Tyll Hertsens Blog

Sort By: Post DateTitle Publish Date
Tyll Hertsens  |  May 11, 2012  |  37 comments
[Note: the information in this post is no longer current]

Well...it 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.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Aug 26, 2012  |  36 comments

Woot! Good progress this month on the headphone amplifier measurement program. Lots of amps in, and the first glimpse of what the data will look like on paper. Not so many headphone measurements this time, but one maker's new headphones were quite disappointing.

And a secret revealed!

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 31, 2011  |  11 comments
I've just completed the June measurements update. All the new cans are on the Headphone Datasheet Downloads page, and in the All Graphs PDF.

New headphones this month include:

  • Many of the Ultrasone line.
  • The new Shure SRH950.
  • The New Beyerdynamic DJX-1 (it's pretty good).
  • Numerous Denon IEMs.
  • Grado GR8.
  • Spider Cables realvoice IEM
  • Second measurements of Beyer's Tesla cans.
  • And ... measurements of the latest LCD2 ... now with more highs!
Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 04, 2013  |  14 comments

A new month already!? Damn. I think I'll put up a news post that's been brewing, and forego a Monthly Update as I haven't got a lot of cans measured this month. A lot coming next month though.

On with the news!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Aug 09, 2011  |  16 comments

Lots of great questions and comments from last contest asking for topics, but the one that caught my eye came from SAS ...

ljokerl  |  Aug 21, 2013  |  12 comments

InnerFidelity writers are busy writing basic introductory content for the Ultimate Headphone Guide. In this article, Joker gives his guidance on inserting in-ear monitors.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Nov 21, 2011  |  12 comments
I don't want to break my arm patting myself on the back or anything, but heck, I do have a category for news.

And I reckon being mentioned in the NY Times is a bit of good news.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 14, 2014  |  40 comments

Audio researchers find that trained listeners yield more consistant test results in subjective listening tests. Well, I suppose that means you or I would do a better job evaluating gear if we had some training, no? How does one go about getting this training? Do you have to work for some big audio research organization?

NO!!! Now Philips has release a version of their training program on-line—it's free, and it's fun!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 02, 2012  |  63 comments

InnerFidelity's First Birthday!

One year!? Already!? I can hardly believe it. I figure it's a good time to take a moment and look how InnerFidelity is doing.

Let's do the numbers ...

Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 08, 2016  |  18 comments
Some will, no doubt, say "MOAR IS BETTA!", but let's not go there. Please select which best describes what you see and are looking for in bass response measurements.

Feel free to elaborate on how useful bass headphone measurements are to you in the comments.

After submitting your vote, click here for the next poll, and here if you missed for the introductory post.

How do You Evaluate Bass Measurements?
I'd like to see a nice flat line, and I know what it looks like.
30% (41 votes)
I get the plots, and I like the +3dB boost of the Harman target response.
49% (68 votes)
I get 'em. I really don't mind a gently rolling-off bass; lots of cans have it.
8% (11 votes)
To tell the truth, the bass often seems somewhat different than the plots.
11% (15 votes)
MOAR BASS!!! (Editor's Note: Hey, I said knock it off!)
2% (3 votes)
Total votes: 138
Tyll Hertsens  |  Aug 03, 2012  |  11 comments

August is here. This is when it usually starts to get hot in Montana, but this year we've been running 80s and 90s for more than a month now. Got some hot headphones in this last month as well.

And a few cold ones.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 19, 2013  |  37 comments

Wanting to spend a lot of time listening to headphone cables, I decided to return to the task of programming my amp measurement routine. Damn, can't listen and program at the same time.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Aug 01, 2011  |  3 comments

Every August for the past 5 years, HeadRoom has made the treck to Southern California to co-host a headphone event with the Los Angeles/Orange County Audio Society. Five years ago it was a curiosity ... these days it's a happening.

Check it out.

n_maher  |  Aug 17, 2013  |  7 comments

InnerFidelity writers are busy writing basic introductory content for the Ultimate Headphone Guide. Our first entry? Nate Maher writes about the DIY activity within Headphonedom.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Oct 11, 2011  |  7 comments
I'm making ready to head off to RMAF, but I certainly didn't want to shirk my duties measuring Stax headphones, and getting them back to their rightful owners.

Here we go ...