A pleasant if not strictly neutral listening experience. Beautifully built and generously accessorised out of the box. if you seek exquisite build quality, a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience, and maximum value for money, you’ll find all three here.
The Edifier WH950s offer you a lot for your money. They’re ideal for a busy digital lifestyle where conveniences like the excellent active noise cancellation implementation come into their own. While they’re not the last word in sonic fidelity, they do offer everything you might expect from a high-end pair of Bluetooth headphones.
similar to the Robin, as one would expect given their obvious similarity. I prefer the style, and they’re as impeccable in build and finish as any other Sivga headphone I’ve tried. Unlike plastic-laden rivals for similar money, they should last a lifetime if you look after them.
Cutting-edge Bluetooth headphones for the wifi generation, packing some of the best tech currently available, supporting the latest wireless codecs, offering outstanding comfort, portability and battery life, and with some of the best planar-magnetic headphone drivers on the market. They may not be pure STAX, but they’re worthy of the STAX name through and through.
Engaging, fun and emotive, with bags of detail and a pleasant sonic palette that is easy to listen to for hour upon hour.
A supremely comfortable pair of headphones with wonderful build quality and evident craftsmanship throughout.
Edifier’s NeoBuds Pro are the world’s first high-res certified earbuds and are a well-rounded ‘anything goes’ listen. They pack plenty of useful features, excellent active noise cancellation, a well-designed app, and the sonics needed to reproduce high-resolution audio.
a highly detailed and revealing performance perfect for digital mixing and analytical listening alike.
Tiny earphones perfectly acceptable and even enjoyable with most mainstream music, ideal for music on the go.
Another gem from Edifier. They’re more comfortable than the H850 and for sheer enjoyment are a better listen, though those looking for more accurate monitoring will want the H850.
These are some of the best headphones I’ve heard regardless of price or brand status. They simply must be heard because until you wear a pair on your own head you don’t know what you’re missing.
They are a steal at their current price and earn a thoroughly deserved recommendation.
We recently gave the PhonoBox DS2 USB a wholehearted and thoroughly deserved recommendation, giving the HeadBox DS2 B a lot to live up to.
Arcam’s rHead is a true linear class A headphone amplifier with an impressive specification, boasting a hefty power output able to drive the most demanding headphones with ease and incorporating some of the clever technology found inside the flagship A49 integrated amplifier.
Stylish headphones offering decent sound quality.
This top-class DAC and headphone amplifier brings your computer music to life.
Well-made and well-specified, but let down by their sound.
Large, comfortable headphones offering decent sound quality.
A compact and powerful amp, though not for sensitive headphone users
Perhaps a little too revealing for hi-fi use – but take them to the studio, and the Yamaha HPH-MT220s are a sound engineer’s dream.