Monday, October 24, 2011

Custom audio cable for Superlux HD661

Benchmark Result on HTC EVO 3D




This is my Quadrant/Antutu Benchmark Result on HTC EVO 3D. Using [ROM/KERNEL][Oct 23]-=Virtuous Shooter v.1.0.4=- [1.20.401.2][Kernel: UNITY V2]

This ROM is smooth however u have issue located save screen shot on my EVO!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Firefox memory leak issue..

I think firefox internet browser have a serious memory issue..just look at the amount memory it consume!!

Superlux HD662 picture.

Here is the picture of another Superlux offering the HD662.





Superlux HD440 is here!

Superlux Hd440 is on a class of its own. To Superlux fan who are already familiar with HD660 sound will be delighted to listen to HD440. It is a much better version of HD660. Well i would not say better because it has an entirely different sound signature from the usual Superlux Offering..I think it has the best midrange among the Superlux. It is clearly a mid centric type of headphone.

Let me settle for a week first before giving any more description on the sound quality:)







Superlux HD661 the latest flagship headphone from Superlux

The HD-661 can be used for monitoring as well as Hi-Fi sound reproduction because of it's wide frequency range.

It is competing with Sony MDR-7506 (V6) in the looks and sound department.
The frequency plots of The Sony MDR7506 vs HD661, as published by Superlux, is shown below.


Accessories

1M straight cable model#FD1YW
3M straight cable model#FD3YW
Gold plated 1/8”(3.5mm) to
1/4”(6.3mm) adapter
Cable clip
Pouch

The look
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The headband is non adjustable however it feel much more comfortable compare to Superlux Hd668b. Perhaps due to the material being used. It has a glossy finishing looks. Once you wear in on your head it will look like those anime character with futuristic headphone on your head!

Out of the box the clamping force is quite hard..but not entirely unbearable..wear it a few more time and it will loosen up..it is plastic after all. You will get a good fit maybe after wearing for 2 weeks.

Sound quality
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Speci cations

Acoustic Design Dynamic, closed-back
Driver 40 mm, neodymium
Sensitivity102 dB SPL (1mW) at 1KHz
Frequency Response 10 – 20,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 200 mW
Rated Impedance 68 @ 1KHz
Earpad Leatherette
Head Band Pressure Approx. 4.5 N
Cable 1-meter(3.3 ft.) & 3-meter (9.9 ft.) straight cable, single-sided
Connector Stereo mini jack
Net Weight 190 g (6.7 oz)


I am new to audiophile world and i wont be using big words to describe the sound quality.
Compare to other Superlux HD6xx this is a much more balance headphone accross the range. It definitely fit into the monitoring division because of the good treble and
strong bass response. However the overall sound quality improve when i plug in into the Fiio E11 portable Amp. Maybe i like hard punchy bass and the Fiio E11 do exactly what it is suppose to do..to give me better mid and punchy bass. It do not alter the high characteristic that much and the bass certainly do not overpower the mid and high and stay in where it suppose to be :)

Without amp the HD661 is suitable to classical music, voice audiophile recording, and basically for monitoring stuff. However with amp you can extend it usage to RnB, rock and Dance etc..

My take is i would definitely like this over the old HD668b. It just like an reincarnation of the already legendary (due to its price factor vs performance) Superlux HD668b

At RM190 this is definitely a bargain headphone. You wont go wrong with this :)











Saturday, October 8, 2011

Medicine Day





I have been coughing for more than 1 month and visiting GP do not solve my problem. A recent visit to the Sunway hospital give me the shock of my life...lung infection...virus attacking vessel in the lung.. Well Dr say no problem just plenty of rest and eat all the medicine shown above...I never had so many medicine in my life before!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Superlux HD572 vs Sennheiser HD238 vs AKG K430



Sennheiser HD238
Most left Superlux HD572, mid AKG K430, most right sennheiser hd238

Most left Superlux HD572, mid AKG K430, most right sennheiser hd238 ( After folding up the Superlux HD572 is in between the size of AKG K430 and HD238 )
The AKG K430


HD572 Series
Monitoring Headphones

The HD572 is a supra-aural close-back headphones, which offer better isolation from ambient noise and feature high sound pressure level capability and exceptional comfortable fit. The HD572 features a powerful bass punch, expressly designed to convey the power of drums, while the enhanced mid and high frequencies give high resolution and detail, working well even in noisy environments. The HD572B presents a professional monitoring feel. With its excellent balance in low, mid and high bands and comfortable wearing even in a long session, the HD572B has become a great choice for professionals and consumers alike.

The folding swing-arms allow for one-sided monitoring and will fold into a small package that takes almost no space in your bag. All these features plus a wide, comfortable, molded and detented adjustable headband, make these headphones ideal for studio and DJ use. The ruggedly constructed HD572 and HD572B’s comfort level is as impressive as its powerful low end and accurate sonic imaging.

Spec
Type: Dynamic, supra-aural, closed-back
Driver: Ø30 mm, neodymium
Sensitivity: 99 dB SPL (1 mW)
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
Max. Input Power: 200 mW
Rated Impedance: 24 Ω (Copper-coated aluminum wire)
THD: < 0.25% @ 1kHz / 1V Ear Pads: Leatherette Cable: 2-meter (6.6 ft.) Connector: Gold-plated stereo mini plug Headphone Caliper Pressure: Approx. 3.5 N Net Weight: 130 g (4.58 oz)
Accessories Furnished

Soft carrying pouch
Gold-plated 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm adapter

Ok all those spec above is taken from Superlux web site. Let me try to give you a first impression of this headset but please bear in mind i am not a pro reviewer or an expert in audiophile. I am just a beginner.

The size and design

I like to compare it with my AKG K430 and sennheiser HD238 because they are design with on thing in mind which is PORTABILITY. But from the picture above you can see the 3 in comparison before and after fold up.

It is very light and comparable to sennheiser HD238. The whole headphone is made from plastic. It is quite sturdy. It has a individual cable for left and right channel. The cable is thick too and look durable compare to both the AKG and Sennheiser which is a shame cause the price i pay for this HD572 is just rm59!

The sound

I test the HD572 out from the box. It is a bright headphone. The bass can be punchy but when i drive it using my laptop, the bass is lacking..at first i thought it is my headphone issue. The i plug in to my Fiio E11 portable amp and voila!! This headphone come alive..i can hear all the punchy bass from the Boom boom Pow song by Black Eye Pea.

I think everyone know how a sennheiser HD238 sound like. Wide soundstage, good mid and high which give you in front of stage/in hall feel. The AKG K430 gives you the on stage feel which is suitable for bassy song..If for vocal and instrumental or concert i will choose the sennheiser. Superlux HD572 has the on stage feel. It is like AKG K430 but minus the bright treble. I feel that sometime AKG K430 can be too bright but on the other hand Superlux HD572 is just nice!

Pros: Give you punch bass, good mid and high.
Light weight plastic made this headphone comfortable to wear.
Super Cheap price !!! at only RM59

Cons: It needs a portable amp to draw out its real potential.
the material for the earcup is of low quality and i doubt it can withstand
abuse.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Superlux Hd661, HD440 and the gang..



Recently Superlux launch they flagship monitoring earphone HD661. This earphone is supercool. It have the HD668b sound signature with a tad bit improvement but whole new shiny design is what caught my attention!

Another headphone that worth mentioning is HD440. My first impression is that it has a very wide soundstage..and a smooth sound to it similar to sennheiser headphone.. And this baby is comfortable to wear.

All my unit is brand new and not yet burn in..so i will let it burn baby and later hopefully i can write more noob review on it :)

What is good about superlux is its high quality audio but you dont have to pay premium for it!

U can buy it :-
Here