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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 22, 2015 15 comments

Generally, small increases in level are subjectively perceived as improvements in audio quality. When doing comparative listening tests it is therefore very important to match the perceived audio levels as precisely as possible.

That turns out to be very tricky indeed.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 11 comments
Marshall announces their first smartphone.
The Helix Cuff hopes to blend fashion and functionality with a cool turn on the classic bluetooth headphone.
Starkey's Halos "hearables" bring hearing aids to the modern era.
Chesky Records offers a deal on the new Primal Scream album.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 20, 2015 44 comments

Blaise Pascal was a pretty scientific dude. And yet, when it came to God he famously came up with his idea now known as "Pascal's Wager", which states that, while you can never know for sure, you should bet on the existence of God because the upside is great and the downside is minimal.

I reckon cables and burn-in are kinda like that.

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Sean Sabino Posted: Jul 16, 2015 0 comments

Sonic Electronix starts their VIP program.
Not Alone hopes to use headphone disconnection as a means of keeping you safe.
The Safe+Sound headphone aims to keep pedestrians aware.
The FTC considers the 30% cut that the Apple App store takes from streaming rivals.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 15, 2015 31 comments's not all subjective with me. I just spent a couple of days measuring the solid state amps in the house.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 15, 2015 31 comments

As I'm in the midst of producing what is essentially a large subjective review (an opinion piece on my experience with equipment), I wanted to offer up this video by Floyd Toole. He is a giant in the world of audio and I have the deepest respect for his work. In this video he explains the difference between opinion and science.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 14, 2015 4 comments

I think I'm slowly getting a handle on the cable problem...slowly...but surely.

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Sean Sabino Posted: Jul 13, 2015 3 comments

Vibro Labs takes pre-orders on their 3D-printed acoustic coupler and measuring rig, the Veritas.
Alex Rosson steps down as CEO of Audeze.
HeadRoom starts their Telos Acoustics kickstarter.
Sennheiser and TIMBUK2 collaborate on a contest.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 10, 2015 29 comments

Literally, for the past two days I've been unpacking gear, putting it up on the shelves, storing the box, and then checking the front porch to find another box delivered. I had no idea I could even get so many deliveries in one day!

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Sean Sabino Posted: Jul 09, 2015 3 comments

The famous Bowers & Wilkins P5 cuts the wires.
LSTN Headphones helps people hear with their charitable approach.
TrustedReviews publishes a headphone driver technology guide.
Todd the Vinyl Junkie updates his loaner programs with sweet new gear.


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