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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

That's like driving a HE-6 with Fiio E3 blink.gif

 

No, more like putting diesel in a gasoline-powered car.

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Stax sr 009 with no amp? LOLeek.gif

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Originally Posted by soundhax View Post

Stax sr 009 with no amp? LOLeek.gif

No, with a Ray Samuels Dark Star(They can only drive dynamic headphones.) And join the club! I'm 13 too!biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

No, with a Ray Samuels Dark Star(They can only drive dynamic headphones.) And join the club! I'm 13 too!biggrin.gif
you are never too young to step into the world of audio biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

you are never too young to step into the world of audio biggrin.gif

Haha, you got that rightbiggrin.gif. I resisted beats. I was at London when it was Black Friday, and I bugged my parents(I had $100 and ya'know I like to spend money.) And I got UE TF10's for $94. A little bit after I was looking for full sized cans, asked on another forum I go to. And they recommended coming here, and I ended up getting Grado Sr-80i's. Now I'm looking for closed cans, I will most likely be getting Mad Dogsbiggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

you are never too young to step into the world of audio biggrin.gif

 

Damn straight.  I was born into it.  Growing up there was a steady stream of Carver/Phase Linear, Conrad Johnson, McIntosh, Marantz, Dynaco, and much much more.  Whether you're 13 or 58 when getting into music (and improving the quality of the reproduction of said music), I can only view it as a good thing.  

 

So, I had a conversation today about headphones with a decidedly non-audiophile wherein I was able to give some reasoning for why I use a headphone amp and why they can make for an improvement even when they're not actually providing any increase in power.  Power output, frequency response (neutral vs colored), and even damping factor were discussed.  I also threw in the obligatory description of why Beats are a terrible value and sound.  It all seemed to be well-received.

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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

 

Damn straight.  I was born into it.  Growing up there was a steady stream of Carver/Phase Linear, Conrad Johnson, McIntosh, Marantz, Dynaco, and much much more.  Whether you're 13 or 58 when getting into music (and improving the quality of the reproduction of said music), I can only view it as a good thing.  

 

So, I had a conversation today about headphones with a decidedly non-audiophile wherein I was able to give some reasoning for why I use a headphone amp and why they can make for an improvement even when they're not actually providing any increase in power.  Power output, frequency response (neutral vs colored), and even damping factor were discussed.  I also threw in the obligatory description of why Beats are a terrible value and sound.  It all seemed to be well-received.

 

Beats, a marketing placebo sigh

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Haha, you got that rightbiggrin.gif. I resisted beats. I was at London when it was Black Friday, and I bugged my parents(I had $100 and ya'know I like to spend money.) And I got UE TF10's for $94. A little bit after I was looking for full sized cans, asked on another forum I go to. And they recommended coming here, and I ended up getting Grado Sr-80i's. Now I'm looking for closed cans, I will most likely be getting Mad Dogsbiggrin.gif

Wld you consider customs in the future??

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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

 

Beats, a marketing placebo sigh

Wld you consider customs in the future??

Nah, I'm done with IEM'sbiggrin.gif

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I did it. I read every page. Do I get a gold star? tongue.gif

Oh and my friends reaction to my 770/80's: "it's like wearing coutches on your ears!"
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I've read half of this thread:D. Also, I think I've figured out on my own that headphones are all subjective. Is this true? Because Tyll at Innerfedelity loved the Amperiors. Personally, I disliked them.
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I've read half of this thread:D. Also, I think I've figured out on my own that headphones are all subjective. Is this true? Because Tyll at Innerfedelity loved the Amperiors. Personally, I disliked them.

yeah, this could be said about the M50 debate too, lots love them, lots meh them and lots hate them, preference is a the spice of this hobby i guess?

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

yeah, this could be said about the M50 debate too, lots love them, lots meh them and lots hate them, preference is a the spice of this hobby i guess?
Its so hard to buy stuff in this hobby! Haha. Hopefully when I go to AudioHigh I find some nice stuff!
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Its so hard to buy stuff in this hobby! Haha. Hopefully when I go to AudioHigh I find some nice stuff!

tell me about it. I am still to find a store near where i live where i can go and audition headphones that are not beats or bose.
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Makes sense cause children have less marketing bias from mainstream culture/fashion/brands, and also they have better hearing... (hearing diminishes with age).  Wish I had my audio gear when I was younger... then i'd hear MORE!!! =D

 

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Originally Posted by Guidostrunk View Post

Whats surprised me to date is that my 8 year old daughter can distinguish between the good and IMO the bad. For Christmas last year a relative bought her a Ipod nano and a pair of Bose IEM'S because she kept wanting to be like her dad. Sad thing is she got those giftsrolleyes.gif..... the day before Christmas and i had purchased a Sansa clip+ and a pair of Re0's that Santa was bringing the next night... My wife about threw up when she seen what the relative had bought because of my investment for her. So i still proceeded to have Santa deliver the goods.....So the whole night before she was so excited to have her very own rig( Bose & Ipod Nano) and even made the comment " I hope Santa doesn't bring this tonight and See's that i have what you have Dad"  So the next morning she opens up her presents and first she opens the clip+ and looks curiously and then the Re0's follow... then she says look Dad i have to of each now..... Later that afternoon , after downloading all her favorite music on the clip+ and the Nano. So she went into her room with both of her rig's and listened for a while...... A few hours later she comes out to me while I'm on the computer and says , Dad i want you to listen and i said OK, so i listened to the Bose and nano combo first...tapped my toes and what not. And then she said listen to this one. At the time i had a clip+ and Re0's in my collection. So after listening to both of her rigs she asked me which one i liked better, so for fun i chose the Bose nano combo assuming that would be her choice... well dad was wrong and to this day the nano and the Bose are sitting in a drawer in my desk. She actually told me that the music sounded better from what Santa brought her. Then asked me why i thought the other one was better. So i sat there with a stupid grin on my face and was completely shocked at the outcome. An 8 year old heard the difference. Then a couple weeks ago i let her listen to my current rig ( Fuze=LOD to Stepdance= Sm3) She asked if i thought Santa would bring her what i have..eek.gif I told her i don't think Santa's elves can make it lol. but i would call him a see. So now i got stuck getting her the Fuze and I'm giving her a spare LOD and a Fiio e7 and stuck on the IEM department maybe the Sm2 i dunno. Hope i didnt bore you people to death with this. I just find it amazing. 8 year old ears and the choice she made.

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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Makes sense cause children have less marketing bias from mainstream culture/fashion/brands, and also they have better hearing... (hearing diminishes with age).  Wish I had my audio gear when I was younger... then i'd hear MORE!!! =D

 

 

Good point, but lol at the quoting of the almost two year old post.

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