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    Noble Audio Holiday Giveaway! & Fire Relief

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    Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO - Beyer's open-back mastering headphone

    I find the DT1990 and DT880 similar in the amount of ear space they have -- my ears rest just a bit against the foam in front of the driver. If the DT880 bothered you, the DT1990 probably would too.   The T1 is definitely one of the best Beyer headphones for ear space, since it has the angled...
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    Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO - Beyer's open-back mastering headphone

      I had the same problem with the DT880 -- always had to extend it out as far as it would go. The DT1990 extends about three clicks further on each side than the DT880 did, by my estimation.
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    Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO - Beyer's open-back mastering headphone

      I'll post some impressions today of the DT1990 with both the A20 and the Asgard 2. Unfortunately impressions with the Valhalla 2 will have to wait -- it's currently back at Schiit to repair/replace a buzzing transformer. Hopefully I should have it back in about a week or so.
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    Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO - Beyer's open-back mastering headphone

      I actually just bought this bundle -- should be arriving via FedEx sometime today. I had been looking for a decent deal on the DT1990 since I heard it at RMAF, and this one was finally compelling enough for me to bite. Separately, these components sell for $1100, so $700 isn't bad. They even...
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    ☯️ CAVALLI AUDIO ➜ Liquid Carbon Final Production Run!

    Received my Liquid Carbon 2.0 today -- to anyone who has received theirs, can you tell me how you got the Amarra Hifi software that was supposed to be included? I checked through all the contents of the box and I haven't been able to find the software or license or anything...   Sounding good...
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    Noble Audio Wizard Savanna Giveaway!

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    2016 CanJam RMAF Impressions - Denver

    I was out in Denver for a long weekend visiting family, and I had the opportunity to check out CanJam on Friday. Since I only had the one afternoon at the show, I focused on the things that were of most interest to me (headphones) and didn't pay much attention to anything else (electronics).  ...
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    Mr. Speakers Ether Flow Impressions and Discussion

      You would want to terminate the headphone cable with a 4-pin XLR and then use a 1/4" adapter. The other way around doesn't work -- you don't want to plug a single-ended (i.e. 1/4") headphone into an amplifier's balanced (i.e. 4-pin XLR) output, as it can potentially damage the amp.   In...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

      Are you talking about the ones provided by Sennheiser? They're still being provided -- but in digital form. The personalized measurements are on a USB flash drive included in the box with the headphones.
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    Mr. Speakers Ether Flow Impressions and Discussion

    Ugh, I was really going to try my best to hold off on buying any new audio gear until after RMAF. The Ether Flow is making this really difficult...I had been considering the Ether earlier, but this update makes it even more interesting. It's got @purk's attention? His attention has gotten my...
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

      That impedance peak is due to back EMF at the mechanical resonant frequency of the driver. All dynamic driver headphones will exhibit this resonant behavior, since the driver is basically a simple spring-mass-damper system. Just from watching Jude's video, I'm guessing that the Elear's...
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    Focal Elear - Impressions Thread

      Tyll posted one for the Elear at InnerFidelity earlier today, here.
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    Grado e Series

    Joining the club -- just got an RS2e today. I had been away from Grado for quite a while, but after reading all the good things about the RS2e, I figured I'd give it a shot. So far, I'm glad I did!   My first impression: these smell way better out of the box than Sennheisers do!    They were...
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    ZMF Ori (Omni) - Upcoming Semi Open Flagship

    The Cocobolo has landed!