Headphones

by Robert Rives ·Posted 04/27/2022
At some point, every producer/engineer wonders the same thing: is it possible to get an accurate mix on headphones? And if so, what is the magic pair of headphones that makes this possible? Neumann’s new open-back headphone offering, the NDH-30, is designed specifically to be the affirmative answer to this question, providing creators with a finely calibrated studio speaker system housed in the form of a pair of headphones that can
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 03/28/2022
When RØDE built the NTH-100 Headphones, it was guided by the belief that every audio creator deserves to hear their sound in a thoroughly rewarding way. From the custom-matched drivers and modular design to innovative features that make you wish this happened years ago, the RØDE NTH-100 command attention without commandeering your budget. Plus, since they were conjured and constructed in-house at RØDE’s facility in Australia, you
by John Foldi ·Posted 11/04/2021
It’s no easy feat to deliver big, studio-quality sound with rich bass using earbuds, but Shure has done just that with the release of the AONIC Free True Wireless In-Ear Headphones. Shure has leveraged decades of experience to create its Sound Isolating technology, which utilizes a precision-engineered fit and included Comply sleeves to suppress ambient noise naturally. The result is an immersive aural experience that can be enjoyed
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/14/2021
Right now, the idea of heading back to school means different things for different people. For some, it means returning to a full-time schedule on a conventional campus or classroom. For others, it’s attending a virtual classroom or participating in some variation of remote learning. But regardless of what “back to school” means to you, there are plenty of great headphone options to address all your wants and needs. Here are some of our top choices for best
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 09/08/2021
With Shure’s latest releases, you can use the RMCE-TW2 second-generation true wireless adapters to turn your favorite detachable Shure SE Series earphones into capable true wireless earbuds, or opt for pre-bundled, lifestyle-integrating true wireless earphones or premium in-ear monitors for the stage, studio, and everywhere in-between. The
by John Foldi ·Posted 09/01/2021
The newly announced Bose® QuietComfort™ 45 headphones retain a lot of what QuietComfort™ 35 II fans came to love and adds even more. You get the same great active noise cancellation, ability to convert them for wired use, volume-optimized EQ, and more, but can now enjoy improved battery life, clearer hands-free calls, and a new Aware Mode that lets you interact with others without needing to remove your headphones.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 08/05/2021
In June 2021, Apple revealed two exciting developments for music lovers: Apple Lossless and Apple Spatial Audio, each on offer for Apple Music, and each available now—provided you have the right hardware and the right OS. What does this mean for you, the consumer? Let’s take a look. Apple Lossless We need to begin by defining “lossless” and “lossy.” I’ll use a mnemonic device to make it simple: A lossless file exhibits no loss of audio quality when compared to the original master. A lossy file—such as an MP3 or an AAC—does exhibit a loss in
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 07/13/2021
With more and more companies offering CD-quality streams, hi-res tiers, and lossless audio options, the temptation to reserve a bit more of the paycheck for pleasurable listening is greater than ever. Apple, Amazon, Tidal, Quboz, Deezer, and others have concluded that giving music lovers extra fidelity is a worthwhile endeavor, a move that is generally applauded by industry professionals and “normal people” alike. However, before you shell out various monies on high-quality streaming services, make sure your hardware (physical devices) can
by Robert Rives ·Posted 03/05/2021
Musicians, DJs, sound engineers, and others looking for a workhorse pair of in-ear headphones will be pleased to hear that Sennheiser has announced a new member in its series of earphones aimed at professional users. The IE 100 PRO follows the IE 500 PRO and IE 400 PRO models and offers the same modular design elements that allow these in-ear models to function as either wired or wireless monitors. By simply attaching either the 3.5mm
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 02/16/2021
For music creators, producers, and engineers seeking a thoroughly fulfilling headphone experience akin to listening through studio monitors, Focal offers the Clear MG Professional, a set of high-end Hi-Fi headphones built to exude world-class looks, sound, and feel. Like the original Clear Professional, these cans incorporate a circumaural, open-back design, but the MG model elevates the performance to provide an
by jaime traba ·Posted 11/30/2020
Just a few years ago, the true wireless headphone market was something of a novelty; at its onset there were less than a handful of models that even performed reliably. Flash forward to 2020, and the consumer has a wealth of options to choose from, many that are feature-rich and with Bluetooth performance you could expect from traditional wireless headphones. Ausounds is a relative newcomer to the game, but the company’s personnel boast alum from headphone heavy hitters such as Beats, Harman, Audeze, and KEF. The company’s stated goal is to
by John Foldi ·Posted 09/01/2020
Sennheiser gives you full control over your listening experience with its latest True Wireless in-ear headphones, the CX 400BT. Each earbud features a flat touch-sensitive interface that gives you the ability to tap and activate four different functions on each side. Using Sennheiser’s Smart Control app for iOS and Android mobile devices, you can customize each of these eight functions as you see fit. Options range from playback control and volume adjustment to engaging your smartphone’s digital assistant.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 08/06/2020
Don’t you wish your noise-canceling headphones could anticipate your every move? Wouldn’t it be great if they could adapt seamlessly to your environment, change intensity depending on what you’re doing, and even pause music whenever you start talking? With the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones, all this is possible—and more.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 04/02/2020
If you love noise-canceling headphones or true-wireless earphones, Shure has some exciting new products for you—products we’re proud to carry at B&H. Whether you want to blanket your ears in a calming veil of noise-reduction, or enjoy Shure’s patented, sound-isolating earphones in a true-wireless form-factor, Shure has you covered in its AONIC line.
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 01/08/2020
TCL is already known for stellar televisions. At CES 2020 the company is pushing out a lot more audio gear, including some exciting Bluetooth headphones and a premium soundbar. They sound great, use some interesting design ideas, and are going to be priced to be accessible to more people. ACTV200BT Headphones These things are cool. They are Bluetooth headphones designed for active use that have a built-in heart-rate monitor. ActivHearts tech, as TCL