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  1. A Mere Mortals Guide To Why Bose Headphones Suck

    Audio newbies are often surprised to find that Bose products are not well-thought-of by more experienced audio experts. Bose's highly competent marketing and high prices lead many average consumers to believe that their products are high-quality. Friction can develop between people who've always heard that Bose products are great, and people who have explained many times what's wrong with them. In-depth enthusiasts who would start a wiki with a title like this see a need to...
  2. Bioeq Rockbox

        BioEQ for Rockbox is a fascinating EQ setup designed with the iRiver H140 originally in mind. The files have been given to me, FLACvest, by HiFlight. I first heard of this EQ from Dr. Xin Xin’s Cool Talk massage boards back in the day when Head-Fi was new and I was trying to figure out what the heck an operational amplifier was. I have since adapted BioEQ to sound good on the Sansa Fuze; I suspect it will do wonders for iPods and other devices.      The key feature of BioEQ is the...
  3. Information Sonic Differences Between Dt770 Dt990

      Hi All,   This is Zombie_X chiming in here. I have started this large information thread to help those who want a beyerdynamic headphone, but do not know what they sound like and or trying to pick one to suit their set-up. Since I have heard all of the models from 32Ohm-600Ohm's in their current production line, I thought I'd make this thread.   I thought for once and for all I would do something about the abundance of threads regarding sonic differences between all the...
  4. Headphones I Own In Order Of Preference

          This is a review of the 20 best headphones I currently own with some added stuff at the end.  I made the choice to review both full-size and IEMs in this comparative review.  I was originally going to make this just a wiki, but as I put more and more effort into it I started to want to share it in the forum.   Very briefly I want to clarify a few things: My home rig is the MSB Platinum DAC iii and the amps I use are the TTVJ Millett 307a as well as the Larocca PRII...
  5. Bb Code Editor Faq

    Welcome to the BB code editor FAQ. What is the BB code editor? Why is it different? Why should I choose the BB code editor? What does it offer that the Rich format editor doesn't? How do I choose which editor I want to use? Can I create a post in the BB code editor, then edit it in the Rich format editor? Can I create a post in the Rich format editor and then edit it later in the BB code editor? What about my old posts before we had this option. Can I edit those with the BB code editor? I...
  6. Buy Sell Trade Rules

    For how to use the classifieds, see this page: [URL]https://www.head-fi.org/f/articles/for-sale-and-trade-forums-faq.13112/[/URL] The "Buy, Sell, Trade" portion of this site is a private forum for members who have been registered for 30 days AND have made at least 15 posts on the forums. Use of this area is at your own risk. The use of the classified system is a privilege and not a right. Head-Fi reserves the right to close, edit or delete any classified as the moderators and admins see fit....
  7. How To Create Your Own Board By Photo Etching

    Fred_Fred asked to see the method I use to make my boards. Here is the technique I use to make them:   First, you need a few basic supplies.     Transparency film Positive resist copper clad board Positive developer solution Exposure light (I built my own)   Not shown: Laser or inkjet printer (pick transparency film compatible with your printer) Plastic trays to develop and etch in One or two pieces of glass of plastic sheet (I use two sheets of glass I cut...
  8. For Sale And Trade Forums FAQ

    Gear For Sale/Trade FAQ (updated June 2017) Welcome to the Gear For Sale/Trade forums FAQ. What are the Gear For Sale/Trade forums? Are there any posting limits or restrictions for the For Sale/Trade forums? How do I list something For Sale/Trade? I want to inquire about a classified item. How do I do that? I posted my ad, but I need to make changes to it. How do I do that? I posted my ad, and I made a sale/trade. How do I close it? How do I leave someone feedback? Can I leave feedback for...
  9. Shure Se Series Models Naming

    SExy0. x=Model Class y=Number of drivers   EX: Shure SE420, x=4, y=2, Thus, the headphone is in the 4th model class, and contains two drivers.   [Original Poster] In My Honest Opinion: 210 is like E3 310 is like E4 420 is like E5 530 is like E500
  10. What Makes An Audiophile

    I thought this was incredibly well said, so I'm putting it here: Quote: In my opinion, an audiophile is anyone who can appreciate sound quality. Isn't that really why we're here in the first place? To find headphones that have the particular sound quality that best suits our tastes?   By definition, the word audiophile: audio refers to sound and phile refers to love or being passionate for. So if you're an audiophile, you should just love sound or appreciate good sound quality. ...
  11. Reference Recordings

    Also see thread - [URL]http://www.head-fi.org/t/108584/the-best-audiophile-tracks-to-test-equipment[/URL]   This is going to be a list of reference recordings that we can all use to demo not only our headphones, but any part of our systems - speakers, amps, etc.   STARTING OFF: --------------------------------------------------------   Pink Floyd - The Wall 2 CD's Housed in Fat Box Catalog Numbers (all have same mastering): CDCBS 88485 (CBS Austria DADC-A) C2K 36183 (Columbia 1985...
  12. Soundstage Mod For Sennheiser 555 595 Headphones

    Hey guys,       So I just got my new pair of HD-555 and wanted to do everything right this time around.  So I will do my best to explain how to "widen" the soundstage for the Sennheiser HD-555/595 models.  Originally I used a soldering iron because that was the only thing in the how-to's other people created used.  I also ripped out the nylon baffle which I shouldn't have done.  So this time around, I will make it much easier, and better sound as well.  Stay tuned for my re-wiring of the...
  13. Re Cable And 3 5mm Plug Sennheiser Hd 555 595 Headphones

    So, here is the best instructions I can give at this point.  It is a fairly simple process.  I would have taken better pictures doing the process, but I had only 2 sets of hands and they were either holding a piece to be soldered or holding the soldering iron.  I would have taken video, but I had no good stand to do so.  Anyways, you should be able to do this yourself if you've never soldered before, just take your time.  This was my actual first time soldering and re-cabling headphones so a...
  14. Impedance Resistance

    I posted this in another thread, and I notice that there are quite a few people asking about it so I thought it might warrant a thread of it's own. I wrote all of this fairly quickly, and I'm not sure I understand all of the concepts perfectly. I know there are quite a few other people here who probably understand this beter than me, so correct me if I state anything incorrectly. I found pretty much all the other info I read on the subject to be accurate, but sometimes misleading. Here is...
  15. A Quick Guide To Lossless Versus Lossy Music Files

    Lossless: Lossless means that, digitally, regardless of the format the file is stored in, there is no loss of data. The raw digital music file format types in common use are AIFF and WAV. The most common compressed digital music file format types are FLAC and ALAC.   FLAC and ALAC compress the file, much like Zip compresses a regular file, but more efficiently for audio information.   FLAC has different levels of compression, trading off file size for the amount of processing power...
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