in-ear headphones

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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