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Meze Empyrean Headphones

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Meze Audio first received its true breakthrough in 2015 with the release of the well-received 99 Classics, which had earned the company many awards and recognition. Part of their appeal stemmed from budget-friendly creations that married comfort, aesthetics, and sound—something which helped to propel HiFiMAN during their early years. However, unlike the latter company, Meze Audio dove straight into the deep-end of high-fidelity territory, following entry level propositions. The latest headphones touted, the Meze Empyrean Headphones, retail for a hefty $2999, and are said to be a “game-changer” after years of passion, curiosity, and innovation.… Read the full article

CanJam 2019 Preview: Headphones and Related Gear

By | June 21st, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Companies have started releasing details of products they plan to introduce at the headphone-focused CanJam SoCal 2019 show that opens tomorrow in Irvine, CA.
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RHA’s T20 Wireless headphones cuts the cord on audiophile buds

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Remember those RHA T20 earphones that blew us away with their audiophile-quality sound? Well, now the audio brand has cut the cord on the popular buds to bring us the RHA T20 Wireless headphones, which boast 12 hours of battery life and fidelity aptX Bluetooth.

The new earphones are connected by a neckband, and use RHA's proprietary DualCoil drivers, which are designed to reproduce "refined, high-resolution audio," according to the company.

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KLH Ultimate One Headphones Now Shipping

By | June 18th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

KLH, the iconic audio brand that was revived in early 2018, has announced the availability of the Ultimate One headphones it previewed at CES in January.
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Review: Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

By | June 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

While researching noise-cancelling headphones, I kept reading comparison after comparison with the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. Needless to say, I had to try out the Sony headphones on a trip and see for myself. Were they as good as other reviewers made them out to be? Will they become my new favorites? Here’s a hint: the hype is real.
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Wireless headphones vs true wireless earbuds: which design is best for you?

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

There’s no doubt about it: wireless headphones are here to stay. Cutting the cord between your cans and your device, they rely on Bluetooth to transmit your music into your ears.

Just a few years ago, we might have persuaded you to opt for a pair of wired cans instead, as dodgy Bluetooth connections and poor sound quality plagued cordless options.

That’s all changed now – thanks to advances in Bluetooth technology like aptX HD, the best wireless headphones have never sounded better.… Read the full article

Your sweat is no sweat for the AfterShokz Aeropex bone-conduction headphones

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

When you're running, it can be tricky to strike the right balance between immersing yourself in your workout music and remaining safely aware of your surroundings.

Aftershokz' latest bone conduction headphones, the Aftershokz Aeropex might just solve that problem.

That's because bone conduction headphones leave your ear canals totally open, allowing you to hear your workout buddy, oncoming traffic, and passers by. 

Place this nifty headset on your cheekbones, and they'll transmit sound through your bones without stopping your hearing.… Read the full article

New Music for Headphones: Spring 2019

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

I hope you’re feeling adventurous today because it’s time to explore the great outdoors of new music. As before, everything on this list is from 2019, and if I’m not mistaken, all of it is from this very month. If you’re only interested in the tunes, head to the bottom of the piece as I’ll be musing a little bit.

As usual I’ve tried to grab a variety of recordings to suit differing tastes, and all of them have gone through musical and sonic quality checks on a variety of headphone systems.… Read the full article

LB Acoustics Mysphere 3.1/3.2 Hover-Ear Headphones

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

LB Acoustics Mysphere 3.1/3.2 Hover-Ear Headphones

In the battle for the Samsungifcation of Harman, there were always going to be casualties of war. In the shuttering of AKG’s Vienna offices, the group lost a lot of very smart designers and builders, many of whom went to a new pro-audio brand called Austrian Audio. But Heinz Renner, the brains behind the legendary AKG K1000 ear speakers, had different ideas. He joined forces with Viennese test equipment makers LB-Acoustics where he met his friend Helmut Ryback, co-developer of the K1000, and set to work making really good headphones.… Read the full article

T.H.E. Show 2019: Where Art Thou Headphones?

By | June 8th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

I’m a fan of The Bard just like most other prose knuckle draggers, so I try to sneak in a little Shakespeare to my headlines whenever I can.

But it seemed particularly apt considering so few headphone-centric showings at this year’s T.H.E. Show due to the fact, according to Director of Social Media and Marketing Emiko Carlin, that feedback from exhibitors was more two-channel. That said, I have been able to track down some cool demos and listening stations of gear I’ve either not heard, or not heard together.… Read the full article

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