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  1. anetode

    The Official Sony MDR-Z1R Flagship Headphone Thread (Live From IFA 2016)

    The 10khz peak is not an uncommon feature in Tyll's measurements. It could be an artifact inherent in the specific pinnae/mic arrangement installed in his measurement head, as Head Acoustics offers a few different versions. Also, as others have mentioned, the top octave is notoriously sensitive...
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    Grado Fan Club!

      It's ok, calm down, my post was at least as much about pointing out how bizarre it is that people jokingly identify as addicts in need of help as it was about the shortcomings of John era Grados (and yes, I've heard and owned quite a few which aren't listed in my profile). You'll see a lot of...
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    Tasting audiophile clams and meats

    Oh the apps definitely differ.               The right one for you is really a matter of taste.
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    WAV Sounds The Best (To Me)
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    WAV Sounds The Best (To Me)

      A scientific truth is preferable to a pseudoscientific halftruth. Fools are entitled to their foolishness. Fools are not entitled to no one calling them out on it. You could choose to put in the time and effort to learn. Technobabble would become transparent and you would earn an...
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    DSD, PCM and others explained....

    Santa has a poor grasp of what he is talking about and his DAC sucks - 3% distortion in the bass for 5k$? Really?
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    Minneapolis Meet?

    Bringing something is by no means a prerequisite, please feel free to drop by if you happen to change your mind :)
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    HIFIMAN Flagship Headphone HE1000 Beta Testing Opportunity Complete - Feel free to still comment

    Relax, you're getting about the most up-to-the-minute info possible on this thread. It's up to the shipping companies now.   Thanks to Jeff & Summer for dealing with this picky bunch (including myself) 
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    Skeptico Saloon: An Objectivist Joint

    Because some idiots will spite-report any sound science post they don't bother putting the effort into understanding. Or maybe some mod didn't have their coffee yet, who knows.
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    Minneapolis Meet?

    It's on. Minimeet: Saturday May 23rd at 11:00 am. Address: 8504 72nd St. S. 55016. 
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    Minneapolis Meet?

      I'm on the HE1000 presale/beta, so it should be here within the next week or so. The minimeet is kind of a last hurrah for my headphone collection, I've just moved to the house in Cottage Grove and will be selling off about half of it so I figured might as well throw a meet to allow people a...
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    Minneapolis Meet?

    I'll be hosting a minimeet in a couple of weeks down in Cottage Grove if anyone's interested. A few desks, nothing major, but some stats, an HE-1000 and a couple of LFF's headphones should be there.
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    Skeptico Saloon: An Objectivist Joint

    This data set is kept confidential by Head-Fi, though I have a fine collection of anecdotes. Unfortunately we can't discuss either one according to the forum rules.     You don't have the requisite ninja training and Curra is not currently accepting any new students
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    Skeptico Saloon: An Objectivist Joint

    You'd be surprised.
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    Skeptico Saloon: An Objectivist Joint

        It appears that bigshot's thumbs up button has been remanded to custody. I eagerly await the bail hearing.
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    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      On the whole the 009 has the best treble of any headphone I've heard - but it's not absolutely perfect. Dips are usually more benign as they are sins of omission, but there's also the frequency and magnitude to worry about. For example, when I tried the open EL8 at Canjam, it was almost...
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    Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015

      Thanks for the explanation. Why not get rid of the 7khz dip and preclude such misunderstandings altogether?
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    The State of the Flagships

    That's just mean.
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    1964 Ears

    Yeah, I've been meaning to cut that out just to be on the safe side.
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    1964 Ears

    On the one hand you have patent attorneys, who are very well paid and often also possess engineering degrees, and on the other an overworked patent clerk earning a government wage.   You'd be surprised how many patents have been granted for things like perpetual motion machines; a minor IEM...
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    hfb - Bounce House - chat aka shtpost central

    Ten years is really very good, you should give yourself credit for that! You know it'll get easier further through the course and even the memory aspect gets better some time after the sessions. Good luck and stick with it 
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

      This paragraph should be stickied. Our perception is a function of feedback, reinforcing past connections, weighting future growth. The problem is that there's a spectrum of sensory acuity and a vast array of experiences. Controlled listening tests work best when participants go through the...
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

        The dangers of jumping to the latest page after not following the discussion for a while. I saw bigshot's quote but didn't bother to look up the context. Sorry for the intrusion, carry on trying to convince the same few people of something they want to disbelieve
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    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Finally had a chance to listen to this headphone for an extended period at home. The HE-6 I am borrowing has the grill and pad mods, and possibly some other damping mod. It's better than stock. Tape hiss and treble noise are exaggerated, so poor recordings need not apply. Otherwise there's a...
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    New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil

      How's your high frequency hearing? HE-6 definitely has the bass and lower mids covered, but the 009 beats it handily in treble smoothness and extension and both the HD800 and 009 beat it in resolution/detail retrieval. Not to mention soundstage, where most good open dynamics have the upper...