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Yeah. They say it doesn't have to be boring and can actually be quite fun to wait a while at a public place like a busy train station or something because you can just "watch people", which I found to be quite true. But since I joined this forum it's more like spotting and recognizing headphones in such situations :)

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You know you're an audiophile when you have nightmares about nice headphones breaking, happened to me twice this past week blink.gif

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When some stupid kid blares Guns and Roses out of his phone after the teacher tells him to use headphones/earbuds.  My friend that knows nothing about speakers/sound system says "hahaha that sounded like birds"  Get it?


Edited by linglingjr - 11/1/12 at 3:24pm
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Originally Posted by Ted LuxuryYacht View Post

You know you're an audiophile when you have nightmares about nice headphones breaking, happened to me twice this past week blink.gif

happened to me too some time agoeek.gif



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(summary of my dream/nightmare in picture)

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...when you're taking the Head-Fi survey that pops up every now and then and answer these questions:

 

 

...in the same survey, answer the second-to-last last bubble:

 

Who spends over $1000 on digital music?

Even if you buy "HD" music (personally, I don't think there are many audible differences between "regular" and "HD" music), say they're an average of $20 USD per album, that's 50 albums.

Even if you buy iTunes music, say they're an average of $12 USD per album, that's 83 albums.

 

I check out physical music CD's pretty regularly from the public library and I don't even think I really listen to more than 30 albums a year. T_T

ffs, you know you're an audiophile when you're not gonna let Amazon, iTunes, or anyone else make you pay for ****ty 128kbps MP3s. 

 

I buy CDs damnit.


Edited by takato14 - 11/1/12 at 5:20pm
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You know you're a audiophile when you non-stop naming headphones' brand, model that shows up in the drama/movie/video/music video you are watching or when you are out on the sreet.
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

ffs, you know you're an audiophile when you're not gonna let Amazon, iTunes, or anyone else make you pay for ****ty 128kbps MP3s. 

 

I buy CDs damnit.

Neither Amazon or iTunes sell 128kbps MP3s. 

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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

ffs, you know you're an audiophile when you're not gonna let Amazon, iTunes, or anyone else make you pay for ****ty 128kbps MP3s. 

 

I buy CDs damnit.

Neither Amazon or iTunes sell 128kbps MP3s. 

The one time I downloaded from amazon I got 128kbps. I checked my brother's music and he has 128kbps as well; he downloads from iTunes.

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The one time I downloaded from amazon I got 128kbps. I checked my brother's music and he has 128kbps as well; he downloads from iTunes.

weird. i know itunes USED to only offer in 128k AAC (which is not nearly as bad as 128mp3, but still unacceptable) but i have never gotten anything lower than 256 from amazon. most of it is VBR 0

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weird. i know itunes USED to only offer in 128k AAC (which is not nearly as bad as 128mp3, but still unacceptable) but i have never gotten anything lower than 256 from amazon. most of it is VBR 0

My experience with Amazon has been the same as yours. I haven't ever bought anything from iTunes, but I believe you are correct about what they used to offer.....now I think they sell 256 AAC, now without DRM like the old 128s had.


Edited by Achmedisdead - 11/1/12 at 6:02pm
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Neither Amazon or iTunes sell 128kbps MP3s. 

iTunes still sells 128k, but on their less popular songs (ex. High Flying Birds by Jefferson Airplane)

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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

The one time I downloaded from amazon I got 128kbps. I checked my brother's music and he has 128kbps as well; he downloads from iTunes.

 

Weird. I've downloaded from Amazon quite a few times and it's always been some variation of ~256kbps (CBR, ABR, or VBR--I've gotten all three, I think.). This is not quite ideal (my transparency point for Lame on my killer sample is V0, so 256kbps is a little low), but not horrible, either.

 

Maybe they offered low bitrate files when they first started offering music or something?


Edited by Argyris - 11/1/12 at 6:56pm
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...when you see a girl on the bus and she's carrying some block thing attached to an iPhone. You get all excited thinking it's a DAC/amp until you realize that it's just a battery charging pack/extended battery.

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You know you're a audiophile when you non-stop naming headphones' brand, model that shows up in the drama/movie/video/music video you are watching or when you are out on the sreet.

i always call out the Sennheiser HD25-II when watching tvtongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

You know your an audiophile when you seek other audiophiles for advice

 

In addition you know your an audiophile when a SMOKING hot body... is completely ignored over a nice voice... *melts*

 

 

Lol, I've secretly fallen in love with plenty of girls just by the sound of their voice.  Don't tell my wife. =x

 

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When you can identify any headphone on anybody in any advertisement, movie, or commercial.

 

I've actually turned it into a game with myself.

 

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Nothing wrong with careful, judicious use of EQ.

 

AMEN!

 

 
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When you consider wearing your headphones to a funeral... 

 

When you have decided with yourself that you want to be buried with your HD650s.

 

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When picking today's media player and headphone combo is as much of a decision as what else to wear.
 

 

HA!  I was late this morning because I was facing the same dilemma!

 

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Originally Posted by throzen0303 View Post

When you see people wearing beats, you automatically think they are ignorant inside.

 

Not gonna lie, I secretly judge them inside.

 

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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

ffs, you know you're an audiophile when you're not gonna let Amazon, iTunes, or anyone else make you pay for ****ty 128kbps MP3s. 

 

I buy CDs damnit.

 

My wife told me that I gotta get with the 21st century and just buy things of iTunes.  I retorted that she should do the same and buy her shoes of eBay. I ate alone that night, she was to busy shopping on eBay.  Opse.

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