I've noticed a rather lot of blind enthusiasm on these forums where people just drop a single link to an ASR 'review' without commentary as though Amir offers any authority on the subject.
Amir is an ex software engineer, 'retired' Microsoft money (EDIT, Amir has corrected me, he is not a software engineer, this is my bad, his background is linked in his sig on ASF); he larps as though he understands hardware but a quick trip off the DAC reservation shows his ignorance very quickly. For instance, here he is needing to be told by one of his forum members that he can simply add a balanced cord to his HD650 to test balanced lol: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/so-what-is-a-common-balanced-headphone-for-testing.4949/ Dude seriously thought he needed an entirely new pair of headphones! LMAO.
More fundamentally, he makes all sorts of commentary on spectrum shape at sub -110 dB levels, but offers no precision gauge in the form of repeated measurements...
The DROP CAN "a headphone amplifier capable of working with many different cans, but tailored to match DROP's Sennheiser HD 6xx in a very interesting way!
At the push of a button, its fully analogue EQ filter pushes the HD 6xx to the max.
Come and see us at CanJam NY! Test the DROP Sennheiser HD 6xx with and without the DROP CAN's 6xx tuning! Hear the difference.
You’ll not be disappointed. See you there."
I've recently went through the process of removing the attached cables on my Sony MDR-V6/7506 headphones and replacing them with female audio jack. Once I got the hang of what to solder, the process was fairly straight forward. I needed to use a Dremel tool to widen the hole for the audio jack. I got some minor scratching around the area but I think it came out looking pretty good.
In addition to being able to use any audio aux cable to attach the headphones, I found that a Bluetooth transceiver works just as well. Once synced up to my phone, the transceiver effectively makes the headphones wireless. The transceiver even has a microphone so I can answer calls on my phone.
I was wondering if anyone else out there has worked on a similar type project. I'd be curious to know what headphones you detached the cable from and how much effort was involved. I'd be interested in hearing both successes and failures alike.
The next pair of headphones I plan on attempting this...
Recommendations for songs with soundstage and production
My music playlist is getting stagnant. I would love some different songs that I can listen through my HD58X's when I am working on college assignments.
What songs do you recommend because of their soundstage and production value?
If you are also looking to branch out, I recommend Wake Up by EDEN.
I am a big fan of the lyrics, the vocal quality, and the unique artistic spin that EDEN adds to his music.
At approximately 2 minutes and 53 seconds, a completely different song can be heard in your right ear. It's a clip from his song Interlude. At 3:06, a clip from another one his songs, Nocturne, begins to play in your left ear. The mood set by the chaotic soundstage and powerful lyrics keeps me coming back.
KEF LS50 Drop....Anyone else drooling at this prospect?
For those of you who may not know, the KEF LS50's are one of the best rated desktop/monitor speaker around. They have received constant praise from sites like "what hi-fi", cnet, sound and vision, stereophile magazine, etc etc. almost always achieving a near perfect score and receiving multiple 2016 product of the year awards.They are normally $1500 for a pair, and come in some pretty awesome color schemes like black and gold, titanium grey and blue, white and blue, and red and gray I believe. I've been saving up for these for a few weeks now, and I would love to see them offered in a drop! Below are some links about these gorgeous works of art.
1) What is the difference between "front firing" and "Closed Box, down-firing drive" sub. I guess front firing are more expensive so better.
2) These are specs for 3 different subwoofers in rel acoustics line. Does it matter which one I chose? What difference would it make?
a) -6dB at 28 Hz,
b) -6dB at 30 Hz,
c) -6dB at 32 Hz
3) Any experience or reviews on Rel Acoustics Sub Woofers?
I am considering pairing it with KEF LSX. Which model would be good?
I have plugged it into my pc and made sure that Windows 10 allowed to be my microphone but it's still not working. Apparently, to all who hear me when I "talk" it's like loud radio signals almost - I don't know how to explain it but its bad. I've tried using an adapter ( the 3 pin jack that comes with the mic plugs into a 4 pin jack which I then plug into the pc ) but it still doesn't work. Would really appreciate some insight!
I'm looking for a pair of fun (not flat sounding) closed back headphones between these prices: 100-150€/108-165$ aprox.
On the one hand, I've got this two options in mind: Denom AH-D1200 and Beyerdinamic 770 pro. Could someone tell me his/her impresiones about them? Because I cannot test them, and I'm not sure which one is better and if there are better options in that interval.
On the other hand, 80ohms beyer option could be worth? I mean, I've got a Focusrite Scarlet Solo 2gn, is that enough to move it?
Thanks for the info and comments! 😄