The Sennheiser HD-800 Headphones ($1500) have been promoted as some of the best headphones ever. The HD-800’s use premium parts, which include; precision stainless steel cases for the transducers, japanese Alcantara for the ear pads, and specially designed, four-wire, teflon insulated connections. The Sennheiser HD-800 were developed with one thing in mind, to replicate natural sound as closely as possible. And based on the reviews I believe they’ve done that. Now, because these headphones let you hear the bow on the strings, or the detail of fingers dancing across the frets, they are considered a forward sounding headphone. If you like a more neutral and laid back sound you may prefer the Beyerdynamic DT 990 ($380).
The Blueshift Helium Portable Speakers ($350-$500) are powered by super capacitors that charge in under five minutes and play for over six hours at full volume. These super capacitors are much better than standard batteries because they can be recharged over 500,000 times and repaired if they fail. The guys over at blueshift are combining ...[Read More]