TakeT BPP Portable Supertweeter and H2+ Headphone - Head-Fi TV, Episode 010
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In Episode 010 of Head-Fi TV, we take a look at a couple of enigmatic products from an enigmatic Japanese designer and company. The BPP is a portable supertweeter for headphone listening. The H2+ is a headphone with Heil-type polymer piezoelectric drivers and supertweeters. (We also look at the H2+'s companion TR2 transformer box.)
 

 
This episode is brought to you by CanJam @ Rocky Mountain Audiofest and Rocky Mountain Audiofest.  Find out more about the best high-end headphone show in the world by visiting http://www.canjam.org
 

 

Products mentioned in the video:

 
  1. TakeT BPP portable supertweeter
  2. TakeT H2+ Heil-type polymer piezoelectric headphone
  3. TakeT TR2 companion transformer box for TakeT H2+ headphone
  4. Fostex HP-A3 USB-bus-powered DAC and headphone amplifier
  5. Fostex HP-P1 portable digital iPod/iPhone/iPad DAC and headphone amplifier
  6. Sennheiser HD 800 headphone
  7. Sennheiser HD 650 headphone
  8. Sonic Studio Amarra computer music player software
 

 

 


 

Head-Fi TV Episode 010 produced by Joseph Cwik and Jude Mansilla

 


 

We will occasionally post Q&A episodes of Head-Fi TV.  If you want to submit any questions (or comments), you can do so via email to tv@head-fi.org.

 
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Wow.  Really interesting.  Nice pick for a topic, Jude.
 
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Neat concept!
 
I can imagine a set of mounted mini speakers that stick to the side of your jaw just below your ears that could use this idea.
 
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I keep sayin', we're one step away from a halo neck brace style (the kind that bolt into your head) with transducers to put the sound directly into our skull. Well... maybe something slightly less extreme... but I wouldn't be surprised if something subdermal comes out within a decade.
 
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wow.  makes the K1000 look normal
 
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Head-Fi TV is covering too many niche/boutique products. How about more mainstream products for the typical head-fi'er in future episodes?
 
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Head-Fi TV is covering too many niche/boutique products. How about more mainstream products for the typical head-fi'er in future episodes?

Like the ones that almost everyone has experience with? What's the point in that? Just ask anybody on the forums for average stuff.
 
 
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Head-Fi TV is covering too many niche/boutique products. How about more mainstream products for the typical head-fi'er in future episodes?

We'll continue to cover more mainstream products, in addition to the Head-Fi'ers-are-the-only-ones-who'll-get-this stuff.
 
I just don't think you'll ever see the likes of the TakeT H2+ covered on CNET's videos, or any other video channel for that matter--that is why we must.

 
I think the next episode has more non-mainstream stuff, too, so you might want to avoid Episode 011.
 
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Yes, we need more fringe products, Average Joe went for the "fringe" products, and discovered pure awesomeness out there for the Custom IEM seeker (the Fabs in the works for me, I wouldn't have found out about them any other way) 
So "fringe" away Mr. Jude, dig us up those hidden gems!!!
 
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Cool stuff Jude. Do you really need the TR2 for the H2+ or could you drive it directly from a speaker amp? And what about the pairing of the TR2 with a speaker amp, does it improve as you go up to a higher quality speaker amp?
 
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Maybe Tyll would like to measure them! 

 
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at one point, I thought Jude was gonna say the "facepalm test"...

 
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Good to see reviews of not that common technology. By the way- was there any difference whether the tweeter flaps were opened on the H2 headphone/earspeaker?
 
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