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  1. cscales

    HEDD Announces HEDDphone With AMT Technology

    This is a big thank you to Pataburd for this link and to Ted Allen for excellent work. I had Ted make a me a silver 1/2 meter 1/4" to banana cable to connect my HD800SDR to my integrated. Through emails it took less than an hour to hammer out the details and the cable was in the mail 3 days...
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    Most of my time with my hd800 has been Tidal HiFi>Mojo/Hugo>silver dragon>hd800SDR because historically I prefer a portable set up. All along I've had a nice tube amp available but only lately have I started to use it as part of a bedroom setup: Tidal>Hugo>Cayin Ha1a+Expensive Old...
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    Why high end headphones (and IEMs) are (mostly) hype.

    You explain what I'm thinking about very well. This is my concern in a nutshell. I had an experience recently which brought this to a head for me. There is a well known website specializing in headphone gear. It used to be my favorite source of reviews. Good writers, good comparisons, clear...
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    Why high end headphones (and IEMs) are (mostly) hype.

    I remember a time (now I sound old😁) when a reviewer (think Stereophile, Absolute Sound, Inner Fidelity) would 90% of the time preface a review with "this review unit is on loan and will be returned when the review is finished". When did that change?
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    Reply to review by 'cscales' on item 'Penon Orb'

    Tinny is not a misspelling of tiny? Explain, please? My apologies if I presumed😅.
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    The discovery thread!

    Picture this... You are interested in an iem. A reviewer writes "...and I pressed play on Dark Side and I was goooone...." ...and for you the rest of the review is irrelevant. Nothing Else Matters. You are sold. Ammendment to the definition of "seasoned audiophile".
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    Comment by 'cscales' in item 'BLON BL-05S'

    The color isnt ugly!! C'mon, Dude...it's a retro vibe. Think Grandma's blender from 1962...
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    oBravo Cupid

    What I actually dont like is people who think attacking is an appropriate substitute for nuance in a conversation. Keep going...
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    oBravo Cupid

    ...and his response to criticism is to laugh, deflect, and ridicule. Keep going...
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    oBravo Cupid

    ...and then after some criticism of the value of measurements, Crinacle's response: "Yeah, screw that guy" I have no words....
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    oBravo Cupid

    THAT is a review??? I have no horse in this race but on behalf of anyone who relies on reviews to make good choices: Crinacle is an embarrassment to audio reviewers. That was a very unprofessional review. This impression has been brewing but after reading this review it was time to comment.
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    Ok, Dreamer😎... Cook me up a "Tape 2 Ultra". Maybe Shuoer is listening....
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    I have Tape and want more of that. Hence following ESTs. Taaaaaaaaaaape......
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    Finally someone who speaks my language!😁 I thought everyone who listens to iems was a raised by dance club operators. There is hope for me. According to a BGGAR video, Conductor might be MY Golden set. He said it might be good for...jazz! 🥰 Maybe even classical???
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    I got the fit licked. New Bee rocks! Good to know about EJ.
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    Although...cool thing: BGGAR compared ( I just watched) EJ and Conductor and C is...wait for it...more balanced. !! "Balanced" = the iem version of neutrality?
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    Redrol, I will take your "too little" set!!
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    I'm laughing my ass off! I can barely figure out a good fit with tips never mind changing the sound signature. Yikes... Ruh Roh...now there's QC issues with EJ? Shhhhh...dont be starting rumours.
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    I hear you about Tape and EJ but the low end...I just dunno about that.
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    I suppose I could just EQ down the bass (heretic!! Burn...) of an EJ or Monarch? Can I do that with Tidal HiFi out of my phone? Does any of that even make sense?
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    But that bone conductor...😁 Seriously, would that not compensate enough for no DD or BA?
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    Shuoer impressions thread

    I know that "slam and rumble" is the popular tuning with iems these days but it's not for me. I AM digging my Tape and P1. I want more of that. I got excited about the EJ07 for the EST tech. I asked Linsoul: is the EJ an upgrade to the Tape? The Big Brother? Answer: No, completely...
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    What Happened to Head-Fi? (Rant)

    I'm thinking I'm really wasting my time following that iem thread. Too many 'Graph-heads'. Worse than bassheads...😁
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    Kennerton ODIN, MAGISTER, VALI, Magni, Gjallarhorn, Rögnir, Thridi, Wodan, Thekk, and Thror Discussion.

    It sounds like a great experience! What other headphones have you owned, just to put your comment in perspective?
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    What Happened to Head-Fi? (Rant)

    In the iem thread I'm reading people are going on about the night and day differences between 2 new iems. I'm new to iems and measurements. I'm just trying to educate myself. Are they really that different? They don't look that different to my eyes. Anyone with experience with measurements?
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