July 31, 2010

The Audio Technica ATH-0.15F

Heehee, just noticed the model of the SoundBurger's heapdhones' model on the headband today.

This is the teflon reel cut in half

Fitting in the drivers and using the CD-R King foams

The simplest config is the best sounding (at least for me) for this headphones.


July 29, 2010


Dampened with clay.

July 28, 2010

Soundburger Headphones' Latest Look

After much experiments, I found out that the SBHP drivers prefer to sit near the ears to sound best.
I'll try to stitch some leather cover for it this weekend.

July 27, 2010


Revisiting some stuff at home.
This yellow Audio Technica AT727 better known as the SoundBurger is a portable record player. I originally have the red one then an audio-forum-mate gave this yellow one to me.

The stylus is gone so I have to do some 'resuscitation' to make it work.
Don't even know yet if the electronics is working.

The headphones that came with my red unit. Last night, I fitted the drivers into a Teflon PTFE Thread Seal Tape reel and tried it on with the Sennheiser yellow pads.

Looks cool eh?! :D

July 24, 2010

Giant Killer Orthodynamics

Been very busy lately specially with my portable audio stuff. Was hanging out at head-fi.org and I was on the hunt for a closed cans equivalent of the AKG K501. I recently sold my K701 having preferred the mid-range presentation of the K501. The K501 is already very hard to find and I was just fortunate to get my hands on my pair.
The 'issue' I have right now with K501 is that it's a semi-open type headphone and there is sound leaking from it when I'm listening loud - I mostly use them in the office. So I thought of getting a closed type pair. I already have a wonderful pair of IEMs and an open back so the closed-type will complete my 'collection'. After days of googling and reading I stumbled on the orthodynamics posts. I can't afford the likes of Audez'e Planar Magnetic headphones (almost 4digits). There's a more affordable version at half the price but it's still too steep for me: the HiFiMan HE-5LE but it's at its best with the APureSound cable upgrade and the cost just went up higher (total USD650 I believe).
Both planar headphones by the way are open back (whew! :P). Fortunately, there's the (closed-type!) Fostex T50RP that sells for 'only' USD74(can you believe that?!). No brainer here so I pulled the trigger. From what I gathered, the T50RP is already good straight from the box and it has great potential with modifications and tweaks so I'm solved. I hope it has better mid-range than the K501. Head-fiers swear by the mid-range of orthodynamic drivers and I'm very much looking forward to it.
Exciting times ahead.

July 12, 2010

"Ocean Eclipse"

A solar eclipse is happening today at South Pacific Ocean.
Click on image linked to Sky and Telescope online

July 11, 2010

Sorry for the long no-post time :P

Here's a macro from last month:
A700 and Tam90

Current Moon Phase