|Originally posted by sTaTIx
I'm new here, so maybe my statements are invalid, but it seems like most AKG K501 versus Sennheiser HD600 wars are sparked by one person: MacDef.
It would be rude to say someone's statements are "invalid," but I will
say that your assertion is incorrect
I'm FAR from the only person to point out the truth about the low bass on the K 501; I'm even farther from being the only person who has this opinion. On the other hand, I will
admit to being a stickler for the truth. Which, by the way, is why I'm also
quick to point out that the HD 600 aren't perfect either. But you don't seem to read that far
|It happens every time. Whenever I see a post praising the AKG K501's, and, at the end of the post, the author sneaks in a snippet about how they don't have bass rolloff,
Maybe that's the problem right there
|I ALWAYS (and I'm not exagerating here)
Actually, yes you are.
|see MacDef following up with a sly remark to the effect of, "Yeah, the AKG K501's are great headphones... but I laugh at these silly, ignorant people who claim that they don't lack bass!"
So maybe you'd prefer that I say "these things suck, and they have no low bass?" Only problem with that is that it wouldn't be true. I admit to responding to claims that the K 501 don't roll off in the bass with the truth that they do. So sue me
Or flame me, which appears to be more up your alley based on your response here.
By the way... not that you'll read this, or give it any credence, but the only
reason I reply to claims that the K 501 have great low bass is because I want people to understand that the K 501 do
lack in the lower bass. As good as the K 501 are, and they are very
good, if someone needs a phone that has good low bass, the K 501 won't supply it. That's my only criticism of the K 501, and it's objectively accurate. I've said many, many, many times that if low bass isn't that important to you, the K 501 are GREAT. What is so wrong with this?
Read my reviews and comments on the K 501. I've praised
them high and low. Explain to me where I'm overly critical of them, or where ANY of this has to do with me being "defensive" as you accused me of being later in your post. What part of "these are both great headphones, but these are a couple flaws of each" is so hard to understand?
|Am I wrong in my observation here? It's the same if someone says that the Archos is better than the iPod, or if someone trash talks about the Senn HD600 (Yeah, MacDef, I'm stalking you). It's like the guy takes it personally, and he's prompted to defend his equipment whenever possible.
sTaTIx, did you even read
my statements about the K 501? Do you ever read anything I write with an objective eye? I've never been "defensive" about the HD 600. I give my opinion, just like every
other member here does. I criticize the HD 600 for the flaws they have, but I also disagree if I feel someone is misrepresenting them (by the way, I've also defended the K 501 in the same way... you must not have been stalking me too well, or you would have seen that,too). I've criticized the iPod for several things (by the way, I don't even own an iPod :P). Read my comments on ANY component I own. I've pointed out flaws. But I'll also post a correction if someone makes a statement that is either factually inaccurate, or that I disagree with somehow. Why? Because this is a discussion forum.
Am I some jerk who treats people like crap? I don't think so. If you want to flame someone for being rude, a troublemaker, a jerk, defensive about things they own, etc., there are plenty
of better candidates on Head-Fi... I guess the fact that I've been here a long time, have a lot of posts, and am a mod makes me more visible and easier to jump on?
Whatever the reason, for you to come in here and attack me personally is childish. If you want to discuss headphones, amps, or anything else, great. But don't come in here and start questioning my integrity, my motives, and my goodwill just because for some reason you have some personal beef with me. THAT
I take personally.
|Then everyone gets all riled up and heated.
Sure, it's my fault that other
people are overly defensive about this issue
|All I'm saying is, MacDef, if you don't want people "freaking out" or getting into flame wars, then why do you insist on sparking the fuel over and over again?
I see... so it's all my fault. God forbid I say anything that might stir up discussion. We wouldn't want that around here. Funny how you're criticizing me for instigating flame wars, when your post was the only
one in this entire thread that was a "flame."