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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 01, 2012 60 comments

The surge of rapper and celebrity headphones over the past five years or so has been annoying in the extreme to me. All the glam and glitter has been an enormous distraction from what the actual purpose of a headphone should be: to sound good. We're not going to be able to go backwards though, the fashionistas have raised the bar and a big, black, plastic blob on your head isn't going to cut it anymore. I just wish some company out there would be mature enough to make a headphone with tastefully balanced sound and sophisticated good looks.

With its new Momentum headphone, Sennheiser, it seems to me, is the adult in the room.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12 comments

I've raised teenagers. It's not an easy time. First jobs; getting a driver's license; romance; challenging schoolwork--a heady mix indeed. Teens try to exercise control of the world they find themselves in...but often aren't quite well enough positioned or equipped. The magic bullet, it seems to me, is finding an engaging project that teens can throw themselves into and call their own. One that can make a few bucks is a big bonus.

Here's one such success story...

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 23, 2012 20 comments

There's a gazillion headphones out there, sorting through them is a chore. So the InnerFidelity writers came together with their top picks for cool headphone gifts this holiday season to make your gift giving a little easier.

ljokerl Posted: Nov 19, 2012 23 comments

At the heart of the Ultimate Ears 900 are four balanced armature drivers with a three-way passive crossover. The design utilizes dual bass transducers and single drivers for the midrange and treble--a setup similar to that of the Westone 4 and many custom-fit earphones. Impressive as that may be, the UE 900 will need to provide a very compelling case for its performance in order to justify the $400 price tag.

Steve Guttenberg Posted: Nov 16, 2012 3 comments
Though it was designed with home theater in mind Paradigm's publicists assured me the sound would click on a desktop. I was a little skeptical, but as soon as I had the system up and running the sound was right on the money, even when I was sitting a mere 30 inches away from the sats.
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 13, 2012 36 comments

Steve Guttenberg and I have gone back and forth on whether measurements are useful to consumers, but we both agree that the measurements don't tell you whether it's a good headphone or a great one. The V-Moda M-100 doesn't measure great, but that sure as heck doesn't mean they don't sound great.

I'll untangle all those double negatives in the article.

Skylab Posted: Nov 08, 2012 20 comments

Meier amps are designed in Germany, but built in China by Shanling. This no doubt has contributed to a strong value for the money. And the subject of this review, the "Rock" home headphone amp, is clearly targeted at people who are looking for value--the Rock is the smallest home (non-portable) headphone amp Meier has ever made, and also the least expensive, at $240 USD, or EUR 220 (in the EU). That actually makes it LESS expensive than any of Meier's current line-up of portable headphone amps!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 05, 2012 39 comments

The update is a little late this month because I just had to get something done. And it's very, very cool!

Steve Guttenberg Posted: Nov 01, 2012 4 comments

This is a really great little speaker, and truth be told I was smitten with the design even before I heard it. The LS50's swept-back, curved baffle, with a single rose gold Uni-Q KEF driver gives the speaker a fresh new look. The LS50 is KEF's 50th Anniversary Commemorative Model, and it's very much a twenty first century speaker.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 31, 2012 277 comments
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