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Sean Sabino Posted: Jul 27, 2015 6 comments

VfB Stuttgart's manager has an interesting reason for banning headphones.
Sony packages biometrics with their latest earphones.
Xiaomi hits the global headphone market in a big way.
Chesky Records' award-winning "Rap Symphony" album gets a sweet discount!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 24, 2015 18 comments

Woot! Almost everything is here and the system is wired up and running as planned. Did a little video tour...enjoy!

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Sean Sabino Posted: Jul 23, 2015 8 comments

Apple publishes their magnetically-bound earphone patent .
Neil Young pulls his music from online streaming services.
The iPod touch finally gets an update after 3 long years.
Spotify creates playlists for iconic places around the globe.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 22, 2015 17 comments

Generally, small increases in level are subjectively perceived as improvements in audio quality. When doing comparative listening tests it is therefore very important to match the perceived audio levels as precisely as possible.

That turns out to be very tricky indeed.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 11 comments
Marshall announces their first smartphone.
The Helix Cuff hopes to blend fashion and functionality with a cool turn on the classic bluetooth headphone.
Starkey's Halos "hearables" bring hearing aids to the modern era.
Chesky Records offers a deal on the new Primal Scream album.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 20, 2015 44 comments

Blaise Pascal was a pretty scientific dude. And yet, when it came to God he famously came up with his idea now known as "Pascal's Wager", which states that, while you can never know for sure, you should bet on the existence of God because the upside is great and the downside is minimal.

I reckon cables and burn-in are kinda like that.

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Sean Sabino Posted: Jul 16, 2015 0 comments

Sonic Electronix starts their VIP program.
Not Alone hopes to use headphone disconnection as a means of keeping you safe.
The Safe+Sound headphone aims to keep pedestrians aware.
The FTC considers the 30% cut that the Apple App store takes from streaming rivals.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 15, 2015 31 comments's not all subjective with me. I just spent a couple of days measuring the solid state amps in the house.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 15, 2015 32 comments

As I'm in the midst of producing what is essentially a large subjective review (an opinion piece on my experience with equipment), I wanted to offer up this video by Floyd Toole. He is a giant in the world of audio and I have the deepest respect for his work. In this video he explains the difference between opinion and science.


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