The Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 offers just as much style as it does substance, competing with the better portable headphones in its price bracket in performance and aesthetics.
As the only wireless headphone in this review so far, the TDK WR700 has quite a lot going for it by default.
Beautifully-packaged, well-accessorized, sturdily-build, isolating, and very comfortable, the V-Moda Crossfade LP has everything I look for in a portable headphone except the big one – sound quality.
The Bowers & Wilkins P5 is among the priciest of the consumer-grade portables – a luxury gadget for the iPod/iPhone crowd. It is also the one with the most hi-fi pedigree.
As far as I am concerned Sony could easily have stuck a 9’ cord on the ZX700 and called it full-size can. They didn’t, however, creating a questionably portable but undoubtedly competent mid-range circumaural headphone.
The original Monster Beats by Dr Dre model, the Studio is the headphone responsible for introducing an entire generation to high-end portable audio.
With the release of the new AE2, the price of the original Bose Triport (AE1) has finally dropped into a bracket more in line with its capabilities.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 is a top-tier portable headphone that, in typical Audio-Technica fashion, combines gobs of style with tons of substance.
The Denon AH-D1100 is a fully circumaural portable headphone that follows in the footsteps of the older Denon AH-D1001k/Creative Aurvana Live!.
Put simply, the V-Moda Crossfade M-80 is a very good portable headphone. Comfort and isolation are held back slightly by the lack of flex in the structure and semi-open design but with its ruggedized construction and few moving parts, the M-80 is compact and very sturdy.