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post #46 of 134

I have Android lol

post #47 of 134
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I'm aware of what it is, although windows phone doesn't have it. Why is it that people on this site assume others have IOS????


Android and ios is the most common so...

post #48 of 134
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I'm aware of what it is, although windows phone doesn't have it. Why is it that people on this site assume others have IOS????


Theres also the audyssey media player but im not sure its on windows phone

post #49 of 134

Dude, I am SO jealous of your Fiio E11! I will have to get that soon. And you described the sound perfectly. Although, without an amp, mine lack lower bass and upper treble and just sound weaker. When connecting by my table speakers that gets fixed, but at the cost of lost imaging and other bad things. Another reasons to get Fiio E11. . .

 

I would also like to add two things.

 

1) The headband will destroy your hair by flattening them there it sits.

2) The cans do have one strong point. They are particularly good at drums, be it real, or well-reproduced synthesized ones. Fortunate, since I am a fan of Stewart Copeland.

 

P.S. Lovely wintery lanscape.

post #50 of 134

So, I've been listening to this live performance through my (°_°)phones, and I am amazed. Even without an amp, it sounds like the man is right next to me in the room. Here, K240S owners, try that out for yourselves:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwmtkFPYXsg#t=102

post #51 of 134

I'm starting to notice something relatively common about using the K240S without an amp vs. with one.

 

Just adding my FiiO E6 to the output of just about any device does the following:

 

1. reduces the upper-bass hump that can be anywhere from slight to very prominent depending on source without the E6

2. slightly reduces treble sharpness (placebo? can't really tell for sure)

3. slight increase in bass extension?

 

Are these the same effects from amping this headphone that you guys are hearing, aside from soundstage increase, bass and treble extension? I would probably need a DAC and an amp to get soundstage improvements.

post #52 of 134
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

I'm starting to notice something relatively common about using the K240S without an amp vs. with one.

Just adding my FiiO E6 to the output of just about any device does the following:

1. reduces the upper-bass hump that can be anywhere from slight to very prominent depending on source without the E6
2. slightly reduces treble sharpness (placebo? can't really tell for sure)
3. slight increase in bass extension?

Are these the same effects from amping this headphone that you guys are hearing, aside from soundstage increase, bass and treble extension? I would probably need a DAC and an amp to get soundstage improvements.
well, the treble definitely smooths... I know that.
post #53 of 134
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Originally Posted by KlarkKentThe3rd View Post

So, I've been listening to this live performance through my (°_°)phones, and I am amazed. Even without an amp, it sounds like the man is right next to me in the room. Here, K240S owners, try that out for yourselves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwmtkFPYXsg#t=102
Try some binaural recordings
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=itLxXeyM2aM
post #54 of 134
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Try some binaural recordings
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=itLxXeyM2aM

Holy fish, that sounded amazing! :O

post #55 of 134

I can't believe this, but I just discovered that Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" has an awesome soundstage and is an exceptionally high quality recording for being a pop song. Not that I'm a fan, just happened to discover that today thanks to the K240S.

post #56 of 134

I just received my pair yesterday, and I am impressed. I must say that they do require a higher volume setting to bring out the best in them. So far I love these headphones and "No" I do not intend to burn them in. :)

post #57 of 134
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Originally Posted by dardello View Post

I just received my pair yesterday, and I am impressed. I must say that they do require a higher volume setting to bring out the best in them. So far I love these headphones and "No" I do not intend to burn them in. smily_headphones1.gif
I don't know if I really believe in burn in. I think it might be more of a placebo effect.
post #58 of 134
I believe in burn in. Even blasting them for the first couple hours back when I got mine greatly brought out the bass whereas they were even thinner than normal right out of the box.
post #59 of 134

What is happening inside the headphones to "bring out the bass"? I have no dog in this fight, I just want to know.

post #60 of 134
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Originally Posted by dardello View Post
 

What is happening inside the headphones to "bring out the bass"? I have no dog in this fight, I just want to know.

No idea. All I know is that my pair sounded better after the first month of use. Including bass.

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