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post #541 of 1294

I would tend to agree that it's an adaptation to sound signature and you either like it or don't. There is some "getting used to" when at an extreme, in my experience, super bass heavy or something  linearly "balanced " like Etymotic. Those take several days for me to adapt. I did seem to notice a difference after about a month with the W3, it wasn't as sibilant. I don't think the SM64's need any sort of "burn in" brain or otherwise, unless you're used to a very different signature. 

post #542 of 1294
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There's no proof either way my friend.  Proving brain-in would require a brain scan, at the very least while listening to the headphones.  There is no known working technique to do that as of right now.

 

hahahha... absolutely love headfi.

 

I gain a lot of insight happiness at headfi almost everyday..

post #543 of 1294

Burn in may be in my brain or elsewhere - but I know that my IE8 opened up after 100+ hours - I had 2 pair at one point (3 when you count the fake!) And i could definitely tell the diff between the IE8's - Another pair that benefited was my Audiofly AF56 - big 13mm driver - really sounded thick for a while. Now bass has tamed down and mids and highs broke through. Could be all in my head - IMO it isn't.

 

I don't want the brain scan - they'd make me do something about the tumor.

post #544 of 1294
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Missing the point, the sweep is to test the response, the 5k notch obviously messes up its musicality, it's a crucial frequency region.

 

Inks,

 

So what's the ramification of a 5k notch like this when listening to a typical song?  Are we loosing out on cymbals?  Other?

 

Thanks.


Edited by ericr - 6/2/13 at 11:24pm
post #545 of 1294
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So what's the ramification of a 5k notch like this when listening to a typical song?  Are we loosing out on cymbals?  Other?

Thanks.
Oh cymbals are totally fine for me. Pretty natural and precise, if you ask me. And overall the sound feels "full". I don't really miss the 5khz, and again they don't miss, they are just a bit quiet :-D
post #546 of 1294
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Burn in may be in my brain or elsewhere - but I know that my IE8 opened up after 100+ hours - I had 2 pair at one point (3 when you count the fake!) And i could definitely tell the diff between the IE8's - Another pair that benefited was my Audiofly AF56 - big 13mm driver - really sounded thick for a while. Now bass has tamed down and mids and highs broke through. Could be all in my head - IMO it isn't.

 

In my experience dynamic drivers (Denon C751 & Brainwavz R1) need to be broken in, but balanced armature drivers (TF10, B2, W4 & SM64) don't.

 

I don't want the brain scan - they'd make me do something about the tumor.

 

LOL!  (I hope that was a joke)

post #547 of 1294
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In my experience dynamic drivers (Denon C751 & Brainwavz R1) need to be broken in, but balanced armature drivers (TF10, B2, W4 & SM64) don't.

 

 

LOL!  (I hope that was a joke)

How dare you said Denon C751 are broken in. We need to SCAN you! zzzZZaappp!!

post #548 of 1294

Does everyone use Star tips? I have a big problem with fit of my right ear.

- For the last time, my friend in SYd try to measure and listen everything that related to treble( his amp v200/V800). He said the treble is so ( can be called terrible). It is even worse than his W4. I don't want to believe it and hate graphic but actually for unamp, I felt It's not good in treble.hixx

post #549 of 1294
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Does everyone use Star tips?

Nope. Still using the stock biflanges here, which remain my most preferred choice.
post #550 of 1294
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Originally Posted by ericr View Post

Inks,

So what's the ramification of a 5k notch like this when listening to a typical song?  Are we loosing out on cymbals?  Other?

Thanks.

You lose clarity and edge to the sound.
post #551 of 1294

Can eq be used to sufficiently simulate a 5k suckout like on the sm64? 

post #552 of 1294
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You lose clarity and edge to the sound.

Can you be more specific? I looked at both:

www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary
www.integracoustics.com/MUG/MUG/bbs/stereophile_audio-glossary.html

... and don't get what you mean.

Is clarity = detail?

Is there a link with an explanation or example sounds?

Thanks!
post #553 of 1294

Yesterday, I received this graph from Franck - Earsonics with the note: "After 15Khz, there is a big atténuation due to the testing systeme reflection phase annulation accident of our synthetic ear". Same as most of us, Earsonics does not want their customers making decision based on the graph but what they actually hear. That is why we do not see Earsonics publish technical measurements on their website. The notch at 5KHz as you can see in the graph (around -5 to -10dB) was made intentionally to avoid aggressive and sibilant treble. By the way, I, personally, prefer this thread will go as the old way, more impression less graph or technical measurement.

 

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By the way, I, personally, prefer this thread will go as the old way, more impression less graph or technical measurement.

Nice to see the graph, but I second the above statement. From the sound of things (can't stress that enough), seems EarSonics knows what they're doing.
post #555 of 1294

Anyone have a graph with the in-line filter removed?

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