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Jana Dagdagan  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  13 comments
Last month, I visited Ultimate Ears Pro in Irvine, California for a tour of their office/facility, and to finally try custom in-ears for the first time.

The customs that I ended up receiving (full disclosure: as a complimentary press sample) were the UE Pro Reference Remastered studio reference monitors ($999). They were developed in collaboration with Capitol Studios and house three balanced armature drivers.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  12 comments
When first I saw the Audeze iSine models I wondered to myself, "What the heck are these for?" and, "Who will want these?" I'd never heard of an open acoustic in-ear before...heck, I'd not even thought of the possibility. Why in the world was Audeze even going down this road? I spent some time on the phone with Sankar Thiagasamudram, founder and CEO of Audeze, to gain some understanding.
Jana Dagdagan  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  3 comments
While officially on assignment for Stereophile to help cover the 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show, Jana Dagdagan captured a few exhibitors she thought that might interest InnerFidelity readers. Here's her look at personal audio of interest at the inaugural Los Angeles Audio Show that took place last month.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  31 comments
A nice little handful of measurements...find some air conditioning and ice tea and have a look.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  13 comments
There's a lot to like about AudioQuest's NightHawk and NightOwl: great comfort, very low distortion, exceptionally flat impedance response. Unfortunately, I found the NightHawk far too dark for me. AudioQuest goes into great detail to justify the tuning of this headphone on this page. I find the information written there about headphone performance and response characteristics simply outstanding. I sure wish more manufacturers went to that much effort to describe what they're doing.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  49 comments
Oh baby...don't read this if you've got $800 bucks in your wallet and a yen for some good sealed headphones.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  70 comments
Quite the tumult over my Sony MDR-Z1R review. The forums churned. I think I need to re-state where I'm at.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  67 comments
Out on my morning web surf and I stumble onto a bombshell on the front page of Head-Fi:

"Sony MDR-Z1R Measurements: Head-Fi HQ’s compared to InnerFidelity’s"

That article links to a much more comprehensive post in the Z1R thread by Jude Mansilla, Head-Fi's Founder. It seems Jude's measurements are somewhat different than mine, particularly in terms of the peak in response around 10kHz. Here are the two plots in question.....

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  38 comments
"I haven't heard the MDR-Z1R. BUT! Tyll's comment was that he would more preferably listen the ATH-M50Xs is hard to swallow."

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