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post #166 of 6431

disastermouse: mad props to you, dude. When I get into something I can't hold out, I'm too impatient.

 

While we're on the topic of what else we're obsessed with, I have to confess I'm a bag-phile. Not that I have a lot of headphones (3), but I have a lot more bags'n that. 

I feel so ashamed to say that.

post #167 of 6431

I loaned my SA5K to my dad for a couple of months, and gave my sister a AHD2000 as a gift.

 

 

My dad, while he acknowledged that they were a lot better, he didn't really care.

 

My sister, was amazed.

 

 

I wish that my brother was still around. He was a musician, so he'd probably be very interested in my setup.

post #168 of 6431
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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 feel for you.....you are a good friend, even though he does not see itnormal_smile%20.gif

post #169 of 6431

Awesome thread!! :-)

 

I do like to show my headphones to my friends.  Responses vary quite a bit.  Some people apparently "cannot tell the difference" or say "oh! they sound nice" and take them off after 20 seconds.  On the other end of the spectrum, some people are really amazed and stay listen to the music for a long time.

 

There is actually a pattern:  People who like music likes the phones much better.  And if you play what they already know and like, so much more they like the HPs. :-)

 

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Walfredo

post #170 of 6431
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Well, you have a point, but it isn't true in my case. I pretty much research any purchase, big or small, before I buy. That's actually how I came across here. That's also how I got into computers, watches, tea, etc. I like to have the "best" in everything. I don't mean the best as in flagship but good enough that I am content. For example my current headphone setup will be upgraditis free once I get my amp; no more money spent on this hobby unless speakers count. But in many cases you are right. 


Then you are a rare and privileged human being, and I suspect that your possessions are the inverse of mine - for everything I own with the 'Made In China' tag, you own something which wasnt made in China/Korea/Thailand. With the possible exception of the tea, but I'm a coffee drinker anyway, and at least half of any computer you own  :)


I also am like mralexosborn, ironically enough with coffee as well. 4/5 people in our house drink it. We ship in specific coffee's because we can't stand regular store bought. Our favorite at the moment is Ethiopia Sidamo (which by the way is where coffee originated, Ethiopia). We have to use the cool gold filter with our freshly ground beans in our grinder with the correct amount of water in our 'special' coffee maker. Just for the heads up, I live near Seattle, so that explains a lot ;) haha.

post #171 of 6431

Well, when my friend got... ahem... out of this state of mind... this one time, I let him listen to my ESW9s and some music and he sat there perfectly still with his eyes closed rolling his head around in a circle for an hour and a half. I don't know how much of that was because of the headphones but it was hella funny anyhow.

Back when I had PortaPros I used to go around showing them to people and then telling them how little they cost and everyone seemed to be very impressed.

 

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I don't think I could claim to be part of this hobby however, and I find I am more of an "extreemly interested consumer". I'm the guy who DOES spend hours and days researching every purchase I make, from computer to car to whatever. In fact, It may be some sort of deep rooted mistrust in the world, or some other such psychological mumbo-jumbo.


I'm like that as well. My first headphone purchase came from trying to find headphones to go with my new MP3 player on CNET, and they recommended PortaPros. After that I couldn't help but descend deeper into the rabbit hole.


Edited by Oggranak - 12/9/10 at 9:35pm
post #172 of 6431
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Eric_C: does it taste that much better? tongue_smile.gif


 

There is a ridiculously huge difference. It's actually a fine art. Getting the perfect beans from a good region/country, using the right grinder to the perfect consistency, using the best filters, having a coffee maker that brings the coffee to the perfect temperature for optimal flavor extraction, making sure you keep your beans in the right places so that they have more natural oils, etc. It all effects the coffee. I'm only 18, yet I'm drinking 4-5 cups a day of finely brewed 'magic' coffee. I cringe anytime I am in a place where they are serving regular coffee......there is no comparison. It's like the difference between $5 ibuds and Senn HD800's.

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Eric_C: does it taste that much better? tongue_smile.gif


 

There is a ridiculously huge difference. It's actually a fine art. Getting the perfect beans from a good region/country, using the right grinder to the perfect consistency, using the best filters, having a coffee maker that brings the coffee to the perfect temperature for optimal flavor extraction, making sure you keep your beans in the right places so that they have more natural oils, etc. It all effects the coffee. I'm only 18, yet I'm drinking 4-5 cups a day of finely brewed 'magic' coffee. I cringe anytime I am in a place where they are serving regular coffee......there is no comparison. It's like the difference between $5 ibuds and Senn HD800's.


Stop!

 

I am a non-picky coffee lover. The last thing I need is another expensive hobby along with my current audiophilism! tongue.gif

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Eric_C: does it taste that much better? tongue_smile.gif


 

There is a ridiculously huge difference. It's actually a fine art. Getting the perfect beans from a good region/country, using the right grinder to the perfect consistency, using the best filters, having a coffee maker that brings the coffee to the perfect temperature for optimal flavor extraction, making sure you keep your beans in the right places so that they have more natural oils, etc. It all effects the coffee. I'm only 18, yet I'm drinking 4-5 cups a day of finely brewed 'magic' coffee. I cringe anytime I am in a place where they are serving regular coffee......there is no comparison. It's like the difference between $5 ibuds and Senn HD800's.


I'd never want to get used to that, though. It's hard enough needing to shell out money for headphones (though it is justifiable since it helps with my primary obsession, which is music, and my secondary one, which is gaming), but if I were to pursue the finest of all things (there are people in this world who are obsessed with getting the perfect shave, FFS) it would cost far too much and take way too much time. Would the coffee taste better? Probably. Would my life be better for it? I doubt it.

post #175 of 6431

the comment I made up there to Eric was suppose to be humorous.

 

You know how people always ask "Is spending a little bit more on headphone makes that much of a difference in SQ?" of course I failed and drum rolled and no one clapped frown.gif bad joke

 

Shipley: you make me want to taste one of your fine made coffee now, it's cold here were I am at right now and a good cup of coffee would be great.

post #176 of 6431

Coffee is as important to me as audio (GASP!) It's just another one of my hobbies, so I don't expect everyone else to have it lol Coffee is very important to my day and enjoyment. It helps me in the mornings, its great with friends, it relaxes me at night (yes, at night. I am caffeine immune at this point). The differences to me between regular coffee and the coffee I make at home is night and day. There is no comparison. Don't worry guys, ignorance is bliss!! Just keep the coffee you have and save yourself money lol

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the comment I made up there to Eric was suppose to be humorous.

 

You know how people always ask "Is spending a little bit more on headphone makes that much of a difference in SQ?" of course I failed and drum rolled and no one clapped frown.gif bad joke

 

Shipley: you make me want to taste one of your fine made coffee now, it's cold here were I am at right now and a good cup of coffee would be great.


Haha, I wish I could give you a cup lol The closest thing (which still falls miserably short) would be Starbucks coffee. I no longer buy my beans from them though because they canceled all their Ethiopian coffees, but they still serve a pretty good cup. My favorite at Starbucks would be a Quad Grande Americano with a little cream (Americano = Water + espresso. Quad = 4 shots of espresso). :D Don't worry guys, most people drink regular coffee. It's just a hobby a lot of people in and near Seattle have.

post #178 of 6431

I know this fact is kinda off subject, but I was watching the animal channel and they were talking about this one really expensive coffee. actually the world most expensive coffee.  It comes from some sort of monkey like animal that eats these beans from a tree and they poop them out. People collect them and brew them up to make coffee.  I think it got something to do with the animal digestive system can't break it down, but the acid and process of going through does something real good for the beans.

 

  It makes me wonder how human get the idea to do that....and to think that people think it's crazy to invest in expensive headphone when animal poop is consider high quality coffee bean,cost in the thousands, and considered high class fancy stuff. 

 

 

for ya coffee lover here it is drink your heart out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak 


Edited by soundeffect - 12/9/10 at 10:20pm
post #179 of 6431

Greatest reaction ever today in my 5th period news crew class. I do the sound for that class....sadly we have a crap budget, a very nice camera but lacking the microphone section* Audio teknica SR90II and random AT shotgun mic* so I was using my ultasones for a sound check and some kid asks to listen to them his reaction after about 3 min of music."Oh.......my.....god, where did you get these and how much" I tell him, his response."I want them" I feel good ULTRASONE HFI580 FTW!!!

post #180 of 6431

Shipley, this is an intervention. You're in a dark place (and I'm not just talking about the brews) and you need to get out of there; that's way too much coffee in a day. I know, I was there before.
 

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I'm only 18, yet I'm drinking 4-5 cups a day of finely brewed 'magic' coffee.

 

 

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My favorite at Starbucks would be a Quad Grande Americano with a little cream (Americano = Water + espresso. Quad = 4 shots of espresso).
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