Headphone Buyers Guide

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 25, 2014 25 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!

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9 comments

'Tis the season, time for the InnerFidelity writers to hook you up with some cool gift ideas. We accept that many will just be looking for goodies for themselves...sorry about your wallet.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Aug 26, 2013 31 comments
InnerFidelity writers are busy writing basic introductory content for the Ultimate Headphone Guide. In this article, Tyll introduces the headphone hobby to the n00bs.
ljokerl Posted: Aug 21, 2013 13 comments

InnerFidelity writers are busy writing basic introductory content for the Ultimate Headphone Guide. In this article, Joker gives his guidance on inserting in-ear monitors.

John Grandberg Posted: Aug 19, 2013 18 comments

InnerFidelity writers are busy writing basic introductory content for the Ultimate Headphone Guide. In this article, John Grandberg explains the importance of hearing safety.

Skylab Posted: Aug 18, 2013 9 comments

InnerFidelity writers are busy writing basic introductory content for the Ultimate Headphone Guide. Our second entry? Skylab writes about the need for a headphone amp.

n_maher Posted: Aug 17, 2013 7 comments

InnerFidelity writers are busy writing basic introductory content for the Ultimate Headphone Guide. Our first entry? Nate Maher writes about the DIY activity within Headphonedom.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 26, 2013 32 comments

I'm totally stoked this project has come to pass. Source Interlink Media will be producing a special interest publication this fall called "The Ultimate Headphone Guide." To be a part of what I think might be the first paper publication dedicated entirely to headphones is quite exciting. To have the opportunity to let InnerFidelity readers provide some input makes it doubly so.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 23, 2012 28 comments

There's a gazillion headphones out there, sorting through them is a chore. So the InnerFidelity writers came together with their top picks for cool headphone gifts this holiday season to make your gift giving a little easier.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jun 22, 2012 38 comments

With the recent spate of noise cancelers appearing from all corners, I thought I'd bring them together for a little workout in the lab. The Bose Quiet Comfort 15 has long been my favorite, but newcomers like PSB, Polk, and Klipsch are launching frontal attacks, so I think it's time for a re-evaluation.

Going in, I figured it would be hard to beat Bose. What's your guess?

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 31, 2012 0 comments
Between forums, emails, Facebook, Twitter, and the InnerFidelity YouTube channel, I get asked, "What headphones should I buy?" at least 50 times a day. I can't possibly answer all the questions or I'd never get my job done. So, I present you with the InnerFidelity "Wall of Fame."

Want to know what headphones I think are best? You'll find them here.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 11, 2011 70 comments

Seems like every other day a new celebrity headphone comes out. And they're not cheap! Three hundred dollars used to buy you near-world class headphones. How come there's so much bling in headphones these days? How come they're so expensive? How the heck did we get here?

And more importantly, do these headphones sound any good?

Tai Ming Sow Posted: Nov 29, 2011 22 comments
Editors Note - I had a good laugh reading well known headphone enthusiast ClieOS' (Tai Ming Sow) article as some of his recommendations are very familiar to me and have already been reviewed favorably at InnerFidelity, and some I had never even heard of the company before. The number and variety of IEMs Tai has heard is spectacular.

I should mention Tai lives in Malaysia, and a couple of the headphones he recommends are not available in the U.S. Thanks for the recommendations Tai.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 22, 2011 18 comments
Wander through InnerFidelity and you'll stumble upon a lot of good headphones. But I thought I'd save you some time, and pick a couple hands full of some of the best ways to fill the head of someone you love, with music.

We'll start with the least expensive and work our way up.

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