headphone measurements
  1. jude

    Focal Utopia 2022 Review, Measurements

    Focal Utopia 2022 Review, Measurements Six years ago, Focal redefined the high end of the dynamic headphone world with the Focal Utopia. Today, Focal is finally releasing its successor, the Focal Utopia 2022. In this video, we literally take a look inside the new Focal Utopia 2022, subject it...
  2. jude

    Dan Clark Audio EXPANSE Review: Interview, Measurements, Impressions

    Dan Clark Audio EXPANSE Review: Interview, Measurements, Impressions As open-back headphones go, there’s nothing quite like the new Dan Clark Audio EXPANSE. While it was developed and built using the platform and technologies pioneered on the closed-back STEALTH, the EXPANSE brings entirely...
  3. jude

    HBK Electroacoustics Virtual Conference -- Important Presentations

    HBK Electroacoustics Virtual Conference Next week -- September 28-29, 2021 -- HBK (Hottinger Brüel & Kjær) will be holding their HBK Electroacoustics Virtual Conference. Last year they held their Product Physics Conference virtually, and that covered many different disciplines, but this...
  4. openfly

    Grado SR-325 Custom Build ( w/ freq response change? )

    Finished product detachable cable mod ( pretty much the only stock part left on these is the drivers from the SR-325s. I did some baseline measurements of the original 325 pair using grado style foam pads and a post mod test with the same pads. I noted a distinct shift in frequency response...
  5. jude

    Presenting At The HBK (Hottinger Brüel & Kjær) Product Physics Conference

    Tomorrow, 15 October (Thursday), I will be presenting a talk titled Did we really need a new hearing simulation standard? Measuring headphones with the HF-HATS Type 5128 The talk is free to watch (registration link below). This year's entire virtual HBK Product Physics Conference is free...
  6. jude

    Headphone Measurements: The New Standard, Part 1

    Headphone Measurements: The New Standard, Part 1 By Jude Mansilla Head-Fi.org There is a new, substantially more human-like standard for measuring headphones. And as I will show you shortly, this new standard is a very important step toward more realistic, more meaningful headphone...
  7. jude

    ANC Is More Complicated Than It Sounds: Advanced ANC Headphone Measurements

    If you can't see the embedded video above, please click here. ANC Is More Complicated Than It Sounds: Advanced ANC Headphone Measurements on Head-Fi TV Active noise cancellation (ANC) is very complex, and how to do it well just might surprise you. We sat down with Jacob Soendergaard from...
  8. Samk15

    Headphone measurment rig - recommendations

    Hi audiophiles, I'm new to this forum and have many questions in mind but will start from fundamental questions first to have a better understanding of the audio engineering. About myself and gears: 1- knowledge of audio engineering 1/10 2- speakers: M-Audio Av40 3- headphone: KRK 6400 You can...
  9. jude

    Meze Audio Empyrean Measurements

    Meze Audio Empyrean Measurements Here is the frequency response measurement of the Meze Audio Empyrean (with microfiber earpads) versus the Sennheiser HD800 and HD800S (for common references) (Fig.1): Fig.1 Meze Audio Empyrean frequency response, compared to the Sennheiser HD800 and HD800S...
  10. jude

    Interviewed By John Darko At RMAF: We Talked Measurements, CanJam, Industry, & More

    John Darko (of Darko Audio) is one of my favorite audio industry writers / reviewers, and someone I run into all over the world. We ran into each other at RMAF last week, and he asked to interview me -- we talked about audio measurements, CanJam, the industry, Japan, and more.
  11. jude

    "Audio Grounds Chat" With Sean Olive -- October 24 at 3PM (Eastern Time)

    Sean Olive visiting Head-Fi HQ (September 2018). UPDATE 2018-10-25 0243 EDT: The Audio Grounds Chat took place, and the audio recording of the conversation can be heard here: https://tinyurl.com/alma-audio-grounds-001 ALMA International (International Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing...
  12. jude

    Head-Fi Audio Measurement Lab

    A description of the audio measurement lab here at Head-Fi HQ has been posted in a few different places on Head-Fi's forums, but I thought I'd post it here separately as we prepare to increase our measurement activity. We will also soon be creating a separate area on Head-Fi's forums for posting...
  13. jude

    Headphone Measurements: Positioning The Headphone For Measurement

    If you can't see the embedded video above, please click here. We've been talking about headphone measurements a lot on the forums lately, so I wanted to share some of the video PowerPoint slides from a talk I gave at ALMA's annual conference a couple of weeks ago. ALMA International is the...