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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

 

You sure can up to a certain point. Dirac are correcting for both the DAC and the headphone out of the iPhone as will as the flaws in the earphone, cleaning up the audio even before it hits the DAC.

This is the future of audio. Advanced software that correct the entire line of audio and are customized for certain product combinations.

 

With such a mediocre product as an Earpod you can only get you so far in terms of detail, soundstage and imaging with these particular corrections.

 

Still here is the result in black and white for an experienced audio guy:

http://dalethorn.com/Headphones_Top_30.txt

 

I am extremely familiar with DSPs and how they work (Stereo Tool in particular is what got me into Head-Fi in the first place) and there is simply no way that any DSP is going to make that great of a difference in terms of audio quality. You can make great changes in terms of tone and frequency response and whatnot, but you simply cannot change factors inherent to the hardware, which are by far the main limiting factor in any setup.

It's going to take much more than an appeal to anonymous authority to convince me otherwise.


Edited by Tus-Chan - 1/12/13 at 12:48pm
post #47 of 49
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I am extremely familiar with DSPs and how they work (Stereo Tool in particular is what got me into Head-Fi in the first place) and there is simply no way that any DSP is going to make that great of a difference in terms of audio quality. You can make great changes in terms of tone and frequency response and whatnot, but you simply cannot change factors inherent to the hardware, which are by far the main limiting factor in any setup.

It's going to take much more than an appeal to anonymous authority to convince me otherwise.

 

I like a skeptic mind but I also like a inquisitive one.

If you are talking about my appeal to authority fallacy, you are making an argument out of ignorance fallacy.

There is information available that explains how this DSP works and if you have further questions send them a mail.

I'm not a software developer so I only have a rudimentary knowledge what it does.

http://www.dirac.se/en/start.aspx


Edited by Sweden - 1/12/13 at 2:06pm
post #48 of 49

Seriously?

 

I could tell the difference between my ath m50 and sennheiser hd 555s, the first use of my m50s.

 

Give it some more time though, My m50s sounded much better months later then when i first put them on.

post #49 of 49

i also have to add all the upgrades that i had, almost all of them wowed me instantly. at first my ultimate ears trifi10 really wowed me, now im just like "whatever", it still sounds pretty good though but nothing surprising. so are you sure the op is actually going to like the m50 more and more? 

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