Tyll Hertsens  |  Sep 03, 2015  |  13 comments

Crossing the country on a quest for further training in fine watch repair, Jonathan found his schedule line up with Big Sound 2015. He really enjoyed the layover.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Sep 02, 2015  |  25 comments

It was with great trepidation and joy I awoke this morning in anticipation of the first official Big Sound participant. Three weeks sick certainly set me off my pace, but I'm feeling pretty darned good now, and I'm so thrilled to be starting the project in ernest now.

What would the day bring?

Tyll Hertsens  |  Aug 31, 2015  |  21 comments

WARNNG: This is not headphone science. This is just a very, very complicated headphone anecdote.

anaxilus  |  Aug 27, 2015  |  12 comments

I couldn't make it, but Mike (Anaxilus) did and has submitted this ShiitShow report...which, if I may say, is simply an outstanding offering.

Bob Katz  |  Aug 25, 2015  |  20 comments
Something had to give: Tyll has given me the assignment of evaluating a bunch of midprice phones. But I feel that the amps I have to drive them are not completely up to the task. The Burson Soloist is fun, punchy and “tubey”. The O2 sounds comparatively transparent and is a great bargain, but how would it compare to the big guys? So I knew I needed to include a transparent high class amp to drive and test these phones. But Mary would divorce me if I proposed buying yet another expensive headphone amp. Instead I found a solution: Build one instead. The process has proved to be very rewarding in all respects. Let me tell you about it here.
jon iverson  |  Aug 25, 2015  |  56 comments
Readers may have noticed that Editor Tyll Hertsens has not been posting for a while. Turns out he suffered a burst diverticula of the intestine which lead to a bacterial infection of his liver. Those who know what this is are probably wincing about now. For those that don't, it's serious, but luckily treatable, and Tyll is recovering at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital (pictured above).

Update: Tyll is now home!

Tyll is in good spirits and hopes to get released later this week. He also expects to pick up where he left off with Big Sound 2015 and says he is getting ready to start working on posts again. We're suggesting he take all the time he needs to rest.

Let's all wish him well, and hope he is able to go home soon!

Sean Sabino  |  Aug 18, 2015  |  5 comments

The Yono earphones help young women conceive.
A Lincoln Center Rocky Horror screening takes advantage of headphone technology.
Brainwavz announces the new Jive in-ear.
Todd the Vinyl Junkie puts used gear and vinyl on sale!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Aug 17, 2015  |  3 comments

The entries are in and I've whittled them down to three, now it's your turn to make the final selection!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Aug 17, 2015  |  5 comments
Entries can be read on this page.

This poll will close Thursday morning at 9AM Mountain time.

Big Sound 2015: Voting Poll
MattTCG - Sennheiser Momentum 2
27% (111 votes)
Veggiboy - HiFiMAN HE-400i
17% (68 votes)
Hans030390 - Sennheiser HD 600
56% (228 votes)
Total votes: 407
Sean Sabino  |  Aug 11, 2015  |  14 comments

Hifiheadphones opens up a cool collaborative contest with Audeze and Astell & Kern.
Audeara offers customized headphone profiles.
DashGo Marketing gauges Apple Music market share.
Chesky offers yet another download deal!