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post #181 of 306

haha dont judge just yet. i bought her Audio Technica ESW10JPNs too
 

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You let your GF have Beats. Son I am disappoint.

post #182 of 306

Best way to show someone they are def is to compare live in person, then take them to best buy and show them the new LED tvs.  Say this

 

"sir or mam', you not being able to tell the difference from a set of beats to something nice is the same as saying you cant SEE the difference from this LED HD TV playing a bluray movie, compared to a Tv from the early 1960s."

 

its identically the same, just with video instead of audio.  And it gets REALLY funny when people argue back with you and debate their un-defness lol

 

Edit:  People have trouble accepting that NORMAL means you are likely quality def.  A lot of people in my family could not really tell the difference from nearly every set, ever hi fi set ive ever owned.  So you are not alone, doesnt mean you are dumb or anything, it just means you need to accept that there are some people like us who have much better hearing than you


Edited by swbf2cheater - 10/13/10 at 9:01am
post #183 of 306

Some people,my wife for example,  are not very good at,and not interested in;;;;LISTENING!!!!

post #184 of 306

Women are a completely different type of beings when it comes to gadgets and equipment, most of them would care more about how they look then how they sound or perform, but there are always exceptions. 

post #185 of 306
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Some people,my wife for example,  are not very good at,and not interested in;;;;LISTENING!!!!



That's because women care more about talking than listening.

post #186 of 306

To add a completely different idea to this topic, i propose that maybe the reviewer was merely being a troll.

post #187 of 306

People need to be exposed to what good sound is.  Their are lot of people walkining around with Ipods and the standard earbuds that came with them loving life.  Until the hear different they  just dont know. Some people dont care.  I agree it is mostly a guy thing.  Not meaning to offend the ladies on this for.eum

 

 

 

post #188 of 306

The average consumer pitch memory are lacking, but pitch memory can be activated by repeated exposure. People who are not skilled singers will often sing popular songs in the correct key, and can usually recognize when TV themes have been shifted into the wrong key.

 

I tend to think that most people isn't that into music, not going ballistic when hearing one's favorite artist played back at 128 kbps.

post #189 of 306

I don't think DEF is the correct term, i think "naive" or "ignorant to sound quality" is more appropriate.  

 

People just do not pick up on that quality difference even if its extreme, some people really just dont hear it.  They hear tones and music, and thats really all they care to pick up on.  Impact, Bass thickness or airy feel, soundstage?  These are all things most normal people won't pick up on unless you train them to do so.  As a recent example, my family got to listen to the Phiaton MS400 and are used to using the Sennheiser Hd485 which a much larger more spacious and accurate sound.  Almost everyone said the ms400 is really amazing and just as good.  

well, while i agree its amazing, its doesnt hold a candle to the stage of the Hd485.  Why would anyone say that?  

 

the answer is they are naive and ignorant to such things

post #190 of 306

If they think the MS400 sounded just as good, let them be, they probably genuinely thought so. While I agreed everyone can learn to appreciate good sound quality, but do they need to? It's a bit like wine, I'm sure most people couldn't tell the difference between a $2000 a bottle wine from one that costs $20, but does that matter? Does everyone need to start going to wine tasting classes just because a wine connoisseur thinks it's ignorant to not know that?


Edited by Danz03 - 10/17/10 at 12:03pm
post #191 of 306

The thread title's misuse of the term 'deaf' is offensive to the hearing-impaired segment of Head-Fi and should probably be changed. Thanks.

post #192 of 306
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The thread title's misuse of the term 'deaf' is offensive to the hearing-impaired segment of Head-Fi and should probably be changed. Thanks.



Sorry, that was unintentional. I will change it to something more appropriate as soon as possible. I am truly sorry. 

post #193 of 306

So PC!

post #194 of 306
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Originally Posted by ChiComm4 View Post

The thread title's misuse of the term 'deaf' is offensive to the hearing-impaired segment of Head-Fi and should probably be changed. Thanks.



By claiming offence you open yourself for attack, its more or less a weakness that any playground bully loves to exploit. Just a word to the wise, I'm sorry that someone uses a word but a person with good common sense would understand that the last thing you want to do is take offense to something so simple of a matter.

post #195 of 306

Hah, sorry. I was being ironic. (Get it? The hearing-impaired of audio-lovers...)

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