system with 12 balanced-armature drivers

An established name in the field of professional in-ear technology 64 Audio is a US manufacturer with a team of 70 employees, offering a sound trusted by top studio producers like Michael Brauer.

4.6

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

64 Audio A6t

Professional in-ears with six balanced-armature drivers and pressure relief

64 Audio are one of the most important suppliers in the field of high-quality in-ear monitor systems. Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, and the Black Eyed Peas all trust the sound of these in-ear headphones, which are equipped with multiple balanced-armature drivers, and which can be adapted...

4.6

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

Libratone Track Air+

True-wireless headphones with Bluetooth 5 and noise cancelling

The Danish manufacturer Libratone presents the Track Air +, true wireless headphones with adaptive noise cancelling.

4

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

Lypertek TEVI

True-Wireless In-Ear Headphones with Bluetooth 5

With the "Tevi" model, the up and coming Chinese manufacturer Lypertek is joining the market for true-wireless headphones.

4.1

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

1more Piston Fit BT

Inexpensive and good quality neckband in-ears

In the past we have tested several in-ear headphones from manufacturer 1more with convincing features and attractive price/performance ratios. The new Piston Fit BT (E1028BT) can now also score highly in their price range of around 30 Euro.They use Bluetooth 5 and have good sound...

4

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

Focal Arche

Audiophile Stationary Headphone Amplifier

If you enjoy listening to music with headphones and have high standards, sooner or later you will have set your sights set on a dedicated headphone amplifier. With the Arche model, Focal offers you a premium device for stationary use.

4.5