The Entry Level #39 Contacts

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AudioQuest, 2621 White Road, Irvine, CA 92614. Tel: (949) 585-0111. Web:

PSB Speakers International, 633 Granite Court, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3K1, Canada. Tel: (905) 831-6555. Web:

Sennheiser USA, 1 Enterprise Drive, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Tel: (860) 434-9190. Web:

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Long-time listener's picture

"Sense" is a generalized, non-countable term. So it should be used in the singular even when referring to plural items: "That sense of pace and rhythm" (not "those senses of pace and rhythm"), or "that sense of movement." I've never seen it used any other way, except here. Cheers

John Atkinson's picture

From our long-term copy editor:

"Either way is okay, which means that neither is incorrect. Assuming that there is a sense of pace distinct from a sense of rhythm, then I count two senses. However, if you’re talking about a combined sense/feel of pace-and-rhythm, then treat it as singular. But the reader is incorrect: in this sense, sense is indeed countable."

John Atkinson

Editor, Stereophile

JIGF's picture

All I can hear is a snare 

Stephen Mejias's picture

Such scrutiny today! (Honestly, I welcome it. Thanks for reading.)

I know it's subtle, but, approximately 52.5 seconds into the song, there's a single hi-hat hit, and that's what I was listening to; but my comment applies to other hi-hat hits in other songs, as well.

Utopianemo's picture

The ten cent zen incense

intended to send intense scents in tents.

Instead, it tensed senses and insensed attendants.

Consensus says the scent sentence 

Ended zen-tent attendance.


Great article. Stephen.  Looks like I'll have to upgrade to the new Dragonfly!

mauidj's picture


You might like to check out a short story called "The Machine Stops" by E.M. Forrester. Amazingly, it was written in 1909 and accurately predicts computers, the internet, Facebook/Skype and the frightening consequenses of this new "delivery" paradigm that is rapidly becoming a part of our lives.


jones ethan's picture

I am confused between Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic.I came across this article while doing some research( ). What do you guyzz think, which one should I go for?

Orso's picture

Perfect compliment to any headphones, this thing gas been insanely specd since its conception.

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