Saturday, 12 June 2021
Saturday, 5 June 2021
REVIEW / MEASUREMENTS: (Mass)Drop + HiFiMan HE-4XX Planar Magnetic Headphones (with Brainwavz XL Round Hybrid earpads). Maintenance if the earcup detaches.
Well, as I've mentioned previously, I don't really need more headphones . ;-) Alas, I could not resist picking up these minty Drop...
Friday, 28 May 2021
Saturday, 22 May 2021
Saturday, 15 May 2021
MEASUREMENTS: AKG Q701 "Quincy Jones Signature" (2012) & AKG K260 (vintage 1987-1988). And recent interviews with audiophile cable/power people [Shunyata / AudioQuest].
For today's post, let's have a listen and look at the two AKG headphone models above separated by about 25 years in age. On the left...
Saturday, 8 May 2021
REVIEW / MEASUREMENTS: Dekoni Blue ("Approved" Fostex T50RP Mk 3 mod). And the importance of the room for hi-fi reviews (Wilson Chronosonic XVX speakers in Stereophile).
As you can see in the image above and might know already, these are essentially Fostex T50RP Mk 3 headphones which have been out since 201...
Saturday, 1 May 2021
MEASUREMENTS: Sennheiser HD650 (~2010-2012) and HD800 (~2010). A comparison of two "Reference Class" headphones, and a look/listen to the "Sennheiser veil / darkness". [Inexpensive 2TB SSD and inflation in consumer electronics...]
As you can see in the picture above, this is a bit of what the "box opening" looks like when you buy either one of these "Ref...
Saturday, 24 April 2021
Home Network: The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 WiFi-6 Router & QNAP QSW-M2108-2C mixed 2.5GbE + 10GbE switch. (Internet jitter and "one number" audio objectivism.)
QNAP multi-gigabit switch being installed behind the basement home electrical panel. Well guys & gals, it seems like every year, I'l...
Saturday, 17 April 2021
REVIEW / MEASUREMENTS: Drop + THX AAA 789 Linear Headphone Amplifier. And on Audioholics' THX Onyx DAC/amp "review" with a dash of MQA nonsense...
With much of my soundroom and other parts of the audio system sorted out to my satisfaction these days, I thought it would be time to start ...
Saturday, 10 April 2021
REVIEW / MEASUREMENTS: AKG K371 (closed-back, over-ear, dynamic driver) - An affordable, modern, standard studio headphone. (And on using the miniDSP [H]EARS rig.)
Hey guys and gals, the post here today will be on the longish side since this is the first time I'm writing a headphone review with some...
Saturday, 3 April 2021
MEASUREMENTS: Melody Onix SP3 Mk. II (~2006) Class AB Tube Integrated Amplifier. (And it isn't "diminishing returns" on sound quality, often there are simply "no returns".)
Recently I was curious about trying a tube amp in my system and my dad who's into his vintage gear including some older tube devices off...
Saturday, 27 March 2021
MEASUREMENTS / MUSINGS: Headphone impedance, sensitivity, efficiency, and amplifier output impedance. (And a quick thought on Darko's "All You Need Is...")
Some people have walls of headphones. Well the other day I thought I'd take out my little collection accumulated over the last few decad...