Once wedged in, the earphones were so snug that I could jog quite energetically without dislodging them. However, this is also where the ‘ear hangers’ came in…
Britain’s Arcam is a bold company. Its origins and its bread-and-butter were in midrange stereo hi-fi components, and in particular a long line of award-winning amplifiers.
If you regularly listen to music using only one ear for the reasons described in this review or for any other reason, Pioneer’s HDJ-1000 headphones should be at the top of your buying list. And if you're a working DJ, what are you waiting for?
Pure has lots of portable radios, but the Move is the first that could be called hold-in-the-hand ‘personal’.
In addition to being a headphone amplifier and a DAC that will convert your digital audio files to analogue (via a USB interface) the Black Cube Linear is also a high-end preamplifier.
Sennheiser’s ‘twist lock’ system solves one of the biggest problems with earphones which is keeping them in your ears particularly when exercising. Whereas all other earpieces depend on you forcing them into your ear canal Sennheiser’s twist-lock earpieces have a small ‘extender arm’ that ‘locks’ itself under the whorl of your ear.
No tech-loving traveller these days would board an aeroplane without packing a pair of noise-cancelling headphones in a zip-up carry-case. Whether you’re actually listening to music or just cancelling out the low-frequency drone of jet engines noise cancellation works
To the best of my knowledge Bose was the second manufacturer to release active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones to the consumer market shortly after Sennheiser. However Bose had been building noise-cancelling (NC) headphones for aircraft pilots for many years previously so it’s certainly entitled to cry ‘we wuz first!’ should it be so inclined.
Some headphone manufacturers let their styling get in the way of comfort. Some even let their styling get in the way of sound quality. Look at AKG’s new K242HD headphones and you can see instantly that AKG doesn’t let styling get in the way of comfort. If you then listen to a pair you’ll find the company doesn’t let styling affect sound quality either!
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