Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 11, 2012  |  11 comments

I think the Sennheiser HD 800 is technically the world's best headphone. The Sennheiser HD 650 is a classic, a favorite of mine, and a very worthy can at its price. But there's over a thousand bucks separating the two. I've been curiously awaiting the day Sennheiser engineered something (because with them it's always engineered) to fit between the two.

Here's a first look at it ...

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 09, 2012  |  9 comments
A day in the life of the Consumer Electronics Show bound.

Or ...

Surviving seat 31A.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 07, 2012  |  35 comments

I really wanted to objectively show break-in effects were measurable and audible.

"Desire," says the Buddha, "is the source of our suffering."

Guess I'm not going to get what I want, I'll just have to stop wanting it.

Wanna see what I did get?

Steve Guttenberg  |  Jan 06, 2012  |  7 comments
Steve Guttenberg and I had an interesting talk abut how we use headphones for movie and TV watching a little while ago. Quite a few nooks and crannies in this somewhat underserved area of headphone listening. He thought it would be a worthwhile write-up.

Let's have a look at Steve's thoughts ... I've added some of my own at the end of his piece.

Ryan Clarin  |  Jan 03, 2012  |  16 comments
A happy buzz in the headphone world prompted InnerFidelity headphone amp reviewer Ryan Clarin to request an Apex Hi-Fi Audio Peak and Volcano from Todd the Vinyl Junkie for review.

Let's see if he got a happy buzz, too.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 02, 2012  |  18 comments

Woohoo! Happy New Year! With my employ here at InnerFidelity I felt pretty good about 2011. But as I'm slowly but surely getting in sync with the job, I'm feeling better and better about 2012 and what it will bring.

Let's take a quick recap December measurements, and a look forward to the new year.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Dec 27, 2011  |  26 comments
At it hot and heavy in the lab setting up amp measurements. Started with Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise vs. Frequency tests. Sent electrons whirling through a handfull of amps to see what the numbers said.

Wanna see?

John Grandberg  |  Dec 22, 2011  |  29 comments

The Apple iPad is a versatile device. It's a game-playing, movie-watching, internet-browsing, email-sending, video-chatting, picture-taking, overall fun time-waster. And it can even help you get some work done too. But is there any way to use it as part of a serious audio system?

Let's have a listen!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Dec 20, 2011  |  30 comments

On December 9, 2011, the long-time electrostatic headphone maker, Stax, was purchased by Chinese speaker maker, Edifier Technology, for just over $1.5 million. Looked at another way, you could buy 288 SR-009 headphones ... or the company.

Don't flinch, I think we better get used to Chinese owners.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Dec 16, 2011  |  2 comments
Musicians often take journeys in their career, but few have traveled from the jungles of the Congo, to gigs with Erykah Badu and Sergio Mendez.

Lets take a trip.