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  1. Glossary Of Terms

    This is a work in progress. Please help us by fixing any glaring errors and writing useful and easy to understand definitions. ACSS - An acronym for "Audio-gd Current Signal System" which is a variation on the CAST (Current Audio Signal Transmission) circuit design developed by electronics manufacturer Krell and other similar concepts. It is a means of coupling individual gain stages (either within a component or between two ACSS-connected components), which minimizes the audible...
  2. Describing Sound A Glossary

    The following list is a compilation of terms commonly used by Audio buffs to describe sound and sound equipment. Credit goes to fordgtlover for creating the original list which can be found here. These are not terms or definitions based on any individual's point-of-view.but rather information that is already available in the public domain. As such, the virtue or accuracy of any of this information can not be guaranteed It serves only to help and inform. I'm sure that this list is not...
  3. Frequency Response Of Headphones

    Let's talk about speakers to begin with, their optimal frequency response is supposed to be a flat line from 20 to 20000 Hz. It means if fed by an input signal composed of varying frequencies at the same level (voltage), they will measure the same volume on a dB meter. It has nothing to do with the frequency distribution of the music itself, but merely ensures that the frequency distribution (tonal balance) of the music will not be changed by the speaker. If the music is bass heavy, the...
  4. The Audiophile Scene in a Third World Country - FUN READ

    This will be a cathartic experience on my part since I haven’t written for a while after leaving The Huffington Post.   A little background, I live in NYC but was brought up in Bangladesh (used as a representative third world country among many others). Those who have not heard of the place – open up a world map (do they still have those – or has Google Maps killed it already?) – and look to the right side of India. I sort of proudly say to all that I am Bangladeshi even though...
  5. Support

    Need help? You've come to the right place! This page has links to all the resources you need to get the most out of this site. FAQ All else being equal, start with the FAQ and see if your question is answered there. We've covered a range of topics, from how to change your password to details on how tags work. Your questions may also be answered in one of our Tutorials: Community Profile Tutorial - learn how to edit your Community Profile, edit Your List, change your avatar, edit your...
  6. About Us

    Head-Fi.org is the web's headquarters for discussing (and reading about) high-end personal audio and headphones. Whether you're looking to find new earphones or earbuds to completely transform your iPod (or other MP3 player), or for a full-blown multi-thousand dollar desktop headphone rig, Head-Fi is where to go.
  7. Faq

    General What is Head-Fi? Is it free to join? Registration Issues Why do I need to validate my email? I never got my email validation email! I forgot my password. What should I do? How do I change my user name, email address, and password? Why does registration require my Zip Code and Birthday for registration? Using Head-Fi Forums, wikis, product reviews...which one do I use? How are they different? Do you have tutorials on using the site? Can I search Head-Fi? Where is my forum...
  8. Terms Of Service

    Terms of Service Rules and Terms of Use The Basics Posting Etiquette Member of the Trade Rules Group Buys YouTube Content Moderation Other Head-Fi Privacy Policy Information Collection and Usage Contacting Us termsRules And Terms of Use Registration to this forum is free! By registering and continuing usage of the Head-Fi forums, you agree to abide by the rules and policies detailed below, and read, understand and agree to the FAQ and Posting Guidelines. These Rules and Terms of Use are...
  9. Community Profile Tutorial

    Learn: Edit Your Community Profile Edit Your List Change Your Avatar Edit Your Account Change Your Password User Name Changes Edit Your Community Profile Your Community Profile is the place for you to tell other members of the community a little bit about yourself. You can edit your community profile after you have made 10 posts, or have been a member of Head-Fi for 15 days. Navigate to your user page by clicking on the "My Profile" tab. Toward the top right hand side of your...
  10. Image Album Tutorial

    Learn how to: Add Images To Posts And Wikis Upload Images From Your Computer Embed Images From Another Site Using The On Site Tool Embed Images with Cut and Paste Embed Whole Albums from Photobucket Create And Edit Image Albums On Your Profile Create A New Image Album Add Images To An Album Edit Images In An Album Edit An Album's Details Organize Images In Your Albums Delete An Album Add Videos To Posts And Wikis Add Images To Posts And Wikis Upload and Embed an Image from...
  11. Discussion Forum Tutorial

    Learn how to: Use the Forums Start A New Thread Reply To A Post Reply With A Quotation Edit Your Post Rate Posts Report A Post Export A Forum Post To A Wiki Read the Forums Understand The Icons Read All New Posts or Help Beta Test The New Activity Feed! Use The "More Forums" Jump Menu Go To The First Unread Post In A Thread Mark Forums As Read Using the Forums Start A New Thread Begin by navigating to the appropriate forum. Once in the desired forum, at the top left, you'll...
  12. Wiki Article Tutorial

    Learn how to: Why Create A Wiki? What Makes A Good Wiki? Create A New Wiki Edit An Existing Wiki Revert A Wiki To A Previous Version Export A Forum Post To A Wiki Report A Wiki Why Create A Wiki? Wiki articles can be thought of as collaborative works which pull together the wisdom of the community. Each Wiki article is fully editable by any registered member. They are best used for: "How to" guides Introductory articles Lists or "Top 10" guides When considering whether...
  13. Messaging Tutorial

    Important Notice: If you receive a private message or bulletin board post notification in your email, do not reply to the email. Click the 'Reply' button to reply via your message center. Learn: Send Private Messages Access And Manage Your Message Center Write Bulletin Board Messages Delete Messages From Your Bulletin Board Change Your Messaging Notification Preferences Send Private Messages Occasionally you may want to converse with another user privately. Navigate to a user's...
  14. Image And Video Tutorial

    Learn how to: Add Images To Posts And Wikis Upload Images From Your Computer Embed Images From Another Site Using The On Site Tool Embed Images with Cut and Paste Embed Whole Albums from Photobucket Create And Edit Image Albums On Your Profile Create A New Image Album Add Images To An Album Edit Images In An Album Edit An Album's Details Organize Images In Your Albums Delete An Album Add Videos To Posts And Wikis Add Images To Posts And Wikis Upload and Embed an Image from...
  15. Tagging Tutorial

    Tagging Tutorial Learn: What is tagging and why is it important? How is the tagging on this site different than other sites? Add Tags To Forum Posts And Wiki Articles Remove Tags View Tag Pages Subscribe To Topic Tags What is tagging? Why is it important? Tags allow information from around the community to be aggregated together. They are labels that can be added to forum posts or Wiki articles to tie pieces of content together to make relevant information easier to find. Product Tags...
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