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Foobar2000 Appearance Customization Skins Themes Configs

Disclaimer: Since there is already a (very helpful) wiki about setting up Foobar "Foobar2000 A Guide To Set Up" This is intented to be a guide to tweak appearance only.   Planned to cover the Default User Interface and Columns User interface with the most popular configurations out there.     1. Introduction Foobar2000, One of the most versatile music players for windows, Highly regarded for its excel sound quality and its customizable user interface. You can download it here and it is free. ...... writers block.....       2. Default User... 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

2013 Head-Fi Summer Buying Guide (Introduction)

2013 Head-Fi Summer Buying Guide (Portable Amps, DACs, & DAPs (Music Players))

  • by joeAdministrator

Portable Headphone Amps and DACs   ALO Audio Rx MK3-B, Ray Samuels Audio SR-71B and F-35 Lightning   TYPE: Balanced portable headphone amps PRICE: $649.00 (Rx MK3-B), $650.00 (SR-71B), F-35 price to be announced URL: www.aloaudio.com and www.raysamuelsaudio.com It seems there are infinite choices now, when it comes to portable headphone amplifiers. For driving even... read more

2012 Head-Fi Holiday Gift Guide (Amps & Other Gear)

  Introduction Head-Fi Meets Don't Forget the Music Over-Ear In-Ear Wireless Gaming Amps & Other Gear Summit-Fi Power Corner Headphone Cables Desktop Audio Portable Devices Computer Audio         AMPS & OTHER GEAR There is a lot of other gear discussed by Head-Fi'ers other than headphones, including amps to power those headphones, digital-to-analog converters (DACs),... read more

2013 Head-Fi Summer Buying Guide (In-Ear Headphones)

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Universal-Fit In-ear Monitors   Sennheiser IE 800   TYPE: Closed, universal-fit in-ear monitor PRICE: Around $900 URL: www.sennheiser.com The mighty Sennheiser HD 800 is, in my opinion, a masterpiece--one of the finest examples of modern headphone innovation and engineering. One of the key figures behind the HD 800's development was Axel Grell, Sennheiser's Product Manager High End. I had wondered in the past about what would happen if you turned... 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;... 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

List of lossless and high-res music (FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSD, DXD etc.) download sites

People regularly ask about where to buy CD quality or hi-res downloads (legitimately!) so here is a list of sites I know of. Please post a comment if there are any I've missed. Note that they must have music available in a lossless or high-res format available.   Format guide: CD Quality = 16 bit, 44.1 kHz PCM. Hi-res = Any of 24 bit; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192 kHz PCM. DSD = Direct Stream Digital ie: SACD-type files that requires special playback software that can convert the files to PCM on playback or a DAC that can receive the DSD data unchanged. DXD =... read more

2012 Head-Fi Holiday Gift Guide (In-Ear)

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  Introduction Head-Fi Meets Don't Forget the Music Over-Ear In-Ear Wireless Gaming Amps & Other Gear Summit-Fi Power Corner Headphone Cables Desktop Audio Portable Devices Computer Audio         IN-EAR HEADPHONES Universal-Fit In-Ear Monitors       Spider realvoice (around $90) Closed, in-ear, vertical earphone www.spidercable.com The first time I heard the realvoice was at last year’s CanJam @ Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and I have to admit I was... read more

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