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CES 2014 Headphone Coverage
This year ljokerl had an opportunity to stop by the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and demo a few dozen new headphones. His coverage of CES will be posted as it is written up. We hope you enjoy these articles and photos, especially if you didn’t make the show!
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2014 Earphone Buyer’s Guide by sound signature (updated 03/01/2014)
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The Fidue A63 may be the company’s first mid-range in-ear monitor, but it ticks pretty much all the boxes for sound quality.
HiSoundAudio’s first Balanced Armature earphone utilizes a driver of their own design and is a solid entrant in the sub-$100 price bracket, combining a comfortable fit, solid noise isolation, and balanced sound.
The EarSonics S-EM6 is a universal fit version of the EM6 custom in-ear monitor, but with some improvements. How does it stack up to custom in-ears and other universals, and does it retain the EarSonics thick and spacious sound?
Brief Impressions: T-Peos, Accidentally Extraordinary, Meze, NarMoo, Astrotec, & Olasonic In-Ear Earphones
A brief look at the T-Peos Tank/Popular/Spider, Accidentally Extraordinary Bamboo, Meze 11 Deco, NarMoo R1M, Astrotec AX35, and Olasonic Flat-4 Nami in-ear earphones
Six years after the release of the original Aurvana Live!, Creative has given the headphone a redesign with the Aurvana Live! 2
The Dunu DN-1000 hybrid is a high-end earphone of a very rare breed – one of a select few that are bass-heavy, superbly clear, and also rather well-isolating.
This top-tier (prior to the AK240) source from Astell & Kern combines great features offer versatility and the well thought out user interface for a pleasurable experience. Add the small size and good sound quality and the AK120 will please those looking for a polished, feature rich product that is perfect for travel or use anywhere.
The Rock-It Sounds R-DJ is my favorite of the company’s newest releases, offering up a slightly v-shaped sound signature with ample bass.
The Munitio PRO40 is quick to impress with superb build quality and a compliant, comfortable fit. The sound loses a bit of refinement to the enhanced bass but is fun and capable all around.
Communicating our life experiences is about sharing memories. Our memory is largely dependent upon how impactful an event is, our concentration levels, or repetition, and what we recall can be changed by many types of memory biases. Chances are you can’t remember much about a mundane task from a week ago, or even a day ago, but will …
The EarSonics S-EM6 Devil Edition is available for a limited time…March 2014. Grab one for the sound, get the Devil Edition for the eye catching red.
This post is a short summary of my CES 2014 Headphone impressions featuring a list of all the headphones I thought sounded promising at the show.
LEAR have begun accepting orders for their new Dual Dynamic + 4 BA hybrid earphone in both universal and custom-fit form factors, the LEAR LCM/LUF-BD4.2
Part 4 of our CES 2014 Headphone Coverage, in which we demo a few dozen new headphones, featuring Scosche, MEElectronics, German Maestro and more
The start of the 2014 NAMM show brings two more new product announcements from Westone – the Westone ES60 custom-fit and UM Pro 50 universal-fit monitors
Part 3 of our CES 2014 Headphone Coverage, in which we demo a few dozen new headphones, featuring AudioFly, Marshall Headphones, Sennheiser, and more
Thin, conductive, and strong with a high spring constant, graphene could prove to be the material drivers of the future are made from. Berkeley students make a proof-of-concept graphene electrostatic earphone.
Part 2 of our CES 2014 Headphone Coverage, in which we demo a few dozen new headphones, featuring Audio-Technica, STAX, Beyerdynamic, and Polk Audio
Part 1 of our CES 2014 Headphone Coverage, in which we demo a few dozen new headphones, featuring Klipsch, Phiaton, Westone, and more…