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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.

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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.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 03, 2015 11 comments

I see this relationship between members and vendors as absolutely crucial. This is a very real community, and any healthy community has citizens and commerce. If we want to keep feeling like a real community, if we want to keep getting product we desire, two-way interaction and communication between members and vendors must continue.

The trick is balance.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 02, 2015 8 comments
And then, when the meet is over, and Frank has received his feedback, he disassembles the amp, re-stocks the parts, and starts all over again. It reminds me of the Buddhist monks that make the sand mandalas and then destroy them when the ritual is over.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 02, 2015 2 comments
Sean (CrocCap) is relatively new to the world of headphones having joined Head-Fi just over a year ago, but the gear he brought is anything but new. It's not that he's a vintage gear collecter per se, this just happened to be the gear that his family had in their home.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 02, 2015 1 comments
A visit to Bill and OJ's table had the very familiar feel...a home base for a headphone geek like me.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 01, 2015 4 comments
Milos' (N3rdling) table was yet another display of unobtainium on a member table. A HeadAmp Aristaeus, Stax DAC-X2t, and Sony MDR-R10 were among his delights.