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    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    Thanks! One of the nice things about HF Player is that one can edit with a finger swipe. Here's an example of an edit on the V2 tuning where the bass boost is toned down. I like the sound of the Audeze LCD planars, so I don't need so much of a bass boost. The HF Player EQ interface removes...
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    Audeze iSINE 10 & iSINE 20: Audeze releases two new IEM planar magnetic earphones

    Haven't posted in a while (over three years) but have lurked during that time. I recently purchased the iSine 20 during Audeze's refurb sale, and I wanted to give back to the headphone community, especially since Audeze's fine product really benefits from it, so… Want to try out the Cipher...
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    Compatible mobile Amps/Dacs for the iPhone 5

    It is interesting that you say this -- I have not tested the microStreamer with and without additional battery power, but I suspect that the limits of the iPhone power supply could affect the output stages of a DAC/amp in terms of its amplification performance.  It is clearly the case that the...
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    How To Disassemble Logitech Ultimate Ears 9000 Headphones - Battery change-*

    The double-stick tape for the ear cushions is a nice discovery, as is the model of the replacement battery (Sanyo 553436), which looks to be a standard LIon camera battery.  I'm sure it will help me when the battery on my unit dies.  Nice job!
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    AFAIK, the HA-1 was never intended to be a media player like their BD players, only a DAC/amp.  Source playback comes from somewhere else.     I have an Oppo BDP-83 player, and the media interface uses an video-out-based on-screen display.  Since the HA-1 has no video out circuitry, putting...
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    02 beyerdynamic is looking for testers who want to check-out the A 200 p. A high-end mobile DAC and AMP.

    Congrats, shotgunshane!  Thanks to beyerdynamic for the opportunity.  
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    iPhone 5 Equalizer Apps in App Store

    I vote for Equalizer by Audioforge, but only if you are willing to tweak its parametric EQ settings for each headphone you own. I keep headphone-specific presets handy.     The ability to import and export equalizer settings in the Audioforge app via email is very cool as well. I've emailed...
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    Grado SR125i or SR80i?

    I recently bought the 125i.  When I compared it to the 60 and 80i, I found the 125i to sound less grainy than either of its less expensive brethren.  I did not look at the 225i because I prefer the Comfy pads, and I did not want to go through the hassle of paying more for the 225i and then...
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    MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Revealed! - The World's First Production 3D-Printed Headphones

    The DIY project in my mind is to forget about pumping high quality sound through the ANC circuit and focus on making the best active isolating earmuffs one could make.  The Alpha Dog is a good start because it isolates the high frequencies of the outside world so well -- ANC is only effective at...
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    MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Revealed! - The World's First Production 3D-Printed Headphones

    I'm happy to see Tyll's measurements on these.  I'm curious which setup this one corresponds to (most likely one disc).   I've compared Tyll's frequency response of the Alpha Dog to some other measurements in his database and find that the Alpha Dog's matches that of the pre-fazor LCD-2v2...
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    A clever use of bold font in your reply, I must say!
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    T.H.E. Headphonium 2014 (May 30th, 2014 ~ June 1st, 2014) @ T.H.E. Show in Newport 2014

    Has the audio or video of any of the panel discussions appeared anywhere on the web yet?  I'm very curious about the ortho discussion.
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    Good news for Apple Lightning fans?

    No confusion at all on my part.  Let me reiterate.  The current Lightning-to-30-pin adapter has a DAC -- a digital-to-analog converter built-in to the adapter.  This has been widely-reported.    The point being made is that, if Apple gets rid of the headphone jack on a device, it needs to...
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    Centrance Hifi-M8 and Hifi-M8 LX (8 versions!) impressions thread

    AIFF, WAV, FLAC, and ALAC are all lossless, just different types of it.  AIFF and WAV has no compression and can save battery because of it, but the files are huge.  FLAC and ALAC are losslessly-compressed and are waveform-preserving, so there isn't any difference in sound based on the signal...
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    The Centrance HiFi M8 thread

    The upside-down thing threw me for a loop.  "How am I supposed to use this?" was my thought.  For a while, though, I had two devices -- an iPhone and an iPod touch -- attached to an M8, one on either side, each with their own short 30-pin cable.  Double the capacity!  That lasted for about a day.