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I'd say... pretty much what @castleofargh did. Perhaps slightly different in inconsequential places.   Burn in makes sense from a physical standpoint... where the properties of a material that's exposed to constant changes in kinetic energy (in this case, the diaphragm) will change over time. Pretty much like a rock sitting in a river bed eventually gets worn away by the current. Though it may not take that long...   But the problem is... if someone never liked the...
A matched level blind test inherently have some issues that I don't think have been mentioned too often by its advocates. Here are some that I see can potentially happen:   1) Blind test relies on a person's subjective impressions, and... well, subjective impressions are not always reliable.   2) People have different sensitivity, at different frequencies, and also at different amplitudes. Fletcher-Munson gives a rough idea (not the whole picture) of what this is like...
 Well, it's not that the audio world doesn't like "it depends". I think Vid is the only one who is not liking that. You'll find that many audiophiles bank on this "it depends" concept, like... when an amp is paired with a DAC to "synergize". Though "synergy" actually goes above and beyond EQ as you may find that most modern amps and DAC measure almost ruler flat in frequency response and also into inaudible range of distortions, but they still somehow sound different. I...
1) I have repeatedly asked you to show me where in the article they mentioned EQ or equalization. You have not shown me that. In fact, the article itself was explicitly a case study about HRTF, which, again, for the umphteenth time, is NOT EQ. It's DSP. EQ is a part of DSP, but DSP is so much more than just EQ. 2) Your example showed less decay, but NOT overcoming physical limitations. Again, please note that you could NOT alter the way the transducer reproduced an impulse...
Sigh... I decided not to answer you after all of that because I already know where the discussion will head. All you showed is that your EQ made decay shorter at certain frequencies, but that's not all there is to it. If you look closely at the initial frequency response wall (time 0), the frequency curve is still not perfect. That's what I meant by "not overcoming physical limitations".
It's 1 conductor per pole on each side, so a total of 4 conductors. According to Martin, it's 24 awg copper.   Whether the difference in sound is due to the cable or the ear cups, I honestly have no idea. But the physicist in me would tend toward the ear cups more so than the cable.   I got the cable because the stock cable is flimsy, and it feels very cheap. The new cable is at least more durable, and it fits in well with the cups as well.
I'm thinking $550.   It won't exactly be cheap, but I'm quite confident and proud of the quality of the headphone that I believe whoever's getting it won't regret spending that much.
That's my pair. I had the ear cups and plug custom-made by Martin at Martin's Custom Audio.   He's swarmed now, though, so I don't think he'll have time to finish a similar project for the next few months.   Plus I have since moved on to other headphones, so I may put that one up for sale if anyone is interested. It may not compare to my orthos, but it's still the best on-ear headphone in existence IMO.
I wasn't aware the Modi had an issue? That's interesting... Either way, I'm sure you can slot the Schiit Wyrd in there to mitigate any possible USB issue. Plus it's recommended because the Wyrd does have an improvement on power supply quality to the DAC, unless you're going Modi 2 Uber (which uses external power), but I think the Uber version won't run into the same USB power issue with Haswell chips.
Beyerdynamic DT770 Premium. Or so I think.
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