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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.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 04, 2015  |  27 comments

I've got time to measure more headphones than I can get in from manufacturers, let's attack the wish list and get these headphones measured.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Mar 03, 2015  |  8 comments
First batch of post CES headphones are measured...I think "okay" headphones are becoming more common, but great ones are as rare as ever.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 23, 2015  |  6 comments

All this talk lately about the need for great masters had me searching for some.

Here's a winning source.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 20, 2015  |  8 comments

Yeah, I know right, I never do this sort of thing.

Actually I just wanted to draw your attention to a couple of very interesting articles, but the Pono came today so I thought I'd just take a couple of pictures.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 19, 2015  |  24 comments
Nice! I've already heard back on some of my questions!!!

The most helpful response so far was how to learn about Pono directly from Neil Young himself.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 18, 2015  |  24 comments

I've talked to a few of the folks at Pono and Ayre...I've read a bunch of the articles about Pono...and I have to say, I'm more and more confused.

I don't know how to tell if Pono is succeeding or failing. I'm not sure of who they are...or what their success would look like. But I'd like to find out...'cuz there's a Pono Player on the way here and I need to figure out in what context to view the thing.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 11, 2015  |  0 comments
Scott Wilkinson has kindly asked me to join him on his "Home Theater Geeks" over on TWiT.tv to talk about headphones in general and spend a little time remembering and honoring Joe Grado and his legacy in the audio world.

The show will be broadcast on TWiT.tv live tomorrow, Thursday, February 12, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time (2230 UTC). Both audio and video will be available afterward on the Home Theater Geek page on TWiT; for real Podcast is available through iTunes here.

See you then!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Feb 10, 2015  |  18 comments
Been curious about this for a while. Here's an overview and measurements of some attenuating ear plugs.
Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 01, 2015  |  14 comments
Measurements of: B&W P5 Series 2; Koss Pro4S; Audio Technica ATH-WS99; Grado RS1e; Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear; Flare Audio Reference R1; and more!
Tyll Hertsens  |  Dec 30, 2014  |  41 comments

As I begin to get my exhibitor list and maps set up for CES and first glimpses of what the coming year will bring, I thought it might be educational to look back at this last year. Been quite a trip.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Dec 22, 2014  |  14 comments

An Apple patent application for iDevices to perform spacial measurements with a laser shows capabilities to measure rooms.

With such a device, might we improve the virtual sound experience on headphones?

Tyll Hertsens  |  Dec 17, 2014  |  53 comments
This is a question I find myself pondering weekly, if not daily. I thought it would be a good idea to lay out my thought process on the subject for InnerFidelity readers and open it for discussion. Sometimes it's a tough decision and I think InnerFidelity readers should have some input. I'm willing to listen.

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