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Tyll Hertsens Nov 09, 2011 15 comments
Photo credt: AnakChan - The Headphone Girls greeting attendees entering the show.
Headphone enthusiasm is alive and well in Japan! Fujia AVIC, an electronics on-line and brick-and-mortar retailer in Tokyo, organizes a bi-annual headphone festival that is headphone otaku at it's finest.
Tyll Hertsens Nov 07, 2011 2 comments
At the bottom end of the Soul by Ludacris headphone line is the SL100. I was impressed by the more expensive SL150, and hopeful for another good showing here.

Um ... didn't quite work out.

Tyll Hertsens Nov 03, 2011 12 comments
After spending time with the Beats by Dre Solo HD (high definition or heavily distorted, I'm not sure) it was a real pleasure to acquaint myself with the Soul by Ludacris SL150.

Surprisingly satisfying!

Steve Guttenberg Nov 02, 2011 3 comments
I've never understood why the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air and Bose iPod SoundDock 10 iPod speakers are so popular. Sure, they sound acceptably good, but for that kind of money (around $600) you could buy a nice set of stereo speakers and an integrated amp and wind up with much better sound. For about a third the price of the B & W and Bose the Fluance FiSDK500 ($200) is a serious contender. It's by far the best sounding iPod speaker I've heard for anywhere near its price.
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Tyll Hertsens Nov 01, 2011 13 comments
October has come and gone ... way too fast. CanJam at RMAF was fun, but you've read about that by now. Let's see what else happened in the lab.
RMAF 2011
Tyll Hertsens Oct 25, 2011 0 comments
That's a wrap! A few closing comments, and we're done.
RMAF 2011
Tyll Hertsens Oct 24, 2011 3 comments
In principle, nobody is indispensable. In practice, some are. For CanJam at RMAF, that indispensable individual is John Purtill. Or JPnums, if you prefer.
RMAF 2011
Tyll Hertsens Oct 24, 2011 51 comments
There's simply no doubt the big news of the show was the amazing new Audez'e LCD-3. Spectacular!
RMAF 2011
Tyll Hertsens Oct 23, 2011 7 comments
Sisyphus would be proud. Jerry Harvey has been pushing this bolder up hill for a long, long time. I'm glad to say it looks like it's over the top ... and it sounds like it's over-the-top good, too.
RMAF 2011
Tyll Hertsens Oct 23, 2011 17 comments
I spent almost two decades trying to get cross-feed right. The Phonitor pulls it off.