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Table of Earphocalypse

   [[SPOILER]] i'm redesigning my tables, work in progress... new simplified version:   Bass Treble Vocals Separations Sound Size  Audio-Technica CKS77 (aliexpress) 3 3.5 4 4.5 4.5  Audio-Technica CKS90LTD (aliexpress) 2.5 3.5 4 4.5 4.5  Audio-Technica CKS99 (aliexpress) 1.5 - 3 4 4 4.5 4.5  Koss Plug 3.5 2.5 3.5 4 3.5  Vsonic VSD3 2.5 4 3 3 3.5  Moxpad X6 3 1.5 3 3.5 3.5  Moxpad X3 2 3 3 3 3.5  Brainwavz Beta 1-3.5 3 3.5 2-3.5 2.5-3.5  Audio-Technica CKS990iS 1.5 -... 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

Flawless Album Suggestions

Well, I think it is safe to say anyone reading this article is an Audiophile, Audiophile wannabe or somewhere between the two. I also think that the threads on this website are a great resource for any grade of audiophile to mine for new and excellent music to discover. One of the threads I found to be interesting and very helpful is the Flawless Album Suggestion thread. What is a "Flawless Album"? Well here is the definition as laid out in post 1 of the thread   "The criteria is simple: Original albums only, no live album, no greatest hits album, no Classical album... 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

A Mere Mortals Guide To Why Bose Headphones Suck

Audio newbies are often surprised to find that Bose products are not well-thought-of by more experienced audio experts. Bose's highly competent marketing and high prices lead many average consumers to believe that their products are high-quality. Friction can develop between people who've always heard that Bose products are great, and people who have explained many times what's wrong with them. In-depth enthusiasts who would start a wiki with a title like this see a need to differentiate themselves as enthusiasts. Despite falling for basically the same marketing... read more

AKG K1000 - A collection of information and links

This is a compendium of K1000 knowledge that was sitting unused in the catacombs of head-fi.  It was originally posted by krmathis and I thought I'd ressurect it here for everyone's benefit.   Original thread here.  Main posts follow:   Here you find information, links to reviews, impressions, recommendations, and more for the AKG K1000 headphone. I have been missing a central place for all this, so I decided to create one. Hope you find it useful.  Thanks to 'Richter Di' for his 'Everything about the K-1000 (K1000)' thread, which got me thinking about... read more

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The Audiophile Scene in a Third World Country - FUN READ

This will be a cathartic experience on my part since I haven’t written for a while after leaving The Huffington Post.   A little background, I live in NYC but was brought up in Bangladesh (used as a representative third world country among many others). Those who have not heard of the place – open up a world map (do they still have those – or has Google Maps killed it already?) – and look to the right side of India. I sort of proudly say to all that I am Bangladeshi even though “officially” I’m from Wisconsin. But this article (or whatever you want to call it) is about... read more

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

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