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Tyll Hertsens  |  May 12, 2015  |  6 comments

I didn't have, and continue not to have any problems with the Momentum Wireless M2 I reviewed recently, but evidently others are.

Sennheiser acknowledges there is a problem with some of these headphones, and is stopping production until it is remedied.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 05, 2015  |  20 comments

The headphone news feeds were chock full of reports on the World Health Organization that has just recommended we limit use of personal audio devices to one hour per day. ONE HOUR PER DAY! Man, that's a hard number to choke down. How do you get your teenager to do that?

I've got some thoughts.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 02, 2015  |  9 comments
Dear Readers, I was sent the following announcement to post in hopes that having more eyes out there and aware of the situation might speed the recovery of a lot of stolen Audeze headphones.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 24, 2015  |  14 comments

CES is a big show, there's no way to know everything that's happening there while you're there. I thought a good surf of the last two weeks of headphone news would show some additional fruit for review sample requests.

And, of course there's some newsy odds 'n ends.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jul 16, 2014  |  16 comments

Stereo Exchange has built a headphone lounge in their Manhattan Store and is hosting their first ever headphone event for the grand opening!

Steve Guttenberg will be there to cover the event for InnerFidelity. Click on to the post and I'll tell you what I'd want to hear.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jun 24, 2014  |  10 comments

More Apple talk...that 3.5mm jack may be going away sooner than I predicted.

I have a suspicion that the major labels are up to good things.

And a couple of fun Kickstarter campaigns.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 23, 2011  |  5 comments
Headphones Can Be Deadly! For the last six months or so I've been subscribed to a number of news feeds about headphones, and I simply can't believe the number of times someone is injured or killed while listening to their tunes. Let me give you a few examples ...

Trains

March 20, 2011: Man hit and killed by train in Madera, CA.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 11, 2013  |  3 comments

Oh my! Great news week. Gizmodo dishes the dirt on Dre and Monster. Dre sues Yamaha, Monster sues Dolby---sheesh! Onkyo releases new cans. Meridian puts their brains in a tiny aluminum tube. And 1964 Ears has a cool new video.

jon iverson  |  May 30, 2012  |  0 comments
Keith Pray, Publisher of the Source Interlink Home Tech Network, is delighted to announce the launch of the newest Home Tech Group website AnalogPlanet.com, edited by the world’s foremost proponent of analog technology, Michael Fremer.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Dec 02, 2011  |  3 comments

I was merrily listening to Silent Strike (merrily may be the wrong word to use with them) on MOG through my Squeeze Server, when all of a sudden the music stopped. I look at my iPad, which is running iPeng to control everything, and things just start disappearing. I push the MOG button and a cryptic message shows up to reconfigure MOG on mysqueezebox.com. After a bit of fumbling, 'cuz everything looked fine, I pointed my browser at mog ... and was greeted with a bunch of weird posts about their service interuption.

Dontcha just love a company with a sense of humor?

jon iverson  |  Oct 12, 2011  |  0 comments
AudioStream.com is a new website edited by Michael Lavorgna dedicated to making sense of the evolving world of computer audio and getting the best sound from your computer-based audio system.

The site's motto is "Computer Audio For Everyone" and will focus on the world of computer audio hardware, software and music resources. Topics will include hardware reviews from the mass-market right up to the bleeding-edge of what’s possible as well as in-depth analysis of music management software and an exploration of our newest music resources including HD download sites, streaming media and cloud services.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jul 29, 2011  |  4 comments

It's starting to happen more and more. A silent disco is where the DJ plays music that is sent to an FM transmitter, and dancers wear headphones tied to FM radios. Sometimes two DJs spin discs and compete for the most people tuned in. I suppose you can tell who's winning by the beat of the bobbing crowd. I think it sounds like fun.

Evidently, so do the folks at Headphones.com ...

Tyll Hertsens  |  Dec 03, 2013  |  17 comments

While I've done some niggling about the AK120, it remains one of the best sounding portable media players I've heard. Here's some news on incremental improvements and two new models now available.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 05, 2011  |  0 comments
I've chatted a couple of times with manufacturers about counterfeit cans ... and it's a stunningly pervasive problem. Monster has taken the problem into its own paws, and teamed up with the Trading Standards Service in the U.K. and is making headway evidently.

Read on for more...

Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 29, 2013  |  15 comments

The Oculus Rift is coming on strong...I want. A subwoofer for headphones? Yupper! Golden Ears is putting their headphone measurements to good use. More about mind reading headsets. New cans from KEF, B&O, and Skullcandy. DIY headphones are starting to appear, I can't wait for a serious attempt.

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