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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 24, 2015 18 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 9 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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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 05, 2015 21 comments

The headphone news feeds were chock full of reports on the World Health Organization that has just recommended we limit use of personal audio devices to one hour per day. ONE HOUR PER DAY! Man, that's a hard number to choke down. How do you get your teenager to do that?

I've got some thoughts.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 04, 2015 27 comments

I've got time to measure more headphones than I can get in from manufacturers, let's attack the wish list and get these headphones measured.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 03, 2015 8 comments
First batch of post CES headphones are measured...I think "okay" headphones are becoming more common, but great ones are as rare as ever.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 23, 2015 6 comments

All this talk lately about the need for great masters had me searching for some.

Here's a winning source.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 20, 2015 8 comments

Yeah, I know right, I never do this sort of thing.

Actually I just wanted to draw your attention to a couple of very interesting articles, but the Pono came today so I thought I'd just take a couple of pictures.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 19, 2015 24 comments
Nice! I've already heard back on some of my questions!!!

The most helpful response so far was how to learn about Pono directly from Neil Young himself.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 18, 2015 22 comments

I've talked to a few of the folks at Pono and Ayre...I've read a bunch of the articles about Pono...and I have to say, I'm more and more confused.

I don't know how to tell if Pono is succeeding or failing. I'm not sure of who they are...or what their success would look like. But I'd like to find out...'cuz there's a Pono Player on the way here and I need to figure out in what context to view the thing.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 11, 2015 0 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 spend a little time remembering and honoring Joe Grado and his legacy in the audio world.

The show will be broadcast on TWiT.tv live tomorrow, Thursday, February 12, 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!

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