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Tyll Hertsens Jan 19, 2012 8 comments

I have a little plan I'm working on. I want to revamp my test tracks using music that I could get permission to publish here on InnerFidelity.

This guy is key!

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 19, 2012 6 comments

It's not easy to find cheap stuff that sounds good. There're just soooo many cheap headphones that it's impossible to get your ears on all of them for a listen.

Fortunately, I got a hot tip on these.

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 19, 2012 1 comments

Having heard only two of their headphones (the great sounding Exodus, and the rather poor sounding Stir it Up), I was very much looking forward to getting my ears on the entire House of Marley line to get a feel for their overall performance as a headphone company.

I wasn't disappointed.

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 18, 2012 5 comments

Argh! I forgot to take a picture of the Comply booth. I didn't forget to visit them, though. This company makes great aftermarket tips for you in-ear monitors, and their booth was manned by one of the engineers.

I just love it when someone technical is available to talk about their product.

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 18, 2012 9 comments

I mentioned in an earlier post that there are two types of in-ear monitor: balanced armature and dynamic driver. Well, there's actually a third type ...

... an in-ear monitor with both dynamic and balanced armature drivers!

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 17, 2012 8 comments

Val Kolton of V-Moda once told me there are just a handful of companies in China that make most of the world's headphones. I don't know about that, but I'd sure like to.

Maybe I just stumbled into one.

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 17, 2012 2 comments

Hey look! It's Spider! (Fitzy runs.) Last year Ronny Tsai sent me a couple of Spider products I liked quite a bit. Wonder what he's got this time?

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 17, 2012 5 comments

There's no doubt I want Audio Technica's ATH-M50 on my wall of fame, I had but to find the AT booth and ask. The question in my head as I walked up to their display was whether there was anything else of interest.

I was glad to see and hear a couple of new goodies from Audio Technica.

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 16, 2012 10 comments

Fang Bien is a longtime friend in the headphone world, and a prolific developer of headphone product. His line of planar magnetic headphones has caught the attention of enthusiasts, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the HE-500 in particular. I was happy to round the corner and spy the HiFiMAN booth.

Fang, as always, had new things to show.

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Tyll Hertsens Jan 16, 2012 2 comments

You know, being as brutally honest as I am in my product evaluations can be pretty uncomfortable sometimes. I've recently measured the Polk Ultrafit line and was pretty disappointed. I know the engineers there have been watching my measurements, so it was with no small measure of trepidation that I walked up to their booth.

Turned out to be quite a pleasant visit.