Munich 2013

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Tyll Hertsens  |  May 19, 2013  |  9 comments

A couple of closing thoughts...and then something unexpected.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 17, 2013  |  8 comments

Woah! I wasn't expecting this at all. PSB has released a new full-sized, sealed headphone. And better yet, Paul Barton was there to fill me in on it. I'm a big fan of the work Paul is doing on developing a better understanding of what flat is on headphones, and the design of these new cans incorporate some of that understanding.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 17, 2013  |  21 comments

Ooooo baby! This is a much anticipated device. With a max capacity of 192Gig of storage and the ability to playback multiple file types up to 24bit/192kHz rates, this thing promises to be the audiophile portable media player. The question is: Does it deliver?

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 16, 2013  |  18 comments

Newcomer to the headphone amp world is Slovenian company Erzetich Audio. CEO Blaz Erzetich started the company last September but has been working in audio for almost 25 years, and it shows in his gear.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 16, 2013  |  0 comments

Furutech's Alpha Design Labs sub-brand has slowly but surely been embracing personal audio with a very interesting mix of headphone products. I really like the direction they're going.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 16, 2013  |  8 comments

You know what's funny about this job? You travel half way around the world and then talk to people you know well. Fang is one of those people. I'm thinking I should go to China one of these days and talk to him again.

Anyway, HiFiMAN had a couple of cool dynamic IEMs that were a good listen. Check it out.

Ed. Note: I've posted my show impressions for Stereophile, you can read them here.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 10, 2013  |  17 comments
Woot! Off I go to Munich's 2013 High End Show! The weather cooperated, so lots of pix of downtown Munich before the show, and little introduction to what's ahead.