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Monoprice Monolith USB DAC Amp and M1060C Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

Monoprice Monolith USB DAC Amp and M1060C Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

We got our hands on Monoprice's newest home audio additions for review, the Monolith USB DAC headphone amp and the Monolith M1060C planar magnetic headphones. At $99.99 and $329.99, respectively, these items are in contention with similar products from other manufacturers, but with Monoprice you usually get MORE than what you pay for. Monoprice intends to prove themselves in this regard by being available to those interested high quality sound on a budget. Read on to see if they indeed succeed.

We reviewed Monoprice's newest audio products, the Monolith USB DAC headphone amp and the Monolith M1060C planar magnetic headphones. At $99 and $329, respectively, you get MORE than what you pay for.

— July 30, 2018 09:00 in Headphone Reviews

Sleepbuds From Bose Promise Peaceful Sleep In Noisy Environments

Sleepbuds From Bose Promise Peaceful Sleep In Noisy Environments

The newest product from Bose may look like a wireless earphone (like Apple’s AirPods), but it has nothing to do with listening to music on the go. The $250 Sleepbuds are wireless, noise-masking ear buds designed to “block, cover, and replace” the sounds that keep you awake at night. Instead of hearing a noisy neighbor or snoring partner, you can drift off to the soothing sounds of rolling waves or rustling leaves. Sound intriguing? Read on to learn more.

The Bose Sleepbuds are wireless, noise-masking ear buds designed to “block, cover, and replace” the sounds that keep you awake at night. Is a good night sleep worth $250 to you? Read on to find out.

— July 26, 2018 01:00 in Headphone Reviews

RBH ProStereo H2 Wireless Earphones Review

RBH ProStereo H2 Wireless Earphones Review

RBH has done it again! Another premium Bluetooth in-ear monitor. But this time the product is built specifically for hi-res audio. A lot has changed in Bluetooth technology with the addition of aptX HD and LDAC and the new ProStereo H2 features both hi-resolution audio codecs, making it an important musical companion for anyone streaming from an Android phone. Read our review and check out our YouTube video to see if these are the right wireless earphones for you.

RBH has done it again with their feature packed ProStereo H2 earbuds armed with high fidelity 4.2 Bluetooth audio. The H2s support ALL Android-compatible codecs with an impressive 10hr battery life.

— July 10, 2018 00:00 in Headphone Reviews

PSB M4U 8 Wireless High Performance Headphone Preview

PSB M4U 8 Wireless High Performance Headphone Preview

Audioholics released a detailed analysis of PSB’s wired M4U 2 noise-canceling headphones with mixed reviews in 2016. Although the M4U 2 received high marks for sound quality and battery life, the build quality, compactness, and cable durability was severely lacking. This year at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, PSB released and update to the M4U while cutting the cord. The M4U 8 is PSB’s first wireless headphone and the company’s most advanced design to date. Did they take our advice and make improvements in the areas needed? Read on to find out.

Audio manufacturer PSB released their M4U 8 WIRELESS headphone recently at the CES 2018 EXPO. The M4U 8 is PSB’s first wireless headphone and the company’s most advanced headphone design to date.

— March 04, 2018 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

HiFiMAN SUSVARA Planar Magnet Headphone Review

HiFiMAN SUSVARA Planar Magnet Headphone Review

The HiFiMAN SUSVARA represents the latest update to original HiFiMAN’s HE-1000 flagship headphones. Featuring CNC-milled casing and double-sided magnets, the Susvara incorporates the cutting edge of planar technology. With that said, the headphones come in at a considerable $6000 price tag. For those without money concerns, and those wishing to seek world-class sound, the Susvara certainly deserves an audition. To find out more, please read on.

The HiFiMAN Susvara Planar Magnetic represents the latest update to original HiFiMAN’s HE-1000 flagship headphones. Do the updates justify the $6,000 price tag? Read our in depth review to find out.

Smit Patel — February 25, 2018 19:00 in Headphone Reviews

V-MODA Crossfade Wireless 2 vs. Focal Listen Wireless Headphone Shootout

V-MODA Crossfade Wireless 2 vs. Focal Listen Wireless Headphone Shootout

V-MODA and Focal arguably have made two of the finest affordable wireless Bluetooth headphones to hit the market in 2017, both carrying an MSRP of around $300. But what happens when two contenders for best new wireless headphones are pitted against each other in a head-to-head, feature-by-feature showdown? Which will emerge the victor in the arena of one curmudgeonly editor’s opinion? Let’s get ready to rumble with a good ol' fashion shootout!

V-MODA and Focal made two of the finest affordable (about $300/ea) wireless Bluetooth headphones to hit the market in 2017. We compare both headphones to help you decide which ones are best for you.

— February 20, 2018 18:00 in Headphone Reviews

PSB M4U TW1 Bluetooth Earbuds Preview

PSB M4U TW1 Bluetooth Earbuds Preview

PSB announced the release of their first Bluetooth set of earbuds at CES 2018. The M4U TW1 looks to be a heavy hitter in the sound department housing high-performance 6mm drivers, advanced A2DP Bluetooth connectivity, and a five hour battery life. If the M4U TW1's offer the high level of sound quality that PSB's other headsets are known for, then they should be a phenominal deal at only $149!

PSB released their FIRST Bluetooth earbuds at CES 2018, dubbed the M4U TW1. If they live up to the sound quality other PSB headsets are known for, then they should be a phenominal deal at $149.

— February 06, 2018 00:00 in Headphone Reviews

JBL Announces Everest™ Headphones Optimized for the Google Assistant

JBL Announces Everest™ Headphones Optimized for the Google Assistant

Imagine the day when you can tell your headphones what music to play. Imagine no longer, thanks to JBL's latest Everest headphones armed with Google Assist. Now you can have the legendary sound JBL is known for with the convenience of voice commands to do your music bidding. JBL offers 3 models (Everest 710GA, 310GA, and 110GA) with battery life ranging from 8-25 hours of play (depending on model). Can you say "Google, I want these"?

JBL's latest Everest headphones (710GA, 310GA, and 110GA), armed with Google Assist, allows users to say what music they want to hear and so much more. Read on for details.

— January 18, 2018 00:00 in Headphone Reviews

Focal Clear Over-Ear Headphone Review

Focal Clear Over-Ear Headphone Review

Focal, the high-end speaker manufacturer out of Saint-Étienne, France has expanded its high-end headphone line with a new entrant called Clear. The new headphones will retail at $1,500 putting it just above the price of Focal's $1,000 Elear and well below the $4,000 Utopia. With such a close product to Elear - is it possible that perhaps Clear stands to one day replace Elear? We'll examine what you get for the extra $500 over the price of Elear.

Focal, the high-end speaker manufacturer out of Saint-Étienne, France has expanded its high-end headphone line with a new entrant, Clear.

— October 06, 2017 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

Razer Unveils Thresher Ultimate Wireless Headsets for PC, Xbox One & PS4

Razer Unveils Thresher Ultimate Wireless Headsets for PC, Xbox One & PS4

Razer unveiled its new Thresher Ultimate headsets at E3 promising wireless 7.1 surround sound to the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $249.99, putting them firmly into the premium headset market. Running 2.4 Ghz wireless at a 40-foot range, 50 mm drivers and leatherette-wrapped memory foam ear cups and boasting a 16-hour battery life, these are built to be premium cans for gaming and personal home theater applications.

Razer unveiled its new Thresher Ultimate headsets at E3 promising wireless 7.1 surround sound to the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $249.99.

— August 26, 2017 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

HiFiMAN HE-1000 V2 Headphone Review

HiFiMAN HE-1000 V2 Headphone Review

The HiFiMAN HE-1000 V2 represents the latest update to original HiFiMAN’s HE-1000 flagship headphones. With an improved ergonomic design and slightly different sound tuning, the V2 aims to recapture the same magic which has earned the original headphones many of its accolades since its induction. At $2999, however, the V2s do not come cheap but represent a slice of luxury level listening with reference quality sound and comfort. Together with the lightweight profile and wood & metal design, the HE-1000 V2 stands out in the marketplace of high-end audio. To find out more, please read on.

The $2999 HiFiMAN HE-1000 V2 represents the latest update to original HiFiMAN’s HE-1000 flagship headphones. With improved design and tuning is it worth the price? Read on to find out.

Smit Patel — April 30, 2017 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

Massdrop & Fostex Purpleheart TH-X00 Headphones Review

Massdrop & Fostex Purpleheart TH-X00 Headphones Review

Massdrop is an online commerce platform that has been teaming up with consumer electronics manufacturers to produce some great equipment at very reasonable prices. One of the biggest hits of 2016 was the Fostex TH-X00 series of headphones. Basically Fostex wanted to build a great pair of headphones as the successor to some of the legendary headphones the company built to be sold under the Denon brand. We took a closer look at the Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart in this review.

One of Massdrop’s most popular “drops” (the company’s cleverly branded name for group buys offered to their members) is the long-awaited TH-X00 Purpleheart headphone by Fostex. Read our review.

— March 07, 2017 17:00 in Headphone Reviews

JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless Headphones Review

JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless Headphones Review

To celebrate its 70th anniversary, JBL has launched a new “platinum” variation of one of their finest wireless headphones made, the JBL Everest Elite 700. Platinum may be nothing more than a fresh coat of paint on a great pair of headphones that has been JBL's flagship in the wireless category for two years. But, what Platinum really gives us is a chance to reflect on the company's storied history, a history that is still being written with the sale of JBL's parent company, Harman to Samsung. Does the Everest Elite 700 still hold its place among the best of the full-sized wireless headphones? We shall see.

JBL launched a new “platinum” variation on one of their finest wireless headphones. We review the JBL Everest flagship over-ear, Bluetooth wireless noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones.

— February 08, 2017 10:00 in Headphone Reviews

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones Preview

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones Preview

B&W has released a wireless version of it's acclaimed P7 over-the-ear headphone. The new P7 Wireless maintains all the luxury, fit, character and sound of the original. With support for Bluetooth 4.1 and the aptX codec, you can get near CD-quality streaming. With both a wireless and wired mode, the P7 Wireless looks to be a go-to for audiophiles craving music without wires. Read on to find out more...

Bowers & Wilkins P7 wireless headphones maintain all the luxury, fit, character and sound of the original. With Bluetooth 4.1 and the aptX codec the new P7 offers audiophile-grade sound without wires.

— November 25, 2016 08:00 in Headphone Reviews