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Originally Posted by trentrosa View Post
 

How about DIY audiophiles in high school? Any of you out there? Please? lol.

 

Lots of programmers I see, but personally hardware is much more interesting. I've only had the chance to look into DCS programming, however.

I used to be really interested in DIY electronics (and still am) but now it's mainly soldering leads and cables but I have built a ton of circuits and a few amps. Looking at building a good one soon. And a guitar amp

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Originally Posted by trentrosa View Post
 

How about DIY audiophiles in high school? Any of you out there? Please? lol.

 

Lots of programmers I see, but personally hardware is much more interesting. I've only had the chance to look into DCS programming, however.

I built this in high school, if that counts:
1000

 

And here it is in action:

1000

 

Just went back and read some of the old posts, oh the memories~

post #1173 of 1191

Lets go back to the old format!

 

Age: 16.

 

Cans and IEMs: PX 200 (given to dad), DN HP 700 (abandoned), DTX 101 (broken), MTPG, HD 25 Aluminium.

DAP: DX50.

Amp: DACMagic+ (the inbuilt amp is holding me over until I get a real amp).

Dac: DACMagic+.

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Bamp.
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Age: 17
Rare Female Head-fier :k701smile:
Grade: 11th

Equipment:

Xonar DG

HD558

Koss Pro DJ100

Sony MDR-V6 (Sold)

Koss PortaPro

AKG Q701 (Lime Green) 

 

Thought I'd post again since I probably posted back in 2012. 


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 4/29/14 at 8:03am
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

Age: 17
Rare Female Head-fier :k701smile:
Grade: 11th

Equipment:

Xonar DG

HD558

Koss Pro DJ100

Sony MDR-V6 (Sold)

Koss PortaPro

AKG Q701 (Lime Green) 

 

Thought I'd post again since I probably posted back in 2012. 

Whoa...a female...

 

HEY GUYS, LOOK WHAT WE HAVE HERE!

post #1177 of 1191

Update on my gears.

 

Aged 16, 5th form.

 

Current Headphones:

Very lightly modded Aedle VK-1

Custom-modded M-Audio Q40 with Alpha Pads

Lightly modded Yamaha HP-3

Ross RE-257 shell with Elektronica TDS-5 ortho drivers

Pickering OA-7 shell with random taobao drivers

 

Current Rig:

DX50 > Mundorf cable > Portaphile 627 MICRO

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Gave my SR-80is to my girlfriend and simultaneously converted her to an audiophile. Now I'm just running my JBL loudspeakers and Sony V6.
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Gave my SR-80is to my girlfriend and simultaneously converted her to an audiophile. Now I'm just running my JBL loudspeakers and Sony V6.

Very nice.

Don't know how you use the V6's though.. I stopped liking them after I started getting more phones. 

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Gave my SR-80is to my girlfriend and simultaneously converted her to an audiophile. Now I'm just running my JBL loudspeakers and Sony V6.

Very nice.
Don't know how you use the V6's though.. I stopped liking them after I started getting more phones. 
they're very pleasantly neautral and very good with detail retrieval and imaging, especially for the price. Add in the Beyer dt250 velour pads and you have yourself a very respectable headphone.
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Gave my SR-80is to my girlfriend and simultaneously converted her to an audiophile. Now I'm just running my JBL loudspeakers and Sony V6.
Very nice.
Don't know how you use the V6's though.. I stopped liking them after I started getting more phones. 
they're very pleasantly neautral and very good with detail retrieval and imaging, especially for the price. Add in the Beyer dt250 velour pads and you have yourself a very respectable headphone.

They have a huge mid-bass hump.

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Umm, where?
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Umm, where?

Okay, not huge but noticeable. I'm not the only one to say this. 100 hz area there is a hump. On bass notes it stands out. 

 


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 5/1/14 at 12:41pm
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I own both.

The V6 has a punchy mid-bass, but the bass rolls-off quickly and sub-base is small. Its sound is good overall, especially for the price, but it can quickly fatigue with music listening. Th V6 is better for monitoring (especially voice/speech monitoring) than for enjoying music.

The M50 has a much fatter bass. The bass goes deeper, and all bass frequencies are more prominent, to the extent that bass intrudes somewhat on the mids. Despite this, the V6 has slightly more mid-bass impact than the M50. The M50 is far more enjoyable for music listening and far less fatiguing than the V6, but I'd rather have the V6 for speech monitoring. The M50 is slightly harder to drive than the V6; even a modest portable amp tightens the bass a little. These are good, likable headphones. They're perhaps less of a good value for their price than the V6, but more enjoyable.

The M50 is the better headphone, but I understand how some people might prefer the V6 for certain uses.
 
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I'm really getting a kick out of my Sony V-6/Fiio E09K combo!  The sound signature reminds me of my buddy's rig from the late 70's/early 80's.  He had a Stax 12S Ear Speaker Integrated-Amp using it as a Pre-Amp driving a Mitsubishi power amp, with a 100 watts per side into a pair of B&W DM-7's. The Sony V-6's remind me also of the B&W 801's...I remember his rig being bright with not a lot of bass extension but a lot of Mid-Bass slam and detail in the highs!

 

I like Bright sound as my hearing in the Hi-Frequency's is not what it used to be (as I'm in my 50's now) and love DETAIL! I don't like extreme V-Curve to a fault, but I do like 2Khz-etc to be dipped a bit to bring out the High's details.  I use a really great parametric EQ from the Apple App. Store that I highly recommend (Equalizer (Parametric) Audioforge Labs Inc.) I have tried a lot of the others and hands down this one is GREAT!

 
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The V6 pads are a weird mix of on ear and over the ear. For most, they will touch the ears and not fully surround them.

 

The V6 has more mid-bass than the DJ100 and it really sticks out like a sore thumb..not a fan of it's bloated mid-bass. The DJ100 has very good bass, but it's not bass heavy. I would say neutral bass that's very slightly emphasized. It has decent sub-bass too.

 

DJ100 also has less treble, but it's easier on the ears. Much more forward mids for sure, but still fairly well balanced.

 

I compared the 7506 and DJ100 in the past and the 7506 couldn't really hold up very well. The 7506 is a bit easier to drive though.

 

V6 and 7506 are supposedly the same, but 7506 seems slightly better. Did seem to have better mids.

 

Despite the forward mids of the DJ100, it definitely feels more balanced sounding. I can't understand why people say the V6 is neutral! Sure..maybe in the graphs..

 

BTW IMO the 7506 is a far better headphone than the ZX700. Didn't like that one much..

 

 

Quote from here: http://zero1-st.blogspot.com/2012/10/new-pickup-sony-mdr-v6.html

Compared to:
AKG K701
It's amazing how similar these sound given the huge price difference.  The Sony MDR-V6 punches well above it's weight, giving an overall similar tone to the K701, however I feel as if the V6 has a little more bass and mid-bass, but a bit less treble than the K701, giving the V6 a slightly less detailed feel at the side of the K701.  That's not necessarily a bad thing though as a lot of people comment on the K701 sounding a little bright and/or lacking bass - so take that as you will.  The K701 certainly sounds a bit cleaner on most metal/rock songs, mostly owing to the fact that I feel the mid-bass on the V6 is a little on the "slightly too much" side.  The K701 also won out in terms of realism, most likely owing to the advantages of an open back setup.


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 5/1/14 at 12:54pm
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Age: 17
Rare Female Head-fier :k701smile:
Grade: 11th

High five and cheers for another audiophile girl! :beerchug:

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