We've reviewed a bunch of headphones over the years, and what they all had in common were traditional, commonly used voice coil dynamic drivers as a means of producing sound. But very few headphones use a driver technology that's called "planar magnetic drivers", which are large thin diaphragms sandwiched between magnetic grids that use all of their surface to produce sound, don't have two moving parts like dynamic drivers, and have an ultra-fast transient response. You'll only see these being used on high-end, expensive headphones from companies like Audeze and HiFiMan. Another brand that prides itself in using planar magnetic drivers is Oppo, a company you may not immediately recognize or associate with audio at all. Oppo's PM-3 are the company's entry-level over-ear headphones which use planar magnetic drivers to produce high quality sound that's more accurate and has less distortion than other similarly priced headphones with typical dynamic drivers. So how does a $400 pair of planar magnetic headphones sound like? You can check out our full review down below to find out!Read More
Master & Dynamic for those of you who may still find the name unfamiliar is a new up-and-coming company offering really unique, high-end headphones to shrewd audio enthusiast around the world. This obscure company set its sights way up high on notable names such as Bowers & Wilkins and Bang & Olufsen with its ambitious plan to engineer insanely good, natural sounding headphones – masterfully crafted from posh materials and designed to (hopefully) last decades. Although the company has two different, thoughtfully designed in-ear offerings and a pair of on-ear headphones geared for portability, today we're going to be taking a close look at the MH40 – Master & Dynamic's flagship over-ear headphones that were inspired by greatness. If you're hungry for tremendously special over-ear headphones and don't mind spending as much as $400 to own a pair of your own, you won't want to miss our in-depth review of the MH40 including Master & Dynamic's minimalist Headphone Stand down below!Read More
At CES 2013, Sol Republic unveiled the Master Tracks, their top-of-the line over-ear headphones that sets its sights on taking over what Dr. Dre and the Beats began. Designed with simplicity in mind, the Master Tracks don't scream for attention with its matte black finish. However, the same cannot be said about its sound experience. With celebrities such as Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, and Lil Jon as Sol Republic's "Saviors of Sound," you can't help but wonder what all this hype is about, and neither could we. Head on past the break as we go ears-on to find out if the Master Tracks are worthy of our recommendation.Read More
Here they are, Logitech's mid-entry pair of over-ear headphones with active noise-canceling and pretty much everything else you could ever ask for. The UE 6000 are exactly the type of headphones you get when Logitech and Ultimate Ears bring together loads of experience and understanding in sound, technology and product design. These are Logitech's reasonably priced mid-level cans which sit right in-between the affordably priced on-ear UE 4000, and the more premium priced wireless Bluetooth over-ear UE 9000. With so many features and a wicked awesome design at a $200 price range, the UE 6000 might be our most favorite over-ear headphones of 2012. Lots more in the full review down below!Read More
Simple, clean and modern have been in the forefront of gadget designs for a while now and has gained popularity amongst the current generation so quickly that manufacturers are hustling to out newer and simpler products as soon as possible. Coloud Headphones are the epitome of simple design; sacrificing everything but the essentials seems to be their direction. By creating a beautifully crafted pair of headphones with the bare minimum, we give you The Boom. See if The Boom truly earned its name down below in the full review.Read More
What do the Danish and Swedish have in common? Great sensible design and an acute ability to make things sound awesome. Just when we thought Jays had us by our ears with with their great sounding and well designed in-ear headphones, Aiaiai's latest and greatest grabs us hard by the balls with some amazingly well designed cans. Aiaiai's TMA-1 Studio headphones are the bigger brother of Aiaiai's illustrious TMA-1 on-ear headphones. The TMA-1 Studio are a pair of over the ear headphones that are geared towards professional studio mixing, DJs, and well just about anyone that enjoys ridiculously good sound. We go ears on right after the jump!
In a sea of headphones of all sorts and prices, the Phiaton MS 400 headphones while having been around for a while now, stand out from the crowd in more ways than one. I've had the pleasure to test quite a few headphones for a while now and when I first found out about Phiaton's MS 400 headphones I immediately got attracted. There's no denying the good looks these sport. Part of Phiaton's Moderna Series, the MS 400 headphones look like the pair of headphones you would get when you purchase a Ferrari. Distinctive red leather and real carbon fiber are mixed into making the MS 400 headphones and the result is one stunning pair of headphones. While the not so stunning price of $249 might seem too steep, yet it may actually be worth it this time. The full review is after the break. You won't want to miss it.