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post #4531 of 6431

how does the ATH-AD700 compare to the Senn HD598 in terms of soundstage? these have good soundstages if im not mistaken

post #4532 of 6431
While I haven't compared the two I can safely say the 598 has the best soundstage this side of my HD800.

Edit: That I've heard.
post #4533 of 6431

Most so-called non-audiophiles that I know really aren't so 'non'. They just don't see the need to spend that kind of cheddar, particularly in this day and age. Even I've lost the urge to sample everything and anything. At any rate...

 

Best comment I ever experienced (about 15-16 yrs ago), from a former co-worker, though he actually wasn't a 'non' as well (RIP). Went more or less like this:  "I wish you'd stop wasting your money on all of this hi-fi gear. All it does it make ME waste my hard-earned cash for MY next piece of equipment". Not exclusively related to cans, but I do recall vividly that after he first listened to my old HD650 set, he went out and bought a set for himself. Miss him; a very good friend indeed.

post #4534 of 6431

I don't quite consider myself and Audiofile but I do care about sound quality.

post #4535 of 6431

well for me i will not be willing to go any higher than the current 558 i have, since i probably will not appreciate the difference, and mostly money is hard to come by, this will hopefully last me a long time

post #4536 of 6431

Girlfriends will always complain... especially when the money for headphones can be used on her pair of shoes or clothes...

 

Main reason: I can't hear the difference, so it doesn't worth it...

 

Or: Even when I can hear the difference, I don't see why you "need" to buy a new one.

 

Boys (like me) will be boys. New toys are especially intriguing...

post #4537 of 6431

My wife listens to my Grado 325is...she even says that they sound better than anything that she has ever head....but that they still should not cost $300 and that as good as they sound she would still not personally buy them.

post #4538 of 6431
Quote:

Girlfriends will always complain... especially when the money for headphones can be used on her pair of shoes or clothes...

 

Main reason: I can't hear the difference, so it doesn't worth it...

 

Or: Even when I can hear the difference, I don't see why you "need" to buy a new one.

 

Boys (like me) will be boys. New toys are especially intriguing...

I guess the reason 'I can't see the difference, so it is not worth it' doesn't also apply for shoes? :)

post #4539 of 6431

I need to get my hands on a decent Grado to let my girlfriend decide. I really think Grado would be the way to go for her.

 

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My wife listens to my Grado 325is...she even says that they sound better than anything that she has ever head....but that they still should not cost $300 and that as good as they sound she would still not personally buy them.

post #4540 of 6431
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

well for me i will not be willing to go any higher than the current 558 i have, since i probably will not appreciate the difference, and mostly money is hard to come by, this will hopefully last me a long time

 

One thing I've learned since coming to this forum:

"I'm not willing to spend any more..." = "Maybe just another round." beerchug.gif

post #4541 of 6431
Quote:
"I'm not willing to spend any more..." = "Maybe just another round."

 

seriously, I just pulled a trigger on a m50 special edition after selling 2 of my headphones to upgrade my amp.

 

worse is that one of the headphones I bought using the money from selling my first pair of m50's

 

I feel this thread is being Hijacked

post #4542 of 6431

I got up to the HE500 and ended up selling everything I owned because I felt it was just too much no matter how good it was...And now look at me...

post #4543 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

I should also add a couple of people thought my 681's looked like some ugly knockoff of the Beats Studios (how?!!?!?)

 

They don't look anything alike.

 

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NOTHING alike except the color 

Look better then the beats to me and are probably better built then the $300 studios as well.


Edited by DJHeadshot - 7/7/12 at 9:21am
post #4544 of 6431

Consumerism is like a disease. You will end up always wanting to buy MORE, and it will never end. The term audiophile is in itself a cross between music lover and big consumer. I know lots of music lovers and instrumentalists who are good consumers but I also know those who are not.

post #4545 of 6431
Just have my 12 year old sis my westone 4s and she was like omg it's so clear better than beats and her sennheiser cx300, haven't told her the price yet biggrin.gif
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