On September 14, 2009, AVguide’s Playback magazine released its first-ever Headphone Buyer’s Guide—an 81-page publication that will be available for free download in PDF format to those who visit the www.avguide.com Web site or to the 330,000 recipients of the weekly AVguide/Playback email newsletters.
The Playback Headphone Buyer’s Guide aims to expose readers to some of the best headphone products on the market and, to this end, it provides expert reviews of 40 headphone models that span three distinct categories: in-ear, noise-cancelling, and high performance headphones. But apart from recommending models of particular merit, the Guide also shows readers how Playback assesses headphones of various types, giving valuable pointers on specific qualities to look for (or problems to avoid).
“Since its inception nearly two years ago, Playback magazine has covered the headphone product category with keen interest,” said Chris Martens, editor of AVguide/Playback, “and it is easy to understand why. For many listeners—especially younger listeners—headphones have become the preferred ‘hi-fi systems’ of choice, while for others high-quality ‘phones have become a wonderful supplement to traditional home theater or audio rigs.”
“Either way, listeners have a vested interest in making good choices, spending their hard-earned money on headphones that will deliver superb sound quality and great value for money,” Martens added. “The Playback Headphone Buyer’s Guide aims to help readers do just that.”
“Free distribution of the Playback Headphone Buyer’s Guide is made possible through the generous support of two key sponsors: Shure Incorporated and NuForce,” said Jim Hannon, vice president/group publisher for consumer electronics, Nextscreen LLC, which is the parent company behind AVguide.com and Playback.
To receive a free PDF copy of the Headphone Buyer’s Guide, go to: www.avguide.com/headphone-buyers-guide.
Playback is a free digital magazine, produced and distributed under the auspices of AVguide.com. The magazine focuses on home theater equipment and on personal and desktop audio components. Playback is distributed in weekly installments via the www.avguide.com Web site and through an ongoing series of weekly AVguide/Playback email newsletters.
Shure’s corporate headquarters is located in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company has additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, The United Kingdom, and the United States.