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  1. Kodhifi

    So I just got the Sony MDR 1000x

    I don't have the equipment to do a sweep but on my own pair of MDR1000x I did some A/B testing with the active EQ turned on and off, and I built a Fubar EQ profile that made the passive sound exactly like the active sound with no fubar EQ. In other words it's a Fubar EQ approximation of what the...
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    So I just got the Sony MDR 1000x

    The measurements I was mentioning can be found here in the 2nd spectrum "Power Off - Diffuse field target compensated" https://clarityfidelity.blogspot.com/2016/10/sony-mdr-1000x-bt-nc-over-ear-headphones.html They may have had a particularly bad dip in their set (75db@2.2khz from a 95db...
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    Where can I find replacement parts for Beyerdynamic DT880?

    I don't know why I never followed up on this but I had emailed Beyerdynamic USA back in 2013 and received a reply January 7 2013. In a nutshell they sent me the parts I needed for free and they arrived a few days later. Mike Terranova a Sales Support Specialist was the one who took care of me.
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  5. Kodhifi

    Audio-gd NFB-28

    I'm  saying that 3 pin xlr and 3 conductor TRS cables have the same electrical and noise rejection properties and you're being an ass about it. You're also making an assumption that the equipment a person uses somehow makes them an expert in something when the reality is experience does. We call...
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    Audio-gd NFB-28

    Quote: Optical would isolate the electrics between your computer and your DAC, however if you happen to have the USB cable plugged in at the same time you have any other electrical connection to the computer, it will pick up noise. I'll give you an example, I had a FIIO amp which also had a...
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    Audio-gd NFB-28

    The reason for monitor noise is because of the grounds. Have you ever wondered why automobiles use the body of the car as a shared ground instead of running positive and negative wires all over the car? Multiple grounds act like an antenna because it produces a difference in potential and...
  8. Kodhifi

    Classical Music Headphones for Entry Level (ATH-M50, HD598, DT880 250ohm, AKG Q701)

    Mid range presence seems to be 2-5khz. Headphones I own with a dip sound veiled for vocals. Headphones I own with a bump there tend to be highly regarded for vocals.   6-8khz is where a lot of harshness can exist because of bad recordings or HRTF so it can make the difference between vocals...
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    Disturbing RFI when listening Dragonfly Black through headphone amp

    You don't need a jitterbug or RF chokes. Your problem is 2 grounds. Have you ever wondered why all the electrical power in an automobile is positive and only the bare metal of the car provides negative? It's because if you run positive and negative to multiple locations, the negative acts like a...
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    Classical Music Headphones for Entry Level (ATH-M50, HD598, DT880 250ohm, AKG Q701)

    The 650's definitely roll off sooner than the 880, but nothing holds a candle to the brain melt that is the HD800 on a bad track. It's enough to make you scream. A lot of people like AKG's for their midrange, I'm just not one of them. I'm not much for mids, but the 650 with a good amp sounds...
  11. Kodhifi

    Classical Music Headphones for Entry Level (ATH-M50, HD598, DT880 250ohm, AKG Q701)

    My energy sometimes comes out as agressive. I was laughing when I wrote it and meant it light hearted so sorry if I came off mean. I just really don't like the Q701's sound signature but I understand men like Sennheiser and martians like AKG. ;)   When I pulled the Q701's out of the box I...
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    New Audio Technica ATH-M50x with Removable Cable

    I actually use the stuff for it's intended purpose :) I have several 1/8th scale vehicles that don't have ball diffs so I pack in heavier fluid for more  limited slip. That stuff is pretty viscous but it's not really a lubricant even though it performs that function in a diff pumpkin. The...
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    USB DAC not detecting even through powered hub (Modi+Wyrd)

    It is possible that windows 7 is blocking the drivers because of a signing issue. I had this problem with the updated Soundblaster E5 driver on my work computer. It's easy enough to test this. Google "disable driver signing". You have to hit F8 during boot several times and windows will give you...
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    If I didn't already have several better headphones with that balanced sound it wouldn't have been so bad. The HE400 is the only headphone in my large collection that sounds the way it does. Fast as hell, cymbal hits sound completely authentic to me as a drummer, and the bass is so sensitive to...
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    My impression was that it was a pretty boring headphone. It lacked detail in the highs and depth in the lows compared to the HE-400. I ended up returning the 400i's and I'll stick with my HE400's with the focus pads.
  16. Kodhifi

    New Audio Technica ATH-M50x with Removable Cable

    Yeah I wouldn't use oil. If you're going to lubricate it I'd use lithium grease, that white stuff also used to lubricate garage doors. Many oils will degrade and soften the plastic which is not what you want.
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    What the the best versatile, 'all-rounder' headphone that you own?

    There is some misunderstanding here. I'm not talking about frequency graphs or measured results. I'm talking about putting them on your head and pressing play. The headphones have a similar sound to them. If you don't own both headphones and are arguing based on a frequency plot then you have no...
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    The Sennheiser HD 800: The First Listen, The First Review

    So it's been a few months since I received my 800's and rather than being an endgame, I still find myself purchasing a new set of cans about once a month, trying to find something with more bass impact, yet still with clear mids and highs.   I have noticed after listening yesterday that the...
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    First Impressions of the new ATH-ADG1X

    I haven't heard any complaints but I usually use PTT. It is an open backed headphone so there is sound leakage, but the mic is pretty directional and because you can bend it to be right in front of your mouth you can lower the mic gain which further reduces noise.   I've been using these...
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    What the the best versatile, 'all-rounder' headphone that you own?

    I own all 3 headphones and the M50x does not have a bloated bass and the level of bass vs mids is similar in sound to the HD650. All 3 of those headphones can be tailored with a little EQ to suit just about anybody's tastes. I recently received the Oppo PM-3 and it also has a good all around...
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    What the the best versatile, 'all-rounder' headphone that you own?

    Versatility to me means a balanced voicing. In that category there are 3 that stand out. Fostex T50RP MK3, HD650, and AT M50x. All are voiced with a very balanced approach to bass, mid, high and their character can be changed easily with EQ to slide in to any role you wish.
  22. Kodhifi

    *The* most comfortable headphones possible for work?

    HD650 and HD600 and by extension HD598 are feather light, comfortable pads, and you can forget you're wearing them. No ear sweat, no rings around your ears. I routinely fall asleep with mine on.   Any of the beyerdynamics would be a close 2nd although the foam in the pads tends to squish down...
  23. Kodhifi

    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Tip of a plastic spoon, a dime, guitar pick, all will work to pop the ring off. Guitar pick is the easiest for people that have them laying around and the vinyl is softer than the ring plastic so it won't damage the ring.
  24. Kodhifi

    New Audio Technica ATH-M50x with Removable Cable

    I thought the same thing, when I got the m50x my first impression was "This is voiced like the HD650's". I have both and did some swaps back and forth. In terms of their sound, IE bass compared to mids compared to highs, they are very similar. The 650 is more resolving with better sound stage...
  25. Kodhifi

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    The DT990 pads are the same as the 880 and presumably the 770 as well. They are comfortable on my other beyers but they do tend to need replacement often because the foam is pretty low density.
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