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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

Accessories by Martin Hirsch 1 month 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...

3.9

In-Ear by Michael Schillings 1 month ago

Audix A10X

Wired in-ear headphones for professional live applications

Professional in-ear headphones for use on stage have to cope with a tough daily routine. Nevertheless, comparatively delicate devices such as in-ear headphones are necessary because their discreet appearance does not distract from the performance and allows for increased freedom of movement on stage. In...

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In-Ear by Michael Schillings 1 month ago

Audix A10

Wired in-ear headphones for professional live applications

Headphones are subjected to a demanding and rigorous daily routine when used on stage. In order to do their job, they should be of a suitably robust design. The use of comparatively delicate in-ear monitors seems at first glance to be incongruous, yet they are...

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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

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

Austrian Audio Hi-X65

Open over-ear headphones with detailed sound

With the Austrian Audio Hi-X65, the successor to AKG in Vienna present their first open headphones. These are aimed not only at demanding professional users from the recording studio sector but also at fans of audiophile listening pleasure.

4.6

Gaming by Pete Schloßnagel 5 months ago

Logitech G733

Wireless gaming headset with surround sound

With the G733, Logitech add a wireless gaming headset to its range that claims to have been specially designed with wearing comfort in mind. It also offers surround sound, voice filters from subsidiary Blue Microphones and RGB lighting that can be configured via software.

3.6

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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