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Hey Head-Fi, I've been lurking these forums for probably 10-20 total hours, and its only natural I make an account. I'm currently a senior in high school (As for college, I'm accepted to UT Austin and Texas A&M, and I am waiting on MIT, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon, Rice, and Stanford). 

 

Brief history of my audio equipment and estimated file quality rates at the time:

7th grade - 9th grade: Sony MDR-J10, OEM earbuds, and 128kbps MP3s, used a Sony PSP, then an iPod nano 2G

10th-11th grade: iPod earbuds, JVC Marshmellows, and Skullcandy Ink'd buds, ~192kbps MP3s, iPod classic 80gb

 

Then I saw the light that is audiophiles and Head-Fi

 

Now:

 

Cans:

- iGrados (Quarter modded)

- Turtle Beach X11s (Use them for PC gaming & some music)

- JVC Flats (Found mods on Head-Fi for them)

 

IEMs:

-JVC Marshmellow

-Koss Plugs (Unmodded, will do kramer mods some day to them)

 

Earbuds:

- iPod earbuds (And only in emergencies, god they sound so lifeless and flat)

 

Speakes:

-Klipsch Pro Media 2.1

-Some crazy Harmon Kardon setup my dad has downstairs. He has to tweak it EVERY TIME I watch a movie or play games!

 

Player:

- iPod nano 6G

- My gaming rig (Using onboard soundcard right now)

 

No amp though, not sure if I need one

 

I'll like all kinds of music except country, and I am currently into dubstep, drum n' bass, hip hop, r&b, rap (both new and old school), j-pop, j-rock, techno, IDM, and alternative. I've started using last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/mushrooshi

 

the iGrados, JVC Flats, and Plugs were purchased after I found Head-Fi. Putting on those iGrados, even without burn in, it was amazing. The soundstage was so large, and I could pick out a lot more instruments and sounds going on with the iGrados that were missing or muffled with the iPod earbuds.

 

Some headphones I'd (realistically) love to own soon:

Grado SR60/80, AKG K518, Koss Portapros, Audio Technica ES-7, Sennheiser HD212s, Klipsch Image S4... yea... those ones. I'd be thrilled to have GS-1000s or something crazy, but my ears are new to this whole 'audiophile' thing and I realistically can't drop the dollars for those, lol

 

 

I'm pretty satisfied with my speakers, though I think it could have some more 'oomph'

 

I'm not sure if I'm trained in being able to hear good sound yet... I love these iGrados but I don't know if its placebo effect

 

I argue with my 14 year old sister about how she loves her Sony Piiq Triqiis, although shes happy with them because, with her being a 14 year old girl, she needs to be 'fashionable' and stuff... although I love the retro look of the Grados :D

 

I am somewhat worried about if my ears aren't going to make the cut for audiophilia though. I mean... I am part of the hearing-loss bass-addicted silly generation, but I rarely have my headphones all the way up, and I was never into the 'turn-it-up-till-you-blow-out-the-earbuds' thing lots of kids at school are into. I do enjoy turning up the speakers high in my room though. My father's side also hasn't had the best run with hearing; although my dad's hearing is perfectly fine, two of my aunts have hearing aids, and they are only in their 40s. I'm not sure if I have tinnitus, because maybe once a week or so, if it is really quiet for too long, a sound that sounds almost like a whistle plays. I have to listen to something before it goes away. But its not painful or overwhelming.

 

While my life pursuit has been robotics and engineering, I've gotten started in music production. Its fun!

 

I also come from Overclock.net. For some reason, I have a feeling a lot of the guys on OCN would be here too.

 

Um... yea... thats it I think


Edited by Mushrooshi - 12/31/10 at 4:36am
post #2 of 27

There is no cult. You just need to be a colossal nerd. You qualify.

 

 

Welcome! tongue.gif

post #3 of 27

Haha. Actually you dont have to be a "colossal nerd" to appreciate true sound quality.
 

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Originally Posted by bangraman View Post

There is no cult. You just need to be a colossal nerd. You qualify.

 

 

Welcome! tongue.gif

post #4 of 27

Welcome to Head-Fi and sorry for your wallet... (We should not forget that.)

post #5 of 27

Welcome to Head-Fi and apologies regarding your currency receptacle.

 

We will not accept you until you learn the secret handshake. I'll give you a hint... it involves a three gallon jug of mustache wax, a texas mickey of Appleton rum and at least three Zanzibarian prostitutes.

post #6 of 27

I remember that...it was a good time. I don't know who was taking the pictures...but you can clearly see how much fun I was having in this shot...

 

FatCrush.jpg

 


 

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Originally Posted by Landis View Post
.. it involves a three gallon jug of mustache wax, a texas mickey of Appleton rum and at least three Zanzibarian prostitutes.
post #7 of 27


^^^Gah. Get that out of my head. It's worse than the nikongod pics.

Quote:
Originally Posted by yifu View Post

Haha. Actually you dont have to be a "colossal nerd" to appreciate true sound quality.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bangraman View Post

There is no cult. You just need to be a colossal nerd. You qualify.

 

 

Welcome! tongue.gif


 


Being a band geek helps. tongue.gif

 

Haha you think iGrados have a huge soundstage? Wait until you try some nice speakers! And most of us came here as bass heads, don't worry. There's a quote saying "A new audiophile craves bass. An experienced audiophile craves treble. A ...something audiophile craves mids." Something like that. But it pretty much works out that way. Although I think I skipped the middle one.

 

...everyone told me I needed at least 5 of them! I was gipped. And PLEASE don't make the same mistake I made and bring apple cider and rum. It's Appleton rum.

 

There are so many young recruits nowadays. When I joined last year, I was one of the youngest at 14.

post #8 of 27

ArmAndHammer sure had fun... Rofl!

post #9 of 27

Wow is their someone under there? Oh boy he's stuck call the paramedics, -the helicopter precisely- Anyhow, JKS aside welcome to Head-FI there is no cult but if you find one let me know. 

 

 

 

post #10 of 27

Nah...it was cool. Her name was Bertha...she was really gentle despite how the picture looks. We had a great time that night even though we never did figure out what to do with the mustache wax. 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Confispect View Post

Wow is their someone under there? Oh boy he's stuck call the paramedics, -the helicopter precisely- Anyhow, JKS aside welcome to Head-FI there is no cult but if you find one let me know. 

 

 

 

post #11 of 27

Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

Nah...it was cool. Her name was Bertha...she was really gentle despite how the picture looks. We had a great time that night even though we never did figure out what to do with the mustache wax. 

 

 

 

Rofl, nice man if she has a sister I'd like to meet her.....biggrin.gif

 

 

 

post #12 of 27

This thread is awesome. That is all. Carry on...

post #13 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

I remember that...it was a good time. I don't know who was taking the pictures...but you can clearly see how much fun I was having in this shot...

 

FatCrush.jpg

 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Landis View Post
.. it involves a three gallon jug of mustache wax, a texas mickey of Appleton rum and at least three Zanzibarian prostitutes.

 


aww jebus!!! get a room! get a roo..oh wait, what am i doing here?

post #14 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post


^^^Gah. Get that out of my head. It's worse than the nikongod pics.

Quote:
Originally Posted by yifu View Post

Haha. Actually you dont have to be a "colossal nerd" to appreciate true sound quality.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bangraman View Post

There is no cult. You just need to be a colossal nerd. You qualify.

 

 

Welcome! tongue.gif


 


Being a band geek helps. tongue.gif

 

Haha you think iGrados have a huge soundstage? Wait until you try some nice speakers! And most of us came here as bass heads, don't worry. There's a quote saying "A new audiophile craves bass. An experienced audiophile craves treble. A ...something audiophile craves mids." Something like that. But it pretty much works out that way. Although I think I skipped the middle one.

 

...everyone told me I needed at least 5 of them! I was gipped. And PLEASE don't make the same mistake I made and bring apple cider and rum. It's Appleton rum.

 

There are so many young recruits nowadays. When I joined last year, I was one of the youngest at 14.


Very close Ishcabible, its A new audiophile craves bass; An established audiophile craves treble; A really serious audiophile craves mid-range

 

Not trying to be a smart alec, just saying letting you know that you were indeed very close biggrin.gif


Edited by Vikingatheart - 1/2/11 at 8:06pm
post #15 of 27

Welcome. Just because you have tinnitus doesn't mean you can't enjoy the nuances of music. I have tinitus that I think is from my TMJ (fancy way of saying your jaw is funky), but I still love my music, although maybe that explains why I like the grado sound so much, hmmm... food for thought.

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