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    Sansa Clip Zip treble roll-off with Etymotic HF3

    Hi head-fiers,   Recently, I got a Clip Zip and have rockboxed it with the latest official release, and am facing an issue with my Etymotic HF3s. With all sound settings turned off, including replaygain, EQ and crossfeed:   There is a distinctly audible treble roll-off with the...
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    How to equalize your headphones: A Tutorial

    Amazing article , PiccoloNamek . I have nothing to fault or critique in the end result - applied to my Koss UR40 powered by the laptop's Realtek ALC268 Intel HD codec.The first thing that came to my mind after a quick listen was "It's a Noise reduction plugin !" , seriously . A and Bing from...
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    Do you hear the difference? A test

    I heard the difference in 2 tries on my Koss-UR40 and Audigy 1 Value (modded).
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    Winamp - Good 48k Resampler?

    Quote: Originally Posted by alleyezon_d Well back to the initial topic. Even if you resample with a plugin, your card will resample it again. Even if its 48k to 48k. It just resamples everything to 48k, it doesn't pick and choose. Oh no...the Audigy cards don't resample 48k to...
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    Do AC connectors really make this big differences?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Patrick82 My system was way too warm and I couldn't listen longer than half a track before I needed to unplug my system. I was on the floor on my knees ready to start tweaking but didn't want to, so I plugged it back in, but it sounded too warm again so I...
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    Closed cans w/ the tightest bass for bass practicing < $399 ?

    Koss Pro 4AAT . Tight,tight low bass and pretty neutral sounding across the spectrum.
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    Yeah,the opamps up the voltage of the audio signal to somewhere near the standard,2 Vrms.
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    caps burn in ?
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    Ahh, the disaster stories are coming in..I was wondering they would.the next time,try practicing on dead cards from your local pc hardware store. And the variety of capacitor mods you guys keep coming up with is ridiculous...oh,i forgot that head-fiers are better than the multiple...
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    ksc75 ISOLATION mod. PICS!

    Quote: Originally Posted by werdwerdus I tried this once and the sound was quite abismal. The shape of the inside of the earmuffs probably has a large effect on the difference in sound quality. Maybe I should try it again but not while I'm outside mowing. x2. The Koss KSCs need a...
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    KSC75 or PX 100

    PX100. KSCs are brittle,boomy and with a complete lack of midrange magic.
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    My Sound Card SUX - What to do?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Tachikoma The SB Live 24 bit deserves a mention, as far as budget sources go. Cheaper and easier to find than the AV-710 too. Live! 24bit or Audigy SE.
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    ASUS Xonar D2 preview

    It's a win,win !
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    XFi Xtrememusic worth it?

    It's not the DSP that affects sound quality in music.The card has the same opamps and DAC used in Creative's higher priced cards.Change the opamps and install additional caps post the voltage regs and you have a sweet sounding card. Scores damn well in RMAA . Lookup the RMAA scores at
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    XFi Xtrememusic worth it?

    The Live! 24bit is damn good sounding card when modded.
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    klipsch promedia 2.1 vs logitech z2300

    The logitechs sound good once you notch their mids by around 3 db.
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    Quote: Originally Posted by YCH I use an Audio Precision 2722 analyzer quite frequently, so measuring THD+N, IMD, and TIM are quite easy as long as I set things up right. Suggestions for applicable measurements are welcome as I would like to see what the differences are before and after...
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    Uh....EMI doesn't reflect.It travels through the nearest layer of the conducting material inside the ERS bag / paper.Its a faraday cage,just like your car.If lightning were to hit your car,it's the best if you stay inside.THe lightning wont bounce around or back into the heavens.It will pass...
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Herbal It's a general known fact that a cleaner and more stable DC current in audio systems is of great benefit. Perhaps GorE made the power cap replacement and didn't notice any difference due to A) his equipment setup or B) difference between the way...
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    Okay,fine if you guys hear a difference subjectively.My comments on the capacitance are based purely on data sheets and online articles about Voltage Regulators . Great if it makes things sound better to ya. And,Codt...I'll post the 0.1uF capacitor mod l8r, after I have done with my college...
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    I highly doubt that the big capacitor is a part of the audio signal path.
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    I don't doubt the differences caused by the change of opamp and the ERS paper,but the difference by adding the huge valued capacitor (part of the digital and analog stage).2200 uF cap, ?? IF you read the voltage regulator datasheets as I have,you will find no use for anything more than 480uF or...
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    Hotrodding the X-Fi: A Layman's Guide (No 56k)

    Quote: Originally Posted by qwerty009 I ran RMAA test after shorting the caps and it showd basically same results as before so it should be safe to say that there didnt come extra distortion. Btw can u point out what caps are for left and what for right channel? And theres still one...
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    Budget-ish Sound Card

    Audigy SE . End of thread. Scores better in RMAA than all those MAudio Rev cards and has a builtin headphone buffer.