Meters Music introduces OV-1-B-Connect wireless headphones

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Meters Music, a subsidiary of Ashdown Engineering, has unveiled its new flagship wireless headphones, the OV-1-B-Connect, featuring wireless aptX HD Bluetooth connectivity and active noise cancelling. The accompanying Meters Connect app is released alongside the headphones to be used for ultimate control and customisation over the audio. OV-1-B-Connect comes with a cosmetic design quirk – […]

NAMM 2020: Austrian Audio previews HI-X55 and HI-X50 headphones

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NAMM 2020: Austrian Audio has announced two new headphones designed for professional producers and engineers, the HI-X50 and HI-X55. Austrian Audio is a relative newcomer but has already made a mark with its high-quality OC18 and OC818 microphones. Their new headphone designs exhibit thoughtful design choices that make them durable, portable and professional. The HI-X55 headphones […]

Korg unveils new noise-cancelling DJ headphones

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Korg has released the NC-Q1, its latest over-ear headphone designed for use by DJs, front-of-house engineers and musicians. The NC-Q1 comes with live environment-friendly features such as Smart Monitoring and Sound Enhancing functions that allow the wearer to customise the amount of external sound that bleeds in. Wearers can also control which earcup to monitor […]

AKG to present K361-BT and K371-BT headphones at NAMM

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We recently praised AKG’s affordable professional headphones, the K371 headphones, for their value for money and performance. AKG has now announced that they are to release Bluetooth versions of the K361 and K371 headphones, aptly named K361-BT and K371-BT. The headphones will be exhibited at NAMM 2020 next week, giving music lovers a first taste […]

Gear Of The Year: Best monitors and headphones of 2019

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WINNER: JBL 306P MkII 2019 might well go down in history for MusicTech as the year in which we could finally start recommending studio monitors that cost well under the four figures we usually recommend splashing out. Technology, performance and manufacture have all improved so much that we have seen small and compact models from […]

V-MODA M-200 headphones bring the brand into the studio

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Milan-based high-fidelity audio company, V-MODA has unveiled the M-200 Professional Studio Headphones, continuing their collaboration with Roland Corporation. Being a combination of meticulous Japenese engineering and V-MODA’S classic style, this is the first of V-MODA’s headphones to be designed for the studio environment. The company says these headphones have been made“to produce a clean, refined […]

Review: Moshi Avanti C

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Price £219 Contact Moshi The trouble with Bluetooth digital headphones is they introduce a delay, so can’t be used for monitoring recording and playing. They are increasingly improving for sound quality, though. Moshi – a company making inroads in the headphone market – has released these wired USB C headphones that connect direct to your […]

AirPods Pro is Apple’s next move in the wireless earbud chess game

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After Amazon announced Echo Buds last month and Google joining in just a fortnight ago with the new Pixel Buds, Apple is returning fire, announcing AirPods Pro. These are not so much a pro audio product, but an upgrade from its predecessor with new features such as noise cancellation and Transparency Mode. Did you hear […]

Audeze reveals LCD-1, its affordable open-back headphone.

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At AES New York 2019, Audeze spoke to us about their new mixing headphones, the LCD-1. Being a scaled-down version of Audeze’s LCD-X, the new headphones offer a lightweight design, with planar magnetic technology. This provides high-quality sound with “extra-low distortion and a wide, even frequency response”, we’re told. Sporting an open-back, over-ear design, the […]