Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jun 03, 2015 1 comments

For the first time ever (for me anyway) I walked into a dealer room and it's all headphones! What's the story here?

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jun 02, 2015 13 comments

Jimmy Moon gave me the run-down on Astell&Kern's two new players that bracket their line in the most and least expensive slots.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jun 02, 2015 2 comments

T.H.E. Show Newport found a new home this year in the Hotel Irvine, and my, what a lovely place it is. But T.H.E. Show is much more than its venue, follow along with me for the next few days and we'll have a look at the event from a headphone enthusiasts point of view.

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Sean Sabino Posted: Jun 01, 2015 4 comments

PSB Audio bring a new in-ear to their M4U line-up.
Designer Maxime Loiseau creates a super-thin piezo-electric headphone from printed parts.
Binauric SE kickstarts a bluetooth headphone with binaural recording abilities.
Spotify teams up with AXEL audio for a modular headphone.

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Sean Sabino Posted: May 28, 2015 14 comments

Pioneer comes rushing back to the headphone scene with their first flagship, the SE-Master 1.
Spotify and Berklee College of Music want to protect your ears.
The beloved Raspberry Pi gets a hi-res DAC.
The Aivvy Q brings the music to your ears, quite literally.

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John Grandberg Posted: May 27, 2015 6 comments
A "new" custom IEM company that's been around for 30 years? Yeah, there's a story in there somewhere.
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Sean Sabino Posted: May 25, 2015 6 comments

A new flagship player comes to us from AK.
Soundaware releases a new reference CD player/ripper.
Enterprising high-schoolers boost wireless audio with new bluetooth solution.
Moon-Audio celebrates Memorial Day with new products and a sale!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 22, 2015 12 comments

In Part 1 of this article, I explained what total harmonic distortion is and how it's measured. Here in this second part, we will take a look at various THD+noise plots and interpret them.

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Sean Sabino Posted: May 21, 2015 62 comments

New tunable in-ears from RHA Audio.
Fostex refreshes the Venerable T50RP.
MIT Cable is Indiegogogoing for it with Vero headphone cables.
Mr Speakers having a big, big sale!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 20, 2015 12 comments
Tinnitus (a persistant ringing in the ears) affects about 10-15% of the population in a mild way, with about 1% of the population severely affected. In the worst cases, it can be very debilitating causing many psychological side-effects. Until recently, very little has be found to reduce, much less cure, this condition.

Neuromod Devices, and Irish company, have developed a device they call Mutebutton that in clinical trials has produced a 42% reduction in the patients perceived loudness of tinnitus.