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Originally Posted by crossjeremiah View Post


i can't really do that... i don't know anyone who has high end headphones like i do... they dont even know why i need an dac or a headphone amp.


I was thinking less about if they're high-end, but just the general type of headgear. It's like when you see people outside, you notice their clothing and make an inference about them from it. Like clothes, it's not always about the cost.

 

Think about following people if you saw them on the streets, bus, train, etc. with...

 

El-cheapo earbuds.

Bose, Skullcandy, or one of those rapper headphones.

A headphone available locally (Sony, JVC, Sennheiser).

A headphone not available locally (Depending on where you live, examples may include Superlux, Grado, and Audio Technica).

A modded headphone.

post #3107 of 6356
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

I'm actually really good with repacking things =]

 

Prove it!

 

Repack your best headphones, send them to me for inspection, and I'll provide you with a report detailing how well you did.

post #3108 of 6356
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

Prove it!

Repack your best headphones, send them to me for inspection, and I'll provide you with a report detailing how well you did.
Best cosmetically, best looking, best measuring, best sounding, best at their price point, etc? Best is very vague. I could go ahead and wrap those iBuds back in their plastic wrap, ship them to you, and say they were my "best for giving away" headphones and have done exactly what you asked.

I know it's all a joke already, but why not bring my subjectivist side out again and say best is only best in your eyes in the context you place it in.
post #3109 of 6356
You can actually fill up a 160gb iPod. With only music.
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when you go through the trouble of buying a 4th Gen iPod Classic, a 32GB Compact Flash card, and an adapter just to use the marginally better DAC in said iPod

post #3111 of 6356

.. no harddrive has enough space for your music collection.

 

.. your iTunes Library.xml is bigger than 1GB.

 

.. you could play your music library over a year without playing a track twice.

 

.. you backup your music library every day multiple times.

 

.. you store the backup drive in a place where it's save from house fire.

 

.. you have more than 100.000 plays on last.fm.

 

.. your music library contains songs from over 10.000 artists.

 

.. your whole music library consists of lossless tracks.

 

.. you buy a CD just because you like one or two tracks from it to get a good quality.

post #3112 of 6356

When you choose not to go out because Petrol is expensive and I'd rather save up for new speakers...

post #3113 of 6356

you know when you're one when:

 

you've been invited to a costume party in October and you're searched in vain for a 'John Grado' costume.    etysmile.gif

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Originally Posted by roscoofyore View Post

you know when you're one when:

 

you've been invited to a costume party in October and you're searched in vain for a 'John Grado' costume.    etysmile.gif

and you've realized the smiling ety pic has the leads reversed, the red goes in the right ear, LOL.  i'll go away now, carry on gents!!!

post #3115 of 6356

When headphones are so alluring you find yourself struggling to save up for college...

post #3116 of 6356
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Originally Posted by JonnyRocket View Post

You can actually fill up a 160gb iPod. With only music.

 

ALAC format ftw :P ..........and Podcasts.  I have 50GB worth of Podcasts.

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ALAC format FTL... screw you Apple and your refusal to accept FLAC as your lossless overlord(you too Microsoft).

 

 

You guys are silly with your iPods, Cowons are where it's at if you want your music to actually sound good(and if you want to have lossless files supported by more than one media player)

post #3118 of 6356
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

ALAC format FTL... screw you Apple and your refusal to accept FLAC as your lossless overlord(you too Microsoft).


You guys are silly with your iPods, Cowons are where it's at if you want your music to actually sound good(and if you want to have lossless files supported by more than one media player)
Everything supports WAV tongue.gif

Cowon brags about their EQ too much. If it sounds good flat, I could care less how it sounds EQ'd, and quite a few iPods have pulled that off for me.
post #3119 of 6356
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Originally Posted by sml1226 View Post

Everything supports WAV tongue.gif
Cowon brags about their EQ too much. If it sounds good flat, I could care less how it sounds EQ'd, and quite a few iPods have pulled that off for me.

Heh, if you want one album to fill up your hard drive I guess WAV would be a good choice.

 

Cowon just has a better DAC though and I believe can deliver more power(correct me if I'm wrong, but mine can get pretty loud). It's a shame that nearly everything else about them is total crap compared to iPods though.

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Originally Posted by sml1226 View Post

Everything supports WAV tongue.gif

WAV is really inefficient though.

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