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  1. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio E3 Review: Interview, Measurements, Impressions

    These are the most useful reviews. I don't need some goofball with 10,000 dollar power conditioners and 20,000 dollar interconnects telling me how organic something sounds.
  2. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio E3 Review: Interview, Measurements, Impressions

    Well it is listed as 40g heavier than the Stealth, which is not an insignificant number. Will you continue the Ether line with lighter weight alternatives? Another question, what acoustic properties/advantages would a flat backing have over a back that is angled/rounded or irregular in shape?
  3. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio E3 Review: Interview, Measurements, Impressions

    I have some questions. Why E3 as opposed to Ether3? You pride yourself on making lightweight headphones, so why use glass for the backing of the cups instead of something that's rigid yet lighter? Are those two holes on the backs of the cups bass ports?
  4. TMRaven

    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Got my Elex in yesterday. I had tried out an Elear a long time ago when I used to be into the journey. First impressions of the Elex are as follows: -Yeah the cables really are as bad as they say. Super stiff and prone to kinking. I have to work potential future kinks out every time I put...
  5. TMRaven

    Massdrop x Focal Elex Review & Measurements

    Jeez, I had just ordered an Elex off headphones.com and I started hearing about the large number of failing drivers people are experiencing with them. I hope Focal has either quietly resolved the voice coil issue or they have a good RMA experience.
  6. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Ok guys last post with measurements for a long while, I promise. It seems as though the R70X uses some very capable drivers and the enclosure/earpad interaction looks to have very minimal ringing, so it makes a good candidate for EQ. I'm generally against EQ as it can ruin the timbre...
  7. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Day1 of trying to improve the sound of the Brainwavz Velour XL pads. I tried differing layers of felt, both with and without small holes in the center of them. Much to my surprise, the holes were the worst variations. What ended up being the best was 1 layer of 2-ply TP applied inside each...
  8. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Yes they are slightly warm and have a non-fatiguing treble.
  9. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    So a handful of days ago I ordered some Brainwavz Velour Memory Foam XL pads after reading some suggestions on them when it came to improving the comfort of the R70X. I received them today and promptly put them on my R70X to listen-- and feel-- them. First thing's first, their comfort is out...
  10. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    I think their soundstage is rather average-- just slightly outside your head. Imaging however is fantastic. Sound decays in such a natural and airy way without exaggerated emphasis on upper treble. Instruments sound 'free' and 'lifted.'
  11. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Very first impressions of these! They are exceptionally compact and lightweight. Featherweight if you will. I've been so accustomed to my AD700 and over monstrously large open planars over the past several years that these feel like a toy by comparison. Their build quality and appearance...
  12. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Ok thanks for the replies guys. The best comparison I can find is Rtings's objective reviews of the R70x and AD700x-- which should be similar to the AD700-- it looks like the clamping pressure is very similar, and earpad style also somewhat similar. I'll go ahead and give these a shot and...
  13. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    I'm not too terribly concerned about driving them or in-depth sound qualities. I have the Jotunheim that can dish out enough juice, and the Ether2 when I want to listen to music. I'm mostly looking for comfort (mostly in the form of light weight and low clamping force), and then neutrality in...
  14. TMRaven

    Audio-Technica ATH-R70x - In-Depth Review & Impressions

    Hey guys, I haven't been on this forum in forever. My longtime companions the AD700s are on their final legs. I've gone through so many headphones on my 8 year journey back in the day, and the AD700 were one of the first two headphones I've bought that are still with me 13 years later. For me...
  15. TMRaven

    Is 'slam'/'macrodynamics'/'impact' a real thing? (Outside of frequency response)

    A lot of the supposedly more dynamic headphones agreed upon by subjective listening happen to have higher amounts of distortion than the ones that are of very low distortion. As an example, the Abyss just completely falls apart at really high SPLs.
  16. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    every square is 5db. 70db scale overall. measured on EARS with Ether2 yes.
  17. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Upper midrange tends to get affected the most by ear placement within the pads, because it's the portion of the frequency response that naturally sees gain from the pinna of the ears. I did these measurements recently for the Ether2 thread, comparing two separate measurements each of the ears...
  18. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Getting consistent tensioning is everything in the world of planar magnetics. Inconsistent tensioning is what plagued Audeze for years.
  19. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    I dunno about limp transient response-- whatever that is supposed to mean. Amir at audio science review measured the Stealth to settle extremely fast. For 'less limp' and more 'hard and girthy,' you can EQ in some 10khz treble spike, so you can feel more of a penetrating sound.
  20. TMRaven

    ETHER 2: Impressions and Discussion

    The conversation of ear placement within the pads and how it (significantly) alters the sound for the better when the ears are pushed towards the rear of the pads piqued my interest. While listening to Turn Blue from Black Keys I was playing around with my ear placement within the pads. I...
  21. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Nothing wrong with 320kbps files.
  22. TMRaven

    How can I remove the smell of tobacco from headphones?

    I once head to try to remove the smell of smoke from some beats pros headphones I bought for a friend. It was a long process that took several days, and I still never fully got rid of the smell. Most of the smell gets soaked into the pads and headband, so best possible solution would be to...
  23. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Seems like he's genuinely trying, but just not quite seasoned enough yet with 'talking to camera' reviews. I'll admit, talking to nobody is super awkward.
  24. TMRaven

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Thought you were talking about Zeos for a second.
  25. TMRaven

    Is 'slam'/'macrodynamics'/'impact' a real thing? (Outside of frequency response)

    From my experience, it's just a matter of SPL, or rather, how much bass the headphone is putting out-- rather that be from added distortion or not. The louder you crank the volume, the more quantity of bass the headphone will put out. The ability to produce bass at very high SPLs is largely...
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