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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

Table of Earphocalypse

   [[SPOILER]]     Bass Treble Acoustic Depth Strength Quality Detail Separations Sound Size  ATH-CKS77 / Brainwavz Beta 4 4.5 3 3 4 4.5  Koss Plug 5 5 3.5 3 4 4  ATH-CKS1000 4 4 3 4 4 4.5  ATH-CKR9 4 3.5 3.5 4 4.5 4.5  Vsonic VSD3 4.5 4 3.5 4.5 4 4  Moxpad X6 4 3.5 2.5 4.5 4 4.5  Koss RUK30 - - 2 4 - 4  Moxpad X3 3.5 4 2.5 3.5 4 4  Vsonic VSD3S 3.5 3 3.5 4.5 4 4  Ostry... 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

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

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

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

The ClieOS's List

This is my list of IEM ranking, originated from my Concise Multi-IEM Comparison that has been discontinued and now stands as a simplified independent list that will continued to receive update. Scroll up and down for ranking, left and right for sound signature. Note: This is only a personal assessment and far from be-all-ends-all of a guide. It should be seen as as starting point of your own research, rather than an easy workaround that could cost you more down the road. The fact is, there is no simple way to fully evaluate an IEM and certainly no universal consensus... 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

Explanation Of Amp Pre Amp Headphone Amp

Quote: Originally Posted by Br777 also why are people calling it a pre-amp and what is the difference between an amp and a pre-amp Hello Br777, pcf already answered this, but I'll put it in different words. The amplifier is the device that drives the speakers. Its only role is to amplify a small (line-level) audio signal to create a powerful signal that can push speakers in and out. A pre-amplifier is a device that preceeds the amplifier. The pre-amplifier determines what the amplifier is amplifying.... read more

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