LMFAO I had to quote this for epic ownage. Couldn't agree more.
While I enjoy my sound, at some point I just enjoy what I got and just quit sweating the little details.
These little examples of my typical listening would get the other guy having a coronary.
Most of my listening is through my work PC with (OMG...shudder now) MP3 playback (I do have a ton of FLAC though too) plugged into my DAC/AMP and my two main cans (listed in sig).
Oh and when on the go I actually plug them directly into a simple laptop and mobile phone and still enjoy the music.
While this is a hobby for most of us...some miss the point it's to "ENJOY THE MUSIC" and not worry about little details. I appreciate good sound but could care less if I hear one extra little minute detail during my casual listening.
Oh yea, on the go...my "radio shack lamp cord" adapter that I paid $3 for works just fine. Plus, I was at a head-fi meet a few years back and was demo'ing how easy it is to drive the Denon AH-D7000 from a "portable source" that a few commented on the "build quality and sound quality" from my radio shack adapter that when I told them how much it cost and where I bought it from (Amazon) they laughed and were amazed at the budget buy.
Gotta love placebo sometimes. :)
LOL, I was ashamed to admit it. I thought I was the only one who actually plugs one of my phones directly into my laptop when I don't have time to bother connecting a DAC and amp. I have to wonder if there's any time left to actually listen to the music when one is obsessively analyzing the audio quality.....listening to the gear rather than the music. The music itself must be awful boring if a little bit of imperfection in the gear can distract one from enjoying it. Didn't opera fans enjoy their Caruso records played on antique 78rpm victrolas, or whatever they were called?
Edited by lejaz - 9/6/12 at 11:08pm