Axel Grell – Designer of the legendary Sennheiser HD 600, 650, 800 and Orpheus Headphone System

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Axel Grell has helped produce some of personal audio’s most iconic headphones. Working for Sennheiser, his resume includes such greatest hits as the HD 600/650, iconic HD800 and the cost-no-object Orpheus headphone system (gen 2).

In this week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast, Axel Grell sits down with us to discuss his design philosophy along with a whole host of other audio related topics, and some of his responses might just surprise you. He is very well versed in his field, and like many great influencers, isn’t afraid to express his perspective on subjects near to his lifelong passion. He also dives into the formation of his new company baring his namesake Grell Audio and their launch product the TWS 1.

The Occasional Podcast is hitting their stride mid season 6, with last week’s conversation of How Records Are Made plus A Guide To Tube Amplifiers and our season opener What Is Accuracy and Why Audiophiles Love Jazz? but don’t miss last season’s finale TOP’s Best Of Season 5 Awards Plus A Visit to Van Halen’s 5150 Studios or our revisited interview with the late legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, and the interview with digital audio designer Mike Moffat from the season 5 opener. Also available for download is last season’s interviews with Heinz Lichtenegger, president of Pro-Ject. You can also check out Budgeting – From Entry Level To High EndGetting Started With Vinyl Playback, The Occasional Beginner’s Guide To Digital Audio. Season three had interviews with such audio legends as Jeff JosephBill Dudleston, Nelson Pass and even Rob Watts.

If you would like more from engineer Dave McNair, you can hear also him exploring all things Mastering and explaining The Loudness Wars, and if you haven’t checked out our beginners guide to reel-to-reel playback, it’s definitely worth a listen.

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