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  1. bpandbass

    iPhone 7 Compressed Sound on Chord Mojo?

    Oh I see. The A1619 is the one with the lightning connector. I use the A1440 because it fits into the USB module on the Mojo.
  2. bpandbass

    iPhone 7 Compressed Sound on Chord Mojo?

    I'm not exactly sure about which model of CCK I use, but the model number is A1440.
  3. Smartomi MOTTO

    Smartomi MOTTO

    Bluetooth Connectivity, Active Noise Cancelling, Universal In-Ear Fit.
  4. Smartomi WIT

    Smartomi WIT

    Bluetooth 4.1 8-Hour Battery Life Earbud Design Built-in Earguides
  5. bpandbass

    My Thoughts: Why are the Sennheiser HD600 and HD650 Still so Popular?

    When the Sennheiser HD600 and HD650 came out in 1996 (I think) and 2003, respectively, they were on top of the game. Ergonomic, great-sounding headphones in a comparatively nascent consumer audiophile headphones market. Needless to say, since the 2010s, the market has absolutely exploded, and...
  6. bpandbass

    iPhone 7 Compressed Sound on Chord Mojo?

    Here is a bit of a mystery. I use my Chord Mojo plugged into my iPhone 7 via USB cable and CCK lightning adaptor. I notice that every time I listen to my headphones this way, everything seems dull and compressed. The bass is sucked out, the treble is dull, and the soundstage and image seem...
  7. bpandbass

    Wireless Earphones: My Review of the Smartomi MOTTO Wireless ANC Earphones

    DISCLAIMER: This is a unit that Smartomi sent to me to review. Design The MOTTO are wireless Bluetooth earphones that have a dongle on the end, attached to two-foot cables that terminate to an inner-ear-outer-ear earbud. The earbud design is somewhat reminiscent to Sony earphones, and has...
  8. bpandbass

    Review: Smartomi MOTTO Noise Canceling Wireless Earphones

    DISCLAIMER: This is a unit that Smartomi sent to me to review. Design The MOTTO are wireless Bluetooth earphones that have a dongle on the end, attached to two-foot cables that terminate to an inner-ear-outer-ear earbud. The earbud design is somewhat reminiscent to Sony earphones, and has a...
  9. bpandbass

    Review by 'bpandbass' on item 'Chord Electronics Mojo'

    Putting the Mojo into Perspective:   The Mojo competes more with high-end portable DAC/amps like the Centrance HIfi-M8, the Cypher Labs Theorem 720 (now discontinued), and the considerably more expensive Sony PHA-3. So when considering those competitor prices, the 600 dollar MSRP of the Mojo...
  10. bpandbass

    Review by 'bpandbass' on item 'AKG K712 Pro'

    Allow me to preface this review with some background information.   I have experience listening to different present-day AKGs, including the Q701 Quincy Jones Signature, the K702 65th Anniversary Edition (Austrian-made), the K7XX Massdrop First Edition, the K240 Studio, and the K612 Pro. The...
  11. bpandbass

    Reply to review by 'bpandbass' on item 'Sony MDR R10'

    @TheOneInYellow Well I surely hope for a future with audio that can replicate the listening pleasure of the R10, and not just try to achieve it by boosting the bass, sampling rate, or treble volume.
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    Reply to review by 'bpandbass' on item 'Sony MDR R10'

    @xEcuToR I haven't heard the CD3000, but I know about it and how rare and hard to find it is. I have a friend who overhauled a broken down model that was given to him. What I was trying to get at was I thought the midrange was extremely transparent and realistic to my ears. It didn't have an...
  13. bpandbass

    Reply to review by 'bpandbass' on item 'Sony MDR R10'

    @theyazzern Thank you. I try to be as straight to the point and descriptive without using florid language. 
  14. bpandbass

    My Impressions of the Meridian Audio Director (Direct DAC)

    I was comparing the audio of my Direct DAC to both my Mac and the Schiit Audio Modi USB DAC. The audio improvement people say the Wyrd has is due more to power management in the DAC itself, and the USB power output onboard the computer. The MacBook can get noisy with its USB power, but isn't...
  15. bpandbass

    Sennheiser HD545 Reference

    These are a pair of HD545 References in blue. The headband will need a new pad installed and the retention clip will need fastening on again. An HD600 headband pad will work. They are included with the stock cable and 1/4 inch adaptor. I replaced the earpads with aftermarket ones, but I will...
  16. bpandbass

    Sennheiser Momentum Full Size - Black

    These Momentums are in very good condition, and include all the original accessories, with the straight cable and 1/4 inch adaptor still in their original plastic wrapping unused. The iPhone cable has a couple very small scratches on the metal jack that plugs into the source. I will include the...
  17. bpandbass

    Sennheiser HD650 vs AKG K7XX

    I concur. The K7XX is a nice balance between the bright and lean Q701, and the warm HD650 and HD600. I didn't like the shouty treble on the Q701 at all. 
  18. bpandbass

    Reply to review by 'bpandbass' on item 'Sennheiser HD 600'

    Great review. I own the HD650 myself and I appreciate the extra upper treble, smoother upper mids and warm mid bass. But the HD600 has always intrigued me, especially that 90s marbled finish. 
  19. bpandbass

    Reply to review by 'bpandbass' on item 'AKG K7XX'

    @MilkyShakes I would go for the Schiit Audio Vali for an amplifier. 
  20. bpandbass

    Reply to review by 'bpandbass' on item 'Schiit Lyr 2'

    @G Tone Do you know what model of Rockets yours were? Were they the 6J1P's? I'm looking into getting a pair on eBay but there are a few different versions at different prices. Sounds like you have more than enough power with your HE400s. Have you considered upgrading to the HE400i?
  21. bpandbass

    Sennheiser HD650 vs AKG K7XX

    We have our own modus operandi when it comes to how we synergize. I tend to pick punchy and warm sounding equipment as it tends to do well with a wide variety of headphone for my ears, and since I prefer a warmer or slightly mid-bassy sound. In general, yes AKGs definitely do better with warmish...
  22. bpandbass

    Sennheiser HD650 vs AKG K7XX

    I'm glad to be of service. The Vali is a very dynamic sounding headphone amp that will do well with the K7XX. Since you aren't going to be using more sensitive headphones with it or any pre-outs then the Vali should be right. The Magni will drive the K7XX but it won't give it that extra bit of...
  23. bpandbass

    Sennheiser HD650 vs AKG K7XX

    I'm glad to be of service. The Vali is a very dynamic sounding headphone amp that will do well with the K7XX. Since you aren't going to be using more sensitive headphones with it or any pre-outs then the Vali should be right. The Magni will drive the K7XX but it won't give it that extra bit of...
  24. bpandbass

    Sennheiser HD650 vs AKG K7XX

    You're right there. The Magni 2 Uber will be a better choice.
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