in-ear headphones

  • Ultimate Ears bulks up the Super.Fi series with the Super.Fi 5, Super.Fi 5vi

    If you’re in the market for a pair of excellent in-ears then take a gander at the Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 or Super.Fi 5vis. The latest entries to the Super.Fi series are aimed at the fashion conscience folk, but don’t skimp on the superb audio quality that UE is known for. Top-firing design is a fancy way of describing the single driver that pumps the audio into your noggin across… Read More

  • Review: Monster Turbine in-ear speakers

    Now that I’ve had a couple days with the Turbines, I think it’s time for a full review. I’m sad to say that my initial praise may have been premature having listened to a few CDs (I had to open up moving boxes in my apt to find one) and comparing these against my Shure SCL3s and Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pros. I also brought in my secret weapon Dave R. to consult. He’s… Read More

  • Apple's new in-ear headphones, earphones

    In-ear headphones with a subwoofer and tweeter driver for only $79? That’s a ridiculously low price, but are they any good? We’ll have to wait and see. The new headphones from Apple come with three sets of silicone ear cups and a built-in mic and volume controls. New fangled steel mesh caps protect the internals and they’re also removable for cleaning. The $29 buds are the… Read More

  • Back to School: In-ear 'phones

    I think it’s safe to say that 90 percent of you Collegians have iPods and 100 percent of you probably use those eardrum-popping white earbuds. Get rid of those immediately because I doubt you’ll want to trade them in for hearing aids in a few years. As I’ve said in the past, in-ears are where it’s at, so you better jump on the wagon. And we’re not going to… Read More

  • New Pioneer headphones for the anal-retentive audiophile in all of us

    Wow, that’s a lot of ear thingies. The Pioneer SE-CLX9 (made with aluminum) and SE-CLX7 (made with metal) ear canal headphones let you switch between five different combinations of in-ear adapters that return different levels of bass and treble. Read More