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Head-Fi Meet up 2012 in Cambridge

It seems that headphone fans are being spoiled this September, not only is there a Headphone area for the first time at this years National Audio Show but also a Head-fi meet up in Cambridge! Head-Fi is widely seen as the best forum to discuss everything headphone and earphone related. The American contingent have been holding large meet ups, forum members try out each others equipment and discover what all the fuss is about without spending thousands on an item they have no way to demo. Although there have been a few small events in the UK it looks like...

PSB release luxury noise-cancelling headphone – PSB M4U 2

PSB has launched its first pair of headphones, the noise-cancelling PSB M4U 2 over-ear cans. Better known for their speaker designs, the Canadian manufacturer says the headphones result from a "multi-year research program" at the Acoustics Laboratory at Canada's National Research Council. The headphones are sturdy with a solid feel but don't feel any heavier than the avrage passive headphone. Comfort is great, well chosen pads isolate properly and PSB have not let the slick design get in the way of functionality anywhere else either. Nice touches a foldable frame for portability and the cord's ability to plug into either...

ClarityOne – The future of Earphones?

ClarityOne™ Earphones will be the first product from PureSound Technologies Inc, a forward thinking collective of audio experts and self proclaimed audiophiles, committed to pushing back the boundaries of sound reproduction. This is the most exciting new earphone for a very long time!

Children and safe use of Headphones – dB Logic Headphones

Compared to giant PA stacks at festivals and floor standing HiFi Speakers, headphones and earphones look small and harmless. But what matters is how much the sound makes your eardrums vibrate. In fact, most earphones can produce a louder sound at the eardrum than all but the largest and most powerful studio monitoring loudspeakers, and can easily give noise exposures well above the accepted safety limits. Earphones don’t sound as loud as loudspeakers even when the sound level at the eardrum is the same. This may happen because the brain isn’t fooled into thinking the sound is “outside” - it...

GermanMAESTRO Handmade HiFi and ProAudio Headphones

GermanMAESTRO are loudspeaker and headphone experts with years of experience in their previous company MB Quart. They now have their own HiFi and Pro audio brand founded by members of the management and leading employees of the recent German MB Quart enterprise. Hand built in Germany and supplied with a 3 year warranty, the German Maestro headphone range is designed to be suitable for studio and home listening. After the ultra successful MB Quart speaker Brand was purchased (and it's operations moved to the USA) it was decided that the team responsible for the designs should carry on creating beautifully...

SoundMAGIC – New Headphones and Earphones for 2011

SoundMAGIC is a brand that has charmed many headphone users in the last couple of years. Their great sounding and good looking inexpensive earphones, like the SoundMAGIC PL11, have had reviewers compare them to products several times their price. It seems they have definitely not been resting on their laurels, in fact success has spurred them on to greater invention. After the release of their tiny mini amp, the SoundMAGIC A10 earlier this year, there are now three new earphones and surprisingly for the first time an On-Ear Headphone! Meet the New SoundMAGIC Earphones The new range updates some existing...

Just Audio AHA-120 Portable Class A Headphone amp

Just Audio specialise in creating smaller scale audio products that enable an uncoloured, natural and precise listening experience. Their initial product offerings consist of a compact battery powered class A headphone amplifier and a smaller pocket sized class AB headphone amplifier. There is also a range of Studio quality interconnects to suit different configurations.

STAX Earspeakers: Electrostatic Headphones for 2011

STAX Earspeakers return with a new range of their world famous STAX Electrostatic headphones for 2011 Founded in 1938, originally manufacturing high frequency condenser microphones and later Record Player cartridges, in 1960 STAX launched the Electrostatic Earspeaker with the STAX SR-1 and has been building amazing headphones ever since. Electrostatic Technology Electrostatic drivers consist of a very thin electrically charged diaphragm, typically stretched and coated polyethylene terephthalate (a unique STAX polymer formula) is used for its high tensile strength to create the membrane. This is suspended between two perforated metal plates (the electrodes), when an electrical sound signal is applied...

Edition 10 Ultrasone Open Back is coming soon!

Ultrasone Germany announces the release of the Edition 10, their first open back special edition headphone and it is their most luxurious to date. The Edition 10 feature Zebrano wood ear cup inlays, Ethiopian Sheepskin ear pads, Titanium Plated Drivers, Kevlar coated cabling and are limited to a run of 2010 individually numbered units. The ear cups are a beautifully designed combination of form and function, this low resonance lightweight design is finished in galvanic Ruthenium plating and Zebrano coated with four layers of clear lacquer for protection. The inner cup and headband pad is adorned with reddish brown Ethiopian...

New Klipsch Earphones – Klipsch S3, S5i Rugged Sports and Image One – a sneak preview

Klipsch have for a long time been developing high quality in-ear earphones for the consumer market and iPod generation. For those not familiar with this exciting company, Klipsch were founded shortly after World War II by American Paul W Klipsch, with the view to becoming the market leader in all things HiFi related. Their range of in-ears are widely regarded as some of the best available and the new Klipsch models look set to bolster this reputation. Causing a stir at HiFi Headphones HQ this month are the new offerings from Klipsch, including a very intriguing new addition… Klipsch Image...

ULTRASONE Headphones – German Audio ingenuity for the UK

ULTRASONE headphones have been available in the UK for a while finding favour with Audio professionals and Audiophiles alike. 2010 sees new vigour in their desire to become one of the big boys of the buoyant UK headphone market. ULTRASONE began in 1991, seeking to brand itself as an innovative company, their research and invention has seen them apply for several interesting patents. ULTRASONE are located in Tutzing, close to the Alps in South Germany, and are sold in more than 50 countries Worldwide. Production is separated at locations in Germany, the USA, Austria and Taiwan. Headphones that protect you...

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