Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 28, 2014 25 comments

On the one hand, NO! It's a silly question, far too simple to be useful. On the other hand, more ears will be listening to music on headphones than ever before, and hopefully they'll be getting their first exposure to well reproduced audio.

Okay, let's talk about it.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 25, 2014 38 comments

I like the K701 and variants; I like the K267 Tiesto; I like the K550 too; but no, I don't like the K812.

Woulda kept my mouth shut, but way too many people have asked me to chime in on these new headphones.

John Grandberg Posted: Feb 21, 2014 2 comments

I love relatively compact devices packed with features. Unfortunately many of them involve significant compromise to achieve their size or price point.

Here's one that doesn't.

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 19, 2014 17 comments

We never did get those flying cars we were promised, but we're getting ever closer to being wired up like the Bionic Man.

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 17, 2014 29 comments

If you read these pages regularly, you likely love music well reproduced on headphones. What's not to love? The bigger question is how come more folks don't love music well reproduced on headphones?

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 14, 2014 40 comments

Audio researchers find that trained listeners yield more consistant test results in subjective listening tests. Well, I suppose that means you or I would do a better job evaluating gear if we had some training, no? How does one go about getting this training? Do you have to work for some big audio research organization?

NO!!! Now Philips has release a version of their training program on-line—it's free, and it's fun!

Skylab Posted: Feb 12, 2014 6 comments

I was approached by MiniWatt to review their current USB DAC/AMP combo, the n4. I had not really heard much about this company before but they have had several previous products that were well received, including a very compact vacuum tube headphone amp. I hadn't reviewed an "inexpensive" product ($349 MSRP in this case) here on InnerFidelity for a while, so I decided to give it a try.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 10, 2014 42 comments

Boy is it a good time to be in the market for a $300-$400 sealed headphone. Offerings like the Sennheiser Momentum, NAD VISO HP50, and B&W P7 provides consumers with some very good choices. Now you can add two more: The Focal Spirit Professional and The Focal Spirit Classic.

John Grandberg Posted: Feb 07, 2014 30 comments

Should a reference-quality headphone amplifier cost more than a slightly used jet ski? Because that seems to be the trend. AURALiC goes in another direction with their statement amp, the stunning TAURUS MKII.

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 04, 2014 50 comments

Harman researchers have continued their march forward to find a subjectively preferred target response curve for headphones. Reading their latest paper has me hearing the last nails being driven into the coffin of the diffuse field response for headphones...

...thank goodness.


Enter your InnerFidelity username.
Enter the password that accompanies your username.