Yet another reasonably-priced piece of portable audio equipment from Meelectronics, the HT-21 is a set that places as much emphasis on convenience as it does on sound.
The build and sound quality of the Arctic Sound headphones may not be quite as brilliant as those of sets from better-known manufacturers but for those in search of a DJ-style headphone on the cheap, the P281 is not the worst choice out there.
Like dB Logic’s EP-100 IEM, the HP-100 provides a likable sound signature in a convenient and handsome form factor.
While not nearly as impressive from a sound quality perspective as the pricier ATH-ES7 and ATH-SQ5 models, the Audio-Technica FC700 is a solid entry-level closed can.
The PX90 is a slightly enigmatic addition to Sennheiser’s portable line, slotting in below the PX100 and PX200 models and yet requiring more juice than either.
Originally priced at just $30, the KSC35 has been brought back into production at a new price point after being discontinued in 2005.
Despite Prodipe’s attempts too market the Pro 800 as a studio monitor, the thick and slightly colored sound of the headphones is undoubtedly far less suited for monitoring applications than mid-range sets from big name manufacturers such as Denon, Audio-Technica, and Ultrasone.
The Koss UR55 is a comfortable, reasonably-well built mid-level headphone. The sound is forward and detailed, offering good overall balance and surprisingly decent instrument separation.
The design of the 770LP is definitely refreshing but this fashion-forward headphone falls flat on the sound quality front, with the utter lack of sonic clarity presenting the biggest issue.