The problem with audiophile headphones for high-res listening is that they cost a fortune – and for a good reason. The best audiophile headphones are a masterpiece of engineering for which you have to pay the right amount of money. The Sennheiser HD 660S is different. The successor of the Sennheiser HD-650, Sennheiser HD 660 S hi-fi succeed in sublimating their musicality and offer the high-fidelity listener sound with crisp and nuanced bass, a lively and expressive mid-range register and natural highs and very soft.
The new Sennheiser HD 660S headphone is still a masterpiece of engineering, replacing the legendary HD 650 model in the company’s portfolio. Capable of accurately and transparently reproducing all the emotions and nuances of music, the Sennheiser HD 660 S hi-fi headphones inaugurate a new transducer model developed by German engineers. In particular, this offers better control of the diaphragm movements and is equipped with extremely light aluminum voice coils, capable of providing an improved impulse response compared to previous drivers.
The classic wireless on-ear headset Jabra Evolve 75 was engineered and marketed as a headphone for open office. At least, this is the way its manufacturer positioned it, though we were surprised by its capabilities in the remaining areas. Evolve 75 proved to us that it can be a versatile candidate that performs outstandingly at work, for music listening, watching movies & Netflix series, or playing games. For the money Jabra Evolve 75, you get an excellent universal model that can serve you well at your workplace as well as at home.
The German manufacturer Beyerdynamic already sells several professional headphones and recognizes the effectiveness of its headphones: One is the DT 770, which is a closed headphone, the other is the DT 880, which is semi-open, whereas Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro fulfills the role of fully open headphones in the studio headphones series. The latter has been reviewed in the following sections to see if the brand has maintained its quality hallmark. In this way, you can understand why the brand continues to attract the largest number of users.
To better understand how these headphones work, we decided to create a thorough review of the DT 990 Pro Professional studio headphones. The following sections are a brief summary of the package, the design, features, technology, and sound performance of the DT 990 Pro 250-Ohms.
The Philips PH805 is a mid-range Hi-Res audio compatible wireless over-ear headphones that can fold and have somewhat competitive pricing. Better yet, the wireless headphones from the well-known Dutch company provide a great frequency range, ANC, Bluetooth 5.0, and 30 hours of battery life.
The build quality and sound quality of PH805 are impressive, the battery life is very decent too. If you take into account the price tag, you would expect a quite good noise cancellation performance. Even though that’s not the case here, you won’t be disappointed with these beautiful wireless headphones if you’re all about sound quality.
The Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless is the top model of travel headphones with noise-canceling in the German headphone manufacturer’s range. The headphones impressed us with a fantastic, clear sound, good active noise cancelation, and a comfortable fit. Also worth mentioning is the really excellent active noise suppression and clear communication quality when making calls.
The level of sound quality and build quality of Sennheiser Momentum for the value was great. The first Momentum was distinguished by its construction built of stainless steel, leather, and plastic. These materials can also be found in the latest model. The positive impression was outdone by Sennheiser Momentum 2.0, the second generation of Momentum Wireless.
These Sennheiser headphones do not have such outstanding analytical skills as Grado, but they reproduce the music clearly and vividly. They can play energetically and not afraid to emphasize certain accents. Appropriate moderation has been maintained in the bass area.
Technics may be best known for its turntables, but it also has a reasonably wide range of quality headphones. One of them being the EAH-F70N. These high-quality, over-ear wireless headphones feature Active Noise Canceling (ANC) technology and advanced features. The headphones are well-equipped with three-level active noise canceling and comes with everything you can expect from high-quality Bluetooth headphones: Bluetooth 4.2, including Qualcomm aptX HD, LDAC, sufficient autonomy, and a frequency response of 4 Hz – 40 kHz.
The Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller Bluetooth headphones are a closed over-ear model offering 45 hours of battery life. It has smart active noise reduction with two operating modes and a microphone for making phone calls. The German audio manufacturer designed their noise-canceling headsets Lagoon ANC to deliver great sound quality even with noise-reduction enabled and provide you with control over the headset’s sound reproduction aspects via mobile application.
When DALI released iO-6, a noise-canceling wireless headphone, they also released a headphone without NC iO-4. All characteristics are identical. The headphones differ only in the amplifier chips and the noise-canceling system. Even though the differences are minimal, the company’s engineers tuned both iO-4 and iO-6 to sound similar.
As the first enclosed headset of the Danish brand, DALI iO-6 is a wireless headset with wireless connectivity, built-in noise cancellation system offering up to 30 hours of battery life.
The headset is well-designed and features an excellent sound quality, including active noise cancellation of external noise. The IO-6 from DALI can compete with many premium wireless noise-canceling headphones in sound quality, although they fall slightly short regarding their ability to eliminate noises.
Released in March 2014, the Sony MDR-ZX550BN is a mid/low-end wireless headband headset that aims to be efficient and technological. It takes its big brother’s characteristics, the more expensive but more elegant Sony MDR-ZX750BN. Sony is, therefore, targeting customers looking for a decent Bluetooth headset on a relatively tight budget. Is this “low cost” model really worth it? We tested it for you.
With an NFC connection and active noise reduction, we have rarely seen a headset so well equipped at this price. However, “Noise Canceling” is not really efficient and therefore does not deserve to add to the bill. The Sony MDR-ZX550BN is a decent headphone at this price.