Monthly Archive: April 2015

Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones

Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones Review

Introduction

Sennheiser is a name synonymous with quality high-fidelity products, and none more so than headphones. Yet, when it released the closed, supra-aural HD 202 II for a price below the £20/$30 mark, and claimed it’s aimed at Djs, some eyebrows started rising with a palpable sense of disbelief. Here we are to shed some light into the matter, and hopefully reassure you that Sennheiser has not trodden the dreaded path of mediocrity that some other headphone manufacturers seem to know so well.
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Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones Review

Studio Monitoring With Style

Audio Technica is a Japanese audio equipment manufacturer known for releasing high quality, durable and affordable headphones, as well as other audio related devices and accessories. It first achieved international recognition after releasing the M series studio monitors, and since then, Audio Technica has managed to surpass everyone’s expectations by managing to constantly improve their products, and eventually launching the much anticipated Mx series studio monitors.

The ATH M30x studio monitors are one of the best additions to the Mx series; very popular mid-range headphones with incredible performance stats, crisp sound capabilities and a very attractive price tag, or at least, that’s what Audio Technica would have us believe.
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Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset

Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset Review

Logitech G230 – Gaming With Style

Logitech is a Swiss global provider of personal computer and tablet accessories with over 30 years of experience. It’s a household name, and hardly anybody could deny owning at least one product brandishing their logo. Their products are known for their durability, excellent build quality, and innovative designs, and the G230 is no exception.

The mainstay of these headphones is their suitability for gaming. With a lightweight design, sturdy frame, and crisp sound quality, the Logitech G230 gaming headsets offer a unique and immersive gaming experience; or at least, so Logitech claims. Extremely comfortable, with 90-degree swivelling ear cups, the G230 headphones are claimed to be perfect for gaming “addicts” and weekend gamers alike.
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Symphonized Wraith Premium Genuine Wood Headphones

Symphonized Wraith Premium Genuine Wood Headphones Review

Introduction

Despite the ghostly name, Symphonized Wraith headphones are very much alive and well. Their manufacturer has been using the Amazon platform to sell these headphones since 2013, and by the looks of things, having the endorsement of the largest online retailer West of the Atlantic earned the brand some global recognition.

Symphonized isn’t necessarily what we would call a household name in Europe, and that may very well be because the headphones are not manufactured locally. Still, this is a company that claims its product to be perfect for Apple devices, as well as most MP3s and smartphones. It also claims it strives for ‘200% customer satisfaction’. But most importantly, it claims that once you try wood, you never go back to plastic. Those are some serious claims, ones that we might not be able to address fully in this review, but we’ll definitely give it our best.
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Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 250 ohms

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, 250 ohms Review

Introduction

Inspired by Beyerdynamics’ classic ‘80s models, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO is a polished, practical, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin kind of headset dedicated to loyal fans. With Tesla technology, these ‘diffuse-field equalized headphones follow in the footsteps of the DT 990 and 770 developed in 1985 for audiophiles and sound engineers alike. This German company was founded long before Sennheiser developed their first headphones, but these two have been going toe-to-toe to conquer the global market ever since.

Beyerdynamic envisioned the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 250 Ohm headphones as a premium studio mixing headset accessible to those who don’t have an urge to splash out, but still want their headphones to be all they can be, in any professional music environment. While the DT990 were fully opened back, perfect for critical listening, and the DT 880 PRO were ideal for reference monitoring and mastering, the DT 770 was aimed specifically to those who are interested in studio and stage performance monitoring. Whether or not the 250 Ohm fits the bill is something we aim to touch on in our review below.
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Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M70x Headphones Review

Introduction

Japanese company Audio-Technica is a very popular headphone, microphone and other audio equipment manufacturer that swept everyone off their feet when they released the highly affordable ATH-M50x monitor headphones. The M50x headphones excelled in every aspect with incredible performance, great build quality, durability, and an affordable price tag.

Relying on such a popular following, Audio-Technica recently released the highly anticipated ATH-M70x monitor headphones. With a better frequency response, improved build quality and design, as well as a clean, matte professional finish, the ATH-M70x manages to live up to all the hype while still taking after its predecessor, the M50x, in many aspects.

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