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Inquisitive Frequency Response Plot, Male, 25, from near Munich, Germany

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Been working on my routine hearing threshold examination plus some related things for a couple weeks now. Not fun, but important. Feb 28, 2024

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    1. Serious
      Serious
      Been working on my routine hearing threshold examination plus some related things for a couple weeks now. Not fun, but important.
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        That threshold picture I casually posted back then? It took multiple nights of absolute willpower. No wonder people get worse results in the studies!
        Feb 28, 2024
      3. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        Maybe I am misunderstanding, but you are practicing for a hearing test? Working to preserve your hearing is a worthy goal but I don't think the exams are intended to be a competition.
        Feb 28, 2024
      4. Serious
        Serious
        I'm doing my own hearing test at home. And I want it to be accurate, so it takes forever to complete.
        Feb 28, 2024
    2. Serious
      Serious
      Measured Canton Reference 3K drivers in their enclosure. Not sure it's worth it making a new XO for the speaker.
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        I mean my dad asked me if it's feasible to make a new XO for it, so it's his decision, but we listened to the midrange by itself and while the FR (and bandwidth) are decent, it also didn't sound very resolving.
        Also the stock XO is not that bad. Making a better one won't be cheap.
        Feb 28, 2024
      3. Priidik
        Priidik
        If you asked me: making a new speaker from scratch is 100X more fun. It is not like there is shortage of awesome drivers, some are even affordable. Only annoyance is cabinet.
        Feb 28, 2024
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      4. Serious
        Serious
        Yup, my thoughts exactly.
        Feb 28, 2024
    3. Serious
      Serious
      After a long while out of uni due to health issues I finally returned last semester. Had to take 7 exams. Just got the results.
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        BSc EE. Well, they combine electrical engineering with a bit of computer science here, so that's what it is.
        Feb 14, 2024
      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        I always found it hard to focus on my schoolwork. Some other interest, or friends, made it harder for me than it could’ve been. So I’m rooting for you.
        Feb 14, 2024
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Recovery and returning to prior pursuits always takes considerable effort. Bravo for embracing the process and succeeding.
        Feb 14, 2024
    4. Serious
      Serious
      I think I need some kind of planar that measures well for my dummy head. If possible also good sound without breaking the bank, ha!
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I'll pay for shipping one way to you for both headphones if you post some impressions and maybe measurements :)
        Jan 24, 2024
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      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        The RD-X would probably be my top recommendation here too, but didn’t know if any were available or reasonable. I’ve heard two and both are the best examples of what you can extract from an LCD.
        Jan 24, 2024
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        rhythmdevils
        Jan 24, 2024
    5. Serious
      Serious
      ZMF HD600 pads (perf lambskin specifically) are tempting me, but they're pretty expensive here in Europe :(
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        Took a gamble on some HD600 hybrid pads off Amazon and I prefer them to the HE60 pads at least. My stock pads are ruined, but from memory I'd take them over the stock pads aswell.
        Larger stage and still smooth FR, more bass impact.
        Jan 13, 2024
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        Serious
        Jan 13, 2024
      4. Justin S
        Justin S
        Very cool. I'll keep the bookmark!
        Jan 13, 2024
    6. Serious
      Serious
      Hathor 3 way, XLR cables, TT belts, EB3A mods, and ofc real life duties... 24 hours in a day isn't enough!
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        EB3A can be modded?! Picked one up after reading your impressions and glad I did so.
        Dec 19, 2023
      4. Serious
        Serious
        Just trying to tame the noise - replacing the fan and installing a fan control, if possible.
        Dec 19, 2023
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      5. Serious
        Serious
        @Soups FWIW For now all I did was cram a Noctua A6x25 and A9x15 in there, the A9 with the LNA and called it a day. But it's still not good.
        Jan 23, 2024
    7. Serious
      Serious
      Got some custom EPDM 60 TT belts. Did not expect such a difference!
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    8. Serious
      Serious
      Man, that Yggdrasil GS+ is a steal of a deal, but I have a feeling it would be too bright for my system.
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        @dasman66, very curious re: your impressions, especially re: any other Yggdrasil variants you've heard and how MIB sounds with the DSHA-3F and Clear + other headphones. Know you mentioned the SFD-1 DAC recently and some Metrum stuff, but the Yggdrasil gels so well with my speakers that I think I want to stay in Yggdrasil land.
        Nov 22, 2023
      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        A2/OG works really good in systems with big woofers = low midbass distortion.
        Nov 22, 2023
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      5. dasman66
        dasman66
        @zonto , going to be at least until mid-December until I can get my 3f, OG Clears & SFD out of boxes. We're in the process of moving to a new office and that system is all boxed up until after the week of Dec 4. Only other Yggdrasil I've had ears on was the LIM loaner... and that was awhile ago
        Nov 22, 2023
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    9. Serious
      Serious
      These JVC projectors remind me a lot of my FW900 in their contrast handling. Got a working X3 now. For 60 bucks.
      1. Serious
        Serious
        Blacks aren't quite as black as the FW900, but there's a bit less halation. Very nice. Colors need more tweaking, though. It's not quite where I want yet.
        Aug 8, 2023
    10. Serious
      Serious
      Aegir vs Ragnarok makes for a less interesting comparison than I expected it seems.
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    11. Serious
      Serious
      I can't wait for the 21" OB SB Audience woofer to be released. AFAIK there has never been such a thing. RiPolius maximus incoming.
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        https://i.imgur.com/f2559xV.jpeg

        Suspension didn't seem stiff at all, so I'm hoping for a low Fs coupled with low Mms (for a 21" woofer). Two in a RiPol might make for a lovely sub.
        May 26, 2023
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    12. Serious
      Serious
      New speaker idea. Three way full range cardioid.
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        And is it really that useful to extend the cardioid-ness down low? With Hathor I can combine a ported bass with a cardioid widebander and get what I feel is a way better compromise. Omni at 20Hz transitioning to 10dB rear attenuation at 100Hz. Allowing good extension + efficiency from a relatively compact enclosure.
        May 26, 2023
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Sorry, not following the DIY speaker threads. What's the Hathor? Link?
        May 27, 2023
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    13. Serious
      Serious
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    14. Serious
      Serious
      The cardioid monitors are fun. This 4" driver really kicks and the woofer is no slouch, either.
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    15. Serious
      Serious
      WTF! Getting 5dB less D2, 25dB less D3 and 25dB less D5 with the APM compared to the HD600! At 1kHz, 104dB.
      1. Serious
        Serious
        Checked with two chip-amps, GO2A and M4 headphone out. I doubt I'm clipping the amps at those levels. Is the HD600 magnet structure nearing its limits at those levels? And if so, is the AirPods Max' driver really that much more linear than the HD600?
        Jul 30, 2021
      2. Serious
        Serious
        Actually, the values could be off, this is not relative to the harmonic, but instead relative to the fundamental. Takes more work otherwise.
        Jul 30, 2021
    16. Serious
      Serious
      Hate to say this, but I'm immensely enjoying the AirPods Max in general.
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        Might have to compare against the Audeze Penrose aswell. The rtings measurements look similar enough that I'm sure I'd love the tonality on that thing, too.
        PM-3 with HA-2 is another interesting comparison. From what I've heard so far, kinda on even footing.
        Jul 23, 2021
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’m sure they sound good but the price tag kills it for me. I use my AirPods Pro all the time, so convenient and useful.
        Jul 23, 2021
      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Ive had AirPods max since they released and basically haven't listened to any other headphones since I got them. Sure they don't sound as good as a well amped HD800SDR, but they sound damn good and are so convenient. these days its just them or speakers for me
        Jul 25, 2021
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    17. Serious
      Serious
      How could this happen? How and why am I enjoying Harman bass?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Cuz bass is goooooood.
        Jul 18, 2021
    18. Serious
      Serious
      Just looked at Jude's 5128 measurements and tried to come up with my own compensation curve. Yeah, no... 5128 doesn't look very useful to me
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        Jul 15, 2021
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        Honestly, I'll make a thread about this. This is just too ridiculous not to mention. And here I was thinking the 5128 would actually be good. Maybe a curve with more upper mid gain, but then the upper mids on the other headphones aren't that suppressed, are they?
        Jul 15, 2021
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    19. Serious
      Serious
      Widebanders on the desk were a mistake. 3-ways with coaxial mid/tweeter FTW!
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        I think the mid has some D3 around 1kHz, otherwise really not too bad if crossed high enough. Subjectively they handle high volume levels surprisingly well, but using them nearfield certainly helps. They're not big drivers and they don't sound as effortless as big drivers.
        Jul 23, 2020
      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @skem have you found a unity horn desktop speaker?
        Jul 23, 2020
      4. skem
        skem
        lol no. It was a reference to a discussion Serious and I was having elsewhere. I am thinking about larger speakers.
        Jul 23, 2020
    20. Serious
      Serious
      I wonder if phono cart break in is actual wear. Lyra Delos after (too) many hours measures less bright than DV-20X2L.
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        I always thought the resonance was a cantilever bending mode, but that may not be it. Not sure.
        Jul 9, 2020
      3. JK47
        JK47
        I always thought of a fresh needle as having a burr on it that needed to be removed, like a newly sharpened knife. Not exactly, but in the beginning it's so sharp it grabs and doesn't glide across the surface of the record smoothly. Just my thought, could be wrong.
        Jul 9, 2020
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Jul 9, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Oct 26, 1998 (Age: 25)
    Location:
    near Munich, Germany
    Gear List:
    UERM, RE272, HD600, HD800X
    AirPods Pro 2, AirPods Max
    Amon OB floorstanders
    Hathor Cardioid monitors

    Pi2AES - Gungnir MB A1 - Ragnarok

    GO450/Leckerton UHA6SmkII/GO2AInf

    MOTU M4 - Vali
    Topping PA3s
    "Serious is Hands version HD800. :p"-Bill-P