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Tyll Hertsens  |  May 08, 2015  |  30 comments

Going to be doing a big article this summer comparing the new HiFiMAN HE-1000 and Mr. Speakers Ether with a variety of other high-end headphones and using a handful of high-end amps. In preparation I did some more work today on the amplifier measurement routine.

 |  May 07, 2015  |  29 comments

Getting really serious about finding a way forward for an on-line headphone measurement tool. I think I need to run a few things by InnerFidelity readers.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 05, 2015  |  5 comments

So as not to incur the wrath of Google, InnerFidelity now passes the mobile-friendly requirements and will benefit from the better "ranking signal" on mobile search.

Tyll Hertsens  |  May 01, 2015  |  11 comments

A healthy handfull of measurements this time...and a big shout out to Takato14 for sending in all the cool vintage cans!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 13, 2015  |  24 comments

Here's some headphones of particular interest to me. If you have a pair that's in fairly good shape, I'd love to measure them.

  • Sennheiser HD 414
  • AKG K1000
  • Beyerdynamic DT801 and DT901
  • Original Koss Pro4AA, with liquid filled ear cushions.
  • Sony R10

Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  42 comments
"I've been having a blast reading through the first year (1923) of issues for "Gramophone," the great British classical music magazine. When I came across the attached article (from the issue for September 1923), I was struck by the fact that it could have been written this year .... and, if we substituted a more modern piece of equipment (such as "headphones") for the "gramophone," then the arguments would be just like those in our "equipment vs. music" discussions in audio publications and forums."
Tyll Hertsens  |  Apr 09, 2015  |  38 comments

Wow! A great response from my post pushing for more measurements! Thanks!

41 headphone measurements done this month...I think that's a record.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 24, 2015  |  21 comments

You've seen me play with Photoshop a bit for my InnerFidelity Updates. I had no idea it could get you in this much trouble!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 20, 2015  |  22 comments

Ruh roh! It seems designers Dolce & Gabbana may have gotten a little too inspired by Colombian artist Adriana Duque.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 19, 2015  |  4 comments

You know things are happening when industry decides to settle on a standard. In this case, the AES has settled on a standard file structure for providing portable player (smartphone, tablets, DAPs) software programmers access to HRTF and other complex audio virtualization data sets.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 16, 2015  |  8 comments

When I saw the video I thought, "No way!?"

And then I saw the second video...and realized it's here.

Just amazing!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 13, 2015  |  6 comments

In the tenth century the fithele (precursor to the violin) had round holes. By the eighteenth century violins had F-holes that effectively doubled air resonance power. The question is: How did they figure that out over time?

The answer may be: they didn't.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 11, 2015  |  22 comments

InnerFidelity reader scharfsj wrote in a comment in my recent "A New Push for Headphone Measurements" article:

All well and good, but, I'm really not particularly interested in measurements, and really don't know why there is such a preoccupation with this opposed to creating more interesting content. What I am interested is what they sound like.

It's a really good question and I thought I'd answer it.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 09, 2015  |  5 comments

Here's a news item I simply can't resist posting up. No, it's not about high-end audio, it's actually about a potentially much lower cost alternative to cochlear implants.

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.

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