Previously, Creative Aurvana Live! has shown its strength in high cost-performance ratio, thanks to the pair of unique bio-cellulose drivers manufactured by Foster of Japan. Despite its high level of distortion, Live!'s frequency response turns out to be very linear, surpassing most of its competitors at higher price range.
And in 2013, its successor, Aurvana Live! 2 makes its debut, featuring a slightly higher sensitivity (+2dB/mW) than the original.
Disclaimer: Most of the graphs listed here are animated GIF images.
It is generally known that a new pair of headphones must go through a "warming up(aka break-in)" phase for a certain period of time before it opens up its true sonic potential. Previously, both electroacoustic and psychoacoustic aspects of a 100 hours-long headphone break-in have been presented with SONY MDR-EX1000(electrodynamic microtransducer), Sennheiser HD650(Full-sized electrodynamic), Fostex T50RP(isodynamic), and VSonic VC02(smallest microtransducer) The physical transformation is evident in all cases, yet its degree is not of a night and day difference, as audiophiles normally describe it.
Disclaimer: I can finally give a proper introduction to this classic masterpiece, thanks to my good friend, vAsurada, who resides in South Korea. This article would have never been publicized had he not given me permission to do so.
As previously mentioned, STAX's ED-1 Monitor is a proprietary equalizer module specially designed for their SR-Λ Pro. With the help of the module, the headphone is effectively turned into the most accurate diffuse-field simulator ever created in the history of headphones.
On January 6th at CES 2014, Sony starts a new project called NewSmartwear Experience Vision, which revolves around ultimate portability accomplished by seamless connection through wearable technology. Several devices that share the unified theme have been introduced, including SmartBand and SmartWatch 2. And also, as a part of the project, a new Bluetooth stereo headset, SBH80, is announced.
From the audio designer of MH1 LiveSound™ Hi-Fi headset, Sead Smailagic of Sony Mobile, comes a next-generation wireless audio experience.