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Skylab Posted: Feb 13, 2013 2 comments
Skylab takes a listen to Cary Audio's first dedicated headphone amplifier, a hybrid 6DJ8/6922 gain stage with MOSFET output at a cool $1599. Sounds good already, doesn't it?
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 11, 2013 4 comments

Oh my! Great news week. Gizmodo dishes the dirt on Dre and Monster. Dre sues Yamaha, Monster sues Dolby---sheesh! Onkyo releases new cans. Meridian puts their brains in a tiny aluminum tube. And 1964 Ears has a cool new video.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 08, 2013 47 comments

I've been avoiding this for quite a while now. I knew it wouldn't show a damn thing. Puts me in a pickle because I can hear differences between cables...I'm pretty sure. Ah well, you gotta throw the objectivists a bone every now and then.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 06, 2013 28 comments

It's the middle of winter here in Montana. I can tell because the deer come out of the mountains and start living in the neighborhood. There's a whole herd that live in the neighbor's back yard under two large Fir trees. Fortunately they're quiet, so there's no problems measuring headphones.

John Grandberg Posted: Feb 04, 2013 3 comments

Consonance probably intended for this EL34 based tube integrated to be used in a dedicated listening room driving some high-efficiency speakers. And it does that quite well. Thanks to its relatively compact size and built-in headphone amp, it works perfectly for desktop audio too, which is why it fits here at InnerFidelity.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 02, 2013 24 comments

The bad news is that there's been a bit of a manufacturing glitch with Focal's introduction of their first headphone: The Spirit One. The good news is they've stepped up to the plate and fixed it, and the cans perform quite nicely.

Wanna hear the whole story?

n_maher Posted: Jan 29, 2013 16 comments

As an engineer I have a great deal of respect for any thing (product, device, tool, whatever) that's able to serve multiple functions and more importantly do them all well. I understand the need for laser-focused, niche products (and own a few) but there is something very valuable about a device that can serve multiple masters without disappointing any of them. And so it was with no small amount anticipation that I unboxed the final pre-production prototype of Headamp's (www.headamp.com) latest portable offering, the Pico Power.

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Ariel Bitran Posted: Jan 29, 2013 0 comments
Brad Dahlke of Rochester, Minnesota was very surprised by the differences in sound quality when he plugged in his brand new AudioQuest DragonFly. Brad won the DragonFly as part of a sweepstakes here on Innerfidelity.com! Brad shared his headphone history and revelations with the DragonFly with me via email.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 28, 2013 11 comments

Editor's Note: I used to tweet interesting news items, but I don't think it did justice to some stories. So, I'm going to keep surfing the news for headphones stories and make comments as I see the need, and when I build up a little chunk of interesting news stories post them here. I expect you'll see something about every two weeks or so. Here's the first.

Steve Guttenberg Posted: Jan 26, 2013 0 comments

AktiMate may not be a high profile maker of desktop speakers, but as soon as I heard a pair of their Micros at the recent Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver I fell in love with their sound. That rarely happens at shows, I find it hard to get a fix on a hi-fi's sound in cramped hotel rooms, but the lipstick red Micros spoke to me, I had to get them in for review.

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