Headphones & Accessories

by John Foldi ·Posted 09/07/2022
With the announcement of the Bose® QuietComfort Earbuds™ II, true wireless audio is now a more personalized affair. This second generation features a variety of upgrades, with the introduction of CustomTune sound calibration technology at the top of the list. This new technology is joined by overall improved noise-cancellation performance and the ability to mix and match the new silicone ear tips and stability bands
by Robert Rives ·Posted 05/11/2022
Musicians, performers, and system integrators looking for a wireless in-ear monitoring solution that delivers accurate sound and reliable performance are going to be very excited to hear about the new 3000 Series Wireless IEM System from Audio-Technica. This powerful yet cost-effective system operates in the DF2 band (470 to 608 MHz) of the UHF frequency spectrum, far away from potential Wi-Fi and cell phone interference
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 John Foldi ·Posted 03/23/2022
Now you can use your studio cans on the go, with the release of the Audio-Technica ATH-M20xBT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones. Whether you’re a pro who’s tracking and mixing for hours, or just a fan of great-sounding audio, the ATH-M20xBT matches the professional-quality hi-fi sound of their wired counterpart, the ATH-M20x. Both are introductions into Audio-Technica’s critically acclaimed M-Series. Both sport
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 01/06/2022
When asked by my best friend what things I’d collect if money wasn’t a concern, I replied, “Not cars, not guitars, not VHS tapes of old movies, and definitely not those weird little Furbies. I’d amass loads of headphones like a fiend. I love headphones, man.” So, my collector spirit animal was thrilled to find out Shure was shipping some new headphones—the SRH440A and
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 01/04/2022
Based on its Aonic 50, Shure’s Aonic 40 wireless headphones (available in black or white) offer the same style, convenience, and functionality with smaller drivers and a lower price. Working and residing in the Big Apple gave me a prime opportunity to test these new headphones in a range of common scenarios
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 jaime traba ·Posted 08/09/2021
Maybe you’re not yet familiar with Devialet. It’s a company that isn’t yet a household name in the audio game here in the US, but it has garnered an impressive reputation in its native Europe, as well as with the broader audiophile crowd, thanks to its high-end wireless home speakers that focus on amazing sound and ultra-unique design.
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 01/27/2021
For audiophiles and sonic purists who have moved their music collection into the digital realm, B&H is pleased to announce the DacMagic 200M, Cambridge Audio’s first product to support MQA studio-quality streaming. This flagship desktop DAC and headphone amp was purpose-built to handle an array of digital sources from CDs and computer files to wireless playback deftly via Bluetooth with pristine clarity and superb precision,
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/14/2021
Today, at its virtual Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled a trove of new products, including its latest lineup of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S21. Along with the new family of smartphones, the other big headliners were the Galaxy Buds Pro and a new tracking device Samsung is calling the
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/08/2020
Today, in a surprise announcement, Apple unveiled its long-rumored, over-ear wireless headphones, the AirPods Max. Featuring a premium build, custom acoustic design, Apple's lauded H1 chips, and advanced listening features like Adaptive EQ and Active Noise Cancellation, the AirPods Max look, on paper, to be well worth the wait.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/10/2021
Shopping for mom has never been easy. After all, what do you get the woman who once put, “Some grandkids would be nice,” on her B&H Wish List? (Real subtle, Ma, thanks.) Luckily, B&H carries plenty of awesome alternatives, including great gift ideas from companies like Apple, Bose®, and DJI. Here are some of our top recommendations. Google Nest Mini According to the Internet, there’s an old couplet that goes: “Man may work from sun to sun / But woman’s work is never done.” According to my mom, that couplet was written about her. If
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/02/2020
For legendary audio maker Bose®, 2020 was another banner year. The company debuted several products from its various category segments, including new offerings from its true wireless earbuds and audio sunglasses divisions. Over the course of a few weeks, we had the chance to test several of these new products, which included the QuietComfort™ Earbuds, the Sport™ Earbuds, and the latest styles of Bose® Frames™. QuietComfort™ Earbuds Top Features: Best-in-class noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, slimmed-down design In 2017, Bose®
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 12/06/2021
Do you have a budding podcaster in your life? Do you have no idea what to get them this holiday season? Read on! USB Microphone The USB microphone is a perfect gift for anyone curious about getting into podcasting. It collapses several pieces of equipment into one affordable package. We're recommending the RØDE NT-USB Mini, a condenser mic that offers a warm, clear sound. This wallet-friendly mic naturally rejects room tone, which is great