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    Do odd and even numbers sound different?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Wodgy Now I have to admit that I personally think 6moons is basically trash, with their space cadet reviewers and "no negative reviews" editorial policy, but I'm open-minded and thought I'd ask if anyone else has noticed that odd numbers sound better than even...
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    Do odd and even numbers sound different?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Wodgy (...) but I'm open-minded and thought I'd ask if anyone else has noticed that odd numbers sound better than even ones. Have you noticed that odd-numbered channels in airlines, on TV, or with XM radio sound better than even-numbered channels? Do...
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    Need a turntable history lesson

    Quote: Originally Posted by Publius I'd also expect the same hyperbole to be levelled against modern NOS DACs too, which actually is true to a certain degree. Publius, If it wasn't for NOS DACs, I'd given up on digital music reproduction. I have been saved by NOS DACs. To my...
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    Need a turntable history lesson

    Quote: Originally Posted by bigshot Late 1979 was right around the time when the "hoodoo" started creeping into audiophilia. Digital recording was on the horizon, and analogue manufacturers had to do something to save their shrinking market the early articles on "why digital isn't as...
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    Blackgate coupling capacitors, Yay or Nay?

    Quote: Originally Posted by jamato8 I have used many different types of BG's over the years in many, many different applications. The one area that the OS Con might be as good or slightly better is in the digital area but in all areas the BG's have no competition. But, I like many others...
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    ATH-W5000 Preliminary Impression

    Quote: Originally Posted by Nik Thanks... ordered ! Dear Nicola, Did anyone ever doubt that you would order them? Come on, everybody knows you cannot resist a new high-end headphone! However, overlunge's description seems to confirm that I'd be happier with the L3000. Or...
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    W5000 taiwan owners...

    Quote: Winery Notes This is the third cooperative effort between ADW, Barossa Valley Estates and their talented chief winemaker, Natasha Mooney. The 2000 Cabernet (55%) Merlot (45%) shows the consistent benefit of being able to select specific parcels from the different vineyard sources...
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    some W5000 thoughts from around the net

    Quote: Originally Posted by ayt999 do you rely purely on whatever your gear currently sounds like for your impressions? ayt999, Sure, I'd tend to rely more on fresh listening imnpressions than on old ones. But I fully believe that your impression is correct that the W11JPN is...
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    some W5000 thoughts from around the net

    Quote: Originally Posted by ayt999 hmm... let me listen to them again and make sure I got that right. been a while since I've heard them at least. ayt999, That was a lightning fast response! Great, thank you! Just one point. When I listen to my W100 for the first time again...
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    some W5000 thoughts from around the net

    ayt999, Your efforts are very much appreciated! Getting information out of a Japanese headphone forum is very difficult if one speaks only Babelfish, and right now, I am especially interested in information comparing the DX1000 and the W5000. From what I read in the three DX1000 HeadFi...
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    Sony R10 world's best closed headphone?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Hirsch If the pads on the R10 were shot, this might be possible. If the pads on the R10 are in decent condition, you won't hear the headphone across the room if someone is wearing it. I've compared AT headphones and the R10 more than once, as I've had AT's and...
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    HD-650 woodie headphile mod. Am I going to effect the sound negatively?

    Quote: Originally Posted by JaZZ Thomas...but of course I know for sure that it's a manipulation of the original signal. Which I don't want in the end. And exactly the same is introduced here, with the addition of the reflecting earcups. There's no other technical, acoustical...
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    Audio-Technica new wood cans...ATH-W5000

    Quote: Originally Posted by Jashugan ...TomCat is an audiophile? Did your headphone habit make you give up CCG? Jashugan, You're talking about CGCs=Cardas Golden Cuboids, no? I tried all kinds of different feet devices, with ball bearings or exotic ceramics. But what sounded...
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    Audio-Technica new wood cans...ATH-W5000

    Quote: Originally Posted by Nik The back and the lateral parts of the guitar do not must sound, the only part that really sound is the harmonic surface. Nik, First, I hope you're well, nice to talk to you again! I believe anything that has a physical mass has resonance...
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    Darth Beyer's - Woodied!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Xanadu777 With that in mind, I think for my personal woody pair (when I get them) I will either screen them (with removable covers) or port them so they could be adjusted to taste. Larry, Wooden enclosures for the 770 - what a brillant idea! Before I...
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