Head­phones

Australian T3 - - TECHRADAR -

01

PI­O­NEER S E-MX9-T

US$225, AMA­ZON.COM, TESTED AU­GUST 2014

LOVE Based on the ac­claimed HDJ­2000 DJ cans. Suit­ably luxe looks and su­pe­rior sound qual­ity

HATE Could be com­fier, if we’re whing­ing T3 SAYS Grown-up, lux­ury head­phones for se­ri­ous club­bers and fans of DJ-qual­ity audio SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FRE­QUENCY RANGE 6­40,000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.2m

02

AKG K67

$149, AKG.COM, TESTED AU­GUST 2014

LOVE Ap­proved by Tiësto, but cost less than en­try to some club nights. Dance mu­sic is, un­sur­pris­ingly, re­alised well

HATE No in­line re­mote. Very snug fit T3 SAYS Club-qual­ity sound for a re­duced en­trance fee. Th­ese over-ears are a quite ridicu­lous bar­gain SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FRE­QUENCY RANGE 18­24,000Hz

CORD LENGTH 1.8m

03

B&W P 3

$269, BOW­ERS-WILKINS.COM, TESTED SEPTEM­BER 2012

LOVE Looks bet­ter than the P5, and is cheaper, more com­pact and lighter. Comes in huge colour range: black or white

HATE Head grip­page could be overly firm for some T3 SAYS Highly re­fined head­phones with stun­ning sound qual­ity. The sign of a true audio gent… SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FRE­QUENCY RANGE 10­20,000Hz

CORD LENGTH 1.2m

04

PAR­ROT ZIK DE­SIGN BY STARCK

$449, PAR­ROT.COM/AU, TESTED NOVEM­BER 2012 LOVE Great audio. Swift, re­li­able Blue­tooth pair­ing and ac­tive noise­can­celling. Ex­cel­lent on­ear touch con­trols HATE Bat­tery life not bril­liant. On the heavy/ex­pen­sive side T3 SAYS With in­no­va­tive con­trols and ex­cel­lent sound th­ese wire­less cans are a bit of a tech de­sign clas­sic SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FRE­QUENCY RANGE 10­20,000Hz CORD LENGTH Wire­less

05

SENNHEISER MO­MEN­TUM

$299, SENNHEISER.COM.AU, TESTED SEPTEM­BER 2013

LOVE Great sound. Ex­cel­lent build qual­ity. Very com­fort­able in­deed with min­i­mal sound leak­age HATE Mon­ster carry case. Hefty size and price T3 SAYS Ro­bust build, light­weight de­sign and comfy earcups make th­ese great for mu­sic lovers on the move SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE 18 Ohms FRE­QUENCY RANGE 16­22,000KHz CORD LENGTH 1.4m

06

BEATS S TU­DIO WIRE­LESS

$479, AU.BEATS­BY­DRE.COM, TESTED JULY 2014 LOVE Beats’ most so­phis­ti­cated de­sign. Com­fort­able fit. Well­rounded sound qual­ity. Good noise can­celling HATE Pricey. Noise can­celling au­di­ble at low vol­umes T3 SAYS The best Beats yet, though its nig­gles make that price tag a bit hard to swal­low SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FRE­QUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH Not ap­pli­ca­ble

07

MON­STER D NA P RO

$399, MONSTERPRODUCTS.COM, TESTED JULY 2014 LOVE Sturdy build. Ex­cel­lent sound qual­ity. Can daisy chain another pair of head­phones for shared lis­ten­ing HATE No noise­can­celling tech. Quite a tight fit T3 SAYS Chunky and re­li­able on-ear cans, but you can get bet­ter sound qual­ity else­where for a sim­i­lar price SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FRE­QUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH Not quoted

08

BEATS BY DR DRE EX­EC­U­TIVE

$400, STORE.AP­PLE.COM/AU, TESTED FE­BRU­ARY 2013

LOVE Loud but pre­cise sound qual­ity, ideal for pop and rock. Ex­tremely ef­fec­tive noise can­celling. Fold­able de­sign

HATE Noise can­celling re­quires AAA bat­ter­ies T3 SAYS Ex­cep­tional sound qual­ity, but when the bat­ter­ies run out the mu­sic dies SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FRE­QUENCY RANGE Not quoted

CORD LENGTH 1.36m

09

BOSE 20i HEAD­PHONES

$399, BOSE.COM.AU, TESTED OC­TO­BER 2013 LOVE Very good sound qual­ity. Ef­fec­tive noise can­celling. Ex­tremely com­fort­able HATE Very pricey. In­line mod­ule can be an­noy­ing T3 SAYS Ex­cel­lent sound­ing and sur­pris­ingly com­fort­able, great if you’ve got the cash SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FRE­QUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1.3m

10

PHILIPS F IDELIO L 1

$399, PHILIPS.COM,AU, TESTED JUNE 2012

LOVE Clear, trans­par­ent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro stylings. An anti­tan­gle cord adds fur­ther nice­ness

HATE Lux­ury, as ever, doesn’t come par­tic­u­larly cheap T3 SAYS Su­per com­fort and the high­est audio qual­ity jus­tify the higher price tag. A muso’s de­light SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FRE­QUENCY RANGE 10­25 000Hz

CORD LENGTH 1.1m

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