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Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 28, 2017  |  8 comments
From time to time PR agents contact me in hopes of a review for their shiny, new gadget. Bone conducting sub-woofer bracelets and headphones with zipper cables generally don't interest me; most inquiries like this get a pass. But not long ago, I got a note from a PR agent asking me to take a look at the Aumeo Audio Next-Level Personalization product that claims to, "Personalize sound to your ears unique sensitivity and open up new worlds of richer, fuller sound." The Aumeo is basically a device that gives you a hearing test and then EQs the audio to compensate for your personal hearing response at various frequencies. Assisted listening is coming down the pipe; I figured I should have a listen.
John Grandberg  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  10 comments
It's kind of a long story, but here we are.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  1 comments
To my eyes, the Atticus is one half of a two part experiment by Zach Mehrbach, Founder and CEO of ZMF Headphones. His past has been dominated by the venerable, but in my opinion underperforming, Fostex T50RP planar magnetic driver. I guess Zach sees his future with a more modern—though more common—dynamic driver. It seems to me he's designed these latest two headphones as an experiment to find out just how good a headphone he can build using two different types of dynamic driver: the Atticus with a TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) diaphragm driver; and the Eikon with its bio-cellulose cone and rubber surround.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  32 comments
Sure, when reviewing the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 I downloaded the app to check it out. I thought the app was pretty useless...turns out the main purpose of the app was to check me out.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  16 comments
On the one hand you have Sony, Sennheiser, AKG, and the like mounting big bucks R&D efforts to grab at the various brass rings in the headphone world; and on the other hand you have a guy like Zach Mehrbach, Founder, CEO, and Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer at ZMF Headphones, who's artisanal approach is less mental and measurement, and more heart and art...lots more.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  12 comments
Not a lot of new measurements in this update as most were also reviewed, but a couple of new ones of interest.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  7 comments
A first look at this new headphone from Meze...what a difference a pad makes.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 05, 2017  |  19 comments
Wow, these headphones are bee-you-tee-full! Not at all in a flashy way at all—they're understated; elegant; shapely. It's as if someone drew the perfect idealized headphone, and then Sony brought it to life.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 28, 2017  |  20 comments
Last week, when I posted about AKG K1000 measurements, many readers were perplexed about the apparent low frequency isolation with what ought to be about the most open headphone you could possibly have. How in the world could it be providing any isolation at all, much less in the low frequencies that are particularly had to shut out?

Frankly, I thought I must have just done something stupid and there was something wrong with the measurements (though I did double-check at the time). So, I remeasured again this weekend...and basically got the same result!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 24, 2017  |  11 comments
Sometimes my job is quite humbling. Like when headphone enthusiast yaluen decided to ship me a dozen headphones—many very rare and collectable—from his collection for measurement.

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