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Gustav Mahler’s Tiny Composing Huts

By | March 28th, 2013|Categories: Austin Blog|

 

 

 

There’s a nice bit at The Tiny House Blog about three small outbuildings that Gustav Mahler used for writing music.… Read the full article

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The Amazing Sennheiser IE800

By | March 25th, 2013|Categories: Portable - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hello guys,

I have been reading about the IE800 for some time now. I heard people saying it is a mini HD800. That intrigued me, as I love the HD800.

I usually hate IEMs for their congested and bassy sound. I also hate sticking something inside my ears, but was curious about Sennheisers’ new addition.

It seems I am a lucky man,  as last week soundnews.ro asked me if I can write a review for them on their site.… Read the full article

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Sennheiser IE800, Sennheiser IE80, AudioTehnica ATH CKS 90 & Martin Logan Mikros 70 comparison

By | March 24th, 2013|Categories: Portable - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello guys,

I usually don’t like in ear headphones, as I don’t like sticking something inside my ears and don’t like their unnatural congested sound. However I was curious about Sennheiser’s  new  flagship in this category, as I have only heard good things about it.

I was lucky to receive a pair of IE800 from soundnews.ro.  With them, I also received a pair of  Audiotehnica CKS90, Sennheiser IE80 and the guys from jack-fi  lent me a pair of Martin Logan Mikros 70.… Read the full article

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Excellent aftermarket cable for Audeze LCD2: Toxic Silver Widow

By | March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Headphones - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hey guys,

The time has finally come. It has been nearly 3  months since I ordered the Toxic Silver Widow .  The wait was not short, I can tell you that, but it was worth it and I knew it would take this long from the beginning, so it isn’t such a big deal.

The Silver Widow is a stranded OCC Silver Type 2 Litz cable. It also has a higher percentage of gold than the Silver Poison , which has 1% gold.… Read the full article

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SXSW 2013

By | March 19th, 2013|Categories: Austin Blog|

SXSW 2013 has come and gone here in Austintown. So many bands come to Austin for SXSW that it’s a little hard to comprehend. It’s like Woodstock, except this time, everyone’s IN a band. So I do the sensible thing: I ditch work to go see bands and take photos!

A lot of big-name bands play SXSW, but I really enjoy seeing new talent on the way up, so my club circuit is usually: Mohawk, Club de Ville, Red 7, Beerland, The Main and The Jr.… Read the full article

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Focal Spirit One vs Sennheiser Amperior

By | March 17th, 2013|Categories: Portable - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hello guys,

I have recently managed to audition the Sennheiser Amperior with the help of DarKu. He was really curious about the Focal Spirit One, as I have praised it a lot to him, and I was curious about the Amperior.

So, we had a little “meet” at my house and tested them side by side.

The build quality on Amperior is quite nice. They look sturdy and the metal cups are really nice. Also the headband is exactly like on the old HD25-1 II.… Read the full article

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Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL & Piega Premium 5.2

By | March 11th, 2013|Categories: Speakers - Headmania|Tags: , , , , |

Hello guys,

As I said in one of my previous posts, I really connected with the guys from Jack-fi as they are one of the most passionate people I know in audio. Sometimes I go to their store and they are kind enough to let me in one of their audition rooms and listen to very nice speaker system.

The store is on my way to the University, so when I have some time, after I finish teaching or other stuff at the University I pay jack-fi a visit :D .… Read the full article

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A Nice Surprise: Focal Spirit One

By | March 11th, 2013|Categories: Portable - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello guys,

I have recently found a very nice headphone which really took me by surprise: the Focal Spirit One.

As I said in one of my previous posts, I really connected with the guys from Jack-fi as they are one of the most passionate people I know in audio.

Sometimes I go to their store and they are kind enough to let me in one of their audition rooms and listen to very nice speaker system.

The store is on my way to the University, so when I have some time, after I finish teaching or other stuff at the University I pay jack-fi a visit 😀 .… Read the full article

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Hot off the presses! Crimson T-shirts!

By | March 6th, 2013|Categories: Austin Blog|

Naturally, this is the perfect T-shirt to wear when you’re at home listening to your Crimson Electronics and Crimson Audio Cables-equipped hifi system, but did you know that it’s also the perfect T-shirt for just about any occasion where you want to be a fashion maverick?

Crimson T-shirts are available in S, M, L, XL, XXL and Ladies’ Medium. They’re $20.00, including postage to the lower 48 United States. Postage will be higher elsewhere. Just drop us a line at [email protected] or call (512) 236-9100 if you’d like one.… Read the full article

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