Monthly Archives: February 2010

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium Headphones

The Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium Headphones are an extremely popular set of headphones for audiophiles.

Why is this?

Well just like the AKG 701s but of course different in their sound qualities, they provide excellent sound at a very good price that rivals headphones many time sits cost.

In fact a lot of people say they are as good or better thatn other brands at 2 times their cost.

The Beyerdynamic DT880 headphones are ones which like the 770s provides much musicality. Yes the AKGs can be a bit sterile for some, though accurate, but a little dry and high.

But the Beyer 880 is more of a headphone that you can enjoy the music in a more sumptuous way.

The sound: Continue reading

Sennheiser PXC 250 Active Noise Canceling Headphones

Are you considering the Sennheiser PXC 250 Active Noise Canceling Headphones?

Then see this review here of these popular set of headphones from Sennheiser that is for you if you need to listen to music in less than ideal environments.

When you try to listen to headphones on the plane, in a train or other noisy environments, then active noise canceling with the passive noise cancelling is more effective and satisfactory. Continue reading

Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless Balanced Headphones

The Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless Balanced Headphones are a popular choice when it comes to wireless headphones for the home.

If you want to be able to experience the Sennheiser quality sound with the music source of your choice whether it be an MP3 player or iPod, your home entertainment system, your CD or your HD TV playing your DVDs.

The Sennheiser is a great choice because: Continue reading

Best Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you travel on planes and fly often or just am in a noisy environment when you want to listen to music such as on trains, then you’d be looking for the best noise cancelling headphones.

What do noise cancelling headphones do and what are the advantages of using them?

They have passive and active noise reduction to cancel out or reduce the noise that is coming from the environment.

If you listen to normal headphones in a plane, you will often get:

1. Hearing fatigue as you expose yourself to the music loud and at the same time to prolonged levels of low frequency noise from the aircraft.

2. Excessive noise exposure because you have to turn up the volume of the music, which could potentially damage your ears. Continue reading

Sennheiser PXC 300 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise cancelling headphones are headphones that are ideal for flying and air travel and any situation where you need to listen in noisy environments and mobile phone interference.

If you’re looking for a great pair of them, then you may have heard of the Sennheiser PXC 300 Noise Cancelling Headphones, which are not available new on Amazon, only used.

The newer models available new are:

Sennheiser PXC 350 Active Noise Cancellation Headphone

Sennheiser PXC 450 NoiseGard Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

The differences between them? Continue reading

AKG K702 Headphones REVIEW

My Overall Rating: stars

Note Special: Available on Amazon.com for 51% off

If you’re looking for a reference set of headphones that really shines, then have a close look at this review of the new AKG K702 headphones.

AKG 702 review

The AKG K702 is currently on sale with a 51% discount from Amazon.com

The word reference in the case of the AKGs, whether it’s the 701 or 702 means that you get all the detail in the recordings.

When you try the AKG and then switch to another headphone, you immediately realise that the AKGs are crystal clear and gives you all the wonderful detail and nuances in sound of a recording, while other headphones in comparison color the sound and often add too much base and generally ‘muddies’ the sound.

This is why many people, and myself like the AKG702 headphones. I have compared the AKG 701 to the 702 and they are similar, except the AKG k 702 is styled in black as opposed to silver and has a detachable cable so that you can upgrade the cable simply by switching cables.

The sound difference with AKG 701 vs 702? Continue reading

Casio PX 330 Privia Digital Piano REVIEW

stars

Available on Amazon for 22% off

If you’re looking for an exciting new digital piano from Casio, then have a close look at the new Casio PX-330 Privia digital piano.

A few years ago, as I mentioned in the review of the Casio PX-130, I would have just gone to a Yamaha as they had a good series of digital pianos in the past. But now the Casios are getting more popular and I can see why. Meaning I can hear why.

Casio Privia 330 digital piano review

This digital piano by Casio is currently on sale with a 22% discount on Amazon.com

The sound

When I tried the Casio Privia sounds in the latest series with their all new Grand Piano samples and linear morphing, the sound was very clear, exciting and above all responsive. This responsiveness to touch is not just the touch, it is the sound as well. This is where the realism of playing a piano comes in. When the touch responds and the sound responds, you have the ability to express your playing. Continue reading