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  1. JulesK

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless - Impressions Thread

    For me, the clamp is fine.  I don't have a lot to compare them to, but they are quite comfortable to me, and I wear glasses.  The one downside to the materials (metal, leather, etc.) is that they are on the heavier side, so it's hard for me to imagine them clamping less and still being stable on...
  2. JulesK

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless - Impressions Thread

    I received a pair from Crutchfield, which was selling them before the "official" release date.  As much as I value performance/sound, I value being wireless more, and have been using a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones since when they were first released.  Given all the innovation in the...
  3. JulesK

    PSB M4U 2

    Agree that the Mute button requires too much force. You also have to press in the right place (raised icon). But it does work, but hard enough that taking headphones off is a viable alternative.
  4. JulesK

    UE900 or TripleFi 10vi for a Westone ES5 owner?

    This may be an odd question, but I'm looking an IEM to complement the ES5 I currently have.  The sound of the ES5 is spectacular, but perhaps a bit too refined (and too smooth in the treble).  Plus, and this may banish me from the site, I really find iDevice remote controls on the cable to be...
  5. JulesK

    Ultimate Ears UE 900 Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Quote: Interesting.  I have a Westone ES5 (actually, only the left one because I am partially deaf, so the cable is wired by Westone to put both channels into a single IEM), and the one criticism I have with it is that the treble is too smooth/inoffensive.  Bass and mids are incredible...
  6. JulesK

    Ultimate Ears UE 900 Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Quote:   Lots of comparisons to the 535 and Westone 4R on this thread; not sure anyone has compared them to the MTPC's, which I guess may tell you something (either about the MTPCs or the biases on this site...).  I'm really looking at the UE 900's closely.  The "small bore" issue is a...
  7. JulesK

    Sony MDR-1RBT Impressions?

    Quote: I have the -1RBTs, and although I haven't heard the -1Rs to make an A-B comparison, I would have to imagine that they they are very close in sound, but not absolutely the same.  They sounded good enough that I gave my brother my Sennheiser Momentums.  I have A-B'd them against a pair...
  8. JulesK

    PSB M4U 2

    Quote: I was able to try these headphones on a plane, and the noise cancellation was good.  Not as good as the Bose QC15s, and NC worked primarily on the lower engine rumbling. You could hear the pilot on the intercom and surrounding conversations fairly well (and really well when you press...
  9. JulesK

    PSB M4U 2

    Quote: They are comfortable, but not as comfortable as some other headphones I've tried such as the Senn Momentum or the Sony -1R line.  Certainly not painful after an hour of use (or longer).  But they are heavy, and noticeably more clamping force than lighter headphones, and that...
  10. JulesK

    PSB M4U 2

    Quote: I spent about 45 minutes last night doing a bunch of A-B comparisons with the 1RBTs.  The biggest differences with the M4U in active mode are (i) a much greater sense of depth to the music; (ii) greater dynamic range (you have to be careful, because loud passages can really jump...
  11. JulesK

    Sony MDR-1RBT Impressions?

    I realize that there are some comments re. these headphones in the big MDR-1R thread, but is anyone aware of a good, detailed review of these headphones?  Or, if you have them, I'd be interested in your impressions.  I recognize that the compression inherent in sending audio through bluetooth...
  12. JulesK

    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Quote:   Great.  Now something else I have to be paranoid about.  I just plugged mine in and burned them in for about 15 hours (in 2-3 hour chunks) while not wearing them; they don't seem worse for the wear!
  13. JulesK

    Headphone amp with a "mono" switch

    Quote: Not yet.  I wrote Beyerdynamic, and they said that you only need to bridge the output jacks on the A1 amp to make it run mono, which is perfect for me.  (Auditor with XLR-RCA adapters would do the same thing, but I've read that running it unbalanced isn't ideal.)  Anyway, I'm...
  14. JulesK

    Help - Bridging the Headphone Output of an Amp (Beyerdynamic T1): Is It Safe?

    This is a somewhat odd question, so I hope somebody much more technically adept than I can answer it.  I am completely deaf in one ear and want to wire an adapter cable so that it takes a stereo signal from a 1/4" jack out of a headphone amp and converts it into a mono signal at the other...
  15. JulesK

    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Quote:   Many thanks for these impressions. I've only started dabbling in headphones, and it's always good to learn how different headphones respond to different portable amps, etc.  For me, there would need to be a pretty meaningful improvement to convince me to take on a portable...
  16. JulesK

    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Quote: I've been following this part of the thread with interest, and would love to hear any impressions of those who have tried the Momentum with a portable amp.  I would love an amp that tightened up (read: toned down) the bass and perhaps brought out the mids more.  I realize that an amp...
  17. JulesK

    Headphone amp with a "mono" switch

    Many thanks for the responses.  The SPL amps are the ones I remember seeing.  I just wish that they had regular RCA jacks...
  18. JulesK

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Quote: It obviously stinks that the headphones you received from Amazon (at a very, very nice discount) may be defective.  Returning such an expensive item isn't the same as a $50 item in my experience; you may have to either be around for a UPS pick-up or go to a UPS location.  Stinks...
  19. JulesK

    Headphone amp with a "mono" switch

    Does anyone know of a high-end headphone amp that has a "mono" switch (i.e., that will combine both channels before outputting to the headphone jack)?  I recall seeing one somewhere on this site, but can't seem to find it again, and I wasn't having much luck searching this forum (but I may not...
  20. JulesK

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Quote: Thanks.  Here's a twist:  I'm completely deaf in one ear, so right now I set my iPhone to "mono" (under the "Accessibility" menu in "Settings") and in effect get both channels on the left "side".  Otherwise, you just miss a lot of the music by listening only to the left channel. ...
  21. JulesK

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Quote:   Many thanks for the tip, but I did have one (dumb) question: Are you suggesting that I run the iDevice through the NuForce and then into the A1 amp (and the T1)?  I'm assuming that's what you meant, but just wanted to confirm.
  22. JulesK

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Boy, this is a long thread, and since I can't read it all, here's my question:  Does anyone have the following set-up - iPhone/iPod -> LOD-RCA -> A1 Amp -> T1?  I did an extended demo of the T5p, and while the "airiness"/space, clarity and detail were wonderful (incredible, actually, which is...
  23. JulesK

    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Anyone have any impressions of the SQ change with burn in?  Thanks.  
  24. JulesK

    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Quote: I wear glasses, and the nice thing about the Momentum is that the earpieces are small, and so long as they work for you (and you wear glasses), they exert pressure on the arms of the glasses pretty close to your ear, where it really doesn't make a difference.  You can tell that...
  25. JulesK

    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Quote: I'm fairly fortunate to have small enough ears for the earpads to fit around my ears.  I do wear glasses, but I've tried the Momentum both with and without.  Don't get me wrong:  I think that the Momentum has the best clarity among the headphones it competes with (blows away the...
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