I am going to use Cooking which lets be honest is the thing most people use measurements for as my example.
Lets say you want to make some delicious croissants, are you going to use some shitty American recipe or are you going to use a French Recipe? I'd bet most people would use a French recipe. Well how the fuck am I supposed to use the recipe below when everything (measuring tools) is in Imperial units. You can't measure out grams. So you are forced to either make a shitty conversion that messes with the exact ratios or you have to make the awful American recopies.
Not just with cooking though, if you are trying to build a house (which is cheaper than buying a prebuilt house) you could just use the power of 10 to make everything precise which would be ideal or you have to constantly convert 12 inches in a foot and 3 feet in a yard not even talking about how stupid the measurements get once you go above that.
10 mm = 1cm, 10 cm = 1dm, 10 dm = 1m and so on. But yeah lets keep using Imperial like fucking cave men.
On the plus side this thing has some serious neck dive so maybe these gigantic aluminum knobs will help even things out!
It might sound weird but whenever I hear a number over a million I tend to to think of the population of RI which is basically 1 million. For example say in the news they say that such and such has 5 million infected, my monkey brain immediately thinks: "wow that's 5 rhode islands!" Anyone else? Just me?
I've always been aware of metric and used metric measurements from time to time, but when the world around you uses imperial, you think in imperial.
When I got into coffee, though, I found that most guides used metric units. It wasn't an issue for me as I just switched the units my kitchen scale used and started using grams for everything coffee and favoring weight over volume.
I still use imperial measurements for most things, but when I'm in the kitchen, I start thinking in terms of liters, grams, and Celsius. This thinking is even bleeding into other parts of my kitchen routines. Instead of measuring powders in teaspoons and tablespoons, I use grams. Instead of making 16 ounces of coffee, I make half a liter of coffee.
Voice assistants and coffee calculator apps have been pretty helpful with this too as I'll often be looking at common imperial measurements and converting them to metric (or the nearest neat number). I can commonly be heard saying things like, "Hey google, how many grams is eight ounces?" or "Hey google, how many grams is a cup of broccoli?"
Have you had a similar experience?
Or is it a measurement of how much energy the source of voltage can provide per each colomb of its overall charge?
Jude at head-fi now has also released measurements for the Abyss Diana V2. webplotdigitizer was used to scrape the data so we can now look at their data in a more direct comparison. Links to the measurements from Head-fi and ASR in case people did not see them yet.
So I'll focus on the 45CA measurements from Jude as it is the same system Amir used. The measurement data was obtained by scraping the graphs. Graphs are generated with REW. The distortion measurements will say spl on the x-axis, this is due to the scraping, you should read this as %, so 1SPL=1%.
So the first thing we'll look at is the frequency response. I already went into the frequency response a bit in a post here explaining what was going on with Amirs measurements. Judes measurement confirm what i explained there and what others have mentioned that the difference in bass is due to seal.
Here we see the left channel of judes measurements overlayed. Green being the worse seal, brown the better seal.
Here we judes "worse seal" and amirs measurements overlaid, as we can see the bass response is essentially the same, no real surprises here. We see an overall quite similar FR with more of a difference around 2khz. Considering different units, people measuring/methodologies and positional variation the differences seem within what you could expect. All in All their FR measurements align. I would expect the better seal measurement to be what abyss intended for the bass, but i haven't seen them comment on what their target FR is, so that's conjecture on my part.
I would like to stress that these measurement aren't wrong or right, considering the effort Jude made to get the measurements and from comments from users it's a finnicky headphone to measure and place on your own head. People will get different results on their head and what is more likely can't be said from these measurement, ideally we would see a (large) number of in-ear measurement to see what response people get on their head.
Now for the second part we will look at their distortion measurements. Her... keep reading on reddit ➡
Back in October I requested calf measurements on a pair of boots. Didn't think it was an unreasonable request, but I didn't get a response so I just let it languish in my likes. Last night the seller (a mega seller with over 8k listings, not sure how many active listings) sent out an OTL so I jumped on the opportunity to ask for measurements again. Still silence. If she had answered in October, there's a decent chance I would have bought them back then. Girl has been missing out on a sale for literally two months because she won't take 5 seconds to measure the calves on a pair of tall boots.
I know some of you are in the camp of "whenever people ask for measurements they ghost me and don't buy" but the reason they're not buying is because it's not going to fit them. Someone else will benefit in the long run when your measurements are there and they can quickly see that the item will fit. PLEASE provide them if you don't already.