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Colour me impressed with Beyerdynamic’s Lagoon

By | September 8th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

When Beyerdynamic’s Lagoon, the 94-year old German manufacturer’s first ever pair of active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones, begin shipping later this year, they’ll arrive with a €399 price tag, touch-sensitive earpad controls, a USB-C recharging port, 24-hour battery life, advanced Bluetooth codec support (AAC and aptX Low Latency, but no LDAC) and a carry case into which they fold. None too dissimilar to the Sony WH-1000XM3 also launched at IFA 2018.

Setting the Lagoon apart from their Japanese rivals are circumaural ear-cups whose internal light-guide system shows us L and R channels, Bluetooth pairing status and battery life.… Read the full article

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1More – keeping the headphone world honest

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What’s “a lot of money” for a pair of headphones? The answer depends on who we ask. For audio show regulars and Head-Fi.org devotees, we might be talking four figures. For the other 99% looking for a first step beyond smartphone-supplied IEMs, it might be as low as two.

Pitching their wares to mainstreamers at CanJam Europe 2017 – whilst simultaneously keeping diehard headphiles honest in their high/er-end preferences – were the local arm of Shenzhen’s 1More who, HQ-d in California, have enjoyed an official presence in Germany for the last 14 months.… Read the full article

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1More’s Dual Driver ANC – RMAF 2017

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The makers of one of the best $99 IEMs currently on the market aren’t taking a break from the scene anytime soon. 1More has quickly released a flurry of sequential earphones that lock in to the budget target with precision. What is next up on the menu you ask? Active Noise Cancellation.

The latest earphone taps into the research and development of the lighting connection used in the Apple-friendly Triple, but drops a BA driver for active cancellation of outside noise (dual driver = 1 balanced armature and 1 dynamic driver).… Read the full article

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