Added to the Archives This Week

John Atkinson gets high with the HeadRoom Supreme headphone amplifier and reports on the results. "The quest to make the headphone listening experience more equivalent to normal speaker listening is not new," writes JA. Has the Supreme made the cut?

Wes Phillips got a brand new HeadRoom Traveler Bag. The ultimate audiophile travel accessory? Wes checks it out to see why a headphone sack could be worth over a hundred clams.

"What the hell is going on with headphones these days?!" asks Corey Greenberg after hearing the Grado SR60 headphones. Many a Stereophile scribe has sung the high praises of these portable beauties. CG explains why.

JA offers timeless advice about the perfect evaluation disc with his "As We See It" from November 1988, "A Tale of Two Systems". As J. Gordon Holt once wrote, "The pursuit of realism requires that the pursuer make certain value judgments about the rightness and wrongness of reproduced sounds." Atkinson finds this is easier said than done.

Finally, the most recent installment in our "Recording of the Month" series for the online archives: Recording of February 1999, Beck: Mutations. Fred Mills hips us to why "Beck is a radical traditionalist like John Lennon, Ray Davies, Stereolab's Tim Gane, or even PJ Harvey."