Since the beginning of audio production, engineers have used full-sized headphones and speakers to monitor sound. Then in-ear monitors came along. At first, they were used by musicians on-stage. Now in-ear monitors are so good, many engineers use them for studio monitoring.
Sonifex will release a new range of products called “Passive Packs” at NAB 2018. The small utility products rely on transformers to change audio input, output impedance and levels to distribute audio signals. Because the devices are passive no power supply is required.
Fostex has debuted two new sets of audiophile-quality headphones, the T60RP ($299 - shipping February) and the TH-900mk2 Fifth Anniversary Limited Edition Sapphire Blue (No price, shipping Q2 2018).
Sennheiser, extending the AMBEO brand to the low-end of the market, has debuted its AMBEO Smart Headset, a set of binaural ear plugs that enable both the listening and recording of 3D sound from Apple iOS devices.
Sennheiser has introduced the HD 820 close-backed headphones, which employs design concepts to elicit the transparent and open-sounding timbre typically associated with open-backed headphones.
Tascam has joined a list of equipment manufacturers supporting Sennheiser’s catch-all AMBEO branding for it’s immersive sound technologies.
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