Best budget headphones

Want some new headphones? You don’t have to spend a lot to get great results. From in-ear to over-ear, sporty to noise-cancelling, these pairs deliver… You could spend hundreds on a new pair of headphones, and we wouldn’t blame you for doing so. But you can still get great results from spending far less. These […]

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HEADPHONES: Factors that Influence Listeners’ Preferred Bass and Treble Levels in Headphones?

Sean Olive writes: Most people would agree that headphone purchase decisions are heavily influenced by the brand and styling (size,  weight, color, quality of  materials).   But what is considered stylish and fashionable  by me is not shared by my 15-year old daughter (this week donning purple hair), and vice versa. In other words, the […]

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BLUE LOLA: Headphones

They say ….. A set of headphones with a sealed over-ear design and custom 50mm drivers, the same as the company’s own Mo-Fi headphone. Blue’s default headband design features a four-point multi-jointed linkage system and pivoting arms that allow the headphones to stay parallel at all times. Lola furthers this design with a new slimmer […]

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HEADPHONES: When did headphones become an important weapon of choice for audiophiles?

Let’s be clear of the Audiophilia (my) stance. Headphones are convenient, they are in the domain of thin-walled residents, and many significant others love them, but in no way do they represent what I think represents natural, musical sound. I’ve heard the best. And, at length. Stax and Sennheiser Orpheus, chief among them. I own […]

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Some audiophiles believe Beats headphones are not as good as JBL, Sennheiser, and Sony headphones. Beats headphones don’t have good architecture and sound quality. Is it true?

https://www.quora.com/Some-audiophiles-believe-Beats-headphones-are-not-as-good-as-JBL-Sennheiser-and-Sony-headphones-Beats-headphones-don%E2%80%99t-have-good-architecture-and-sound-quality-Is-it-true

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HEADPHONES: Berkeley creates the first graphene earphones, and (unsurprisingly) they’re awesome – by Sebastian Anthony

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have created the first ever graphene audio speaker: an earphone. In its raw state, without any kind of optimization, the researchers show that graphene’s superior physical and electrical properties allow for an earphone with frequency response comparable to or better than a pair of commercial Sennheiser earphones. MORE

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NAIM: Uniti Atom Headphone Edition & Focal Clear Mg headphones

HERB REICHART: One summer afternoon in Brooklyn, after a sweaty too-long day doing construction, I stumbled upon a hi-fi shop I’d never noticed before. I thought, hmmm, I bet they have air conditioning. Inside, the air was only marginally cooler, but before I could leave, an excessively happy salesman introduced himself. After a bit of […]

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AUDIO TECHNICA: The ATH-S220BT and the ATH-M50xBT2 headphones

Audio-Technica has introduced two new wireless headphones in the shape of the ATH-S220BT and the ATH-M50xBT2. The Japanese company says the former: “offers exceptional audio reproduction with crystal-clear call clarity”. With a claimed 60-hour battery life and support so that a 10-minute charge will top the battery up by 3.5 hours, the ATH-S220BT also incorporates […]

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If a 40Hz sound wave length is about 8.5m, how is it reproducible with headphones?

Malcolm Goodson writes … The brain is a truly remarkable organ, It is not only with headphones; how about a normal-sized room. I have, in my youth, perceived 30Hz on a ‘test record’ or perhaps a multiple thereof, in a room scarcely big enough to allow the wave form to fully develop. But my cartridge […]

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