Tyll Hertsens  |  May 21, 2012  |  37 comments
Steve Guttenberg dragged me into the objectivist/subjectivist debate...but not kicking and screaming. Because I like to measure headphones, and because I love the experience of listening, I hold that debate pretty regularly all by myself.

Want a peek inside my head?

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 16, 2012  |  4 comments

Have you ever struggled through a long string of purchases to find just the right headphone for you? Ever wonder what some of the top-end headphones can deliver? Ever think to yourself, "Meh, headphones. How good can it be?" you can find out. The Cable Company makes a lovely offering.

John Grandberg  |  May 14, 2012  |  3 comments

Audyssey, best known for their room correction solutions, enters the personal audio market with a pair of powered speakers. Dubbed "Lower East Side", or LES for short, these compact monitors aim to deliver big sound by fusing quality hardware with proprietary Audyssey processing. Do they succeed? Read on to find out.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 11, 2012  |  39 comments has taken me a year to figure out what InnerFidelity is, but I'm ready to give it a shot now. Read on to learn all about InnerFidelity.
Steve Guttenberg  |  May 10, 2012  |  13 comments

Editor's Note: I'm endlessly asked on the InnerFidelity YouTube channel what kind of speakers I have on my desktop. Wanting to give a full answer, I asked Steve Guttenberg to review these lovely Harbeth speakers.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 04, 2012  |  2 comments

Ah, the lowly boombox. Certainly, a device that sits squarely centered in the domain of personal audio. Promising so many things: radio; aux inputs; a clock maybe. Unfortunately, boomboxes rarely deliver more than the glorious resonant tones of plastic.

Tivoli tries to buck the tide with their iSongBook. Let's see if they succeed.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 03, 2012  |  22 comments

Oh, my! Spring is here, and my back porch is becoming habitable for keyboard tapping. Let's see what's up for this month.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 01, 2012  |  28 comments

Headphones have changed a lot over the last 20 years. First they were accessories; then they were legit listening devices but as ugly as an outhouse; then they were bright plastic necklaces and a rapper's gravy train; but of late, they're becoming a very human interface to our tunes, designed to sound good, look good, and feel good.

The Philips Fidelio L1 is a perfect example of such a headphone.

John Grandberg  |  Apr 27, 2012  |  17 comments

With Apple selling millions of the new iPad in a very short period of time, it seems appropriate to once again discuss the best ways to use the device. I covered a lot of points in my prior article but there are always new apps launching and new things to try. I'll also touch on a few basics for those who may be new to the iOS world. Some of these uses might seem obvious---others may surprise you. Read on to find out what I mean.

Steve Guttenberg, Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 25, 2012  |  42 comments

I talk with Steve Guttenberg on the phone a few times a month, and I very much enjoy our chats. When Steve suggested we have a conversation about measurements and their relevance to audiophiles and write it up as an article, I was all-in immediately.

I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did.