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post #2716 of 3661
All My Life by Foo Fighters
Something about this song is just awe inspiring on my HE-400s. Actually anything by them just seems to be made for those cans. I can't figure out exactly why, but I just absolutely love listening to this band on the HE-400
post #2717 of 3661
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September - Earth, Wind & Fire (Greatest R&B song ever in my opinion.) 

BAADDEEEYAAAAA! dt880smile.png

 

 

 

 

for my HD 439: 

 

Hotel California (Acoustic Live) - Eagles

Smile Lines - Incubus

I'll Be Loving You (Forever) - Jordan Knight from NKTOB remix CD

Falling For The First Time - Barenaked Ladies

83 - John Mayer

Just To See Her - Smokey Robinson


Edited by drewfig - 2/7/13 at 1:20pm
post #2718 of 3661
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Originally Posted by tribestros View Post

M B V 24/96 FLAC. /end of discussion

 

^ This. Absolutely fcuking brilliant "comeback" album.

 

Except, volume is so important to the MBV sound (the band, not just the album), that to try and emulate an MBV gig, you would actually hurt yourself. I've got it on at the mo :-

 

24/96 burned to a DVD-A > Pioneer DV696AV > FiiO E9 > Senn HD-595s

 

Volume at about 10 or 11 o'clock and it's fecking loud, but just not MBV loud. That's almost impossible without a huge room, no neighbours and earplugs.

 

Edit to add to this : the amazing thing about MBV live is how loud they can be without being a sloppy mess. I first saw them in the early 90s as part of the "Rollercoaster" tour (JAMC, MBV, Dinosaur Jr and Blur) and that became a volume war, with each band wanting to outdo the previous. However, every band sounded great! I was partially deaf for about a week though.


Edited by Jamesy1969 - 2/7/13 at 3:37pm
post #2719 of 3661
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Originally Posted by tribestros View Post

M B V 24/96 FLAC. /end of discussion


What's "M B V"? I couldn't find it.

post #2720 of 3661
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Originally Posted by tribestros View Post

M B V 24/96 FLAC. /end of discussion


What's "M B V"? I couldn't find it.

 

Here ya go: http://www.mybloodyvalentine.org

post #2721 of 3661

Gonna nab the LP + CD + 24/96 of this very soon. Don't want to miss out. That's a lot of good stuff for $30. 

 

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Here ya go: http://www.mybloodyvalentine.org

post #2722 of 3661
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Originally Posted by TJ Elite View Post

 

Here ya go: http://www.mybloodyvalentine.org

 

I find it pretty interesting the way they're marketing this thing. They want $22 for a CD that doesn't exist yet. ($2.44 per song.) That comes with an instant digital download up to and including 96 / 24, but as far as I can tell, there's no option for a cheaper CD without the digital download.

 

Or, they are offering the digital-download-only for $16. ($1.78 per song with no physical copy.)

 

And then there is the vinyl option for which you must pay $30.50 for nine songs although you get the CD and the download too. That sounds like $3.39 per song to me.

 

Many people concluded long ago that CDs at $16 each were a rip-off. Now, they've managed to take it one step further, and for $16, you don't even get the CD. If you actually want any kind of physical media, the entry level is $22. If you want the vinyl record, you must pay $30.50 minimum to get it even if you don't want or need the other formats.

 

It says a lot about how the music industry has changed...


Edited by StratocasterMan - 2/8/13 at 1:53pm
post #2723 of 3661
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Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post

 

I find it pretty interesting the way they're marketing this thing. They want $22 for a CD that doesn't exist yet. ($2.44 per song.) That comes with an instant digital download up to and including 96 / 24, but as far as I can tell, there's no option for a cheaper CD without the digital download.

 

Or, they are offering the digital-download-only for $16. ($1.78 per song with no physical copy.)

 

And then there is the vinyl option for which you must pay $30.50 for nine songs although you get the CD and the download too. That sounds like $3.39 per song to me.

 

Many people concluded long ago that CDs at $16 each were a rip-off. Now, they've managed to take it one step further, and for $16, you don't even get the CD. If you actually want any kind of physical media, the entry level is $22. If you want the vinyl record, you must pay $30.50 minimum to get it even if you don't want or need the other formats.

 

It says a lot about how the music industry has changed...

You obviously haven't been buying vinyl lately. That's a deal to get all 3 for that much. :D

 

Heck, buying 2 track imported singles is like...6 bucks a song. I paid $12 for one song recently. Burial's Nova that he did with Four Tet. Worth it. ;)

post #2724 of 3661
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You obviously haven't been buying vinyl lately. That's a deal to get all 3 for that much. :D

 

Heck, buying 2 track imported singles is like...6 bucks a song. I paid $12 for one song recently. Burial's Nova that he did with Four Tet. Worth it. ;)

 

 

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Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post

 

I find it pretty interesting the way they're marketing this thing. They want $22 for a CD that doesn't exist yet. ($2.44 per song.) That comes with an instant digital download up to and including 96 / 24, but as far as I can tell, there's no option for a cheaper CD without the digital download.

 

Or, they are offering the digital-download-only for $16. ($1.78 per song with no physical copy.)

 

And then there is the vinyl option for which you must pay $30.50 for nine songs although you get the CD and the download too. That sounds like $3.39 per song to me.

 

Many people concluded long ago that CDs at $16 each were a rip-off. Now, they've managed to take it one step further, and for $16, you don't even get the CD. If you actually want any kind of physical media, the entry level is $22. If you want the vinyl record, you must pay $30.50 minimum to get it even if you don't want or need the other formats.

 

It says a lot about how the music industry has changed...


You really can't judge the music industry by MBV (unfortunately). A band that takes 22 years between albums (erasing one along the way if rumours are to believed) and then announcing the new album in an off-the-cuff comment, "Yeah it might be out in 2 or 3 days" at a London gig.

 

Unless you are/were a fan, then you won't get MBV's way...Kevin Shields is a musical genius (no one really knows how he gets that guitar sound) and really doesn't give a fcuk about the industry. They have had a fervent following since the eighties based on just 3 albums and a smattering of EPs. I would guess that if they charged $50 for the album they wouldn't lose that many sales.

post #2725 of 3661

Well, what the heck-- it's late on a Saturday night, I figure it's a good time to tell a story.

 

I'm sitting in my home office spinning some extremely vintage vinyl.  Currently the sounds blasting out my HD800s is the Stones "Let it Bleed".  This is a true original London blue-label pressing.  Heavy & thick, the way they used to make great records.  This particular record is in M- condition, though the cover isn't what it used to be.  Of course who cares when the upper left corner  has Keith Richard's autograph.  I managed to get two of my early Stones albums signed by him back in the early 90's when he was playing with the Winos.  He was doing a concert for the TV station I worked at-- WTTW in Chicago.  Anyway-- I asked and he obliged-- I think it makes the record sound much sweeter.

 

I'm in mid-turntable replacement.  Last weekend I finally started unpacking my vinyl collection after a long long hiatus (think: years).  The first two records I played on the old Sony sounded positively horrible.  I've never listened to the TT on my HD800s, I'm driving them with a Woo Audio WA5LE-- and perhaps the cartridge is just shot-- or sitting in a box in the garage did really bad things, I'm not certain.  But when something isn't working just right-- that usually means I'm going to spend a lot of money in short order.  

 

The phono stage isn't the best-- It's a Rotel RQ970.  It needs an upgrade, but it will do for now.  But the turntable and cartridge have got to go.  I started my research and through a head-fier I struck a deal for a VPI Scout.  It will be here Monday, but I needed the cartridge, too.  I went through a bunch of recommended components lists Stereophile, etc., and the cartridge that kept bubbling to the top was the Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood.  Clearaudio has a killer phono stage that will likely be a great match for it, but that will have to wait.  

 

The cartridge arrived Friday.  I hooked it up to the Sony, and set the tracking force with the scale I purchased with the cartridge.  I don't have a good anti-skate gauge, but If you drop the needle on a record, you can see if there's a lot of force on the needle toward the center-- I just backed it off until the needle didn't bend when dropped in the groove.  Seems to be a good adjustment.  I eyeballed the alignment as best I could-- that gauge was still in the mail somewhere and played a few sides for fun.  Sounded pretty good, though the bass was a little thin.  

 

Today the alignment gauge arrived.  My eyeball job wasn't so good, imagine that?  I straightened it out and viola!  The bass suddenly extended way way down in the spectrum.  Anyone who says the HD800 can't do great bass is sorely mistaken.  With the right amplifier, the bass extends to the depths of the range.  Most people underpower it-- then complain the bottom end is light.  

 

I've got over a thousand lp's.  Not all are in great shape, but I really was quite the collector back in the day.  I even purchased every Mobile Fidelity album I could get my hands on when they announced they were stopping record production back in the day-- bought them retail and shelved a bunch of Beatles albums, still sealed, for a retirement fund.  A few are worth $500 and up.  Not a bad ROI.

 

So I'm re-discovering my vinyl, and it's quite fun.  The MoFi records are simply stunning-- and I don't have the VPI Scout in the mix yet.  Should be quite an awakening come Monday night.  Meanwhile, Mick, Keef and the boys are telling me it's time to flip to side 2.  Alright boys, it's the least I can do...

post #2726 of 3661

Dang it. I have Ronnie Wood's autograph but not Keef's. frown.gif

post #2727 of 3661

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eDyoOCJOSE

 

Zeds Dead - Rave

 

This song is rocking my HD800s at the moment biggrin.gif


Edited by MDCLXVI - 2/10/13 at 1:43pm
post #2728 of 3661
days turn into nights(Seven lions remix) - Delirium.

full bass!!
post #2729 of 3661

Sorta off genre for me but Deadmau5 For lack of a better name.  Sounds great on my HD 600s  L3000.gif

post #2730 of 3661

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I listening to mostly EDM and R&B but every once in awhile, older rock peaks my interest the most and honestly sounds best versus other genres when listening through my Q701's. Always puts a smile on your face.


Edited by J Bones - 2/11/13 at 3:34pm
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