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  1. Lunatique

    Test and train your hearing at SoundGym!

    I just discovered this awesome site, which tests your hearing and provides a series of different training exercises such as frequency ranges, gain, dynamics, distortion, etc. It is excellent training for anyone who is serious about audio and want to develop their ears more: https://www.soundgym.co/
  2. Lunatique

    Need recommendations for most neutral/accurate yet musical and enjoyable ToTL universal IEM

    I posted in the portable headphones forum asking for recommendations, but didn't get any replies. I suspect it might be because I'm very specific in my needs and I think the Summit-Fi forum might be better equipped to help me. Below is the original post, edited to reflect most current changes...
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    Need recommendations for most neutral/accurate yet musical and enjoyable IEM in sub $1,000 range (going over is okay if it's really worth it)

    My Westone 4 went through the washer and dryer with the laundry, and now the right channel is significantly more quiet. I've tried putting it in a bin of rice to suck the moisture out, as well as let it sit under the sun, but it appears it's done for. I've contacted Westone weeks ago but didn't...
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    IEM got washed in the washing machine and then dried in the dryer... Now what?

    My Westone 4 recently was accidentally left inside the pocket of my shorts and my wife washed it with the laundry. It was stored inside a little cloth pouch, but I don't think that will prevent water from seeping through.    Anyway, she didn't realize what had happened until after it's already...
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    D/A and A/D | Digital Show and Tell (Monty Montgomery @ xiph.org)

    Anyone who cares about digital audio needs to watch this:   Hopefully this will stop all the misinformation from being regurgitated.
  6. Lunatique

    Meeting "The One"

    This is a reply I split off from the thread "Head-Fi TV, Episode 008: Stax SR-009: Best Headphone Ever Made?" The conversation sort of started from the page when someone asked me about my avatar...
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    Misconception of "neutral / accurate"

    I originally posted this in the head-fi TV episode thread about SPL Phonitor, and a member suggested I should make a standalone post for it instead, so I'm posting it here.   Below is the original post:   I've auditioned the Phonitor before a couple of times and it's a beautiful piece of...
  8. Lunatique

    On the prowl again for IEM. Need input.

    I have finished my full-sized headphone journey as some of you know, but currently, I'm still trying to finish my IEM journey. It's a bit harder because while I'm willing to spend whatever it took to finish my full-sized headphones journey, I'm not willing to do the same for IEM, mostly because...
  9. Lunatique

    Complete darkness + music = audio nirvana?

    I don't know how many people feel this way, but ever since I was a child, I've discovered that the most "magical" way to listen to music is in complete darkness, regardless if you're using speakers or headphones. As humans, we rely so much on our vision that it dominates our senses, so listening...
  10. Lunatique

    Things an electrostat noob should know?

    My Stax 007mk2 and 717 are coming soon, and I just wanted to know if there are specific idiosyncratic stuff I need to know about an electrostat system? For example, I've read that you cannot have water near because it will fry the system, or the weather can affect the sound, or that you need to...
  11. Lunatique

    My studio/listening room finally sounds accurate/neutral (and cost only $317)

    Some of you have seen photos of my studio and know that it has extensive acoustic treatment, and my reference monitors are Klein + Humeel O300D's. I always knew that despite having built my studio from the ground up and having read books on studio design/construction, consulted experts, and...
  12. Lunatique

    Looking for next pair of cans after the D7000 / HD650 / M50

    First of all, here's my review of the D7000: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/490664/my-denon-ah-d7000-review-comparison-with-hd650-and-m50#post_6621994   My search continues. Although the D7000 is a fine pair of headphones, but subjectively, I don't think it's the one that my journey...
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    Which high/mid end headphones should I add to my collection?

    First of all, I'm no longer going to talk about "accurate" or "neutral" anymore because it's just too subjective for most people--sometimes even among audio professionals. So with that aside, I'm ready to accept that I'm simply after a headphone "I" would enjoy in every way possible. I'm...
  14. Lunatique

    Must see video for audiophiles about audio myths

    I don't know if this has been posted before, but IMO, everyone single audiophile on the planet must watch this video. YouTube - Audio Myths Workshop I know this probably belongs in the Audio Science forum, but since most people never go there, and I think this is a very important topic...
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    Isone Pro - the best thing you could ever get for your headphones on your computer

    EDIT: Isone Pro has been upgraded to TB Isone, and the new link is here: http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-isone/   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   I just want to share my latest discovery with my fellow head-fiers. I have always disliked the "in...
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    Can Denon D7000/5000/2000 owners do this test?

    http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/wan...detail-454811/ I'm currently contemplating getting one of the Denon AH-DXXXX headphones, but I have no way to testing them where I live. I'm hoping that they have more sub-bass quantity and extension than the ATH-M50, which is the only headphone I have...
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    Headroom's measurements on the Denons is confusing?

    I'm currently trying to decide on which of the Denons to buy, but according to HeadRoom's frequency graphs and their own product reviews, they seem to be conflicting? According to the reviews, the D7000 is supposed to be a full octave more extended in the deep bass than any other headphones...
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    Triple.fi 10 Pro's frequency response graph (from HeadRoom)?

    Does anyone have a saved screenshot of the previously available Triple.fi 10 Pro frequency response graph from HeadRoom? Since they're not available at HeadRoom anymore, I'm thinking maybe someone here still has a screenshot of it? I'm trying to choose between the Triple.fi 10 Pro and the...
  19. Lunatique

    Can someone who owns HD650/600/580 and Westone 3 confirm something for me?

    I need someone who owns the HD650/600/580, and the Westone 3 help me out with a quick little test. I've been trying the W3 to sound as close to the HD650 as possible, and I'm a bit surprised by how much EQ'ing I had to do to get the W3 close to the HD650. Can someone try the same and tell me...
  20. Lunatique

    sealed cans without pleather/leather earcups?

    It seems all sealed headphones have pleather/leather earcups, which can get sweaty, and only open cans have velour or other comfy earcups that don't get sweaty? I'm assuming it's due to the non-breathable materials being better for sealing the earcups? What if a sealed headphone had its earcups...
  21. Lunatique

    The most beautiful headphones you know of?

    We talk about how headphones sound all the time, and I thought it would be interesting for those of us who are also very visual to talk about looks. Which headphones in your opinion are the most visually beautiful? I was thinking of maybe doing a poll, but then it would have to include way too...
  22. Lunatique

    No appreciation thread for Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

    I searched but didn't see one, so I'm starting one. I don't remember how I first heard of the M50, but I remember it was from the audio professionals circle (probably gearslutz.com), and these professional audio engineers were raving about how neutral and accurate they were, and for such low...
  23. Lunatique

    can owners of HD650 do this test please?

    I replaced my broken HD555 with the HD600, and it failed the test just like the HD555 did, while my ATH-M50 is the only headphone I have the passes the test (My Westone 3 and Denon AH-D950 also failed). I'm thinking about returning the HD600 and get the HD650 instead since it should have deeper...
  24. Lunatique

    My mixed Westone 3 impressions, comparisons, and experiments

    Let me preface this by saying that my taste for sound reproduction devices is very simple--accuracy, neutrality, defined, clear, no hype or dip in any frequency range, as deep a soundstage and expansive stereo imaging to accommodate all recording's original intent, fast transient response...
  25. Lunatique

    Changing ear-pads will change the sound?

    I'd like to change the ear-pads on some of my sealed cans to make them more comfortable (who the hell actually likes pleather anyway? Velour is so much more comfortable). Would changing them from pleather to velour change the sound or mess up the seal so they leak more? The ones I'd like to...
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