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  1. radi9red

    Apollo Audio Lab - Woodbolt Earphones with Dual diaphragm driver and upgraded silver-plated cable - Impression Thread

    Yeah I did tried some a couple of tracks from Vivaldi , Vanessa Mae - fast instruments , and some jazz - ella fitzgerald , billie holiday etc.  They sounded great as well.     I'm not a big fan of pure classical instrumental genre, I probably doesn't know what's is going on or the complexities...
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    Apollo Audio Lab - Woodbolt Earphones with Dual diaphragm driver and upgraded silver-plated cable - Impression Thread

    Hey folks , my 25th pair of earphone (i'm sure there are folks here who had 100s ..lol ) just arrived this morning delivered to my doorstep.  Anxiously ripping up the parcel,  I was almost late for work.   Here it is !   Woodbolt Earphone (handcrafted rosewood ) from Apollo Audio Lab.  ...
  3. radi9red

    High End Bluetooth Headphones

    I had the plantronic backbeat pro for more than 6 months, the problem with Bluetooth earphones is , it can get annoying when you are about to use it and tyou realise you forgotten to charge the battery and it goes blinking low power and then dead.. but again, you can always keep a spare...
  4. radi9red

    NEW ! Stormbolt earphone from apollo audio lab - thread

      Hi RagnarB,  the sound characteristics of this stormbolt is different.  from what I know, Stormbolt earphone uses dual diaphragm within one speaker unit -which has a crossover circuitry ,  whereas IE80 is using a single speaker unit.     Sound wise it will be unfair for me to state which...
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    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

      Hey bro Me X3,   seems we are on the same wavelength -   2 weeks back i was thinking of a "audeze" similar angled earpad as well.   So i ordered a sony earpad (oval shaped) that has slightly bigger diameter than the Pioneer Se - A1000.  Previously i tried to mod the stock ear cap by fattening...
  6. radi9red

    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    here you go again.. imagining things about your "to-do" mods by reading what others has done. that's sad
  7. radi9red

    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    thumbs up ! Great job brother !. how would you evaluate the sound difference before and after the 3 mods you did ? not sure if you wanna try the 15-20degree tilt mod and the mod7 , anyway both are simpler comparing to the plugs you modded , impressive. crystalT mod the plugs as well. I spent...
  8. radi9red

    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    I'm pretty impressed that your vivid imagination of modding this headphones goes as far as 2 years ago.
  9. radi9red

    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    yawn.. you made your point. you make it sound so real with your mod advices. haha
  10. radi9red

    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    wow..I'm enlightened. would you mind posting some effective mods with photos and instructions you did for the pioneer se-a1000 then ? ill be happy to remove all my mods done so far and implement yours. alternatively, I can buy a new set from amazon so that I can receive nirvana teaching from mod...
  11. radi9red

    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    blu tack is to seal the rims of the driver for sound proofing. see my previous photo marked in red.. the choice of blu tack versus example.using rubber tape is as a damper to reduce vibrations-especially in all plastic housing.the sound can be very shrieking. the mod 7-sponge foam is on the...
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    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    After a series of mod , which i have shared-   the headphone has improved on     1.  Reducing the harsh highs treble which on several tracks sounded shouty and sibilance . Now it has the micro details but much more controlled.  Signature is still classified as "lively" - comparable to typical...
  13. radi9red

    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    Awesome stuffs on the resistance measurements ! ibjamon. i'm sure the 20ft cable chews up the low mw current from some low powered portable players.. I given up on making the drivers angled-it has a risk of breaking the plastic earshell that holds the drivers. i am devising another mod-will...
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    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    hi phishin, its a tough call to get quantity bass (closed cans) vs wide soundstage n imaging open airy on ( open air design). senn hd650 is the only can that i think makes it right, the dt880 990 is quite top quality. dt 880 n 990 were top league top selling models for many years in the beyer...
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    AKG k370 - the lost dynamic gem @ USD$100 ?? - sonically better than senn ie80 and 70percent match to akg k3003 !!

    Before i forget , here some description of the built of the iem itself.   1.  connector : straight jack gold plated- with microphone connections . 2. thickness of wire : average , typical rounded- seems pretty robust to me. 3: iem construction : the connection from wiring to the iem inlet...
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    AKG k370 - the lost dynamic gem @ USD$100 ?? - sonically better than senn ie80 and 70percent match to akg k3003 !!

    Here's the main geez of the review Out of the box - audio gears tested  = 1st hour - not burn in ..   1.  AKG k370 on iphone 5 direct , on samsung note 2 with custom rom for audiophiles,   on hisoundadudio studio V DAP ,  on fiio X3 DAP..   Summary :   An awesome dynamic very wide frequency...
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    AKG k370 - the lost dynamic gem @ USD$100 ?? - sonically better than senn ie80 and 70percent match to akg k3003 !!

    AKG k370 - High end in ear headphones   All that music professionals demand from studio headphones – high sensitivity, a wide dynamic range and high sound-pressure levels – is also available in ultra light, ultra portable K 370 in-ear headphones.   ** disclaimer ** All the above were...
  18. radi9red

    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    i have got this pioneer se a1000 from a local shop for almost a week just out of fun, it was the last piece in stock lying on the shelves.  After playing with headphones for so many years (stax , beyer , senn , koss , AKG  etc) - and i built my headphones buying parts from various sources most...
  19. radi9red

    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

      if i were you , i would not go for 1601 series.  those are old design.  the 1602 piano forte went thru a revamp in the shape - non replacable tips and it's the shape housing that create the unique horn sounding resonance that marks the sound signature of the aluring mids.   If ever you wish...
  20. radi9red

    Final Audio Design Impressions and Discussion Thread

      i have the piano forte ix (stainless steel) version - it does vocals in a special aluring way.   when i first bought my piano forte -  i find the vocals sounded "dreamy"  sounding , it's like listening to someone singing within the mist..   i thought it was inaccurate representation of the...
  21. radi9red

    ATH-W1000X Thread!

    i owned the w1000x for a  while now  -  it has that "romantic" mids - smooth - a bit recessed but brings out the beauty in vocal songs.   It's quite bass shy - you don't get much short pulsating bass , however that doesn't meant it does not has bass.   the quality of the bass has good depth and...
  22. radi9red

    Bought my first DAC/AMP Nuforce HDP for my HD650's, Sounds terrible what am I doing wrong?

    Either the Nuforce HD is reputated not a powerful amp itself to power that 300 ohm hd650.  or your creative xfi might be tuned to give you the impression of a more powerful impact bass response , is that the accurate bass response ? i'm not too sure - you need to try the same songs on other...
  23. radi9red

    Review by 'radi9red' on item 'Sennheiser MOMENTUM'

    A trendy and stylish offering by Sennheiser.   Choice of colours and design seems to be targeting at teenagers and younger adults with a taste of design simplicity.    Sound quality is typical sennheiser - well rounded bass with moderate impact, no boom boom rolls., clear mids only slight warm ...
  24. radi9red

    The Astell & Kern AK120

    i got a loan set (AK120) and compared closely with AK100 , the Fiio X3 and my iphone5 - Same couple of tracks copied and i repeated the tests again with default settings - Here's a short summary of the findings. AK120 Observations : Sound is clean - background extremely clean and quiet ...
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