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Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 1 week 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

Studio by Numinos 2 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 2 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 2 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

Bluetooth by Sven Opitz 2 months ago

Huawei FreeLace Pro

Wireless in-ears with neckband and clever features

There is a group of wireless in-ears with neckbands, which are more of a “necklace” in style. Into this group, Huawei delivers a quite convincing product, the FreeLace Pro, which includes some good ideas.

4

Studio by Numinos 2 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 2 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

In-Ear by Chris Reiss 3 months ago

Mackie MP-460

High quality in-ear-monitor headphones with balanced-armature drivers

Mackie has added three more headphones to their MP series: The MP-460 I am testing here is their new top model in this series.

4

Bluetooth by Chris Reiss 3 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...

4

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 4 months ago

Austrian Audio Hi-X50

High-quality on-ear with excellent sound

With the Hi-X50, Austrian Audio have added an on-ear headphone to their product range that is designed to meet professional demands. Their Hi-X55 have already proven themselves as studio headphones in our tests with their high quality and their unique sound profile, now it’s the...

4.5