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Frequency Response Of Headphones

Let's talk about speakers to begin with, their optimal frequency response is supposed to be a flat line from 20 to 20000 Hz. It means if fed by an input signal composed of varying frequencies at the same level (voltage), they will measure the same volume on a dB meter. It has nothing to do with the frequency distribution of the music itself, but merely ensures that the frequency distribution (tonal balance) of the music will not be changed by the speaker. If the music is bass heavy, the speaker will reproduce a bass heavy sound, if it has a lot of treble, they will... read more

Buying Guide Headphones By Price Range

Use in combination with: A Hopefully Helpful Headphone Buying Guide for Newbies By Boomana     AMP # 0 - amp useless, or worse 1 - amp unnecessary 2 - amp recommended 3 - amp needed 4 - amp included   PREFIX !!! - specific version(s) have problems DC - discontinued XE - fakes are common CO - must be Custom Ordered from manufacturer DJ - good for DJ work: Good seal, rotating cups, stands up to abuse   Format: PREFIX - AMP # - Full Name (version) [price range in USD]: notes Under $20 IEM 1, 2 - Kanen KM-92 Wooden IEM... read more

Ultrasone Owner S Guide The Missing Manual

Originally by DexDexter. The Missing Manual: A User’s Guide to Ultrasone With apologies to David Pogue and inspiration courtesy of Mr. Terry Britton, I have assembled some of the knowledge that I have acquired through my own personal experience with Ultrasone headphones into a one-stop post covering different aspects potentially of interest to fellow users. With many products in this day and age, truly usable “real world” instructions provided by the manufacturer can be difficult to come by, and Ultrasone is certainly no exception. For a range of products that... read more

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  advertise@head-fi.org   Brand advocates are created through support of Head-Fi's niche communities. Head-Fi's communities are where enthusiasts gather to discuss brands and products. Supporting brands are appreciated by these communities. Many of these members will naturally become your biggest fans. Fans of your brand influence others within the community and everywhere else: on and... read more

Blame It On The Game An In Depth Interview With Fab From Milli Vanilli

An insider’s look at the Milli Vanilli project When the Milli Vanilli lip-synching controversy broke in 1990, I was not surprised. Nor did I really care.  I wasn’t a fan of their music and I had no idea about how the music industry really worked. I believed what I read and saw. And with time, Milli Vanilli completely dropped off of my cultural radar. So it was. Life moved on. Eventually I found myself working in the music industry. Things are not what they always appear to be. Smoke has its mirrors and in the end, people will believe whatever gets broadcast the... read more

What is The Correct Way To Turn On Tube Amps With Headphones

Speaking of contacting the manufacturers, I got a response back from Jack of Woo Audio. I want to thank Jack for getting back to me in a timely manner and taking time to answer my questions. Anyways, here's his response to my questions regarding WA6: 1) What's the proper way to turn on WA6 with headphones? I ask this because I've read some stuff about it being harmful to the tube amp to turn it on without headphones in? Is this true? So far, I've turned on the WA6 without any headphones inserted (when I turn it on with headphones in, it gives the loud startup tube hum... read more

How To Equalize Your Headphones A Tutorial

By:  PiccoloNamek   I have wanted to make a thread like this for a while now, but have kept putting it off for one reason or another. With all of the threads about EQ popping up recently, I think it is finally time I post this. This thread is for people who want to get the highest possible fidelity from their headphones. A lot of what I am about to explain will be obvious to more experienced members. But there are people out there who do not even know how to obtain their own pink noise and sine wave samples, let alone equalize with them. If you are one of... read more

Rs1 Version Guide

  INTRODUCTION: There's a lot of discussion about the RS1 and its variants lately. I thought it might be nice to have a new reference thread on this topic, with lots of pictures. I don't know the exact year that the RS1 was created, but the first review I've found is the famous Wes Phillips article from 1996. This seems to point to a beginning for the phone in 1995, and the earliest sale date on record (as listed below) is 1995.  Stereophile Review: Stereophile: Grado Reference Series One Headphones Now, the headphone in that review is definitely pretty... read more

Explanation Of Amp Pre Amp Headphone Amp

Quote: Originally Posted by Br777 also why are people calling it a pre-amp and what is the difference between an amp and a pre-amp Hello Br777, pcf already answered this, but I'll put it in different words. The amplifier is the device that drives the speakers. Its only role is to amplify a small (line-level) audio signal to create a powerful signal that can push speakers in and out. A pre-amplifier is a device that preceeds the amplifier. The pre-amplifier determines what the amplifier is amplifying.... read more

Tutorial On How To Equalize Headphones

[ This tutorial is the original work of PiccoloNamek, posted 3/11/09 ]   I have wanted to make a thread like this for a while now, but have kept putting it off for one reason or another. With all of the threads about EQ popping up recently, I think it is finally time I post this. This thread is for people who want to get the highest possible fidelity from their headphones. A lot of what I am about to explain will be obvious to more experienced members. But there are people out there who do not even know how to obtain their own pink noise and sine wave samples,... read more

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