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Ultimate Ears UE11pro In-ear Headphones

Ultimate Ears UE11pro In-ear Headphones

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

There's a reason rock stars use these speakers and now you can discover why... This three-way speaker system actually fits right in your ear. Our review called these headphones "the most neutral, accurate in-ear monitor you can buy" and added "the flavor of these speakers is distinctly professional audio meaning they sound dry"... Read More

 
Etymotic Research ER-4 In-ear Headphones Reviewed

Etymotic Research ER-4 In-ear Headphones Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

These in-ear headphones are a dream come true: they provide audiophile quality studio monitors that fit in your ear and are designed not to cause hearing damage. They are lightweight and portable. They are also custom fitted to your ears which takes time but is well worth the wait for a perfect fit... Read More

 
Sony MDR-RF970RK Wireless Headphones Reviewed

Sony MDR-RF970RK Wireless Headphones Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Because they are wireless, these Sony headphones give you freedom to roam up to about 150 feet from your audio source without being tethered to it. The system can operate on three frequencies and when you put the headphones back in the cradle of the base, they begin to automatically recharge... Read More

 
Sony MDR-XB500 Headphones Reviewed

Sony MDR-XB500 Headphones Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The MDR-XB500 is the mid-range entry in Sony's trio of "extra bass" headphones which are designed to kick out serious low-end response while still providing excellent performance throughout the rest of the frequency range. They style is hip-hop and aimed at younger consumers. They are "extremely comfortable"... Read More

 
Grado SR80i Dynamic Headphones Reviewed

Grado SR80i Dynamic Headphones Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Grado is a company well known to audiophiles and products like this one show why. The sound quality is "worth the price tag ($99) and then some" and the sound is "smooth and neutral without the exaggerated bass and treble that some lesser designs are plagued by"... Read More

 
Bang & Olufsen Form 2 Headphones Reviewed

Bang & Olufsen Form 2 Headphones Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This always reliable company produces headphones that "sound wonderful" and possess "incredible dynamic prowess, high-frequency detail and surprising true bass response." In addition, the "high-frequency response is light, airy and natural" while midrange is a strength and "warm, rich and very non-headphone sounding" Read More

 
Audio-Technica ATH-PRO5VA Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-PRO5VA Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Because of the comparatively large 40mm drivers, the sound quality on these headphones is "rich and dynamic" and "like all good headphones, they sound spacious and dimensional, delivering an immense listening experience in the true sense of the word"... Read More

 
Grado RS-1 Reference Series Headphones

Grado RS-1 Reference Series Headphones

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Our reviewer was "bowled over by the sheer clarity" of these headphones and described them as "an utterly naked, translucent, uncolored sound." He added that the "bass extension and control set new standards for open-backed dynamic headphones"... Read More

 
Sennheiser Lucas Headphones

Sennheiser Lucas Headphones

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

These headphones are unique because they "create a sense of surround sound through a pair of standard stereo headphones." The audiophile will be happy with the 23 buttons on this item which seems intimidating at first, but is all clearly and concisely explained in the manual Read More

 
Grado SR40 Headphones Reviewed

Grado SR40 Headphones Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

These headphones are the least expensive of the Grado line and beware: our reviewer said that even half-volume "is enough to make your teeth rattle" and is "a rock'n'rolling party animal designed to ensure that hearing damage is within your grasp if you so choose." They also worked well with many different types of machines Read More