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LSTN The Troubadours headphone review

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Recently, I had fun reviewing two very different headphones made primarily of wood: the premium Meze 73 Classics and the budget Griffin WoodTones. Each had their pros and cons, and it was hard to tell if the wood — as cool as it is — had any real effect on the sound. As I said Read More…


Phiaton Bridge MS 500 headphones review

on Saturday, December 28th, 2013

It seems that many (not all) headphones fall into two categories; those that look fashionable and sound not so great and those that sound great, but you’d wouldn’t want to be seen in public wearing them. Then there is Phiaton. Their headphones and earphones are pure eye candy. Nothing looks like them, and while some Read More…


Velodyne vFree On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones review

on Sunday, November 24th, 2013

As our society becomes more and more mobile – and wireless – headphone makers are stepping up and providing consumers with choices. Some of those choices are a new breed of Bluetooth headphones that provide a freedom that could only be imagined just a few years ago. Velodyne – famous for subwoofers – now offers Read More…


Griffin Technology WoodTones headphone review

on Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The Griffin Technology’s WoodTones headphones remind me of our local weatherman. How’s that for a comparison? Seriously, I have been reviewing many headphones in many price ranges, with the sweet spot at about $100-150. Expensive enough to sound good, yet not so expensive that you have to mortgage the house. And therein lies the problem. So Read More…


Meze 73 Classics headphone review

on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Over the past few months, I’ve been using and testing the Meze 73 Classics headphones. Meze is a relatively new company, and they have a niche that a few – but not many –  headphone makers have: their headphones are made out of wood. While that’s becoming more common, Meze strictly uses ebony wood, which Read More…


NuForce NE-700M Headset earphones review

on Saturday, October 5th, 2013

I’ve been a little unfair to NuForce regarding their NE-700M Headset earphones. You see, I received them last spring, and I haven’t done a review until now. One of the reasons is that other headphone and earphone companies have been releasing whiz-bang models almost weekly, and NuForce just kinda got pushed aside. Released a few months Read More…


I-MEGO THRONE Poison and Gold Headphones review

on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

In order to stand out in today’s crowded headphone market, you really need a sound or a look – or both. Otherwise, you’re just one of many and not particularly memorable. I-MEGO must realize that, because they have produced some very original-looking headphones called THRONE. I’m not sure where that name came from, but Old Read More…

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Just Mobile HeadStand Headphone Hanger review

on Sunday, August 25th, 2013

With all the headphones I’ve reviewed, I’ve never had a place to hang the phones, until now. Just Mobile – an award-winning maker of aluminum accessories – has come out with their version of a headphone hanger, the HeadStand. The HeadStand has one purpose only; a place to hang your over-ear or on-ear headphones. That’s Read More…


Velodyne vTrue headphones review

on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Recently, I reviewed Velodyne’s fun vPulse earphones. They stood out for their accurate bass – and why not? Velodyne became famous for subwoofers, so if they can’t get the bass right, who can? When I had to chance to review Velodyne’s full-sized vTrue headphone, I was curious to find out if bass is handled as well Read More…


MEElectronics Air-Fi Runaway Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with hidden microphone review

on Friday, August 2nd, 2013

I’ve likened my daughter’s treatment of headphones and earphones to the treatment the gorilla gave the American Tourister luggage in that 1971 commercial – only her equipment doesn’t hold up to the treatment as well as the luggage did.  She’s gone through a plethora of wired headphones and earbuds over the years, and the point Read More…


RHA MA150 Earphone review

on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

After spending some time with the super-affordable MA150 earphones from RHA, I realized that this is going to be a short review. Why? Because I’ve already reviewed them. Well, that’s not entirely true, but these mini marvels are practically identical to the more expensive RHA MA350 and MA450i earphones. The cheaper MA150s are the redneck Read More…


V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Headphone review

on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

It’s always interesting when V-MODA unleashes a new headphone. The original LP Crossfade was V-MODA’s ambitious – and successful – entry into the ever-competitive world of headphones. Its sibling, the Crossfade M-80, was a smaller – and better sounding – headphone.  (See the Related Links for reviews of those headphones.)  Their newest model is quite Read More…


Jabra Revo Headphones review

on Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The name Jabra should be common to anyone who uses their smartphone as an extension of themselves. They have been making wireless headsets for years and have developed a well-deserved following. Recently, Jabra has jumped into the highly competitive headphone arena with the Vox earphones and Revo (wired and wireless) headphones. This review will cover Read More…


NuForce HP-800 headphone review

on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Can a headphone ever be too comfortable? Or too smooth sounding? These are unusual questions to consider when reviewing headphones, but that’s how I felt listening to the NuForce HP-800. Maybe NuForce has achieved a near perfect balance between comfort, price, and sound. Or have they? NuForce has created some unique products that fill specific Read More…

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Munitio SV Earphone Mobile Performance Earphones review

on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The market is flooded with all sorts of quality, mid-range priced earphones. It seems that every brand has its gimmick, including the company that sent me their latest headphone to review. Munitio may be better known for their 9mm shell casing and bass-boosted earphones, but the SV Mobile Performance Earphones have a more traditional look, Read More…

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Vox amPhones AC30 headphones review

on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

I love to play electric guitar. I love to turn my amp up not to 10, but to 11 (some may get the reference). But what happens when you live in a small house and your housemates don’t have the same opinion of the rock god-like skills you possess? The amPhones AC30 headphones from Vox Read More…


Soul SL150CB Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Headphone review

on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

When I review headphones or earphones, I love to be surprised. Soul Electronics can best be described as hip hop star Ludacris’s answer to Dr. Dre’s Beats lineup of bass monsters. Soul has a good selection of headphones, earphones in many price ranges. This review will cover the SL150CB Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Headphones. That’s a Read More…


XTZ Earphone-12 review

on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The majority of earphones today are just that – earphones. However, some audio companies have recently been creating music player apps that are tuned specifically for their particular earphone. When I first got a glimpse of the new EarPhone-12 from XTZ, I wondered if their digital sound processing (DSP), developed in conjunction with Dirac Research, Read More…


Manhattan Flyte Wireless Headset review

on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

The Manhattan Flyte Wireless Headset is a versatile Bluetooth/wired headset that aims to cover all the bases for your music and voice needs. All of this capability is provided in a “flip-up” ear-piece design to allow for more compact transportation, to boot. The tradeoff here is going to be the weight/size of the headset. Since Read More…


Satechi BT Lite Bluetooth headphones review

on Friday, April 26th, 2013

Sometimes you really don’t want to be tethered by wire to your phone or MP3 player, and these days Bluetooth speakers and headphones are commonplace. Satechi was good enough to send us a pair of the BT Lite Headphones to review.  Now I’m used to being “Wired for Sound”, and I figured surely being wireless has Read More…


NuForce NE-600M and NE-770X earphones review

on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The NuForce NE-600M and NE-770X earphones are two examples of what can be achieved by a desire to create something that is both affordable and that can still blow away free earbuds. Since they are only $25 – $35, these earphones beg the question: Where is it written that earphones have to be prohibitively expensive? Read More…


Klingg wearable magnetic earphone cord holder review

on Friday, April 5th, 2013

I guess, like a lot of folks now days, I am trying to maintain a regular fitness routine. And like a lot of folks, I like to listen to music during my workouts. A recurring issue I often have while working out is hitting my earphone cord and pulling the earphones out of my ears. Read More…


Phiaton Moderna MS 200 Earphones review

on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Over time, I’ve reviewed earphones made from plastic, aluminum, silicone, and even wood covering every price range. Earphone makers claim that their chosen material has some advantage over the other. Well, there may be some truth to those claims. Each material does, in fact, have inherent advantages, but they also each have disadvantages. There is Read More…


RBH EP2 Noise Isolating Earphones review

on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

RBH Sound began as a maker of speakers for other companies and has since become a respected name in their own right. They jumped into the personal audio arena with the EP1 earphone and now offer the EP2 Noise Isolating Earphone. The EP2 is identical to the EP1 except that it includes a microphone module Read More…


Cynaps Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headset review

on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

You may be wondering why I am showing a picture of a Nike Dri-Fit baseball hat as my intro image for this review. I agree most hats are not very high tech or gadgety. But in this case, looks can be deceiving. While this review is in some minor part about the hat you see, Read More…