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post #5011 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Chuck Finnely View Post

I don't show anyone my headphones unless they ask, which only asked once and this person is into audio.

 

and their response was...?


Edited by mashupAddict - 10/16/12 at 2:30pm
post #5012 of 6431
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Originally Posted by pickleweed View Post

 

thats wives for you.  actually, that's people in general.  we all never understand why people would buy some expensive item if we've already got something similar.  remember telling your parents why you needed super mario world when you already had super mario 3?  if only they'd play it!  haha, yea right.

 

why do i need another guitar when ive already got some?

why do you need new headphones, you already have 3?

why do you need more black pumps?  they look just like the ones you have.

 

sometimes we just dont appreciate things like others might.

lol. too true. if she comes home with new clothes she expects I should not even blink, but if I even mention new cans she puts on the "I'm patiently waiting for this craziness to end" face.

post #5013 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Mr Spliffy View Post

...Alot of people are audiophiles waiting to happen but don't get the opportunity to listen to good equipment.... I asked her why she always uses my phone instead of my pc with my 202s, ..., Some people just need a small taste then they're hooked.

How do you get your loved ones to try your gear? Too often I get a response like "oh I have listened to Bose at Best Buy, so I know what *good* sounds like."

post #5014 of 6431
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Originally Posted by snapple10 View Post

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!

Lol. the look. yeah we all know the look.

Man, you all have more inquisitive co-workers/friends/relatives than me. That or I look to scary to ask.

post #5015 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Psilocybe View Post

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."

Best reaction ever! congrats! If you let them hear after the mods you better make sure you are ready to catch them from fainting.

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mashup, just FYI, there's a "multi" button right next to "quote" so you can get all of that in one post.

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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

mashup, just FYI, there's a "multi" button right next to "quote" so you can get all of that in one post.

The multi button doesn't work for me, but even then, just press quote, write your message, post. Go to the next post you want to comment on, press quote, write your message, COPY THE POST, go and edit your last post, paste. Submit edit.

Tiny bit longer and saves the thread from unnecessary spam.
post #5018 of 6431
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Originally Posted by mashupAddict View Post

How do you get your loved ones to try your gear? Too often I get a response like "oh I have listened to Bose at Best Buy, so I know what *good* sounds like."

 

Just tell them to try that one favorite song on a good pair of cans. It almost always works wonders in opening someone's eyes to a world of better-to-great sound.

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I have a friend who is into part time production, music recording, podcasting, etc, yet he won't spend more than $30 for a set of headphones. He does however spend $200 on a kitchen knife. 

 

People pick their vices. No harm in that. Usually.

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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

The multi button doesn't work for me, but even then, just press quote, write your message, post. Go to the next post you want to comment on, press quote, write your message, COPY THE POST, go and edit your last post, paste. Submit edit.
Tiny bit longer and saves the thread from unnecessary spam.

oops. sorry all.

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Replied to mashupAddict

 

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How do you get your loved ones to try your gear? Too often I get a response like "oh I have listened to Bose at Best Buy, so I know what *good* sounds like."

 

Sounds quite familiar..

My dad told once me that he didn't need to listen to my new monitor speakers, for he "heard (from downstairs and through a closed door) that they sound too clean"

 

As for headphones, I let my ex try my Denon AH-D2000 and her comments were "these are not that bassheavy, compared to my Aurvana X-Fi's."

I was a bit surprised for I literally felt the bass kicking. Turns out it was just her way of dissaproving of the investment, for later that day she told me that the Creative's had nothing bass-, or soundwise on the AH-D2000's after all.

 

Edit: Reply wasn't working...


Edited by Royajm - 10/18/12 at 5:17am
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Being myself not an audiophile (yet), you could watch my face while hearing for first time Angel of Massive Attack using my (not as good as yours, not famouse for its bass) sennheiser hd 558.

 

Sounds like a complete different song.

post #5023 of 6431

Angel is definitely one of those songs that changes significantly when you step up. Good choice.

 

A couple of others to check out are James Blake's Limit to Your Love, and Puscifer's Indigo Children (JLE Dub Mix). 

 

Both of those songs have bass deep enough to not even hear it on iBuds. 

 

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Originally Posted by daniel0407 View Post

Being myself not an audiophile (yet), you could watch my face while hearing for first time Angel of Massive Attack using my (not as good as yours, not famouse for its bass) sennheiser hd 558.

 

Sounds like a complete different song.

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Other thing regarding decent headphones is to the difference between direct from the CDs FLAC or Apple Lossless and MP3s and AACs. Not that you could hear a real diference all the time, but now and then it is possible to catch artifacs that you miss with iBuds i.e. (a lot on the cymbals, and the resonance of drums).

 

Probably it is placebo effect but the difference sounds real for me.

post #5025 of 6431

difference in sound between original and lossless quality? or lossless and lossy? cause the first comparision is technically impossible.

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