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Tyll Hertsens Aug 26, 2013 1 comments
Scott Wilkinson has kindly asked me to join him on his "Home Theater Geeks" over on TWiT.tv to talk about DTS Headphone-X and the new headphone target response curves in the works at Harman and Canada's NRC Labs.

The show will be broadcast on TWiT.tv live TODAY, Monday, Aug 26, 5PM EST, 2 PM PST. I hope you'll join in to view. If you log into the chat session you can ask questions and watch people comment on the dialog as it happens. Quite fun, I really enjoy doing it.

Both audio and video will be available afterward on the Home Theater Geek page on TWiT; for real Podcast is available through iTunes here.

See you then!

Tyll Hertsens Aug 14, 2013 7 comments

I'm sick of choosing between Velcro, Dual-Lock, and rubber bands to keep my portable gear in one lump. I'm pissed I can't easily get digital audio outputs from portable digital devices. I hate it when my portable amp picks up RF noise from my cell phone.

Convergence...why is it so damned hard.

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Tyll Hertsens Aug 05, 2013 3 comments

As I looked through the stories that struck my interest over the past couple of months for this installment of Headphone News a theme began to appear: Weird new directions for headphones.

Tyll Hertsens Jul 31, 2013 21 comments

Nine days of motorcycle riding in the back country of Montana is superb...but there are NO wall outlets along the way to keep gadgets for music and phone calls charged. This is the story of a little kit of gear I put together for solar recharging and playing music off the grid.

Some products were great, but one made me crazy with frustration.

Tyll Hertsens Jul 18, 2013 23 comments

If Mary Shelley had written a birthday scene in "The Bride of Frankenstein", the Abyss AB-1266 would certainly have been the perfect gift for old Frankie. Yeah, these are some weird looking cans, and the price tag sure makes you look at them real hard.

Fortunately, it's what they sound like that counts.

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Tyll Hertsens Jul 15, 2013 16 comments

Take it from the guy that put the first cross-feed circuit to fix headphone imaging in a box that a consumer could buy, making headphones sound like speakers is hard...really, really hard.

But Headphone:X by DTS seems to be putting a pretty good dent in the problem.

Tyll Hertsens Jul 10, 2013 20 comments

Q: Who the heck is Tiesto, and why does he want an adjustable bass control?

A: Some sort of popular European DJ, and because, by golly, the damn thing works!

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Tyll Hertsens Jul 01, 2013 43 comments

It's July! Time for motorcycles, firecrackers, and a bunch of headphone and amp measurements!

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Tyll Hertsens Jun 28, 2013 33 comments

I recently visited Dr. Sean Olive, Harman International's Director of Acoustic Research and president-elect of the Audio Engineering Society, for an in-depth rundown on their ground-breaking work on understanding the relationship between the subjective and objective performance of headphones.

Oh my, this is seriously good stuff.

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Tyll Hertsens Jun 20, 2013 33 comments
Been grinding away at the amp measurement routine and I think we're there. I would like some comments though before I measure a bunch of headphone amps this weekend.