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post #196 of 306
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So PC!



Hey I am just trying to stay current with the current administration! ( Don't ban me.)

 

Usually I am quite anti-PC but you never know what could get you banned. XD

 

I didn't know you were joking, haha. I have seen some hearing impaired people around here so that's why I took it seriously. 

post #197 of 306

There are certainly some with tinnitus, but they are more offended by a badly performed joke.

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There are certainly some with tinnitus, but they are more offended by a badly performed joke.



post #199 of 306
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 He returned the Edition 8's because the Beats sounded better. I would understand better for the price but not better flat out. His reasoning comes down to the Ultrasone's lack of bass. Of course being an ignorant (not in a bad way) consumer he did not plug it into a decent source. 


Isn't "better sound" subjective? I know a lot of audiophiles are into very neutral sound, but if another person likes a warm, fun, overly-bassy sound I suspect they can get just as much enjoyment out of their Beats as anyone here could get out of the finest of setups.

 

I actually have (and like) a pair of beats. They are not accurate, nor are they good for critical listening, but they are fun for electronic music in noisy environments. Way overpriced for what they are though. 

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


lol

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Isn't "better sound" subjective? I know a lot of audiophiles are into very neutral sound, but if another person likes a warm, fun, overly-bassy sound I suspect they can get just as much enjoyment out of their Beats as anyone here could get out of the finest of setups.

 

I actually have (and like) a pair of beats. They are not accurate, nor are they good for critical listening, but they are fun for electronic music in noisy environments. Way overpriced for what they are though. 


Sorry to bring them up again on Head-Fi but I can think of no other headphone with more bass. Listen to the Skullcandy Skullcrusher Subwoofer headphones. Then go back to your Beats. Is sound still 100% subjective? 

post #202 of 306

I've got JH-16's on order, so I don't think I'll be going back to the Beats for a while anyway!

 

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Sorry to bring them up again on Head-Fi but I can think of no other headphone with more bass. Listen to the Skullcandy Skullcrusher Subwoofer headphones. Then go back to your Beats. Is sound still 100% subjective? 

post #203 of 306
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I've got JH-16's on order, so I don't think I'll be going back to the Beats for a while anyway!

 


 


A bit of an upgrade I must say. 

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A bit of an upgrade I must say. 


Quite! I also have some Grado 325's which I preferred to the Beats for critical listening and non-Electronic music, but I'm hoping the JH16's can surpass even the Grado's for all kinds of music, and provide more isolation than the Beats could ever dream of.

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Quite! I also have some Grado 325's which I preferred to the Beats for critical listening and non-Electronic music, but I'm hoping the JH16's can surpass even the Grado's for all kinds of music, and provide more isolation than the Beats could ever dream of.



Hoping? $1150 IEM's should be a bit better than $300 cans. 

OMG WHAT COLORS ARE THEY GOING TO BE?!

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Hoping? $1150 IEM's should be a bit better than $300 cans. 

OMG WHAT COLORS ARE THEY GOING TO BE?!

 

Hoping - I took a leap of faith on them. Lots and lots of good reviews, but I won't really know for sure until I hear them in a week.

 

I got candy apple red for the right ear and black eye blue for the left. It matches both the standard R/L color scheme, and the hotrod flame colors (red and blue) I have tattooed on my arms. I decided against artwork since the drivers in the shells look like enough of a masterpiece to me.
 

post #207 of 306
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Hoping - I took a leap of faith on them. Lots and lots of good reviews, but I won't really know for sure until I hear them in a week.

 

I got candy apple red for the right ear and black eye blue for the left. It matches both the standard R/L color scheme, and the hotrod flame colors (red and blue) I have tattooed on my arms. I decided against artwork since the drivers in the shells look like enough of a masterpiece to me.
 



They have been compared to the HD800's. They are said to be a little more flavored version of them actually. (Headfonia.com)

Oooo, classy color scheme. 

post #208 of 306

Honestly I'll be happy if they can match my home rig. have a pair of B&W 501's at home and I simply adore them.

post #209 of 306

What amp?
 

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Honestly I'll be happy if they can match my home rig. have a pair of B&W 501's at home and I simply adore them.


 

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What amp?


Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS. Not exactly music-focused (much more tuned for home theater), but does a great job of driving the 501's

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