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  2. I added a new video to address additional questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV15LIX47Jc&t=328s
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  4. I came across this interesting review on the 'MajorHiFi' site, and thought it would be worth highlighting here, because of the unique design of the GW100 as an open-back wireless headphone. Here are a few excerpts and a link: "As an open-back wireless headphone, this model has almost no competitors." "Compared to models from Audio Technica, Sony, Sennheiser, Marshall, Bowers and Wilkins, and Bose, nothing at this price point can even compete with the GW100 in terms of sheer sound quality." "For those seeking isolation, choose any of the above and enjoy what you can. For the rest of ya, this Grado is everything you could want in a headphone." http://majorhifi.com/grado-gw100-review/
  5. Tonight, 7-1/2 days after receiving the GW100, the factory battery charge finally ran out. While I did quite a bit of listening in wired mode at home (and the sound is excellent), I'd guess my Bluetooth use amounted to far more than the rated 15 hours during these 7-1/2 days. The first few days were pretty intense doing various tests, with lots of outdoor listening in areas with moderate to low noise levels. As best I remember, the low-power voice warnings started about 45 minutes before the "power off" notice occurred, as the headphone shut off -- out of power. The good news is there was no distortion or interruption (other than the voice warnings at ~5 min. intervals) to compromise the sound as the power wound down.
  6. I finally configured my best-guess EQ curve for the GW-100, based as usual on reducing peaks and recesses, toward achieving a real-world natural sound. This is a better result than what I got with the SR325e, and much better than my GH1 (although the wood for the GH1 naturally varies from sample to sample). The actual settings are in the HiFi Misc./EqAppReview document. Although I haven't been able to determine the comparative fidelity vis-a-vis the other Grados (I don't have those on hand), I was able to get a pretty good handle on the deep bass quality after boosting 35 hz by 3 db. Playing the Kellogg Auditorium 16 hz sample organ pedal track, I was surprised at the amount of fundamental (including 32.7 hz doubling I'd guess) as well as the detail of the 16 hz 'beats'. http://dalethorn.com/Photos/Audioforge/Grado_Gw100.jpg
  7. This is a bit different from the original review, addressing 4 common questions and testing with EDM music tracks. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/grado-gw-100-wireless-headphone-followup-review.4534/
  8. Grado's first wireless/Bluetooth headphone is both musical and fairly neutral. I admit to being pleasantly surprised by the sound quality. Highly recommended.http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/comm...e-review.4533/
  9. Ostensibly the same edition as my previous purchase in matte black, I ordered the white version with custom "Immortal Angel" shields for a few reasons - to test the codecs against the black version, check for sample differences and add a new video, and run the music tests with my standard set of tracks instead of EDM only. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/v-moda-wireless-2-codex-headphone-white-customized-followup-review.4532/
  10. This new video shows off custom shields and addresses concerns about the sonics.
  11. The v-moda Wireless 2 Codex Edition is the latest Bluetooth model, following on the build and sound of the v-moda M100. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/v-moda-crossfade2-wireless-codex-edition-headphone-review.4531/
  12. lengcm

    WTS ALO Audio CDM

    Selling ALO Audio CDM. Asking Price $1000 Comes with Original packaging and 4 sets of tubes to roll: 1. Sonotone 5719 2. Phillips 6111WA 3. GE 6021 4. 5718
  13. I just purchased the new Beats Studio3 "10 year Decade Edition" headphone. It's functionally identical to the Studio3 I purchased from the Apple Store last December. There is a burn-in necessary for the Studio3, and the biggest change I noted (after ~24 hours) was around 3 khz. The final sound is as close to my original Studio3 as I can determine by listening - no more than one db difference. While I'm not a big fan of Apple for several reasons, their acquisition of Beats was a big plus for these headphones' physical quality and consistency. Recommended, if you like the heavy sound, or are willing to EQ it.
  14. Last night, after 22 days using this Beats Solo3 Bluetooth On-Ear headphone, the original factory charge finally ran out and so I recharged it. I averaged at least 2 hours per day listening in Bluetooth mode for the past two weeks, and 4 hours/day or better the first week, while listening and running tests. That amounts to about 60 hours by my estimate, whereas the Solo3 is rated for 40 hours runtime per charge. This battery performance adds to my other impressions of quality for this headphone. But I must reiterate that this Solo3 was purchased at an Apple Store, whereas many if not most of the Beats reviews seen on Amazon U.S. and U.K. are from customers who purchased clones from non-authorized sources.
  15. Here's a little sleeper item - a $99 USD earphone (IEM) that few audiophiles would suspect of being a good listen. And it might be, with the right eartips. It definitely is with a good equalizer. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/beats-urbeats3-decade-collection-earphone-iem-review.4529/
  16. The NightOwl has great potential in having tonality superior to most non-premium or non-audiophile headphones, but the frequency response tuning needs a good bit of tweaking... http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/audioquest-nightowl-audiophile-stereo-headphone-review.4528/
  17. My full review of the new Beats Solo3 "Decade Collection" headphone - likely a purely cosmetic difference from the late-2016 original Solo3. Bluetooth == yes, Noise Canceling == no. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/beats-solo3-decade-collection-bluetooth-headphone-review.4527/
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    FS: Audiophile DC Cable

    High performance cable with world's best connectors, over-sized copper wires and silver solder for low electrical resistance. Ensures optimal voltage and current supply from your power supply to your audio component. See https://carousell.com/p/audiophile-dc-cable-159800048/
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    FS: 2.5mm TRRS to 4pin XLR Adaptor

    Adaptor to connect your 2.5mm TRRS balanced headphone/IEM cable to 4pin XLR balanced headphone amplifier output. High performance adaptor with world's best connectors, silver-plated UP-OFC wires and silver solder for low electrical resistance. See https://carousell.com/p/2-5mm-trrs-to-4pin-xlr-adaptor-162079747/
  20. Services Provided: • Re-terminate your headphone cable* to 4pin XLR (male) for use with balanced headphone output. • Add 4pin XLR (female) to make adaptor from balanced cable to original stereo phone plug. *can be removable or non-removable headphone cable See https://carousell.com/p/reterminate-headphone-cable-to-balanced-4pin-xlr-adaptor-162290083/
  21. travelfotografer

    FS: AKG 550 551 553 Removable Cable Mod

    Service provided: • Modify your AKG headphones to use removable/detachable cables with 3.5mm stereo phone connectors. See https://carousell.com/p/akg-550-551-553-removable-cable-mod-162259619/
  22. travelfotografer

    FS: Beyerdynamic Removable Cable Mod

    Service provided: • Modify your Beyerdynamic headphones to use removable/detachable cables with 4pin Tiny XLR* connectors. *4pin Tiny XLR connectors are used by Audeze headphones. See https://carousell.com/p/beyerdynamic-removable-cable-mod-162084280/
  23. travelfotografer

    FS: Fostex/Denon Removable Cable Mod

    Service provided:• Modify your Fostex/Denon headphones to use removable/detachable cables with SMC* connectors.*SMC connectors were used by HiFiMan headphones.See https://carousell.com/p/fostex-denon-removable-cable-mod-162162320/
  24. Services provided:• Modify your Fostex/Denon headphones to use removable/detachable cables with SMC* connectors.• Re-terminate the stock cable with SMC* connectors to use with the modded headphones.*SMC connectors were used by HiFiMan headphones.See https://carousell.com/p/fostex-denon-removable-cable-mod-stock-cable-retermination-162164048/
  25. This is not my usual hi-fi headphone/earphone review, but given that this was a free subscription perk from a famous source, I thought it would interesting to see how much sound quality I'd get with it. (Spoiler: not much). http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/stereophile-souvenir-earbuds-iem-earphone-review.4526/
  26. The Shinola Canfield On-Ear is a small headphone of very modest sonic quality, but with an awesome aesthetic and build quality. I report the sound with a moderate level of EQ tweaking, and it is excellent. Some audiophiles don't believe that EQ will make a headphone sound better, which is all the better - just play it flat and imagine the sound that I describe ..... and it looks really great. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/shinola-canfield-on-ear-stereo-headphone-review.4525/
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