A brief roundup of the Bluetooth headphones I’ve tried to date, with a couple of quick recommendations for the holiday season.
Not having tried any of HiFiMan’s previous full-size cans, the HE-560 impressed me more than I had anticipated, going so far as to replace the Sennheiser HD600 as my full-size reference headphone thanks to the outstanding bass performance and clarity.
The Denon DN-HP1000 retains the slightly sub-par ergonomics of the lower-end DN-HP700 model and manages to lose a chunk of the audio quality of the cheaper headphone.
The ADL H118 is a semi-portable headphone with a closed, circumaural form factor and warm, somewhat treble-shy sound with plentiful bass.
The Koss KSC75s provide an unmatched combination of practicality, durability, comfort, and impressive sound characteristics at their price point
The only value the Parts-Express Mini Headphones possess is as a headband donor for the KSC75/35 or Yuin G2A/G1A (albeit not a very good one)
With their sharp looks and innovative case, the Panasonic RP-HX50 provides more than enough utility to warrant a purchase.
In the world of portable headphone where the sub-$20 performance bar is set by the Koss KSC75 and JVC Flats the Philips SBC HS430 cannot compete.
Despite the questionable folding mechanism and my fit issues with them, I think the sound of the Philips SHL9500 justifies the rather modest price tag