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    OPINION: Review Units Hurt the Audio Community

    Hi everyone, Lachlan here. As you hopefully know, I do product reviews. Many of the products I have reviewed on my channel have been provided by manufacturers as review units.     Right now I want to make the following argument based on my experience so far as an audio reviewer, and...
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    [COMPARISON / REVIEW] The Quads: Westone W4R vs. Logitech UE 900 vs. Sony XBA-40

    This review is a comparison of three quad balanced armature in-ears: the Sony XBA-40, the Westone W4R and the Logitech UE 900. It is somewhat rambly and ranty and contains a lot of writing that is not even about these earphones at all. This is almost an essay that was provoked by writing this...
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    [REVIEW/COMPARISON] ATH-AD900X vs ATH-AD1000X vs MDR-MA900 - It's STILL over 900!!!!

    [REVIEW/COMPARISON] AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-AD900X vs ATH-AD1000X vs SONY MDR-MA900 - It's [still] over 900!!!!   AD1000X Impressions added 12 May 2013. Check the bottom of this post! AD700X Review Video - Click here to go to post   INTRODUCTION     I love open headphones, although I...
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    [ REVIEW / COMPARISON ] Two Flagships Pass in the Night: Sony XBA-4 Review VS the MDR-EX1000 [Updated with 7550 and XBA-40!]

      XBA-4 Review vs Sony MDR-EX1000: Two Flagships Pass in the Night   April 2013 EDIT: Updated with notes on the 7550 and XBA-40! See post #3   Introduction: It’s A Sony!   This review is a rather lengthy comparison of two Sony flagship in-ear monitors: the MDR-EX1000 vs the XBA-4...
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    Can anyone help me figure out this mystery distortion?

    Hi guys, I have a bit of a mystery that I am hoping someone with a bit more electronics know how can solve for me.   I have a HRT Music Streamer II+ with its RCA outs split, so that one pair of L/R RCA's goes to a pair of active desktop monitors and another pair of RCA's goes to my O2...
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    [My First Review] Etymotic MC3 (MC5) - Going In Deep. 56k Warning!

      Etymotic MC3 – Going In Deep     Manufacturers Specifications:   Type                                                                              8-mm dynamic driver Frequency Response                                                       20Hz ~ 15,0000Hz Sensitivity      ...
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    Is the Cowon O2 right for me? Recent firmware vs. Sony A, S9, iPod Classic, etc..

    Hi guys! I've been looking for a new music DAP, after occupying all 16gb of my Sony S. I've been torn between players like the S9 and the upcoming Sony A (February 8 in Australia!) but found them all lacking in some regard or another... My main requirements are that the player can play...
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    DAC in Sony Walkmans?

    For fun, I took apart an old Sony A806 I had, since it had actual screws. Behold: The DAC here appears to be a Cirrus Logic 42l51C, which the datasheet I read from Alldatasheet.com says is apparently both a 96kHz 24Bit oversampling DAC, and a headphone amp. (I thought it would actually be...
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    20kHz+ Hypersonic Effect in IEMs?

    Hi guys! This is probably going to be an obscure topic and a very long opening post, but I was interested in what you guys would make of this. I recently bought the Akira Blu-Ray, which among other things comes with a huge booklet with articles explaining how the musical director of the...
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    Please help me make a choice - Head Direct Re0 or UE Super.fi 5

    Hi! I'm a new member, and I've really been interested in getting a new pair of headphones ever since one of my uncles let me try listening to his pair of very high end Shure canalphones (they may have been SE530's but I'm not too sure.) After reading reviews and doing some research, I'm...
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