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post #4966 of 6431
I brought my setup to my girlfriend's house because I saw her father had a fairly nice (but old) mcintosh speaker setup.
Brought over my HD800 wth the algorhythm solo and O2.
Her entire family (parents and grandparents) loved them xD
They were using them for over an hour.
post #4967 of 6431

Two kids tried my Koss ProDJ100's and one didn't want to take it off while the other said "this is amazing". 

post #4968 of 6431
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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'm not entirely sure I trust an audio shop who's headphone section headline on the Google results advertises "The Bose Experience", but I guess they have to make their money somehow while catering to us at the same time for peanuts.

post #4969 of 6431
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I'm not entirely sure I trust an audio shop who's headphone section headline on the Google results advertises "The Bose Experience", but I guess they have to make their money somehow while catering to us at the same time for peanuts.

well at least you can try on the headphones yourself, afterall your ears are the judge

post #4970 of 6431
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I'm not entirely sure I trust an audio shop who's headphone section headline on the Google results advertises "The Bose Experience", but I guess they have to make their money somehow while catering to us at the same time for peanuts.

 

they have a separate bose shop above

below they have all the sennheiser headphones, denons, shures, grados, b&w, shures...

pretty much the mainstreamish audiophile offerings

post #4971 of 6431

Got my first set of audiophile headphones last week... The highest "caliber" headphones that hit my ears before this were Klipsch S4's but i dove right in and bought a set of HD 650's. When i first got them i listened to them and thought they sounded good but not a huge difference. But then my ears started to open up and actually listen to the depth available. whole new world. Couldn't believe how narrow my hearing was before. After a 3 hour run at work i hop in my car to head home and realize how ****ty my "premium" fender audio sounds in my Jetta. The headphones have tainted my ears and they crave quality now. There is no turning back now. My JDS C421 should arrive tomorrow biggrin.gif (my wallet is still recovering from the Senn's or i would have had a crack coming, maybe even a valhalla/Bifrost)

post #4972 of 6431

Doesn't get much better than this. Reaction to my unmodified (soon to change) Fostex T50Rps: "I don't even hear life this way. Way to go, now you've ruined life for me."

post #4973 of 6431
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Doesn't get much better than this. Reaction to my unmodified (soon to change) Fostex T50Rps: "I don't even hear life this way. Way to go, now you've ruined life for me."

Wait until they are modded. I actually thought the T50rp sounded really bad stock, but now they are my go to headphone.

post #4974 of 6431

I  had my headphones at my girlfriend's house and my girlfriend's father said he had a pair of fairly cheap (probably like $40-$50) noise cancelling headphones, I think they may have been JVC or Sony. He knew they weren't great but he said they were good enough. I decided to line up that pair with my other pairs and we listened to the same same song on each pair, starting with his, then a Sennheiser HD202, an Ultrasone DJ1 Pro, then my Denon D5000. He got more happy/sad with each one because he could tell the obvious changes in quality, but each time realized how bad his pair was. He even noticed how much better the Sennheiser HD202 was.


Edited by hipster2010 - 10/11/12 at 3:15am
post #4975 of 6431
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I  had my headphones at my girlfriend's house and my girlfriend's father said he had a pair of fairly cheap (probably like $40-$50) noise cancelling headphones, I think they may have been JVC or Sony. He knew they weren't great but he said they were good enough. I decided to line up that pair with my other pairs and we listened to the same same song on each pair, starting with his, then a Sennheiser HD202, an Ultrasone DJ1 Pro, then my Denon D5000. He got more happy/sad with each one because he could tell the obvious changes in quality, but each time realized how bad his pair was. He even noticed how much better the Sennheiser HD202 was.

May be one day you will see him using D7000, if you guide him all the way through.

post #4976 of 6431
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May be one day you will see him using D7000, if you guide him all the way through.

Haha that would be great, but I doubt it. I did get to pick out the components and create his home theater though. It wasn't anything crazy, but for the budget we had, I think it is really good. It was also a huge upgrade from the Bose set that they used to have which actually cost more biggrin.gif

post #4977 of 6431
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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:

Schiit, such a disgusting company

post #4978 of 6431
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Schiit, such a disgusting company

not sure if referring to name or company policiestongue.gif

post #4979 of 6431
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not sure if referring to name or company policiestongue.gif

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post #4980 of 6431

generally as follows - 

 

wow those are big.

 

wow you look like you're directing in a plane

 

wow you spent how much?! (typically by the wife, and not isolated to headphones)

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