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Anybody in the music industry here? Have an idea I'd like to run past someone in the know. Dec 1, 2019 at 7:51 AM

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    1. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Anybody in the music industry here? Have an idea I'd like to run past someone in the know.
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        For a simple field recording setup, I recommend a wearable binaural mic into a cheapo recorder. Simple, effective, sounds great, cheap. I use Soundmann OKM + Yamaha Pocketrak PR7. Full setup under $300 and sounds great! I've worked on hundreds of production sound gigs though I wouldn't consider myself a music industry insider.
        Dec 3, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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      3. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        Would this produce something that you wouldn't mind listening to on a decent system?
        Dec 3, 2019 at 2:18 PM
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I mean, it's binaural, not multitracked - no real ability to do extensive DSP afterwards, and headphones only. But aside from that, it sounds amazing! Full bandwidth, all of the spatial cues remain intact. Possibly a bit diffusive if you're sitting far from the performers but that's just a matter of where you're located while you're wearing the mic.
        Dec 3, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    2. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Why aren't open baffle speakers as popular as open backed headphones?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... yeah definitely not something I'd know about yet, hah!

        But really, open baffle designs are less sexy? I'm gushing over the pair @Serious is working on and I don't even do speakers (yet) :))
        Oct 23, 2019
      3. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        Are the SQ advantages of open baffle vs closed equivalent to open headphones vs closed headphones?
        Oct 23, 2019
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Not everyone has the room for them. Same with planar speakers.
        Oct 23, 2019
    3. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Are HR tracks more likely to lead to clipping? I'm getting what sounds like clipping on a 96/24 version of Muddy Waters Folk Singer.
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Interesting that our hearing can detect such a brief low level (-40 dBFS) crackle riding on a -15dBFS cycle.
        Oct 19, 2019
      3. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        @atomicbob Just the occasional crackle on rapid volume volume increases. This track has it a few times. For example when he cries "ohhhh" at about 0:39-0:40. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6B7QzSF3oQ

        Heard that same crackle on the "Ohhh/Whoa" at 2:24 on You gonna Need My Help too.

        Glad it's Muddy's powerful voice and not my gear at fault.
        Oct 20, 2019
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Preparing a visual analysis to post in the next few days on this topic.
        Oct 21, 2019
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    4. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Got the HD600 to compare with the 6XX. A HP rite of passage. 6XX seem a notch above. More spacious, better midrange detail and layering.
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        For me, HD580>HD650>HD600. Basically because I'd rather have a little too much midbass (HD650) than a little too much upper mid (HD600), but OG 580 is more or less right in the middle of both of those two things.
        Oct 7, 2019
      3. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        Doesn't the HD580 use the same driver as the HD600? If my ears are correct (that's a big if), the HD650 is a superior driver, tuning preferences aside.
        Oct 7, 2019
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Yes, but for whatever reason (maybe just the baffle/housing or worn pads) it sounds smack in the middle. Also some of the older drivers sound a bit smoother on the top end so maybe it's just unit variation from what I've heard (new 650s and 2002 580s, and late 00-s 600s)
        Oct 7, 2019
    5. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Do any headphones ever made match the HD650's midrange rightness?
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      2. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        @ChaChaRealSmooth - I would be curious on your short comparison of the mids on those three HPs. They were my three finalists, and the Senns cost and OG reputation won out. Still intrigued by the Auteurs. As I mentioned, the Clear's supposed wonky timbre eventually disqualified them for me.
        Oct 2, 2019
      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        All 3 have great layering and resolve in the mids. Difference is mainly in timbre. Auteur can be a bit rich, Clear a bit lean, and HD650 is very neutral (leans toward thick-sounding though). Personally I like the Auteur.
        Oct 2, 2019
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      4. elmoe
        elmoe
        KISS mod will only make them overall better / more balanced across the range and you will love them even more. I've been tempted to spend thousands and tried quite a few headphones in the 2k - 3k range but nothing is really a clear upgrade.
        Oct 7, 2019
    6. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Amp unplugged accidentally and made a pop. Manual said always turn off b4 unplugging. It works now though. Has something been damaged?
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        If it sounds right, it's probably fine. I can't imagine any damage beyond a blown fuse would have happened, but even then you'd be able to tell.
        Sep 13, 2019
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      1. tommytakis
        Sep 12, 2019
      2. starence
        Sep 12, 2019
    8. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Got my ears on HD6XXs. Cymbals sound right but faint. Piano & voice ~ perfect. Guitar, brass & strings need more bite. Upright bass boomy.
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      2. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        I will say that this HeadAmp Gilmore Lite MK2 is making them surprisingly punchy and dynamic, considering their reputation. And treble is more extended than I expected - just could use more presence.
        Sep 11, 2019
      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Stuff Jones some find the KISS find too bright while others find the stock version perfect. I think it's a safer move for massdrop to keep the tuning the same as the original HD650.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      4. Ash1412
        Ash1412
        I think they did propose but Sennheiser didn't want to mess with their ongoing production line plus their usual "we know it best" attitude. They've had a target FR researched internally for a long time so I can understand not wanting to belittle it. At least all these Japanese hp companies with good tech but bad tuning are seemingly very willing to let the community help out
        Sep 11, 2019
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    9. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Budget = 2000 for whole rig. Love jazz, classical. Value timbre, balance, dynamics. Auteur vs Clear vs 6xx + remaining budget for amp+dac?
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      2. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        And pull a reverse Purr1n with the cost of an initial setup going DAC > amp > HPs?!
        Sep 9, 2019
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Doesn't seem like a bad idea to me. Think of it as investing in a source that won't shame downstream components while saving up for headphones that better suits your fancy and, later, an amp to do it justice.

        But only if you think/know it'll be something you'll work on down the line.
        Sep 9, 2019
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      4. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        I have a Modi 3 and Bitfrost 2 on the way. Lets see which I keep. I do like the idea of having one component of a system that gets me ~90% of the way to TOTL - and that can work for HPs and a two channel system both.

        Speaking of that, any reason why the Gilmore wouldn't make a decent preamp?
        Sep 9, 2019
    10. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Debating my first pair of open cans for home office. Currently have powered monitors and IEMs. Open cans = worthwhile listening difference?
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      3. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        If I was listening at my desk/couch/bed and didn't need isolation and weight is not an issue, open-back HPs anyday over IEMs.
        Jul 25, 2019
      4. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        Next foolish help-me-live-my- life question. I've got the GO V2A - should I get the MD Senn 6xx for 220 or the ZMF Aeolus for 1200? Context: I love the JVC FD01 for their tactility, balance and tonal rightiousness.
        Jul 25, 2019
      5. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        I might consider the HD-600. If you prefer neutral.
        Jul 25, 2019
    11. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Marc Ribot "Live at the to Village Vanguard" FLAC >GOV2A>MEE Balanced>JVC FD01 is the most visceral portable music experience I've had.
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    12. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Just at a classical concert in a small space. What stood out about real SQ was dynamics, DR, and timbre. Not detail, clarity or separation.
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      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        @Kunlun After my first foray into planars I am understanding this more. The HD650 may not have the technicalities of many headphones, but it conveys emotion better than most of them, maybe all of them.
        Jun 24, 2018
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      4. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        Is this also why vinyl lovers love vinyl?
        Jun 24, 2018
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Vinyl can have great clarity, detail, and separation.
        Jun 25, 2018
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        That full stop is epic. It is good you appreciate proper punctuation. Now stop it ;).
        May 24, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        How many dimensions does that dot have?
        May 24, 2018
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      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Why not "This space for sale"?
        May 24, 2018
    14. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      How can you change your current status back to nothing at all?
      1. bixby
        bixby
        one might think a simple dot (.) might do the trick
        May 23, 2018
      2. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        I'm a purist though! Let me try a space.
        May 23, 2018
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It would require going back in time, to a period roughly nine months before you were born, and, somehow, making sure that your parents did something else.
        May 24, 2018
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    15. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      Am I the only one unable to stay logged in with Chrome lately?
      1. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        SBAF is a bit picky with how you're typing it in the address bar for some strange reason. I've only ever experienced that issue with Chrome, but saving my login for https AND http protocol versions of the site fixed it for me, so give that a shot.
        May 21, 2018
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Open this address: chrome://net-internals/#hsts

        Type "superbestaudiofriends.org" to the "Add HSTS/PKP domain" section, and place a checkmark on "Include subdomains for STS", then click Add. Close browser and see if that fixes it.
        May 21, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Everyone has this problem and has been mentioned several times
        May 21, 2018
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