Who’s Writing This?

Hi there,

My name is Lachlan and I’m a massive fan of all things music-related. I grew up in a home where I heard everything from Uriah Heep and The Who to Canterbury Tales, the Muppet Movie soundtrack and the 1812 Overture.

I consider myself a music lover as opposed to an audiophile. To me, music and sound must be as practical as it is exceptional. I don’t believe in finicky audio setups that require massive expense and sensitive tuning and adjustment. That’s not to say I’m unaware of the benefits because I have heard truly amazing sound and appreciate it. The difference is that I want to be able to just enjoy my music without any fuss or hardship.

I studied speech pathology at university and have a thorough understanding of hearing. In addition, I have researched a lot about reproduction and dynamics as an enthusiast and as a car audio installer. My focus is always on natural, true-to-life sound and that is how I consider any product I listen to.

As well as being a music lover, I love to experience new speakers, headphones, sources (i.e. gadgets) and music. Whenever I buy new gadgets, speakers and headphones I like to read reviews and do my research. Unfortunately, I’ve found the reviews a bit hit and miss because it’s all so opinion-based. There’s no simple solution for that because sound and listening are so subjective, but I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring and try to provide a mostly objective alternative for any sources and speakers/headphones that I get to experience.

I really hope this blog helps you, informs you or entertains you. I also write another blog on a completely different topic. It’s called Find Your Level and it’s about communication, psychology, business management and spirituality; yes, spirituality. It’s an interesting mix so I hope you’ll check it out.

Happy reading and happy listening!


6 comments on “Who’s Writing This?

  1. Hi, you have some interested reviews on your site. Can you review the Moster Miles davis earphones and compare them with something similar?

    • Hi David,

      Thanks for reading and for your request. I’ll see if I can track down a pair to listen to. Did you have a specific comparison in mind? Also, you might want to check out the multi-iem comparison thread on head-fi.org for a good comparison of the Miles Davis phones with others in their price range.

  2. Thanks for the excellent reviews! Have you ever considered reviewing a pair of Grado headphones, such as the (audiophile) entry-level SR225i (now SR225e)?

      • That would be awesome! (After having read many reviews,) I only recently acquired my first high-end pair of headphones, the Grado SR225i, and instantly fell in love with it. It seems to me that the sound output is simply incredible. However I’ve seen several more mixed reviews about the Grados. Namely:
        – the Grado headphones come with a “peculiar” sound signature that some love / some hate. In other words the sound output is a bit “colored”, not so “neutral”.
        – perhaps related to the above, the Grados are incredible for classical music (pristine audio recordings and the like), but fall short for other types of music.

        I for one was immediately sold out by the clean and accurate sound output (at least to my ears!) of the SR225i, to the point where for me these headphones are close to perfect. (Truth be told, they pinch my ears a bit, but this is a small price to pay for high-quality sound!) But I don’t know what to make of the comments above, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, especially if burn-in (or lack thereof) could explain these reports. Moreover, comparisons of different DAP & amp combinations with the Grado would be very welcome.

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