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The Best BASS Headphones ( a Head-Fi Wiki)

Under Construction           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... read more

Bioeq Rockbox

    BioEQ for Rockbox is a fascinating EQ setup designed with the iRiver H140 originally in mind. The files have been given to me, FLACvest, by HiFlight. I first heard of this EQ from Dr. Xin Xin’s Cool Talk massage boards back in the day when Head-Fi was new and I was trying to figure out what the heck an operational amplifier was. I have since adapted BioEQ to sound good on the Sansa Fuze; I suspect it will do wonders for iPods and other devices.      The key feature of BioEQ is the design of the low shelf; peak filters 1, 2, and 3; high shelf filters, their Q... read more

Stax Lambda Primer For Electrostat Newbies

  • by vrln

Introduction:   This article is an attempt at writing a small guide for getting into the world of Stax electrostatic headphones. I personally just bought my first Stax system and I´ve never been this impressed by any gear so far during my headphone hobby. The world of Stax headphones can look a bit scary: confusing codenames for products, not many reviews out there and limited availability. I was completely confused when I first got interested in electrostatic headphones and did a lot of reading all over the internet. Personally I feel Stax gear is not really... read more

Jvc Ha Fx34 Marshmallow Kramer Mod

Here you go!! Compared to a stock phone, this mod makes them brighter and increases upper mids and treble, so its no longer overwhelmed by the bass. If you already find the FX33 too bright or harsh, you may not like this mod. If you find the FX33 muddy, bass-bloated or congested this might be a mod for you. Readers should also note that this mod is not-reversible. First you have to pull off the foam tips. Just gently pull them off with your fingers. They slide off with a little tugging. Once the foam tips are off, grasp the gray rubber tube with some pliers and pull... read more

Information Sonic Differences Between Dt770 Dt990

  Hi All,   This is Zombie_X chiming in here. I have started this large information thread to help those who want a beyerdynamic headphone, but do not know what they sound like and or trying to pick one to suit their set-up. Since I have heard all of the models from 32Ohm-600Ohm's in their current production line, I thought I'd make this thread.   I thought for once and for all I would do something about the abundance of threads regarding sonic differences between all the DT770, DT880, and DT990 models at all impedances. This thread will be the most... 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]]       Below are some intitial impressions written by Mjolnir-users from the Schiit Mjolnir-thread Solude on Mjolnir post #967 of 17638/27/12 1)... 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

Hi End Cables

Audio Cables are quite an interesting topic. Their performance is based on the following:    1.) Physical build stress handling capability, ever wonder why cheap cables introduce noise when they are twisted and turned?   Mainly because the fibers inside them are constantly coming in and out of contact which changes the inductive reactantance in them to make the cable suddenly shift its characteristics and introduce noise due to the change. Good cables do not have this problem as they are more sturdy and have the outer coating to be more flexible and not allow... read more

Markl Denon Ah D5000 Mods

---------------------------11/09 UPDATE------------------------- Please note: I no longer recommend stuffing of the ear cups with Fiberloft and have not for some time (stuffing pads is still strongly recommended). If you are intent on trying it, please be prepared to remove it when you discover the effect is not always positive in all areas. About This Mod This mod is the result of a painstaking (and painful!) process I started some time ago, trying to get the stock Denon AH-D5000 headphone to sound right. I have gone through 4 separate D5000s, and dozens of... read more

Headphones I Own In Order Of Preference

      This is a review of the 20 best headphones I currently own with some added stuff at the end.  I made the choice to review both full-size and IEMs in this comparative review.  I was originally going to make this just a wiki, but as I put more and more effort into it I started to want to share it in the forum.   Very briefly I want to clarify a few things: My home rig is the MSB Platinum DAC iii and the amps I use are the TTVJ Millett 307a as well as the Larocca PRII MKii.  I've had the fortune of also auditioning most of these headphones on the Apex... read more

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