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  1. LostArk

    1964 Ears

    It took me six trips to 3 different audiologists before I got an acceptable set of impressions. I guess CIEMs are such a small fraction of clients needing impressions they can't be arsed to take the time to do them properly. Anyway, I've found that it's best to go in with a sample photo of...
  2. LostArk

    1964 Ears

    After putting in my order for the V6-S, I'm seriously worried that it won't have enough bass. Can anyone tell me how the bass of the V6-S and V8 compares to, say, the Shure SE535?
  3. LostArk

    Review by 'LostArk' on item 'Etymotic Research HF5 Portable In-Ear Earphones'

    The Etymotic HF5 suffers from a marked lack of bass. It might not be immediately apparent to many listeners, as the majority of pop songs produced in the last 5-10 years reproduce the “sound” of bass in the midrange so that listeners will “hear” bass through virtually any speakers. A good...
  4. LostArk

    1964 Ears

    Ordered a V6-S on Black Friday. Was wondering what type of cable connector it uses and if anyone had any suggestions for aftermarket cables. Did not get recessed sockets, btw. Thanks :)
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    GSM buzz-proof amp?

    Is there a portable amp that is iPhone 5/6 compatible and can be used sans GSM buzz without putting the phone into airplane mode? Thanks :)
  6. LostArk

    DT770 sidegrade options

    Not into modding, but thank you for the suggestion. I guess there's no such thing as a "cheap HD650," eh? Maybe I'll revisit the HD558...
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    DT770 sidegrade options

    After spending a lot of time with my Shure SE535, I'm finding the recessed mids / boom and tizz of my DT770 to be less appealing. I tried the HD558, which had decent mids, but the clarity was noticeably less across the board (not just treble), and I ended up returning them. Is there something in...
  8. LostArk

    CIEM Audiologist HELL

    The far left one is made from the incorrect material and has a large void (hard to see) that wax wouldn't help, the 2nd from the left doesn't fill the concha (none of them do, really). They all have problems that might result in fit issues, not only in my own estimation, but according to...
  9. LostArk

    CIEM Audiologist HELL

    So, I've been to two different audiologists a total of three times and none of my impressions have been satisfactory. The first audiologist didn't seem to know what she was doing, as the impressions came out wrong even after Sensaphonics gave her specific instructions. The second one seemed to...
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    Beyerdynamic T70p

    I bought these to compliment my T70's for portable use, but I didn't find them to sound any different than my T70's nor were they any easier to drive straight from portable devices. Basically they seem to me just like the regular T70's in every way, so no need to keep 'em! Mint condition, only...
  11. LostArk

    Headphones similar to T70

    I'm looking for a pair of 'beater' headphones under $200 to use at my workstation. Closed back, similar sound signature to the Beyer T70 (my favorite headphone). Looking for neutral, detailed, and flat sound. Must be closed back. Thanks!
  12. LostArk

    Apple AirPlay Hell: The Epic War Never Ends

    For the past 7+ years I have used an Airport Express and AirPlay (formerly AirTunes) connected to my receiver via S/PDIF. My first receiver was an el cheapo Sony 5.1 home theater in-a-box, and (ironically) it received the Airplay signal without issue. 3 years ago I upgraded my speakers to a nice...
  13. LostArk

    Apple Earpods

    Seems no one reads my original post :(   I know the Apple Earpods are ****, it's just that they're the only thing besides custom fit IEMs that are comfortable for me. I was just wondering if there was something in the Earpod form factor that might sound better. So far the only good...
  14. LostArk

    Apple Earpods

    Quote:   Thanks for the tip (pun intended)!
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    Apple Earpods

    Quote:   I'd like to have a pair of "beater" IEMs that I wouldn't have to worry about losing or breaking - you know, for the gym, stuffing in my pocket as I run out the door etc. The custom tips I got are more for when I want mega isolation at home or travelling. 
  16. LostArk

    Apple Earpods

    I was wondering if there are any IEMs similar to the Apple Earpods with respect to the fact that they don't have any kind of tip that inserts into the ear canal. I've tried IEM tips in every possible shape and material and all of them have been intolerably uncomfortable. I finally had some ear...
  17. LostArk

    IEMs for DT 770 owner

    I'm looking for IEM recommendations - budget is around $300. My full-size headphones are Beyer DT 770 Pro 80's that I absolutely love. I definitely prefer the Beyer sound signature to other headphones I've tried (AKG, Sennheiser). Thanks for the suggestions :)
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote: I'm in the same boat as you; I own a pair of DT 770 Pro 80's and I'm looking for something more neutral. I'm leaning heavily toward the AKG Q701, which are known for their soundstage. Perhaps you should consider them as well.
  19. LostArk

    Pictures metaphoring the sound of your headphones

    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80       THUNDER & LIGHTNING
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    Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones

    Quote:  Under no legitimate circumstances will the dynamic range of vinyl ever exceed the dynamic range of CD, under any frequency.   http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Myths_(Vinyl)   "Digital" isn't better than vinyl. Red Book audio can be (and 99% of the time is)...
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote: I looked at the HE-400 and the FR drops off dramatically in the midrange. I think my Beyers sound just about purrrfect if I bump the EQ by 3db at 4K. Meh. I'm thinking it's probably not worth the money to upgrade to the k701's since I'd need to get an O2+ODAC too. Oh well.
  22. LostArk

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote: From what I hear even the 880's still have slightly recessed mids. The only reason I mentioned the E10 was because I hear it's insufficient to drive a pair of k701's, which supposedly benefit the most from a tube amp?    edit:   I listen to mostly to extreme metal...
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    I'm looking for the most clear & detailed headphones under $300, but I hear the 250ohm Beyer DT880's can be sibilant and I don't have the budget for an amp/dac that can make the 600ohm version sing. So, with that being said, are there any other options that would play nice with a FiiO E10?
  24. LostArk

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote:   Open or closed, doesn't matter which.   Would a FiiO E10 be enough to power the 600ohm Beyers? Or should I get the 250ohm?
  25. LostArk

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Currently using a pair of DT 770 Pro 80's, which I got just for the bass / fun factor, but I've recently noticed they're lacking in detail (vs. my previous HD280's) as well as featuring slightly recessed mids.    So, I'm looking for the most balanced, clear & detailed headphone I can find...
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