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Tyll Hertsens last won the day on April 12 2018

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  1. Tyll Hertsens

    Goodbye Tyll. Happy Travels

    You guys will get a kick out of this:
  2. Tyll Hertsens

    Goodbye Tyll. Happy Travels

    Thank you all so much. What a long, strange trip it's been. It always makes me smile to see your names here.
  3. Tyll Hertsens

    Goodbye Tyll. Happy Travels

    C-Ya, Wink! Always loved that avatar.
  4. Tyll Hertsens

    Sony MDR-Z1R

    I guess you never know.
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    Sony MDR-Z1R

    Ha! I looked for a Z1R thread here to link to at the bottom of my review....um, yeah, don't think this one is very informative. Fucking funny, in a Head-Case sort of way, but no. Love you guys!
  6. Yup. They had to squeeze everything they could out of that thing to make it work...and they just couldn't squeeze hard enough to get it to work above a certain level. I wonder if they're going to be satisfied or go back to the drawing board, put in a front screen, and drive it like a normal electrostat. Actually I think the best move that could be made is that the Sonoma digital dudes start building a regular headphone amp with DSP and start making a library of headphones to compensate. If they didn't have such a bitch of driver they had to work with I think their digital chops would shine through. PLease don't quote this elsewhere.
  7. Tyll Hertsens

    Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver

    Well, the problem is when I heard the 009 I hadn't heard the Utopia, so I can only go on what I've heard to date. And sure, they may be a honeymoon effect, but I've got a pretty thick skin and don't have any money invested in these things. I reckon I can be pretty objective. None the less, I am excited about what I'm hearing with these cans. That can be a factor in my tone.
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    Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver

    Well, I didn't do a direct comparison, so I couldn't do more than a passing comment. Basically, I find e-stats have too much "air". I find there's often an added indistinct haziness around the treble sounds. The Utopia was astonishingly precise and markedly different from pretty much anything I've heard before. It's pretty rough doing a headphone review a week, doubly so when they're so new and unusual sounding. Really, all I can do is take a good first pass on the sound in general and then just wait and see what the collective community has to say over time. It's only then we'll really be able to get a handle on how well these cans perform for people.
  9. Tyll Hertsens

    Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver

    The PR people cry when I tell them I have to keep them....and then they laugh and giggle.
  10. Tyll Hertsens

    CanLanta 2016 - 5/21/16

    So stoked to be seeing you guys next week! Really, looking forward to this. http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/come-join-me-canlanta-2016-may-21st
  11. Tyll Hertsens

    CanLanta 2016 - 5/21/16

    Egg-fucking-zactly! Love to see you there!
  12. Tyll Hertsens

    CanLanta 2016 - 5/21/16

    Looking forward to it!
  13. Tyll Hertsens

    RIP someone or another

    Hm. I'll think about it, Stretch. It's a looooooong time ago now. But I've still got a lot of photos from the early days.
  14. Tyll Hertsens

    RIP someone or another

    Seems like it to me. Yes, looking forward to it, see you there!
  15. Tyll Hertsens

    RIP someone or another

    Aw geez, thanks Wayne. Though I don't post here much anymore (posting just seems like work anymore) you guys have a very special place in my heart. We knew the glory days of this hobby.