Headphone Recommendations - In Ear Headphones

Headphone Recommendations – In Ear Headphones

Our first category of headphones to be considered is in-ear headphones.  These are sometimes called earphones or IEMs – ‘In Ear Monitors’. This is actually the hardest recommendation for us to make, because we personally don’t like any in-ear type headphones!  This is not due to any issues of sound quality – the in-ear headphones [...]

Headphone Recommendations - Noise Cancelling Headphones

Headphone Recommendations – Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you are wanting to listen to music in a noisy environment (in particular, airplanes), or if you just simply want to tune out the noise and relax, and if the in-ear headphones don’t appeal, then you need to consider headphones where the highest priority consideration is noise cancelling rather than sound quality. We strongly [...]

Headphone Recommendations - Around the $100 Range

Headphone Recommendations – Around the $100 Range

The idea of buying a quality pair of regular loudspeakers for under $100 would be laughable.  Indeed, it is a struggle to find good quality speakers for less than $1000 a pair. But with headphones, you can find truly great headphones for less than $100. In particular, we recommend the Sony MDR7506 headphones.  Currently available [...]

Headphone Recommendations - Under $200

Headphone Recommendations – Under $200

This is a very crowded part of the market, with some excellent headphones at moderate pricing. We suspect most people will be happy with the Sony MDR7506 mentioned above, but if you want to treat yourself a bit further, then you could turn to Sennheiser.  Their HD-558 headphones are an amazing bargain at only $122, [...]

Headphone Recommendations - The Ultimate Headphones

Headphone Recommendations – The Ultimate Headphones

If you want to get a pair of the unassailable universally acknowledged very best headphones available, you’re probably in for a disappointment, because there’s no clear consensus on which those would be.  You’re also in for a moderately vicious attack on your wallet! It is just as much a case with top end headphones as [...]

Five Headphone Recommendations - Introduction

Five Headphone Recommendations – Introduction

This is the first part of a multi-part series that gives some recommended models of headphones for you to consider. After reading this introduction we suggest you then read the various articles showing our recommendations for each category of headphones : How to Properly Compare Headphones Five Headphone Recommendations – Introduction 1.  In Ear Headphones [...]

How to Properly Compare Headphones

How to Properly Compare Headphones

Many of us instinctively prefer listening to music through regular loudspeakers, perhaps because it seems more analogous to listening in a real life concert hall. But using headphones offers three compelling advantages, and sometimes is not only our best choice, but may also be our only choice.  For example, as travelers, headphones give us a [...]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 August, 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 August, 2014

Good morning Happy birthday this week, sort of, to the podcast (a seminal event occurring on 14 August 2004). I’ve never much appreciated podcasts and webcasts, feeling that their ‘linear’ nature and forcing you to watch/listen to a presentation in realtime with no easy ability to speed-read and skip through, such as you have with written [...]

The A380 - A Failure by Airbus, or the Airlines?

The A380 – A Failure by Airbus, or the Airlines?

Try as those of us who like the A380 might, we cannot pretend the A380 has been an outstanding commercial success. In terms of passenger comfort, most people agree it is wonderful – quiet, smooth, and generally well equipped with the latest inflight entertainment equipment.  At airports that offer two or three jetways connecting to [...]

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