Monolith M1570 Review

This is my Monoprice M1570 review video of Monoprice’s new flagship audiophile headphones after owning them using them for more than a month. With the release of the Monolith M1070 / M1570, Monoprice is building up its audiophile audio gear offerings. Monoprice recently released the new Monoprice M1070, which is a successor to the Monoprice M1060 as well as their new flagship headphones the Monoprice Monolith M1570. This is a Monoprice Monolith M1570 first impressions review of Monoprice’s new flagship headphones where I go over the sound as well as talk about the possibility of using a balanced cable with these headphones. With the release of the Monolith M1070 / M1570, Monoprice is building up their audiophile audio gear offerings. #monoprice #m1570 #headphones

I created a Monoprice M1570 blog where I cover the balanced cable issue and provide a Balanced Cable Guide for those that want to create their own balanced cable for their Monoprice M1570’s or want to send out the information to have a professional audio cable maker make one for them. Here is the the blog/guide: http://www.zadiustech.com/monoprice-m1570-balanced-cable-guide/

Monoprice M1570 Headphones

Audeze LCD-2 Classic B-Stock

Other Monoprice headphones to consider:

Monoprice Monolith M1070 Headphones
Monoprice M570 Headphones
Monoprice M1060 Headphones
Monoprice M1060C Headphones (Closed-Back)

Other Headphones to consider:

Audeze LCD-2 Classic
Focal Elex
Beyerdynamic DT-1990 Pro
Fostex TR-X00

How to Reinstall PS4 System Software Without Losing Data (An Error Has Occurred SU-4281-9)

In this video I show you how to reinstall PS4 system software without losing data if you are getting any of the following errors:

cannot start the PS4
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation
an error has occurred SU-4281-9
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation for version 7.00
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation for version 7.00 or later
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation for version 7.02
connect a usb storage device that contains an update file for reinstallation for version 7.00 or later

#ps4error #ps4fix #ps4notworking

PS4 controller official replacement USB cable:

Other helpful videos that may fix your problem:

Video 1: Cannot start the PS4 (How to FIX in under 2 minutes!)

Video 2: How to Reinstall PS4 System Software Without USB – In 5 EASY Steps

Video 3: How to Reinstall PS4 System Software in Under 5 Minutes! – Using USB drive

Video 4: PS4 System Lag Fix (PS4 Rebuild Database) – PS4 Update 7.0 Fix

Video 5: How to Restore Game Data on PS4 – Playstation Plus (EASY)

Video 6: How to Let PS4 Update Games While in Rest Mode

Video 7: How to Replace PS4 Hard Drive and Reinstall PS4 System Software in Under 8 Minutes!

Netgear XR450 – Best Gaming Router Under $150 !?

Today we take a look at the Netgear XR450 and I explain why I think this is the best gaming router under $150. The Netgear XR450 Nighthawk Pro Gaming router is a great deal considering it costs about the same as the lower end Netgear XR300 and is about $100 cheaper than the Netgear XR500. The Netgear XR450 brings together the great Netgear Wifi Router hardware with the best in the game software for reducing game lag, bufferbloat, and prioritizing your gaming network traffic with the DumaOS software from Netduma. The Netgear XR450 is even cheaper than Netduma’s own Netduma R1 Router. In this video I explain the differences between the Netgear XR450 vs XR500 routers. #XR450 #NighthawkXR450 #NighthawkProGaming

LIMITED TIME DEAL:
NETGEAR XR450 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router w/ free The Division 2 game

Monoprice M1570 Balanced Cable Guide

My custom Monoprice M1570 to Audeze Balanced cable adapter:

Monoprice M1570 to Audeze Balanced cable adapter
© 2019 ZadiusTech.com

This is the wiring diagram I used for connecting the wiring on my mini-XLR Monoprice M1570 to Audeze Balanced cable adapter:

audeze_monoprice_mycable_miniXLR_pinout_layout_final
Mini-XLR Layout courtesy of Gurbakhshish Singh

Note: Wiring the mini-XLR connectors in this way allows the balanced cable to be used for both Audeze/ZMF headphones as well as Monoprice M1570 headphone.

The Problem: 

The Monoprice M1570 Headphones do not ship with a balanced XLR cable.  Some of us tried connecting our Audeze or ZMF balanced XLR cables to our amplifiers, but it triggered the overcurrent protection on my Massdrop THX AAA 789 for example.  Monoprice is also not planning to have a balanced XLR cable available until about another month or two.  Per Monoprice, their target price for their balanced cable is expected to be around $80 (but don’t quote me on it).  I think that will be a fair price as that is about the same price as third party balanced audio cables made by companies such as Periapt.

Problem Discussion:

Create your own balanced cable or have an aftermarket audio cable company make one for you.  You’ll need the wiring pinout schematics below in order to do this.

First let’s look at why the Audeze and ZMF balanced cables do not work on the Monoprice M1570 and why you shouldn’t use cables from other headphones with the Monoprice M1570 headphones.

Audeze LCD-2 headphones Quarter Inch Pinout Wiring Diagram:

Audeze LCD-2 Quarter Inch Unbalanced Pinout Wiring Diagram
Image obtained from Head-Fi.org

Continue reading “Monoprice M1570 Balanced Cable Guide”

Monoprice M1570 First Impressions Review

 

This is my Monoprice M1570 first impressions review video of Monoprice’s new flagship audiophile headphones. Monoprice recently released the new Monoprice M1070, which is a successor to the Monoprice M1060 as well as their new flagship headphones the Monoprice Monolith M1570. This is a Monoprice Monolith M1570 first impressions review of Monoprice’s new flagship headphones where I go over the sound as well as talk about the possibility of using a balanced cable with these headphones. #monoprice #m1570 #headphones

Monoprice M1570 Headphones

Audeze LCD-2 Classic B-Stock

Other Monoprice headphones to consider:

Monoprice M570 Headphones
Monoprice M1060 Headphones 
Monoprice M1060C Headphones (Closed-Back)
Monoprice Monolith M1070 Headphones

Other Headphones in this video:

Audeze LCD-2 Classic
Beyerdynamic DT-1990 Pro
Fostex TR-X00
Focal Elex

Monoprice M1570 – Monoprice New FLAGSHIP Headphones

 

This is the Monoprice M1570, Monoprice’s new flagship audiophile headphones. Monoprice recently released the new Monoprice M1070, which is a successor to the Monoprice M1060 as well as their new flagship headphones the Monoprice M1570.

Buy the Monoprice M1570 Headphones

Here are the specs for the Monoprice M1570 Over Ear Open Back Balanced Planar Headphones:

Style Open Back
Transducer Type Planar Magnetic
Magnetic Structure Linear Symmetry Magnets
Magnet Type Symmetric Push-Pull Neodymium
Driver Size 106mm
Maximum Power Handling 5W (for 200ms)
Maximum SPL >130dB
Frequency Response 5Hz ~ 50kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance 60 ohms
Efficiency 96dB / 1mW
Optimal Power Requirement 200mW – 4W
Weight 23.6 oz. (670g)   *These are HEAVY!

How to Use Corsair Keyboard and Mouse on PS4

 

In this video I show you how to use corsair keyboard and mouse on PS4 to get it to work on PS4 games that support using keyboard such as Fortnite. This fix should work on most wired USB Corsair keyboards such as the following: Corsair K55, Corsair Strafe, Corsair K70 mk2, Corsair Strafe mk2, and more. #Corsair #PS4 #Fortnite

My Gaming Gear:
CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Massdrop AKG K7XX Headphones
ASUS ROG PG279Q 27″ 1440p IPS 165Hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor
PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console – Red Dead Redemption 2 Bundle
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Gaming Mouse
HyperX FURY S Pro Gaming Mouse Pad

Audeze Mobius 3D Audio Gaming Headset First Impressions

The Audeze Mobius 3D Audio Gaming Headset is a new gaming headset from the Audeze audio company that makes high-end audiophile headphones that use planar magnetic driver technology.  The Audeze Mobius uses the same planar magnetic technology as the other headphones that Audeze offers but at a much lower cost of $399.  The Audeze Mobius also adds a lot of additional features particularly geared for gaming such as positional 3D audio with head tracking.

Audeze Mobius can be used both wired or wireless.  You can turn the 3D feature off when you want to enjoy some music and with its planar magnetic drivers you are sure to get some high-quality sound from these headphones.

Specifications

Style: Over-ear, closed-circumaural
Transducer type: Planar magnetic
Phase Management: FAZOR
Magnet type: Neodymium N50, Fluxor Magnets
Transducer size: 100mm
DSP: Audeze Cipher DSP
Amplifier: Built-in balanced amplifier (output 1W)
Maximum SPL: >120dB
Frequency response: 10Hz – 50kHz
Earpads: memory foam, artificial leather
Microphone: Detachable with separate volume control
Battery type: Lithium-polymer
Wireless connection: Bluetooth (SBC, AAC, LDAC)
Wired connection: USB-C, USB-A, 3.5mm analog audio
Weight: 350g (including battery)

You can buy or get more information about the Audeze Mobius Gaming Headset on the Audeze Website.

 

 

SMSL AD18 Review and Sound Demo with Micca MB42X Speakers

Products Links

SMSL AD18 Speaker/Headphone Amp
Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers
Monoprice M1060 Headphones (*ON SALE*)
Sewell Silverback 12 Banana Plug Speaker Cables
Cable Matters Gold Plated Toslink Digital Optical Audio Cable 6 Feet
Recoton Fiber Optic Toslink to 3.5mm Mini Adapter
HEMNES Desk with 2 drawers (black-brown)

Specifications

SMSL AD18 Hi-Fi 2.1 Stereo Class D Amplifier with Subwoofer Output
Continue reading “SMSL AD18 Review and Sound Demo with Micca MB42X Speakers”

CanJam SoCal 2018

 

CanJam SoCal is an annual Headphone Audio Show organized by http://www.head-fi.org featuring over 100 leading brands in over 25,000 sq ft. of exhibition space, CanJam SoCal 2018 showcases the latest products and innovations in headphones and personal audio electronics in all price ranges, from $50 earbuds to the world’s finest headphone audio systems at $50,000.

This is my coverage of CanJam SoCal 2018 which I got to attend over a period of two days. In this video you will see the following products:

Audeze Mobius (3D Audio Gaming Headset)
The Audeze Mobius is a 3D Audio Gaming Headset that includes headtracking and positions the 3D audio based on your head position. Continue reading “CanJam SoCal 2018”