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post #1 of 59
Nice idea. There was already a thread started for headphone slang, such as warm, forward, sibilance, ect.... maybe you could link to it, or copy it over to this thread.
post #2 of 59
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can't find it after a few quick searches. do you remember what it was called?
post #3 of 59
Very nice.

Additions:

Hybrid amps, which use a combination of tubes and solidstate. (Of course you know that.)

And a gripe:

The font is too smal for my old eyes.
post #4 of 59
I would add TTVJ also, I've seen some people get confused when someone says it.
post #5 of 59
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Originally Posted by Thelonious Monk View Post
can't find it after a few quick searches. do you remember what it was called?
there's this

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=166124
post #6 of 59
Thread Starter 
i'll read over that thread and incorporate some questions and answers in here.
post #7 of 59
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post #8 of 59
Awesome stuff . I will add a link to it on all my "Super Threads" as Essential reading (for the n00bs) .
post #9 of 59
no alessandro?
post #10 of 59
Thread Starter 
sorry, i was editing the manufacturers in alphabetical order and forgot to add Alessandro back. you think i'd include the M-Audio and ACS IEMs and forget Alessandro?

and i'm definitely still missing a lot of headphone/amp manufacturers, this is by no means supposed to be a finished product. it'll be in a much better format later, with images and color!
post #11 of 59
for IEM's, not all IEM's completely block out sound. The V-moda vibes are an example. Maybe a better wording would be changing the phrase
"They are inserted directly into the ear canal, blocking out external sounds"
to
"They are inserted directly into the ear canal, possibly blocking out external sounds depending on design."

Other words you may want to include: extension (bass, highs), ear bud, sound stage, single ended, balanced output, line out, decibel, attenuation, microphonics, sampling rate, jitter, veil ,
post #12 of 59

balanced armature

Here's a definition of a balanced armature:

Consists of one armature placed between two magnets; a coil of wire also surrounds (but doesn't touch!) the armature. Varing current in the coil creates a varying magnetic flux, which causes movement of the armature. The armature is attached by a drive rod to a diaphram which radiates sound.

Here's a diagram:

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post #14 of 59
I do not see "Too Extreme" in your terminology section.
post #15 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
I do not see "Too Extreme" in your terminology section.
i'll add that to the terminology section after i add in Wadia to the source section.

also, how does this sound: one half of the post is jargon, while the other half is manufacturers (both in alphabetical order)? i could include DIY jargon in the first half and DIY designers under manufacturers.
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