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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 13, 2015 23 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 38 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 33 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 19 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 28 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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