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Table of Earphocalypse

   [[SPOILER]]    Bass Power Bass Body Treble Quality Treble Detail Acoustic Size of Sounds  Koss Plug/KDX100 5 4.5 4 3 4.5 4  Koss RUK30 5 5 3.5 3.5 4.5 4.5  Brainwavz Beta 4.5 4.5 3 3.5 4 5  Audio-Technica CKS77 4.5 4.5 3 3.5 4 5  Moxpad X6 4 4.5 3 4 4 5  Moxpad X3 4 4 3 3 4.5 4.5  Koss KDX200 5 5 4 2.5 4 4.5  Vsonic VSD3/S 4 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 4.5  Shure SE215 (x) 4.5 4.5 3.5 4 5 4.5  Brainwavz R1 3.5 4.5 2.5 3 4.5 4  Vsonic... read more

List of major HiFiMan HE1000 reviews, impressions and videos.

Miceblue's Unboxing Hifiguy528's unboxing:   negura, followup and followup II against speakers Sennheiser HD-800s [modded] HiFiMan HE-6s [modded] Audeze LCD-3F [modded]   money4me247 HiFiMan HE-560 Audeze LCD-X AKG K7xx, K553 Pro Audeze EL-8 (closed) MrSpeakers Alpha Prime Oppo PM-3   chowmein83 HiFiMan HE-400i and Sennheiser HD700   Cotnijoe HiFiMan HE560   Kayandjohn, followup and followup II Sennheiser HD 800 Grado PS1000 With 5 amps: CEntrance HiFi M8 Sennheiser HDVD 800 Joseph Grado HPA-1 HiFiMan EF5, EF6.   daltonlanny Compared... read more

The Best BASS Headphones ( a Head-Fi Wiki)

            Group 1  "Cannons"   Cannons are headphones that produce an excessive to enormous amount of impact that can be felt from the cups to the ears  and beyond. They vibrate the skull, they vibrate/tickle the cheeks, upper neck and cause physical sensations. This physical sensation can and does interfere with the accurate delivery of what are widely referred to as good response curves. The "mids" as they are the adjoining range are most affected by the over boosted low frequency. The "V" shaved EQ slope is applied to create an illusion of balance. The... read more

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High Res Music Download Sites

HighResAudio http://www.highresaudio.com/   2L- the Nordic Sound http://www.2l.no/   AIX Records http://aixrecords.com/   Blue Coast Records http://bluecoastrecords.com/   Bowers and Wilkins - Society of Sound http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Society_of_Sound/Society_of_Sound/Music   Cantaloupe Music http://www.cantaloupemusic.com/   Chesky Records http://chesky.com/   Gimell Records (96k/24bit, 48k/24bit, 44.1k/16bit of the The Tallis Scholars) http://www.gimell.com/   HDTracks https://www.hdtracks.com/   High Res... read more

All about iPod Touch 6G as digital transport

July 2015 Apple's latest iPod Touch 6G as digital transport   Apps (local music)     $0 FLAC Player+ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flac-player+/id577346786?mt=8     $0 McIntosh AP1 Audio Player https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mcintosh-ap1-audio-player/id411263894?mt=8     $0 VOX Player https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vox-player/id916215494?mt=8     $0.99 APE Player Pro - Loseless Music... read more

Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes

The original thread discussing this article is here.   There seems to have been an explosion lately in "audiophile" music players for Mac OS X lately. Though iTunes wiped out the need for competition when it was introduced, it has become a huge, multimedia and store program, leaving many people wanting something simpler.  For a while, that was Play and one or two others, but then Amarra came on the scene. Offering higher-quality playback, it has become famous among audiophiles, alongside its biggest competitor, Pure Vinyl (and now Pure Music).  As those two have fought... read more

Schiit Mjolnir - Reviews and Impressions Collected

  There are presently two reviews of the Schiit Mjolnir available. I am sure more will follow, but until then, this wiki may serve as a resource for people trying to get an idea about this product Reviews:1) Schiit Mjolnir Review by Purrin  HERE [[SPOILER]]   2) Schiit Mjolnir vs Bryston BHA-1 by Maxvla HERE [[SPOILER]]  3) SCHIIT MJOLNIR REVIEW by The Headphoneer HERE   Below are some intitial impressions written by Mjolnir-users from the Schiit Mjolnir-thread Solude on Mjolnirpost #967 of 17638/27/12 1)... read more

Brooko's Test Tracks

So I can keep them in one place - and refer to a list (by link) with my reviews, I've compiled a list of the test tracks I use.  Some are definitely for a set purpose (eg Amber Rubarth's Binaural "Tundra" for imaging and sound-stage), whilst others are simply tracks I know well - and use so that I can cross check headphones for a wide range of suitability across genres. Still others are there simply because they reflect my eclectic taste in music   All of the music listed I do actually own - most on CD, converted to FLAC.   Over time I'll try and keep the list... read more

Glossary Of Terms

This is a work in progress. Please help us by fixing any glaring errors and writing useful and easy to understand definitions.   ACSS - An acronym for  "Audio-gd Current Signal System" which is a variation on the CAST (Current Audio Signal Transmission) circuit design developed by electronics manufacturer Krell and other similar concepts.  It is a means of coupling individual gain stages (either within a component or between two ACSS-connected components), which minimizes the audible effects of interconnect cables and potential impedance mismatches, as well as the need... read more

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