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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 11, 2015 26 comments
It's a question I often ask myself. I do, and headphone enthusiasts and audiophiles do, but does the public in general...or even some reasonable fraction of the public care about sound quality?

I think the answer is: Yes. Here's one reason.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 08, 2015 30 comments

Going to be doing a big article this summer comparing the new HiFiMAN HE-1000 and Mr. Speakers Ether with a variety of other high-end headphones and using a handful of high-end amps. In preparation I did some more work today on the amplifier measurement routine.

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Posted: May 07, 2015 28 comments

Getting really serious about finding a way forward for an on-line headphone measurement tool. I think I need to run a few things by InnerFidelity readers.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 05, 2015 4 comments

So as not to incur the wrath of Google, InnerFidelity now passes the mobile-friendly requirements and will benefit from the better "ranking signal" on mobile search.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 01, 2015 12 comments

A healthy handfull of measurements this time...and a big shout out to Takato14 for sending in all the cool vintage cans!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 13, 2015 24 comments

Here's some headphones of particular interest to me. If you have a pair that's in fairly good shape, I'd love to measure them.

  • Sennheiser HD 414
  • AKG K1000
  • Beyerdynamic DT801 and DT901
  • Original Koss Pro4AA, with liquid filled ear cushions.
  • Sony R10

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 10, 2015 42 comments
"I've been having a blast reading through the first year (1923) of issues for "Gramophone," the great British classical music magazine. When I came across the attached article (from the issue for September 1923), I was struck by the fact that it could have been written this year .... and, if we substituted a more modern piece of equipment (such as "headphones") for the "gramophone," then the arguments would be just like those in our "equipment vs. music" discussions in audio publications and forums."
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 09, 2015 35 comments

Wow! A great response from my post pushing for more measurements! Thanks!

41 headphone measurements done this month...I think that's a record.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 24, 2015 20 comments

You've seen me play with Photoshop a bit for my InnerFidelity Updates. I had no idea it could get you in this much trouble!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10 comments

Ruh roh! It seems designers Dolce & Gabbana may have gotten a little too inspired by Colombian artist Adriana Duque.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1 comments

You know things are happening when industry decides to settle on a standard. In this case, the AES has settled on a standard file structure for providing portable player (smartphone, tablets, DAPs) software programmers access to HRTF and other complex audio virtualization data sets.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 16, 2015 8 comments

When I saw the video I thought, "No way!?"

And then I saw the second video...and realized it's here.

Just amazing!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 13, 2015 6 comments

In the tenth century the fithele (precursor to the violin) had round holes. By the eighteenth century violins had F-holes that effectively doubled air resonance power. The question is: How did they figure that out over time?

The answer may be: they didn't.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 11, 2015 22 comments

InnerFidelity reader scharfsj wrote in a comment in my recent "A New Push for Headphone Measurements" article:

All well and good, but, I'm really not particularly interested in measurements, and really don't know why there is such a preoccupation with this opposed to creating more interesting content. What I am interested is what they sound like.

It's a really good question and I thought I'd answer it.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 09, 2015 5 comments

Here's a news item I simply can't resist posting up. No, it's not about high-end audio, it's actually about a potentially much lower cost alternative to cochlear implants.

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