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post #331 of 915
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Wait what. The orthodynamic headphone manufacturers advertise with a planar wavefront and Sennheiser advertises with a curved wavefront? And dome drivers already produce a curved wavefront... Crazy world. biggrin.gif

I also don't see how any of those headphones other than the HD800 would produce an HD800-like wavefront, because afaik that's the only one with a ring driver and the others don't seem to have some sort of special waveguide either. Not more special than the "paper" with the hole in the middle as found in the HD515 and up anyway.

I stand honorably corrected, right, it's the ring driver thing (particularly good for Wagner!) that makes the difference.

I was thinking about Sennheiser's re-positioning of the angle of the transducers in relation to the ear that seems to be present in the newer 'phones. Everything turns to mush in my brain, cornmeal mush.
post #332 of 915

One of the interesting things I've noticed is that both audiophools and skeptics can fall into the same trap of noodling the details down to the nth degree, while completely ignoring the overall goal. Sometimes I wonder if people like this really use their systems to listen to music in their home, or whether it's all about fancy wires, magical black boxes, or on the other side double blind testing procedures and theoretical physics. Whichever side of the fence, the advice is usually distinctly unhelpful to real people who just want their music to sound good.

post #333 of 915

bigshot, nobody expects the average consumer to do a proper double blind test. We "enthusiasts" do such tests so that others can build easily on the results instead of wading through flowery bs.

 

If there was nobody doing the science there wouldn't be science. There also cannot be advancement if people just say: oh, vinyl and tubes are good enough to hear the music so let's leave it at that.

 

I'm all for pointing out relations, what causes big changes and what doesn't, but sometimes people ask specific questions to get specific answers.


Edited by xnor - 11/14/13 at 10:46am
post #334 of 915

It's just I see regular folk come in asking basic questions sometimes and getting buried under a lot of very complex details of physics and electrical engineering, complete with footnotes of rare exceptions to the rule. I just wonder how that is really helpful to them in getting their music to sound good. It's the same in the audiophool forums too, except there they get buried under reams of cut and paste sales literature, flowery descriptions and ginormous price tags.

 

There should be a "horse sense" forum.

post #335 of 915

Without wanting to be rude: that's what we got you for! :wink_face:

post #336 of 915

Man! I'm all horse! don't know about the sense though...

post #337 of 915

Did you know that horses have a wider hearing range than humans and that they can move their ears like 180° that allows for amazing localization? :D

post #338 of 915
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Did you know that horses have a wider hearing range than humans and that they can move their ears like 180° that allows for amazing localization? :D


+1

post #339 of 915
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Did you know that horses have a wider hearing range than humans and that they can move their ears like 180° that allows for amazing localization? biggrin.gif
Bigshot recently did 360. smily_headphones1.gif
post #340 of 915
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Did you know that horses have a wider hearing range than humans and that they can move their ears like 180° that allows for amazing localization? :D

 

I'm the other end of the animal!

post #341 of 915
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I'm the other end of the animal!

The other end?

post #342 of 915

The end that goes over the fence last!

post #343 of 915
Your not boasting about your ahem, manliness are you?
post #344 of 915

No, the part of the horse that is a little bit behind that part.

post #345 of 915
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The other end?

Hah! Clever to embed that link in your question...wink.gif
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