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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 11, 2016 1 comments

With tips for sport, comfort, and isolation, in four different sizes, Comply had a problem: How to make point-of-purchase earphone tip displays simpler for both stockists and consumers? Answer: Make a one-size-fits-all earphone tips and just display a few options.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 10, 2016 5 comments

Kind of a short report today. The Sands Convention Center was where the fitness stuff was, and a few other odds and ends.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 09, 2016 6 comments

Day two at the Venetian. A few of them HUGE!

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 07, 2016 16 comments

Done with the mayhem over at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I've got a feeling there's going to be a lot more headphone action in the high-end displays at the Venetian this year, and I don't want to miss any of it.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 06, 2016 16 comments

Oh my aching feet. But a good first day! Lots of pix enclosed.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 05, 2016 17 comments

Gonna do something a bit different this year. Daily reports from the show mainly to provide the vibe. In-depth reports when I get home.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 31, 2015 25 comments

Seems like the celebrity headphone wars of a few years ago has calmed down. On the other hand, the battle for a share of the astonishing growth in the headphone market rages on.

Winners? Losers? Water under the bridge and future promises. My comments on 2015 within.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 24, 2015 9 comments

If I were in this simply for personal listening pleasure it might be a different story. I might go with the lightning fast HeadAmp GS-X Mk2; or the meaty musicality of the Eddie Current Black Widow; or the tantalizingly clean yet euphonic Apex Teton. But I'm a headphone reviewer, and what I need in a headphone amp is to get the hell out of the way and let me hear the headphones at their level best. What I need is an amp that will drive any headphone, balanced and unbalanced. I need a no bullshit, competent headphone amp.

What I need, as a reviewer, is the Simaudio Moon NEO 430 HA.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 18, 2015 31 comments

The room was crazy loud at CES last year, but even through the cacophony the new dual-driver (dynamic/electret) Enigmacoustics Dharma had something special.

The question is how special?

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 15, 2015 10 comments
In the midst of performing measurements for a headphone amp review last week, it appears I might have done something to let the smoke out of a few of its parts. Ugh.

So, while I await a returned product with properly smoke filled parts, I decided to finish up InnerFidelity's first pass of a Wall of Fame page for Bluetooth portable and table-top speakers. While I don't feel nearly as confident of accumulating the best-of-the-best array of speakers to test as I do of the headphone WoF pages, I'm convinced the selection has a broad enough range and competent quality to warrant its own Wall of Fame page.


InnerFidelity's Table-Top and Portable Bluetooth Speaker Wall of Fame page.