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    Diffuse Field: Calculate, Characterize, Calibrate - Headphones.com

    Taron trolling me over here with that photo...
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    THE COMPOSER OPEN BACK FLAGSHIP by AUSTRIAN AUDIO

    100%. And this is really just how I hear it. IMO Soundstage & spaciousness = composer, for punch and detail = Utopia.
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    THE COMPOSER OPEN BACK FLAGSHIP by AUSTRIAN AUDIO

    Ehhh I think the bigger issue is how it's used.
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    THE COMPOSER OPEN BACK FLAGSHIP by AUSTRIAN AUDIO

    Yes I was wondering if this would come up. I've summed up the issues with this reviewer's methodology here, and these are just some of the reasons most measurement folks tend to ignore him as well. But for those who aren't aware, you typically see the conflation of perceptually relevant...
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    THE COMPOSER OPEN BACK FLAGSHIP by AUSTRIAN AUDIO

    'Better' is debatable. It's better in certain areas, worse in others. Also, Susvara measures just fine and is generally well-regarded. Edit: here's Crin's data as well if you prefer unsmoothed (we both do 1/12th now but my data for this is older I believe). Edit 2: And here is the...
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    THE COMPOSER OPEN BACK FLAGSHIP by AUSTRIAN AUDIO

    To be clear, I don't think either headphone needs EQ, but that doesn't mean they can't be improved. Like, I know some are resistant to the concept, but in my view literally every headphone can be improved with EQ, and it is an indication of a better headphone if that improvement is more easily...
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    THE COMPOSER OPEN BACK FLAGSHIP by AUSTRIAN AUDIO

    I'd say they both measure 'reasonably' with a few quirks in both cases. The difference is that the Empy2 has meaningfully better harmonic distortion performance, which means you have a lot more flexibility with EQ as well. But with that said, yeah I'd say there are similarities with the tuning -...
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    I'd be careful about this, and I'm saying this because I also used to do this - until I started comparing with the 5128 and found that while yes, the RA0402 is more readable in the treble than the 0045s, there were also cases where meaningful information above 10khz was flatout missing. Now I...
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    Yeah re the study I'd agree. The main (intended) differences would be less mid treble on the Mg. However, I would not base judgments about the upper treble differences on 711 standard systems since they're not rated for accuracy up there. But on Jude's 5128 it definitely shows meaningful upper...
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    Cayin HA-300MK2 (2022) TOTL Transformer coupled Direct Heated Triode Tube HeadAmp (Page 91)

    Out of curiosity, what rig is this? But also, yes ARHL in the upper treble will have an impact on how that region is perceived - I'm not sure about the studies referenced, but hearing does roll off as a function of age. Also, definitely can't get an indication from measurements with non stock...
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    No I definitely REALLY like these. If I were buying a high end planar today it's probably between these and empy2. Although I haven't tried the E3 yet.
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    Hey now, technically you can find cases where cables do make a difference.
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    Psychoacoustics definitely. So like, this needs to be better studied, and we don't know what the psychoacoustic effect of driver distance/angle is, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's influential. With tubes I'm not so sure. But DAC filters probably not.
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    I'd expect it to be a bit more pronounced with the perf pads for most people, as it is for me. But it's not a massive difference.
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    My thoughts on soundstage probably won't be too popular here but in general soundstage (and specifically distance and locatedness) doesn't actually exist in stereo headphones. It's instead more of a spaciousness effect conferred by the relationship between the upper mids and treble -...
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    That's quite the continuum. The D8000 is an interesting case because it uses the driver's resonance frequency as a way of creating a kind of rounded bass effect. The Ab1266TC is designed to also incur the resonance frequency (should it be worn that way). It has zero damping yielding a very high...
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    The Drinking Fountain - Full-Size Headphone Discussion

    Probably depends on what you mean by 'deeply rooted' haha - but I also basically gave my thoughts on it already on that recent live stream.
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Why did you tag me in this thread here?
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    The Drinking Fountain - Full-Size Headphone Discussion

    Yeah the others spent more time with it than I did at various gatherings so I abstained. But it's a fair point that we should've mentioned that they didn't send us one for review. We did indicate "not enough time" with Bokeh, and since it was only heard briefly it wasn't included. Maybe next...
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    This lower mid thickness with the hybrid pads is definitely audible, but since the ear gain is quite normal it mainly just adds a bit of lushness and richness to the mids. The perf pads reduce this effect by increasing the distance between the lower mids and the higher part of the ear gain, but...
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    I don't blame people for making this mistake, and yes, people need to learn how to read the new graphs. But there should be no comparisons with raw data across rigs of any kind, let alone the 5128. You can't compare raw data for GRAS and the 4128 either, and those are both on the older standard...
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    I don't think people realize just how incompatible raw data from GRAS to B&K 5128 is. I've even seen various manufacturers make this same mistake, thinking "the 5128 is more accurate, but it should still be similar", or comparing 5128 data to Harman. This is all stuff that cannot and should not...
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    Yup. Even from this result though it indicates the Susvara has meaningfully more emphasis to 4.5khz and the rest of the treble in general, and that's also the difference I've observed in comparisons for that as well.
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    Mod House Audio Tungsten - Planar Magnetic Headphones - Impressions and Discussion

    Definitely there's a benefit to being able to do the measurements yourself, and actually running an FFT just to see how the headphone behaves in situ in real-time can be very revealing. There's a sense in which having all of this equipment is effectively 'cheating', and so I completely...
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