• 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 ...
  • Klipsch Custom-3 In-Ear Headphones

    Klipsch Custom-3 In-Ear Headphones

    Late in 2007 the venerable speaker manufacturer Klipsch entered the high-performance earbud fray, introducing three Custom-series in-ear headphones (the -1, -2, and -3, in ascending order of performance and price), plus the distinctive, top-of-the line ...
  • Klipsch Image In-Ear Headphones

    Klipsch Image In-Ear Headphones

    If you are in the “bigger is better” camp, then Klipsch’s Image in-ear headphone will come as quite a surprise. The Images, you see, are not only the firm’s flagship earbuds, but also—by a significant ...
  • Shure SE-110 In-Ear Headphones

    Shure SE-110 In-Ear Headphones

    Although the SE-110 is lowest-priced in-ear headphone in Shure’s SE-series lineup, it also enjoys the distinction of being a product that many big-box retailers treat as the top-shelf offering displayed in their stores. So, from ...
  • Skullcandy Titan In-Ear Headphones

    Skullcandy Titan In-Ear Headphones

    The Titans ($50 per pair) are Skullcandy’s newest in-ear headphones and are designed to slot into the firm’s lineup above the entry-level Smokin’ Buds and below the more expensive FMJs (or Full Metal Jackets, also ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sennheiser IE 7 In-Ear Headphones

    Sennheiser IE 7 In-Ear Headphones

    The German firm Sennheiser has long been known for producing excellent lower-cost earbuds such as the CX300 covered in our first “Killer Earbud” survey, but at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show the firm announced its ...
  • Denon AH-C551 Earbuds

    Denon AH-C551 Earbuds

    The Denon AH-C551 is the little brother of Denon’s sweet-sounding AH-C700 (reviewed in our first “Killer Earbud” survey). Like the AH-C700s (which have now been updated to become the AH-C751s), the AH-C551s feature machined aluminum ...
  • Shure SE420 In-Ear Headphones

    Shure SE420 In-Ear Headphones

    In just about any product line other than Shure’s, the SE420 in-ear headphones would be a flagship product (and then some). But as things stand, the SE420s are Shure’s next to the top-of-the-line models, slotted ...

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