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    WTB - One Monitor for Superfi 5 Pro

    Just need to buy one side (left) to replace monitor/housing unit for my Superfi 5 Pros. Please post or send me a PM if you have one of these.  
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    WTB - One Driver for ATH-ES7

    Just need to buy one driver for my ATH-ES7 headphones. Please post or send me a PM if you have one of these.
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    ATH-ES7 Essential Mod (w. Headshots)

    This mod really improved the comfort of the phones for me. This was a pleasant surprise, as I mainly did the mod to improve the looks and so they'd conform to my head better. Excellent. It does almost feel like the manufacturer meant for the user to do this -- they should put this in the user...
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    ATH-ES7 Essential Mod (w. Headshots)

    3X0, imho you have provided one of the best bang for the buck mods on this site. (ie a mod that can be done in under 2 minutes and results in big improvements)
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    Apple IEM - most underrated IEMs on the market

    I didn't mean to rain on this parade though, of course this is just one listener's op -- as always the best bet is to listen to them. If you have an Apple store near you, you can buy them & return in 2 weeks with nothing lost except time.
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    Apple IEM - most underrated IEMs on the market

    Vibes: I bought 1st gen just after they first came out a couple years ago. Sound was ok -- and just okay. But IMO more listenable generally than the Apple IEMs. However, the build quality of the Vibe cables is infamously bad. The cable frayed around the metal plug within a few weeks, and I got...
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    Apple IEM - most underrated IEMs on the market

    These are among the most disappointing IEMs I've bought. I found the Apple IEM's way too tinny, okay at treble, mediocre in the midrange, and just unbelievably unable to produce anything that one might call bass. They distorted quickly at low volume levels, apparently unable to handle the power...
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    Does Keeping Left and Right Cables on "Correct Sides" Effect SQ on Your Headphones?

    To those of you of the opinion that it doesn't matter -- What about music that is recorded so that you can feel the sound "moving" from left to right (and vice-versa) across the stage? The fact that movement is reversed makes no difference to you? I guess I subscribe to the idea that the left...
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    Does Keeping Left and Right Cables on "Correct Sides" Effect SQ on Your Headphones?

    Does Left and Right Matter on Your Headphones? I've seen some posters on here claim it doesn't, even Sponsors (Vibes) posting that they can't tell a difference when L-R is reversed. I've always thought it DOES matter big time, and agree more with posts along the lines like the one I...
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    Modified usage of Super.fi 5pro

    I see pros & cons regarding some users are saying this mod improves SQ, while others say it makes SQ worse. Now that some time has passed, can experienced Superfi.5 users tell us their opinion: do you prefer the SQ when wearing the 5's as orginally intended, or do you prefer this mod...
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    Best noise insolating earphones for motorcycling

    Interesting thread. On a related issue: What's the best kind of blindfold to wear while riding? I'm a motorcyle enthusiast also...several of my friends are into racing and one just went pro. We got onto this topic and they told me that zero pro racers listen to music while racing, and they...
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    To those hating the Vibes

    Quote: Originally Posted by _M2 Its good, but not $101usd+tax good and if you really want to spend money, you can save that money and spend it somewhere better I've seen the Vibes on sale for as low as $59 lately. Just to balance my comment above: I think if they fix the plug...
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    To those hating the Vibes

    I like the Vibes sound a lot. My problem is with the poor build quality in the cabling, especially around the plug. Way too many failures, including mine after 6 weeks. Lost connection at the plug on both channels. To compound matters, the company won't acknowledge a problem with the cable...
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    Best Name Ever for Headphones?

    Well if we're being more serious... Superfi & Ultimate Ear are not bad -- they are attractive consumer names. Vibes...? hm, could be a good name... Am I the only one who hates a phone with "bass" anywhere in the name? Don't get me wrong, I like bass -- I just don't need it in the name...
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    Anyone have a crazy sensory experience while listening to headphones?

    <Anyone have a crazy sensory experience while listening to headphones? > Um, every time I put 'em on. Isn't that why we are all here?
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