TODAY! Tyll on's "Home Theater Geeks" Podcast.

Scott Wilkinson has kindly asked me to join him on his "Home Theater Geeks" over on to talk about the "Celebrity Headphone Deathmatch!"

The show will be broadcast on live TODAY, Monday, December 12, at 1:30 pm Pacific Time (2130 UTC). 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!

reeling's picture

Hey, great job on the show! Would love to see you and Scott talk about something like recommendations for a headphone setup in different price ranges. Also curious about what you think about the quality of audio from different music services - iTunes, Amazon, MOG, Rdio, Spotify, etc.

logscool's picture

It would be great to hear you talk more about how certain aspects of the graph affect the sound of headphones. Maybe in an article or next week. Hearing you talk about it a little today really made me realize how much more there is to look for.

Also it would be awesome to hear you talk about some T50RP modding next week.
A highly interesting show indeed.

sgrossklass's picture

It made me look up your previous appearance in #69 (the sadly horrendous audio quality in this one is definitely worth putting up with), as well as a number of others. Some good stuff there.

To get this straight, HD580s came out in '94 already - in fact, I think the Stereophile review from back then is available online. HD600s followed in '96. 15 years is not a bad run for cans with a fugly marble finish, I'd say. ;) (Sennheiser is a great tech-driven company, but quite frankly, impeccable taste in visuals is not one of their strengths.)

I wouldn't say that there hadn't been good dynamic cans before - manufacturers just hadn't gotten the frequency responses (in particular) quite right for audiophile heaven yet, but other than that there was a lot going on behind the scenes. It's not like Sennheiser could have turned out HD414s one day and HD580s the next. Any good history of open dynamic headphones should also include the K240 Sextett (1976, IIRC), the first model to be circumaural and to have a satisfying amount of bass. The most important single innovation of the 1980s may have been diffuse-field EQ.

Some of these modded T50RPs measure quite well indeed... not a bad little driver. (The guys at Foster are hopefully taking note.) It seems quite hard to get the highs right though.