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Tyll Hertsens  |  Oct 18, 2011  |  0 comments
Michael Goodman shows off his new DACmini PX integrated amp with USB digital input and coax 2-way speakers.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Oct 18, 2011  |  4 comments
The mighty Sennheiser juggernaut of noggin audio is introducing a new high-end digital wireless headphone.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Oct 17, 2011  |  1 comments
Doc B. brought his Crack, Speedball, Smack to do some sweet tape listening at CanJam. If you can wield a soldering iron these are great little amps.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Oct 14, 2011  |  5 comments
I love the sound of hand-trucks in the morning.

It's set-up day at CanJam at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. I love set-up day. It's hard work, but it's also great fun saying hi to folks you haven't seen for a year. Hub-bubb, sweat, and yabber ... good stuff.

I was gonna do a fluff piece and write some cutesy captions for the pictures I took today, but this is my first trade show as a journalist and it's got me thinking.

Steve Guttenberg  |  Oct 13, 2011  |  9 comments
I have to admit I didn't quite understand the logic of making an AC powered device for iPods, iPhones or iPads, so I asked NuForce's Jason Lim about the iDo's raison d'être. He explained it was designed for people who bring their Apple devices to work and want the best possible sound, but don't have access to music on their computers.

That sounds cool ...

jon iverson  |  Oct 12, 2011  |  0 comments
AudioStream.com is a new website edited by Michael Lavorgna dedicated to making sense of the evolving world of computer audio and getting the best sound from your computer-based audio system.

The site's motto is "Computer Audio For Everyone" and will focus on the world of computer audio hardware, software and music resources. Topics will include hardware reviews from the mass-market right up to the bleeding-edge of what’s possible as well as in-depth analysis of music management software and an exploration of our newest music resources including HD download sites, streaming media and cloud services.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Oct 11, 2011  |  7 comments
I'm making ready to head off to RMAF, but I certainly didn't want to shirk my duties measuring Stax headphones, and getting them back to their rightful owners.

Here we go ...

Tyll Hertsens  |  Oct 06, 2011  |  24 comments

Editor's Note: This article was nearly complete when I read of Steve Jobs's death last night. I think the conclusions herein are telling of his passion for making "insanely great" products ... right down to the last detail.

A couple of weeks ago, Steve Guttenberg wrote an article on his Audiophiliac blog entitled, "The Worst-Sounding Audio Product." In it he "aimed [his] sights on the worst sounding product regularly used by millions of people:" the stock Apple iPod ear-bud headphones. There may be some truth in that, but he also said, "Apple is an amazingly innovative company, but it's incapable of selling a decent set of headphones under its own name."

With this, I'm going to have to disagree ...

Tyll Hertsens  |  Oct 04, 2011  |  6 comments

Some modified Grado cans have shown up in the lab. I don't know what my problem was getting to them in a timely manner, maybe it's my dislike in general for Grado cans, maybe it was the trouble I was having getting my corporate shipping set up, but I've finally managed to get around to listening and writing this post.

Oh, well, here we go ...

NwAvGuy  |  Oct 03, 2011  |  14 comments

Top Gear is one of the BBC’s biggest shows. They evaluate expensive cars in entertaining ways then turn them over to their anonymous racing driver, known only as The Stig, to find out how fast they’ll lap their track. Some say NwAvGuy is Stig’s geeky cousin. Instead of testing cars, as an Electrical Engineer, I design and test audio gear. I want to thank Tyll for requesting my thoughts on measuring electronics. I'm all for improving measurements

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