Category Archives: Electronics

What are In-Ear Monitors?

In-Ear Monitors (IEMs), is a type of headphone designed to be partially inserted into a user’s ear canal by using form-fitting tips often made by a range materials such as rubber, soft plastic, silicon, and more. It’s also common to purchase custom molded tips to fit your ear canal. This typically offers the best results in comfort and noise isolation.

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Jan 10, 2016 1 min read

The World's Finest Audiophile Electronics

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I’m very excited to announce LosslessLife, a company focusing on the best high resolution audio gear. LosslessLife reflects the continuous hard work and commitment in the products it believes in by creating a voice to get the word out from the audiophile communities and to consumers.

It is often assumed by the average consumer that a higher price and/or bigger brand name results in better product. While this can be true to some degree, consumers are often paying more for a product’s marketing expenses when purchasing from large retail stores rather than receiving higher performing product.

Strict factors such as performance, output quality, and the overall craftsmanship of products must be met in order to make it to LosslessLife as the company name is synonymous with the highest level of quality.

In a market that is saturated with mediocre products, LosslessLife believes it’s success will be by educating consumers to make smarter choices when purchasing. We do the research for you and provide all of the facts in an unbiased fashion.

While many companies sell products which they claim they would use, LosslessLife only sells products it does use by it’s highly enthusiastic team with backgrounds in technology, production, and an affinity for music.

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Nov 15, 2015 2 min read

What are Planar Magnetic Drivers?

A Planar Magnetic driver, has coined a few other terms such as “orthodynamic” or “Isodynamic”, all of which mean the same thing (in regards to headphones). They can be described as the child of a dynamic and electrostatic driver, sort of… The best of both worlds, at least.

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Nov 10, 2015 2 min read

What are Dynamic Drivers?

A dynamic driver, sometimes referred to as a “moving coil” driver is the most common driver found in headphones. It is the same technology found in speakers around your home, but on a much smaller scale. This type of driver consists of alternating magnetic fields powered by a tiny wire coil (or a “voice coil”). As the current changes based on the sound playback, the coil reacts with the magnetic field and the lightweight diaphragm rapidly compresses and decompresses the air by pulling the diaphragm in and out from the ring within the driver to create the sound you hear.

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Nov 10, 2015 1 min read

What are headphone drivers?

Headphones are essentially a set of tiny speakers that sit in, on or around your ears and like all speakers, they have drivers. Everyone can agree that not all headphones are the same or created equally. But besides the superficial differences and the various features you may be offered such as noise cancelling and wireless capabilities, there are other more subtle differences that can make a huge difference. That subtle difference is determined by the type of driver used in the headphones.

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Nov 5, 2015 1 min read

Bottlehead S.E.X. 2.1 Unboxed

Impedance Switch and C4S Parts Revealed

There you have it. All the parts that I’ll be assembling for the Bottlehead S.E.X. version 2.1. The parts in the image include the impedance switch and the C4S components. To the far left, there is a bag I didn’t bother unraveling because it is mainly little screws and bolts that felt easy to lose.

Build Order

I will do incremental builds. This way I can test the quality of a build on it’s own before adding additional components. This is a good practice I follow in daily software development and has proved helpful in debugging. The order will be as follows:

  1. S.E.X. kit.
  2. Impedance switch installation.
  3. C4S Upgrade.
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Sep 19, 2015 1 min read

Bottlehead S.E.X. 2.1 Journey

Impedance Switch, C4S upgrade, and custom details.

After almost a month of waiting, my Bottlehead S.E.X. has finally arrived. This will be my first of many electronic DIY projects. I will detail the journey from start to finish. Including details like what tools I used, any problems I encountered, and any suggestions I come up with on the way. This blog series is sort of like an enhancement to the original guide provided with your Bottlehead S.E.X. purchase.

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Sep 12, 2015 2 min read

How to unlink Netflix from Panasonic Viera Cast VT25

Unfortunately you can’t on a Panasonic VT25. Someone managed to forget about that feature on the Netflix app. Weird because it’s there for YouTube, Pandora, Amazon, etc… The only way you can is by resetting your TV to the factory settings and starting from scratch. You’re wrong if you think you can just log into your Netflix account and click the unlink all devices link from your profile. On the plus side… Never mind, there is no plus side.

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May 25, 2014 1 min read