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You need to get a nice quiet PC like a Serenity from Puget Custom Computer or one of the Endpcnoise PCs. :)

Way cheaper to just turn the music up :biggrin:.

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You need to get a nice quiet PC like a Serenity from Puget Custom Computer or one of the Endpcnoise PCs. :)

 

You might be right, unfortunately (or fortunately I guess) my PC is specced where I need it to be for my other hobby, photography, plus a bit of gaming. Replacing it would be too expensive given what I've spent on headphone-related gear recently. Divorce is only a bank statement away. Luckily my laptop is completely silent, and for streaming the iPad will do nicely too.

 

Well, having tried the same tracks out of my laptop I'm a little sheepish now (baaah!). The Z1R still picks up the whisper slightly more than the HEKv2, but there's not much in it. However overall the HEK does resolve a little more than the Z1R (and frankly sounds bloody amazing). 

 

While I knew the ambient noise in the room would have an impact on the open headphones, I didn't appreciate by how much, so thanks again to up late and LaCuffia for pointing it out. Like I've said before this is very much a learning experience for me.

 

What still amazes me is how well the Z1R competes with the HEK v2, I still believe it really is something special.

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I'm obsessive compulsive about loud computer noise, and fans or drives that whirr or are high pitched are the worst even when just working and not listening to music. 

Yep, you don't realize the affect or annoyance of ambient noise sometimes until it stops. 


Edited by rgs9200m - Today at 4:11 pm
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I'm obsessive compulsive about loud computer noise, and fans or drives that whirr or are high pitched are the worst even when just working and not listening to music. 

It is annoying. I need to look at replacing the fans with some quieter ones, and also maybe the CPU cooler. It's around 43db at my sitting ear level at the moment. 

 

Otherwise it's a good reason to get my ears sorted and have a set of closed cans for when I need the PC on.

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I looked up the initial song you put

 

and almost went crazy looking for it

 

then i don't know if i imaged something but @ 20 seconds i thought i heard a whisper in the background but that could be a beat, and now i need to look up the edited song

 

what a weird video man!

 

 

Check at 20 sec

@Sarnia

 

do you hear it?

 

I'll check out the George Erza now!

 

Where is the whisper? I got 440s on (beyers not shure) so i doubt i'll hear it hehe

 

 

I hear a "Go" at the start 1st second

 




I just had to use the T1 as a comparison here. Un-eq'ed I clearly hear the sound starting at 20 seconds. While it sounds like a sound effect rather than a voice, to me it sounds like an intentional artifact from processing a segment of the same track being heard with a short delay of maybe a second and possibly some reverse play of the music just before the voice as I hear both the effect and a delayed copy of the voice at low volume. Happens again for a few seconds at 1:17.
I hear it clearest on the T1, but the Z1R also clearly presents the info, just not as pronounced. With eq, they both have the same volume and nearly same detail, maybe a hair in favour of the T1, but not much time a/b here, so don't lend to much weight to that.
"Go" is very clear to me on all headphones and am surprised that anyone wouldn't hear it.
Just for giggles I tried this with the SZ2000 and 1R(same type of feel rubbery single ended cable) and I hear the detail on these two phones as well though slightly less clear. Perhaps the PHA-3 that is powering them is doing a great job or I have really sensitive ears, not sure, maybe both.
Certainly I enjoyed the first track a lot and most with the Z1R. I'm happy about that. These are keepers.
Edited by cloud_c - Today at 4:28 pm
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... These are keepers.

 

Indeed they are.

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