Herb Reichert

Herb Reichert  |  May 22, 2019  |  2 comments
Now, one week after Munich, I see the headphone industry as a multi-headed hydra. One hydra head speaking to smart phone subway riders. Another to travelers on international flights. Another to indentured office-cubicle servants and stock-room box-sorters. Another speaking to recording engineers and air-traffic controllers. Another listening closely to mad gamers and silent-ravers.
Herb Reichert  |  May 17, 2019  |  2 comments
In the headphone world, companies like Stax relaxed; assuming their position on top of the electrostatic headphone mountain was secure. But we all know: you snooze – you lose.
Herb Reichert  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments
I have not yet experienced the music-playback capabilities of CanEver’s ZeroUno D/A processor. But Art Dudley has. And he praised it at some length in the April 2017 Stereophile: “By the end of its stay in my home, it had pushed virtually all of my Happy buttons — not by doing everything I could ask of it, but by having a point of view that aligned with my own.”
Herb Reichert  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments
At the start of High End 2019, I had never heard of electrostatic headphone manufacturer Warwick Acoustics. Then, on the second High End day, I noticed the $24,000 USD pro-styled Aperio electrostatic headphones and their associated power-supply-energizer, streaming DAC, headphone amplifier, and line stage, sitting on a spot-lit stand outside the Warwick auditioning room.
Herb Reichert  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments
As much as I like to pretend that my audio-reviewer self is free of pre-conceptions and prejudice I would be lying if I said ‘how a product looks’ does not affect me.
Herb Reichert  |  May 10, 2019  |  0 comments
As an audio component, you know you have hit the big time when you have a whole room to yourself at High End Munich 2019.
Herb Reichert  |  May 10, 2019  |  First Published: May 09, 2019  |  1 comments
If you read Stereophile then you’re probably familiar with hi-fi cognoscente Herb Reichert and his always unique take on what’s going down in the audio world. Reichert has been around the block, a New Yorker by nature, he’s probably been around most blocks, and the High End Show in Munich is familair ground for the music show veteran.
Herb Reichert  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Unlike stodgy audio fests, with their musty carpets and dim hotel rooms, CanJams have this open-air, brightly-lit marketplace ham-fest swap-meet flea-market vibe that draws me in and makes me feel happy.
Herb Reichert  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  6 comments
Besides major new-product introductions, must-do auditioning, and big-time meet-n-greet, CanJam New York 2019 appears to have a theme, which just so happens to be one of my favorite topics: headphone measurements.