Tyll Hertsens

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Jana Dagdagan  |  Feb 10, 2017  |  18 comments
Sonoma Acoustics showed their Model One Headphone System ($5,000) in New York for the first time at CanJam NY this past weekend. It’s the first to use Warwick Audio’s High-Precision Electrostatic Laminate audio transducer (HPEL). The claimed benefit of using the HPEL transducer is that it maintains the usual electrostatic strengths (light weight, great transient response, low moving mass, etc.) but because it’s produced with modern automated manufacturing techniques, it’s more durable, reliable, and matches more consistently.
Jana Dagdagan  |  Feb 10, 2017  |  2 comments
Last weekend, Final Audio Design (S’NEXT) showed their new flagship balanced armature IEM for the first time in the USA: the FI-BA-SST35 (3.5mm, $1249) or FI-BA-SST25 (2.5mm, $1279). The FI-BA-SST is the latest in the FI-BA-SS series and looks very similar to the FI-BA-SS3.
Jana Dagdagan  |  Feb 10, 2017  |  7 comments
San Diego based company 1More saw great success with their flagship Triple Driver IEMs ($99.99) and decided to add one more (!) balanced armature in creating their newest Quad Driver IEMs ($199.99), which will be released in late March.
Jana Dagdagan  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  6 comments
Periodic Audio launched last May and released their first three IEMs at CanJam NYC. I got to chat with founder Dan Wiggins and learned that he worked on the Microsoft gaming headphone and, interestingly enough, the first few Beats headphones when Beats were designed by Monster. He also co-founded Doppler Labs and was previously Principal Transducer Engineer at Sonos and Chief Transducer Engineer at Blue Microphones, among others.
Jana Dagdagan  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  5 comments
I was immediately attracted to the NightOwls upon their release because of AudioQuest’s headphone designer Skylar Gray and his commitment to sustainable design.
Jana Dagdagan  |  Feb 07, 2017  |  18 comments
Hi, InnerFidelity readers! My name is Jana, and I’ve been working with InnerFidelity, Stereophile, AudioStream, and Analog Planet for nearly a year now. This past weekend, I represented InnerFidelity for the very first time at CanJam NYC 2017. Here are a couple compilation videos I took while I was there.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 02, 2017  |  18 comments
Oh boy, I love it when a headphone ticks all the boxes and doesn't have a fatal flaw shiv strapped to its ankle ready to strike at an inopportune moment. Yep, the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless is a dandy daily driver for all your mobile headphone needs.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 30, 2017  |  41 comments
Yesssssss!

I've kvetched quite a bit about the need for some killer headphones in the $500-$1000 price range. Seems like headphone makers just jumped by that price category in an ever more intense race to the top...of your willingness to break your wallet. Looks like we're going to get some relief from MrSpeakers.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  11 comments
After my CES experience with Ossic, Dirac, Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Surround, and the AKG N90Q, I've begun to spend a little time rooting around for potentially interesting headphones and requesting samples for further investigation.
John Grandberg  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  29 comments
After a substantial delay, the DAP roundup returns with its 3rd (and final) installment.

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