Tyll Hertsens Blog

Sort By: Post Date | Title | Publish Date
Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 03, 2016 10 comments
Saw this yesterday and though it absolutely tantalizing...both for its irony and potential.
To be truthful, I don't quite know what to think. Check out the video below.

Click here if you can't see video.

(BTW, Bose already does have the QC25 in Triple Black.)

Bose by Black!?
Jack Black would sell a ton of Bose Triple Black QC25!
39% (9 votes)
Yes, it's funny, but it really wouldn't work.
61% (14 votes)
Total votes: 23
Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 26, 2016 24 comments

Sorry about that weather, East Coast.

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 31, 2015 26 comments

Seems like the celebrity headphone wars of a few years ago has calmed down. On the other hand, the battle for a share of the astonishing growth in the headphone market rages on.

Winners? Losers? Water under the bridge and future promises. My comments on 2015 within.

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 15, 2015 5 comments
In the midst of performing measurements for a headphone amp review last week, it appears I might have done something to let the smoke out of a few of its parts. Ugh.

So, while I await a returned product with properly smoke filled parts, I decided to finish up InnerFidelity's first pass of a Wall of Fame page for Bluetooth portable and table-top speakers. While I don't feel nearly as confident of accumulating the best-of-the-best array of speakers to test as I do of the headphone WoF pages, I'm convinced the selection has a broad enough range and competent quality to warrant its own Wall of Fame page.


InnerFidelity's Table-Top and Portable Bluetooth Speaker Wall of Fame page.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 24, 2015 14 comments

I spent all day yesterday measuring the two different pads with four filters each of the Torque t402v headphone.

Some things just don't go as expected.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 18, 2015 10 comments

When I get stopped in my tracks I just need to say something.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 17, 2015 19 comments

Curiostity sometimes gets the better of me and I've got to take a good hard look at something. In this case, the Bakoon HPA-21 current source amplifier, and how it's different than a voltage amplifier.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 14, 2015 29 comments
What if Sennheiser engineers were allowed to make the best headphones they possibly could, regardless of cost?

Here's your answer.

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Nov 03, 2015 32 comments

First snow of the season today here in Montana.
The measurement lab is toasty and warm. Ahhh....

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Oct 23, 2015 48 comments

Stuff happens...

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Aug 04, 2015 48 comments
More measurements...couple of really good ones here!
Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 15, 2015 34 comments

As I'm in the midst of producing what is essentially a large subjective review (an opinion piece on my experience with equipment), I wanted to offer up this video by Floyd Toole. He is a giant in the world of audio and I have the deepest respect for his work. In this video he explains the difference between opinion and science.

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jul 01, 2015 15 comments

Personal audio was born with the Walkman introduction 36 years ago today. It was also a near death experience for an iconic American company.

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jun 10, 2015 34 comments

Not long ago a reader asked me if I would experiment with how glasses effects headphone measurements. The dummy head doesn't have a nose...so I just taped them on. He won't mind.

Filed under
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jun 09, 2015 28 comments
More headphones this month than there were days in the month. The tester is getting a workout!