Saturday, June 24, 2017
High End 2017
in Munich
Brand New
Video Series
NAD C 368
DAC-Integrated
New Integrated
Anthem STR
Vandersteen
Model Seven Mk.II
Ayre Acoustics
QX-5 DAC
Paradigm's Flagship
Persona 9H
Newsflash:
Merging NADAC ST-2 on SoundStage! Ultra ... Read the review
Onkyo's A-9010 on SoundStage! Access ... Read the review

Sponsors

Price: $199.99

Website: www.usa.1more.com

Brent said: I can’t think of earphones I like better for $200 -- or even for $300.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Great sound and nine sets of eartips!

Price: $39.99

Website: www.alteclansing.com

Rad said: Altec apparently cut costs in the wrong places: in the electronics and drivers. If you’re going to listen only to spoken word or old-time radio, these headphones will do; but if you want even semi-serious sound quality, be willing to spend a few bucks more.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Don’t bother with these.

Price: $399 with Cipher and analog cables, $349 with analog cable only

Website: www.audeze.com

Brent said: If you want top-notch, audiophile-grade sound you can enjoy at home and easily take along to your office, cubicle, or hotel room, I can’t think of a more practical and cost-effective way to get it. This is $4000 worth of sound for $400.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Unique design delivers stunning sound quality.

Price: $699.99

Website: www.audiofly.com

Brent said: Their combination of wear-’em-all-day comfort and superbly balanced sound makes the AF1120s one of the most appealing sets of earphones I’ve reviewed.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: A marked improvement over the company’s AF140 earphones.

Price: $699

Website: www.bluemic.com

Brent said: In my experience, the Blue Ellas were unique in their ability to present all elements of a stereo mix cleanly and clearly, without resorting to unnatural-sounding emphasis of any part of the audioband. It’s hard for me to imagine who wouldn’t like their sound.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: These look and sound different than most.

Price: $899.99

Website: www.bowers-wilkins.com

S. Andrea said: Bowers & Wilkins’ latest headphone model isn’t just the company’s own best to date; it deserves to be compared against other truly high-end headphones from the best manufacturers, even models priced much higher.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Headphone sound to go with your 800-series speakers.

Price: $199

Website: www.brainwavzaudio.com

Brent said: They’re super-comfortable, easy to live with, and their few departures from neutrality are subtle enough that I’d consider them characteristics rather than flaws.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: The deviations from neutrality make for a pleasing sound.

Price: $99.99

Website: www.koss.com

Rad said: These are good all-purpose headphones, especially considering their price of $99.99. 

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Good, but the Koss BT539ik’s are worth the extra $100 expenditure.

Price: $49.99

Website: www.koss.com

Rad said: Once I got started listening to Koss’s UR42i headphones, I found it hard to stop. You can find better headphones if you want to spend $200 or more, but for $49.99, I can’t think of anything that touches these.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Here’s that pair of $50 headphones you’ve been looking for.

This site is the main portal for
SoundStage!

All contents available on this website are copyrighted by SoundStage!® and Schneider Publishing Inc., unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

This site was designed by Rocket Theme, Karen Fanas, and The SoundStage! Network.
To contact us, please e-mail info@soundstagenetwork.com

SoundStageNetwork.com | SoundStage.com