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I drop the mid and sub-bass a little between 60hz - 500hz then boost the upper mids, especially at 4k and treble at 8k, like you said to lift the veil, you can get them sounding crystal clear. It makes them nice, airy and I found the seperation improves, they'll grind out detail in the upper mids. It's just the stock Rockbox clip zip EQ frequency settings I adjust.

Damn they sound good now. They'll be harder to let go now

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I drop the mid and sub-bass a little between 60hz - 500hz then boost the upper mids, especially at 4k and treble at 8k, like you said to lift the veil, you can get them sounding crystal clear. It makes them nice, airy and I found the seperation improves, they'll grind out detail in the upper mids. It's just the stock Rockbox clip zip EQ frequency settings I adjust.
That's mid-bass and the low-mids?
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Damn they sound good now. They'll be harder to let go now

Indeed, they're quite a capable headphone, just Yamaha's tuning isn't exactly to everyone's tastes. Far as timbre and soundstage they're great if you just lift the viel.
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That's mid-bass and the low-mids?

Yes, you're right. Replace the 500hz with 125hz, sorry for the confusion.
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Yes, you're right. Replace the 500hz with 125hz, sorry for the confusion.

That's what I thought I dragged down just the sub bass
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That's what I thought I dragged down just the sub bass



Felt kind of guilty at first using EQ with them, but hey, if it can make a good headphone into an excellent one, why not.



Some members are also switching pads to these ones: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180900423912?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

You'll need to make up the inner foam lining though. 
 

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Felt kind of guilty at first using EQ with them, but hey, if it can make a good headphone into an excellent one, why not.



Some members are also switching pads to these ones: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180900423912?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

You'll need to make up the inner foam lining though. 
 

Nice. Does it make it over ears? And what does make up the inner foam lining mean?

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Nice. Does it make it over ears? And what does make up the inner foam lining mean?

 

No, they remain on the ear, I gather HD25 pads might also fit. The earpads I linked don't come with any foam lining that covers the drivers.

Such as: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50mm-Headphone-Earphone-Ear-Pad-Foam-Covers-4-off-/231186952687?pt=AU_headphone&hash=item35d3d0f1ef&_uhb=1

You would need to cut some to size and keep in mind different thicknesses can effect the sound. 

post #11529 of 14762

This is my very first "good quality" portable gear! 
Aurvana Live!2 driven by N5 with Fiio E11
(The headphones are waiting a good custom cable)

 

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Motorola Moto G (8GB vers ;_;) with a USB OTG cable for a 64GB Flash drive, audio goes out to a FiiO E07k and then to my old ATH-M50's. Pads need replacing. I kinda wish my Moto G had a MicroSD slot capable of 64GB. I need bigger pockets.

post #11531 of 14762

From this DHC interconnect...

 

 

To a redressed DHC interconnect

 

 

I also redressed the Cerberus IC from Singapore...

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San-D Shadow on JH 13's

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LG G2

Fiio E12

Power bank :)

 

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Kind of annoyed with carrying my awkward portable rig (Note 3 + ibasso D-Zero) so...
How much would I have to spend to get an audio player that:
  • Has a good- looking and user-friendly interface
  • Sounds as good or better on 50Ω or higher headphones as an iBasso D-Zero.
  • Isn't massively bulky.
  • Has 32GB storage+
  • Has a micro SD slot.

Basically, I wouldn't want to carry an amp with it, and I want to use it mostly with Focal Spirit One's, but sometimes HiFiMan HE-300's, and maybe other, more demanding headphones in the future. I just don't want it to break the bank.

The iBasso DX50 is nice but a 64GB SD card would really be necessary for it as my MP3 library is nearly 40GB alone. (I have about 35GB FLAC).

It's also expensive. $280 with a 64GB SD card. Maybe not for what I'm getting, but for what I want to spend it's a lot.

I'd love to buy used...
Edited by phillyd - 4/25/14 at 11:02am
post #11535 of 14762
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

Kind of annoyed with carrying my awkward portable rig (Note 3 + ibasso D-Zero) so...
How much would I have to spend to get an audio player that:
  • Has a good- looking and user-friendly interface
  • Sounds as good or better on 50Ω or higher headphones as an iBasso D-Zero.
  • Isn't massively bulky.
  • Has 32GB storage+
  • Has a micro SD slot.

Basically, I wouldn't want to carry an amp with it, and I want to use it mostly with Focal Spirit One's, but sometimes HiFiMan HE-300's, and maybe other, more demanding headphones in the future. I just don't want it to break the bank.

The iBasso DX50 is nice but a 64GB SD card would really be necessary for it as my MP3 library is nearly 40GB alone. (I have about 35GB FLAC).

It's also expensive. $280 with a 64GB SD card. Maybe not for what I'm getting, but for what I want to spend it's a lot.

I'd love to buy used...

If you really wanna stick to that price range, you're stuck with entry level player implementations (FiiO x3, DX50 possibly used). I don't have a lot of experience with the Cowon/Calyx/Sony line of portable players, but they don't get a huge amount of press lately, so I bet you could find some of their better stuff on the FS forums for pretty cheap. Brand new, your options are pretty limited.

 

Kojaku

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