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Also there's a reason why this thread is a sticky:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1209918/requesting-some-audio-advice-here-read-this-first

Actually come to think of it, I'll sticky it on all three subforums. Will do it now.

That's a really great template, actually. Hopefully more people will start to use it.
 
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post less. give a short answer and let them decide. I see people post 12 pages only to get what I told them on page 1. I don't care if they take my advice or not. if they do they get good gear. if not they get bad gear. not my issue and I don't care. got plenty of other people more with my time. also I could give two craps about rep so..I don't care how many times I post if I'm enjoying it. if I'm not I stop posting.
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I've owned a pair of Sennheiser HD 238s for over 4 years now. Other high quality headphones I've listened to include a pair of AKG K 495 NCs, Sennheiser HD 558s, B&W P3s, and Beats Studio (not exactly high quality....).

Done a few modifications. Stock plug was a straight connector, which are terrible for durability. Started to get finicky, so I bought an L connector and soldered it on. Good as new. Also did a popular mod for them where the foam on the outside of the inner earcups is removed for better overall sound.

Only complaint... They are open back headphones, so they leak quite a bit of sound at loud volumes. Kind of a problem in public, but at home obviously doesn't matter. That design however is what gives them such a unique sound, IMO. Great sound stage and clarity.


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Currently enjoying these.

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Xb700s?
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Those look like pillow cases
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I'm loving my v moda m100's but I really have no clue how to work the EQ in my titanium hd sound card, female vocals are somewhat "behind" compared to the mids and bass now where as with my ad700's vocals were on the forefront, I'm sure I could get it to sound different with the EQ. Any guidance?
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I'm loving my v moda m100's but I really have no clue how to work the EQ in my titanium hd sound card, female vocals are somewhat "behind" compared to the mids and bass now where as with my ad700's vocals were on the forefront, I'm sure I could get it to sound different with the EQ. Any guidance?

You have a range of adjustments in equalizers, typically starting between 20-40 and ending anywhere from 15k to 20k. This is the frequency that the equalizer manipulates and each range is typically further spit into multiple adjustors. Bass is typically from 20-500 and midrange roughly from 500-5k. Anything above this would be treble. In your case, you are dealing with female vocals, which will be in the midrange. Since we are talking about female vocals, chances are they will be in the high mid to upper range of midrange, so that is where I would start increasing each adjustor one at a time to see which one affects the vocal frequency range that you want less recessed. That being said, depending on equipment and quality of recording, tweaking EQ levels may result in audio distortion.
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Thanks for the info, I'm gonna fiddle with it after work at 7 thumb.gif I'm really so happy with these things, when I first listened it was slightly harsh but about 20 hours later they sound much better, I really got used to how the only thing the ad700's had going for them were great crystal clear vocals though.
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