Headphones reviews

  • The Hear and Now

    The Hear and Now - A review of the Audio-Technica ATH-M70x headphones


    If you’re serious about your production work, you probably should have at least one pair of premium headphones in your studio. They’re extremely helpful both when mixing and tracking, and the more accurate their reproduction, the more useful they’ll be. Audio-Technica announced several new reference headphone models at NAMM this year, among them t…

  • Good Sound - Good Value

    Good Sound - Good Value - A review of M-Audio’s M50 studio headphones


    Every recording musician needs headphones, and there’s no shortage of choices. It’s not hard to find a good pair if you’re spending $200 and above, but especially in the sub-$100 range, it’s more of a crapshoot. M-Audio recently released two models in that range, and we’ll focus our review on the more expensive of the two, the over-the-ear (circum…

  • The Professional Spirit

    The Professional Spirit - Focal Spirit Professional Review


    A little over a year ago, the French brand Focal, well-known for its range of speakers, introduced its first pair of headphones: Spirit One. Although portable and fairly nice, they weren't really apt for use in a home studio. Fortunately, Focal has come back with a model proudly sporting the "Professional" tag that promises to deliver a neutral so…

  • Sounds Like You Mean It

    Sounds Like You Mean It - Monster Beats Pro Review


    Thanks to its partnership with Dr Dre, Monster's Beats Pro have become a grand success. But are we really talking about a new reference product here or just a fad? That's the question...

  • The AKG Case

    The AKG Case - AKG K 702 Review


    Let's end this week with another famous name: AKG and their reference-class K 702. Our opinion about its little brother, the K 271, was pretty balanced: it has a very detailed high-end but a too weak low-frequency range. What about the K 702?

  • The Barry White of Headphones

    The Barry White of Headphones - Ultrasone Pro 2900 Mini-Review


    The Ultrasone Pro 550 didn't convince us when we compared headphones under $150. But the brand is famous for its high-class headphones. So what about the Pro 2900, the flagship in the Ultrasone product range?

  • 770 + 110 = 880

    770 + 110 = 880 - Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro Mini-Review


    Our Headphones Week continues with the Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro, the big brother of the DT-770. Having the DT-770 as a reference, we had high expectations for the DT-880... Verdict!

  • Bull's Eye?

    Bull's Eye? - Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000 Mini-Review


    Second headphones review: Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000. The ATH-M50 impressed us when reviewed headphones under $150... But what about this up-market product? Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000.

  • Really HD?

    Really HD? - Sennheiser HD650 Mini-Review


    It's Headphones Week at AudioFanzine and this Sennheiser HD650 review is the first one in a series of five reviews. Five different headphones will be reviewed by three of our editors, Los Teignos, Red Led and Will Zégal.

  • Double Isolation?

    Double Isolation? - Audio-Technica's ATH-ANC3: The Test


    For travelers who want to listen to their favorite music without bothering others or being bothered, using an ordinary pair of headphones doesn’t always give you total isolation. So then came along in-ear headphones (that go directly into the ear canal and therefore isolate the listener). Then, after that, noise-canceling headphones, featuring ele…