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post #5971 of 6431
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

 

Headphones and amplifiers or drugs and prostitutes. IN THE HOUSE,


Drugs and amplifiers? Amplified drugs? Prostitutes with headphones?

post #5972 of 6431
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Originally Posted by enderbender View Post


Drugs and amplifiers? Amplified drugs? Prostitutes with headphones?

"How did you get those £1000 headphones?"

 

"I got a part-time job."

 

"Where are you working?"

 

"I'm a gigolo."

 

"Son, I am proud."

post #5973 of 6431

I convinced a bunch of kids today that my AKGs were better than Beats.

Now they want to come to my house and hear my home rig.

post #5974 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I convinced a bunch of kids today that my AKGs were better than Beats.


Now they want to come to my house and hear my home rig.

The next day, your rig is gone smily_headphones1.gif

I got my friend to listen to the PS1000s on the tera player and she was shocked at how many things were missing in the tracks we used to listen to xD
post #5975 of 6431
The next day, your rig is gone 

 

I actually considered this beforehand, but I don't think they'd want to risk being on the other end of my blast knucklestongue.gif

 

An audiophile has to defend his stuff if he wants to gloat about it devil_face.gif


Edited by Tus-Chan - 1/29/13 at 4:18pm
post #5976 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

 

I actually considered this beforehand, but I don't think they'd want to risk being on the other end of my blast knucklestongue.gif

Blast knuckles!!! Sweet!!  Headphone protection at it's finest...basshead.gif

post #5977 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

An audiophile has to defend his stuff if he wants to gloat about it devil_face.gif

This is how you defend your stuff.

post #5978 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

 

I actually considered this beforehand, but I don't think they'd want to risk being on the other end of my blast knucklestongue.gif

 

An audiophile has to defend his stuff if he wants to gloat about it devil_face.gif

You need a doberman to go with your gear.

post #5979 of 6431
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post

You need a doberman to go with your gear.

Best I have is a little puppy that greets everyone and anyone with licks

and then another dog that just barks and then is extremely shy

 

But I do have a 9ft air cannon that shoots golf balls at 140m/s

post #5980 of 6431
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Originally Posted by SoundPon3 View Post

Best I have is a little puppy that greets everyone and anyone with licks

and then another dog that just barks and then is extremely shy

 

But I do have a 9ft air cannon that shoots golf balls at 140m/s

What about when you're not there? I used to have an Akida and a German Shepard, they were awesome protection dogs. Trust me, come to my house and look in a window, then run for your lives. Only downside is mail man never came to the door with my packages and they would try to hump my girlfriends. The last one just died, so I'm in the market for maybe a standard poodle. They don't shed and will mess you up.

post #5981 of 6431
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post

What about when you're not there? I used to have an Akida and a German Shepard, they were awesome protection dogs. Trust me, come to my house and look in a window, then run for your lives. Only downside is mail man never came to the door with my packages and they would try to hump my girlfriends. The last one just died, so I'm in the market for maybe a standard poodle. They don't shed and will mess you up.

 

If that mailman leaves one of your headphones far from the door when you most want them you'd send the dogs after him anyway.

post #5982 of 6431

If that mailman leaves one of your headphones far from the door when you most want them you'd send the dogs after him anyway.

 

post #5983 of 6431
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

 

If that mailman leaves one of your headphones far from the door when you most want them you'd send the dogs after him anyway.

i used to know a guy with an ex-witness protection dog. i don't really know why he had it, but the thing would kill/die to protect it's owner. It would do pretty much whatever you would say. It got to be really friendly with me, I even walked it a few times. If you have any freaks that bother you when you're out, you gotta have one of them. To protect you when you go out with your Altmann DAP and HE-400's of course. beyersmile.png

post #5984 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Enkaydian View Post

question, i have never heard a good set of headphones, im thinking of jumping in and getting the HE-500's with my income tax before i blow it on something stupid, and waiting  couple weeks and getting the Woo audio WA7, as someone who has only owned sp2500 speakers from corsair, is this right to do or should i start lower then the he-500's. say the he-400's and maybe fiio or schiit mm combo? i enjoy jazz, ambient, female vocal, occasional hip hop, acoustic. 

 

General suggestion... perhaps try something a bit more beginner first if you've never heard a good set.  You might even find that in the end it's not worth the money for your ears.  Some people just don't have the ears for it... and even if you do, it generally takes time for you to train/fine tune how to listen for and appreciate the more profound nuances in higher end gear.

 

Don't personally have experience with HE-500 but I've heard they are very very solid.  However, from the sounds of it for you I'd recommend the HD 650s since it is significantly easier on your wallet.  The HE-500 runs for $700, and the WA7 runs for $700? (preorder price) $999 (now).  The HD 650 on the other hand can easily be found new (I've seen quotes from $370-500) or gently used for about $400 (ballpark figure depending on condition).  Since you're a beginner to this hobby, I think these would be a great set of cans to start learning since they scale well with upgrades =).  As for amp, I'm using the Fiio E09K/E17 combo ($250 new) and loving it so far (though the temptation to go higher for a bifrost with lyr or asgard is tempting).  I have similar preferences for music and so far I find the HD 650 do just fine for those types (not as much earthshattering bass for hip hop... enough for my tastes, but perhaps not big bassheads)

post #5985 of 6431
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Originally Posted by Enkaydian View Post

question, i have never heard a good set of headphones, im thinking of jumping in and getting the HE-500's with my income tax before i blow it on something stupid, and waiting  couple weeks and getting the Woo audio WA7, as someone who has only owned sp2500 speakers from corsair, is this right to do or should i start lower then the he-500's. say the he-400's and maybe fiio or schiit mm combo? i enjoy jazz, ambient, female vocal, occasional hip hop, acoustic. 

That's not fun....you won't have your head-fi journey!

 

If your wallet permits...i think you should start off with something smaller and move your way up the ladder.

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