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  1. mrAdrian
    Has anyone spotted this website? Seems like a potential place to research/add information to!
     
  2. RushNerd
    I did stumble upon it recently, but it's severely lacking content. It's a shame because it's extremely difficult to find detailed info on headphones (such as release date/revisions/etc).
     
  3. mrAdrian
    Just thought maybe headfiers could offer some help XD
     
  4. formula1
    Spotted this site a couple of years ago when doing some research about a pair of vintage headphones. I think the guy who owns the site is a head-fi'er (not sure) 
     
  5. Faust2D
    You think it's severely lacking content? Feel free to add it :)
     
  6. takato14
    Severely lacking content? There's information on there about MANY of the common vintage headphones and even some about the uber-rare ones like the SE-700 and SS-100. Wikiphonia is a great site, I've added some things myself.
     
  7. vid
    Not all of the information on there is reliable, for instance the Sony DR-11 are listed as a potential ortho even though it's well known by the contributing community that they are not. There may also be some potential copyright issues, since it seems there has been some indiscriminate uploading of pictures from other websites onto the Wikiphonia servers.
     
    Most of the site's content is provided by the community, of course, so this criticism is partly annulled by the fact that even I could edit these things and make them right.
     
  8. luvmusik
    Really hoping Wikiphonia content comes back up on that site. Also hoping all the content was saved & not lost.
     
    This has been a comprehensive reference tool with deep information. Have learned immensely from Wikiphonia.
     
    Some data is so obscure, it is not found otherwise. The Stax section is wonderful, along with other mfrs's tabs and listening impressions.
     
    Can tell it is a labor of love with probably thousands of hours of input. A must for headphone enthusiasts.
     
    World-class info - hope it comes back !
     
  9. beedee
    Faust, Please get wikiphonia back up!  Do a gofundme page or something!
     
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  10. takato14
    Faust omg I just noticed this died
     
    I dont visit the site often but when I do it helps so much, please get this back up!
     
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  11. yomshetan
    Yes it was a good website ! Come back !
     
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  12. luvmusik
    Checking in a year later for the new year !
     
    Faust, we have learned so much from you and are eternally grateful.
     
    Can only imagine the amount of time input to create wikiphonia.
     
    Please save all the wikiphonia data and somehow post it all again somewhere, or publish it on paper.
     
    Many of us will contribute dollars if needed.
     
    Your info is spot on, with fine ears, and historically so vital for all to learn entering this hobby.
     
    Ultimate reference not found anywhere else including the www, for use by all at any level of enthusiasts.
     
    Thank You & hope to see it again !
     
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  13. luvmusik
    A year gone by, posting here and hope Wikiphonia data can again emerge in any form.

    Maybe a published paperback in print or paid subscribed online source or paid online download.

    Or, maybe there is some comprehensive way to post pdf files also.

    Learned so much from Faust and grateful to remember much of it so far.

    Hope you can somehow pass this info along to future generations as a learning tool.

    Thank you for all efforts involved in its development.
     
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  14. Feilong4
    I second this. Though I haven't been in the game long enough to have used it, I'm sure it's a great database that I would love to have used.
     
  15. Music Alchemist
    Here's an archived copy. Looks like everything is intact.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20151117012736/http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki//index.php?title=Main_Page

    Hmm. You joined Head-Fi a little before I did and I remember visiting various Wikiphonia pages years ago. Archive.org indicates it went down late 2015.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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