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post #106 of 6431

Normal people are weird, audiophiles are awesome. :p

post #107 of 6431

nice, somebody noticed that i said "normal people" lol.
 

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Normal people are weird, audiophiles are awesome. :p

post #108 of 6431

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post #109 of 6431
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post

I almost cried today, a buddy of mine posted and I quote"going to play amnesia:the dark decent with some kick ass new headphones, man great time today and got some new skull candy hesh to bask in a true audio masterpiece of a game, and now I can finally start making my DJ tracks better" after month of me trying to get him to get the M50's....I died a bit today. 



I mourn thee, though commend thee for fighting the good fight.

post #110 of 6431



@ Argyris ....Can't help but love the quote in your sig.

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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post

I almost cried today, a buddy of mine posted and I quote"going to play amnesia:the dark decent with some kick ass new headphones, man great time today and got some new skull candy hesh to bask in a true audio masterpiece of a game, and now I can finally start making my DJ tracks better" after month of me trying to get him to get the M50's....I died a bit today. 



I mourn thee, though commend thee for fighting the good fight.

post #111 of 6431

Should i start playing some Barry White nowdevil_face.gif

post #112 of 6431
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mywallethurts View Post

everyone looks at the price tag without thinking the long term benefits and quality of the product.



Interesting that you'd bring that up.  It's why I'm here.  About 5 years ago, I bought a pair of Altec Lansing PC headphones.  They cost ~$35.  Their sound was okay, better than most of what I had at the time.  Since then, I've had a pair of Shure E3C IEMs, which I paid over $100 for.  I got those for the isolation, though the sound was nice.  I stopped using them because I didn't like how the IEMs fit (after testing them recently, it turns out that one side doesn't work now).  Well, the Altec Lansings started to fall apart, though even at that, it's the foamies which are disintegrating, everything else is fine.  So I decided that if cans would last me that long and I liked circumaural cans that much more than IEMs, I should spend some good money on closed cans since they will likely last me another 5 years.

 

With that in mind, I started researching headphones, picking up lingo as I went.  A bit of research led me here, which is where I got a bunch more suggestions which led me to the SRH750DJs.  One interesting thing I've noticed here:  Open cans have better sound staging, so audiophiles seem to go for them a lot more, which made it much harder to come up with a shortlist of closed cans.  When I started asking around here, my list was Ultrasone HFI-450, Technics RPDH1200, and Senheisser HD448.

 

Would you believe that when I started looking for new headphones, I was thinking about getting Bose?  A friend who does studio recording turned me off of them.  He saw the SRH750DJ's the other day.  His reaction?  "Ah, so you got the good ones!"  He had a friend with him, who asked "what are those?" I got a good chuckle out of the reply: "Headphones that let you hear the real sound."

 

So I guess I'm one of those that was "saved!"

post #113 of 6431


 

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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post

I almost cried today, a buddy of mine posted and I quote"going to play amnesia:the dark decent with some kick ass new headphones, man great time today and got some new skull candy hesh to bask in a true audio masterpiece of a game, and now I can finally start making my DJ tracks better" after month of me trying to get him to get the M50's....I died a bit today. 



Man, I am speechless. Skullcandy is the one brand that I can't defend at all. At least Monster or Bose got some sort of overpriced quality... but Skullcandy is just... evilly... muddy.

post #114 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Annirak View Post

So I guess I'm one of those that was "saved!"



I praise your wisdom in choosing the SRH750DJ.

 

More than a month ago, I was actually in an agreement to buy Beats Solo with another friend. However, after auditioning them and finding them utterly uncomfortable to wear. I let them go "regretfully" and started researching other headphones. I was blessed with this site and found the SRH840. Now I am a happy audiophile with my wallet crying. biggrin.gif

post #115 of 6431


 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mywallethurts View Post

everyone looks at the price tag without thinking the long term benefits and quality of the product.



Interesting that you'd bring that up.  It's why I'm here.  About 5 years ago, I bought a pair of Altec Lansing PC headphones.  They cost ~$35.  Their sound was okay, better than most of what I had at the time.  Since then, I've had a pair of Shure E3C IEMs, which I paid over $100 for.  I got those for the isolation, though the sound was nice.  I stopped using them because I didn't like how the IEMs fit (after testing them recently, it turns out that one side doesn't work now).  Well, the Altec Lansings started to fall apart, though even at that, it's the foamies which are disintegrating, everything else is fine.  So I decided that if cans would last me that long and I liked circumaural cans that much more than IEMs, I should spend some good money on closed cans since they will likely last me another 5 years.

 

With that in mind, I started researching headphones, picking up lingo as I went.  A bit of research led me here, which is where I got a bunch more suggestions which led me to the SRH750DJs.  One interesting thing I've noticed here:  Open cans have better sound staging, so audiophiles seem to go for them a lot more, which made it much harder to come up with a shortlist of closed cans.  When I started asking around here, my list was Ultrasone HFI-450, Technics RPDH1200, and Senheisser HD448.

 

Would you believe that when I started looking for new headphones, I was thinking about getting Bose?  A friend who does studio recording turned me off of them.  He saw the SRH750DJ's the other day.  His reaction?  "Ah, so you got the good ones!"  He had a friend with him, who asked "what are those?" I got a good chuckle out of the reply: "Headphones that let you hear the real sound."

 

So I guess I'm one of those that was "saved!"


 

sorry to peddle my wears, but I have some HD448 for sale if that's still an interest.*really need funds ahaha...the upgrade bug has stricken*

post #116 of 6431

Annirak: Sir, you have my respect for sticking to one pair of headphones for that long.

post #117 of 6431

Oh man this three stage audiophile thing is scary...

 

First step I wanted some serious bass so I bought some Atrio M5s, followed by IE8

Got tired of the sound so i bought me a TF10, which I love the treble.
And now this week I have a SE530 on the way.

eek.gif

post #118 of 6431
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Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post

Oh man this three stage audiophile thing is scary...

 

First step I wanted some serious bass so I bought some Atrio M5s, followed by IE8

Got tired of the sound so i bought me a TF10, which I love the treble.
And now this week I have a SE530 on the way.

eek.gif

 

Chinese idiom at its best. tongue.gif
 

post #119 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Guidostrunk View Post



@ Argyris ....Can't help but love the quote in your sig.


I like yours as well. A paragon of wisdom, that quote.

post #120 of 6431



biggrin.gif Cheers

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Originally Posted by Guidostrunk View Post



@ Argyris ....Can't help but love the quote in your sig.


I like yours as well. A paragon of wisdom, that quote.

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