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  1. Hi, Looking for one set of Audio-Technica ATH-EW9,if you have one to let go please let me know.. 94517984
  2. Wts Diva Goya Tube amp for upgrading to the latest version by TS Lim PM me for the price you are offering and we can discuss together Or MSG me @ 94517984 Will be giving 2 pairs of Sovtek Tubes with it..thanks
  3. Orthos..They work fantastic for classical music, but not so good for rock and heavier genres but the he6 is an ass in the pain to drive it well,the he5le i cannot tahan the trebles..too bright sounding already Electrostatics..They too work fantastic for classical music,the speed is fast and everything sound nice on it,but dun have the slam that dynamic or orthos can provide..although with the 007,the slam came out but does not slam hard and linger off( which is my favourite) I myself might just be biased to hd800 for classical but i find that bass response is the most natural I've heard on a headphone(hd800).I have spend quality time listening and also playing in very good concert hall and i find that what is needed to be heard is what i am hearing from my hd800.The lows are the special area that attract me to buy it,it is ideal or close to ideal to me.. My amp is quite unknown actually..it is by a guru who i respect highly:TS LIM(DIVA AUDIO)
  4. Hifiman not bad for classical..anw just here to say that i hope the lcd-3 will be a surprise to be just with the hd800..as the price difference is just like hd650 and hd800...so i hope to hear the same amount of improvement in the lcd-3.. OT:i am using my hd800 for classical and jazz and female vocal...it does very well for these genre to my ears..the stax are good but just dun have the slam and the feel that dynamic can do for me..
  5. Well bro dale,i dare not say that i have alot of experiences with the best headphones,amps nor other stereo gears as i am only in my 20s,but i believed that i do have enough experiences through my 7 yrs of testings in the audio world..had the chance to meet many many friendly audiophiles where they allowed me to test their system..you might claim that i myself have no idea how these items sound but i myself tested these items over and over again to come out with these findings from my side. On a side note,those are just emoticons/smilies,i seriously do not know the reason why are you sort of "pissed off" with what i posted..i am not trying to make my post look better to other people anyway with my post,just having some discussion on the differences findings that we share with the stuffs. I respect everyone on their audio findings for sure bro dale,anyway..i do enjoyed what you posted in your own website for the reviews of different headphones and earpieces too..but the point that spark off the challenge that you want to take up will,me saying that you are not hearing the hd800 at its best with the setup you listen to and also that it is not fair to compare both m80 and hd800 with just the ipod touch and eq..that is just what i find with your comparison. I did not even say that your testing is not professional to begin with?no?i am barely saying thay my kind of comparison different from yours and would like to share what is my thoughts about what you posted..nothing else,not here to pick a fight as i do respect every single audiophile's thinkings,but why can't we be more open up to discussion in a more peaceful term?rather that challenging each other. BTW,my genre belong to classical,jazz,female vocals and opera,musical play..i always believed that i myself is very different from any other audiophile out there because till now i cannot find anyone that listen to my type of genre in singapore..and that my thinkings and findings differ alot from normal guys out there who listen to much much more basic music and not as complicated like what i listen and keep my references to..classical music which i do not claim to be good with but at least i am different from others out there.
  6. From my experience on the AKG headphones which i owned last time till the hd800 that i currently uing.i can say that i do not like th presentation of the senns until listening to the hd800..so basically i do not like the hd650 too from comparing them to my akgs,which is as follow,k701,k701 PcWork modded,K601,K501,K240 sextett LP and lastly K240 monitor.. The akg have the kind of sound i always wanted but there are somethig lacking in the sound that i cannot figure out..i have heard alot of amps with the akgs,and end up keeping my Diva Goya..i will recommend you to look for the heedcanamp too if you are talking about pairing the k701.Q701 with..i feel that it matching well and goes well with each other to be paired up with. The reason being that the k701 tend to be bright sounding vs the senns which is darking sounding..except the hd800 as the hd800 does not sound like the little brothers at all to being with.so being having an emphasis on the highs,mid high..it will need an amp that provide it with more body to balance out the sound..so that it wun sound so thin,beside the akg does have a very lean bass but it goes down low and hit hard when needed..so it have th perception to be lean sound..so i find that a warm amp will pair well with the k701,q701 to bring out the fuller sound of the AKG.. Just my 2cents worth here and i find that if you love the q701,k701 sound..the hd800 is an upgrade to look up to if you can afford it,if not just be happy with the Q701 at the moment and do up a good setup too as the akg is not going to sound good with a low end equipment..it sure need some juice and money to play with akg as they are one of the most difficult headphones to play with in the beginning..but comes to say,it you play well..it sure do not dissapoint at all..
  7. I am just suggesting that the TS might want to try to review both the headphones again with the usage of the amp and see what is the differences between the two.. I dun mean anything rude here but to me,i would not compare the 800 with the 940 as the itouch cannot drive the 800 well enough to know the sound sig overall.. For me i find that the 940 is a step higher compared to its brothers the 840 even,very nice headphone for the price that it is going for..but it does not really excel much with the usage of an amp although better sounding for sure with amp..while the 800 need very good amp pairing to sound good and at its best..that is why the TS might want to try with desktop amp with both headphone and give us another review again..
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    Currently in the market we have 3 standards: 1. Dynamic 2. Orthodynamic 3. Stax or electrostatic To help the discussion along I have included short descriptions and examples of each: These categories base the headphones on the type of technology used to create their sound. The difference between the two types is in the transducer principle used; that is, how the headphones convert the electrical signal from a media player into sound waves that can be heard. 1. Dynamic Dynamic headphones work just like two miniature speakers. The signal is transmitted through a connection to a standard jack. Once the electrical signal reaches the earphones, a magnet forces a voice coil to vibrate rapidly inside a diaphragm — a paper, fibrous or plastic cone-shaped object. The inner works are then lifted up and down much like a piston, often faster than the eye can see. This rapid vibration is what stirs the air and creates vibrations called sound waves which are then picked up by our eardrums. Dynamic headphones are by far the most common type used by the average music listener, musicians and professional studio mixers alike. The most popular manufacturers in the music industry all make dynamic headphones, including Sony, Beyer, Sennheiser, Grado and Audio-Technica. They can cost $8 or $800 US Dollars (USD) upwards and can be wired or wireless, open-air or closed-back, ear buds or studio-quality. 2. Isodynamic (aka orthodynamic) Orthodynamic headphones were very popular worldwide (if not so much in the US) in the 1970s. Several companies manufactured such headphones or the parts for them, and numerous others contracted with those Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to make parts or complete headphones for them to sell under their band names. Fostex and PMB OEM heaphones are by far the most common. Manufacturers include(d) Audeze, Fostex, Hifiman, Kenwood and Dual. Isodynamic drive headphones have drivers with flexible plastic film diaphragms into which a flat voice coil (spiral or serpentine in shape-- see photos below) is embedded or glued on for even distribution of the drive force. That is, the diaphragm is driven more or less equally over its entire surface at once, obviating the need to make the diaphragm rigid so that it can therefore be as lightweight and agile and nonresonant as possible. Isodynamic diaphragms are either lightly tensioned or corrugated to supply restoring force. Magnetic assemblies (bar magnets or perforated disc magnets) on both sides of the diaphragm supply the magnetic field against which the voice coil's varying magnetic field reacts, which makes the diaphragm vibrate. Isodynamic diaphragms are more massive than electrostatic diaphragms, but the equal-force drive principle allows them to move very quickly and in a coherent, uniform way, so provided there is sufficient mechanical damping, an isodynamic headphone gives excellent transient response and a sound quality not unlike that of an electrostatic 3. Electrostatic Electrostatic drivers consist of a thin, electrically charged diaphragm, typically a coated PET film membrane, suspended between two perforated metal plates (electrodes). The electrical sound signal is applied to the electrodes creating an electrical field; depending on the polarity of this field, the diaphragm is drawn towards one of the plates. Air is forced through the perforations; combined with a continuously changing electrical signal driving the membrane, a sound wave is generated. Electrostatic headphones are usually more expensive than moving-coil ones, and are comparatively uncommon. In addition, a special amplifier is required to amplify the signal to deflect the membrane, which often requires electrical potentials in the range of 100 to 1000 volts. Due to the extremely thin and light diaphragm membrane, often only a few micrometers thick, and the complete absence of moving metalwork, the frequency response of electrostatic headphones usually extends well above the audible limit of approximately 20 kHz. The high frequency response means that the low midband distortion level is maintained to the top of the audible frequency band, which is generally not the case with moving coil drivers. Also, the frequency response peakiness regularly seen in the high frequency region with moving coil drivers is absent. The result is significantly better sound quality, if designed properly. Electrostatic headphones are powered by anything from 100v to over 1kV, and are in proximity to a user's head. The usual method of making this safe is to limit the possible fault current to a low and safe value with resistors.
  9. The earcup too huge.so the other parts are not properly rested on the stand..i just gotten another stand for my hd800,you can take a look at this design. This one is with the hifiman headphone,about the same size as the lcd2
  10. So quiet here,where is kidult they all?
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