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Need better free VST EQ for Foobar- TDR Nova is clipping with very mild bass shelf
Sounds like you want an EQ that automatically drops input volume to create headroom, but I'm pretty sure all the good ones expect you to set headroom manually? Atomicbob's crossover stack starts with a volume reduction for that exact reason.
Found that a parametric with bass bump has no issues so using that instead.
If most adult male ears are 65mm+ top to bottom, why are most over ear headphones smaller?
Yeah that's an awesome question! I suposse it is for acoustic reasons/sound quality in relation to a specific driver design.
I feel extremely lucky because my 2 favourite headphones, the HD650 (70mm) and the SR-007 (66mm height in the EP-007 pads) are a bit taller and wider than my ears (65mm) :D
Because most adult males like a tight fit?
The most used phrase on HF: I have not heard it but from what I have read...............
I used to read the same reviews over and over on a piece of gear an still not understood what it sounded like. Then I would finally get or hear this gear, then a few days go back those same reviews and think, "Exactly!"
Hahaha, yes. But, on scale of BS in Head-Fi these phrases are relatively harmless. Noise is better than mis-info.
Yeah, it would be better if everyone at heAD-if that recommended gear they hadn't heard would use the same preface because I'm sure it happens a lot.
The right material in a ferrite in the right place can make a nice difference in SQ, yet in the wrong place can really muck things up.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel- yes, I remember Jack Paar, Carson, etc. Very well done, Ep #6 so far-any show w/Lenny Bruce as a character, well..
That show kind of reminds me of bewitched stylistically. It's pretty great, i like it a lot too.
vali 2 vs magni 3 this weekend with hd-600s
You're right, it doesn't change a whole lot with different tubes, usually. Mine did, though, as the stock tube supplied was clearly a bit shagged. If it was merely non-boat floatalicious rather than awful, you're probably right though.
bixby dammit i told you the stock tube can't be used to verify Vali2. selling that fast reminds me of MattTCG churning gear and you'll buy back Vali2 one day if your HD600 cans change. not saying you are wrong that HD600 should be a great pairing with Vali2, but by the gods man let the damn thing burn in with a legit tube.
The Vali 2 kinda hit a nerve with me like the Jot with dac (not same sound, just off for me). And not willing to chase tubes for that extra special sound. But hey I sold and rebought Senn 650s, so yea you may be clairvoyant, maybe the Vali 2 comes back some day.
Hey Boulder Folks! Who has a Valhalla 2 I could listen to for a night or a drop by where I can compare with my Magni 3?
Anyone got an El Amp they want to part with? Or am I crazy Pm me.
Cheap Topping D30 dac can't handle low bass notes without distorting like an amp clipping.
Crummy power design/supply?
Bjork Utopia arrived today, wow!
How's the channel matching? Did you pad roll?
Must be the new special edition pads Focal launched
I fucking love her. It'd def. be necessary to invent her, if she didn't exist. She stays true to her own type of generous and joyful weird, it's glorious.
Charles Hansen of Ayre Acoustics has Passed- RIP
First Arnie a couple of days ago and now Charles, 2017 was a terrible year for music and also audio
Wilson of Wilson audio has gotten cancer as well.
That sucks. He's been a regular at Audio Asylum for years, seemed like a good guy. He was paralyzed due to a cycling accident years ago, maybe a contributing factor. At any rate, may he rest in peace.
Anyone interested in a pair of lightly used Beyer DT-150s?
Very underrated closed headphones.
Actually yes. PM me for the details.
RIP: AC/ DC Malcolm Young
https login on chrome not working. even http login not working, switch to edge and http login works, what am I doing wrong?
This is just a guess, but you might try clearing your cookies and site data on Chrome. I use the Click&Clean extension for this. Sometimes helps!
Turns out it was LastPass, what piece of shit. Broke pages with Edge, now on Chrome it fills in a wrong password. Had to paste it manually to get it to login. I guess I got what I paid for, haha,
I've been using LastPass for years without issue fwiw.
Spent All Day With Google- Great event learning about their Cloud Computing, cool stuff. Now officially unretired.
now get ready for Azure indoctrination with Cray HPC, or AWS services that cover every possible need. well, almost- except food, water and beer.
New Dac in the house- Under $2k sounds great no pre needed,. Prism Sound Lyra 1.
Sorry K4rstar not the Crane Song Solaris, it is Prism Sound Lyra 1. Pretty happy with it so far.
@bixby looks like it was designed for 1979. you aren't using Lyra1 as a headphone amp?
I could care less if it looked like a Buick Aztek, haha, it sounds great, and no I use something even more absurd for cans, haha
What the heck happened, formatting of the site is all effed up on Firefox.
True also for Chrome (Win 10 anyway). I think it's serving the mobile version of the site to desktop browsers
Thanks for the shout out, Bixby! The FS52 seem like a great fit for home theater applications. Surprised Pioneer discontinued them
It's kindof funny, I sold some nice stands and fancy PSB bookshelves and got both towers new for $110.
Folks in Cali, be safe.
@shaizada, hope you and the family are safe!
We are evacuated, but took up some hotel rooms. We are good....it's been a rough day. But I am thankful.
Sad to hear of the scale of loss.
RMAF tidbit -Focal Clear quite lower treble centric with Prism Sound Calia, improved with Naim dac/amp.
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