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 Oh yes I was very impressed with Globus, which was our next stop after getting "the hand" at Berghain..  Wonderfully balanced sound, articulate bass that's not overpowering, just what I like (I use -15dB moulded Elacins btw). Too bad better music plays at the ****ty bass dungeon which I didn't care for at all... yeah original Tresor was cool too.. atleast when you're young and wasted. It's not fun anymore being sober snobby hifist so I mostly stay at home.  SD modded...
 Of course they do (but they only add consistently manufactured/measuring headphones as generic presets... though looking at the recent list that's debatable :D) http://sonarworks.com/2016/04/sonarworks-now-on-5-new-headphones/
 If you actually read the Smyth stuff carefully, you see that they created to way to calibrate other peoples PRIRs closer to your own ears, but you need microphone to create own measurements first. You are simply referring to other peoples PRIRs (which OOYH also uses) which can be hit and miss, but almost guaranteed to be never perfect. Then there's the new "BRIR" calibration stuff Smyth is only coming out (with BRIR exchange etc fancy stuff) that noone has even got to...
 "Well done" means using a personalized measurement to begin with to calibrate the "BRIR". There's no free lunch.
 Have you compared your custom to the well known public unlimited profile? https://www.dropbox.com/s/x1wuzp85cxhom7q/AB000B.swhp?dl=0 Bass extension etc difference is easily heard between average and AB000B. Well now that I have SD mod done, I might consider shipping to for calibration anyway..
Fascinating stuff on the new Q&A and Exchange docs (BRIR personalisation, hpeq/measurement improvements etc)! Everything seems to be well thought out, this is what A8 aspired to be.  It seems they are taking it seriously now, hopefully firmwares will show up more than every 5 years..   https://www.facebook.com/Smyth-Research-1670587523204875/
 Manual EQ does stuff in 500hz bands, it's far from perfect. Did you verify with measurements that it actually affects bass <500hz? Not sure if I tested it, was long time ago. With bass the most critical stuff are subbass roll off (<100hz) and the usual 100-200hz bumps in some phones. There's no way to fix stuff like this properly with 500hz bands. This is why one should use as flat phones as possible to begin with. Sonarworks or any other generic EQ has nothing to do with...
Unless they fix the HPEQ completely, you are probably better off using something like Sonarworks to flatten out the headphone response before feeding Realiser. This was discussed on the A8 thread, for example A8 HPEQ does not touch frequencies under 1khz at all! And gets pretty confused with HD800's 6khz peak.
 I have no idea why you are insisting anechoic chamber, and what this has to do with single speaker measurement method (vs perhaps multiple - there's no difference really). Studios are not anechoic. Home theatres are not anechoic. You position the speaker in a room, in a position that's satisfactory, perhaps get some mattresses and other stuff temporarily to damp a little bit and fix peaks and valleys etc with eq if necessary. More likely you get a better result from a...
 We have no idea if the single speaker measurement works on A16. But if it does, I would hope one can simply record the ceiling speakers by simply looking down during that measurement. For anyone not aware, the measurement is done by sitting in a chair and simply rotating yourself at different angles around the 360 axis. The speaker obviously is never moved.
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