Like all hobbies there's competition on the audiophile hobby, it's not the first or even the second time I write about problems in this community which can be very toxic, but today I'm gonna write again about that pet peeve of mine called elitism and sob behavior. I write this from the perspective of both … Continue reading On audiophile snobs.
In US English, a lemon is a vehicle (often new) that turns out to have several manufacturing defects affecting its safety, value or utility. Any vehicle with such severe issues may be termed a lemon and, by extension, so may any product with flaws too great or severe to serve its purpose.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_(automobile) Anyone who visits this blog knows I … Continue reading Chi-Fi and lemons.
Miro is a valuable member of my Discord server and also really into electronics. One of the joys of this hobby is the fact we have people from all walks of life with various skills and talents, which is something really important when help is required to troubleshot problems the community might have. 1. Would … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – Miro from 16 Labs.
I interviewed Hugo the writer of "The Walkman Archive" and one of the administrators of the forum "Stereo2Go" a year ago. Hugo lives in Barcelona, Spain and is a very dedicated Walkman collector and analogue enthusiast. The Walkman Archive is a site I recommend wholeheartedly if you enjoy vintage portable gear.This interview was made in … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – The Walkman Archive.
Maybe it's nostalgia but I think the golden age for Sony portable audio was in the late 90's, some years before the release of the original Apple iPod. I already wrote about portable audio in the 90's and also about the quality improvements in portable audio since the 80's, but I want to write about … Continue reading The Sony Walkman downfall.
I bought the VE BIE for 18€ (20USD without shipping) on the official Veclan shop, these days you can also buy it on their official Aliexpress shop.I’ll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear, keep in mind I have no connections to Venture Electronics and that I bought this at full … Continue reading Venture Electronics – Bonus IE (BIE) Mini Review.
I bought the Sony MH755 for 10€ with shipping on a eBay Japanese shop (these are not fake, here's the serial tag). I’ll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear, keep in mind I'm might have a slight bias towards Sony because I collect Sony Mini-Disc Walkmans and have a deep … Continue reading Sony – MH755 Mini Review.
Jason belongs to the selected group of reviewers I recommend to audiophile newbies. His youtube channel is full of great reviews that I use as reference when I need to recommend headphones to friends and acquaintances.Audiophiles aren't just classical and jazz fans, you got a lot of people into other styles also, and Jason is … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – Jason aka metal571
I'm going to be sincere, I don't know when I started following Ross's blog, but lets say probably when I still had my old Tumblr blog. That was a long time ago, believe me. Ross makes a podcast that I recommend. Podcasters are a rare bread of people with the gift of communication and a … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – Ross Andrews.
I have been following Alex Rowe reviews for a while now, he's one of the most accessible reviewers that I know of on our hobby, and has true technical know-how on both critical writing and audio production.If you are into headphones I really recommend a visit to his site worldbolding.com. Also, he's a fellow Beyerdynamic/SoundBlaster … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – Alex Rowe.
I enjoy talking about a lot of things with Mo, he's a headphone enthusiast I relate to because we share the love for anime (which includes some very well-endowed female characters) and games. I highly value his opinion on a lot of subjects, and I will go to great lengths to hear his recommended headphones.A … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – Mo.
I really like the Sony MH750/755 models which were first praised by Crinacle on Head-Fi, so much that I bought from different shops just to find out there are a lot of turds fakes floating around these days. Crinacle wasn't kidding, so beware of fakes. It wasn't a truly altruistic endeavour, I just want to … Continue reading How to spot a fake Sony MH750 / 755.
end·game | \ ˈen(d)-ˌgām \Definition of endgame: the stage of a chess game after major reduction of forcesalso: the final stage of some action or processSource: http://www.merriam-webster.com There was a time I naively considered my headphone endgame to be the Beyerdynamic DT-880 and to be very sincere, if not a bit romantic, these venerable cans … Continue reading The headphone endgame is a lie.
It was early 2013 when I first started writing on this blog, back then I despised audiophiles who spent hundreds in so called audiophile improvements. Most of those improvements aka tweaks were subjective and from my point of view probably snake oil. In my mind those audiophiles raised the price of gear, because audiophile companies … Continue reading What changed since I started writing about Hi-Fi?
Audiophile headphones* are a niche market, a profitable one but still small when compared with the professional and the mainstream markets. In this hobby most of us, if not all, tend to have a "limited" view based on our experience with gear, audio/music related knowledge and the communities we interact with. Let's imagine that our … Continue reading Mainstream headphones.