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Studio by Ulf Kaiser 1 week 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 1 month 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 Michael Schillings 1 month 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 Ulf Kaiser 2 months 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

Amplifier by Ulf Kaiser 2 months ago

Sennheiser HDV 820

Audiophile, stationary headphone amplifier with XLR outputs

With the HD 800 S and HD 820 models, Sennheiser offers first-class headphones aimed at demanding music lovers. Naturally, the corresponding headphone amplifier is not missing from the range of products offered by the Lower Saxony-based manufacturer: The HDV 820 is housed in a stylish,...

4.6

Studio by Ulf Kaiser 3 months 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 3 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 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