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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 21, 2017 2 comments
To my eyes, the Atticus is one half of a two part experiment by Zach Mehrbach, Founder and CEO of ZMF Headphones. His past has been dominated by the venerable, but in my opinion underperforming, Fostex T50RP planar magnetic driver. I guess Zach sees his future with a more modern—though more common—dynamic driver. It seems to me he's designed these latest two headphones as an experiment to find out just how good a headphone he can build using two different types of dynamic driver: the Atticus with a TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) diaphragm driver; and the Eikon with its bio-cellulose cone and rubber surround.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 20, 2017 9 comments
Sure, when reviewing the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 I downloaded the app to check it out. I thought the app was pretty useless...turns out the main purpose of the app was to check me out.
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 18, 2017 15 comments
On the one hand you have Sony, Sennheiser, AKG, and the like mounting big bucks R&D efforts to grab at the various brass rings in the headphone world; and on the other hand you have a guy like Zach Mehrbach, Founder, CEO, and Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer at ZMF Headphones, who's artisanal approach is less mental and measurement, and more heart and art...lots more.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 12, 2017 14 comments
Not a lot of new measurements in this update as most were also reviewed, but a couple of new ones of interest.
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 07, 2017 7 comments
A first look at this new headphone from Meze...what a difference a pad makes.
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 05, 2017 14 comments
Wow, these headphones are bee-you-tee-full! Not at all in a flashy way at all—they're understated; elegant; shapely. It's as if someone drew the perfect idealized headphone, and then Sony brought it to life.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 28, 2017 20 comments
Last week, when I posted about AKG K1000 measurements, many readers were perplexed about the apparent low frequency isolation with what ought to be about the most open headphone you could possibly have. How in the world could it be providing any isolation at all, much less in the low frequencies that are particularly had to shut out?

Frankly, I thought I must have just done something stupid and there was something wrong with the measurements (though I did double-check at the time). So, I remeasured again this weekend...and basically got the same result!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 24, 2017 13 comments
Sometimes my job is quite humbling. Like when headphone enthusiast yaluen decided to ship me a dozen headphones—many very rare and collectable—from his collection for measurement.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 21, 2017 21 comments
We're in for a real treat this week. Head-Fi member yaluen has most graciously shipped a treasure trove of vintage headphones for me to measure and share with InnerFidelity readers. We'll get to the sweet cache of Stax cans in short order, but I figured I'd offer up this sweet set of measurements as an appetizer.
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Bob Katz Posted: Mar 18, 2017 42 comments
It’s nice to hear different listeners’ perspectives: Each listener brings something different to the table. I learned a lot about how different people perceive sound and their preferences when putting together this post about experienced listeners listening. Come enjoy our quintet of expert listeners' take on the Audeze LCD-4 vs. the Focal Utopia.

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