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FunkeXMix
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Jul 21, 2019 at 5:36 AM
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Estonia

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Head-Fier, Male, from Estonia

Gear: Oct 14, 2018

FunkeXMix was last seen:
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Estonia
    Headphone Inventory:
    Stuff I have that I do recommend:
    FLC8n, ALWUP UPC630

    Stuff I have that I strictly don't recommend:
    Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
    Takstar 82 Pro, new 1.6m cable version


    And some other headphones not worth mentioning.

    DACS I don't recommend
    Cyrus Key
    Fiio m3k
    Hidizs DH1000 aka Tempotec Sonata
    Shiit Fulla
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. Excellent DAC.
    Source Inventory:
    FLAC files as much as possible. Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, Harman Kardon HK 670 stereo integrated amplifier
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Dali 2002 speakers
    Music Preferences:
    I don't have a specific taste in music. I like everything except country generally. Therefore my references are rich and my demands high.

    I have no sensetivity against lows, mids or highs. I like full bodied sound, the way you imagine the producer with his high quality monitors would like the track to sound during mastering.

    BASS
    https://open.spotify.com/track/1nnbBc48HWGOJlZQi4hOkV?si=G4hO0c0dTwSkL16YmWNpmw
    ~Likes:
    I enjoy bass. When it's presented as the producer intended it to be. The above track should sound wide and Bass should both thump and vibrate with a slow roll off in the sub region. On headphones that are not capable of presenting bass correctly, that detail is lost and the bass will just thump.
    ~Dislike:
    I hate boomy bass, that effect you get when you overextend the speakers capability with equalizers and bass gain. And I hate bloated bass that tries to cover up the fact that the mids and highs are **** and makes everything sound muddied.

    Mids:
    Not a big fan of recessed mids, the V shaped tunings where the female vocals will have precense but not male ones.

    Highs:
    Generally like bright headphones combined with warmer amp/dacs. Cirrus Logic DACs are a good example of slightly warm DACs with usually excellent Airy sound and stereo imagin.

    Binural/3D sound, Airy sound, width, depth:
    Definitely very important to me. Important for Ambient music especially.

    Tracks I test new sound gear with (reference tracks originally in FLAC):

    Ambient
    https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/track/slow-dissolve
    Track is extremelly wide and deep (binural), easily shows when sound gear can't handle it in regards to width and depth, clarity in highs

    Techno
    https://open.spotify.com/track/3n3F0y2ZpoaVk2wN0Pxhta
    Bass, mids, width and depth. Producer is using stereo imaging very well.

    Strings
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5Ixs6C2I9TUl3xCkzsvrRc
    The spotify quality doesn't do it justice but at the 1:17 mark a wave of bass and cello comes that is just a marvel of sound mastering, it will make me shiver played through good sound gear, and is an easy way to spot bad gear.

    https://open.spotify.com/track/49e5XWpHNApa12qCmg8OsE
    Testing female vocals, strings and soundstage

    https://open.spotify.com/track/3fz4CuIlPoF9R1DCr8ZAQ4?si=A4VMwemCQfGtkkvPovw-FQ
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