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post #4981 of 6431
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Originally Posted by pickleweed View Post

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)

at least you don't have a Sennheiser S1 Digital

post #4982 of 6431
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Originally Posted by pickleweed View Post

wow you look like you're directing in a plane

 

Never heard that one before.

post #4983 of 6431

"DUDE! Where's the BASS??" is what I get......

post #4984 of 6431
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Originally Posted by jugermaut View Post

"DUDE! Where's the BASS??" is what I get......

also: "your headphones have no bass,so its terrible"

post #4985 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Kayvin View Post

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)

 

I have the same problem, I cant stand listing to music via my car stereo anymore... I just end up listing to talk/news radio. =X

post #4986 of 6431
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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

 

I have the same problem, I cant stand listing to music via my car stereo anymore... I just end up listing to talk/news radio. =X


+1

 

I used to tell my sister that wearing headphones while driving was stupid, but now I'm tempted...

post #4987 of 6431
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Originally Posted by mbamg View Post


+1

 

I used to tell my sister that wearing headphones while driving was stupid, but now I'm tempted...

open headphones should be ok right? you can still hear your surroundings

post #4988 of 6431

over lunch on Friday, one of my co-workers noticed my W4 for the first time and commented " those look nice" and I said "yes, they are"

 

gone are the days when I would have offer her to  listen. I would have let her if she wanted but I no longer offer because then we have to talk

 

cost / price and I get the - you are crazy look. Nooooooooooo, not the look!

post #4989 of 6431
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

open headphones should be ok right? you can still hear your surroundings

 

Heh, you CAN hear your surroundings... 0=)

post #4990 of 6431
Deaf people can drive.

I drive with iems and closed fullsize headphones regularly.

Just gotta be more visually aware.
post #4991 of 6431
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

open headphones should be ok right? you can still hear your surroundings

 

It's illegal to drive with headphones on in many places (yet perfectly ok to blast the car stereo to window rattling levels...)

post #4992 of 6431

My solution for car audio is custom-mounted, small near-range speakers. I just never use my stereo and listen to music using near-fields on the dashboard.

post #4993 of 6431
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Originally Posted by machoboy View Post

I don't really have any audiophile headphones (and when I think audiophile, I think of people who shun headphones all together and have no-compromises high-end analog stereo systems, but I guess the term has evolved over the years).

 

When I've let people try out the headphones I have/had in my signature their reaction was something like:

Me: "What do you think?"

Them: "Huh? About what?"

Me: "The headphones."

Them: "Uh... They worked fine I guess. Do headphones sound different from each other or something?"

 

Sorry....... My headphone life is not very romantic

Pretty much the reactions I get.

I played my Dad some Otis Redding tracks on my D2000 one time. He said "sounds nice". But I knew he was saying it to make me feel better.

When I let my friend listen to my HFI 580s he said "nice headphones, I've been thinking about getting some nice headphones like the beats." 

post #4994 of 6431
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

 

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


did they have any shures?

post #4995 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Aquanote View Post


did they have any shures?

yup shures, klipsch etc

 

most of their stuff is overpriced vs what americans can offer but their denons are suprisingly cheaper or same price as in the US

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