Headphones

by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Few names are as synonymous with pro audio as AKG. Originally founded in Austria, AKG has a reputation for producing quality audio products, from speakers and headphones to professional studio microphones, representing 75 years of innovation. In today’s market, however, AKG is perhaps best known for its wide range of quality headphone offerings. From convenient, consumer wireless products to audiophile-centric studio cans, AKG offers a diverse range of headphones with something for just about everyone. In this article, we’ll look at some of
by Gabby Bloch ·Posted
What is a DAC? If you’ve dipped your toes into the audiophile world, you’ve probably seen the term, “DAC” referenced in countless articles and online forums. Why? In short, a DAC can make your music sound better. But what is a DAC, and how does it work? Simply put, DAC stands for “digital to audio converter.” You may be surprised to discover that you already use DACs all the time. For example, your phone has a DAC, as does your computer or any other digital device that emits sound. DACs are necessary because our ears can’t read digits. Rather
by Gabby Bloch ·Posted
When looking for the best headphones for your mixing needs, there are several factors worth considering before taking the purchasing plunge. Here are some brief guidelines and recommendations when choosing your ideal pair of mixing headphones. Open-Back vs. Closed-Back Headphones For those unfamiliar with open-back headphones, their basic design characteristic is an open earcup (and we’ll talk about the advantages of this below). This means that open-back headphones leak sound as well as let in sound from the surrounding environment. For this
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted
Comfortable headphones are everywhere, but not all of them are comfortable for everything. You might want to combat your noisy neighbors by wearing headphones all day. You might need a good pair of headphones for intense workouts, or even headphones that you can wear to sleep. Regardless of your need, we have assembled a list of certifiably comfy headphones for a variety of uses, so let's take a look.   - Best headphones to wear all day: Sony WH-1000XM5 Over-Ear Headphones- Best headphones for sleeping:
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted
AirPods Max are undoubtedly popular these days, but you don’t necessarily need to flock to Apple for a great pair of luxury, over-ear headphones. Price, compatibility, battery life, and comfort are among many reasons to scope out the AirPods Max competition, so let’s check out a few worthy options. – Best overall: Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones– Best noise cancellation : Bose® QuietComfort Ultra™ Headphones– Best sound quality: Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
It's been a solid week for news, with Hollyland’s LARK M2 announcement taking the top spot, followed by new earbuds from Bose®, a significant firmware update for the Nikon Z8 camera, and a range of new content for all tastes across the B&H content-verse. Hollyland Introduces LARK M2 Wireless Mic System LARK M2 Wireless Microphone System in Dedicated Charging Case The
by Robert Rives ·Posted
Earbuds can provide a uniquely immersive listening experience but often at the expense of situational awareness. If you’re tired of being startled back into reality while listening to music or you don’t want to stop the playback for a brief chat, Bose®’s new Ultra Open™ Earbuds, available in a black or white smoke finish, might be the perfect solution.
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Andrew Swift inspects the Sennheiser HD490 PRO open-back headphones at this year’s NAMM show. These new headphones are great for music production and mixing. What do you think of Sennheiser’s latest headphones? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Over the years, Sennheiser has become a name ubiquitous with headphones. Historically well regarded by audiophiles and professionals for the sleek, reliable build quality and smooth, balanced sound of its HD series headphones, Sennheiser is trying to up its game even more with a new addition to the lineup: the HD-490 PRO .
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Sony’s MDR-MV1 headphones are designed for musicians, engineers, and producers looking for professional-quality open-back reference headphones that don’t sacrifice comfort! Andrew Swift explains what makes these headphones so great. Are these Sony MDR-MV1 headphones appealing to you? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Robert Rives ·Posted
The Bose® QuietComfort™ series of wireless headphones and earbuds have proven immensely popular with music enthusiasts all over the world. Here at B&H, we’re very happy to learn that Bose is releasing new QuietComfort Ultra™ versions of its previous models. The QuietComfort Ultra™ lineup sports comprehensive feature sets and exciting improvements, including breakthrough spatialized audio, more immersive sound, world-class noise cancellation, and an elegant design with luxurious materials. Bose® is offering new QC Ultra™ Headphones in
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Bose® has long been a major player in the world of noise-canceling headphones, and now the brand has upped its game with a new line of wireless, over-ear noise-canceling headphones, the Bose® QuietComfort™ Wireless Headphones. Available in three distinct colors―
by Mos Khan ·Posted
It's officially that keynote time of year again and this Tuesday, September 12, Tim Cook and company kicked off the week with Apple's "Wonderlust" event from the company's headquarters in Cupertino, CA. While the keynote's main event was certainly unveiling the iPhone 15 family of devices, additional incremental updates for the Apple Watch and AirPods were announced, too. The company also took some time to run through some of the changes and quality-of-life updates in iOS 17 and watchOS 10. iPhone 15, now with USB-C! Keeping with its usual
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Sony is announcing a new reference headphone product aimed at the studio professional who grasps the importance of mixing and mastering in immersive, spatial sound formats: the MDR-MV1. Utilizing a dynamic, open-back design, these headphones sport an incredibly wide frequency response, well-balanced, high-resolution drivers, and a stylish, durable frame for pro-level performance that won’t feel uncomfortable after long sessions―and
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Updating its successful, award-winning NTH-100 professional headphones, RØDE adds greater versatility and broadcast quality sound with the NTH-Mic detachable headset microphone and NTH-100M full headset/mic bundle.