Neutral, extremely clear, reasonably balanced, and surprisingly accurate, the HD428 is a very good mid-range headphone that extends Sennheiser’s already-formidable presence in the price tier.
Underneath the flashy colors and retro styling of the UrbanEars Plattan lies a reasonably competent mid-range headphone.
For a name as monumentally respected in the music world as Marshall, the Major disappoints, but only slightly.
There is no doubt that the Philips O’Neill SHO9560 is a very versatile portable headphone – lightweight, durable, and user-friendly all around.
A retro-themed on-ear headphone with contemporary performance, the Fischer Audio Oldskool ’70 is one of the more straightforward portables I’ve come across in a while.
he R-Shield is a purpose-built noise assassin, first and foremost providing isolation that is simply unmatched among small circumaural headphones.
The M-Audio Studophile Q40 is a very solid headphone designed for studio use but also quite functional as a portable set.
The AKG K181DJ builds on the brilliant versatility of the lower-end K81DJ, surpassing its smaller sibling in every area save for portability.
The Sennheiser HD25-1 is on another level in terms of balance and detail compared to most other portable headphones.