The headphone endgame is a lie.

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.

Audio Enthusiasts – Hyp0xia29.

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.

My rules to review free or discounted samples of gear.

In the past, I complained about people making blogs just to receive free samples from audiophile stores. Well, enthusiasts like yours truly are also approached by stores and if some reviewing rules are meet it's possible for me to review gear without the monetary bias. I will be fair and admit some politeness will always … Continue reading My rules to review free or discounted samples of gear.

The need for measurements by enthusiasts.

After reading an article by Mr. Brent Butterworth called "A crisis in headphone measurement?" I was not a happy headphone enthusiast. I have a great respect for the gentleman but that doesn't really matter because I find his "attack" on measurements made by enthusiasts a bit low and disheartening. Sure his article is for a … Continue reading The need for measurements by enthusiasts.

Why you might not need a better headphone amplifier.

When I first jumped to the portable audio enthusiast train, my first pairs of headphones didn't need a portable amplifier to sound great. I don't say this in jest, it's the truth. Sure, my music players were mostly Sony Walkman's at the time, so they had decent sounding inbuilt amplifiers, this was in 90's so … Continue reading Why you might not need a better headphone amplifier.