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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 16, 2015 10 comments

At first I thought "never going to work", but on reading it over I think it might have some good uses.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 15, 2015 23 comments

Man, you just never know what's going to show up in the headphone news feeds.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 14, 2015 18 comments
In late 2011 I reviewed the Monster Beats Solo and found it simply horrible. Knowing there were a bunch of Chinese knock-offs, I set out to find one better than the original. I eventually stumbled onto and reviewed the Noontec Zoro. I found it much better. The subsequent Noontec Zoro HD was better yet. Fast forward to the middle of last year, and Beat releases their next generation headphones including the Solo2, which I loved.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 13, 2015 24 comments

Here's some headphones of particular interest to me. If you have a pair that's in fairly good shape, I'd love to measure them.

  • Sennheiser HD 414
  • AKG K1000
  • Beyerdynamic DT801 and DT901
  • Original Koss Pro4AA, with liquid filled ear cushions.
  • Sony R10

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 10, 2015 42 comments
"I've been having a blast reading through the first year (1923) of issues for "Gramophone," the great British classical music magazine. When I came across the attached article (from the issue for September 1923), I was struck by the fact that it could have been written this year .... and, if we substituted a more modern piece of equipment (such as "headphones") for the "gramophone," then the arguments would be just like those in our "equipment vs. music" discussions in audio publications and forums."
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 09, 2015 38 comments

Wow! A great response from my post pushing for more measurements! Thanks!

41 headphone measurements done this month...I think that's a record.

n_maher Posted: Apr 08, 2015 7 comments
A short time after posting my budget CIEM article I was contacted by another manufacturer, Alclair, and asked if I was interested in trying their Reference CIEM which they thought would be a good fit for an addition to the article. As it just so happened, I had a spare set of ear impressions so I sent them on their way and a little while later received a brand new pair of CIEMs in return.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 07, 2015 74 comments
The Headphone Slutz group meeting was fast approaching, and the demo cans would soon arrive from the Cable Company. I was excited! In a few weeks I would be able to hear and compare four of the world's best headphones, in my own room with the finest associated gear and music sources, and share that experience with seven friends.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 06, 2015 3 comments
CanJam SoCal 2015 seemed to go off without a hitch. I say "seemed" because no doubt there were bumps in the road, but the CanJam organizing team did an absolutely fantastic job presenting headphone enthusiasts with a terrifically satisfying event. My heartfelt thanks to Jude, Warren, Ethan, Andre, Amos, and all the Head-Fiers that volunteered to help out for the event.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 04, 2015 10 comments
Fang Bian's audio journey is truly a rags-to-riches account. From a young kid bit by the audio bug picking through garbage for his gear, to a successful business man and engineer producing a world class, leading edge product. It's quite a story.