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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    I've done an A/B with SPK SS and WM1Z with KSE-1500 and I like the SPK SS more. Never tried the Hugo 2. The only downside I can think of with the Hugo2 is no 'balanced' output (completely independent channel grounds) as I have replaced most of my headphones with AK specified 2.5mm TRRS plugs.
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    Tried the AK SPK with my KSE-1500 a few months ago and compared it with itself under an AK380. The SPK is substantially better. Now what I am most curious about is how will the new SPKM fair with the KSE-1500 compared with the SPK. AFAIK the SPKM has better balanced output but slightly worse...
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    I guess there are quite some differences. FIrst of all, the KSE-1500 sourced with my iPhone 6 had a sound stage that was more neat and better at locating the sound elements. However sourced by the AK380, the KSE-1500 had better sound texture. Even though the spacial relations were not as defined.
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    Don't buy the AK380 yet. The latest SP1000 just came out from Astell&Kern. Also, you can try SONY WM-1Z
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    Still analytical and clinical. It hates imperfections in the recordings. I was not able to try it with the Sony WM-1Z. Also, I am anticipating the Shure KSA to take balanced input in the future.
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    Astell&Kern AK380

    The 2.5mm balanced output port on my AK380 went bust a few days ago. Only right channel still works. Is it possible to repair the 2.5mm balanced output port on my own? If no then how do I have it repaired? The amp's balanced output produces more conspicuous back ground noise than without it. How...
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I will try email them in English to ask them whether they are going to ship it to North America region or not.
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    However, they do not ship to non-Euro zone right?
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    The only official replacement earpads are the ones for DT 990?
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    Can anyone recommend the TEAC HA-P5 ?

    I was able to lay my hand on one of those HA-P5 s. It sounds more refined than the HA-P90SD for sure!!! Most of the songs that I often listen to sound better with the HA-P5 than with the HA-P90SD. My headphones include Ultrasone Pro 2900 and B&O Beoplay H6. I also have a desktop system (Weiss...
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    Is there a Portable headphone that wears as comfortable as the BOSE QC15 and sounds as clear and crisp like the B&O A8 ?

    Problem with the Beoplay H6 is that unlike what other ppl say about it, I believe it has a just little bit too much low freq. It works ok with an iPhone. However, when I try it with the same song under my TEAC P90SD or my desktop system, it reveals that the H6 actually buffed the low freq zone.
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    Is there a Portable headphone that wears as comfortable as the BOSE QC15 and sounds as clear and crisp like the B&O A8 ?

    Nah, I was trying to say that the Beyerdynamic T50p and DT 1350 both have slightly echoing problem, as if you were in a cave. Regardless of the source, T 50 p and DT 1350 all possess the same problem. I do not own a T50p nor a DT 1350. I once tried them at a showcase and discovered the problem...
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    Is there a Portable headphone that wears as comfortable as the BOSE QC15 and sounds as clear and crisp like the B&O A8 ?

    However, compared with the formal B&O A8, now renamed the i3, it does not sound as vibrant and crisp clear.
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    Is there a Portable headphone that wears as comfortable as the BOSE QC15 and sounds as clear and crisp like the B&O A8 ?

    So I have got my Paradigm H15 passives. Good news is that they sound pretty decent with only minor problem. The minor issue is that some "echoing sound" as if you were in a cave were clearly audible. Just like the Beyerdynamic T 50P and the DT 1350, it has that weird reflection like sound...
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    Is there a Portable headphone that wears as comfortable as the BOSE QC15 and sounds as clear and crisp like the B&O A8 ?

    Like most of those noise canceling headphones have confined sound stage and a humming feeling around the head.
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    Is there a Portable headphone that wears as comfortable as the BOSE QC15 and sounds as clear and crisp like the B&O A8 ?

    I've just bought the Beoplay H6. It's on the way. I should be able to write a review about it next weekend. I also ordered the Paradigm H15 just for a try. Planning on writing a review about it also.
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Thanks a lot. So my idea now is to apply 1 to 2 layers of package tape on the inner side with the holes and then remove tape covering the holes. 
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    My T1 has a slight problem with its headband. The right side of the extendable is a bit loose. Is there any solution to it? I mean it almost slides freely over the first 4 holes. Only the 5th hole can barely get it to suspend. However I have rather small head, I need it to stuck firmly on the...
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    Acoustic Research Mysterious New Audiophile DAP

    Oh, ok. At least it is not directly grafting an android. What you and I care about more is the sound and perhaps battery life too!
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    Weird discovery about noise caused by ATX PSU(or probably my Graph card)

    So it happened like this. One day, I was setting up my used-ebay-Behringer B2031A speakers using only their 1/4" unbalanced inputs fed by RCA outputs from my sound card. (I use unbalanced because I have a rather tight budget)   The second I turned the speakers on, they picked up a humming...
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    Acoustic Research Mysterious New Audiophile DAP

    Hopefully the sound would be much improved and support for 24bit sources and DSD should be added. I have already bought the AK100 Mk2 which IMO is better sounded mostly than the AR-M1, and it has way longer battery life per single charge. It will be hard for me to choose between AK100 II...
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