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John Grandberg Dec 22, 2011 28 comments

The Apple iPad is a versatile device. It's a game-playing, movie-watching, internet-browsing, email-sending, video-chatting, picture-taking, overall fun time-waster. And it can even help you get some work done too. But is there any way to use it as part of a serious audio system?

Let's have a listen!

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 20, 2011 30 comments

On December 9, 2011, the long-time electrostatic headphone maker, Stax, was purchased by Chinese speaker maker, Edifier Technology, for just over $1.5 million. Looked at another way, you could buy 288 SR-009 headphones ... or the company.

Don't flinch, I think we better get used to Chinese owners.

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 16, 2011 2 comments
Musicians often take journeys in their career, but few have traveled from the jungles of the Congo, to gigs with Erykah Badu and Sergio Mendez.

Lets take a trip.

Tyll Hertsens Dec 11, 2011 71 comments

Seems like every other day a new celebrity headphone comes out. And they're not cheap! Three hundred dollars used to buy you near-world class headphones. How come there's so much bling in headphones these days? How come they're so expensive? How the heck did we get here?

And more importantly, do these headphones sound any good?

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 11, 2011 Published: Dec 12, 2011 3 comments
Scott Wilkinson has kindly asked me to join him on his "Home Theater Geeks" podcast over on TWiT.tv. to talk about the "Celebrity Headphone Deathmatch."

The show will be broadcast on TWiT.tv live TODAY, Monday, December 12, at 1:30 pm Pacific Time (2130 UTC). Both audio and video will be available afterward on the Home Theater Geek page on TWiT; for real Podcast is available through iTunes here.

See you then!

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 06, 2011 2 comments

Hey! Look over there ... it's Django Reinhardt, and his hair is on fire!

Tyll Hertsens Dec 05, 2011 13 comments

With about 27% of the population over age 50, and roughly 30% of all headphone purchases influenced by celebrity endorsement, I can understand why Koss turned away from the heavy competition for the younger generation's wallet and focussed their attention on the baby boomers with the introduction of their Tony Bennett headphones. Personally I prefer Tony Bennett to Dr. Dre, Ludacris, and 50 Cent, but I'm not sure the geriatric headphone buyers are really part of the 30% of purchasers who are influenced by celebrity endorsement.

Let's see how they sound.

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 02, 2011 3 comments

I was merrily listening to Silent Strike (merrily may be the wrong word to use with them) on MOG through my Squeeze Server, when all of a sudden the music stopped. I look at my iPad, which is running iPeng to control everything, and things just start disappearing. I push the MOG button and a cryptic message shows up to reconfigure MOG on mysqueezebox.com. After a bit of fumbling, 'cuz everything looked fine, I pointed my browser at mog ... and was greeted with a bunch of weird posts about their service interuption.

Dontcha just love a company with a sense of humor?

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 01, 2011 13 comments
Months go by like weeks now. It's either because I love this job, or that I'm not writing enough posts between Updates. Probably both, but that's okay. I'll get faster because I love this job.

Let's see what's up with InnerFidelity this month...

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Tyll Hertsens Nov 30, 2011 8 comments
Have you ever had the experience of looking at something, and your brain can't figure out what it is, and you stare but can not perceive?

"Otra Sanata" is something like that.