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Hello OCNers,

Hope you out there are enjoying the info and debate in our Audio subforums!
We at OCN are always looking to improve how we can cater and help you, the OCNer, enjoy your audio!

If there is anything you want to features or any changes you want to see in any of the Audio subforums, please state in this thread or PM me and I'll see what I can do!

- chinesekiwi, OCN Audio Editor thumb.gifspecool.gifheadphone.gif
post #2 of 79
Maybe a dedicated sticky for only headphone recommendations? That seems to be the main question asked, at least from what I can tell.
post #3 of 79
I think Home Audio and Sound Cards and Computer Audio should be merged with new sub forums.

DAC
Pre-Amp and Amplifier
Sound Cards
Speaker
Headphone and IEM
HD Music and Software

I don't like that sound cards, headsets, HiFi is all in the same forum. this forum is overrun with everything but HiFi.. why am I explaining how to make room treatment in the OCN Speaker Club when it's in the Sound Card and Computer Audio sub forum?

OCN Speaker Club should be in Speaker sub forum
OCN Headphone Club should be in Headphone and IEM sub forum
HD Music and Software should have ripping, media players, albums (opinion, spectrograms), links to HD Tracks, iTrax, Qobuz, MOG, record labels, etc.
Edited by bumblebee1980 - 4/2/13 at 6:14am
    
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As bumblebee said, a dedicated headphone section (amps, dacs) would be great.
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Originally Posted by bumblebee1980 View Post

I think Home Audio and Sound Cards and Computer Audio should be merged with new sub forums.

DAC
Pre-Amp and Amplifier
Sound Cards
Speaker
Headphone and IEM
HD Music and Software

I don't like that sound cards, headsets, HiFi is all in the same forum. this forum is overrun with everything but HiFi.. why am I explaining how to make room treatment in the OCN Speaker Club when it's in the Sound Card and Computer Audio sub forum?

OCN Speaker Club should be in Speaker sub forum
OCN Headphone Club should be in Headphone and IEM sub forum
HD Music and Software should have ripping, media players, albums (opinion, spectrograms), links to HD Tracks, iTrax, Qobuz, MOG, record labels, etc.

I recommend and third this recommendation as well. I would take things further and further split Headphones section into Audiophile and Commercial.
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post #6 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee1980 View Post

I think Home Audio and Sound Cards and Computer Audio should be merged with new sub forums.

DAC
Pre-Amp and Amplifier
Sound Cards
Speaker
Headphone and IEM
HD Music and Software

I don't like that sound cards, headsets, HiFi is all in the same forum. this forum is overrun with everything but HiFi.. why am I explaining how to make room treatment in the OCN Speaker Club when it's in the Sound Card and Computer Audio sub forum?

OCN Speaker Club should be in Speaker sub forum
OCN Headphone Club should be in Headphone and IEM sub forum
HD Music and Software should have ripping, media players, albums (opinion, spectrograms), links to HD Tracks, iTrax, Qobuz, MOG, record labels, etc.

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post #7 of 79
There isn't a whole ton of traffic to begin with.

It might make sense for everything audio-related to be all in the same place, but having too many subforums underneath that umbrella is maybe not a great idea. Make the divisions less granular than as suggested above (IMHO), if reorganization is possible.
post #8 of 79
I just think this forum could do a better job explaining or presenting audio.

I think about someone completely new to this entering Computer Audio and Sound Cards expecting Audio Technica AD700 headphones and Asus Xonar Essence STX sound cards meanwhile people are recommending relatively expensive Schiit Audio and HiFiMAN products.

I notice a number of people starting threads and not returning... lot of "you don't need this" arguments are started. some other forums I have accounts on don't have these kinds of problems.

correct me if i'm wrong but I do believe it's called the AUDIO VISUAL experience, so is audio not important anymore? i'm sure burying this sub forum at the bottom isn't helping traffic...
Edited by bumblebee1980 - 4/5/13 at 4:30pm
    
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post #9 of 79
I think all you really need is to separate the audiophile and the "plain" audio. That way you don't have a billion different sections... then in the audiophile section you can have a sticky about scientific vs feelings, and ban that discussion there, unless someone posts asking specifically.
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post #10 of 79
I don't think separating high and low end stuff is the way to go here. Then you just get people asking the same questions in both places because they are curious about both sides of the fence.

I would have these sections:
Home Theater
Stereophile (Speakers, headphones, IEMs, all related hardware)
Recording
Gaming Audio (Sound cards, headsets/headphones for gaming, etc.)
Music

Frankly, if people want to talk about ultra high-end stuff, there are other forums dedicated to it. I also don't think there is enough IEM discussion here to warrant its own section
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