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    Time to replace my 20+ year old Headphones (HD 25 SP) -- reality check?

    Hi all,   I've had a pair of Sennheiser HD 25 SP headphones for 20-25 years (!) -- but these good old boys are finally nearing the end of the line.   These days I mostly use them with a keyboard setup I have at home. I also hope my kid will use them when she plays our home setup.  ...
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    Make an IEM stem more tacky/sticky?

    Quote: Originally Posted by azncookiecutter Using blu-tak on my Apple In-Ears right now, works brilliantly. You mean that blue putty stuff? Doesn't it just get squished out the other end when you slide the tip on?
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    Make an IEM stem more tacky/sticky?

    You don't mean to heat-shrink onto the stem? (there seems some potential for trouble -- ie, I could imagine the shrinking tube could even fracture the the stem) What would peroxide do? (I had cleaned the stem/inside of tip with a bit of soap) Any other ideas? (I'm thinking I might wrap a...
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    Westone UM3x for 190eur! Need some help!

    I have no comment on whether they are trustworthy -- but, if something goes wrong, isn't a credit card much easier to reverse than a wire?
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    Westone UM3X Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by Hsiu Clip+ has zero hiss with UM3X, support ogg and flac. have expansion slot. I don't know if I'd say 'zero' (I do hear some, but very little) -- I also hear some electronic chatter when tracks change. That said, I'm very happy with the Clip+ with...
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    Are amplifiers for iems worth the money?

    Could depend on the source -- for example, I'm using UM3X -- I use them with a Clip+ (unamped) -- and I use them with a laptop -- but the UM3X are sensitive and reveal a lot of laptop hiss -- so, with the laptop, I'm also using a USB/DAC amp (mine is iBasso D4, and there are lots of others) --...
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    Clicking sounds via a USB DAC?

    Quote: Originally Posted by fenixdown110 My usb dac amp has an optional power supply. Even when just powered via usb, it crackles. The crackling is intermittent and goes away when I restart the computer. It may choose to come back after 30 minutes to an hour or not at all. The usb and...
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    Any american made headphones? (or something close)

    Given that this is the IEM forum, I think some (but perhaps not all) Westone IEMs are made in the USA...
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    Clicking sounds via a USB DAC?

    Do you clicks sound almost like the static crackle pop of a vinyl album? It's not like I hear a lot of it all the time -- rather every so often a single click... (I don't think I have any settings for it -- where do you look for yours?)
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    Tips for the UM3X?

    I've been using the Klipsch ovals -- they're not foam, and presumably don't offer as much isolation, but for me that's actually a plus...
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    Amp recommendations for UM3X? (Specific)

    fwiw, I got an iBasso D4, but it's mostly used as such: laptop > USB > D4 > UM3X
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    Clicking sounds via a USB DAC?

    Hi all, I'm using a Thinkpad to an iBasso D4 (via USB) and then on to a pair of Westone UM3X IEMs. I've mostly running Rhapsody on the Thinkpad. I've noticed that I sometimes hear a clicking noise when listening to music via the USB DAC, but not via the phone out. I don't believe the...
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    Physics of soundstage perception?

    Brilliant post, thanks. So this suggests flatter response with fast mids would generally provides more detail and a smaller soundstage -- whereas bringing up the eq 'smile' can expand the perceived soundstage size, at the expense of a bit of perceived detail -- is that about right? For...
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    Physics of soundstage perception?

    I hope I don't seem like I'm arguing! Rather, I'm just hoping to better understand what set of physical and/or electronic characteristics result in one kind of soundstage vs. another. And so I'm not really asking about one set of IEMs in particular. For example, if it mostly comes down to the...
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    Physics of soundstage perception?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Spyro Quite simply, it's the fit. Compared to loudspeakers and sound acoustics in a room, with IEM's we are talking millimeters of spacial difference making a world of difference in how it will sound. But if that's all there is to it, I would then...
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    Ibasso D4 / T3 Review Thread

    I should clarify -- by 'reboot' I don't mean the whole OS, just the application generating audio. I've had the same experience with Rhapsody and also a Web site with a Flash embed. Here's what happens -- the D4 is not plugged in, an app is playing audio, and the audio is coming out the PC --...
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    Do you play your music over the Web and/or a home LAN?

    Quote: Originally Posted by ROBSCIX I am currently working on a media network if that counts. Using one main system as the media servier and use a bunch of lan players in the various rooms. Still in the planning phases but is on topic. What are you thinking about running? Do you...
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    Do you play your music over the Web and/or a home LAN?

    Hey mojave, thanks (and I hope other folks will continue to share their solutions). Do you need to use a JRMC client app to access the media? (ie, is there also a web interface?)
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    Do you play your music over the Web and/or a home LAN?

    Quote: Originally Posted by SoulSyde The evil iTunes is also great for accomplishing this task over a LAN. Indeed, though perhaps not as great over the Web -- in iTunes, let's say you're on 'computer A' and your music is stored on 'computer B' and 'computer C' is patched into...
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    Ibasso D4 / T3 Review Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by Hsiu I've been walking around the NYC street which is full of iPhone, BB and various cellphones. didn't notice any RFi. I have it connected to my 5800xm, Clip+ in same pocket, did not heard anything other than music itself. Just wondering how you...
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    Westone UM3X Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by Hsiu the universal fit pack should cover most of the tips you should try except the Shure black foam REPLACEMENT TIPS FOR IN EAR MONITORS fwiw, you might find this to be a better alternative: Fit Kit for Shure "E" Series and Westone Earphones The...
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    iBasso D42 "Mamba" with dual dacs! !! Hey Hey! Improved Starting on Page 76 .

    Quote: Originally Posted by tav I haven't' noticed any hiss or imbalance at all using Etymotics, Shure IEM's, Grado 60's, or HD-600's. The D4 is very good and I continue to be impressed by what it's capable of at a relatively modest cost. And just to be sure, here you're...
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    iBasso D42 "Mamba" with dual dacs! !! Hey Hey! Improved Starting on Page 76 .

    fwiw, a few thing iBasso replied to me: 1) "The battery does improve the sound a little, and most of people cant tell the difference. The D4 is better than the D2+ for sure." 2) "In our experience, the USB input isnt as quiet as other input in all USB device. But the D4's USB-DAC is still...
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    Westone UM3X Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by VicAjax you don't want that Shure kit... it's for the Shure e2c, with a different size nozzle than the other Shure. this is the one i purchased: Shure Universal Fit Kit the Westone fit kit has the Comply and tri-flange, which is probably why the price...
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