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Amplifier by Michael Schillings 3 weeks ago

Shanling M3X

Portable Hi-Res player with balanced headphone output

The 2001 invention of iPods was a brilliant thing. Suddenly you were able to listen to your own music library on the go. With the appearance of smartphones and their ability to store your music library, this kind of specialised portable music player initially disappeared...

4.5

In-Ear by Maike Paeßens 1 month ago

FiiO FH5s

Semi-open IEMs with dip switches for sound adjustment

The FH5s in-ear monitors from Chinese manufacturer FiiO are a hybrid quad-driver system that has an integrated sound control in the form of three separate switches for the bass, mid-range and treble for individual adjustment to your own listening habits.

4.3

Studio by Numinos 2 months ago

Phonon SMB-01L

Closed/semi-open high-end headphones

It was exactly seven years ago that the SMB-02 debuted from the then newly founded headphone company "Phonon". The founding trio of the company consisted of Isao Kumano, Yusuke Uchiyama and Alex Prat, all of whom are active musicians, producers, engineers and DJs – the...

3.9

Gaming by Pete Schloßnagel 3 months ago

Asus ROG Theta 7.1

7.1 Surround-Sound gaming headset with eight drivers and virtual subwoofers

The Republic of Gamers, or ROG for short from Asus, don't want to make a fuss with the Theta 7.1, they want to make a big statement – the appearance of this powerful headset makes this impressively clear from the very first moment. Four drivers...

3.9
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In-Ear by Maike Paeßens 4 months ago

FiiO FD5

Semi-open IEMs with interchangeable sound tubes

Chinese manufacturer FiiO uses dynamic drivers with a Diamond-Like Carbon diaphragm and a beryllium coating for a clear, balanced sound image in the FD5. Tuning options such as swapping ear tips and tubes are also said to allow for customisation, offering a choice of a...

4.4

Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 4 months ago

Audeze LCD-2 Classic Closed Back

High-end sound with an old-school look

Audeze has long been known for high-quality headphones that offer the finest sound and workmanship. The closed-back version of the LCD-2 Classic is squarely in line with this, and as an extension of the LCD-2 aims to inspire us with a contemporary tool for music...

4.1

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 4 months ago

Soundcore Life Q35 by Anker

Endurance Bluetooth over-ears with multimode ANC and LDAC codec

Like Ankers Soundcore Life Q30, the Life Q35 are also equipped with a transparency mode and three noise-cancellation profiles for outdoor or indoor use as well as for travelling. Flexible sound adjustment via an app is also available, and here the Chinese manufacturer relies on...

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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...

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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

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...

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