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  1. John Buchanan

    MYSPHERE 3.1 "FAQ's"

    Totally agree with you regarding height adjustment - haven't tried altering where the headband sits on my head too much, as it seems to sit most comfortably only in one position. Taking care that the headphone ear capsules are angulated out/in exactly the same on each side cured a very slight...
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    New, Fully Balanced Burson Conductor 3X: Dual ESS9038, 7.5wpc XLR, 3.75wpc SE Headamp, Changeable Opamps

    @fjlabs Did this require a back to base return or did you insert the board yourself?
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    Audeze - MM-Series - MM-500

    That's not correct. Open headphones still separate the ear side from the outside with the headphone speaker diaphragm and the earpads. A port may provide partial sealing only. A closed back headphone minimizes leakage of the sound in to and from the "outside" by enclosing the area between the...
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    AKG K872 aftermarket cables

    Arctic Cables do an AKG K812 cable.
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    MYSPHERE 3.1-UNIQUE in SOUND&DESIGN&BUILD QUALITY

    My favourite headphone of all time is the Stax Sigma Pro (very closely followed by the Sigma/404 hybrid). The Mysphere is very reminiscent of the original Stax Sigma IMHO
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    MYSPHERE 3.1-UNIQUE in SOUND&DESIGN&BUILD QUALITY

    RAAL has AMT drivers (think accordion) used by Precide's ERGO AMT and the Heil AMT. The Mysphere has dynamic drivers. Both are open back and open side headphones (no sealed earpads).
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    MYSPHERE 3.1-UNIQUE in SOUND&DESIGN&BUILD QUALITY

    Today, I worked out what was causing a very slight channel imbalance in my Mysphere 3.2's - the angle of the earspeakers should be exactly the same left and right. I had previously been listening to various angles - wide spread to parallel with the pinnae (I prefer the latter - better bass) and...
  8. John Buchanan

    Beyerdynamic T1 3rd Gen out now

    No audible hiss with the T1.3 and any of the amps in my signature.
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    AKG K812 Pro, underrated?

    Loving my K812 (picked up second hand about a year ago for AUS$800). Worth every cent. Sounds great out of any of the Burson Conductor Reference 3X, Fidelice Precision DAC/Headphone amp or the Focal Arche. It's a little bright, but otherwise tonally superb - as mentioned in the review by @alpha80
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    NEW! AKG K812

    In what universe?
  11. John Buchanan

    New, Fully Balanced Burson Conductor 3X: Dual ESS9038, 7.5wpc XLR, 3.75wpc SE Headamp, Changeable Opamps

    There shouldn’t be any obviously audible noise. Contact Burson to get a replacement or try a Supercharger
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    Beyerdynamic T1 3rd Gen out now

    No problems at Casa Buchanan, thanks Tom
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    Beyerdynamic T1 3rd Gen out now

    You're just down the road from me. Hope the floods weren't too close.
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