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Trust him, he's a doctor.

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Trust him, he's a doctor.


Yeah cause doctors are always right

post #4788 of 6431
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Yeah cause doctors are always right

 

Ron Paul is a doctor...

 

No matter though. Slightly back on topic:

How do people feel about sharing IEM's? Some people think it's gross, but personally, if I'm letting someone audition them, I have eartips on hand in my dorm, and if they want the same size I use, I use a laptop screen cleaning wipe that has isopropyl alcohol in it.

Does anyone feel a little jilted that IEM's are harder to 'share' than a full size headphone? I think that a full size headphone is also seen as somewhat of a status symbol. The average person isn't going to expect much of something small, unassuming, and portable 'earbud' (which we know to be IEM's.)

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Ron Paul is a doctor...

No matter though. Slightly back on topic:


How do people feel about sharing IEM's? Some people think it's gross, but personally, if I'm letting someone audition them, I have eartips on hand in my dorm, and if they want the same size I use, I use a laptop screen cleaning wipe that has isopropyl alcohol in it.


Does anyone feel a little jilted that IEM's are harder to 'share' than a full size headphone? I think that a full size headphone is also seen as somewhat of a status symbol. The average person isn't going to expect much of something small, unassuming, and portable 'earbud' (which we know to be IEM's.)
Customs also a status symbol and plus side is that u can't share them biggrin.gif
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Back on topic...

When a friend came over to my place a few weeks ago, he noticed my Sennheiser HD598s that I'd left on my bed plugged into my ipod. I'd been just drooling over them the whole week, so he picked them up and selected a song. I swear he must have listened to it for five seconds before he put it down and said something like " they sound good". Confused about how he could determine that so quickly, I asked him what he meant. After a bit of prodding, he said " The bass is good" and moved on to a new subject. To add insult to injury, when I was scrolling through my ipod later, I noticed that the song he listened to was a 192 kbps mp3 that I still had lying around from my pre head-fi days. 

This same guy is quoted as saying: "Who cares about how good your headphones sound, they all do the same thing!"
 

 

I guess some people either:

a) can't tell the difference between high and low quality

b) don't care
 

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To add insult to injury, when I was scrolling through my ipod later, I noticed that the song he listened to was a 192 kbps mp3 that I still had lying around from my pre head-fi days. 

To be fair, a 192kbps mp3 from a well-mastered/mixed album > a flac file from overcompressed garbage.

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To be fair, a 192kbps mp3 from a well-mastered/mixed album > a flac file from overcompressed garbage.

I guess, but I don't think I can even begin to explain how distorted and bad some of the songs I used to download sound and this one was definitely a prime example.

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Back on topic...

When a friend came over to my place a few weeks ago, he noticed my Sennheiser HD598s that I'd left on my bed plugged into my ipod. I'd been just drooling over them the whole week, so he picked them up and selected a song. I swear he must have listened to it for five seconds before he put it down and said something like " they sound good". Confused about how he could determine that so quickly, I asked him what he meant. After a bit of prodding, he said " The bass is good" and moved on to a new subject. To add insult to injury, when I was scrolling through my ipod later, I noticed that the song he listened to was a 192 kbps mp3 that I still had lying around from my pre head-fi days. 

This same guy is quoted as saying: "Who cares about how good your headphones sound, they all do the same thing!"
 

 

I guess some people either:

a) can't tell the difference between high and low quality

b) don't care
 

he is true, they technically do the same thing, the question is how?
oh well we enjoy our own headphones, they can crawl in their ibuds.
anyway since beat came around a lot of us headfiers have been annoyed and insulted by beats fans angry_face.gif 

i wonder how it was like before 2008 and beats...


Edited by streetdragon - 8/19/12 at 10:09pm
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I haven't been attacked by Beat fans and I hope it stays that way. But I dont walk outside with my headphones on other then the past ones being open back or had jump rope long cables. Plus the fact some one might bop me upside the head for them.  I Had a couple of friends thank me for suggestion other headphones to them. When they ask.

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Well when I first got my RS2is, I gave them to my mom after I had listened for a few hours, with Vivaldi's Four Seasons, performed by the Venice Baroque Orchestra.  We both love classical, and after about 20 minutes, her response was along the lines of, the instruments sound the way they should in a live performance, and the whole presentation is realistic.  (she attends performances of classical quite often)  That made my day, and justified my choice after the weeks of researching I did to end up with them.  Of course it wasn't until later (week or two ago, I got them about a year ago) that I REALLY started to appreciate them.  Before that...I'm not even sure what I wanted, but now I crave the best midrange I can get, coupled with equal quality treble and bass, and all melded in a musical/dynamic package, and the RS2i gave me that...again, when I was mature enough to want it.  I'm glad I decided not to sell them.

 

Now that I'm getting that atrocious IEC of a cable taken care of, I predict they'll steal half or more of the DT1350's head time once they're home. :)  Parov Stelar with those things will just make you want to jump up and start dancing fast swing/Lindy Hop. :D

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Whenever I want to introduce people to head fi I let them audition my soundmagic equipment. Works 100% of the time. Jvc hafx101 seems to be doing the same.

I find that people from generation x and y (people between the ages of 21-50) are more appreciative of my hisoundaudio golden crystals and especially my grado Sr60.

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I get strange looks when I have my PRO700MK2 folded downward when around my neck. I get people that come real close to see if it's like a neck brace. No, I didn't get in a car wreck. No these aren't nipple stimulants, or maybe they are...
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When i take my Koss Portapro's out the leatherette pouch in High School (Not during school-time)

 

some people who are curious always ask "what the hell is that?"

so i fold them out and yea i end up in Audio-nerd talk saying "These are Koss Portapros, the same design Koss stayed with since the 1980's; blah blah blah"

 

but yea, Koss Portapros. Awesome great headphones to being around in school/campus when you need discreet portability


Edited by PinoyPogiman - 9/5/12 at 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by PinoyPogiman View Post

When i take my Koss Portapro's out the leatherette pouch in High School (Not during school-time)

 

some people who are curious always ask "what the hell is that?"

so i fold them out and yea i end up in Audio-nerd talk saying "These are Koss Portapros, the same design Koss stayed with since the 1980's; blah blah blah"

 

but yea, Koss Portapros. Awesome great headphones to being around in school/campus when you need discreet portability

Haha i get the same reaction. 

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I've come to the conclusion that if you were born after 1990, most likely you are deaf.

Pretty much everyone who shares my appreciation for analytical is around my age, and usually grew up with nice vintage gear.

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Edited by CrystalT - 9/6/12 at 9:36am
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