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Amplifier by Michael Schillings 11 months ago

FiiO M11 Plus LTD

Portable player with audiophile aspirations

With the M11 Plus LTD, FiiO has made a major sonic leap. Audiophile sound quality is no longer exclusively reserved for at-home listening. This portable device, which can also be used excellently at home, plays every format with an ease and nonchalance that is beyond...

5

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 12 months ago

Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X

Open headphones for studio and hi-fi

The new Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X are over-ear headphones that offer great sonic transparency. They deliver a treble-emphasised signal, which in the mids sounds rather cold and sober and unobtrusive in the basses. These open headphones are particularly suitable as a means of isolating...

4.4

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 2 years 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

Studio by Ulf Kaiser 2 years 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
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Studio by Ulf Kaiser 2 years 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

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 2 years 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

Bluetooth by Pete Schloßnagel 2 years ago

Sennheiser BT T100

Bluetooth audio transmitter for connection to TVs, stereo systems and PCs

Connecting Bluetooth headphones to your TV or home stereo system can sound easier than it actually is. Especially when it comes to synchronicity between picture and sound, it becomes apparent that classic wired headphones still can't be topped. Sennheiser wants to change that for good...

4.3

Studio by Numinos 2 years ago

Avantone Pro Planar

Open magnetostatic studio headphones

In studio circles, the American company Avantone Pro has been known (and loved) for years for reissuing legendary studio monitors such as Yamaha's NS-10 or Auratone's Soundcube, as well as a whole range of classic microphones of outstanding quality. But more and more often Avantone...

4.6

Hi-Fi by Ulf Kaiser 2 years 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

Hi-Fi by Ralf Willke 2 years ago

Philips Fidelio X3

Open Hi-Fi headphones with brilliant power

With the Fidelio X3 Philips are targeting an audience who are more concerned with High Fidelity than with True Wireless or Noise Cancelling. The sheer listening pleasure of these sophisticated headphones is in the relaxed, peaceful atmosphere they create.

4.8
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