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post #5326 of 6431
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Originally Posted by elbastardo View Post

so far, only my wife has heard my m50's...being a woman with no ability, or maybe it is apathy, to discern the differences in any of the finer things in life vs. mediocrity, had this to say: "wow, how about that, they make sound just like my $20 sony's"...so is it a matter of apathy, or no ability to make a distinction, when you get a reaction like i got from my wife? i have asked and she just says that they sound the same

Is she deaf by any chance? :p

That would be about the same as saying wow, that blu-ray shows an image. Just like my old vcr!

 

Or, dude why would you download a 15GB full HD movie when the 700MB version looks just as good!

post #5327 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!!

Good job on education your girlfriend in the finer things of audio!

 

I've been doing the same thing with my girlfriend, everything audio and video!

She now hates watching movies on 14" laptop screens with her girlfriends. 

 

Also she doesn't think I'm insane anymore for spending al this money on audio equipment. Just weird, that's all :)

 

I love her :D

post #5328 of 6431
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Originally Posted by DairyProduce View Post

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

My same reaction when hearing for the first time Walz for Debby and Jazz At The Pawnshop,just mezmerizyng.

post #5329 of 6431

This is actually quite interesting: http://support.asus.com/Search/KDetail.aspx?SLanguage=en&no=F35E8592-1650-410F-41D0-ABB9279BBFDA&t=2, there is a quote "Sonic Focus is a function which enhances the clarity, brilliance, depth and warmth of all audio playback for both stereo and multi-speaker environment.
Furthermore, it also offers the capability of restoring lost details after been compressed into compressed audio formats such as MP3, which largely enhances the audio fidelity of such audio source.
" Marketing jargon i suppose?

post #5330 of 6431

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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

This is actually quite interesting: http://support.asus.com/Search/KDetail.aspx?SLanguage=en&no=F35E8592-1650-410F-41D0-ABB9279BBFDA&t=2, there is a quote "Sonic Focus is a function which enhances the clarity, brilliance, depth and warmth of all audio playback for both stereo and multi-speaker environment.
Furthermore, it also offers the capability of restoring lost details after been compressed into compressed audio formats such as MP3, which largely enhances the audio fidelity of such audio source.
" Marketing jargon i suppose?

 

Sounds like it...

 

Also my best reactions:

 

FitEar To Go 334!:

1. "Stay away from (VisceriousZERO), that stuff is POISON."

2. (Shouting): "DUDE. OH DUDE. WHOA. OH DUDE."

 

Audez'e LCD-3:

1. (Amped out of a Mjolnir) "Holy Schiit!"

EDIT: 2. "Whoa, that has a bass guitar?"

 

Grado RS1i

1. "Is that an old headphone?"


Edited by VisceriousZERO - 11/25/12 at 10:23pm
post #5331 of 6431
So my friend who I said might get a nice headphone is one step closer to audiophillia. I have had him compare his MacBook's sound card vs an audioengIne D1 through his own music. He heard the difference and was quite pleased with it. Btw, if you have a sennheiser hd 598, or any headphone with a large soundstage, the original london cast recording of the musical The Phantom of the Opera is outstanding to demo them with. The phantom's voice during certain parts just sounds like its EVERYWHERE. He was loving every minute of it! It was that demo that I think really convinced him to get some good headphones. So yeah he is in the process of re-ripping his cd's into apple lossless. He is trying to sell some stuff he doesn't use anymore so he can buy himself some he 598's of his own. Awwwwww yeah!
post #5332 of 6431
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Originally Posted by TTNK View Post

So my friend who I said might get a nice headphone is one step closer to audiophillia. I have had him compare his MacBook's sound card vs an audioengIne D1 through his own music. He heard the difference and was quite pleased with it. Btw, if you have a sennheiser hd 598, or any headphone with a large soundstage, the original london cast recording of the musical The Phantom of the Opera is outstanding to demo them with. The phantom's voice during certain parts just sounds like its EVERYWHERE. He was loving every minute of it! It was that demo that I think really convinced him to get some good headphones. So yeah he is in the process of re-ripping his cd's into apple lossless. He is trying to sell some stuff he doesn't use anymore so he can buy himself some he 598's of his own. Awwwwww yeah!

gosh i love the soundstage of this pairbiggrin.gif
sad though that is makes almost every other headphone of a similar pirce feel at least a little bit narrowredface.gif

post #5333 of 6431
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

 

Sounds like it...

 

Also my best reactions:

 

FitEar To Go 334!:

1. "Stay away from (VisceriousZERO), that stuff is POISON."

2. (Shouting): "DUDE. OH DUDE. WHOA. OH DUDE."

 

Audez'e LCD-3:

1. (Amped out of a Mjolnir) "Holy Schiit!"

EDIT: 2. "Whoa, that has a bass guitar?"

 

Grado RS1i

1. "Is that an old headphone?"

@FitEar #2: "My ears are on vacation."

 

Beyerdynamic T1:

1. "Oh those are German headphones? **edit: racial slur removed**"

post #5334 of 6431
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

This is actually quite interesting: http://support.asus.com/Search/KDetail.aspx?SLanguage=en&no=F35E8592-1650-410F-41D0-ABB9279BBFDA&t=2, there is a quote "Sonic Focus is a function which enhances the clarity, brilliance, depth and warmth of all audio playback for both stereo and multi-speaker environment.

Furthermore, it also offers the capability of restoring lost details after been compressed into compressed audio formats such as MP3, which largely enhances the audio fidelity of such audio source." Marketing jargon i suppose?

i had that one my asus laptop before, didnt really notice a difference mainly i was used only with the laptop's crappy speakers

on my new acer though, it has "dolby home theatre" software which suprisingly helps
using the laptop speakers for watching movies, i would have to turn it up to 80% but with it on set to theatre, i can set it at 6%
it has stuff like dialogue enhancer and volume leveler to do that
post #5335 of 6431

well one friday ago my sister decided to listen to the Homework album on my 4th gen iPod Classic paired with my Grado Sr80i, my usual portable unamped rig.

we were in some empty church for the night for just an hour with our mother.

 

 

2 days after that, she came up to me saying that she can really tell the difference of a higher quality rip from a lossy quality one.

that the sound felt more wide and the decay sounded more present.

 

not suprising since i felt the same way a long time ago.

 

 

 

and she also regrets not having to buy music, from very lossy youtube audio convert rips.

post #5336 of 6431

Let me dad listen to my iBasso D6 with my Ultrasone HFI-780's.

 

He shortly after asked how much I payed for the setup, I said roughly $500 (amp, topkit, phones, LOD).

 

His response was "sounds worth it to me".

post #5337 of 6431

i let a friend give my hd600s for a test run(he has dre studios)"eh,theyre ok,but not enough bass,clarity,and "feeling""... my head was bright red for an hour afterwards,from facepalming so hard. do some people just not understand how to enjoy music anymore?

post #5338 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Kuloss View Post

i let a friend give my hd600s for a test run(he has dre studios)"eh,theyre ok,but not enough bass,clarity,and "feeling""... my head was bright red for an hour afterwards,from facepalming so hard. do some people just not understand how to enjoy music anymore?

 

I can understand bass, but clarity?

 

wow

post #5339 of 6431

must have been dr.dre's magical spell for restoring the lost data in mp3's....

post #5340 of 6431

indeed haha, im glad that the companies around here(head-fi) dont advertise much, keeps the cost down for us, and lets us laugh at others :)

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