WANTED: Assiduous individuals to help add to and perform maintainance on the database! I don't pay as much as Apple (in fact, I can't pay you at all!) but you'll contribute much to the community in the process!
A while ago, I was thinking about the major threads here in the portable forum, and what the next step might be. I thought about a project that anyone could contribute to, and thus went to the cloud and the wiki concept. Google Docs is a widely used web application that can allow cloud-based editing from multiple sources and be published on the web in real-time. I thought, "Why not create a chart that can give members all the major specifications of IEMs at the tip of their fingers?" and thus went about creating a chart that would possibly allow for such a concept. Currently, the chart is only designed for balanced armature IEMs and their technical details, but the project can easily expand to other parameters as well.
Below is the current, rudimentary version of the chart; as you can see, I don't have most models listed, but you all can get the idea of what the concept is. I'm in the process of recruiting various members that I know have significant knowledge to contribute, and have them on as collaborators/editors, but the goal is to make it so that anyone with the desire to contribute to this chart can do so. As this idea is in the very nascent phase of its conception, please let me know what types of improvements I can make to the workflow and format of such a chart!
Clarification: this chart is not merely about drivers. Although that category is a large part of the chart, it is mostly there to provide people who need/want that technical information to do remolds or DIY projects. It also displays a transparency of information, where people needing this type of data can go into a chart like this and compare the types of technology used by in-ear makers around the world. This chart is primarily an at-a-glance document for people who need to do multiple comparisons at once, and secondarily also a testbed for the crowd-sourced, cloud-connected method of mining information.
If anyone spots any errors (I know there are quite a few), inconsistencies, or omissions, please feel free to post in the thread!
Link: Full-Sized, HTML Version
Edited by tomscy2000 - 4/18/12 at 3:00am