Review: Sennheiser HD 600

I know you may have read ‘the Sennheiser HD 600 is the standard by which modern headphones are measured’ kinda statement everyday when you read an HD 600 article, but trust me, those words are real.   Sennheiser is probably one of the most important company in headphone industry, if not the most important itself. Over […]

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Defining Audio Fidelity

All texts copied from my original Facebook post. What defines audio fidelity? How do you define audio fidelity? What’s the parameters? Here in the attached link, Ethan Winer defines it for you. Sound, for all the nuance and excitement if offers, only operates in two dimensions: Time and intensity. In turn, only four parameters are […]

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Do I need a headphone amplifier?

All texts copied from my original Facebook post   Do I need an amp? If so, should I buy balanced, or tube amp? Is my iPhone’s DAC efficient? Is Hi-Res music really better? Let’s talk objectively. Actually unless your device has very poor audio performance (i.e. very high distortion or output impedance) or it’s tube, […]

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What we measure is what we hear.

All texts copied from my original Facebook post What we measure is what we hear? My stance on this topic is that, audio measurements vastly affect what we hear, albeit in diminishing return fashion. You probably know how worse our ears are compared to other animals’ or audio instruments, and that digital revolution has as […]

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x, the Japanese budget champion for $100

Audio-Techina (ATH) has been doing business since 1962 as a phono cartridge manufacturer. Since its founding in Japan back in the 60s, ATH has won numerous awards for its innovative audio products e.g. cartridges, turntables, condenser microphones and headphones. In 2010s, the company becomes more well-known in consumer market as a ‘hi-end’ headphone maker, with […]

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