Earphones

Phiaton PS 202 NC noise canceling earphones review

Phiaton is one of those audio companies that constantly and consistently releases new models of interesting earphones and headphones. Just when you’ve gotten used to one headphone, it’s been discontinued and another has taken its place. Their headphones and earphones are also some of the prettiest designs available, although the earphone’s beauty is mostly hidden …

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RBH EP-3 Sound Isolation Earphones review

When I want to listen to music, I prefer over-the-ear headphones, but those are not really a good fit when out and about. I’ve used both of Apple’s earbuds/pods that came with the iPhone’s I’ve owned over the years, plus many others, trying to find that sweet spot of durability, good sound, and sound isolation. …

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Phiaton BT 100 noise canceling earphones review

I’ve always liked Phiaton’s earphones and headphones, Their MS 100 BA balanced armature earphones are one of the best bargains available. The Chord MS 530 headphones are a comfortable pair of Bluetooth/Noise canceling headphones that look as good as they sound. Phiaton has adapted the noise canceling tech for their BT 100 NC earphones. Bluetooth …

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Audiofly AF78 hybrid earphones review

I’m going to say this right up front. I really like hybrid earphones. I like the warm bass that the dynamic speaker provides. I like the accuracy the armature speaker is able to replicate. And I like that when used together, these two different speaker technologies give the best of both worlds. It’s never a …

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Trinity Delta Hybrid earphone review

There are earphones with tunable filters and there are earphones with a hybrid (dynamic plus armature speaker) design. But it’s rare to see hybrid combined with filters in the same earphone. And it’s way more rare to see all this in an affordable package! Well, it’s not that rare anymore. The Trinity Delta Hybrid is …

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The zZounds 2016 Headphone Buyers Guide is more than just any guide

As much as I like people to read reviews and consider expert opinions on headphones and earphones, this reviewer is not the definitive word on what is the best headphone. No reviewer is. Headphones are only as good as the user thinks they are. So then—if any reviewer (including me) is not the final word, …

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Klipsch has upgraded and expanded their X Series of earphones in time for the holidays

  I have been a fan of Klipsch earphones ever since I bought their S4 model a few years ago. I became a true believer when I got the X10i earphones. They still remain one of my all-time favorite earphones I’ve reviewed. Rather than rest on this success,  Klipsch has been expanding their model range …

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RHA turns it up to 20 with the T20 in-ear headphone

Reid Heath Acoustics (RHA) is a an audio company with a problem. They can’t seem to let a new earphone be their signature product for more than a few months before they come up with one that tops that. Don’t these guys ever rest? Apparently not, because their excellent T10 earphone released less than a …

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House of Marley Liberate XLBT Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones review

I consider myself an average person with an average budget for headphones (around $60 or less) and I’ve been fairly happy with my purchases. I’ve shied away from trying out more expensive ones in the stores because I haven’t been prepared to spend premium dollars on them and I didn’t want to spoil my blissful …

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Focal focuses on in-ear headphones

French company Focal makes some stunning, but outrageously expensive speakers, but they also make way less expensive headphones that not only sound great, but are well built and extremely comfortable. Now Focal has focused on the in-ear market with the new Sphear. Sphear was designed to have Focal’s “Spirit of Sound” signature that’s incorporated into …

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Are you tired of tangled earbuds? Slide tangle-free earphones may be what you need

Years ago Janet wrote about Zipbuds tangle-free zipper earbuds (they literally looked like a zipper). Now Zipbuds has introduced their Slide tangle-free earbuds in addition to their zipper style earphones. They have a “friction-free” slider that seals the cables together making them tangle-proof and they have ZBXi Ultimate Drivers which “have been precision-tuned to deliver an …

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Torque Audio t096z earphone and t402v headphone review

When a company has a successful product launch and needs funding for follow-up products, more and more of them are turning to funding sites like Kickstarter. Kickstarter has been responsible for many successful product launches; the most famous probably being Neil Young’s PONO music player. In 2013, I reviewed the Torque t103z in-ear-headphones and was …

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Phiaton MS 100 BA Balanced Armature earphones review

As earphones become ubiquitous in our daily lives for music on the go, it becomes more important than ever to consider sound quality. Are we getting the best sound for our money? Probably not. Is there better audio available than what we get from our stock ear buds that came free with our smartphones? You …

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