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Accessories by Martin Hirsch 3 years ago

Waves NX Headtracker Headtracker and software for playback of stereo and surround sources via headphones

Music today is increasingly consumed through headphones, but usually produced on and for loudspeakers. While playback on headphones can seem impressive and wide-ranging, it has little to do with the stereo image of well-positioned stereo speakers. The reasons for this lie in our perception of...


Accessories by Maike Paeßens 4 years ago

Sonarworks SoundID Listen Personalise your headphone listening experience

Riga-based software company Sonarworks has already made a name for itself in the field of music production with Reference 4, calibration software for studio monitors and headphones. The SoundID Listen, on the other hand, is aimed at music lovers who want to optimise their listening...

Editor's recommendations: Accessories Headphones

The Anker USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter is worth looking into, not least because it allows for the use of Lightning headphones with Macs, Windows 10 PCs and iPad Pro devices. It even works with Android devices, even if such compatibility hasn’t been gifted a guarantee yet by Anker. The connectivity solution Anker have provided here for a princely sum of 30 euros isn’t a bargain option by any means, but there’s plenty to applaud here. In view of the MFi certification, not to mention a transmission range in 24 bit and 48 kHz, this handy audio adapter is more than just a cable and an enticing enrichment for anyone looking to use their Lightning headphones on all manner of devices.

Pete Schloßnagel 14. June 2019

Nowadays, conventional hi-fi systems no longer rely solely on records or CDs. Instead, digital audio files on computer-based media often serve as a source for music enjoyment. Audirvana sees itself as a music player, file manager and central interface for sound output before the sound makes its way to the ears via DA converters, power amplifiers, loudspeakers and, of course, headphones. With its resolute audiophile approach, Audirvana is a product that is aimed at the audio connoisseur who wants to access high-resolution audio files on their computer, network storage or streaming services. At the same time, Audirvana offers the benefit of an audible sound upgrading for low-quality formats.

In light of the consistent application of this solution, the RRP of 65 euros (VAT included) is perfectly reasonable. A single license allows the activation of the software on two computers but is limited to one platform per purchase.

Ulf Kaiser 3. July 2019

True-Fi by Sonarworks pursues an interesting approach that enriches the enjoyment of audio with headphones for music lovers out there and sound creators. A compatible model can make the purchase of this software an absolute must, but the quality of the headphones is all important. A test run with the trial version or currently free app is therefore highly recommended. As an alternative, you could use the Reference 4 Headphone Edition (Affiliate link) from the same manufacturer for an extra charge of around 20 euros. There is also a plug-in function for music production, storable sound adjustments and, as a premium upgrade, a simulation of various speaker types.

Ulf Kaiser 24. June 2019