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.
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 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.
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.
Some years ago, I was rather aggressive on my quest for true music reproduction, during that time I often said and wrote that measurements were the only way to correctly support audiophile claims. I went out of my way to prove I was on what I thought was the correct side of the fence, the objective … Continue reading I’m into music, not measurements.
Mini-Disc was technical but proprietary marvel from Sony, sadly it failed to gain traction in the US, with moderate sales in Europe and some success in Japan. Right now I'm writing an article about Mini-Disc which made me think if this format is still worth it for music enthusiasts, anyway if you don't mind reading … Continue reading Is Mini-Disc still worth it on the go?
I was for the most part someone who disliked waiting for things, I wanted everything right away and I'm more or less still like that, with some exceptions. I learned that there are things you should wait and save enough money to buy, headphones and digital audio players belong to that group of things you … Continue reading The joy of saving for better gear.
Some days ago I was organizing my audiophile feed on The Old Reader site, let's just say I have a bit too much on the Hi-Fi topic, so I trimmed down a little. So how does one clean a long list of hobby sites without losing the good stuff? Well, if in the feed of … Continue reading When hobby sites become advertising outlets.
Hyp0xia29 is someone I respect a lot even without personally knowing him. His impressive knowledge on headphones is something all enthusiasts should strive to achieve and his headphone collection is second to none. For a subjective headphone enthusiast he can be rather objective on his reviews. As audiophiles go he's the real deal and I … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – Hyp0xia29.
I first found ana(dia)log via The Walkman Archive blog, even if sometimes I don't agree with this Italian gentleman I felt the need to reach out to him privately and interview him. We both share a deep love for music and in that we agree in most things. I'm without a doubt someone who enjoys the digital … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – ana(dia)log.
The KZ AS10 was sent free of charge by Lillian the co-founder of Linsoul. I'll try my best to give an impartial opinion about the gear*. Below I share the links to the store which provided the samples I'll be reviewing, keep in mind that without the cooperation of this store I would probably not review this gear. … Continue reading KZ – AS10 Review.
I must admit that I got mixed feelings about reviewing headphones. My problem happens before I start writing, I feel like I'm not good enough to pass along my opinion in a language I don't fully grasp yet. This insecurity isn't new to me but it's still a handicap I often try to vanquish by … Continue reading Reviews and my new approach to the blog.