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  1. jjcoolaus

    Lots of changes to USB Audio in Windows 10 build 14931

    Microsoft is completely overhauling the way Windows 10 handles USB Audio. They are introducing the usb audio 2.0 standard.   This article provides a good overview of the changes: http://www.itwire.com/home-it/74929-windows-10-update-build-14931-for-pc.html   Windows will now natively...
  2. jjcoolaus

    V-Moda Crossfade Wireless versus V-Moda M-100 - sound quality difference?

    I know this is an old thread but I couldn't find a dedicated Crossfade Wireless thread.   I've had these headphones for about 2 months and I'm really impressed.   I had the v-moda LP2 previously and ended up selling them to a friend because they were too uncomfortable. I wear glasses and...
  3. Sony MDR-1ADAC

    Sony MDR-1ADAC

    The Sony MDR-1ADAC Prestige headphones set a new standard when it comes to superior-quality music listening while out and about. Thanks to the built-in DAC (digital to analogue converter), music enthusiasts can finally enjoy their treasured Hi Res Audio music collection while out and about.The...
  4. jjcoolaus

    Awesome or Gimmick ? Sonys MDR-1ADAC

    I just got my pair yesterday. I paid $399 from JB Hi-Fi in Australia. They were on sale, down from 499 which is their standard price. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/headphones-dj/headphones/sony/sony-mdr1adac-hi-res-headphones-with-us-dac-black/646636/   Previously to getting these I was using the...
  5. jjcoolaus

    PSB M4U 2

    Thanks gav007 and jess70. I have ordered 2 cables for the nad Viso hp50 from eBay. I tried contacting PSB about the battery compartment cover, but they just told me to contact a store here in Australia, and I did but they never got back to me. I'm thinking about getting some full size...
  6. jjcoolaus

    PSB M4U 2

    I'm starting to hate these headphones and this company because no replacement parts are available. First I lose the battery compartment cover, that was over a year ago and I've never been able to locate a replacement. Now I have accidentally wrapped the cord around a door handle and snapped...
  7. jjcoolaus

    Help me decide!! HipHop/RAP BASS LOVER!!

    Try the JB Hi-Fi store in Pitt St Mall - i have been in there before and they have a full headphone listening section. The Sydney Westfield store might also have one, but I haven't been in there.   In regards to where to purchase from, I live in Adelaide and have bought plenty of headphones so...
  8. jjcoolaus

    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

    I'm blown away by the improvement the C5D gives to the SoundMAGIC HP100 headphones.   The bass is so clean and tight and on the highest bass boost setting, the C5D gives me fantastic sub-bass lows without bleeding it anywhere else across the spectrum. My headphones only cost $250, but the C5D...
  9. jjcoolaus

    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

      I'm not sure if the ringtone plays, when I received a call on the bus this morning my phone was on silent.   1. is not necessary because; 2. is what i would normally do if the headphones were connected direct to my phone but this doesn't happen. You are misunderstanding me.   A call...
  10. jjcoolaus

    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

    Just got mine today, i'm pretty happy with it.   It made me do two things immediately. Uninstall the equalizer app, and turn off beats audio in the phone settings. What I found is that whilst your equalizer app may work at first, the second or third time you plugin the amp, it will completely...
  11. jjcoolaus

    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

      Thanks - I wasn't aware of that. That's good to know as the Note 3 is supposed to work fine with the C5D so the HTC One should too. I'll find out tomorrow or Friday when my unit arrives :)   I'm not sure what the amp specs are either, but it makes a massive difference. Using stock...
  12. jjcoolaus

    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

      Just an update to this, after having a chat with my headphone supplier of choice, they will correct the incorrect dimensions of the C5 on their website.   After further chatting, I am definitely sold on the C5D and happily paid extra to upgrade to the new model. Plus by using the DAC with...
  13. jjcoolaus

    Comparisons: 36 of the Top Closed/Portable Headphones Around

    I've only just read the first post of this thread today, but haven't read all 74 pages!   Out of MacedonianHero's list I have the PSB M4U2 and the Bose QC15.   The Bose QC15 is what I use when travelling, as they really do have superb comfort and isolation. I have 2 gripes about this...
  14. jjcoolaus

    Looking for comfier headphones than ath-m50

    Quote:   +1 make sure you get the 80 ohm or 32 ohm version instead of the 250 ohm version though. What's the difference?  The 250 ohm will be virtually silent without an amp - designed for home use so that's out of the question.   The 80 Ohm version sounds great and can be driven ok...
  15. jjcoolaus

    Bigsby’s top cans for 2013: ep1 Soundmagic HP100- The Beyer Slayer, The Mid Monster, The Detail Demon.

    Based on the review on page 1 of this thread, i've ordered these. I'm really looking forward to getting them and I should have them in a few days.   Re: bassheads, I considered myself a basshead for years, but in the last 2 years my tastes have really refined and I found myself turning off...
  16. jjcoolaus

    REVIEW: Fischer Audio FA-002W High Edition

    I'm considering buying these.   Can anyone who has a pair advise what portable amps might have sufficient power to drive them?   Currently I have the Fiio E12, Fiio E11 and IBasso T5. Out of those the E12 is the only one I would try it with, but is this amp powerful enough? (850mW total...
  17. jjcoolaus

    Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones Part II

    Today I went out to lunch with friends and someone new joined us - a cousin of my friend.   His using Sennheiser IEMs, and once he started talking about headphones it became clear he has a little more knowledge than your average joe on the street   Anyway he tried my PSB M4U2's with his...
  18. jjcoolaus

    Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones Part II

    I went out to lunch with some friends and sat the PSB Speakers M4U2's on the table. They were curious as to how a pair of $400 headphones would sound and so I played eminem's Superman.   My mate said that it was like listening to the 12" subs in his car. He was very impressed. His girlfriend...
  19. jjcoolaus

    More bass than DT770 pro 80?

    That's a tough ask, but I can suggest 2 models:   The V-Moda Crossfade LP2's are $200 + shipping and can be ordered worldwide from v-moda's website, but many headphone shops around the world stock them, plus there is ebay. The V-Moda LP2 will not require any amplification, unless you are...
  20. jjcoolaus

    RHA SA950i Review

    Excellent review, thanks, very detailed. As soon as I saw them I'm reminded of V-Moda LP2 headphones, they look so alike, but at a much cheaper price. It sounds like you'll get much better bass and better midrange/high performance with V-Moda for the extra dollars though, especially if you then...
  21. jjcoolaus

    Headphones you regretted buying the most

    Audio Technica WS-70: easily the most uncomfortable headphones i've ever worn, and I paid almost $200 for them.   Audio Technica ATH-EWS9: mediocre sound quality for almost $300, lacks the "awesome bass" i was told it had (and yes it was purchased legitamately) - but at least these are still...
  22. jjcoolaus

    ATH-A500X Impressions Thread

    Quote:   Well to be honest I received them, thought "oh these sound horrible" and chucked them in the plastic tub where all the unused headphones live.   Until Monday when I read about people having the same problem with the A900X, until they did about 20+ hours of burn in, and then...
  23. jjcoolaus

    FiiO Mont Blanc/E12 portable headphone amp, 880mW, slim design, full metal case. Bass boost and Cross feed!

    Quote:   Here in Australia i'm still getting some noise when I use a mobile wifi hotspot, unless my hotspot is in a different pocket, so i'm having some success there - so I might have my pocket wifi in right jacket pocket, the amp in my left jacket pocket and my phone in my right pants...
  24. jjcoolaus

    The Basshead Club

    Quote:   While you're sleeping (it's 4pm here), I've been looking at the headroom frequency response measurements for the D600 and decided I don't want them anymore. The treble appears to be recessed and that's not what I want. I'd rather have it a bit boosted like it is for the DT770...
  25. jjcoolaus

    The Basshead Club

    Quote:   OK, thanks. The Denon's are 100 grams heavier than the DT770, and only 3 grams heavier than the PSB M4U2's (which I have).   I'm wondering how the Dennon D1100s compare in terms of how much room your ears have inside the cups. (obviously the sound will be different, I get...
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