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  1. frtorreira

    Equalizing DT880s

    Well, check out the freq response of the dt880: http://www.headphonesguru.com/My_Hom...es/Page23.html It's much flatter than the one provided by headroom. I can't read the numbers on the axis. The scale is certainly different. What do you think now? I am pretty much satisfied with -3dB at...
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    Equalizing DT880s

    I have settled on -3dB at 9KHz. This removes the unwanted sibilance. Apart from this issue I really like these headphones.
  3. frtorreira

    Equalizing DT880s

    Quote: Originally Posted by Pibborando I would like to better understand how the Rockbox EQ works. What is Q? Me too. I have no idea what Q is Maybe someone else on this forum can help us
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    Equalizing DT880s

    Hello, I got myself a pair of dt880 two weeks ago and enjoy them a lot. However I am little concerned about the treble being a little bit too sibilant sometimes. This of course depends on the recording. Now I am thinking that it would be wise to reduce the spike their frequency response has...
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    barqy

    Anthony was a great seller to deal with. No reservations.
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    experimental evidence for burn-in?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Psiga To my knowledge, there are few or no Standardized Scientific Tests™ which reliably put a headphone through its paces on those teeeeensy tiny details; the things that go beyond generalized frequency and amplitude. So. This doesn't solve the riddle...
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    experimental evidence for burn-in?

    Quote: Originally Posted by DoomzDayz i dont know why no one has ever attempted a frequency response out of the box and much later. of course this would not be the whole story. Well, this would be interesting too. I am more interested in perceptual studies though.
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    experimental evidence for burn-in?

    Thanks 1Time. I had already read it. I am not asking about personal observations or even miniexperiments conducted by some college student in their dorm, but rather about carefully controlled experiments, perhaps published in a journal article, some kind of report, etc. I suppose the industry...
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    experimental evidence for burn-in?

    Hi, I would like to know if there is any experimental evidence of burn-in effects on headphones. If so, I would appreciate the references. I don't intend to open a new debate or hear about personal experiences. I am just curious if any controlled perceptual experiment has addressed this issue.
  10. frtorreira

    Beyerdynamic DT880 = Wow!

    Just got my first pair 3 hours ago and using them right now :-) These cans sound amazing. My SR80 can't compete with these in any way. I am powering them through my M-Audio 410 Firewire. I can't wait to get my hands on a decent amp!!
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    M-Audio 410 Firewire

    Well, in case you have tried it but didn't know the name, this is what I am talking about: http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...e410-main.html
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    M-Audio 410 Firewire

    Hello, I have ordered a pair of decent cans (Beyerdynamic dt880) and a Headphonia portable amp. Now I wonder if my M-Audio 410 Firewire, which I mainly use for my speech recordings (I am a phonetician), will be a decent DAC for my new equipment. The M-Audio 410 Firewire has two headphone...
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    Speakers for the dorm room

    I have a pair of Swans m200 and like them a lot. However I am wondering if I shouldn't get the Insignias from my local BB since I will be moving to Europe in 3 weeks and they are not available there. Does anyone know if the insignias + decent amp will significantly outperform the swans? If I...
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    BeyerDynamic owners unite...

    Quote: Originally Posted by Pibborando Oh they will. I can't wait to see how they compare with the SR80. After all I paid $350 for the new rig. I know they will not blow them away, but expect at least to find a significant improvement in SQ and comfort. We'll see :-)
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    ipod dock line-out cable worth it?

    Well, I ordered a cable from barqy. He said he used the same components as turbo for half the price. I hope it will work fine. Thanks anyway for your advice!
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    BeyerDynamic owners unite...

    Yesterday I ordered a pair of dt 880's along with a Headphonia amp. I will use them with my rockboxed ipod nano (+ dock-to-mini cable, hopefully). This is my first decent rig, at a cost of around $350. I would appreciate any comment while waiting for this stuff. Sometimes I feel guilty for...
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    ipod dock line-out cable worth it?

    Hello again, I just got an answer from Turbo. It seems his dock to mini cable is $20 more expensive than one I found at qables (the cheapest one sells for ~$32, without shipping). Qables also has more expensive cables. Do you think I will notice the difference with my new equipment between...
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    ipod dock line-out cable worth it?

    Thanks, I just sent a PM to Turbo. I hope the cable won't be very expensive.
  19. frtorreira

    ipod dock line-out cable worth it?

    Hi all! I just ordered a pair of Beyerdynamic's DT 880 and a HEADPHONIA Portable Headphone Amp PRO. I own a 1st gen ipod nano which I currently use with my Grados SR80. My question is, in order to take advantage of my new equipment, should I buy a dock line-out cable or is the nano headphone...
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    What after Grados SR80?

    I finally got a pair of Beyerdynamics dt 880 for $247 including shipping. I had the opportunity to try the Sennheisers this week and found that the sound was too laid-back. I have heard so much good about the beyers that I have decided to give them a try. I have also read a good review of...
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    What after Grados SR80?

    Thanks for the advice. Most of my music is either in a lossless format or in ogg -q6, which is not bad to most ears. I think I will wait a little and spend more money. From your answers I see that with such a reduced budget I would take a sidestep rather than a step forward. In the meantime I...
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    What after Grados SR80?

    Hi, Would it be possible to improve my listening experience by spending no more than $100-200? I use Grado SR80 phones plugged to the headphone output of an M-AUDIO 410 Firewire soundcard. I listen almost exclusively to classical and early music, mostly chamber. In general I like the sound of...
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