Audiophile-grade headphones are an odd and intriguing topic. They’re a newer product class that has just begun to carve out a distinct relevance in the audio marketplace. As an audiophile and professional listener, I find that only a select few manufacturers are able to back up claims of incredible, accurate sound in a pair of headphones.
If you decide to take up horseback riding, a few key accessories will be required when you arrive home with your newly acquired thoroughbred. Besides a saddle, you’ll also need horseshoes, a stable, bales of hay and a trough from which your new horse can drink.
Senal has just introduced the SMH-1000 Studio Monitor Headphones that aim to meet the needs of sound engineers and other audio professionals who demand accurate headphone monitoring in a long-lasting package. Tailored with an EQ curve for professional field and studio monitoring and built for tough durability, the new SMH-1000 headphones feature a classic closed-back, collapsible design with a few innovations of their own.
Dubstep is a fairly new style of electronic music that’s dominated by sparse, reverberated beats and overpowering synthesized bass lines. In most forms of music, bass is pushed toward the back of the mix, but in Dubstep, it’s the unchallenged star of the show.
High-quality digital pianos are capable of recreating the sound and feel of world-class acoustic grand pianos, and the new Roland RH-A7 Monitor Headphones were designed to faithfully reproduce these high-caliber tones.
Shure has just announced two new models in its SRH series of professional headphones: the SRH1440 and SRH1840. These headphones are designed for critical listening and mastering purposes, and are ideal for use in studios.
For some people, listening to music isn’t a passive and disengaged activity; it’s an all-consuming experience. For these people, the idea of wearing low-quality earbuds, or worse yet, listening to music through a poorly designed speaker dock is just a cruel tease.
Dr. Dre, one of the world’s most influential hip-hop artists and producers, teamed up with the good folks over at Monster to create high quality, stylish headphones specifically designed to take advantage of the painstaking detail that goes into the music of today's digital artists.
An audio interface is a piece of hardware that expands and improves the sonic capabilities of a computer. Some audio interfaces give you the ability to connect professional microphones, instruments and other kinds of signals to a computer, and output a variety of signals as well.