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Sony 360 RA makes 2000s loud mastered songs sound that much more dynamic. Too bad the audio compression is comparable to mp3 quality. Nov 15, 2020

    1. Stride
      Stride
      Sony 360 RA makes 2000s loud mastered songs sound that much more dynamic. Too bad the audio compression is comparable to mp3 quality.
    2. Stride
      Stride
      Nervosa hitting me hard tonight. Spent too long differentiating sound differences between 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapters. Need to sleep it off.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Silver=bright. Your anthropomorphising. It's probably mild enough, at this stage, that you can help yourself.
        Aug 24, 2020
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      3. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Listen to music, not adapters.
        Aug 24, 2020
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      4. Serious
        Serious
        Honestly, I've had the same experience.
        Aug 24, 2020
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    3. Stride
      Stride
      Finally figured out how to setup the tracking force right on a Thorens TD203 turntable. Journey down the rabbit hole starting to bear fruit.
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    4. Stride
      Stride
      Took out a second-hand HD650 from storage for a listen. Why does it sound more dynamic than the HD6XX and why didn't I take it out earlier?
      1. Stride
        Stride
        Comparison with using same new pads and cable on both headphones. Reason why I left it in storage was because I was too lazy to get rid of the mouldy smell.
        Aug 19, 2020
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        The older HD650s sound better, imo. Probably never gonna sell mine. (15+ yrs old)
        Aug 19, 2020
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      3. Stride
        Stride
        I think mine is 2010ish (silver grill). Would think there should be no difference with 1st run of HD6XX. FR sounds similar but the HD650 sounded more natural (attack and decay was spot on vs that tiny bit of blur, did not sound as veiled). Might be a case of neurosis or might have a better matched pair, but maybe just lucky *shrugs*.
        Aug 22, 2020
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    5. Stride
      Stride
      Wasted last night ruminating why Pi2AES > Modius sounded much better than PC(USB) > BF2 using Tidal when realising I did not turn on WASAPI
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      3. famish99
        famish99
        Some people still like DS over MB, hard to know for sure w/o apples to apples comparison.
        Jul 28, 2020
      4. Stride
        Stride
        I did not expect to get a marked improvement switching from my PC Unison to Pi2AES. Really felt that my PC was holding BF2 performance back quite a bit.
        Jul 28, 2020
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      5. Stride
        Stride
        BF2 > Modius to my ears on Pi2AES. Wider and deeper soundstage, more natural position in the image, realistic timbre and neutral FR over slightly V-shape sound from Modius. These strengths were not highlighted on PC with Unison/WASAPI which was surprising. Wish BF2 had AES input option.
        Jul 28, 2020
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    6. Stride
      Stride
      Modeus (RCA) > SW51+ > TH-X00 (Purpleheart). My inner basshead is feeling euphoric!
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      2. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Isn't the output z a bit high for them? I have the TH-X00 (Mahogany) but never considered plugging a 25 ohm headphone into a 27 ohm or 54 ohm output to be a good idea. How hot does the amp get?
        Jul 24, 2020
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      3. Stride
        Stride
        Didn't realise this. Sound distracted me from the heat in the room. Amp was warm to the touch but this is during a cold Sydney night. However, was quite surprised how much bass I was hearing compared to listening on HD6XX and HD800 that I could not stop.
        Jul 24, 2020
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Impedance Response of the TH-series is actually mostly flat for a dynamic. I have no issues with the TH900 (25 ohms) from the Feliks Euforia AE (>50 ohms OI), maybe a bit bloomy around 3k, but the FR measures the same vs Dragonfly Cobalt (near 0 OI)
        Jul 24, 2020
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    7. Stride
      Stride
      What is a good reference song to assess dynamics/compression in listening setups?
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I like Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 In D Minor, but really, just use something you're really familiar with that you know has big drop/dynamic swings. A lot of my evaluation is listening to crappy pop and various genres of rock.
        Dec 10, 2019
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      3. Stride
        Stride
        Thanks! My music library primarily contains 80s and 90s pop and rock music and wanted to hear better/easier examples to better demonstrate dynamics. Much appreciated!
        Dec 11, 2019
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I listen to a lot of that stuff too! Also check out some movie soundtracks; might be cliche but "Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith works.
        Dec 11, 2019
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    8. Stride
      Stride
      Did not notice that the Innerfidelity Wall of Fame was still being updated... Why couldn't they left it untouched post-Tyll?
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Rafe fuckery knows no bounds
        Jan 31, 2019
      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        It's kinda like a divorce, sending back the records so you can move the fuck on.
        Jan 31, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I thought that Ra**e had put it all in the trash.
        Feb 1, 2019
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    9. Stride
      Stride
      I regret not starting with the HD800 right from the beginning many years back.
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      2. famish99
        famish99
        I feel that more about the hd650, but I do love my hd800s as well.
        Oct 26, 2018
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    10. Stride
      Stride
      Think my MCTH has low volume channel imbalance. Any way to trobleshoot/fix before contacting Massdrop?
      1. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        ...it's a pot. How low is low.
        Mar 13, 2018
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      2. Stride
        Stride
        Yeah... got a Klipsch HP3 which I have to listen at 7-8 position. Low impedence headphones is the problem.
        Mar 13, 2018
    11. Stride
      Stride
      Tempted to rent a 4 br house at same price as a 1 br apartment because then can finally get space for speakers.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Currently temporarily living in a 1600sq ft duplex. I actually quite like it compared to the 2400sq ft 4bdrm house that we sold in April. There's something refreshing about simplifying and downsizing.
        Oct 22, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I should say that the house was great and all - it had beautiful wood floors, lots of trees, a fruiting pear tree and a large yard. I'm just enjoying the simpler life at the moment. Our yard gets mowed weekly by someone else, I'm 100yds from my child's school and soccer practice, we purged a lot of "stuff", etc..
        Oct 22, 2017
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Grahad2, yes, the soulless commute is definitely a disadvantage.
        And it encourages interest in IEMs!
        Oct 22, 2017
    12. Stride
      Stride
      Audio technica DSR9 not to my taste More M70X than MSR7. Bright sounding headphone with good staging and detail.
    13. Stride
      Stride
      There is something about this site that fuels my anger when having a bad day. Needed last of willpower to avoid contributing to damn noise.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        You should cut stuff out of your life that brings this kind of negativity. I wouldn't come here if it made my bad days worse.
        Sep 3, 2017
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      2. Stride
        Stride
        I like reading impressions of upcoming and interesting gear here cause you learn a few things. Probably gonna have to try cat videos instead of here for a relaxing activity.
        Sep 3, 2017
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Stride, Try engineering, machine, and reviewing tools to destruction. AvE will cheer you up! How can you be angry when you just watched a guy opening a kitchen-gadget box with a chain saw?
        Sep 4, 2017
    14. Stride
      Stride
      Sent Bifrost Multibit for Gen5 upgrade. Going be a long two weeks. Chord Mojo just ain't the same.
    15. Stride
      Stride
      Realise been distracted too much by the noise here. Got to take a break and listen to the music more. Laters.
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    16. Stride
      Stride
      Is the dislike button accessible to everyone now?
      1. spwath
        spwath
        Probably a bug for now. Happened before.
        Aug 13, 2017
      2. Stride
        Stride
        On instinct disliked a rando noisy post and went through. Felt good for a second. Now realise do not want this power and undisliked.
        Aug 13, 2017
      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Seems like it. I accidentally disliked some posts while browsing with my iPad in landscape view
        Aug 13, 2017
    17. Stride
      Stride
      Sony zx2. Its Latina vice-like grip has squeezed eargasmic tones out of my IEMs' balls. Thanks SBAF for the recommendation and imagery.
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    18. Stride
      Stride
      Now that I bought the zx2, what is a good pairing beside the andro?
      1. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Prolly plenty of other IEMs, honestly. Haven't heard one that sounded "bad" with it as yet.
        Aug 13, 2017
    19. Stride
      Stride
      Really enjoying the old university mp3 collection through Jotunheim/NobleX.
    20. Stride
      Stride
      Quick demoed cfa andro/ wm1a. Sounds good. Not sure if 3000AUD (2250 USD) good.
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      2. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        I will second preferring the tonality of the ZX2 with SoundEnhancement off versus the newer gen. But I don't use the Andros enough to justify the ZX2...
        Apr 10, 2017
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      3. Stride
        Stride
        Interesting to find the ZX2 has similar retail price to the wm1a. Guess I have to plan another visit to the store and see if I get wowed.
        Apr 10, 2017
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        ZX2 can regularly be found for under $600 USD. If you score a B stock Andromeda it's still a big chunk of change but it beats out a lot of bigger rigs.
        Apr 10, 2017
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