State of the Headphone Hobby (for Audiophiles)

State of the Headphone Hobby (for Audiophiles)

September 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

This is a great article on the state of the headphone industry for the past nine months up to September 2012. It’s more geared toward the audiophile, but an interesting read nevertheless. The article is written by established members of an audiophile headphone hobbyist forum called Effin’ Ringin’. One of guys there does the headphone measurements […]

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Shure SRH1440 Review

Shure SRH1440 Review

September 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

PROS: Comfortable CONS: Shouty vocals Weak bass Low quality sound In hindsight, I am not sure why I selected the SRH1440 for review. They were such an assault on my senses that I could not leave them on for more than a few minutes. It was too difficult for me to hear the subtle aspects […]

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Sennheiser HD700 Review

Sennheiser HD700 Review

June 4, 2012 | Comments (4)

PROS: Very comfortable and light Clear and detailed sounding CONS: Hot treble on occasion Odd sounding midrange with poor balance and integration to the treble. Extremely expensive The packaging of the HD700 is immaculate. The experience of opening this up is like that of Apple products. The HD700 comes with a nice thick black cardboard […]

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Koss KSC-75 Review

Koss KSC-75 Review

May 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

PROS: Dirt Cheap They sound good Their clip-on design manages to stay on during moderate exercise activity CONS: Small open transducers cannot reproduce the lowest bass notes Cheap and not very stylish looking Based on advice from a friend of ours, we picked up a pair of these clip-on portable headphones. Boy, were we surprised. […]

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Shure SRH840 Review

Shure SRH840 Review

February 24, 2012 | Comments (1)

PROS: Clean and clear sound Inexpensive Measures well, good technicalities, and doesn’t have any nasty peaks CONS: Fairly large – not portable A little bit cool and sterile sounding Some say plasticky and artificial sounding These studio monitoring type headphones are in a similar vein to the Audio Technica ATH-M50. Therefore they are utilitarian, industrial […]

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Update on Measurements

Update on Measurements

December 6, 2011 | Comments (0)

After much discussion and going back and forth, we have reached a formal agreement with Head-Fi member Purrin. Yes…he is the one behind those fancy graphs we have been posting! We wanted to disclose to our faithful readers that Purrin has agreed to let us have access to some of this measurements in exchange for […]

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Review

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Review

November 28, 2011 | Comments (4)

PROS: Balanced sound Excellent value Comfortable CONS: Fairly large – not portable Slight bit of emphasis on upper midrange These are some good sounding studio monitoring type headphones. The bass is nice and rounded – it isn’t overblown (bass-heads or DJ’s who need that extra bass need not apply). It’s very dynamic and clear sounding […]

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Audez’e LCD-3 Review

Audez’e LCD-3 Review

November 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

PROS: Forgiving and pleasant sound signature (same as LCD-2) Very smooth treble Slightly faster sounding, more detailed, and tighter bass than LCD-2. CONS: Needs top-shelf headphone amplification and source to bring out its full capabilities Still heavy Extremely high price For those of you who don’t know, the LCD-3 is Audez’e’s top of the line […]

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Binaural Recordings – Part 1

Binaural Recordings – Part 1

November 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

Since this is a headphone site, we should at the very least recommend a few recordings that were meant to be played back on headphones. Binaural recording is technique where two microphones are used to re-create a three dimensional sound field. The best of these recordings use dummy heads fitted with microphones in each ear. […]

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Audeze LCD3 Review Coming Soon!

Audeze LCD3 Review Coming Soon!

November 26, 2011 | Comments (0)

We have been able to get our hands on the recently released $2000 Audeze LCD3 top-of-the-line headphone. We are excited and will be providing a review very soon. UPDATE: the initial version of the review has been posted: http://www.bestheadphonesguide.com/2011/11/audeze-lcd-3-review/

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