New Member Guides

Guides primarily for members new to the hobby.

  1. Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide, Page 3

    HEADPHONES Tier D: $0-50 Fun: Very Good Competitive: Good Comfort: Very Good, Amazing with KSC75 clips, Good w/Sportapro headband ---------- ---------- Koss KSC75 (*clip-on*) Koss KSC75 Unboxing + Mod For Improved Sound Quality My Koss KSC-35, KSC-75, Sportapro, Yuin headband/clip swap/mod video Sells for $13-$20. Fun: Good Competitive: Good Comfort: Amazing ---------- ---------- Koss UR40 Sells for $25-30. Competitive: Bad Comfort: Bad ---------- ---------- Philips SHP2500 Sold...
  2. Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide, PAGE 2

    Chicolom's FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions Why are Gaming Headsets often said to be inferior to regular headphones? In general, headphones (especially "audiophile" or "hi-fi" headphones) tend to have better sound quality than your typical gaming headsets. This is due to a number of reasons, such as: a design more focused on maximizing sound quality instead of maximizing stylish "gaming" looks, an Open Vs. Closed design (most gaming headsets are closed), and simply having more experience...
  3. Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/14/2016: Final Section Updated)

    NO UNSOLICITED PRIVATE MESSAGES ASKING ABOUT GAMING HEADPHONES. PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS ON THE THREAD. This quick guide is for Headphone gaming WITH virtual surround. NOT stereo, so those looking at this guide as a headphone guide for stereo gaming will need to note that my reviews aren't based on stereo gaming. I play most games with virtual surround DSPs like Dolby Headphone and THX Tru Studio, so I CAN'T make suggestions to those who wanna play in plain stereo, as I find most headphones to...
  4. The Great FiiO DAP FAQ Wiki

    The function of this page is to answer commonly asked questions about the X3, X5, and X1, all in their respective category. Please add anything that might benefit others. If you tried something listed here, but it didn't work, you can always ask in the thread for help. And don't forget to add it here ;) The FiiO X3 thread: [URL]http://www.head-fi.org/t/651769/the-fiio-x3-thread[/URL] The FiiO X5 thread: [URL]http://www.head-fi.org/t/661411/fiio-x5-thread-info-updated-on-jan-17th-2014[/URL] The FiiO X1 thread:...
  5. Audio Connections between components -- Digital and Analogue

    I regularly encounter people who don’t know whether a connection between two components is analogue or digital, let alone the differences between them, so I thought I’d write up a quick guide.      Click on the picture for a larger version.   A connection is either analogue or digital, not both. Different analogue connections can be connected with an adaptor cable, but different digital connections cannot. You cannot use a cable to connect a digital socket to an analogue input. That...
  6. List of lossless and high-res music (FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSD, DXD etc.) download sites

    People regularly ask about where to buy CD quality or hi-res downloads (legitimately!) so here is a list of sites I know of. Please post a comment if there are any I've missed. Note that they must have music available in a lossless or high-res format available. Format guide: CD Quality = 16 bit, 44.1 kHz PCM. Hi-res = Any of 24 bit; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192 kHz PCM. DSD = Direct Stream Digital ie: SACD-type files that requires special playback software that can convert the files...
  7. mp3tag setup guide

    How to use mp3tag to edit and properly tag your music files (Particularly FLAC and mp3 files).       Using mp3 tag to properly clean and edit your tags for both DX100 and Hisound Products (keep in mind this can apply to many other DAPs in general):   The directions below are in large part dealing with the Hisound products but you can use them as well to get your DX100 to properly show tags and music in general. I do not recommend having more than 1 type of tag embedded into the file. I...
  8. Headphone Buying Guide

    ((This post will constantly be in a work in progress, the headphone world is constantly changing with new competitors and my goal is to keep this up to date with as much detail as possible. This will be no easy goal and I'm asking your help to correct any information, or add any as needed! A PM will yield best results when looking to change anything here.))   Before reading this thread I want everyone to realize that sound is subjective. Something that one person may find to be a great...
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