Headphones

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Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments
Lindemann adds to its anniversary range with a headphone amp that has plenty of get up and go
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  0 comments
We’ve seen some innovative wireless headphone designs from US-based Master & Dynamic such as the MW50+ 2-in-1 (HFC 438) that came with interchangeable earpads and provided a wired connection too. In its latest in-ear design, the MW07 is committed to the wireless connectivity route and leaps onto the ‘true wireless’ bandwagon, with a compact set of Bluetooth in-ears that simply sit inside your ear canal without any wires whatsoever.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Many audio enthusiasts have several sets of headphones for different situations. A lightweight pair is ideal when you’re working out, while a larger on-ear model can provide better sound quality while still being portable enough to carry around when you’re on the move. And, when you get home, you can wallow in the more immersive sound of a big set of over-ear cans.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments
A keenly priced single dynamic driver design with a difference
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Dec 05, 2016  |  0 comments
Californian-based Noble is perhaps best known for its custom fit in-ear monitors, which come in a variety of lively finishes and materials. The Savanna is the second most affordable model in its generic fit Universal range that’s built around a quartet of armature drivers and is designed to do justice to a variety of genres of music. Noble is tight lipped about its designs and won’t divulge any information about the configuration of its drivers or whether each handles a specific part of the frequency range or if any are paired up. The drivers are placed in an enclosure that first appeared in Noble’s 10-driver K10u.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 01, 2019  |  0 comments
£800 in-ear offers choice of wired or Bluetooth use
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments
A hybrid design using balanced armatures with 8mm dynamic driver configuration, the Rock Jaw Resonate comes with three tuning filters and MMCX detachable cables. A good selection of ear tips is also provided to ensure a good fit. Build quality is solid and the slightly larger than usual design can also be flipped 180° and the cable wrapped over and around the back of the ears. It’s compatible with iOS and Android devices and has an inline universal remote plus a built-in microphone.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jan 28, 2020  |  First Published: Jan 27, 2020  |  0 comments
A closed-back design that doesn't cost a fortune, but still comes up with the goods
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  0 comments
I must confess to being somewhat surprised by Sennheiser’s decision to opt for a closed-back design for its new high-end dynamic headphone. Offering the advantage of isolating the listener from external interference and preventing leakage, the design is often considered a compromise in terms of sound quality as the drivers in each earcup create the same amount of sound from both sides of the diaphragm as it vibrates.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jan 13, 2021  |  0 comments
Sennheiser cuts the cord on its popular mid-priced in-ear headphone with this Bluetooth design
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Sep 22, 2020  |  0 comments
The latest Momentum ditches the wires, but adds a host of functionality
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 07, 2019  |  0 comments
This high-end in-ear headphone uses electrostatic technology inside its tiny earpieces to incredible effect
Ed Selley  |  Apr 24, 2011  |  0 comments
A Shure thing Shure's flagship SE535 is the closest you can get to a good hi-fi system on the go. Dan George marvels at the triple drivers making it happen Ipod sales, now into the hundreds of millions, have driven enormous growth in the headphone and specifically, earphone market, to the benefit of music lovers everywhere. With growth comes investment and with that comes developments in technology, leading to flagship models such as the SE535. These sound-isolating earphones are all about the triple drivers they contain.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Nov 25, 2019  |  0 comments
Affordable app designed to maximise headphone performance
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  0 comments
There is something about a well-designed electrostatic headphone that conveys a sense of atmosphere, presence and intimacy without the feeling of the sound being closed in that can so often be the case with other headphone designs. I first saw the M1 at last year’s Hi-Fi Show Live in Windsor and was immediately impressed by the upmarket electrostatic design from Colorado-based company Sonoma Acoustics.

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