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post #5311 of 6431
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

I LOL'ed over this. Poor you!!! Is that happened because you were seen wearing Grado's? Several of my co-worker commented just like that when they saw some Grado headphone pictures I had.

"It's like those alien devices from movies!!!" or " It's like those headset used by pilot!"  is the usual comments by my friends.

i wonder now how people see me walking around with an MS1i sticking out of the 2 sides of my head.... (personally i myself think that the headphones look better around my neck than popping out of my head...)redface.gif

post #5312 of 6431

My experience is sort of like the opposite: Someone used to good audio's reaction to bad audio.

 

I've always had good audio gear since I met my GF, so from the start she got used to hearing decent sound (specially in my car), she is so used to it that she has given it for granted.

 

One time she went out with her friends, and this guy had a "sound system" in his car, and the guy cranked it up and was bragging about it, later on she told me "man yesterday I was on <x-guys> car and it sounded really awful, like the sound wass al muddy and you could not hear the voices or instruments, now I really appreciate your equipement".

 

I was like  "I'm gonna marry this girl" haha! (really, no joke XD). And well now she helps me choose my gear, and likes to borrow my stuff, she was all-too often assuming control over my IEMs, so I've even gifted her my dear X10s (you know, because she travels a lot and needs isolation etysmile.gif).

 

<BTW: Can anyone suggest a good substitute for the X10's? I love them and I'd buy another pair but I also want to try out something different, but that is also bassy and refined. Was thinking about the Yamaha EPH-100's, what do you think?>

 

As far as other guys concern, I'm too selfish and never borrow my stuff haha and I usually get remarks "why do you even need an amp? you should get good earphones, like Beats or Bose" really annoying!!


Edited by Elektrospeed - 11/18/12 at 8:07am
post #5313 of 6431
I have not heard the x10s or the yamahas, but i have owned the triple fi 10s and they have some nice bass. They are a v curve type of iem. However I am no expert on iems so I guess take it for what you will. smily_headphones1.gif
post #5314 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Elektrospeed View Post

My experience is sort of like the opposite: Someone used to good audio's reaction to bad audio.

 

I've always had good audio gear since I met my GF, so from the start she got used to hearing decent sound (specially in my car), she is so used to it that she has given it for granted.

 

One time she went out with her friends, and this guy had a "sound system" in his car, and the guy cranked it up and was bragging about it, later on she told me "man yesterday I was on <x-guys> car and it sounded really awful, like the sound wass al muddy and you could not hear the voices or instruments, now I really appreciate your equipement".

 

I was like  "I'm gonna marry this girl" haha! (really, no joke XD). And well now she helps me choose my gear, and likes to borrow my stuff, she was all-too often assuming control over my IEMs, so I've even gifted her my dear X10s (you know, because she travels a lot and needs isolation etysmile.gif).

 

<BTW: Can anyone suggest a good substitute for the X10's? I love them and I'd buy another pair but I also want to try out something different, but that is also bassy and refined. Was thinking about the Yamaha EPH-100's, what do you think?>

 

As far as other guys concern, I'm too selfish and never borrow my stuff haha and I usually get remarks "why do you even need an amp? you should get good earphones, like Beats or Bose" really annoying!!


If you like isolation, look the other way. If you happen to be the 5% who magically have a decent fit with the EPH-100, it's bliss, but if you're part of the 95% for which cylinders don't fit well in their ears, you'll have trouble.

post #5315 of 6431
I don't know if anyone has a similar experience to this but I mentioned earlier on here somewhere that I took the time to rip someone's cd's in as lossless files and put them on a device with a semi-decent set of headphones (just the JVC HA S400's).

She came back to me again and told me she was almost late for work yesterday because she got "lost" in her music and lost track of time.

This is a person coming from cheap "buds" and I plan to get her to upgrade even the JVC's around Christmas but it is a good start obviously if she is enjoying them that much.

Anyway I am just re-visiting this because there is really a kind of rewarding feeling that goes along with getting someone to get the same level of enjoyment out of music that you get, or even realize it is there to be had.
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I find that people tend to think that high end headphones are wireless, and when i tell them that my $1000+ headphones do in fact have a cable, they always get this surprised look on their faces.

post #5317 of 6431
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

I find that people tend to think that high end headphones are wireless, and when i tell them that my $1000+ headphones do in fact have a cable, they always get this surprised look on their faces.

Slap 'em!

 

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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

I don't know if anyone has a similar experience to this but I mentioned earlier on here somewhere that I took the time to rip someone's cd's in as lossless files and put them on a device with a semi-decent set of headphones (just the JVC HA S400's).
She came back to me again and told me she was almost late for work yesterday because she got "lost" in her music and lost track of time.
This is a person coming from cheap "buds" and I plan to get her to upgrade even the JVC's around Christmas but it is a good start obviously if she is enjoying them that much.
Anyway I am just re-visiting this because there is really a kind of rewarding feeling that goes along with getting someone to get the same level of enjoyment out of music that you get, or even realize it is there to be had.

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post #5318 of 6431
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

I find that people tend to think that high end headphones are wireless, and when i tell them that my $1000+ headphones do in fact have a cable, they always get this surprised look on their faces.

not just a single ended cable but a double ended cabletongue.gif

post #5319 of 6431
Ok so today i let one of my friends try my HFI780s > E11 > ipod classic
He was really impressed and is going to get a pair when he has the money biggrin.gif
Which im pleased about..
The weird thing is, i normally listen around 3 sometimes 4(even thats not for more than a song, its very loud) but he cranked it all the way up to 7.. And when the bass dropped i could here a rattling :| it was only half a song but could this have damaged the drivers? I thought i just heard a slight rattle now, but it could be in my head..
post #5320 of 6431

Today a friend of mine tried out some of the gear I'm reviewing. Previous to this, he's only ever heard cheap earbuds.

 

Schiit Bifrost + Lyr into LCD2: Oh my god, it's like I can hear everything! It's like, what is... what am I listening to?

Nuforce DAC-100 + Icon2 into HE-6: wow the vocals are even better. I can hear more of the different instruments on the other one, but the vocals it's like I'm right there!

post #5321 of 6431
Girlfriend hates that I spend half my pay check on headphone related stuff per week.
post #5322 of 6431

Are you spending the other half on her?

post #5323 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Are you spending the other half on her?

Armegis: Always the man with a plan.
post #5324 of 6431

The secret to happiness is getting her to believe that her half is bigger than your half. 

post #5325 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

The secret to happiness is getting her to believe that her half is bigger than your half. 

Speaking from experience eh?

 

Back on topic: I let some friends try the HE-400 while playing a bluray concert video, and their jaws just dropped when clapping started.

 

 "it's like I can hear every single clap" I believe were the exact words wink.gif

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