monitoring

Studio by Ulf Kaiser 3 weeks 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

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 2 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

Studio by Numinos 3 months 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

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 3 months ago

Superlux HD660 Pro

Closed over-ears for professional requirements

Superlux have been around for more than 30 years and during this time the Taiwanese company has launched several devices into the"Personal Audio" and "Pro Audio" markets. Our practical test looks at whether the HD660 Pro is rightly placed in the "Professional Headphones" segment.

4.6

Studio by Ulf Kaiser 3 months ago

dSoniq Realphones

Loudspeaker simulation for headphones

Mixing with headphones is problematic as they differ in sound from loudspeakers because they emit sound directly into the ear without any reflections in the room. Loudspeakers are also placed in front of the listener and, depending on the design, transmit sound to both ears....

4.3

Studio by Numinos 3 months ago

Mackie MC-100

Closed studio headphones at an entry-level price

Mackie are expanding their product range with a bold price cut: With the MC-100, they are introducing a pair of truly affordable closed headphones. They round off the lower end of the product series consisting of the MC-150 and MC-250. This is particularly exciting because...

4.4

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 4 months ago

Ollo Audio HPS S4X

Over-ear studio headphones - rustic in look and sound

Ollo Audio HPS S4X are reference headphones in the mid-range price range. How neutral and honest do they actually sound?  

3.8

Gaming by Andreas Proß 4 months ago

Roccat Elo 7.1 Air

Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound

Turtle Beach was worth around 17 million euros when it acquired the German gaming accessories manufacturer Roccat. Their portfolio includes not only gaming mice and keyboards, but also headsets, i.e. their former competitors from the US manufacturer. The Elo 7.1 Air is just one of...

3.3

Musician by Ulf Kaiser 4 months ago

CTM CE320

In-Ear Monitors for professional use

CTM or Clear Tune Monitors from Orlando, Florida, specialise in professional in-ears and they offer both ready-made products and customised solutions. We took a closer look at the CE320 model, which comes with three balanced armature drivers per side for a list price of 349...

4.1

Bluetooth by Chris Reiss 5 months ago

Mackie MP-360

Balanced armature in-ear monitor with three ways

About two years ago Mackie released their MP series: All three pairs of headphones – the MP-120, the MP-220 and the MP-240 – were aimed at musicians and sound engineers who are looking for monitor headphones for the stage and the FoH/monitor mixing desk. Now...

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