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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 11, 2016 5 comments
It's been a long time...too long...since I had a visit with my Southern headphone enthusiast brethren and the Audio-Video Club of Atlanta. It was maybe 8 years ago since last I shared a meal with Chuck Bruce and John Morrison, but the ham, grits, and red eye gravy was unforgettable!

Woot! Imma do it again next week!

Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 06, 2016 17 comments
First, how in the hell do you make a pair of headphones, distribute it to retailers, and have it shipped overnight to your house for $20!? I shake my head; how can this be? Well, the answer, of course, is economies of scale. And with 312,000,000 headphones sold world-wide annually, there's plenty of scale in that economy.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: May 03, 2016 43 comments
Editor's Note: You just never know what's going to happen in my email in-box sometimes.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 30, 2016 11 comments
Not long ago, a colleague here in the Stereophile Home Tech Group said to me, "Why do you bother reviewing Bluetooth speakers? There's no such thing as a high-end Bluetooth speaker, right?"


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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 27, 2016 17 comments
The race is on. Would you like that Sennheiser Momentum 3 with a USB Type-C or Apple Lightning connector?
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 24, 2016 28 comments

HiFiMAN touts this headphone as great for direct play from portable devices—and I'll agree, it does play very well directly from a tablet or phone. Pretty nice not to have the burden and expense of having to carry around a portable amp, but at $1800 it doesn't really seem like a more affordable solution. And then, it's an open headphone while most portable cans are sealed to get rid of environmental noise. So...this is a flagship headphone for use with portable devices indoors? I'm not sure what to think...let's work through the details.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 19, 2016 29 comments

After Audeze clued me into how much the different headphone measurement heads vary in measurement performance, I decided to undertake a little experiment of my own. Well...not all my own, I'd love for others to join in! Come see how.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 15, 2016 20 comments

On-ear portable headphones don't get a lot of love from headphone enthusiasts...that's about to change.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 13, 2016 93 comments
Editor's note: After my review of the LCD-4, Audeze emailed me concerning discrepancies between my measurements and theirs. Numerous fairly technical emails were exchanged, I sent a number of Excel spreadsheets of my measurements for their use in comparisons, and there certainly does seem to be a discrepancy between measurements.

The folks at Audeze asked if they could write an article about these measurement observations and their response to my LCD-4 review. I said, "Of course, I've got plenty to learn on this subject." This article is Audeze's response.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Apr 08, 2016 34 comments
Some interesting times ahead. Before we start, let's find out what you think.