How to Setup Speakers with a Turntable and a Thesis on Analogue vs Digital Audio

Introduction –  While personal digital audio has become a normality within our daily lives, some audio enthusiasts will remember when analogue vinyls were commonplace. And even in the present, this passion for analogue vinyl audio persists, with many users touting higher subjective quality and musicality beyond the objective measurements of distortion and noise that pioneered…

A Thesis on Custom Cables and Subjective Audio Improvements

Introductions – I’m not going to lie, my first impression of custom cables always comes down to their aesthetic; bespoke cables are just so visually pleasing, especially EffectAudio’s latest cables which include their custom CF connectors. Humans are inherently drawn to the elaborate, lustrous myriads of silver, gold and copper, and these cables seem almost…

Stylish Earphone Case Ideas

Introduction –  Not all expensive earphones come with appropriate casing for portable use. The ie800`s, fit that description perfectly with their unwieldy leather wallet that`s neither protective nor practical. Rather than using a Westone vault case or similar, I decided to improvise instead, and have received a number of both compliments and questions about the case. Here`s a quick guide illustrating…

Chinese Tempered Glass Screen Protector – Subjective Experiment

Introduction – I was appalled; surrounded by just over a dozen friends and lacking adequate digits to count the number of cracked or severely scratched screens in the room. One of the only exceptions was my wet-soap-slick HTC M8 that had survived a good amount of waist-height drops due to its Nillkin glass protector. If you want to avoid such…

Shozy Zero Burn-In Experiment

Introduction –  As previously mentioned in my Shozy Zero review, the Zero`s respond strongly to burn-in. I`ve never personally been a large believer in burn-in. I assumed it was just a placebo cure to buyers remorse. One reviewer would state, initially these earphones didn`t have enough xx and I was disappointed, but after xxhrs burn-in they are amazing…

How To Condition Pleather/Faux Leather Earpads

Since I recently received some new earpads for my Oppo PM3`s, I decided that I`d experiment a bit with the old ones. I noticed that the old pads were quite a bit lighter than the new pads, perhaps they were dried out or maybe simply worn. The Oppo PM3`s use pleather rather than real leather and…

How to remove or replace Oppo PM3 Earpads *Video*

I made a quick video demonstrating how I replaced the earpads on my Oppo PM3`s. This should be helpful for those who don`t want to send in their headphones for repair or are out of warranty. Also indicative that mods and 3rd party pads might become available in the future. Steps are in the video, description…