Hidizs S9 Pro Plus Martha Review
We start the working week with a review from Lynn of the latest balanced dongle DAC from Hidizs, the S9 Pro Plus 'Martha'.
Now published on Headfonics!
It's getting dark pretty early here, so I stuck some reflective bike helmet tape on my outdoor headphones. It shows up as glossy black during the day and glows silver/gold metallic when lit up with artificial light/headlights (I used the flash on my phone to show it).
Anyone tried the Sony XM4 or the Senheiser Momentum 4? looking at getting one of these while appreciate any firsthand feedback
#audio #headphones #Sony #senheiser
HIFIMAN Ananda Nano Review
A new generation Ananda from HIFIMAN at a much lower price than when the original was launched. Is this the best version of these open-back planar headphones yet? Louis finds out in our latest review!
Now published on Headfonics!
Hmm, anyone have experience with the Schitt Audio Modi + Magni stack? I picked one up cheap on FB marketplace because I was a fan of their Mani phono preamp but I’m kinda underwhelmed with it. Definitely doesn’t sound notably better than my audio interface (Clarett 2Pre) headphone amp - a bit more forward in the mids/high mids but with what sounds like reduced upper lows and a narrower stereo field. This sound familiar to anyone?
I got a pair of Soundcore Life Q30 today.
Because my old pair of crappy headphones was too crappy. Sometimes someone comes up for a Dharma talk and either I cannot hear them, or I have to really strain to make out what they are saying. It is even worse when the HVAC in my apartment is running.
For the Dharma talk lastTuesday, I put my headphones on, but the HVAC came on and messed things up.
I'm hoping the Soundcore headphones will help. I've paired them with my HDTV. I can already notice a nice bass boost compared to my earbuds. (That was to be expected. Earbuds are really not good at replicating bass.)
Con el avance de la tecnología Bluetooth, los auriculares inalámbricos comenzaron a ofrecer una calidad de sonido comparable a la de los modelos alámbricos.
I have some Jabra Elite 85h wireless noise-canceling #headphones which I bought a little over 4 years ago. They have not gotten heavy use (I only use them in the office and of course I wasn't in the office for over a year), but now they sometimes stop playing through one earpiece.
Is 4 years a typical life expectancy for such devices? Are Jabra headphones poor in this regard?
Los primeros auriculares surgieron a finales del siglo XIX y eran utilizados principalmente por operadores telefónicos.
#Earphones aside though, when it comes to #headphones, if you're like me and value comfort perhaps even more than you value the audio quality (not to say the audio's bad, they're honestly super good to my ears but ymmv) - for your regular pair of headphones for use with your desktop or laptop (you can use with mobile too with an adapter if needed), I highly, HIGHLY recommend the #HyperX #CloudII.
I was recently gifted a pair of #Bose #QC45 (hehe) which I have also been wanting purely for its comfort, but prior to that I have been using the Cloud II for I'd say ~5-6 years. I've tried many pairs of headphones around the same price range and even those that costs 2-3x more, but none compared to the Cloud II in terms of comfort. I actually once bought the #Sony #XM4 wireless headphones on sale, and I sold it back immediately after less than a week of using it bcos despite the 3x price increase (over Cloud II), that thing was awfully uncomfortable for long use and felt like a massive downgrade.
Now that I have the QC45, I'd say that it's definitely a massive upgrade in terms of comfort over the XM4, but the Cloud II is definitely just as comfortable if not more comfortable over the QC45. Sound-wise, as someone that has no idea how to describe aurally, I'd say that the Cloud II will definitely offer a good experience listening to music, watching a movie, or for gaming.
If you're looking to get one, I'd definitely recommend getting them in "Black" or "Gun Metal" for a more stealthy, work-friendly look compared to the "Red" ones lol. They even come with a nice USB "audio card" that's super nice and makes it easy for you to extend and hide the audio cable under your desk. It also has an okay microphone that I don't really use, but you could. When I got it years ago, they even gave a nice travel bag for the headset, though I'm not sure if they still include that.
EXACTLY. I literally cannot wear in-ear #earbuds, for comfort reasons and also to avoid fatigue and dizziness. It drives me insane how there aren't many of them, and not many of them are good. #Apple's regular #EarPods are comfortable (to my ears), but they don't last long despite how expensive they are. There are other cheap ones that are similar and work fine, but none that comes to mind that I'd recommend. Apple's #AirPods might be the only/best non in-ear buds there is rn, but if you use it too often, I cannot stomach having to dispose of the AirPods after a couple of years (after 1 year even) when its battery gets scuffed. This is probably true for any wireless earphones (maybe even headphones).
I have to say though, as someone who's anti in-ear earphones my whole life, #AirPodsPro has my approval. I don't know what magic they pulled (it's apparently partly has to do with the vents) but wearing them in your ears, + enable the bud's Transparency mode (which until today is still the ONLY good transparency/awareness mode to exist even compared to other expensive, much bigger #headphones like #Sony's XM line and #Bose's QC line), you will literally feel like you're not wearing anything - comfort-wise AND most importantly, hearing-wise. You will hear ur surroundings not 1db quieter, or louder, it's really that natural sounding.
Despite feeling like you're not wearing anything in your ears though, and it is THAT comfortable, it will still hurt the insides of ur ears if u wear it all day/night. But that could just be me, since I have earphones on even while sleeping. My only complaint I have of the AirPods Pro though other than the pain I sometimes get after extremely long use, is that I find it... pretty quiet. I'm not sure if it's true, but it certainly feels quieter even when compared to my regular AirPods Gen 1. The mic is pretty meh too if that matters, the mic on the regular wired EarPods is significantly better.
La evolución de los auriculares: De lo alámbrico a lo inalámbrico
Samsung's FE suffix has (typically) been applied to affordable mid-range phones -- but what happens when they make Galaxy Buds FE? Here's my full review (video and text, take your pick):
Should You Connect Your PC Headphones With USB or the Headphone Jack?
Damn… my in the ear Beats broke today. Guess I’m getting new #headphones for Christmas. Any recommendations? Looking for something in ear, high quality volume, with noise canceling and can stay in the ear easily. AirPods fall out when I exercise.
HIFIMAN Prelude Review
Our cyber weekend features continue with an in-depth review of HIFIMAN's latest high-end balanced headphone amplifier, the 10W-capable Class A Prelude.
Now published on Headfonics!
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»#Sonos plans a 2024 loaded with new products — including #headphones and a set-top box: The over-ear headphones are rumored to cost between $400 and $500.« https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/21/23971209/sonos-headphones-set-top-box-arc-2-leak?eicker.news #tech #media
Interesting $679 Headphones + DAC/AMP bundle! 🎧👀
Are there any bluetooth headsets with 'studio quality' mics so to speak?
I have a Audio-Technica BPHS1 set, I'd like a not-in-the-PC-room set of headphones for streaming that are as close to that as I can get without a crazy price
What are the top noise cancelling headphones? I reviewed the @Bose QuietComfort Ultra versus the @Sony WH-1000XM5 to see which reigns supreme! Find out the winner based on noise cancellation, audio, design and more. What do you think is the best headset for blocking sound?
Just time to sneak in one last review for the week (text and video, take your pick). The Belkin Soundform Bolt True Wireless headphones are quite inexpensive -- but are they good value?
Beyerdynamic MMX 200 Wireless Gaming Headset Review: Great Sound in a Barebones Package
:lobster: Dear Friends of #Sound of sorts,
My latest #podcast is basically white #noise and #chanting #modified so it is barely #recognizable. It is #really for me to #block out noise created by #living in #London with #planes and #helicopters, #building work, #aliens #abducting #residents … oh wait that is not available yet. :ablobsunglasses: Anyway if you put it on ye old #headphones and play on a #loop, everything will at least #sound #safe … :ablobcouple:
Wired: Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses Review: Fine Audio and Video, Privacy Issues https://www.wired.com/review/review-ray-ban-meta-smart-glasses/ #Tech #wired #TechNews #IT #Technology via @morganeogerbc #Gear/Products/Headphones #Gear/Products/Lifestyle #Gear/Products/Cameras #Gear/Products #smartspeakers #ProductReview #Gear/Reviews #Headphones #Wearables #cameras #Gear #gear
Wired: These Solid-State Drivers Bring the Future of Portable Sound to Your Headphones https://www.wired.com/story/xmems-headphone-drivers/ #Tech #wired #TechNews #IT #Technology via @morganeogerbc #Gear/Products/Headphones #Gear/Products/Speakers #Gear/Products #Headphones #Audiophile #Shopping #Speakers #Wired30 #Reviews #WIRED30 #review #Gear
I just had an interesting moment in a content creater re-evaluation.
Recently, I decided to find his longer videos and went for a YouTube channel. Now, the first long-ish video I watched from him is "How to get into Led Zeppelin" of 47 minutes.
"- Now, that's the stuff I like", I thought.
Put these cheapo two-euro #headphones through the washing machine by mistake and I think the sound quality has actually improved as a result.
Wired: Huawei Freebuds Pro 3 Review: Sophisticated Sound, Lackluster Noise Cancelling https://www.wired.com/review/review-huawei-freebuds-pro-3-true-wireless-in-ear-headphones/ #Tech #wired #TechNews #IT #Technology via @morganeogerbc #Gear/Products/Headphones #wirelessearbuds #Gear/Products #ProductReview #Gear/Reviews #Headphones #Huawei #audio #Gear #gear
What the heck is a RIBBON headphone? https://somegadgetguy.com/b/3pV
Sineaptic delivers one of the most unique listening experiences I've had all year. A SPACIOUS open sound, highly detailed, great bass rumble, WITH Bluetooth at a VERY wallet friendly price!
JBL Earbuds & Headphones Are 50% Off — Starting at $25
I recently received my pair of Heavys #headphones. While I don’t like them overall they made realize that I would like to have a good pair of over-ear headphones again.
I’m now looking for a replacement for my #Shure SHR940 which I absolutely love sound wise but are really uncomfortable and have really bad build quality.
Current contenders are Sennheiser HD600, Hifiman Sundara and Shure 840A.
Does someone have other recommendations or insights?
Found a pile of HDMI cables in a plastic bag in a store's "electronics recycling" cart, brought them home… and tonight discovered a working pair of #Sony MDR-W08 "vertical in-the-ear" sports #headphones in the bag!
Seems like I'm in luck, as the MDR-W08 have long been discontinued, and apparently they have a cult following. For a long time I've wanted gym #headsets that aren't some Li-ion/Li-Po battery-powered planned-obsolescence bullshit… I will have to take care of these 🧐️
Had a succession of Sennheiser headphones over the years. Get the feeling I should've gone for the Koss Porta pro's decades ago instead. #headphones
Can someone reccommend me #headphones ? I need:
- Big earphones (not small buds)
- Wireless bluetooth (Also considering wired with detachable wire, but wireless are preffered)
- Tolerable sound quality for music
- Not very costly and not very new models (later has problems with being bought in my region)
- Prefferably durable
Maybe I want too much, but happy to receive any reccomendation.
🆕 blog! “Review: Runner Diver2 Bone Conduction Swimming Headphones”
The good folk at Nank (Naenka) have sent me their latest waterproof Bluetooth headphones to review. Wear 'em while you're in the shower, swimming, jogging, or just on an endless sea of Zoom calls about quarterly budgets. Unboxing Bone Conducting??! Yup! Rather than s…
This promotion benefits all and is especially meant for listeners from countries for whom the regular 5£ release represents a different value than in the Uk.
If you download for free, great, that helps with viability If you can pay, that money is invested in new hard- and soft-ware for music creation. Thank you either way.
You know me - I'm a FOSS fanatic, and I don't compromise on my values. That's why I didn't think I'd ever do a video about a product I was given by the manufacturer, because - what could be relevant to FOSS and audio production?
Turns out there's something :)
EDIT: Reuploaded the video, replaced the link (it didn't go through as a"short")
This is an exclusive Mastadon promo for an album that tells a story: #headphones recommended!
Feel free to grab one of the codes below and if you could be so kind and reply to let others know which one you used?
In addition to what fits into the main bag I'm usually looking to carry:
- full size keyboard
- 1-3 books (usually tech, so think fairly sizeable, 300-500+ pp ea.)
- water bottle
- #headphones (over-ear)
🎧 Oh wow the HIFIMAN Ananda is on sale for $399 (down from $999) https://amzn.to/3Rx7dsW
I've got the HIFIMAN SUNDARA (2020 version) and paid about $350. Tempting upgrade for myself but even better if you've been eying your first wired open-back headphones in the $350-$400 range. https://daught.me/blog/my-venture-into-the-world-of-audiophile-headphones
Finally getting replacement cushions for my QC headphones and impressed with the reviews, price, and return policy of this site https://wickedcushions.com/products/bose-qc35-replacement-ear-pads?variant=39300476764239 #headphones
Marshall Motif II A.N.C.: Retro-In-Ear-Kopfhörer bieten LE Audio und längere Laufzeit https://www.computerbase.de/2023-09/marshall-motif-ii-a-n-c-retro-in-ear-kopfhoerer-bieten-le-audio-und-laengere-laufzeit/ #Marshall #Headphones
The Best Sleep #Headphones in 2023 😴🎧
Anker Soundcore Space One im Test: ANC-Kopfhörer für unter 100 Euro bietet Hi-Res-Audio https://www.computerbase.de/2023-08/anker-soundcore-space-one-anc-kopfhoerer-test/ #Anker #Soundcore #headphones #IFA2023
JBL Live 670NC & 770NC: Over- und On-Ear-Kopfhörer mit ANC und LE Audio https://www.computerbase.de/2023-08/jbl-live-670nc-und-770nc-over-und-on-ear-kopfhoerer-mit-anc-und-le-audio/ #IFA2023 #JBL #headphones
JBL Soundgear Sense: Erster Open-Ear-Kopfhörer bietet LE Audio https://www.computerbase.de/2023-08/jbl-soundgear-sense-erster-open-ear-kopfhoerer-bietet-le-audio/ #IFA2023 #JBL #headphones
Best Noise-Canceling #Headphones of 2023 :blobcatheadphones:
Beyerdynamic has a new Bluetooth neckband earbud! https://somegadgetguy.com/2023/08/29/beyerdynamic-blue-byrd-anc-review-bluetooth-earbuds-with-a-crazy-trick/
The Blue BYRD ANC sound great, get great battery life, and have a KILLER feature that true wireless buds can't match! Let's take a look!
And studio-grade at that as well :)
You can buy them fully assembled or build from a kit, or make everything yourself. From reviews they seem to be relatively very cheap compared to how good they sound.
They run off of a USB connection.
These are open-back over-ear. I wonder if there's designs for a closed-back version...
#OpenSource #FOSS #FOSSaudio #LibreAudio #OpenHardware #PloopyHeadphones #Headphones #MusicProduction #MusicEnjoyer
It could take like 3 months for your ears to adapt hearing coming both from vibration & sound, but afterwards you will not switch back!
If you would like a taste of what you'll get before you even plug in your #headphones, check out our #Shownotes here!
Dear Masto people, I need your help. I need a pair of wired headphones that would comfortably sit on my head and have this function to listen to the outer world, I don't remember its name: when you switch it on, built-in mics allow you to hear what's going on outside. Any ideas, does that exist not in Bluetooth form-factor? USB is OK, I need it for my PC. Thanks! #Help #Headphones #Gadgets
I’m looking for decent, small-ish, wired over-ear #headphones for video calls, workshops, podcasting etc. Any recommendations? What are you using? 🎧
My old Sennheiser PX-100 II, small, folding, over-ear #headphones broke today, and sadly they don't appear to be made anymore. Anyone have any suggestions for alternatives, wired, or otherwise? I can't stand ear buds, and I liked having a compact set that could easily fold into a pocket and are light that I can use for running.
Headphone connoisseurs! I'm looking for some recommendations.
Looking for something that fits some/most of these criteria.
- Super comfortable (I'm talking, wear it all working day comfort), Light? Breathable?
- Good at blocking outside noise / people, I'm in a home office, shared with loud family at times 😅
- Removable / washable padding would be neat, I'm in 30°C+ temp...
I'll prioritise comfort over amazing expensive sound quality.
Status Audio Between 3ANC True Wireless Earbuds: With A Trick AirPods Can't Copy...
Slowly getting back up to speed reviewing earbuds after some BAD ear infections. SUCH a nice treat getting to play with something a little different!
I need help with choosing #Headphones. I want them to work across the spectrum from phone calls on my iphone to gaming on my macbook to streaming on my LG TV. I would like them to have decent sound quality and excellent connectivity reliability. Switching between devices on the fly is important. Lastly, they have to be comfortable enough to wear for a few hours at a time. Sound quality is important but not the top priority. Comfort and clarity are top.
Thank you for any feedback.
Fairbuds XL review: the excellent noise-cancelling headphones you can fix yourself
This #ethical and #repairable design proves #Bluetooth #headphones can be more #sustainablehttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/may/11/fairbuds-xl-review-noise-cancelling-headphones-fix-yourself-bluetooth
#rightToRepair #sustainability #diy
Hello World, allow be to reintroduce myself.
I am the admin of Weird.Autos :wa:
By day I do quantitative research about and in service to people with disabilities.
By night I run a small statistical programming tutoring company
I drive an ND #miata :nd: but also love enjoying #walkable cities and taking #transit
I am an #audiophile that loves traditional #hifi & #headphones
I can't stop adopting homeless cats and problematic used european station wagons.
Dug my over-ear cans 🎧 (a pair of Oppo OM-3 closed-back headphones) out of my desk for the first time in… I don’t even know how long, and I really need to keep these close at hand. Just a real joy to listen with, and simpler, cleaner, and more balanced/flat response than the AirPods Pro that are now my daily drivers.
I feel like it's really hard to find ear muff headphones.
Basically ear muffs (like for shooting or industrial work) with headphone speakers in them.
Everything I find is either ear muffs, or noise cancelling headphones, but not the specific combo of both.
I've seen a few bluetooth enabled ear muffs but I'm skeptical of them.
If you want good headphones, buy the Sony XM4 (!), not the XM5. I wanted to upgrade and I really wanted to like the XM5 because the design is neat. But they're not worth it. After 20 days of trying to love it I have to admit they are heavily overpriced and don't provide any benefit as opposed to the XM4 other than design.
OK #headphones nerds, I'm being driven mad by noise in & around my home office
I've got some Anker Q20s which are amazing, but don't fit *over* my ears which means that they're not comfortable to wear for extended periods.
My old wired Sennheisers seem to have given up the ghost in terms of noise cancellation.
TBH I don't really care how much a good pair of headphones costs because they're for work. Lemme know what the best ones are in terms of comfort for *work* (not music!)
say what you will about #Apple, but they make nice stuff.
I bought a pair of Air Pods Pro over the holidays to use with my iPhone, iPad and MacBook. I’d resisted these for years because I’m a wired #headphones guy. I have a pair of Mifo O7s that are Pretty Good at being Bluetooth headphones, but they won’t pair with multiple devices so are inconvenient.
Airpods and their ability to seamlessly switch devices are magical.
Sound quality is decent, substantial. Noise cancelling works well.
PSA: Do not ever test reconnecting your amp to your #headphones by putting them on without checking the volume first.
It was 1 second but so insanely loud that it made me dizzy and my ears still feel weird. Really hoping I didn’t cause any permanent damage. I’m sure this is an electronics thing, but why can headphones even go so loud?