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  1. JensL

    Compared: Three GermanMaestro headphones (previously MB Quart)

    This time I’ve borrowed three headphones from a company I don’t know at all. Their name is GermanMAESTRO, a fairly new company, and apparently they are “comprised of industry experts who were the marketing, engineering and manufacturing strength behind the original German-made MB Quart...
  2. JensL

    New design options at Beyer Manufacture.

    It seems that Beyerdynamic have updated their Manufacture options a little. As far as I can see, these are the new options: New colors for housing, mounting and end piece: - Piano lacquer black - Piano lacquer white - Walnut burl - Carbon - Silver dollar (metallic) - Pewter grey...
  3. JensL

    Shootout: Beyerdynamic A1 vs. Meier-Audio Corda Opera.

    I’ve yet again been so fortunate to borrow a Beyerdynamic A1 amp. And this time I could compare it to my own Meier-Audio Corda Opera. :-) Equipment used: Sources: -PC with a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic (optical/Coax cable to DAC/Opera). -Foobar 0.9.4.2 with ASIO 1.2.4 (I also tried...
  4. JensL

    A Hifi-version of the Beyerdynamic Headzone is coming

    It's a simpler and (hopefully) more affordable consumer-version of the Headzone Pro (well over $2000). Apparently available in October 2007. Now it's got a digital in, so you can connect a DVD-player directly to it (the Pro only have Firewire and analog 5.1 inputs)...
  5. JensL

    Reviewed: The Beyerdynamic A1 amplifier.

    I’ve been so fortunate to get to borrow one of the absolute first A1 amps from Beyerdynamic (serial no.1000). Our Norwegian Beyer-distributor is cool. Big thanks to them. Let's start off with some pictures: Equipment used: Sources: -PC with a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic...
  6. JensL

    A few pics of my borrowed Beyerdynamic A1.

    Here it is, in all its orange glory. :-) The box. The contents. Serial no: 1000. The first one. :-) This interconnect was included. Amphenol...sounds like a drug. Maybe not extremely entertaining to look at, but that really doesn't matter much. It comes...
  7. JensL

    A few pics of my borrowed Beyerdynamic Headzone!

    I actually got to borrow one of the first Beyerdynamic Headzones in the country for testing. We've got a cool Beyer-distributor over here. :-) For those who don't know, the Headzone is Beyers take on surround-sound in headphones. However, they did NOT just add a cheap reverb-box to an...
  8. JensL

    More interesting news from Beyer (a headamp?)

    Well, I'm starting to look like a real Beyer-nut now, but I found some more interesting news from them. Here's a german pressrelease: http://www.beyerdynamic.de/cms/Press...ash=2154fa8137 Usually not very interesting, but I saw something about "facelift" and "DT440, DT660, DT860". So I...
  9. JensL

    Choose your Beyer-pads wisely.

    When I received my leather pads for my Manufaktur Beyerdynamic DT990-32, I was quick to put them on and give'em a spin. However, the sound I heard from my beloved DT990 was quite transformed. It was muddy and thin. Quite a surprise. When I put the black velour pads back on, the sound was...
  10. JensL

    Beyerdynamic launches surround headphone system.

    It's called the "Headzone", and looks quite...different. A press release: http://www.beyerdynamic.com/cms/Head...73.0.html?&L=1 I must say that I was quite sceptical when I first saw the word "Surround", but reading on this looks like a new approach that just might work...
  11. JensL

    New Beyerdynamic headset, HS-300.

    Looks pretty serious, I think: Supposedly, it's meant for aviation use, but if the microphone is easily driven, I can see lots of serious gamers wanting 35 dB isolation and excellent sound and build quality. German link: http://www.beyerdynamic.de/cms/Aviat...6.0.html?=&L=1...
  12. JensL

    Another Beyer Manufaktur arrives! (Pics)

    So...I finally got my customized Beyerdynamic from their fine Manufaktur website. It took over a month, apparantly they had some problems making enough leather pads. My custom Beyer is a DT990 32 ohm, with blue rings and forks, and leather headband and pads (not in pictures). The real...
  13. JensL

    What would YOU engrave on your custom Beyer Manufacture?

    Just toying with the thought of getting a customized Beyerdynamic via their Manufacture-thingie. But I can't think of anything interesting to engrave on the sidepanels. I need inspiration. So, what would YOU have engraved? ...except this: SorryAbout YourWallet :-) Here's the...
  14. JensL

    Compared: New 2005 Editions of Beyer DT880 and DT990

    I've had the new Beyerdynamic DT880 and DT990 2005 Editions on loan for a few days now, as I am curious to hear if there any significant differences. Here's just a few thoughts of mine. Definitely not to be taken too seriously. This is what they look like, from left to right, DT880-Old...
  15. JensL

    So, are you ready for the HD-660? Links with pics included

    Here it is! Found on a french website: http://www.smsfrance.com/produits/in...uit,46023.html A german link: http://www.musik-service.de/recordin...5741596en.aspx I know, I'm cruel... It's of course The INCREDIBLE Superlux HD-660 Recording Headphone! Does it look...
  16. JensL

    The Limited Edition DT770 with black velour pads (not modem-friendly)

    Well, I've got myself no.112 of 200 DT770s specially made for (and at) the Prolight+Sound trade fair in Frankfurt. I wasn't there myself, but a friend knew about my obsession, and used all his beer-money to buy this for me. What can you say... :-) This is what Beyer says: "Handmade in...
  17. JensL

    A great band I hope someone could try out: Madrugada

    Sorry, but I just felt a sudden urge to put down some nice words about a great norwegian rock band. They're called Madrugada. They sing in english, make great music, and I can't see why they shouldn't be liked in other parts of the world. So I hope some of you good people could listen to a...
  18. JensL

    Look what I got... (hint: It involves Ultrasones)

    Check out the pic. Three little piggies. My friend pulled some strings, got his grubby little hands on some of the new Ultrasone PROlines, and delivered them to my even grubbier hands... They're burning in now, and I'm hoping for a weekend of rain. I've barely listened to the 750...
  19. JensL

    Fairly huge comparison, Part 2: Beyer Shootouts: New ones DT531/990 Pro/DT831 + +

    Well, whaddya know. I got a few more phones to compare. :-) I asked the Beyer-distributor if they had any DT531's left, they only had two, but of course I could borrow one. I also asked about the DT990 Pro, so they threw that one on too. Great guys! Also, I got a colleague who owns a DT831...
  20. JensL

    Fairly huge comparison: Senn HD457/497, HD555/595, BeyerDTX700/800/900, DT440/660/860

    Recently, I had the opportunity to borrow lots of Sennheisers and Beyerdynamics for a few days. Here I've tried to communicate some impressions and feelings from the testing. NB! This is by no means a scientific controlled test, just me having some fun over a few evenings. Also note that...
  21. JensL

    Hmm...I've got 14 headphones at home...too much?

    Well...10 of them are borrowed. :-) Recently I've been so lucky to have the opportunity to borrow quite a few Sennheisers and Beyerdynamics for testing... So, for a week, I've got these phones at my place: Borrowed: Sennheiser HD457 Sennheiser HD497 Sennheiser HD555 Sennheiser...
  22. JensL

    15 phones compared in swedish hifi magazine

    While looking for some magazines the other day, the swedish "Hifi & Musik" caught my eye, because it had a huge headphone on the cover, the Philips HP1000. The 7-page(!) article was called "We choose the worlds best headphone!". Of course, I bought the magazine... It's not often we see this...
  23. JensL

    Anyone tried the Audio-Technica AT-HA60 amplifier

    Hi! I'm still quite new to this headphone-business, but I've got a Beyerdynamic DT831 and a Creek OBH-11. I like this combination, but I'm looking for an upgrade for the Creek. The most interesting amplifiers I've found, are Meier Corda's and the Earmax Pro. But while surfing...
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