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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Sep 24, 2014 2 comments
You may remember me mentioning previously that InnerFidelity's parent company, The Enthusiast Network, likes to use social media to attract attention for their web properties. I've had a few meetings with the social media experts at TEN, and they've sent me some best practices guides.

Okie dokie, they want it, I'll do it. Seems to me a good chance to float out stuff that may hold a bit of interest but doesn't warrant space in these pages..and guess what? I am having a bit of fun.

Anywho, all you Facebookers out there who want to keep up with my fluffy musings may want to go to the InnerFidelity Facebook page and give it a look and a like. I'll be posting there daily.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Sep 20, 2014 16 comments
The most common transducer type in headphones is the dynamic driver. It's basically a miniature version of the large driver you'd see in a typical speaker in the home. There are other headphone driver types, but for this article we'll focus on the dynamic driver.

Headphone101_DynamicDriver_DiaphragmAnimationThe dynamic driver is a transducer that converts an electrical signal into an acoustic signal. The image above shows a partially disassembled headphone capsule with the earpad and driver grill removed. The shiny circular transparent object is the driver diaphragm—it's like the speaker cone in a regular speaker. The electrical signal to the headphones causes it to move in and out (as show at right) and creates the sound you hear in the headphones.

To understand exactly how wire, electrical signal, and magnets cause the diaphragm to move, we'll need to start with electromagnetic principles...and I'll have to break out the Dremel tool and distroy some perfectly good headphones. RIP V-Moda Crossfade LP, you died for a good cause.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Sep 15, 2014 34 comments

Sennheiser takes aim at the Millenials with its newest on-ear headphone, the Urbanite, and pretty much nails it. This is a great headphone for youthful music listeners.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Sep 12, 2014 27 comments
So, I'm finishing up my Sennheiser Urbanite review (it'll go up Monday) and low and behold they've opened up the Urbanite micro-site.

Oh. My. Goodness.

Genius or insanity, I can't really tell...I'm not the target audience.

Funny? Maybe. Weird? Definitely.

Click here if you dare.

Make sure to play the movie at the top of the page. Strangest headphone advert ever!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Sep 11, 2014 6 comments
Obviously, Adriana Duque's perspective on headphones is quite different than mine.

And far more colorful and imaginative.

I thought they were oddly soothing. More pictures here.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Sep 08, 2014 20 comments
Woot! Here we go, InnerFidelity's first Headphone 101 page. Sure, it's mostly simple stuff for headphone enthusiasts, but I bet there's a few tidbits of info you won't have heard before. I know there were a few new things for me as I read the IEC headphone spec and "Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook" to brush up before writing the article.

Enjoy!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Sep 03, 2014 59 comments

Lots of stuff happening behind the scene's at InnerFidelity these days.

I can't tell all, but I can tell some.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Aug 30, 2014 23 comments
Lots of new headphones measured. Most of the Beats by Dre line; the Master&Dynamic MH40; the HiFiMAN HE-560; three Stax cans; lots of Oppo pad measurements; and much more!
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12 comments

A complete and exhaustive look at the history of headphones? No.

But I learned some things and enjoyed it.

Skylab Posted: Aug 22, 2014 23 comments

Attention audiophiles!!! The TTVJ Apex Teton is an amp built by and for audiophiles. No compromises, exquisite parts, and looks to explode your wife's head.

Make no mistake, a true high-end headphone amp.

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