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John Grandberg Apr 21, 2014 8 comments

A really affordable desktop self-powered spaeker from a world-renowned pro-audio firm?

Count me in!

Tyll Hertsens Apr 19, 2014 7 comments
I've never heard a Bluetooth, noise canceling, headphone/headset that sounds good---or even the same---in all modes...until now. This is a really cool, jack-of-all-trades, general purpose headphone/headset!
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Tyll Hertsens Apr 15, 2014 12 comments

I spent the weekend listening through Chesky's new Ultimate Headphone Demonstration Disc and a few of the albums released using the Binaural+ techniques and technologies. First observation: Man, did I get sucked into the music a lot!

Second observation? The first would have been enough all by itself, but the overarching impression of about 12 hours of listening in the past few days is that I had been in the presence of not just the music, but with the musicians as well. Very unusual, and very satisfying.

Tyll Hertsens Apr 11, 2014 18 comments
It took me a little while to warm up to these headphones, but once I did, I found myself very happy coddled in their comfort and spacious sound.
Skylab Apr 07, 2014 8 comments

I always wonder what will come out of review amps once I fire them up and first listen. I always run the amp in for 10-12 hours after getting it without playing the amp at all, and then I let them warm up for an hour on the day of first listening before I strap the cans to my head. And then I eagerly press play and let the music flow. And in the case of the Elekit, flow it did indeed, and in a very pleasing way.

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Tyll Hertsens Apr 05, 2014 23 comments
More measurements...and the beginning of spring!!!
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Tyll Hertsens Apr 03, 2014 2 comments
Scott Wilkinson is celebrating his 200th installment of "Home Theater Geeks" and has kindly asked me to join him for the party over on TWiT.tv.

The show will be broadcast on TWiT.tv live TODAY, Thurday, April 3rd at 5:30-6:30PM Eastern Time (2:30-3:30PM Pacific). I hope you'll join in to view. If you log into the chat session you can ask questions and watch people comment on the dialog as it happens. Quite fun, I really enjoy doing it.

Both audio and video will be available afterward on the Home Theater Geek page on TWiT; for real Podcast is available through iTunes here.

See you then!

Tyll Hertsens Apr 01, 2014 6 comments

As a Bluetooth speaker alone the SR20 might be worth the price of entry, but with the shocking array of features ranging from surprisingly useful to borderline absurd, the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 is simply a steal.

Tyll Hertsens Mar 28, 2014 23 comments

Maybe I'm more of an objectivist than I think I am. I've got a some streaming speakers in the house to review, but I simply can't bring myself to do it without a basic frequency response measurement.

Here's what's cooking.

Tyll Hertsens Mar 25, 2014 16 comments

It may seem silly to us, but a headphone with a sub-woofer sounds like a stupendously good idea to a 20 year old. Nature abhors a vacuum...somebody had to do it.