I was invited to Harman yesterday by the head or Acoustic Research and spent most of the afternoon taking the tour and meeting some of the engineering staff. What a great time it was.

I met Beth sitting on big blue ball tapping away at some code on her computer. Dr. Olive directed me to a iPad and an application that Beth had written that allowed the user to compare various headphones without taking off the reference pair. They had done careful analysis of some Bose, Audeze, HifiMan, AKG, Beats and other headphones and with a push of a button on the tablet you were hearing that headphone's sound.

Very cool. It really shows that the Beats headphones are less than ideal. I liked the Bose, the AKGs and Audeze. I offered to take a pair of PM-1 headphones by Oppo.