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  1. nicholars

    UpTone Audio ISO Regen Listening Impressions

    Are there any measurements proving that these devices make a measurable difference? I have seen one where some of these devices like the IFI or the Uptone reduced the noise floor on the USB slightly, but we are talking about -130db instead of -120db... So I don't think this would make any...
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    Not sure really, yes Planar is heavier than Dynamic, but they could easily shave off 100-200g, which would put them into the "slightly heavy but not a problem" category. Whereas now even the 2C, which is the lightest, is still very heavy compared to most other headphones. Not so bad for music...
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Yes as I said people who love the HD650, may or may not like the 660s. People who find the 650 a bit "veiled / boring / slow", would probably like the 660s more.
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    Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

    Interesting how you are trying to "help" people, based on assuming the chinese cables are "worse" . Not saying the Chinese cables are better, but if you get a good one, you are essentially getting the same thing, basically OCC copper with teflon !! To put it simply the Chinese brands are...
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Yes pretty much what I would say, for example I liked the 650, but sold them a few years ago, for the following reasons : A bit "boring" and "slow" sounding, some bass distortion, very little sub bass, slightly bloated lower mid, slightly "shouty" upper mid, "3 blob soundstage", "veliled". So...
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    Well I have never used tubes, I don't know what they sound like, but I use solid state because I have read it has cleaner bass and is more accurate in general, so its not as if I like tubes or distorted sound, I just find the bass on the Fostex closed headphones more "fun"... Is it technically...
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    I like the bass on the 2C, but I would have to say I enjoy the bass on modded X00 or Teak, more than 2C.... I know the 2C is technically better, I also can hear the cup resonance on the closed headphones, BUT the bass just sounds "nicer" and more enjoyable to me. I guess like some people like...
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    I agree with your review, I think a lot of people with HD650, remind me of someone who has a favourite chair or hat or whatever, that is old and manky looking, but they still like it the best and refuse to swap to anything else. Not that the HD650 is manky looking (they are old though), but you...
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Do you think Sennheiser, who obviously know what they are doing, would make the HD700 worse by using wire that is too thin there? *EDIT* sorry I read that wrong, thought you were saying that replacing those wires might improve the sound.
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    I just cannot agree that the 2C has the same bass punch as the X00 or Teak etc. Don't get me wrong the 2C are very good overall, but compared to CLOSED dynamic headphones, they do not have very punchy bass. Compared to OPEN dynamic headphones they would win there.
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    To be honest the 2C just do not have that much "slam / kick" whatever you want to call it, they are not bad in this area, "decent", but they certainly do not have a lot of it compared to Dynamic drivers. Not saying the 2C are bad at all, just that compared to dynamic drivers, this is not one of...
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    Fostex THX / TRX spare parts?

    I guess you could use a mail forwarder if they are the only option. But that is a bit worrying as I was reassured that I could get any spares if needed from Fullcompass, I guess the only option there would be mail forwarder, unless anyone knows where else you can get Fostex spares?
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I guess you think the Nightowl sounds like a "chamber", is probably just because it is closed? Most closed headphones sound like that? So is the Nightowl the more "polite" or the Nighthawk? I am confused... Which has brighter treble and is the bass much different between them? I am more...
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    Which is a better cure for “upgradetitis”..

    From what I have heard / read, most planars will have the "wall of sound" effect, where everything is a similar volume, whereas Dynamics are more dynamic, but yes both are good depends on preference.
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    Which is a better cure for “upgradetitis”..

    TBH I would go for 2 midrange headphones instead, especially considering your list of requirements on the first post. Also you are looking at Planars but you might find you prefer Dynamics. They are both good but Planar IMO is not some magical technology that destroys dynamic drivers in every...
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    It is the mods from the "TH900 EZ mods" thread, today I took out the damping I had before, which was quite a lot as was making the sound too damped, I replaced it with exactly ONE layer of the medical tape, now it is pretty good. I also just found some Teaks at a good price, which sound like...
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    Which is a better cure for “upgradetitis”..

    If you are not bothered about more sub bass eg. you are happy with the bass on the HD650, you might like the 660s.
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Overall the price you see in $, is effectively the same as the end price in £.
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Just been going through my Foobar playlist TRYING to find a track where the bass sounds bloated.... Nope just cannot find anything where the bass sounds bloated except for some 128Kbps youtube videos! Before I modded these I was noticing the bloated bass probably 50% of the time, now it is...
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Right so today I thought I preferred the cups without damping, so I took them apart again, removed all of the medical tape damping on the cups, tested them again.... Hm it sounds slightly brighter and less refined in the treble, the bass went back to being worse again, slightly bloated etc. So...
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    Shure SRH1540 Review

    Would you use Dynamat Xtreme? Or Dynamat superlight? Xtreme is thicker, superlight is thinner.
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    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Would flat pads be bad on the X00? eg, Brainwavz sheepskin flat pads? Would I want angled?
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    Shure SRH1540 Review

    I might have a go at modding the 1540.... couple of questions.. 1) Which type of Dynamat for the cups? Dynamat extreme? 2) Which are the best pads? Brainwavz sheepskin angled pads or Flat?
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    There are a lot of 650 / 600 owners, who do not like anything else, literally I have read some that tried almost every other headphone, but still like the 650 more, I think some people just like the very smooth treble on the 650, also are not bothered about sub bass, I can see why they would not...
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