Brent said: I think the EAH-AZ70Ws are the best true wireless earphones I’ve tested to date.
The gist: True wireless takes another step forward.
Brent said: I absolutely love the modular concept of the TMA-2 HD Wireless headphones -- it’s well thought-out, gives the listener lots of options, and solves the largely ignored problem that headphones get broken often.
The gist: You can listen to these for hours on end.
Brent said: I found them just really pleasant to use overall, especially with the rounded pads, which gave them a more relaxed sound that dudes in late middle age, like me, tend to prefer.
The gist: Earpad options can alter the sound to your liking.
Brent said: The FS-HR280s’ bass and treble are well-balanced, which lets them sound very good with some pieces of music, but as my listening notes and measurements reveal, their frequency response is idiosyncratic.
The gist: Not going to be everyone’s cup of tea.
Brent said: The DT 770 Studio headphones are a superb choice for casual listening, focused listening, and professional production.
The gist: Comfortable and neutral.
Brent said: I think if most people did a quick comparison between the two headphones, they might describe the T1s’ balance as “mellower” than the T5s’.
The gist: Brent likes these but loves the T5s.
Brent said: Overall, the T5s were my favorite of all these headphones, mainly because they sounded the most balanced.
The gist: Against all comers, the Beyerdynamics won the day.
Brent said: I’m always looking for the perfect headphones -- ones that are comfortable enough that you never feel the urge to take them off, with a natural tonal balance that never calls attention to itself and reproduces every recording faithfully. The Æon Flow 2 Closed headphones, fitted with the perfed pads, do that for me -- and they’re compact and portable enough to take anywhere.
The gist: Get the perforated earpads to hear what these can really do.