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Anatomy Of An Earphone

Strain Relief: Molded rubber or other flexible material where the cable connects to the earpiece. Housing: The 'chassis' of the earphone; Where the driver is located along with crossovers and tuning ports (if any.) Filter: Sometimes replaceable (ex. Etymotic earphones); Prevents earwax and other debris from entering the housing and affecting the driver. Nozzle: Neck or tube-like portion on the end of the housing. Rubber, foam, or silicon flanges are attached here. Cable: Typically cloth-sheathed or rubber, connects the 3.5mm jack to the... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjusting bias on Stax tube amplifiers

This is is an instruction on how to adjust bias on Stax SRM-006t/SRM-006tII/SRM-006tA/SRM-007t/SRM-007tII amplifiers and more   Some threads http://www.head-fi.org/t/48655/tuberolling-srm-007t http://www.head-fi.org/t/682332/using-nos-tubes-with-stax-tube-headphone-amps http://www.head-fi.org/t/361361/replacement-valves-tubes-for-stax-srm-006tii http://www.head-fi.org/t/415385/tube-change-biasing-a-stax-006t-ii     Quote: Changing Tubes in a STAX Tube Headphone Amplifier Originally posted by Colorado Tom  source click here The following description is... read more

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