The Sennheiser Orpheus Experience or the day I went to a holistic health clinic to listen to the best headphones in the world.

Hurt. One song. Two definitive versions. Reznor’s is painful, vivid, fresh and raw. Cash’s is tempered by looking back from the vantage of time. https://soundcloud.com/nineinchnails/hurt-quiet-1994 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc My 25 words or less that ended up with sitting in a comfy chair in a clinic above an art gallery on a rainy Sydney day with a pair of […]

Sonos and Spotify

I make no secret of it, I love Sonos gear and am thoroughly addicted to it. It started out quite innocently with just a single PLAY:1 that was soon joined by it’s twin to make a stereo pair – these live in my bedroom and work as the best alarm clock I’ve ever used. Not long after […]

THX tune-up

If you want to get the most out of your flatscreen TV, then it needs to be adjusted from the terrible default settings it probably ships with. Most TVs will generally come from the factory with an overly sharp, too contrasty and highly saturated image as the default setting. If your TV offers different profiles […]

iTunes 11

iTunes 11 arrived overnight, hitting Apple’s promised November ’12 deadline (in the USA at least) and they’ve finally fixed one of the long-standing interface annoyances of all time. Yes, the green button to maximise a window actually does what every other OS X application does, instead of shrinking the window down to the mini view… […]

The Chapel – HDR video

Here’s a short film on Vimeo – The Chapel paying tribute to an exceptional protestant temple in Zeliszów, Poland, designed by Karl Langhans and built in 1796-1797. There’s also a making of video as well that is quite worth watching.

THX Certification for HDTVs

For once, THX certification may be something that I actively look for with my next display panel purchase. I’m not a huge fan of the current trend for glossier and glossier displays, especially for a wall-mounted TV. If the THX certifications specify a reflectance of less than 2% from a panel, this ensures that it’s […]