Tag Archives: Noise Cancelling

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition Headphones | REVIEW

The story of the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition (website) is one of many welcomed surprises. Not often in life are we gifted with genuine surprises, and the ones most common to occur are usually anything but welcomed. The story begins as I’m wrapping up the Audeze LCD-1 headphone review, and finding a new appreciation for all things sonically flat in regards to headphones. The act of searching for a balanced sense of color and low-distortion through the careful matching of associated electronics becomes in itself an addictive pursuit. Words and Photos by Eric Franklin Shook Here I was, finding new levels of transparency and bliss with the LCD-1 and its remarkably even-handed measure of eq and dynamic balance, when something completely different arrives in the form of “noise-cancelling Bluetooth” headphones. And with that arrival: color, warmth, excitement, sexiness, and a seductive sense of refinement. I typically think of “noise-cancelling” headphones as something you purchase specifically for air travel, as the first implementation of noise-cancelling technology in earphones was designed to block out flight noise and nothing more. No imparted side-role of setting the stage for music playback, it was purely a tool for bringing about a more enjoyable [...]

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DALI IO 6 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones | REVIEW

Look down, think of a Danish speaker brand that starts with D, look up, think of a Danish speaker brand that isn’t Dynaudio. I’ve had a number of run-ins with Dali speakers over the years, but they’ve never been as firmly planted in my mind as some other brands–but I’ve always thought they seemed to put out a nice enough product. I’ve just never sat down with a Dali for long enough to know, and to tell the truth I didn’t really do much research when a review sample came across my desk. The Dali IO 6? Another pair of headphones from a reasonably well-known speaker brand, Bluetooth, noise-cancelling, a laundry list of facilities, $500 price-point, I’m nodding my head absent-mindedly. Words by Grover Neville What the dickens? Cue surprised pikachu face meme. I ripped the cans off my head the first time I heard them. This can’t be right, I thought. The Dali IO 6 sound goods. I mean, really good, as in “better than some of my proper headphone rigs” good. What the hell? Clearly I underestimated these puppies. Let’s go in for round two. The DALI IO 6 is, in a sense, unremarkable in its Danish classiness. The [...]

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