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Old 05-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #91
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I see lots of people here post 5.1, 7.1 headphones.
And i feel it's very misleading.

We only have a pair of ears to allow audio inside our ears.
For headphones, 2.0 is as good as full surround, slide volume imbalance left/right side and ull hear the vocals shift places.

It's only on speakers that people practice 5.1, 7.1 channels, as 2.1 speaker placed in front only creates a frontal audio representation.

Music especially comes in 2.0 by default.
Most music comes in 2.0 mixed/auditioned in Studio monitors speakers and are meant for playback using 2.0 speakers, not headphones unless the music is specifically mixed by the engineers for headphone/earphone listening.

A headphone 2.0 could only approximate the same imaging and surround capability of real speakers by using HRTF(head related transfer filtering). Most modern soundcards and music player software supports HRTF using SW DSP/plugins, which in the simplest form is just a preset crossfeed. Better ones gives control over the angle and distance of sound source, head size, sound shadow loss and bass loss compensation due to biological obstruction/gain of our body to a real sound source.
For standard headphones, it gives relatively unobstructed sound directly in to the ears without compensating for those real world phenomenon, causing what was explained as in-the-head sound and smaller soundstage and poorer imaging as compared to even standard 2.0 speakers.

Depending on how the 5.1/7.1 headphones are designed, it may or may not enhance the surround/imaging experience. If it has an active/passive HRTF and eq circuit placed internally together with seperate drivers, it might actually enhanced the experience. But chances are that a good driver HRTF option or music player crossfeed plugin could achieve the same result using standard 2.0 headphones all the same.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:00 AM   #92
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Hi guys i need a recommendation for a headphones.

Typically i travel a lot abroad in long hours flight so i prefer something with noise cancellation tech .

My source of music comes from my ipod classic , most music are AAC @ 320kbps

I currently own a tf10's IEM as well as a etymotics ER7.

Would mostly listen to modern contemporary, pop, rock as well as classical music. Thus i would prefer something without a chunk of bass.

The only recommendation i have been getting is the Bose QC 15 which is a little too steep for me and the cups are too small ):
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #93
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- PC, no external soundcard / amp.
- Gaming and Skype mostly, but needs good sound quality in general
- Mostly 320kbps, but that's for music.
- Electronic and Punk/Rock
- Over-ear Headphones
- Comfortable, mic is not required, using external mic.
- Under 80.. ?
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #94
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- PC, no external soundcard / amp.
- Gaming and Skype mostly, but needs good sound quality in general
- Mostly 320kbps, but that's for music.
- Electronic and Punk/Rock
- Over-ear Headphones
- Comfortable, mic is not required, using external mic.
- Under 80.. ?
Go and take a look at the new AKG K512mkII
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #95
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Hi guys, need a little help.

I've owned a Crossroads Bijou and currently a Fischer Golden Wasp.

Both of these earphones died. The cable inside broke or something.. One side each of the earphones is dead ):

Any recommendations on my new set of earphones? Would be nice to keep it below 80 but have stronger(?) cables? My earphones seem to die so easily. ):
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #96
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Hello,

Make sure you will go for earphones with nylon cloth covered on its wires, to protect the wires inside that and to last long.

Also for better performance there are many softwares available for improving the quality of the music files and then load it to the music devices, to make the listening a pleasure.

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Hi guys, need a little help.

I've owned a Crossroads Bijou and currently a Fischer Golden Wasp.

Both of these earphones died. The cable inside broke or something.. One side each of the earphones is dead ):

Any recommendations on my new set of earphones? Would be nice to keep it below 80 but have stronger(?) cables? My earphones seem to die so easily. ):
Talk about quality control, especially for the cables

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:54 PM   #98
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- Ear-phone/buds (no in-ears; no symmetrical Y-cables please)
- Mic (optional)
- Less than $50

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

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Talk about quality control, especially for the cables

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Just asking, are the flat meepok cables stronger than the normal round cables? Considering Ajays for my next switch. Don't want it to die even faster than my previous earphones. ._.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #100
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to make your iem last longer, most importantly would be to take care of it.

keep it in a pouch or box.
when you keep it, coil it around 3 fingers and not your player.
when removing the earpiece, dont pull on the wire but hold the housing then take it out.
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to make your iem last longer, most importantly would be to take care of it.

keep it in a pouch or box.
when you keep it, coil it around 3 fingers and not your player.
when removing the earpiece, dont pull on the wire but hold the housing then take it out.
I always remove the IEMs and coil it before putting it in the pocket tgt with my phone. :l

Find keeping IEMs in a pouch too troublesome.
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I always remove the IEMs and coil it before putting it in the pocket tgt with my phone. :l

Find keeping IEMs in a pouch too troublesome.
pouch reduces the damage in case it hits something ma.
but up to you ah.

had bad experience with ajays(wiring) so wont recommend it.
can try sennheiser cause they got 2 years warranty.
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pouch reduces the damage in case it hits something ma.
but up to you ah.

had bad experience with ajays(wiring) so wont recommend it.
can try sennheiser cause they got 2 years warranty.
I see I see. Thanks
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #104
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Friendly reminder!

Do very much appreciate for those looking for recommendations to do it in the following format. For sifus helping out, do consider the needs of the request instead of just making statements.

- Your rig (mp3 players, amps, soundcard etc)
- What type of usage (movies/ gaming/ music etc)
- File format used in your source (i.e. flac, mp3 etc)
- Genre of music you listen to (classical, jazz, metal, etc)
- Headphone / earphone type (closed, open, cirumaural, IEM etc)
- Other requirements (if any) (mic, volume control, 5.1ch, 7.1ch etc)
- Budget (in figures)
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #105
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pouch reduces the damage in case it hits something ma.
but up to you ah.

had bad experience with ajays(wiring) so wont recommend it.
can try sennheiser cause they got 2 years warranty.
was at challenger over the weekend...

was told that klipsch is also offering 2 years warranty..

got a bose ie2 though ; )
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