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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

Pleasurize Music Foundation

  The Pleasurize Music Foundation began operations in January 2009 and is a nonprofit organization based in California, USA. Our aim is to improve the sound quality of music in its various recorded formats – including data compression methods such as MP3 – as well as music destined for radio broadcast. Only music that provides a positive musical listening experience has real market value. The Foundation's aim is to increase the value of music within the creative production process for the entire music industry. The Pleasurize Music Foundation is a global... read more

A Hopefully Helpful Headphone Buying Guide For Newbies By Boomana

[ The following is an original work by boomana, posted on 4/12/09 ]   I’ve thought of writing a thread like this for at least a year, but since I’m home with a cold, and nothing better to do, I thought I’d start it out. It’s meant to provide basic pointers for newbies who might be a little overwhelmed, as many of us were when we first found this site. I tried to think of all the threads I’ve seen and what might be helpful in general terms. You can agree with me on things or not, and that’s fine. These are just my thoughts. Please forgive the typos I’m sure are... read more

An Interview With John Grado

[ The following is an original John Grado's interview done by Zanth, posted on 7/29/05 ]   Well folks I just had one heck of a time chatting with John Grado of Grado Labs (like that needed to be mentioned ) I rang him at just after 9 am today and we talked for a little over three hours! I was pretty nervous in the beginning but John was so laid back and forthcoming that I soon settled into a comfortable state and it felt like talking to a friend rather than me "interviewing" a manufacturer. I just arrived at work so I can't write too much just yet, but I will... read more

Describing Sound A Glossary

The following list is a compilation of terms commonly used by Audio buffs to describe sound and sound equipment. Credit goes to fordgtlover for creating the original list which can be found here. These are not terms or definitions based on any individual's point-of-view.but rather information that is already available in the public domain. As such, the virtue or accuracy of any of this information can not be guaranteed It serves only to help and inform. I'm sure that this list is not exhaustive, but it is a pretty good starting point. Audio Glossary Audio... read more

Top Tier Universal Iem Comparison Chart And Information

Will enter the info in table format in the near future.       IEM MSRP Street $, US What it does Better Than Others Strengths Weaknesses Sound Sig Ergonomics/fit Notes DAP/amp synergy Chart Reviews Supporters EarSonics SM3 (Triple BA) $395 $425 Most true to life/accurate/realistic music reproduction; dynamics; instrument separation/ presentation; transparency Speed; detail; very deep bass with ultimate power; great overall space; very resolving; very transparent; liquid presentation   Warm,... read more

Basic Guide To In Ear Canalphones

[Disclaimer]This guide may contain error(s) and is only meant to provide general / basic information for new in-ear-canalphones users. Some information within this guide has been copied or modified from the Etymotic, Shure, Headwize, Headroom and Wikipedia websites. Not all are referenced within the article, but links to the original pages have all been listed at the end (reference section). The credit and thanks goes to the original writer/companies for providing the information online and  for free. Thanks. This guide is also hosted at: InEarMatters.net. If you... read more

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