Jude posted a note Head-Fi regarding Tyll’s announcement that he is retiring from Innerfidelity and more interestingly from the headphone community. As one of the originals it is hard to underestimate his impact on the headphone community and HiFi in general. It will be interesting to see how the void his absence creates is filled. The link to Jude’s note is below. I also added the link to Tyll’s YouTube video where he announces his retirement and his explanation of why now. He will be missed!
I can fully understand Tyll’s motivations as I have just gone through the same transition. The “been there and done that” gets overwhelming and you just want to do something else. After years of battles you find that there is a significant amount of repetition. After fighting the same battle multiple times it gets tiring. For each battle you know upfront the amount of effort, emotional drain and the eventual outcome. You arrive at a point where you are unwilling to invest that emotional effort. There are also the many things you couldn’t do while working. You regret the missed sporting events your kids were in. The vacations you didn’t take or in my case vacations where I was on a phone with work for much of it. All of this just gets overwhelming and you just say “F” it. Good for Tyll to make it out intact!
Retirement is a huge transition but for those who have the luxury of planning for it the transition can be smoother but no less dramatic. Hopefully, all goes well with Tyll’s transition as well as his mastering of the ukulele.
Link to Jude’s post
Link to Tyll’s YouTube video
I’ve change a few things here including the site theme. The older theme was not rendering correctly so I had to migrate to another.
As always, if you find something interesting related to high fidelity send me a link and I’ll post it.
Audeze has announced that they are extending their Mobius Indiegogo Campaign until May 5th. As of this blog’s publishing time, there are still 43 left at the 32% discount. After that the price goes up $30. There are some great threads over on Head-Fi discussing the Mobius and I will link to those in another post this weekend. I am going to push this campaign a bit because maybe the only time you have an opportunity to own a planar magnetic headphone for under $300. Initial reviews are placing the sound characteristics of the Mobius of the Audeze Sine and some reviews place it in the ballpark of the LCD 2.
Click on the link below to check out the campaign!
Indiegogo Link to Mobius Campaign
Jude has posted his review of CanJam Singapore on Head-Fi. As it typical at the Singapore event there will be great stuff to hear. Maybe I will bump into you as we try to hear the new Focal gear.
Singapore CanJam Review
Jude posted his video review over on Head-Fi containing some of the equipment and software that will be at the CanJam NY show.
Link to the video
Bangkokkid (Brannon) just announced a 45th anniversary Noble Audio sale over on Head-Fi. Take 20% off all universal IEMs. If you purchase a universal Katana or Encore you get a free “legacy” Savant IEM as well! Now this is a deal!! 20% off a Katana and a free $599 Savant.
Andy Regan of Jerry Harvey has an announcement of the new Lola hybrid IEM over on Head-Fi. The announcement includes details around the makeup of the Lola. Click on the link below to see the technology built into the new Lola.