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    DT770 cable has developed permanent twists; how to fix?

    I have a pair of DT770's that I use during the workday and store in a drawer when not in use. I wrap the cable in circles around the headphones. While in use, I keep the headphones plugged into a laptop on a standing desk, with the bulk of the cord dangling off the desk. After owning the...
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    DT770: possible to tighten earcup adjustment mechanisms?

    I contacted Beyerdynamic about this issue and because my headphones had been purchased less than one year ago, they sent me a free replacement kit for the parts shown in atarione's video. That ended up fixing the problem.
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    ER4PT microphonics: are the cables supposed to be this sensitive?

    I exchanged my old, dying ER6i's for a new set of ER4PT's through ER's official exchange program.  I read about microphonics in the reviews before doing the exchange, but I didn't realize it would be this noticeable.  If I barely bump the braided cables or the plastic junction piece that...
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    Didn't like any of the eartips that came with my ER4PTs - are IEMs just not for me?

    I just wanted to post an update to this thread.  I bought the Comply variety pack:   http://www.complyfoam.com/variety-pack/   and found that their foam ear tips are much more comfortable than any of the ones that came with my ER4PT's.  Interestingly I found the "isolation" eartips to be...
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    Didn't like any of the eartips that came with my ER4PTs - are IEMs just not for me?

    I bought a pair of ER4PTs and found that my ears always feel sore after wearing the ER4PTs for only 30 min - 1 hour.  This occurs with all of the included eartips - foam and flange.  Given that I bought these mainly to use on long flights, this is unacceptable.  I see that there are other brands...
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    Ambient Music

    Do you all find that ambient music benefits from nice headphones and an amp/DAC as much as any other genre, or is there not as much benefit because the music is simpler with less detail?
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    Ambient Music

    Here's an artist I could only find a couple references to on HF:   https://maxcorbacho.bandcamp.com/album/ars-lucis       He has other albums, but that one is my favorite so far, with "The Ocean Inside" being my second favorite.   I would describe Ars Lucis as being more "light...
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    Bandcamp takes a very long time to play next track on mobile device

    I'm not sure if this is an appropriate forum for this post, but since bandcamp doesn't have a help forum and a lot of members here find music on bandcamp, I thought I'd post this to see if anyone has any ideas.   I find that whenever I stream music from the bandcamp website via my android...
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    Ambient Music

    Thanks for the recommendation, I didn't know about SomaFM.   Is it true that 128 kbps is indistinguishable from 320 kbps for ambient music, and/or that the bitrate matters less for this type of music?  That's a test I've been meaning to do but haven't tried yet.
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    Ambient Music

    As a general question, how do you all find new dark ambient music (other than reading forum threads such as this one)?  I am new to the dark ambient genre and really like what I have heard so far, but I'm wondering how to go about finding new music given that this seems to be a very niche...
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    definition of a headphone's "noise ceiling"

    I was reading reviews for the DT770 Pro 80 ohm on Amazon and came across this:   If you want the best "dedicated amp-less" listening, then the 80 ohms is the best balance between low noise ceiling for listening devices like the iPhone, but not low enough to introduce unwanted noise...
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    general question about headphone sound quality and amps

    Quote: Originally Posted by thomaspf I personally only have limited experience with the equalizers shipping as part of ntrack 4.1 and the Behringer DEQ2496 ($) which is an external digital equalizer that I use for room correction. The ParEQ is a parametric equalizer ($) implemented as...
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    general question about headphone sound quality and amps

    Quote: Originally Posted by thomaspf Most better software equalizers are implemented in the floating point domain where things like 0dbfs have little meaning. In fact the quality you can expect to get from a software equalizer is much higher then what you usually get from an analog...
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    general question about headphone sound quality and amps

    Quote: Originally Posted by cosmopragma Not at all.Think about attack and decay or transient response, dependant on the mass in relation to the affecting power.How fast a transducer reacts is measurable and clearly audible. What exactly is meant by "attack"? I'm assuming decay is...
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    general question about headphone sound quality and amps

    Quote: Originally Posted by AdamWill special k: er, just do what I did. The Neuros' EQ isn't very well designed, if you increase any frequency it distorts...so I just reduce the ones I don't want and increase the volume, which gives the exact same effect as increasing the frequencies you...
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    Need recommendations for ~$100 closed phones

    Quote: Originally Posted by tradja I second the XD400 and second/third/whatever the A500. I greatly enjoy my V6 (listening to them right now!) but they are not in the same league as these other two, especially in refinement and soundstage. A500 or XD400 for all the right reasons...
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    Need recommendations for ~$100 closed phones

    OK, I read some more reviews on this board and I think I will go with either the Sony xd400 or the AT A500. People's reviews (there aren't many directly comparing these two, though) seem to suggest that these two are very similar, so having said that, should I just go with the XD400 because they...
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    Need recommendations for ~$100 closed phones

    Quote: Originally Posted by guvnor you planning on taking them anywhere? they're massive. and open headphone leak a lot of sound. if someone's in my room listening to open headphones, I can hear all the words and sing along. they don't do a good job of keeping sound out either...
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    Need recommendations for ~$100 closed phones

    Wow, looks like I have lots of choices here: 1. Audio Technica A500 2. Senn HD280 3. Sony MDR-V6 4. Senn HD201 + amp 5. Sony MDR-XD400 6. Sony MDR-D66 7. Grado SR-80? SunByrne says they leak a lot, sgrossklass says they don't leak too much, hmmm So far it looks like the A500s are...
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    Need recommendations for ~$100 closed phones

    Wow, more choices than I expected. I was not aware that people used amplifiers for headphones until I started searching around this and other sites looking for recommendations. Having said that, I have a question: do headphones have any form of amplification inside of them, or are they driven...
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