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Lol ;P
Did you at least show him how to put the IEMs in though?

The first one, I didn't even bother, or rather, I'd didn't even get the chance to. The second person got a decent fit, but he tends to not loop the cable over the ear, so they still fell out a lot. 

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Gave my KSC75 to girlfriend, who'd previously used the low-cost Sennheiser PC 31 headset as her main headphones. I tried the PC 31 prior to this, and though the response was relatively even, the sound was very lacking with music. I thought for sure the KSC75 would be an improvement for her.

 

In the end, "they're smooth" (said in an underwhelmed tone) was what she found the difference to be.

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


If it drops more than their jaws... worth it?

What are you trying to imply? ;P
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post


What are you trying to imply? ;P

that they would drop their money of some...maybe ^-~ 

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that they would drop their money of some...maybe ^-~ 

more like their under garments 

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The only high end headphones that I've ever seen get a hugely positive response from people are my Grados.  I wish I was surprised, but it's the "bright and blue" of headphones.

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Had my friend try my LCD2r1s out of my Lyr and his reaction "not bad. better than my ibuds"

 

My reaction in my head:

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Had my friend try my LCD2r1s out of my Lyr and his reaction "not bad. better than my ibuds"

 

My reaction in my head:

 

People like him probably have better ears than the rest of us. Just saying.

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Originally Posted by mbamg View Post

 

People like him probably have better ears than the rest of us. Just saying.

 

Doubtful.

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Originally Posted by Origin89 View Post

 

Doubtful.

 

Well, it's more from being a musician for years than from my years of audiophilia, but I hear out to 14 kHz in my left ear and 16 kHz in my right ear.  While it's certainly possible that many of the head-fiers in this thread have better hearing than I have and that many of the ibud users have worse hearing, it's not far-fetched that many casual music fans would have better hearing than many of us here at Head-fi.  It doesn't necessarily mean they have better ears for actually picking out better sound, but they are likely to have better hearing.

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Well, it's more from being a musician for years than from my years of audiophilia, but I hear out to 14 kHz in my left ear and 16 kHz in my right ear.  While it's certainly possible that many of the head-fiers in this thread have better hearing than I have and that many of the ibud users have worse hearing, it's not far-fetched that many casual music fans would have better hearing than many of us here at Head-fi.  It doesn't necessarily mean they have better ears for actually picking out better sound, but they are likely to have better hearing.

 

 

I see what you're saying, now. You originally said they "have better ears," which I thought you meant frequency perception. A lot of non music-lovers probably have better hearing, but that's like having a Z06 and not knowing how to drive a stick. So, what does that really matter?

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I see what you're saying, now. You originally said they "have better ears," which I thought you meant frequency perception. A lot of non music-lovers probably have better hearing, but that's like having a Z06 and not knowing how to drive a stick. So, what does that really matter?

 

Well, the "better ears" comment wasn't really mine, I just outlined what I assumed to be the meaning of the better ears comment.  Personally, I agree the Z06 analogy; it doesn't really matter.

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Well, the "better ears" comment wasn't really mine, I just outlined what I assumed to be the meaning of the better ears comment.  Personally, I agree the Z06 analogy; it doesn't really matter.

 

 

Hah, it wasn't yours, huh. I automatically thought it was him responding. I'm with you, though. 

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Originally Posted by ramicio View Post

I wish there would be a headphone or audio store where you could:

 

1. Listen to ever selection.

2. Bring your own source.

3. Pair them up with other products you may be purchasing that might be in the audio.

 

I have hesitated on buying any headphone worth a bunch of money because all I have to go on is reviews on the internet.  If I buy something and don't like it I have to deal with shipping, and they don't cover shipping stuff back.  Even a small local store I would support if they carried a huge line of stuff to be able to hear, and I would pay more for it.

Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has such a setup. I go there all the time to test and evaluate headphones; especially the HD800.

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Originally Posted by Soul_Est View Post

Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has such a setup. I go there all the time to test and evaluate headphones; especially the HD800.

 

i got there also

they got quite a few headphones and iems to try

however its a bit noisy there sometimes so open back headphones are a harder to listen to

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