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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HEADPHONES and / or LOUDSPEAKERS?

PAUL MCGOWAN / PS AUDIO I’ve never understood the rift between headphone and speaker advocates. Chat rooms, forums, and blog posts by the hundreds are rife with strong opinions why one’s superior to the other. It is constantly pointed out that headphones are more full range, lower distortion, generally have only one driver, are easy […]

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KINGSOUND: “Astonishing headphones with clarity like you’ve never heard before”

FIRST PUBLISHED 2014 Steve Guttenberg writes … I’m a lucky guy; I regularly get to check out the world’s best-sounding headphones, but I was truly shaken and stirred by the KingSound KS-H3 electrostatic headphones. If you get to hear these headphones, start with well-recorded acoustic music and you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported back through […]

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ONKYO: Iron Maiden Headphones

Metal legends Iron Maiden and Onkyo have revealed the name of their new on-ear headphone collaboration: Ed-Ph0n3s. Earlier this year a visual mock-up of the headphones was displayed on Maiden’s iconic mascot ‘Eddie’, at CES in Las Vegas. In the intervening months, Onkyo has worked with group founder member and bassist, Steve Harris to fine-tune […]

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