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  1. raddle

    measurements are models

    Measurements of audio equipment can never be the ultimate arbiter of the accuracy of reproduction of a system; only listening can be that. Measurements are models.   An example of a model is a map that Google Maps produces. It shows you roads and buildings. If you use the map to get to a...
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    warm? timbre character?

    I heard both the LCD-2 and the HD800 at a meet, and I prefer the LCD-2. I think I like "warm" sound, but I was thinking about something. I know that some people characterize very warm sound as a coloration (something not neutral). However, I noticed that the LCD-2 had what I would call "timbre...
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    Does your system sound amazing at night sometimes?

    I'm asking this question here because I think high-end guys would be more likely to notice. There is more RF contamination of the power lines during the day. I don't have speakers nor all that great headphones, but I've noticed they sound REALLY UNUSUALLY good right now at about 4 am. I don't...
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    ASIO superior?

    I'm just getting into computer audio using FooBar, and I'm wondering if using the ASIO interface gives superior sound. Any experience with that? Dennis
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    good headphones for Little Dot Mk IV SE

    Right now I'm using an HD650 with my Little Dot Mk IV SE amplifier. I'm wondering if I could get some opinions on good 'phones for upgrading. I'm mainly a classical music listener. I like a warm midrange. I'd like to keep it around $1000 or less. I know that the Hifiman HE500 is one possibility...
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    Black Dragon V2 cable for Sennheiser HD650

    Just wanted to share my enthusiasm at discovering the Black Dragon Version 2 replacement cable for my Sennheiser HD650. I've always liked the warmth of the HD650 but felt it lacks heft and impact. I was using the Cardas cable with it and I felt that enhanced the midrange some and conveyed more...