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post #16 of 22
^^^

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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by bozebuttons View Post
It only takes one person to start the ball rolling,Just make it Happen.
Sure!
But there are no other active Head-Fi'ers in my area. Hence a local meeting with one attender (me) are quite pointless..
post #18 of 22
crappyjones123 it was a real pleasure to exchange some ideas with you, and to talk a little bit. And it is true, there is no way you can test an equipment with other person musical preference, you have to bring what you like and period...sounds good or bad, that is what you like. Remember Metallica Saint Anger, that was not the best of the recordings to try equipment, but that is what you like, so for you is completelly irrelevant how good Diana Krall will sound (unless in front of you, and with some clothes off, of course) in that setup...

In my case I always target tow or three items that I will audition, and trust me that for more that i try, there is always surprises...I had three clear ones, Denon, AD2000 and JVC woodie, among those the JVC is still pending, but I got into IEM's and trust me that I never expected that...
post #19 of 22
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my laptop has been with ibm for the past few days so i havent been able to update that list but i do have a few other things on paper that i will add when i get the lappy back.

sovkiller, pleasure was all mine. another thing i was going to mention which you already did was this. listening to "reference" cd's may highlight the excellence of the system but what happens when you come home and your poorly mastered slim shady recording sounds like absolute rubbish on that multi thousand dollar rig? take cd's that you actually listen to but listen to the music that the rig excels at reproducing a little bit as well. it will give you a better idea of what to compare between one headphone and another for instance.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by crappyjones123 View Post
my laptop has been with ibm for the past few days so i havent been able to update that list but i do have a few other things on paper that i will add when i get the lappy back.

sovkiller, pleasure was all mine. another thing i was going to mention which you already did was this. listening to "reference" cd's may highlight the excellence of the system but what happens when you come home and your poorly mastered slim shady recording sounds like absolute rubbish on that multi thousand dollar rig? take cd's that you actually listen to but listen to the music that the rig excels at reproducing. it will give you a better idea of what to compare between one headphone and another for instance.
That happen to me recently, I was used to the sound of my Axioms M3ti monitors, and a subwoofer, so I decided to upgrade to the best they have, the M80's, a floorstanders, very nice organic sound with good recordings, but a total deception at the beginning with the lousy ones. i said myself 100 times, I'm spending 1000+ to get this sound, no way, tried this and that, and asking here and there an finaly I realized the sad truth, being those speakers a lot more resolving, all critical defects show up, I need to learn how to deal with them from now on...but one thing is sure, ignorance is a bliss we do not have anymore, once you listen good, there is no turning back...
post #21 of 22
Happy i bought a nice Asus laptop =)

CJ have you decided on gear yet? Im curious as to what you going to get. Im thinking of ditching dv and going HR Millet Hybrid.
post #22 of 22
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only two choices of headphones for me are balanced 650 or balanced r10. considering i sure as hell cant afford a balanced r10, a balanced 650 will probably be the winner but i want to wait until i hear vicki's k340 and a few other cans.

amp wise, 80% leaning towards craig's tiny solid state. that amp failed at NOTHING i threw at it. you can tell that it has to work to sound good unlike the b52 or the sds xlr where the sound is just effortless but something that sounds that good for that low of a price is basically a dead sure buy.

source, i dont know. i spent too much time and energy on trying out different amps and headphones i didnt really pay attention to the sources. another mistake i made to be mentioned in this thread. >< ugh i have to complete the list sometime. at any rate, i dont even know how much the street price is for different sources so i have to wait for a while.

overall i dont see myself buying any of the above for quite a few months, not just because of financial reasons but i want to hear a lot more gear before i settle down with a certain rig.
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