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  1. yonyz

    Looking to improve the comfort of my headphones

    Hi,   I have a pair of Noontec Zoro.  They sound good enough to me, however after an hour or so they get uncomfortable and my ears start to ache.  I don't know if it's because they're on-ear or not, but their clamp seems decent to me, not too forceful.   I couldn't find any 3rd party pads...
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    What frequencies should I make louder for increased bass when men talk in movies?

    Hi,   I want to get a little more bass that I feel SHOULD be there when certain men talk in movies. I just don't know which frequencies to make louder. I am trying to achieve that with Jriver's Parametric EQ 2.   Example of such male voice (the one with the black metal suit) (!!SPOILER FOR...
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    ESI Juli@ (PCI version)

    A used ESI Juli@ for sale. Missing breakout cable (can be found for $15 on eBay [aftermarket]). Does not include original box.   In perfect working condition. One of the original screws that connect the two pieces of the card (it has a swappable piece) was lost so I put another screw, a...
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    SMSL M8 or Schiit Modi (Uber)? Kinda urgent due to sell ending in 12h

    Hi,   The SMSL M8 is on sale on Massdrop for $175 instead of $250. I need a DAC because my GPU causes electromagnetic interference to my sound card (ESI Juli@) when it's under load (gaming).   I'd like to be able to add software effects in the future, so I need an optical input, which is...
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    Can I add virtual surround if my sound card doesn't have it?

    Hi,   If I buy a sound card or USB DAC which don't have any virtual surround or "enhancement" features, like presets for movies and all that, is there some standalone software that has them? I'm torn between an expensive sound card (Essence STX II for $260) and a USB DAC (Schiit Modi for just...
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    Alternatives to Apple EarPods for the gym?

    Hi,   I bought a Sansa Clip Jam and the earphones it comes with are not loud enough for the gym. They're not sealed, but I don't like sealed ones anyway. I used to have an iPhone 5 with EarPods and loved them. They were loud and very comfortable, and sounded good too. Are there better...
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    Bongiovi DPS (Digital Power Station)

    Hi everyone,   I've come across this system-wide audio software that's available for PCs, Macs and iOS devices. I couldn't find any threads about it, so I figured I'd open one myself. I've just installed the 2-day trial and will give it a try tomorrow, since it's too late to use speakers.  ...
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    Infinity SM-85 or Microlab SOLO6C or Samson Resolv A6/A8?

    Hi,   For music and occasionally movies, would you choose the SOLO6C or the Infinity SM-85 + T-amp? Another affordable option is to grab a used Resolv A6 or A8.   Overall price for all systems is very similar.   Thanks.
  9. yonyz

    Samson Resolv A6 or MicroLab SOLO6C (for multimedia use)

    Hi,   So after doing a lot of research the past 3 days, I've boiled down my options to these two, which cost the same (the Samson used and the MicroLab new):   Samson Resolv A6 MicroLab SOLO6C   I'll be listening to lots of music, and I'll watch a movie once a week or two. I currently use...
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    Creative T20 speakers make "pop" sound when turned on and off

    Hi,   I've had my T20 speakers since 2009 or so. A few days ago my brother bought Microlab FC330 speakers which were connected to my computer until today, since we were working on setting up his new computer and all that. So, the T20 were not used for 4 days or so.   I just plugged them back...
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    Gigaworks T20 - loud pop sound when turned off

    Hi, In the last two days, my Creative Gigaworks T20 speakers have been making loud pop sounds whenever I turned them off. They are connected directly to an ESI Juli@ audio card. The speakers also have an headphone out, and my new Noontec Zoro headphones produce weird noise every few minutes...
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    Woodees IESW101V

    Woodees IESW101V Vintage Noise Isolating Stereo Earphones   What do you think of these? They are made of wood. I only read a handful of reviews, but all were positive, saying they are very "musical" and "natural" sounding. They are 50 bucks on Amazon.
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    ATH-M50 connected to Creative speakers' headphone out

    Hi, I currently have an ESI Juli@ sound card. It's pretty good (audiophile standards aside) but I feel it isn't good enough for my ATH M50 headphones. I connected my headphones to Creative T40 speakers' headphone output (no headphone out on the sound card) and I don't know if it ruins the sound...
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    Fixing ATH-M50: Right speaker not working

    Hi, I have a pair of Audio Technica M50. I bought them at mid 2007 and at some point the right speaker stopped working, so recently I bought a new pair of elements after some testing that proved the right speaker was dead. I checked each of the new elements to work, and I soldered them, but...
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    Replacing ATH-M50 cable

    Hi, my Audio Technica ATH M50's cable has died. Somewhere along the cable, the right speaker wire is disconnected. Or that's what I believe, because I've ripped open the cable plug and it was fine, and so is the case with the other end of the cable, which goes into the headphones.   So I...