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post #466 of 891

you might want to try the S1+ from Jaben Perth or Hexon Singapoe

post #467 of 891

Hi @n00b2 and @ObsidianGT, I just wanted to report back on the Avantree Priva bluetooth transmitter that I received recently. It seems to work fine in my quick testing for TV/Movie/PS3 audio with my Sony MDR1-RBTMK2's. Audio quality is very good and it was relatively easy to setup and use (one I learnt how to put it in pairing mode). There does appear to be a very slight lip sync delay but only in some programs and its not off-putting - and I was really looking hard for it so I may not really notice when just watching tv normally. Time will tell but it should do the trick. The freedom from wires makes up for any small lip sync issues. Perhaps if the cans and the transmitter were both low latency Bluetooth 4 the lip sync lag would be imperceptible. Cheers again for all your help.

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Hi @n00b2 and @ObsidianGT, I just wanted to report back on the Avantree Priva bluetooth transmitter that I received recently. It seems to work fine in my quick testing for TV/Movie/PS3 audio with my Sony MDR1-RBTMK2's. Audio quality is very good and it was relatively easy to setup and use (one I learnt how to put it in pairing mode). There does appear to be a very slight lip sync delay but only in some programs and its not off-putting - and I was really looking hard for it so I may not really notice when just watching tv normally. Time will tell but it should do the trick. The freedom from wires makes up for any small lip sync issues. Perhaps if the cans and the transmitter were both low latency Bluetooth 4 the lip sync lag would be imperceptible. Cheers again for all your help.


No worries. Glad we could help with it all. If you are having lip sync issues maybe you should check if you have a way to adjust for it with your syste. My AV receiver had an option to delay video or audio if you are having lip sync issues. From memory I delayed my video (well brought forward audio) by something like 0.2ms to negate lip sync delays with my old cheapo bluetooth headphones. I had to change it back one i stopped using those headphones and went back to the speakers but it was just a couple of button presses so no biggie. Quicker if you have a universal remote that you can code it into.

post #469 of 891
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No worries. Glad we could help with it all. If you are having lip sync issues maybe you should check if you have a way to adjust for it with your syste. My AV receiver had an option to delay video or audio if you are having lip sync issues. From memory I delayed my video (well brought forward audio) by something like 0.2ms to negate lip sync delays with my old cheapo bluetooth headphones. I had to change it back one i stopped using those headphones and went back to the speakers but it was just a couple of button presses so no biggie. Quicker if you have a universal remote that you can code it into.


Thanks @n00b2. Good suggestion with the lip syncing controls. I don't have an AV receiver or anything, just the audio straight out of the tv headphone jack and the tv itself doesn't have lip sync controls. I don't think its going to be a problem as it really appeared to be only very slight, and only in some shows. Fingers crossed. Cheers

post #470 of 891
This is the thread I've been looking for!! Just ordered the S1+s. Sold my 2 year old Sony MDR-1RBT. If these don't impress I'll probably try the Philips M2BTs..... If I can find them Thanks guys!
Edited by smileyboy - 11/12/14 at 7:02am
post #471 of 891
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This is the thread I've been looking for!! Just ordered the S1+s. Sold my 2 year old Sony MDR-1RBT. If these don't impress I'll probably try the Philips M2BTs..... If I can find them Thanks guys!

Glad the thread helped. Tell us how you find the S1+ once you get it.

post #472 of 891
Will do!
post #473 of 891

Finally put on my HM5 pads. I'm really quite surprised how much they improved the sound, much less midbass/midrange heavy. My EQ has been substantially toned down. They really sound quite good with no EQ now. Although the max volume has went down quite a lot, which is no surprise. Also, SO much more comfortable, can hardly tell I am wearing them.

Current EQ for similar sound:

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Will do!

Hey

 

just purchased them too! What do you think so far?


Edited by Ndug15 - 11/17/14 at 2:40pm
post #475 of 891
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Finally put on my HM5 pads. I'm really quite surprised how much they improved the sound, much less midbass/midrange heavy. My EQ has been substantially toned down. They really sound quite good with no EQ now. Although the max volume has went down quite a lot, which is no surprise. Also, SO much more comfortable, can hardly tell I am wearing them.

Current EQ for similar sound:


Is this in reference to the AF62's?

post #476 of 891

In case you have a pair of regular headphones that you always wished had bluetooth, I saw this somewhere on head-fi and thought I would pass it along:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116595848/the-btunes-plug-in-pure-wireless-hifi-sound?ref=hero_thanks

 

I have never tried a kickstarter thing, but this intrigued me so I joined the kickstarter. I want to try to turn some of my really nice headphones into a portable wireless solution. These have AptX capability. It might be crap, so we will see.

post #477 of 891
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Is this in reference to the AF62's?


Yeah. I compared them with some HD439's and they did very well. With the stock pads they couldn't even compare without an EQ (way too bass/mid heavy).

post #478 of 891
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Yeah. I compared them with some HD439's and they did very well. With the stock pads they couldn't even compare without an EQ (way too bass/mid heavy).

 

That sounds promising that the sound is improved but how much isolation do you lose with the new pads?

post #479 of 891
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That sounds promising that the sound is improved but how much isolation do you lose with the new pads?


Quite a lot. But sound isolation wasn't really the AF62's strong point to begin with. The pleather HM5 pads might fare better in that regard.


Edited by tbob18 - 11/21/14 at 10:54am
post #480 of 891

I purchased the AKG K845´s. Got them a few days ago, so they are not necessarily burned in yet.. But here's a few thoughts about these headphones. First, I would describe myself as some kind of part-time audiophile, or at least concious of what I listen to (have worked at a studio, composed music etc., so I do  pay attention to details). 

 

I expected these to sound good, but not this good. My previous pair of Purity Pro's (which went broken) were good, but these sound as good as one would expect. 

Very natural, but unlike some studio-type speakers, they don't sound cold, or too clinical. I even started listening to symphonies (which I haven't done in years) because of how clear and natural the AKG's make music sound. Great thing is, that they don't over emphasize high's, a Miles Davis trumpet does not come out disturbingly as with some headphones.

 

There is a very audible and clear bass (by audible I mean, you can hear the bass player move his fingers on the board, hear all the timbres quite clearly). Also, I can hear many details in recordings, which I have not heard before with other headphones. This comes out clearly on Tv/movies, where the soundstage seems larger than with recordings, sounds seemingly coming from different rooms are very audible in a right way, so they are great with movies too.

 

The soundstage could be a little "larger", and lower mids could be a bit stronger with some music. But considering the price (200€) and the fact that they are wireless, the sound is incredibly good. 

 

Bluetooth works quite well, easy to pair. With my LG phone, I get no disturbing breaks, pops or nothing. But with my mac, the sound gets some slight pops or breaks for a millisecond a few times during a 10 minute song, but it is not a deal breaker for me. 

 

But, why does there have to be a but? These AKG's are not very comfortable. The ear pads are soft and the quality seems very good (hard to break, unlike the plasticky purity pro's). Even though my ears seem to fit fairly well inside, the my ears get quite hot after some time (10-20 minutes) and there is stronger pressure on the ears I have used to.

 

Another thing is the headband. There has been talk about that, and it does put again, more pressure on the very top of my head, on a quite narrow area. I would not call it giving me pain, but discomfort, more than with any I have used before. It seems, however, that they have adjusted a bit to my head after some hours of use. 

 

But now I am left with the decision: For the price (200€/250U$) I can not get sound even close to these. For that I am quite sure. I have about a week to return them (I assume), but I am not sure whether I do or not. They do sound so good.

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