Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 30, 2012  |  10 comments

How do you attach your portable headphone amp to your player? Velcro? Big rubber bands? A hacked small camera bag?

Here's another solution ... and it's miraculous.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 27, 2012  |  7 comments

When my daughter and I make pizza, we have a little routine of listening to music on MOG and alternating our picks --- neither of us can take the other's music continuously. But when I played "Pump Up The Jam" by The Lost Fingers, she wanted to hear the entire "Lost in the 80s" album.

The Lost Fingers are now a recurring presence during our culinary adventures.

Steve Guttenberg  |  Jan 26, 2012  |  4 comments

You never get over your first, and the Audioengine A2 was my first computer speaker. Other speakers came and went, but the little A2 was my original desktop "reference."

There was something magical about the little guy, and it wasn't what I would call a high-resolution speaker, but it made most things, including low bit rate streaming audio, sound decent. A year later the Audioengine P4 replaced the A2 on my desktop, and now I'm checking out the A5+. It's bigger than the other 'engines, but what about the sound?

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 23, 2012  |  7 comments

Phew!!! It's done! Two days of travel, four days of walking the floor, and a week of photo and video post-production and writing. I'm ready to start measuring some headphones for a little while.

But first, a few closing thoughts.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 22, 2012  |  26 comments

Shocked, I tell ya. I've not heard too many Philips headphones in the past, but the ones I have heard were pretty disappointing. Then, BAM! At this year's CES Philips introduced five new lines of headphones. There were a couple of clunkers, but only a couple. Headphone after headphone in these new line-ups ranged from very good, to unbelievably good, and the pricing was surprisingly affordable.

At one point, I was giggling like a little girl.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 22, 2012  |  0 comments

I poke my head in the door. WTF? A bunch of lounge chairs. On to the next room ... no wait! Speakers on lounge chairs, that's personal audio, I reckon.

Yeah baby, comfy, cozy listening!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 21, 2012  |  2 comments

Finally! George Cardas has been working on his new in-ear monitor for quite some time now.

They're done!

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 21, 2012  |  0 comments

I'm well aware of master clocks used for video post production, but was unaware that similar master clocks are now used in digital recording studios. Antelope makes some of the finest clocks for this application.

Oddly enough, they also make some headphone amplifiers.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 21, 2012  |  4 comments

To my camera, it was dark at the bottom of the escalator at The Home Entertainment Show being held at the Flamingo.

To my heart, it was well lit by the smiles of good friends and ex-coworkers Jorge Cervera and Ben Thiede.

Tyll Hertsens  |  Jan 20, 2012  |  1 comments

Brooklyn? Queens? Friggen country boy from Montana, I can never remember. All I know is New York is home to Jack Wu and Woo Audio, who make some fine vacuum tube headphone amps ... some very nice affordable ones, too.

Let's see what he's up to.