• Audio-Technica ATH-A700 Headphones

    Audio-Technica ATH-A700 Headphones

    Audio-Technica describes its mid-priced ATH-A700 headphones as a models designed to deliver “audiophile-quality acoustic performance with full, rich balanced bass.” At $299, the ATH-A700 is less expensive than many of the ’phones in this survey, ...
  • BeyerDynamic DT 880 PRO Headphones

    BeyerDynamic DT 880 PRO Headphones

    BeyerDynamic has been building headphones and microphones since the company was founded in Berlin in 1924, and today the semi-open-back DT 880 PRO headphone is the second-from-the-top model in the firm’s lineup. In a sense, ...
  • Denon AH-D1001 Headphones

    Denon AH-D1001 Headphones

    The AH-D1001s are the lightest, smallest headphones in this survey and for this reason are among the most comfortable. They are arguably the only ’phones in this group light, compact, and sensitive enough to be ...
  • Grado RS 2 Headphones

    Grado RS 2 Headphones

    The RS 2 is the number three model in Grado’s headphone lineup, but among headphone aficionados it enjoys a reputation for capturing much of the essential goodness of the very expensive, top-tier Grado models (the ...
  • Sennheiser HD 650

    Sennheiser HD 650

    The HD 650 has been Sennheiser’s flagship audiophile headphone for several years now, but it is only recently that the firm decided to buck contemporary pricing trends to reduce the product’s list price from around ...
  • Ultrasone PRO 2500 Headphones

    Ultrasone PRO 2500 Headphones

    Ultrasone is a German firm that makes headphones for DJ, hi-fi, and professional applications, though it is perhaps best known in the United States for its pro-series models. I debated whether to sample one of ...
  • Headphone Reviewers Have It Wrong

    Headphone Reviewers Have It Wrong

    Yesterday I read another snippet on the Web about the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. I just had to wonder, “Who are these people writing about the Sennheiser’s as if they’d never heard them?” Let me ...

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