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RBH HP-1B Bluetooth Stereo Headphones Review

RBH HP-1B Bluetooth Stereo Headphones Review

In the market for a new pair of over-ear bluetooth stereo headphone? At $199 (free shipping), the RBH HP-1B’s are perhaps the best bet in great sounding over-ear noise-isolating wireless headphones that offer high-end sound in a compact travel-worthy design at an affordable price. The bass is deep and NOT boomy while maintaining a terrific balance on mids and highs. They serve equally well as a great travel companion or for serious home audio applications. Be sure to check out our YouTube video overview of the HP-1B's for further insights.

The RBH HP-1B’s are about the best bet in great sounding wireless noise-isolating headphones that offer high-end sound in a compact travel-worthy design at an affordable price. Read on to see why.

Steve DellaSala — June 01, 2016 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Headphones Review

Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Headphones Review

Hot on the tail of the MH40 headphones, Master & Dynamic have launched the MW60; a $549 closed-back Bluetooth headphone featuring the same premium materials and vision as its predecessor. The New York company has been slowly taking over the audiophile scene with their brilliantly crafted retro-inspired products and technology to match. This time, they have ventured into Bluetooth tech and have successfully taken to the challenge with its great sound presentation. Read on to find out more.

Master & Dynamic have launched the MW60: a $549 closed-back Bluetooth headphone. Like the MW40, the great sound and stunning looks pay homage to the polished brand. Read on to find out more.

Smit Patel — March 13, 2016 20:00 in Headphone Reviews

V-MODA Zn In-Ear Monitor Review

V-MODA Zn In-Ear Monitor Review

V-MODA has earned a name in the headphones market with cans that manage to blend ruggedness with elegant design from MIlano, Italy. But what they're most noted for is a distinct sound-signature that fans will tell you consistently punches well above their price class. Company CEO Val Kolton is well known on headphone and hi-fi message boards he not only listens but responds to his community headphone fans. This isn't the first pair IEMs by V-MODA, but Zn is their firs run at a premium product in this category.

With Zn, V-MODA has brought an injection of style and reasonably priced high-quality IEMs to the industry. Color us impressed with these earphones as you can read in our review.

— March 02, 2016 00:00 in Headphone Reviews

RBH Sound HP-2 Noise Isolating Headphones Review

RBH Sound HP-2 Noise Isolating Headphones Review

The RBH HP-2s are lightweight over-ear noise-isolating headphones featuring space-age 45mm beryllium-coated drivers with ultra high sensitivity. They do so many things right that they simply shouldn't at this price point ($199 on sale) that it's almost frightening how far headphone technology has come in the last few years. Before you or your teenager runs out and buys a pair of Beats or Bose, give these a try. You’re ears will thank you and so will your wallet.

The RBH HP-2s are lightweight over-ear noise-isolating headphones featuring space-age 45mm beryllium-coated drivers and sound quality beyond their price class. A great alternative to Beats? Read on.

— February 23, 2016 06:00 in Headphone Reviews

PSB M4U 2 Noise Cancelling Heaphones Review

PSB M4U 2 Noise Cancelling Heaphones Review

When it comes to full sized over ear noise cancelling headphones, the market is saturated with more name brands than you can imagine. Today we look at the PSB M4U noise cancelling headphones to see how they compare both in sound quality, noise cancelling effectiveness, durability and ergonomics. Do the PSB's sound good? Sure. Are they practical for traveling? When considering the timid response from the noise cancellation and their bulkiness, not really. Read on to find out why.

The PSB M4U Noise Cancelling headphones have good sound quality but fall short on the effectiveness of its active noise cancelling and especially on ergonomics and durability. Read on to find out why.

Steve DellaSala — February 15, 2016 08:30 in Headphone Reviews

RBH Sound HP-1B Wireless and HP-2 Reference Headphones Preview

RBH Sound HP-1B Wireless and HP-2 Reference Headphones Preview

RBH sound has expanded their product line-up with the announcement of two new, over-the-ear headphone models, the HP-1B and HP-2. The HP-1B is wireless and the HP-2 is an ultra-light reference headphone with beryllium coated drivers for superb audiophile performance. With an estimated street price under $200, these new headphones from RBH could be serious price-performance game changers. Read on to see why we're excited by the HP-1B and HP-2 headphones and be sure to catch our extensive YouTube Video interview with RBH Sound to get all of the exclusive product details.

The RBH Sound HP-1B wireless bluetooth and HP-2 reference-quality headphones with beryllium-coated drivers set a new price to performance standard along with light weight and high efficiency.

— November 30, 2015 00:00 in Headphone Reviews

Pioneer SE-MASTER1 Headphones Preview

Pioneer SE-MASTER1 Headphones Preview

We got a chance to try out the new SE-MASTER1 headphones at CEDIA from Pioneer. They sounded great, but with a $2,500 price tag they better sound amazing and cook you breakfast too. The headphones revolve around newly developed 50mm driver units with a 25 µm aluminum diaphragm which is finished with a Parker Ceramic Coating (PCC). We hope Pioneer will eventually take this technology down to more affordable price points so all audiophiles on more modest budgets can enjoy them too.

We got a chance to try out the new SE-Master1 headphones at CEDIA from Pioneer. They sounded great, but with a $2500 price tag they better sound amazing and cook you breakfast too.

— November 27, 2015 17:00 in Headphone Reviews

Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones Review

Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones Review

Master & Dynamic have really set the bar high in build & design with their new $399 MH40 headphones. Featuring premium materials and a sound to match, users are given a choice of 5 different color variations. A New York company at heart, Master & Dynamic are slowly becoming internationally recognised for their stunning craftsmanship and drive to revolutionise the audiophile industry. Accessories such as the Boom Mic and headphone stand can be bought separately for $129 and $59 respectively; read the review to find out more.

Master & Dynamic have really set the bar high with their new $399 MH40 headphones. Featuring premium materials and a sound to match, users are given a choice of 5 different color variations.

Smit Patel — November 20, 2015 10:00 in Headphone Reviews

Vision Ears VE5 CIEM Earphones Review

Vision Ears VE5 CIEM Earphones Review

Vision Ears’ new release the VE5 has turned heads in the audiophile community with its unique and compelling sound signature said to fill a gap in their current portfolio. A mid-centric sound, endless customization possibilities and a high level of comfort, the VE5s are fitting of the Vision Ear brand image. They do not come for cheap however, as at $1,556 the VE5s are a significant investment which in my opinion certainly pay off. To find out more about this special release, please read the review.

Vision Ears’ new release the VE5 has turned heads in the audiophile community with its uniquely compelling sound. At $1,556 they do not come cheap though; read the review to find out more.

Smit Patel — October 30, 2015 20:00 in Headphone Reviews

RBH EP3 Noise Isolating Earphones Review

RBH EP3 Noise Isolating Earphones Review

RBH has introduced the mid-range EP3 Noise Isolating Earphones that showcase just how good affordable, portable audio can be. In an age where headphones can be purchased for a little as the price of a happy meal, or as much as the cost of a used car, RBH’s EP3 earphones clearly hit the sweet spot in value for high-performing headphones at a low price. At the introductory price of $99/pair (sale ends 10/20/15) these simply can't be beat. Check them out!

RBH has introduced the mid-range EP3 Noise Isolating Earphones that showcase just how good affordable, portable audio can be. RBH’s EP3 earphones clearly hit the sweet spot in value. Check them out!

— October 12, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

RBH EP3 In-Ear Monitor Headphones First Listen

RBH EP3 In-Ear Monitor Headphones First Listen

Are you looking for a pair of in-ear monitor headphones that don't just offer exceptional noise isolation but also sound great? RBH's new EP3 noise isolating earphones may be just the ticket you're looking for. Completely redesigned with a new driver and ceramic body, the EP3 has us very impressed. Read all about our first listen and what we thought. Also check out their special introductory price as this deal won't last long!

The RBH EP3 in-ear headphones feature an 8mm dynamic dome driver, a ceramic body, microphone and remote, a frequency range of 10Hz-20KHz, and 16db of noise isolation with Comply Foam Tips.

— September 28, 2015 09:00 in Headphone Reviews

HiFiMAN HE-400S Headphones Review

HiFiMAN HE-400S Headphones Review

At $299, the HiFiMAN HE-400S comes in at the most affordable price for a planar dynamic driver headphone of its nature in the marketplace. With hopes to entice budding audiophiles, HiFiMAN have managed to release a very solid performing model with a luscious midrange and evenly balanced low and high-end. At 22 Ohms and a relatively light 12 Oz weight, the model is set to be a versatile release to capture more of this growing market share. To find out more, please read the review.

The HiFiMAN HE-400S is the most affordable planar on the market at $299. With a 22 Ohm resistance and comfortable fit, the model is set to be a versatile release; read the review to find out more.

Smit Patel — September 25, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

RHA T20 In Ear Monitor Headphone Review

RHA T20 In Ear Monitor Headphone Review

With updated drivers, the RHA T20 in-ear monitor headphones have recently been launched as an upgrade to the previous T10 flagship. The T20 come in the same stunning build quality and form factor however it now adopts a DualCoil dynamic driver technology to really improve resolution, clarity and the overall sound. With a price that matches performance, the RHA T20 looks set to be a popular model.

The RHA T20 in-ear monitor headphones feature updated drivers and is an upgrade to the previous T10 earphones. With a price that matches performance, the RHA T20 looks set on being popular model.

Smit Patel — September 13, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Monitor In-Ear Headphones Review

Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Monitor In-Ear Headphones Review

The Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Monitor has been a proud product of Ultimate Ears now for several years and remains the choice amongst audiophiles as the reference Custom In-Ear Monitor. Combining an accurate representation of sound with a seemingly large soundstage, the Ultimate Ears is technically and sonically a force to be reckoned with. This 3 driver, 3 way headphone system combines accurate sound with a fairly large soundstage. At $999 however, the price remains a factor to be taken into account though CIEMs of its nature tend to fall around the same ballpark. To decide whether or not you would like to buy, read on.

This review takes a look at the Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Monitors, a 3 driver, 3 way headphone that combines accurate sound with a fairly large soundstage. Read the review to find out more.

Smit Patel — August 16, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews