Bob Katz  |  Jul 31, 2015  |  60 comments
I am certain that sound quality improves when we sample at higher rates.
Sean Sabino  |  Jul 30, 2015  |  4 comments

Yonatan Gan releases a hybrid format album.
LEAR develops a new Semi-Soft material for their in-ears.
Emotiva releases their first portable hi-res DACs.
Schiit puts on a show for their new products.

Sean Sabino  |  Jul 27, 2015  |  8 comments

VfB Stuttgart's manager has an interesting reason for banning headphones.
Sony packages biometrics with their latest earphones.
Xiaomi hits the global headphone market in a big way.
Chesky Records' award-winning "Rap Symphony" album gets a sweet discount!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jul 24, 2015  |  18 comments

Woot! Almost everything is here and the system is wired up and running as planned. Did a little video tour...enjoy!

Sean Sabino  |  Jul 23, 2015  |  4 comments

Apple publishes their magnetically-bound earphone patent .
Neil Young pulls his music from online streaming services.
The iPod touch finally gets an update after 3 long years.
Spotify creates playlists for iconic places around the globe.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jul 22, 2015  |  17 comments

Generally, small increases in level are subjectively perceived as improvements in audio quality. When doing comparative listening tests it is therefore very important to match the perceived audio levels as precisely as possible.

That turns out to be very tricky indeed.

 |  Jul 21, 2015  |  10 comments
Marshall announces their first smartphone.
The Helix Cuff hopes to blend fashion and functionality with a cool turn on the classic bluetooth headphone.
Starkey's Halos "hearables" bring hearing aids to the modern era.
Chesky Records offers a deal on the new Primal Scream album.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jul 20, 2015  |  44 comments

Blaise Pascal was a pretty scientific dude. And yet, when it came to God he famously came up with his idea now known as "Pascal's Wager", which states that, while you can never know for sure, you should bet on the existence of God because the upside is great and the downside is minimal.

I reckon cables and burn-in are kinda like that.

Sean Sabino  |  Jul 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Sonic Electronix starts their VIP program.
Not Alone hopes to use headphone disconnection as a means of keeping you safe.
The Safe+Sound headphone aims to keep pedestrians aware.
The FTC considers the 30% cut that the Apple App store takes from streaming rivals.