@aamefford As far as I know, ONLY the Samsung 2" mSATA drives work (and fit). I haven't looked at the latest prices, but they weren't as far as I know making a profit on the 1TB drive if you buy it included.
Are your first thoughts character assassination? Seriously, I am interested in some discussion of the science. The above could be done without and I don't think has any merit here. Aside from the factual errors you mention, I think that his demonstration of the effects on pink, white and brown noise aren't representative of what the mp3 codec was intended for, so it is not a surprise that it doesn't perform well on them.
I think it is fascinating to hear the actual audio that is lost from MP3 compression and it would be interesting to listen to the ghosts of other types of music. I remember someone posted a 128k LAME mp3 vs. lossless file comparison using a good classical recording and on the equipment I had at the time I could just make out which was which. The "ghosts" would probably be most useful to codec designers as a means of feedback on the effects of their work.
I wonder if the 3Fs aren't similar in some respects to the MrSpeakers Ethers in this respect. They have very precise imaging but lack bass slam as well. Maybe it's a factor of the design, that the more airy and precise the sound, the less bass and slam one gets. I could be completely off the mark though. It's something that would be worth asking the main planar headphone manufacturers.
Not quite the Terms of Service, but the Posting Guidelines I wrote:http://head-fi.org/a/posting-guidelines Specifically: I wrote the second paragraph due to a trend towards products being trashed purely due to specs, parts used, or whatnot, but not from any genuine knowledge or experience standpoint. I think some of you guys are over-thinking about what has been posted though.
It's a pretty awesome comparison, and comparisons can be evil to a degree. I did note the comment about the K10 being a great all-rounder versus a pair of IEMs that are detail-oriented. It is worth noting jelt2359's preferences in this regard. I have quite a few headphones (and I've encountered the odd amp) that is more entertaining than resolving. The most resolving headphones I've owned weren't the best all-rounders. I'm the kind of person who'd be inclined to get a...