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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 11, 2017 2 comments
If personal biases are troublesome when evaluating headphones for audio quality, being thrown into a virtual world intended to make you believe you're somewhere/when else entirely is really going to mess with the part of my brain that tries to objectively evaluate. When the suspension of disbelief is the goal—and man, this stuff is powerful in that way—figuring out what to believe about a products performance is going to be tricky.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 11, 2017 4 comments
Sennheiser previewed a working prototype of a new binaural microphone intended to enhance the audio of consumer produced content. The device can be used like normal IEMs, but will be connected to a smartphone via a digital connector, either Lightning for iOS devices or USB for Androids. It can also act as a binaural microphone having a mic mounted behind a screen in each earpiece.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 08, 2017 15 comments
Oddly, the aging demographic of audiophile attendees has begun to draw some new exhibitor blood: This year AARP and Serta (of Perfect Sleeper fame) were to be found in the hallways. I found it pretty hysterical...and informative. I picked up the AARP brochure.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Jan 06, 2017 6 comments
Not going to beat around the bush, I hate Vegas. 'Course, I really don't like cities, period. Too many people; I live in Montana for a reason. But Vegas with its skin-deep garish bling is particularly bile inducing. For example......
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 30, 2016 66 comments
There's just no question.

Four years in the making, this all-new Beryllium dome driver headphone design from Focal has completely disrupted the flagship headphone category. The Utopia ($3999) is the best headphone I've ever a significant margin.

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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 23, 2016 13 comments
"Dude, I just got off an airplane with this guy who had these cool insert headphones. He's a location sound recordist for movies and uses them for their isolation and good sound. I gave them a try...I need a pair badly! Do you know where I can get some Etymotic ER4 earphones?"
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 19, 2016 15 comments
This drop will be going live tomorrow, and if you're in the market for a killer sealed headphone for mobile use don't miss it!
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 16, 2016 46 comments
Weird how these things happen. Checks and balances make it right.
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 14, 2016 30 comments

You all knew in your heart MP3 compression was bad, right?

Why yes, yes you did!

Tyll Hertsens Posted: Dec 12, 2016 18 comments
In my mind, Mr. Speakers had become a world-class enthusiast headphone maker.

And it was with that mind-set, biasing that it might be, that I eagerly awaited the coming Ether C Flow. My feelings are mixed.