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Grado headphones can reproduce as natural a soundstage from stereo recordings and provide as much listening pleasure as a good pair of speakers do. Grado headphones are free of room effects and placement problems, and they minimize any interference from external noise. They also offer portability and the ability to listen without worrying about the neighbors. With Grado headphones, you will hear recordings with greater clarity and with deeper bass than others! Beyond Grado's critically acclaimed Reference Series and the General Statement, the Professional Series PS1000 takes the best qualities of past Grado technology and merges it into one headphone that's a vital affirmation of music's presence in the present. Grado's Professional Series PS1000 is a hybrid of wood and metal extends the Grado sound to levels never before achieved. This is truly the best headphone Grado has ever produced. Throughout the audio spectrum, the Grado PS1000 delivers definitive highs, tight midrange, and rich bass. The concept of a hybrid metal/wooden headphone delivers that neutral tonality that no transducer could approach. This step up from the Grado GS1000 is so significant that audio enthusiasts are ready to sell all their headphones to own just the PS1000. The Grado PS1000 features voice-coils that are wound from ultra-high purity, long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper. The copper is slowly drawn through the die in extremely small increments and is annealed following each drawing operation. Ultra-high conductivity copper yields the clearest transmission and lowest coloration possible. The sound of UHPLC copper is smoother, cleaner and more dynamic. Each headphone driver is made to Grado's high standards, then pair-matched for exact imaging. These headphones also utilize UHPLC copper in the connecting cable. The diaphragm is made of a low mass polymer, carefully formed to broaden resonant modes to reduce their amplitu
Ultrasone Edition 8 Ruthenium S-Logic Surround Sound Professional Closed-back Headphones with Leather Transport Bag
The Edition 8 is a stunningly elegant, black and silver closed-back headphone employing Ultrasone’s latest S-Logic™ Plus technology that results in an impartial acoustic feeling that allows the listener even more spacious tonal perception. Designed with the audio connoisseur in mind, the interior ear cups are covered in fine Ethiopian sheepskin, which provides the most isolation of any leather, while the outer ear cups are covered in Ruthenium, known for its brilliant metallic sheen and durable properties. These special edition headphones contain MU-Metal shielding (ULE technology) that reduce the amount of radiation directed to the listener by up to 98%, as compared to conventional headphones. Each Edition 8 headphone is individually stamped with its own serial number & comes in a leather bag for storage and transportation.
RHA MA350 Aluminum Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones - 3 year warranty The award winning British design features full aluminum construction, a fabric braided cable for reduced tangling and durability, gold plated connections, and 3 S/M/L silicone tips which, together with the unique shape of the sound pipe, allow the user to attain the a secure and comfortable fit with maximum sound isolation. RHA have engineered Mylar drivers (speakers) which produce the astounding sound quality which has made the MA350 the critics' and customers' choice. The sound is well balanced and detailed throughout the spectrum whilst producing a rich, deep bass response and sparkling, crystal clear treble. The MA350 has a 3 year warranty. Industry leading reduction in background noise and sound leakage Machined aluminum construction for durability Custom RHA speaker for perfectly balanced response across frequency range Fabric woven cable eliminates tangling and prolongs cable life 3 year manufacturer's warranty 3 sizes of silicone tip for the perfect fit 3.5mm gold plated connections and carry case 1.2m copper cable with fabric braiding for durability Designed and engineered in the UK What Hi-Fi? 5 star award Specifications Drivers - dynamic Frequency range - 16-22,000Hz Impedance - 16ohms Rated/max power - 3010mW Sensitivity - 103dB Cable - 1.2m Fabric Braided Connections - 3.5mm Gold Plated Reviews What Hi-Fi? "The RHAs sing in a natural, unforced manner, and consequently remain an easy listen even through the entirety of a long haul flight." Gadgeteer- "RHA have released an earphone that can compete with anything in its price range-and above" Slash gear- "What's impressive is how well the sound sits together. It's a very natural, listenable audio"
The SHK1035 headphones by Philips are specifically designed to provide superior comfort and protection for your kids' ears. The headphones are tailor-made for growing bodies featuring ergonomic earshells and an adjustable headband that provides a snug fit for kids of all ages. The headphones have a lower volume output preventing potential ear damage that can occur from high volume decibels, keeping your kids' ears safe. The headphones feature Philips valued technology delivering pure balanced sound with the Neodymium speaker drivers. The Neodymium drivers produces a strong magnetic field for greater sensitivity in the voice coil, providing better bass response and a pure balanced sound quality. Kids will enjoy having their own set of headphones while parents can be rest assured that their kids' ears will remain safe and healthy.
The Sennheiser HD201 Stereo Headphones prove to be a low priced alternative to high-end studio headphones.With great clarity, the Sennheiser HD201 headphones are the ideal entry into the world of powerful stereo sound. These excellent headphones also boast great attenuation of ambient noise and outstanding comfort at an affordable price.The HD201 features stereo rich sound with crisp bass response. These headphones are lightweight, rugged, and the high-quality leatherette ear pads also make them comfortable to wear.
The Sennheiser HD202II are closed, dynamic hi-fi stereo headphones. Good insulation against ambient noise and a deep bass response make them the ideal companion for DJs - or anyone who likes to listen to modern, powerful music without disturbing others. High efficiency drivers for maximum performance. Sennheiser HD202II Closed Back Headphones Features include Closed,dynamic, semi-circumaural stereo headphones .Earcups can be removed from the headband ,Specially designed damping material ensures powerful bass response ,Lightweight turbine diaphragms for low bass .
A perfect choice for project studio engineers, home recordists and recording musicians, Audio-Technica’s ATH-M30 dynamic stereo headphones offer the highest level of sonic accuracy in a design engineered to provide maximum comfort for hours of listening. The headphones' low-profile, closed-back design provides exceptional clarity and superior isolation in high-volume listening situations. Features include: neodymium magnet structure; lightweight, adjustable cushioned headband; gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and screw-on ¼" (6.3 mm) adapter; ultra-flexible 11' cable with single-side exit.
Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Audiophile Headphones Unsurpassed comfort and a completely natural listening experience make the ATH-AD700X headphones by Audio Technica ideal for long listening sessions. Designed with a lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing, these open-air headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears. Audio Technica’s newly designed 53mm drivers with bobbin-wound CCAW voice coils deliver spacious sound with superior highs and mids. The self-adjusting wing support automatically adjusts to your head size for easy-wearing listening comfort. A straight cord at the left earpiece terminates to a mini plug with included 1/4 inch adapter. A wide 5-30,000Hz frequency response make the ATH-AD700X headphones the perfect choice for producers and music lovers of all types. Features Newly designed 53 mm drivers reproduce clear treble and midrangeBobbin-wound CCAW voice coils for superior power handlingFull open-air type headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, resulting in a completely natural sensationLightweight aluminum honeycomb casing with excellent acoustic propertiesSelf-adjusting 3D Wing Support provides a comfortable listening experience; total ear-fit design minimizes pressureFlexible raised-fabric earpads offer excellent wearing comfort and durabilityHighly conductive OFC single-sided cord with elastic TPE sheath to prevent tanglesGold-plated stereo 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) connector with 1/4 inch (6.3mm) adapter
The HD 280 PRO is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones that deliver accurate, linear sound reproduction with up to 32dB of ambient noise attenuation for critical monitoring applications. Optimum impedance ensures universal compatibility, from home listening to studio monitoring. The space-saving design features collapsible, rotating earcups that are very comfortable to wear, even if used for long periods of time.
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V-MODA Crossfade LP headphones are the result of over four years of research and development collaborating with some of the worlds top artists, products and DJs. The revolutionary metal design, patent pending 50mmm Multimodal HD drives, premium materials and ultimate ergonomic comfort create the most sophisticated headphone on the market. Our award winning sound and signature bass make the Crossfade LP the best headphone for listening to all music genres from the street to the stage.
Featuring an internal surround reflector, the HD 558 audiophile headphones are able to generate an extended spatial sound field for a listening experience that immerses the wearer during music and movies. They are outfitted with Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R. technology which ensures accurate channeling of audio signals into your ears, as well as sophisticated Duofol diaphragms which reduce unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum. The HD 558 come with plush, luxurious velour ear pads and headband cushion which provide outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions.
The exclusive design of the closed-back Ultrasone HFI-780 is accentuated by the polar-silver color. The HFI-780 contains all Ultrasone technologies such as S-Logic Plus, ULE and safer hearing. The HFI-780 is developed from the studio sector and is distinguished by a frequency response that is specifically tuned for DVD and gaming. Sophisticated home theater and music enthusiasts are overwhelmed by the impressive sound that makes it appear as though you are listening to speakers placed meters away. Gamers are impressed by the exact sound reproduction, making the gaming world come alive. The low frequency ranges are raised in order to reach the highest possible synergies with DSP-Systems like Dolby Headphone and Yamaha Silent Cinema. Through S-Logic Natural Surround, the sound moves out of your head and into the room around you. Direction and distance are more easily perceived, giving the illusion of being at a live concert. With just a pair of Ultrasones and your favorite audio device, you can have genuine 3-dimensional aural enjoyment. The HFI-780 is equipped with thicker ear and headphone pads, and comes with a new velvet carrying bag.
Open Audiophile-quality Hi-Fi Professional Headphones
If the HD 700 headphones were a music group, it would be equally gifted in every style. Whether classic, jazz or rock, it would have sound mastery of each genre. Regardless of what song it’s currently playing, its timbre is always warm and emotional. With its exceptional and unique range, reproduction of the lowest and highest tones that the human ear cannot consciously perceive is now achievable. This is a true maestro and an unforgettable listening experience suited for every musical taste.