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ljokerl Dec 29, 2013 2 comments

Onkyo entered the on-ear headphone market with quite the splash. ljokerl thought it would be a good idea to investigate their in-ear offering as well.

Tyll Hertsens Blog
Tyll Hertsens Dec 22, 2013 34 comments

I provide measurements because I think they have something important to add to people's experience with and understanding of headphones. "What," you say, "might that look like?"

Good question. Here's one answer.

Tyll Hertsens Dec 19, 2013 6 comments

Accidentally Extraordinary, huh? That's a pretty tricky business plan. Not quite sure how you pull that off. I reckon "jumping into a new market, giving it all you've got, and doing a pretty good job of making a good looking and good sounding headphone" a more achievable goal.

Be hard to fit that on your business card, though.

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 16, 2013 15 comments

Need a good pair of headphones for your journey down the rabbit hole?

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 12, 2013 27 comments

Of course they're gorgeous looking, B&W just doesn't make stuff that's not drop-dead sexy. The big surprise here is how good they sound...how damned good they sound in some ways!

Sweepstakes
Jon Iverson Dec 11, 2013 439 comments
Register to win a V-MODA VAMP Verza Headphone Amplifier (MSRP $598.00) we are giving away.

According to the company:

Geared for the modern audio connoisseur, VAMP VERZA transforms your smartphone into a mobile hi-fi system. Designed in Italy and made in Japan, it builds off of the original VAMP for iPhone 4/4S featuring an integrated 150mW x 2 headphone amplifier, 2 DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converters) and a 2200mAh battery pack. VAMP VERZA also introduces the patent-pending VERZADOCK that seamlessly integrates with popular smartphone and tablets.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

Tyll Hertsens Blog
Tyll Hertsens Dec 10, 2013 6 comments

With surprising regularity DIY headphone hobbyists astonish me. Here's a spectacular example.

New Products
Tyll Hertsens Dec 05, 2013 15 comments

Wow. Didn't see that coming. Grado tends to lay low in the headphone PR mill, but they've poked their head into the fray with the Bushmills x Grado headphone—their first ever closed-back headphone!

John Grandberg Dec 04, 2013 20 comments

Resonessence Labs, the wizards behind the ESS Sabre DAC chips and the exceptional Invicta DAC, release their first product aimed solely at headphone users. And it's a doozy.

News
Tyll Hertsens Dec 03, 2013 10 comments

While I've done some niggling about the AK120, it remains one of the best sounding portable media players I've heard. Here's some news on incremental improvements and two new models now available.