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    Sound Science Corner Pub

    Omg that was excellent!
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    Sound Science Corner Pub

    bigshot I was mainly looking for music inspired by classical, and similarities that I agree are on the surface. As for classical music with all the instruments exchanged to fit a different genre, I don't have an example (but if someone else does I would love to give it a listen).
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    Sound Science Corner Pub

    Prog rock has some great examples. Rush has been mentioned, I also very much enjoy the earlier works of Porcupine Tree. As for metal/classical there are two very on the nose picks: Dream Theater and, to an even greater extent, Symphony X (I'd term the latter neo-classical shred metal). Metal...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    So far we've heard that more drivers ~ louder (to me that would be the chief reason why it could be part of the evaluation process) and more customizable FR. Do you have anything to add?
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    The one thing that keeps getting pushed further above all else is the price. It's refreshing to see that you've chosen to provide options that are useful, and pricing that isn't out of this world. I also very much appreciate how you've answered all my questions.
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    I want to establish a floor after which all improvements, regardless of how esoteric the measures taken to achieve them, are pointless. That would save alot of people alot of money (although, expensive placebo sounds way better than cheap placebo). I agree it's pointless to argue that same is...
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    I want to pose a question to you guys (as an alternative to continuing previous tedious discussion or getting into cables again): given that all variables are equal - direction of sound, all manner of distortion below audible levels, the exact same frequency response - will two different types...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    I see a lot of "in-house development" in CIEM offerings (JH Audio's FreqPhase and 64 Audio's tia drivers to name a few) and to be blunt I figured, without knowing for a fact I'll humbly add, that they're just marketing words to distinguish their products from the competition. I mean, everyone's...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    If you would indulge me piotrus-g, I'm interested to know why you (Custom Art) opted to go the 'FIBAE' route (for anyone interested read more here), and also why you're not, as of yet, offering CIEMs with more than 8 drivers per ear?
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    It is also entirely possible to discern objectively what appeals to a person subjectively, in case someone would attempt to dumb it down to taste. Edit: that said, not everyone needs an explanation as to why things are to accept that they are.
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    I wouldnt hold it against you if you do let go. Youve given your explanation of what you think happened and everyone is allowed to believe either theory, or come up with their own, until someone comes along and proves whatever (which isnt happening). Im not picking sides, im just saying that...
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Ok i cant sit by anymore i want a piece of the action. Im gonna word this simply cause that is the way of the future, and your fancy words have accomplished little so far. BigShot had an experience (Ive already stated that Ive had similar as a recording artist, working on mixes with engineers)...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    I got into CIEMs for two reasons: stage duty and mobility. Nowadays only the latter applies but it really is quite amazing the quality of sound you can get anytime, anywhere. Thank you for providing some insight into the decision process when designing multi-driver IEMs! These things are...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    Thanks for your reply! Could you clarify the above for me please? As I understand it the common practice is to use several drivers of the same make/model to handle the same range of frequency (the high range isn't divided among the 4 tweeters, they all do the same job).
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    Westone ES5

    Did you buy the ES50? I couldn't compare the two side-by-side, since my ES50 effectively replaced my broken down ES5, but I always felt like it lacked something in the mid bass region.
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