Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Review

Sound engineers and producers rely on listening devices with incorruptible and detailed reproduction. In the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO review here, we take a close look at these headphones in and we will see whether they meet the high demands placed on a device from professionals. The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO are an open design headphones that were developed for the control and monitoring of mixes in recording studios. The earpads that completely surround your ears are also padded and covered with velour. You can pull out the headband joints to adjust the headphones to your head size. The cable

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KEF R300 Review

KEF R300 Test The British company KEF, like its biggest competitors, has always had excellent products in the middle segment. Due to the great prices, more attention has always been paid to the C and Q series, but the R series actually offers top quality for not so much money. Today we do KEF R300 review. The R Series consists of as many as ten models. The last member of this family is the R50 model which is used in Dolby Atmos systems. There are three more stand-alone models on offer, the R900, R700 and R500, two compact models, the

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Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 Review

Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 is a just-launched device from the Yamaha MusicCast series that has a turntable needle at one end and a wireless speaker or Amazon Alexa assistant at the other. Software and hardware integration did not bypass the turntables, those wonderful creatures that have been more than just a box with a motor, tonearm, and cartridge for some time now. However, the variety of integrations and the functions it enables impose that we invent a new name for each type and subtype of the device in order to know exactly what it does. Sometimes it happens that the

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JBL Tune 120TWS Review

While lacking popular attributes such as water resistance or adaptability to sports activities, the JBL Tune 120TWS wireless in-ear headphones bring support for advanced technologies such as voice assistants and on-the-go charging from the included box. Like other rivals in the True Wireless earbuds category, the Tune 120TWS are equipped with a resonator that is inserted into the ear canal, while the outer part of the earbud is slightly larger. It houses a speaker unit with a diameter of 5.8 millimeters with the corresponding amplification, as well as the rest of the electronics, in the form of a Bluetooth adapter

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Denon AH-GC30 Review

Denon is one of the most present manufacturers in the world of audio equipment and is one of the few that still produces all categories of audio products. From professional turntables, mixers to audiophile amplifiers, and network music players. This very wide offer also includes a whole range of headphones. Today we will present you Denon AH-GC30 in our review article. A few months ago, we had the opportunity to test classic high-end over-ear headphones that left a very good impression. For this article, we are testing the slightly cheaper AH-GC30 headphones (~ $ 400) made with many built-in modern

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iFi Micro iPhono3 Black Label – Compact Phono Section

iFi Micro iPhono3 Black Label – Can It Get Even Better? IFi Audio has introduced a new turntable preamp iPhono3 Black Label, which is said to be the best vinyl section the British manufacturer has made so far. The device has been developed for several years and uses certain solutions taken from the prestigious preamplifier PH-77 of the sister company AMR, and provides a high degree of usability in a compact housing. The device is designed in the image of other models of the micro and nano series, but with a significantly longer length of the metal housing. The signal

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Edifier R1700BT Review

Edifier R1700BT – 2.0 Bluetooth Speakers for PC and Smartphone in the Test Today we brought another 2.0 system to the test. 2.0 means that they are stereo speakers without an additional subwoofer. Naturally, this results in less bass power, but easier handling and – for most people an important point: less space. While the satellites are usually smaller in a 2.1 system, the problem is often that you do not know where to put the oversized subwoofer, which often somehow bothers on the floor. We also prefer the 2.0 systems for music. Edifier has now made a name for

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Pioneer PLX-500 Review

After the triumphal march of the PLX-1000, Pioneer sends the likewise directly driven PLX-500 into the race for space next to the mixer. In terms of its specifications, it lags a bit behind the top model, but it also leaned slightly on the case dimensions and pitch range, but a 44.1 kHz USB sound card slumbers in its chassis. An interface to the computer, in order to digitize vinyl and put it on with DVS-supporting programs without an additional audio interface. This sometimes takes a lot of weight when making a purchase decision and the professional demeanor improves. Can the

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Best Record Player With Speakers For 2020

Record Player With Speakers: A Simple Compact Solution For many vinyl fans who rediscover or rediscover the turntable, it’s just a matter of putting on one of the old records, leaning back and enjoying the moment and the music. Turntables with speakers, or more correctly, with integrated speakers are a popular option. Another advantage of the turntable with the speakers is that you can start simply: put on a record and enjoy it. With ordinary turntables, the way of listening to can be longer because you need some time to connect record player with amplifier and speakers. For example, if

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The Best Phono Preamps 2020 For Every Budget

Phono Preamplifiers In The Test: Tips And The Best Devices At A Glance Do you have an equalizer amplifier? If so, you will quickly notice that your new turntable, if you connect it to your amplifier, will produce nothing but a quiet hum. Why? Because turntable cartridges work with an extremely low output voltage and this must be amplified accordingly. If your amplifier does not have an input labeled with: Phono MM MC then there is a good chance that you will have to buy a phono preamplifier. This problem often occurs because the manufacturers of amplifiers didn’t count on

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KEF LSX Review

KEF LSX – wireless, active speakers designed for users looking for good sound and a wide range of wireless playback capabilities in a small physical format. These are KEF’s other wireless speakers, which look and act much like the scaled-down version of the LS50 Wireless, a review you read on this site a few months ago. The LS50 Wireless are extremely powerful and undeniably outstanding speakers, but with one annoying disadvantage: the price is high. Although we wouldn’t dare call LSX cheap speakers, because it costs about $ 1250, it’s exactly half the money and closer to something that anyone

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Grado Prestige Gold3 Review

The Grado Prestige Gold3 is a superbly balanced cartridge, sounds calm and controlled, but also very well monitors the rhythmic and dynamic changes in the music, without the unnecessary treble to achieve an open sound. Founded in 1953, Grado Labs is one of the oldest manufacturers of turntables yet active (Shure officially retired last year), and by far the most charismatic manufacturer in its history, with unique access to MM (Moving Magnet) technology (Grado Flux-Bridge) and the persistence of staying out of the fancy currents on the market, including MC cartridges, which, paradoxically, was first patented and produced by Joseph

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Klipsch R-15PM Review

Klipsch R-15PM powered monitor speakers with USB-DAC and Bluetooth – rich sound for $ 300? Klipsch now wants to stay in the business by offering an attractive product – active, compact multifunctional loudspeakers and is launching the R-15PM active monitors at a price of $ 300. Equipped with Bluetooth interface, optical digital input, USB-DAC for use as an external sound card with PC and Mac, cinch input (can even be used as a phono input via switch), 3.5 mm audio socket and pre-out for connection an active subwoofer, hardly leaves any wish unfulfilled. Unfortunately, Klipsch does not specify which bit

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iFi Audio Zen DAC Review

A powerful desktop DAC with a headphone amplifier is always a pleasure to see in our test lab such as this iFi Audio ZEN DAC in the review. Even when it comes with a reasonable price like this iFi Audio Zen DAC. Compact, desktop DAC with a built-in headphone amplifier is very popular today. We decide on it after purchasing a higher quality pair of headphones, aware that integrated sound cards are probably not able to get the best out of them, and motivated by the fact that such DACs pull all of the electronics in charge of sound processing

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What Is TWS Technology?

Wireless headphones are steadily flooding the market, and the most popular are the True Wireless Stereo models, where the headphones communicate wirelessly with the audio source as well as with each other. I recently spoke with the European marketing director of a company that makes great wireless headphones. I would be happy to state what it was about, but the man asked me to leave him unnamed if I had to quote him. His company specializes in wireless in-ear headphones – these are the ones that should be pushed into the ear canal. I enthusiastically conveyed to him the impressions

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Pro-Ject X1 Review

From the first P1 to the latest X1, Pro-Ject has been constantly improving its turntables, learning from the rich experience with its customers. In 1991, Pro-Ject showed the world its first P1 turntable. The “low-budget and high-end turntable”, as described, tended to provide a rounded solution for listening to records at a time when the CD had already taken the upper hand over vinyl. It was a fully reduced, manual device equipped with a Sumiko Oyster speaker, with manual gear shifting and English instruction with rather linguistic errors. This turntable has been designated by Pro-Ject from the beginning as an

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Sennheiser Momentum 2 Review

Encouraged by the great success of the Momentum headphones, Sennheiser began designing the second generation, and for our review, we selected the largest model on offer – the Momentum II over-ear. The new Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless lets you experience crystal clear MOMENTUM sound without being attached to a cable. These high-resolution headphones set the benchmark for performance, style, and comfort in the wireless headphone category. Bluetooth technology is integrated with engineering expertise to ensure the MOMENTUM signature sound remains intact. Near Field Communication (NFC) is provided for effortless “at a touch” Bluetooth pairing with any NFC enabled device. Further enhancing

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AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt Review

The popular DragonFly from AudioQuest in the latest version retains the title of one of the most compact, if not the most compact, portable D/A converter and headphone amplifier. Although mobile music is more popular than ever due to the advancement of mobile phones, true quality audio is not often encountered in this category. Namely, in addition to higher quality and more expensive headphones, this requires the presence of an additional headphone amplifier and DAC. There are certainly choices, but mostly cigarette-pack devices, which in size and mass, are often a burden while on the move. Therefore, experts at the

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Bose S1 Pro Review

A lot of times we need a good portable speaker. Whether it be a private party, a street gig, voice announcements in the schoolyard, or a brief performance at a pub. Existing solutions are good, but then something is always wrong. There is no power outlet nearby, the speaker is too quiet, the speaker is too big, the sound is undifferentiated … The Bose S1 Pro offers us a multifunction box that should do just this – a speaker for everyone. The Bose S1 Pro is a compact 2-way PA active speaker with a 6-inch (15 cm) bass speaker and

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Technics SL-1500C Review

Technics SL-1500C Review – This turntable offers a great sound. Rhythmic, lively and open, with a handful of details. A great choice for the ~ $1400 price. About five years ago, Panasonic, determined to reinvigorate its Technics brand, finally found a recipe for how to achieve it, combining innovation and long-standing neglected knowledge from classic hi-fi into new devices, which is offered to its old audience as well as to new ones, which Technics knew by word of mouth and seeing their legendary DJ turntable in clubs, where it simply refused to stop spinning. And it mostly revolved around variations

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JBL Flip 5 Review

JBL Flip 5 Review – is it better than its predecessor? The popular JBL speaker, Flip, has its fifth incarnation. The novelty generates more power, has an updated interface and refreshed design. How has the sound of Flip changed and is the speaker worth the money? First Impressions & Connectivity Flip 5 was first shown at the January CES trade show, but for its appearance in stores, we had to wait more than half a year. While it may look amazing in terms of concept and dimensions, the new model manages to deliver even better sound, while retaining a distinctive

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Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT Review

If you are looking for high-quality headphones that can be used in the home via cable but also on the go via a Bluetooth connection and affordable enough, Sennheiser offers a solution with its new Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT. The new HD Series models were unveiled at the CES Show in January 2019. In addition to the corded headphones (HD 4.20S and HD 4.30), as well as the HD 4.50 BTNC flagship with an active noise reduction system, the HD 4.40 BT headphones were also introduced which provide cable or Bluetooth connection. The Construction of Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT The

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Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Review

Distinctive design, plenty of power and ease of use are the most significant features of the new Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 speaker, which does not allow wi-fi connectivity but is available at a far more affordable price. Like the other models in the series, the Onyx Studio 4 features a distinctive design, with a case that is mounted on the legs and slightly angled backward. The shape of the case is most accurately described as a combination of two convex surfaces, with a protruding front and back, so the device looks very attractive and futuristic from every angle. The

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Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Review

We tested Sennheiser HD 4.50BTNC wireless headphones, which are a great smartphone companion – both on the road and at home. The expansion of Sennheiser’s HD 4 series of headphones introduced last year with new models HD 4.40BT and HD 4.50BTNC met with great recognition of the market. This manufacturer’s strategy could have been foreseen because, firstly, Sennheiser introduced models from other series, with Momentum at the forefront, in a similar way, and secondly wireless headphones are the most popular in this price range. In the case of Sennheiser, the fact of carefully refining new constructions does not raise the

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HiFiMan HE4XX Review

If you’ve always wondered how you can step into the world of high-end audio at the lowest cost, HiFiMan offers the answer in the form of the excellent HE4XX headphones. If you are heading towards buying these headphones maybe you first want to read our HiFiMan HE4XX review. HiFiMan 4XX are planar-magnetic, open-ended headphones based on its HE-400i HiFiMan, but it does bring a few modifications to its build quality and acoustic performance, making it an overall better, yet significantly cheaper. This is one of the cheapest entrances to the world of planar-magnetic headphones, but also high-quality sound. The HiFiMan

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Denon AH-D7200 Review

Denon’s latest premium headphones are once again attracting fans of this underrated part of the audio system with its great sound and aesthetics. Read our Denon AH-D7200 Review below. Denon began its tradition in audio production in 1910, and to this day has produced a huge number of all-purpose components, but 50 years ago they started designing and manufacturing headphones. The tested model is so anniversary, but with its solutions and sound and a clear reminiscence of the days when Denon incorporated drivers from the famous manufacturer Fostex in his models. During this period, they produced several legendary models that

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Denon AH-D5200 Review

Denon is a well-known and very popular consumer electronics manufacturer among the good audio lovers in both the professional and home audio and video worlds. Perhaps a little less well known to the public is that the company also offers a line of Hi-Fi headphones, so this time around, we’ve taken their new model, the AH-D5200, to the test. In its offer, Denon has a total of six models of similarly designed headphones, and the tested model is right in the middle of that offer. Recently, it is obvious that more and more people are willing to put aside the

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Meze 99 Classics Review

Over the last few years, the home audio market has seen a fair amount of change. Business activity on the Internet has enabled many small, local companies to sell their products to consumers all over the globe, without having to rely on retailers. On the other hand, crowdfunding enables small companies to establish serial production with minimal investments. There are many such companies, but without good products, they can hardly make themselves visible on the market. One such product arrived at our office for testing. Meze 99 Classic headphones come from Romania and represent the pinnacle of this company’s hard

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Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Review

Ultimate Ears is a well-known company to most professional musicians, and their owner, Logitech, strives to introduce this brand and their products to a broader, mostly younger, population. Since its inception in 1995, the company has been producing in-ear monitor headphones for musicians, and in 2005 began manufacturing a commercial line of headphones. In 2008, they were purchased by Logitech and in 2013 Ultimate Ears began manufacturing wireless speakers. In addition to the UE Megaboom speakers we got for testing, Logitech offers a smaller UE Boom 2 and UE Roll 2 models that resemble a cushion in design, and all

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Bose Frames Review: Audio Sunglasses With Very Good Sound

Bose Frames music glasses will save your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun while giving your everyday life a soundtrack – without blocking your ears. The most famous smart glasses that have seen the light of day so far are Google Glasses. It was a futuristic gadget with great ambitions, but also a noise of technical and conceptual deficiencies, which ultimately ruled it and turned it into an object of mockery. Bose Frames can also be called smart glasses, but they have absolutely no touch with the Google product because their “smartness” manifests itself in a completely different

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