InnerFidelity Mentioned in NY Times Article
Andrew Martin from the New York Times called me a few weeks ago and we had a dandy little chat about headphones. He told me he was writing a piece on Monster Beats and was looking for background info. I've got my fair share of that.
I told him I loved Monster for what they've done for headphones, but also hated Monster for what they've done for headphones with their absolutely gorgeous, but horrendously bad sounding Beats by Dre Solo headphone. I think I said something like, "People think they've just bought a $200 headphone and think they are getting high-end sound ... they won't be very impressed. And they could be for $200!" I told him I measured the Solo HD and it was even worse. I think it was at that point I uttered the quote he used:
“In terms of sound performance, they are among the worst you can buy,” says Tyll Hertsens, editor in chief of InnerFidelity.com, a site for audiophiles. “They are absolutely, extraordinarily bad."
I would like to say, however, some of the Monster's products are better. The Jamz and L'il Jamz are pretty good. The triangular Lady Gagas were surprisingly good ... if you could get them into your ears. The Studio and Pro are okay. The rest, not so much, IMHO.
Just thought I'd lay out a little background.
The NY Times article is here.
Oh, and here's that silly video again (wait for it):