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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2 comments
Something has to go really right, really soon, or Koss may go the way of Blockbuster, Kodak, or Sears. Change, get relevant, or die. At this point I think Koss really needs to focus on what they have always done well: Make good performing, low-cost headphones.

The good news is that with the new SP330, they've done just that.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 17, 2014 32 comments
This is a question I find myself pondering weekly, if not daily. I thought it would be a good idea to lay out my thought process on the subject for InnerFidelity readers and open it for discussion. Sometimes it's a tough decision and I think InnerFidelity readers should have some input. I'm willing to listen.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 15, 2014 24 comments

Ever wonder how those tiny little drivers in custom IEMs work? This Headphone 101 article will help you get a grip on this surprisingly complex subject.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 11, 2014 9 comments
Scott Wilkinson has kindly asked me to join him on his "Home Theater Geeks" over on TWiT.tv to talk about headphones in general and maybe give a few recommendations for gifts for the holiday season.

The show will be broadcast on TWiT.tv live TODAY, Thursday, December 11, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time (2230 UTC). 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 Posted: Dec 06, 2014 19 comments
Please don't consider this a comprehensive overview of the best wireless Bluetooth headphones out there...it isn't. Manufacturers and PR people keep offering to send BT headphones to me, I keep being interested in the category, but it wasn't until a had some significant experience with BT headphones that I began to feel like I could comment on the relative performance of BT headphones I had heard. Well, with a dozen or so on hand and mounting experience, and the shopping season upon us, I figured it was time to do something.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 04, 2014 31 comments

Hey, that's cool!

The folks over at Linus Media Group sent a contingent to Sennheiser's headquarters in Hanover for a little tour. The video they brought back is pretty cool, offering us a look at Sennheiser's campus, some company history, and a peak at the HD 800 manufacturing process.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Dec 01, 2014 343 comments
Register to win a set of Sennheiser Momentum Headphones (MSRP $299.95) from Needle Doctor we are giving away.

According to the company:

"Sennheiser has long made some of the world’s best headphones, and they continue to do so today. Based in Germany, Sennheiser designs and builds headphones with one objective in mind - unrivaled sound quality. A look through their catalog will quickly render a picture of a company sparing no expense to obtain the desired goal while keeping prices in the ‘real world’ realm."

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 01, 2014 5 comments
A couple of weeks ago, Sennheiser announced it will be opening a couple of pop-up stores for this years holiday season (November 22nd to December 28th), one in New York and one in San Francisco. The press release waxes poetic about the store designs and current Momentum and Urbanite marketing efforts, but it all just seems a little odd to me. I mean, how much of an impact can Sennheiser really make with two stores open for only one month? I decided to get in touch with Stefanie Reichert, a key strategic marketing executive with Sennheiser, for a deeper look at how these stores fit into their overall strategies. A very interesting and illuminating conversation ensued.
Tyll Hertsens John Grandberg n_maher ljokerl Skylab Posted: Nov 25, 2014 21 comments

It's that time of year again, pondering over cool gifts for the audiophile or headphone enthusiast in your life can be a chore. Well, the InnerFidelity writers have just made your choosing a bit simpler by producing our Holiday Gift Guide for this year. Some really cool stuff in the guide this year. (I particularly liked Nate's DIY oscilloscope choice—man, what I woulda done to have one of those as a teen.)

So, peruse the gift guide for the next few pages and keep in mind those audio geeks you love, maybe that perfect gift will jump right out at you!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 21, 2014 77 comments

Many years ago, I sat at a table with about eight audiophile gear reviewers and asked the question, "Is the fidelity of reproduction directly related to one's ability to experience the art of music?" There was a pregnant moment of silence—you could almost hear the grinding of gears in their heads—and then answer, unanimously, was, "No."

One wonders then, if the gear isn't directly coupled to the appreciation of music, why review gear at all?

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