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I found this.   http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CEMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.belden.com%2Fdocs%2Fupload%2Finsulations-jackets.pdf&ei=4GYXU6qDH8T72QXbzoHQAw&usg=AFQjCNE4Rtxzw88AhFkfGd6Cv5R23D8D1w&sig2=z19HG84Fplq7seXb8lyvSw   It covers the science of cable design.
I built my first Hi-Fi. Sweet rig. Now i need to design some RCA cables, or maybe not, depends...   Like thousands of others who post on "audiophile" boards, I'm trying to demystify the engineering and marketing claims in order to come to reasonable conclusions. I'm not going to worry about the RCA connectors, I know what I'm going to use. I'm trying to decide on the cable and it's associated characteristics. I'd prefer some flex in the cable, so solid core is probably...
 This is an internet forum. We can't make sounds here, we can only use words. Those two quoted sounds above are the best sounds to describe sibilance on an internet forum. I would add sibilance sounds kind of ringy, kind of like the ring of a ring modulator. Sibilance is very subtle and only the the most experienced listeners will pick it up, because they are experienced! Keep it real and don't worry about it. It's a common sound artifact. To answer your question, probably...
 This is correct... The HD 25 series were designed for broadcasting and monitoring. Excellent for DJ use. See my above post. They do isolate well. They do block out club surroundings well (very loud and obnoxious atmosphere). While at my day job I often can't hear people speak to me with them on at low volumes.
Yea, clearly, the marketing backing this product is aimed at young yuppies. These seem to be fashion accessories as much as listening tools. That's cool, as long as they sound good. Personally, I'm a listening tool guy.   I've been a working semi-professional DJ for 15 years. My HD 25-1 are working headphones. It's a psychological thing. I've heard 10s of thousands of songs on these headphones. My mind is anchored on their sound. I listen to a lot of techno myself. I've...
I bought a pair of on-ears last week. Up until this purchase I've been listening to my music on a pair of HD 25-1 (85% of my listening time) and HD 600 (15% of my listening time) exclusively. I've owned both for about 8 years, a long time. I produce music as well. I've been using AKG K271 in my studio exclusively for almost 10 years. <---- These are accurate.   From what I can tell, after 4 hours of listening time... Momentums have either recessed mids or gain in the...
Head-Fi and many of it's members excel at confusing people. This place hurts people's understanding of engineering as much as it helps.   I'm convinced it has to do with the sounding of the two words "balanced" and "unbalanced". "Balanced" sounds good, less bad, and less risky. Humans don't like that stuff and when they hear those words their irrational/animal brains don't react to them well. Marketers know this. "Unbalanced" sounds bad, risky, and not as good as...
You don't need balanced cable for a 10' length of cable.   Balanced cable starting at $240? That's ridiculous. Ridiculous? Actually it's insulting. With pricing like that, Sennheiser must think consumers are dumb.
Thanks for all the info. Stuff I need to know.
 That's what I thought. Until I saw this: http://schiit.com/products/modi  "USB Powered, No DriversModi plugs into virtually any computer—Windows, Mac, and some of the most popular Linux distros, as well as iPhones and iPads—and requires no drivers"
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