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Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 1 week ago

Nura NuraTrue

True Wireless in-ear headphones with personalised listening profile

We first became aware of the Australian manufacturer Nura in 2016 when they introduced Nuraphone headphones in a Kickstarter campaign and made it all the way to mass production (here's our review). Besides their undoubtedly innovative technology, the product also impressed us with good sound...

4.1

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 2 weeks ago

Etymotic EVO

Wired in-ear headphones with audiophile standards

Etymotic has been building in-ear headphones since 1984 and has plenty of experience in the field of acoustics and hearing aids. And for more than 20 years, the Illinois, USA-based manufacturer has been active in the field of in-ear monitoring (IEM) and during that time,...

3.6

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 4 weeks ago

Korg NC-Q1

Over-ear headphones with noise-cancelling for semi-professional use

With the closed NC-Q1, Korg is initially targeting musicians and DJs and aims to offer them a pleasant listening environment and protection from levels that are too high with a specific combination of passive external insulation and active noise cancelling. At the same time, these...

3.3

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 2 months ago

Lypertek PurePlay Z7

True Wireless in-ear headphones with Bluetooth 5.2

The new premium model among the True Wireless headphones from Lypertek is an upgraded version of the model formerly called TEVI (now - PurePlay Z3, here's the previous review). The Chinese manufacturer has set higher standards for sound quality. The PurePlay Z7 uses a hybrid...

4.3

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

Sennheiser CX True Wireless

Low-cost True Wireless headphones with Bluetooth 5.2

These new low-cost true wireless headphones from Sennheiser go by the name CX True Wireless and, with a recommended retail price of 129 euros, are cheaper than the now discontinued CX 400BT and also remain well below the price of the Momentum True Wireless 2.

4.1

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

Sony WF-1000XM4

True wireless headphones with ANC and lavish features

With their previous model WF-1000XM3, Sony already offered one of the most comfortable True Wireless in-ear models. Now in its fourth generation, the popular device has undergone a general overhaul - both internally and externally. Is the upgrade worth it?

4.5

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 4 months ago

1more ComfoBuds Pro

True-Wireless in-ears with Bluetooth 5.0 and ANC

With the ComfoBuds Pro, 1more are targeting price-conscious users who are looking for well-equipped true-wireless headphones with noise-cancelling. Here, we see what that looks like in practice and how it sounds.

3.9

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 4 months ago

1more ComfoBuds

Cheap True Wireless earbuds with Bluetooth 5.0

Along with our love of the best sound quality and sophisticated materials, there is also a high demand for inexpensive headphones for everyday use. There are hardly any young people who don't use their Smartphones in combination with headphones. With a retail price of 49...

2.8

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 5 months ago

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+

True-Wireless in-ears with convenient app control

The dynamic true-wireless Melomania 1 headphones from Cambridge Audio have been provided with a successor. The new model, Melomania 1+, uses the same dynamic drivers and identical housing that led to an impressive overall rating for their predecessor. New features added for the same price...

3.9

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 5 months ago

Sennheiser IE 300

High-quality wired in-ear headphones

With the IE 300 model, Sennheiser launches a wired in-ear headphone in the around 300 euros price range, aimed at buyers who are looking for a compact solution for mobile use with superior sound quality. The product is technically positioned between the Pro models IE...

4

Hi-Fi by Ulf Kaiser 5 months ago

Focal Clear Mg Professional

Audiophile open over-ear headphones for professional use

The Clear Mg Professional from Focal is the successor to the Clear Professional. Those come from the French manufacturer's Professional series and are expressly aimed at professional and demanding sound engineers, while Focal offers the Clear Mg to the audiophile music lovers segment of the...

4.5

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

Lypertek SoundFree S20

Low-priced True-Wireless in-ear headphones with Bluetooth 5.0

Lypertek's SoundFree S20 have an appealing minimalist design and a straightforward, functional performance. The aim is to offer great-sounding True-Wireless headphones without an app and noise cancelling, but at an attractive price.

3.9

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 6 months ago

SPL Phonitor xe

Audiophile stationary headphone amplifier with Voltair technology

The flagship model among the SPL's headphone amplifiers is the Phonitor xe. In contrast to the similarly priced Phonitor x, which with its balanced output can also be used as a preamplifier for a power amplifier and loudspeakers, the Phonitor xe is a pure headphone...

5

Hi-Fi by Ulf Kaiser 7 months ago

Sennheiser HD 820

Audiophile closed over-ear headphones

With the HD 820, Sennheiser has followed the outstanding HD 800 S with a top-of-the-range closed model for a particularly demanding clientele.

4.6

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 7 months ago

Sennheiser HDV 820

Audiophile, stationary headphone amplifier with XLR outputs

With the HD 800 S and HD 820 models, Sennheiser offers first-class headphones aimed at demanding music lovers. Naturally, the corresponding headphone amplifier is not missing from the range of products offered by the Lower Saxony-based manufacturer: The HDV 820 is housed in a stylish,...

4.6

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

SPL Phonitor se

Audiophile, stationary headphone amplifier

Today, discerning music enjoyment often takes place via high-sounding headphones. And as with a high-quality hi-fi system, it is by no means only the "loudspeaker" that produces the sound, but also the amplifier - it is no different with headphones. In everyday life, this detail...

4.5

Hi-Fi by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

Sennheiser HD 800 S

Wired, open over-ear reference headphones for audiophile and professional applications

With the exception of the Orpheus HE-1, the HD 800 S is the top model among Sennheiser's open headphones. The successor to the HD 800 from 2009 is available both in the regular version tested here in black and in a technically identical Anniversary Edition...

4.6

Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 8 months ago

Cambridge Audio Melomania Touch

True Wireless in-ear headphones with good sound and easy controls

Cambridge Audio have been active in the field of high-end hi-fi technology for five decades. The British manufacturer does not limit itself to conventional components such as amplifiers, loudspeakers, CD or record players; they also support modern forms of music consumption such as streaming. And...

4.3

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

SPL Phonitor One

Headphone amplifier with crossfeed function

For smartphones and inexpensive stationary audio devices, but also in the studio, one should refrain from making overly high demands on integrated headphone amplifiers. They are part of an overall cost calculation for the product and often, in a sense, more of an accessory than...

4.8

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 9 months ago

Mu6 Scenes Lifelike 2

In-ear headphones with integrated stereo microphone and USB-C interface

The Scenes Lifelike 2 model from Mu6 is an exciting product at an attractive price. They are wired in-ear headphones with the supplementary option of stereo recording via microphones integrated into the earbuds. This also explains their subtitle "Binaural VR/Dummy Head 3D-Recording Headsets".

4.3
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