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  1. b0ck3n

    Sound Science Corner Pub

    I was one of the ppl who really had no knowledge or experience of audio, and was just looking for the best possible headphone as sort of an underground, recording artist. As a total newbie I went through different stages at a rapid rate. At first, the overwhelming majority of audiophiles - many...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    No worries! It's been over for a while now.
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    Sound Science Corner Pub

    I said that there are sub-genres of metal that are closely related to classical.
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    Sound Science Corner Pub

    I cleaned up the schiit in my post.
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    Sound Science Corner Pub

    Whoa, why the completely uncalled for shot at metal? Musically empty?! 'Cmon man, as a lover of classical you should know that sub-genres of metal are the closest you'll get to classical in modern music. And I'll take a well recorded/produced and dynamic metal album over a Schiitty one any day...
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    Sound Science Corner Pub

    My wife's not actually a sloth, but she sure as hell reminds me of one. And really, aren't all wives hell-spawn monsters in their own ways?
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    Sound Science Corner Pub

    It's funny because I haven't been around here since back when "He who shan't be named" caused a right shitstorm on HeadFi, but I recognize all the names you listed (well Ethan's a no-brainer) and probably for good reason. That is actually my wife. I don't know what she's doing on another man's...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    The venue was an accoustical nightmare, and my bandmates happened to prefer wedges, so I sacrificed my hearing for the performance that night. But that was the only time I ever saw real world use of distortion free loudness, and it was an extreme situation.
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    My bad, 120 dB SPL @ 1 mW.
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    I'm sorry if it rubs people the wrong way when I over-simplify. I do so purposely because I don't think the mystique that surrounds audio tech serves the consumers. I understood you perfectly. I've used inears at ridiculous volumes on stage. It's probably insufficient to try and compare the...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    You tell me. That was one of the questions I hoped to see answered when I posted this thread.
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    And that is exactly what I take issue with.
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    I'm chiefly interested in CIEMs, and while I know they're all individually tuned and tested, I have no idea what variations they're willing to accept. But to sum up, not only does 12 drivers per ear allow for distortion-free loudness but also enables more precise manipulation of frequency...
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    The science behind multi-driver IEMs

    I have searched the interwebz for the answer to this question but failed to satisfy my curiosity: what is the reasoning behind using 5-10 drivers per earpiece, as we see in flagship IEMs? I'm going to start off by making a few assumptions, just to let you know that I'm not that lazy. Firstly...
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    I'd never heard of masking frequencies before today but I am familiar with the phenomenon, truly fascinating stuff. The validity of EQ is beyond question but I've always had difficulties with its implementation when purely for music playback - I'm curious how do you guys use it? Do you ever...
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    Westone ES5

    Quote:   I think you should do closed mouth impressions. I have the same issue and if I ever have new ones made, they'll be closed mouth. Everyone has different canals, varying degrees of tissue mobility, and no one method suits all. Tell your audiologist about your problems and work on a...
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    Westone ES5

    Obviously the right course of action here is to sack the right-earpiece-technician.
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    Westone ES5

    Hm, my right earpiece has always been troublesome too (been through 3 sets). I just figured that was Hyde being Hyde.
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    Westone ES5

    A year ago you could have lots of communication going back and forth with Westone, but since their products are hugely popular now they're outsourcing that onto their local dealers. If your local dealer inspected and approved your impressions, why would Westone have to? Ask your local dealer to...
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    Westone ES5

    I'm on my third set. I've waited for my ES5s for a total of maybe 6 months. The process of actually making your pair only takes a couple of hours, they probably haven't seen your molds yet.
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    Westone ES5

    Quote: My mistake. You did list the iBasso DX100 however and it seems to test really transparent (http://www.markuskraus.com/RMAA/dx100.htm). What didn't you like about it in that setup?
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    Westone ES5

    Quote:   Doesn't that just imply that you simply don't like the ES5 as is? You've obviously tried it with proven "clean" sources such as the iPhone 4.
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    Westone ES5

    @kaikai1805: They all sound the same so stick to something that you find aesthetically pleasing and doesn't tangle. Alot of people have reported that their clear cables turn green pretty fast, so unless you think green's funky you might wanna stay clear (pun most definitely intended) of that...
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    Westone ES5

    I'd be up for that, IF I actually had my set with me >.<
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    Westone ES5

    Customs can be measured as long as their tips fit your testing equipment. Most microphone coupler test jigs are sized to fit conventional IEM tips, Westone obviously use custom ones. I thought about shipping my set to NwAvGuy for testing but since we couldn't be sure if they'd actually fit his...
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