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How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Headphones

How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Headphones

Shootout: 96 Portable Headphones Reviewed (V-Moda M-80 added 11/27/11) Tier B ($50-100) (B1) Koss KSC75 (modded): Besides adding some style points to the plasticky KSCs, the common KSC75 mods do improve the already-great clip-ons, but at a price. List of parts used: Mogami-recabled KSC75 ($30 from head-fi FS forums). 68 Ohm impedance adapter ($18, ebay). Build Quality (6.5/10): Naturally, build quality depends largely on how good the recabling job is. Comfort (8/10): Not much difference in comfort between these and the stock KSCs. Isolation (2.5/10): Though the leatherette pads may help sound leakage around the ear these are still open headphones so the difference is minute. Sound (6.75/10): The sound changes quite noticeably with modding. Value (7/10): Even though I prefer the sound of these to my stock KSC75s, I cannot say that for the average listener the price tag and time investment would be worth it. (B2) AKG K81DJ (a.k.a. Comfort (6/10): With a bit of adjustment when donned the K81s can be comfortable for several hours. Value (8.5/10). Value (9/10).

How To Make Any Pair of Headphones Smart Phone Capable You know what's handy? Devices that perform more than one useful function. Take smart phone headsets, for example: They have headphones which give you the ability to listen to music without annoying your fellow public transit passengers, and the in-line remote and microphone allows you take calls without needing to put your phone to your ear. Unfortunately, the ear buds included on most bundled headsets are almost uniformly low quality. If you've ever wished you could use a pair of headphones you already own with your phone without sacrificing the features of your headset, you're in luck. This guide will show you how to mount a female headphone socket to your headset, giving you an in-line microphone compatible with any headphones you'd care to connect. Tools You'll Need Soldering Iron, solder, good quality wire strippers (or very sharp knife), shrink tube (4mm), needle-nose pliers (preferably with wire-cutters, female jack socket. Cutting and Preparing the Cable Attaching the Jack Socket

Foobar2000 A Guide To Set Up Foobar2000 is a media player very popular in the world of Head-fi for good reason. If you’re reading this it is assumed you know more or less what it is. This is meant as a guide to get a functioning and reasonably good looking foobar up and running with minimal fuss. This guide is far from finished, there are many subjects which still need to be addressed. Contents: The Guide Layout Editing Optional Customisation Install an optional component Output plugins mp3 player management Album Art The Guide Like a lot of freeware and open-source programs, foobar2000 downloads as a .exe file which is an executable program, depending on the firewall/virus software you have on your system, your computer might not like this, it's generally just a pop-up saying "this file could be harmful to your computer" Scan it if you're worried but you needn't be. When you run set-up you'll get two options. Components Included in the Download: When you install you’ll be faced with this screen and window: [back to top]

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The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion (TGTC) is the complete system customization and optimization guide for all Windows users. Designed for novice and advanced users alike, it is written in plain English to help you genuinely understand all key aspects of Windows and your PC. The guide covers every major topic, from the correct installation of critical drivers and software, through to simple explanations and recommendations for every significant Windows setting and feature, all the major performance and convenience tweaks and customizations, as well as detailed troubleshooting advice. Also provided are links and instructions for a large number of reliable free applications that can enhance your system and give you viable alternatives to purchasing commercial software. Clicking the Buy Now button does not commit you to a purchase. Version History Usage Instructions Hosting, Distribution & Translations Problems and Technical Support Version History TGTC for Windows 8 [Version 2.0] [Back to Top]

Guides: Rock Stable: How to Get Your PC in Tiptop Condition Without even a hint of a doubt, I can say that a reasonable proportion of problems stem from overheating. A lot of this is due to overclocking, but even if you don't overclock, your hardware components can still overheat. They need plenty of cool air to operate within a safe and stable temperature range, and things can get hot in a hurry inside that stuffy PC case, especially during gaming. The first and most important step involves checking to see exactly what temperatures your main components are reaching during your gaming sessions. You'll need to download these handy free tools: The GPU-Z utility is for graphics cards.The Real Temp utility is for Intel CPUs.The Core Temp utility is for Intel and AMD CPUs. Install and launch GPU-Z, and then go to the Sensors tab of the utility. GPU temps are nice and low, but we're only on the Desktop Now run your most strenuous game, or the one which is the least stable, and play for at least 10 minutes; the longer the better.

Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks Kandralla is right: vinegar (acid) and baking soda (base) will not unclog a drain and the mixture does not make a good cleaning solution! Mixing an acid and a base creates a little bit of salt and mostly water. Never mix chemicals unless you know what you're doing: Some mixtures are toxic. For example, never mix bleach (aka chlorine) with ammonia! Never mix bleach with vinegar or any acid for that matter! Baking soda is sodium hydrogen carbonate (resist the temptation of calling it sodium bicarbonate— it's not!). Vinegar, like run-of-the-mill white vinegar, is a mixture of acetic acid and water. When you mix baking soda and vinegar you get water, carbon dioxide (creates the bubbles), and sodium acetate. -And, we should point out that the amount of sodium acetate created by mixing vinegar and baking soda does not heat up enough to unclog drains... sorry.

Automate daily Windows tasks with Start My Day Utility We are pleased to release Start My Day application for Windows 7 & Vista. Start My Day is a first of its kind freeware process launcher for Windows users. Simply put, Start My Day is for those users who hate going through the same process each day, loading this and that. UPDATE 06th Aug: Start My Day v2 has been rewritten completely to give it a new look, user interface and more features. About Start My Day v 2.0: Here are the new features added to this version: With Start My Day, a user can pre-configure a list of applications web links and music to automatically load using an Alarm clock. The software has three tabs or lists. The Application List will only accept .exe files currently. The Web List will only accept .url files which can be found in your Favorites folder. The Music List will only accept .mp3 files. The save settings for all items are stored in the following location: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Start My Day.

Top 10 Headphone Hacks I'm not aware of any for general usage. They tend to compete with the airborne sounds, and our audio processing is wired to favor the latter. I have a set of SwiMP3 headphones, which are bone conduction, resting at your temple and cheekbone. They're held in place by yuor goggle strap to keep the proper pressure applied for transmission. They work better than any in-water phones I've tried (okay, that's not too many), but they only work adequately when the air-transmission path to your ears is closed. For freestyle, that's not to bad, for breaststroke (where your ears breach the water long enough to clear) it's not good. Aside from the aesthetic of big hunks of plastic strapped to your forehead, and the need to close off your ear canals, they also have the challenge of preventing you from eating or drinking while listening, as you hear the sounds of your mastication and ingestion as well.

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