Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 15, 2015 54 comments

Third in a series of planar magnetic headphone releases from Oppo Digital, and at $399 their lowest cost entrant to date, the PM-3 is intended as a planar magnetic headphone for portable use...and it delivers.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 14, 2015 2 comments

Woot! Almost time to head off to sunny Southern California for T.H.E. Show Newport, a Richard Beers and Bob Levi (AKA The Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society) audio show/shindig likely made all the better this year in its new digs at The Hotel Irvine, just a hop-skip from John Wayne Orange County Airport.

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Bob Katz Posted: May 13, 2015 40 comments

On Monday it was raining lions and tigers all day, but four of the faithful eventually arrived, between an hour and two late. Except Mitch Corbin, musician (Suzy Bogguss, David Bromberg, Byron Berline, David Grisman) and project studio owner, arrived early. That was a good thing, because I gave him a solo audition. When the four others arrived, they each had a headphone to check out and shuffle around. Mitch stuck around to learn everyone's reactions and schmooze for the evening, and a wonderful time was had by all.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 12, 2015 8 comments

I didn't have, and continue not to have any problems with the Momentum Wireless M2 I reviewed recently, but evidently others are.

Sennheiser acknowledges there is a problem with some of these headphones, and is stopping production until it is remedied.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 11, 2015 26 comments
It's a question I often ask myself. I do, and headphone enthusiasts and audiophiles do, but does the public in general...or even some reasonable fraction of the public care about sound quality?

I think the answer is: Yes. Here's one reason.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 08, 2015 30 comments

Going to be doing a big article this summer comparing the new HiFiMAN HE-1000 and Mr. Speakers Ether with a variety of other high-end headphones and using a handful of high-end amps. In preparation I did some more work today on the amplifier measurement routine.

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Posted: May 07, 2015 29 comments

Getting really serious about finding a way forward for an on-line headphone measurement tool. I think I need to run a few things by InnerFidelity readers.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 06, 2015 9 comments

I do keep my ear out for Skullcandy headphones. Not because I think they're going to produce an amazing sounding headphone—though it's possible—but because they sell a lot of headphones and I want to know if they're treating all those sk8ers right.

With the Grind, I think they sure 'nuf are.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 05, 2015 4 comments

So as not to incur the wrath of Google, InnerFidelity now passes the mobile-friendly requirements and will benefit from the better "ranking signal" on mobile search.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 04, 2015 13 comments

First time doing a presentation is always a bit sketchy. Thankfully, Brian Hunter of was there to capture the carnage.