Headphones

Focal Elegia Headphone review

REVIEW – When I was given the chance to review Focal’s new Elegia headphone, my first thought was to compare it to the slightly more expensive Elear headphone I reviewed earlier this year. The reason was simple: The Elegia is a closed-back design—good for personal listening in public places. The open-back Elear is best for …

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RevoNext QT3 quad driver hybrid in-ear headphones review

REVIEW – In the world of earphones, there is one constant that ties them all together, and it’s this: there is no constant. It may sound contradictory, but hear me out. I have reviewed earphones that are made with dynamic speakers, armature speakers—and hybrids that utilize both speaker designs. These earphones have ranged from a …

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Focal delivers a new closed-back headphone designed for blissful privacy

NEWS – Focal is a French acoustics company that has taken the audio community by storm with their exceptional line of high-end headphones. Clear, Elear and especially Utopia headphones have redefined how good headphones can be. However, these three headphones are open-backed, which is a deal breaker for some. Now, Focal has remedied that with …

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Shinola gets into your head with the Canfield Pro In-Ear Monitors

NEWS – Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a weakness for in-ear headphones—or as I like to call them, plain ole’ earphones. It started with a pair of Future Sonics Atrio earphones I won in a contest. Not only did those earphones introduce me to the joys of personal audio, they also sparked my entry …

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Ditch the headphone dongle with Master & Dynamic’s new cable

Even though many headphone companies now offer wireless versions, people concerned about audio quality still prefer the wired versions simply because they sound better, despite any recent improvements in Bluetooth. So what do you do when you have a sizable investment in a headphone only to find that your favorite smartphone maker has ditched the …

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Is this April Fools or real news from JLab?

Is this for real? When JLab has a press release on April 1 for their Rewind Wireless Headphones, I have to wonder if it is for real or not. Nostalgic 80’s items are prevalent in many of today’s TV programs and Movies. Films like Ready Player One and Guardians of the Galaxy and TV programs like Stranger Things and …

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The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Circumaural Closed-Back Monitor Headphones are perfect for the studio

Whether I am filming or listening to audio of my footage while editing, or just listening to music, I spend quite a bit of time with headphones on. As I became better at my craft, my need for a better listening experience became much more critical. I began to find the headphones that I was …

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steelseries Arctis 7 wireless gaming headset review

Wired gaming gear has been a must in the past when playing reaction based games. Especially those fast-paced, action games that require quick, zero-lag responsiveness. However, the cable-less, clutter-free appeal of wireless has always been there, waiting for the technology to improve. With the Arctis 7 from steelseries, there is no longer the need for …

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Master & Dynamic has tattoo-inspired headphones designed by Scott Campbell

Master & Dynamic’s gorgeous line of headphones continue to be reworked by famed designers—this time by bicoastal tattoo artist, Scott Campbell. Campbell has woven his fascination with snakes into the design of M&D’s MW60 Wireless and MH40 headphones—each adorned with hand-painted art by Campbell. The black on white or white on black reptilian motif gives …

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Shinola Canfield over-ear headphones review

I am a wireless sports earbud kind of guy. Their take anywhere, tiny form factor enable me to have them with me at all times during my hectic lifestyle whether I’m on a plane or pounding pavement. Though occasionally I want to trade their portability and durability for better sound and build quality. The Shinola …

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RHA Dacamp L1 headphone amplifier and CL1 Ceramic in-ear headphone review

Few audio companies have risen as far and as fast as the Scottish Reid Heath Audio (RHA). There’s a good reason for this: RHA makes some extremely well made and great sounding earphones and (now) a headphone amp. And their quality has not been dependent on the cost—RHA’s lowest priced earphones feel as well made …

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Premier headphones now come from Detroit thanks to Shinola

Detroit has been experiencing a resurgence of late and it’s companies like Shinola that are leading the way. Shinola makes everything from watches, bags and backpacks, bicycles and many of life’s accessories including audio gear. Now, Shinola has ventured into the personal audio market with the Canfield Headphone Collection. Shinola has spent two years engineering …

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The Master & Dynamic Greene Street Collection takes on the concrete jungle

Master & Dynamic is a respected maker of many premium headphones, earphones and one concrete Bluetooth speaker. For the 2017 holiday season, they’ve released new colorways for their headphones dubbed The Greene Street Collection. This collection pays homage to streetwear culture inside the concrete jungle. Released on November 8th—in time for holiday gift giving—the collection …

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