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dalethorn

Member Since 14 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 17 2017 03:16 AM
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In Topic: Best headphones in the world?

13 November 2017 - 10:35 PM

View Postdalethorn, on 27 October 2011 - 09:23 AM, said:

I was having a conversation earlier today, not so much about which specific headphone is best, but which design approach is best, and which headphones are the ultimate realization of those designs. Mostly the conversation came down to which is best: The most accurate or the most musical. I will have to leave that to other people to explain, since I've heard some examples of both approaches, and I don't have a firm opinion myself.


Now, 6 years and 160 headphone reviews later, I have some opinions. So far, I haven't heard a planar that can resolve high frequency harmonics anywhere near as well as the Sennheiser HD800. But today we have some hybrid designs, like the Final Audio Sonorous VI that has the large dynamc driver as well as a balanced armature. I don't know whether anyone is making a planar that also contains a small high-frequency driver.

In Topic: v-moda M-100

15 October 2017 - 05:22 AM

V-MODA's M100 was kept in the "portables" section of hedfi with IEMs for some time, until I rescued it and helped make it no. 1 on Amazon. Then they could no longer ignore it.

In Topic: German Maestro GMP-160 Lightweight Stereo Headphone review

04 July 2017 - 09:56 PM

View Postarifulhaque, on 04 July 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

German Maestro GMP-160 Lightweight Stereo Headphone is very nice. I think when everything is good about this headphone, the question you are worried about baseless. I am using Cowin E-7 Wireless Headphone. The sound quality of this headphone is very good. It has amazing active Noise Cancelling technology. You are requested to check Cowin E-7 Wireless Headphone Review.


SPAM. If this were a real review it would be in its own topic.

In Topic: Blue Microphones Ella Planar Stereo Headphone review

23 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

View Postarifulhaque, on 23 June 2017 - 09:05 PM, said:

Wild, striking outline and strong, unblemished sound make Blue's Ella earphones an executioner decision for any audience. But If you’ve been searching for a couple of Bluetooth headphones, you’ve probably heard about the Phaiser BHS-730. They’re a popular choice among those who look for high loyalty sound, solace and full wireless freedom.


Your post is spam, and has nothing to do with this type of headphone.

In Topic: Blue Microphones Ella Planar Stereo Headphone review

06 June 2017 - 04:17 AM

Another followup on another major review that stated:

"With or without the on-board amp engaged, the Ella struggled a bit to build out the (Audeze) EL-8’s spacing and instrumental depth on 24 bit/192kHz tracks like Steely Dan’s Josie. Though they still sounded fantastic, the Ella couldn’t quite recreate moments like the EL-8’s effortless powdery glow in the crash cymbals there."

While I don't have a 192 khz copy of Josie (nor could I find one), my SHM-CD from Japan is a very good copy and sufficient for comparison. The El-8 is undoubtedly a great headphone with an earcup design that produces a superb soundstage, but the Ella's "spacing and instrumental depth" is not lacking at all. As for the "powdery glow" in the cymbals, given the Ella's high frequency extension and the rich upper harmonics produced by the cymbals, the EL-8's upper treble must be tuned brighter than Ella's, which may or may not work with a wide range of music.