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post #11386 of 18741
Is it this one?


It looks lovely ... especially with your amp.


I moved the woo to TDY abroad (all the way to the computer room) for the purpose of accessing the new boy.

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I'm curious about this. What about vinyl is so appealing? I have not heard enough high-end TTs to make a blanket statement but the TTs I have heard lacked any real bass extension. Is that normal?


i'm sure it's different for everybody, but the appeal of vinyl for me is in the ritual:

 

...pulling the cardboard album out from the shelf and and appreciating the cover art, holding the organic sleeve in your hands, carefully sliding out the vinyl and clasping it by the edges, placing it on the platter and meticulously removing dust or other particles, setting the stylus down with the gentleness of your fingertip, and feeling the music as if one was lounging in a small nightclub...

 

when i listen to digital music, i tend to shuffle between artists every five songs or so. with vinyl, I always listen to the entire album front to back - it becomes more of an experience. vinyl listening rarely becomes background music to me, but garners my full attention. the warmth and small imperfections of my vinyl add to this overall experience when listening through speakers; but become a hinderance to getting lost in the music when headphone listening. therefore, i only listen to vinyl through speakers.

post #11388 of 18741

Its been awhile since I've last posted in this thread. Before it was just the Dt880s paired with the Valhalla :) 

 

 

Fell in love with these phones after a head fi meet last year. Sold my DT880s when I realized all of my listening were with the Senns

 

My Bifrost had a REALLY bright white LED. So I did what I could think of as a solution

>.< 

Wanted to give Orthos a try. I mainly use the HE-400 for electronic music or when I'm in the mood for really bassy songs. Maybe one day in the future I'll be able to get some LCD-2 ;) 

 

 

I still have the Vahalla, its just sitting in its box however :/

 

I need to set up another rig to use it with my HD650s lol

post #11389 of 18741
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i'm sure it's different for everybody, but the appeal of vinyl for me is in the ritual:

...pulling the cardboard album out from the shelf and and appreciating the cover art, holding the organic sleeve in your hands, carefully sliding out the vinyl and clasping it by the edges, placing it on the platter and meticulously removing dust or other particles, setting the stylus down with the gentleness of your fingertip, and feeling the music as if one was lounging in a small nightclub...

when i listen to digital music, i tend to shuffle between artists every five songs or so. with vinyl, I always listen to the entire album front to back - it becomes more of an experience. vinyl listening rarely becomes background music to me, but garners my full attention. the warmth and small imperfections of my vinyl add to this overall experience when listening through speakers; but become a hinderance to getting lost in the music when headphone listening. therefore, i only listen to vinyl through speakers.

This. Although I quite enjoy vinyl through headphones as well.

Also, lack of bass could be a particular cartridge, a mismatch between the cart and tonearm mass (low-compliance MC on a light arm, for instance), or improperly adjusted VTA.
post #11390 of 18741
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very nice! 2 of the very best headphones in that price range!

post #11391 of 18741

What do you think the next step should be Dub girl? :) 

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What do you think the next step should be Dub girl? :) 

We own the same collection, and I wish I can do a fusion of both can to make it LCD2.2 

post #11393 of 18741

They'll become the HDE1050? wink_face.gif

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Actually HED 1050 isn't half bad for a headphone name... (okay, it's all bad).
post #11395 of 18741

In any price range!

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i'm sure it's different for everybody, but the appeal of vinyl for me is in the ritual:

...pulling the cardboard album out from the shelf and and appreciating the cover art, holding the organic sleeve in your hands, carefully sliding out the vinyl and clasping it by the edges, placing it on the platter and meticulously removing dust or other particles, setting the stylus down with the gentleness of your fingertip, and feeling the music as if one was lounging in a small nightclub...

when i listen to digital music, i tend to shuffle between artists every five songs or so. with vinyl, I always listen to the entire album front to back - it becomes more of an experience. vinyl listening rarely becomes background music to me, but garners my full attention. the warmth and small imperfections of my vinyl add to this overall experience when listening through speakers; but become a hinderance to getting lost in the music when headphone listening. therefore, i only listen to vinyl through speakers.

This. Although I quite enjoy vinyl through headphones as well.

Also, lack of bass could be a particular cartridge, a mismatch between the cart and tonearm mass (low-compliance MC on a light arm, for instance), or improperly adjusted VTA.

 

If it is a decent cartridge then VTA is a definite first thing to explore.

post #11397 of 18741
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I'm curious about this. What about vinyl is so appealing? I have not heard enough high-end TTs to make a blanket statement but the TTs I have heard lacked any real bass extension. Is that normal?

 

It doesn't take a particularly high-end turntable to get solid bass extension.  It's also not hard to screw something up in the chain to where you lose out on said bass extension.  A mismatch between cartridge and tonearm, the wrong mat for your table, poor isolation, or a slight misalignment here or there could all potentially reduce bass extension.  However, if you get everything set up properly on a TT that can track properly, you can always try out the Telarc recording of 1812 overture.  The 5Hz cannon blasts are definitely there (they'll also potentially blow out the drivers on your speakers/headphones if you're not extremely careful).

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Big part of it, but I found my 2k TT rig blew my 6k digital one out of the water. Most likely due to superior mastering on the LP cuts of most records.

 

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Originally Posted by Bee inthe Attic View Post


i'm sure it's different for everybody, but the appeal of vinyl for me is in the ritual:

 

...pulling the cardboard album out from the shelf and and appreciating the cover art, holding the organic sleeve in your hands, carefully sliding out the vinyl and clasping it by the edges, placing it on the platter and meticulously removing dust or other particles, setting the stylus down with the gentleness of your fingertip, and feeling the music as if one was lounging in a small nightclub...

 

when i listen to digital music, i tend to shuffle between artists every five songs or so. with vinyl, I always listen to the entire album front to back - it becomes more of an experience. vinyl listening rarely becomes background music to me, but garners my full attention. the warmth and small imperfections of my vinyl add to this overall experience when listening through speakers; but become a hinderance to getting lost in the music when headphone listening. therefore, i only listen to vinyl through speakers.

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Originally Posted by I right I View Post


I'm curious about this. What about vinyl is so appealing? I have not heard enough high-end TTs to make a blanket statement but the TTs I have heard lacked any real bass extension. Is that normal?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Bee inthe Attic View Post


when i listen to digital music, i tend to shuffle between artists every five songs or so. with vinyl, I always listen to the entire album front to back - it becomes more of an experience. vinyl listening rarely becomes background music to me, but garners my full attention. the warmth and small imperfections of my vinyl add to this overall experience when listening through speakers; but become a hinderance to getting lost in the music when headphone listening. therefore, i only listen to vinyl through speakers.

 

This. I have exactly the same issue with digital players - it's just too simple to switch between tracks and albums. I tend to listen to a couple of favourite tracks on a certain album, then switch to the next one - even though I know that I'd get more enjoyment of exploring full albums, sometimes discovering songs that I didn't like at first but which grow after repeated listenings. It's better with CDs, but it's still rather simple to skip tracks. That's why I'm looking forward to a turntable setup - since you virtually can't skip between tracks and switching between records is a lot more laborious when compared to digital sources, one tends to listen to full albums (or sides, correctly speaking) rather than single tracks.

Other than that, I like the possibility of picking up large quantities of records dirt cheap. There are still lots of people selling their old LP collections, so there are plenty of bargains to be found.

Of course there also are people who maintain that vinyl sounds better than digital media, but to be honest I think that's mostly nonsense. While there surely are some LPs that are mastered better than their CD counterparts, I wouldn't go for vinyl for sound quality alone. Especially not when playing old, scratched records you've picked up for $1 at some garage sale, ha ha.

 

 

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Is it this one?
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It looks lovely ... especially with your amp.
 

 

That's the one, and thanks!

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Big part of it, but I found my 2k TT rig blew my 6k digital one out of the water. Most likely due to superior mastering on the LP cuts of most records.

 

That's probably where most of the improvement comes from.  Mastering on most vinyl is usually better than the cd or digital counterparts.  

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