Miracles in Audio, by luck, by good choices,by design or by tweaking...


I owned a low cost headphone for many years, the Fostex TH7B, first version( a new one close version exist Fostex TH7BK), semi-open headphone...I was never completely satisfied by any headphones I ever owned: Hifiman 400, Stax basic lamda, Stax 5 gold,Akg 340,Akg 701, beyerdynamic 990, and T150... Because in each of them with all their qualities I never listen to at the same times, a confortable headphone with natural timbre and voicing, with a good imaging and a realistic soundstage(not too close to my ears)...


For the last days I tweaked this Fostex, to damp his internal resonance I used sorbothane, I put some shungite stones at the exterior part of the cups and I use some Herkimer diamond in the interior pads( 3 at 120 degree) … Now this low cost headphones crush all my others if I sum all his qualities... For example his mids and voicing cannot beat the AKG 340 but among all my other headphones it is the best that is near that mids and it is more confortable, and with longer cable than the 340...His imaging is better and more realistic than the 340 etc etc...It is the same if I compare with the others...


His most important qualities is natural timbre and clear imaging,very precise pinned point accuracy and natural, so clear it crush for that ALL the others to dust...In the French audio circle the reviews were more than very positive few years ago...Diapason d’or and choc Classica...I am not the only one impressed buy the ratio quality/price... But remember that thesae reviewers dont tweak their headphone...The difference between before and after the tweaks are staggering...


Yes Miracles happens in Audio: cost is under 100 American dollars... Few years ago they cost me 50 bucks new... I never dreamed that I will go back to headphones...


I will enjoy your miracles stories of any kind ….My best to all...
mahgister

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I had counted 15 big "golden" plates in my system + 15 small one...

The sound will be compressed if the G.P. are too much near amp, dac, cd player etc...
In general using them with tourmaline or Herkimer Diamond or quartz will be balancing or compensating, decreasing the compression, increasing all positive effects...

The most effects will be on the breaker panels and behind speakers...


At the end effectively located, with compensating stones, I had 3-d imaging, with no compression, on the contrary an atmospheric imaging...


The key is to experiment because each audio system is very peculiar and ask specifics tweaking...


My best to all...


When you put a nephrite, or a jade, a jasper, a quartz, a tourmaline, an agate, an amethyst, a shungite, an Herkimer diamond, a malachite, or a chrysocolla, and many other less audio-wise efficient stones, like ruby, labradorite, fluorite etc., on a Schumann Generator, located in the room, the effect on the sound is VERY SPECIFIC, and none of these stones will act only passively by solely absorbing and transforming vibrations... Some like shungite or lava beads are not even piezo-electric crystals and their working effect is similar in power and they are in fact more powerful, and they must be used with some cautions to be positively effective...

Each stones seems to lend to the S.G. or near the gear where the stones are located, some VERY SPECIFIC quality inherent to their own structure...This quality work actively like a filtering action potential at the acoustical and electronical and electro-magnetic level, all at the same times... This observation of mine is there to convey my impression and is absolutely not science nor scientific, only metaphors...But anyway nobody has never explained to me the facts discovered in these experiments with sound...Perhaps there is a scientist that can, unbeknownst to me; probably, but for the moment I need to hear from him...
 You can add as many magic stones as you want mahgister, you will never come close to what I can do with one simple diyèd conductor. 
I am sorry but what this remark is supposed to means ?

An electronic component do his work, a stone near it will do his...Like it or not...Simple to test, put some stones on your breaker panel or on your power conditioner and after that replace them by a diode and compare :).... My best...




Something about tie dyed. Is he talking about t-shirts? That’s kind of weird.