semi-open

In-Ear by Maike Paeßens 2 weeks 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

Studio by Michael Schillings 3 months ago

ESI eXtra 10

Wired over-ear headphones with linearisation software

The German manufacturer ESI offers a wide range of products for use in professional sound and home studios. With attractive prices and practical features, they are aimed at beginners as well as customers in the mid-price bracket. With the eXtra 10 model, the manufacturer makes...

4.5

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 7 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

Studio by Jan Bruhnke 1 year ago

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Black Edition

Semi-open studio headphones for mixing and monitoring

The DT 880 Pro from Beyerdynamic can undoubtedly be called a classic for mixing and monitoring in the studio. In addition to the standard model with its distinctive silver-coloured earpieces and grey ear pads, a Pro Black Edition is also available. The slight tweaks to...

4.3

In-Ear by Ulf Kaiser 1 year ago

64 Audio U18t

Professional in-ear monitor system with 18 balanced-armature drivers and pressure relief

64 Audio is one of the most important suppliers of professional in-ear systems. The Vancouver manufacturer supplies well-known artists such as Beyoncé, but also addresses the needs of sound engineers, producers and audiophile music listeners. With the U18t model, they have a record 18 balanced-armature...

4.9

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 2 years ago

Audeze LCDi3

Premium planar magnetic in-ears

With the LCDi3 In-Ears, the American manufacturer Audeze promises a great sound and an equally large set of accessories. We’re going to test how the planar magnetic transducer technology of these headphones affects their sound.

4.6

Bluetooth by Carsten Kaiser 2 years ago

Master & Dynamic MW50+

Wireless On-Ear & Over-Ear Headphones

With the wireless MW50+, American manufacturer Master & Dynamic is going in an unusual director. These semi-open headphones are available as both supra-aural and circumaural headphones and promise plenty of possibilities. I test them to see if things hold up in practice.

4.8

Hi-Fi by Chris Mayer 5 years ago

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition 250 Ohm

Circumaural Headphones for Everything from Easy Listening to Broadcast, Live and Studio Applications.

The DT 880 Edition from Beyerdynamic is a completely circumaural headphone model that hits high notes all round.

4.6

Studio by Christian Preissig 5 years ago

AKG K240 Studio

Semi-Open Dynamic Headphones with Powerful Sound

When AKG make a point to display ‘Professional Studio Standard’ on packaging of a product, they’re not making hollow claims. These headphones are just as advertised, having been a staple of many a studio for decades.

4.4