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Tyll Hertsens Jan 03, 2014 16 comments

It's awful nice weather on the Slabs this time of year. Seventy five during the day, a nice chill 40 at night when the guitars come out to play at a campfire near you.

Paul (my riding buddy) calls it the "Rice Cooker", all I can tell you is that it's Thursday and we've been playing tunes on the Soundcast Melody boombox around the campfire for a week now, and it's still playing on its first charge.

Step inside for some cool pictures of Slab City along with the tunes.

Ariel Bitran Jan 03, 2014 4 comments
The Ultimate Headphone Guide is now available for purchase in the Stereophile online store. Over five hundred headphones and headphone amps are listed alongside big, beautiful pictures and essential specifications. Click here for more details!
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.

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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 damned good they sound in some ways!

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.]

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Tyll Hertsens Dec 10, 2013 6 comments

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

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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!