Categories: Hi-Fi

The latest Hi-Fi Headphones Reviews

Hi-Fi by Ulf Kaiser 1 month ago

Sennheiser HD 559

Wired, open over-ear headphones for upmarket demands

The HD 559 is the most affordable headphone in Sennheiser's HD-5 series. The manufacturer, from near Hanover, recommends a retail price of 99 Euros and classifies these headphones for home use, but also places them as an entry-level model in the audiophile class.

4.1

Bluetooth by Sven Opitz 1 month ago

Huawei FreeBuds Studio

Over-ears with active noise cancellation

In plain black or gold with clean lines and state-of-the-art features, the FreeBuds Studio from Huawei are, first of all, a real eye-catcher in terms of shape and technology. They target the same market and are in direct competition with other Bluetooth over-ears like those...

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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

Editor's recommendations: Hi-Fi Headphones

The AKG K701’s beautifully linear frequency response range allows the finer details of audio pieces to really shine with crystal clarity. With its impressive spatial character and nuanced reproduction, not to mention high accuracy when it comes to sound localisation, these reference studio headphones are particularly suitable for listening to things like acoustic pieces with first class dynamics and a diverse stereo environment. This is made all the more possible thanks to a comfortable design, which staves off unwanted pressure and fatigue for hours at a time.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 18. April 2017

In addition to the quality levels of workmanship and eye-catching aesthetics, the AKG K702 really convinces with its wearing comfort and pleasant handling properties. Last but not least, the crystal-clear sound will make it hard for studio users and hi-fi fans to switch to another model once they’ve added the K702 to their audiophile assortment..

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 23. April 2016

The Denon AH-D9200 is a reference class over-hear headphone model that performs like a champion, with all the levels of restraint required for the most discerning of applications. The elegance of the exterior is complemented by stunning sound credentials, while high-quality materials like sheepskin leather and real wood convince with a robust build that exudes top-tier luxury. The headphones themselves are convincingly put together, with that handmade workmanship really shining through. Handling and wearing comfort of the D9200 is extremely pleasant, making these a go-to for long listening sessions.

Anyone who has enjoyed the sound of the smaller sibling of these headphones from Denon’s D series will find the D9200 the benchmark of listening pleasure with a silky sound. High-quality, unobtrusive detailing across all frequencies is the order of the day here. As such, these are suitable for enjoying all manner of musical genres, with the D9200 making a good impression on both powerful and weaker headphone pre-amps. Only when it comes to sound insulation do these headphones fail to score top marks, but they still deliver more than adequately in this respect.

The most important feature of the Denon D9200 is its beautifully understated sound. Offering an exceptional listening experience, it doesn’t scream and show off at high volumes, but instead delivers a more cultivated, considered sound.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 21. May 2019