Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 17, 2013 40 comments

Sony gave these cans the model number 1. I've got to believe this was a "pull out all the stops" effort to make a flagship headphone for the brand. Or at least, one that would enter the fray and kick Beats butt.

Well, we'll see....

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 11, 2013 44 comments

Not long ago, Todd Green of got ripped off to the tune of about $24,000! That's a huge loss for a small business to absorb. It really hurt Todd.

Today, I'm very happy to report that not only has the thief been caught, but all of Todd's gear has been recovered. The perps were nabbed due to some great work by the Torrence Police Dept, and our very own Justin Wilson at HeadAmp.

This is the story...

ljokerl Posted: Apr 10, 2013 43 comments

In a recent reddit AMA Tyll mentioned that Philips offerings have surprised him the most in recent years. Listening to the new Fidelio earphones, I have to agree---Philips did a spectacularly good job with these two earphones.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 08, 2013 16 comments
Scott Wilkinson has kindly asked me to join him on his "Home Theater Geeks" over on to talk about wireless headphones, surround on headphones, and headphone imaging.

The show will be broadcast on live TODAY, Monday, April 8th, 5PM EST, 2 PM PST. I hope you'll join in to view. If you log into the chat session you can ask questions and watch people comment on the dialog as it happens. Quite fun, I really enjoy doing it.

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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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 06, 2013 29 comments

Spring has sprung here in Bozeman, and my back porch is again habitable for longer writing session...though a bit less scenic as the deer have fled for the hills, and the matted grass easily shows their pebbly reminders. Early spring can be a rather ugly season.

But, it's been good for headphone measurements and I've got a big wad of them prepared for InnerFidelity readers.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 01, 2013 30 comments

Well, I've promised headphone amp measurements for InnerFidelity's second birthday, and I'm gonna deliver. There's still a couple of glitches, so I can't quite say it's final. But it's close.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 26, 2013 17 comments

In headphone news: miniature electrostatic headphone drivers, MOG is morphing, Bloomberg tells the kids to quiet down, some Apple musing, headphone connectors at Furutec, and more.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 23, 2013 41 comments

It's warm and fuzzy, with a big bottom and a lively top.

No, it's not my girlfriend silly, it's the new Philips Fidelio X1. And while it may not be a mate for life, it's sure fun to have for a little fling.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Mar 19, 2013 58 comments

The recent introduction of the Meridian Explorer has caused quite a stir in the headphone world. The headphone output impedance was measured at around 48 Ohms...way to high for a headphone jack. Meridian has executed an in-line run change and the product now has about 5 Ohms output impedance. Much better!

I thought it would be a great moment to compare the two versions and explain why a low output impedance is important for good headphone fidelity.

John Grandberg Posted: Mar 15, 2013 15 comments

Parasound hasn't released a DAC in nearly 2 decades. That streak is now broken thanks to their new Zdac. Was it worth the wait?


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