Playback Guide to Full-Size Headphones 2011




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Attention High-Performance Headphone Fans: this Buyer’s Guide is for you.

The Playback Guide to Full-Size Headphones is a comprehensive online buyer’s guide that helps audio enthusiasts and music lovers choose among the latest high-performance full-size headphones in three price segments (under $250, $250-$699, and $700 on up).


The Guide includes:

• Three important background articles to help you choose appropriate headphone electronics, with recommendations for:

o Portable headphone amplifiers and amp/DACs
o Headphone amplifiers that offer affordable excellence, and
o Top-tier headphone amps for hardcore high-enders.

Playback’s “Editors’ Choice” recommendations for full-size headphones in each price category.

• Thirty-four (34) expert reviews of full-size headphones:

o Headphones under $250: 9 reviews
o Headphones from $250-$699: 13 reviews
o Headphones from $700 on Up: 12 reviews



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