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Sennheiser HD 600 Headphone Review

Sennheiser HD 600 Headphone Review

It’s not often that I review headphones as most of the models I’ve heard aren’t much to write home about. However, upon speaking with Ivy Scull of HeadRoom, she sold me with a pretty convincing argument about the sonic joys of a quality set of cans (headphones that is). I asked her to send me a reference performance headphone system that is also comfortable to wear. I found the Sennheiser HD 600’s to be a truly amazing set of cans. They sounded great with virtually anything I attached to them, but reached their full potential with the best electronics unlike any other headphones I have listened too. Their comfort was of equal measure to their sonic performance which in my experience is a rare balance to find in headphones. Sennheiser’s unprecedented reputation for headphone excellence is well warranted and secure.

It’s not often that I review headphones as most of the models I’ve heard aren’t much to write home about. However, upon speaking with Ivy Scull of HeadRoom, she sold me with a pretty convincing

— March 30, 2007 11:57 in Headphone Reviews

Jabra C820s Headphones Review

Jabra C820s Headphones Review

The name Jabra has become synonymous with Bluetooth earpieces for wireless phones. I have owned several and, in fact, I am currently using the BT250. I have come to expect quality products from Jabra, so I was very excited to find out about their new C820s corded stereo headphones. The C820s include Jabra's Active Noise Cancellation technology powered by a single AAA battery in an over-the-ear style stereo headphone. Over the years, I have traveled quite a bit, and have always been interested in noise canceling headphones, but price always kept me away. Spending upwards of $350 on a pair of headphones from you-know-who was something I could never bring myself to do.

The name Jabra has become synonymous with Bluetooth earpieces for wireless phones. I have owned several and, in fact, I am currently using the BT250. I have come to expect quality products from

— January 27, 2007 17:19 in Headphone Reviews

Bang & Olufsen EarSet 2 Review

Bang & Olufsen EarSet 2 Review

Bang & Olufsen has been synonymous with high design and contemporary aesthetics for years. It seems the minute they come out with a new product; it shows up in a movie or TV show (I think they use a Bang & Olufsen phone on the show Deal or No Deal). Their products seem to have that je ne sais quoi that just oozes style. But you pay for that style. Visiting a B1 store can be an eye opening and wallet empting experience. My visit to the B&O headquarters in Denmark showed that they do put a lot of thought and engineering into each of their products. Bluetooth headsets are becoming more and more popular. Most of them look remarkably similar – like half a tongue depressor sticking out of your ear. The EarSet 2 looks completely different. While I am a believer that looking different is a good thing, performance is what really matters.

Bang & Olufsen has been synonymous with high design and contemporary aesthetics for years. It seems the minute they come out with a new product; it shows up in a movie or TV show (I think they use a

— December 15, 2006 00:00 in Headphone Reviews

Bluetooth Headphones Review: ANYCOM BSH-100

Bluetooth Headphones Review: ANYCOM BSH-100

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on the computer while also being anchored to a nearby cell phone. With the advent of 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth, wires and PCs are now officially mutual enemies. So what’s the typical office worker to do when trying to “decouple” oneself from all the cabling which tethers you to your desk? Well, for one, get a pair of wireless headphones… and a Bluetooth phone. Now make sure the headphones work on both at the same time. What? That’s right, just like the new automobile Bluetooth systems can interrupt audio playback for incoming cell phone calls, the ANYCOM BSH-100 headset can suspend audio from the PC for an incoming phone call.

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on the computer while also being anchored to a nearby cell phone. With the advent of 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth, wires and PCs are now officially mutual

— August 15, 2006 20:00 in Headphone Reviews

Logitech Wireless Headphones for PC

Logitech Wireless Headphones for PC

We made a commitment some time back to introduce a series of reviews on various headphones and accessories. While we haven’t yet opened up “Headphonaholics” we have started down the road of evaluating basic headphone designs and listening to a number of units to determine what it is that makes a pair of headphones – in this case wireless headphones – effective and good performers. The Logitech Wireless Headphones for PC (kind of like calling your dog “Dog” isn’t it?) appeared to be exactly the sort of item we wanted to evaluate for those looking for a convenient way to listen to music, unencumbered, while at their PC. MP3 listening and gaming have exploded in the past several years and I haven’t met too many people who like to be encumbered by wires – at least not at their PCs. The question on my mind, of course, was whether the wireless systems would perform in a manner that would make them a good value in comparison to their wired counterparts. Possibly more important, however (and more appropriate) is how they fare against other wireless options in the marketplace.

We made a commitment some time back to introduce a series of reviews on various headphones and accessories. While we haven’t yet opened up “Headphonaholics” we have started down the road of

— May 17, 2006 20:00 in Headphone Reviews

LTB Audio AC3Amp5.1 Headphone System Review

LTB Audio AC3Amp5.1 Headphone System Review

While I was taking a little sabbatical from the monotony of full scale home theater equipment reviews and waiting for construction completion of the new Audioholics Showcase Home, I figured it was time to review more practical down to earth devices. I’m talking about devices that can provide you with the experience of surround sound without filling the room with equipment or thinning your wallet. Enter LTB Audio’s AC3Amp5.1 headphone kit. This portable device comes with a full fledged 5.1 speaker array integrated into what appears to be a conventional headphone system connected to an outboard preamp with Dolby Digital decoding built in.

While I was taking a little sabbatical from the monotony of full scale home theater equipment reviews and waiting for construction completion of the new Audioholics Showcase Home, I figured it was

gds — December 18, 2005 19:00 in Headphone Reviews

Ultrasone PROline 750 Headphones Review

Ultrasone PROline 750 Headphones Review

It was high time Audioholics picked up the ball and did some headphone reviews, so we contacted a few manufacturers and selected some products based on price and specifications that we thought would represent a more mainstream target for price-to-performance. Ultrasone’s $399 PROline 750 headphones seemed to fit the bill and we quickly arranged for a pair to be sent to us.

It was high time Audioholics picked up the ball and did some headphone reviews, so we contacted a few manufacturers and selected some products based on price and specifications that we thought would

— December 16, 2005 19:00 in Headphone Reviews

Bluetooth Headphones - Bluetake i-Phono BT420EX Review

Bluetooth Headphones - Bluetake i-Phono BT420EX Review

When I think of wireless headphones several words come to mind: Convenience. Comfort. Hands-free (and care-free) operation. These are the things a wireless set of headphones must achieve to satisfy those who would consider replacing their hard-wired counterparts. Let's face it, wires work, so to replace a traditional format with a wireless one means that the new technology has to integrate in a way that results in a step up - a greater user experience. Then again, we are talking no wires, and that alone might be cool enough to make anyone consider jumping ship to the world of cordless musical goodness.

When I think of wireless headphones several words come to mind: Convenience. Comfort. Hands-free (and care-free) operation. These are the things a wireless set of headphones must achieve to satisfy

— February 02, 2005 19:00 in Headphone Reviews