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post #5026 of 6356

You know you're an audiophile when your excuse for getting the hell out of a situation is "I left my amplifier on". Justifiable if it's a tube amp.

post #5027 of 6356
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Yes, they are a very good place to start. It will wow the **** out of you if you're coming from consumer-grade equipment and it will definitely give you a strong foothold in the hobby. Without the M50 I wouldn't be here right now, I'm glad it was my first good headphone.

Well, put it this way. I've never owned headphones worth more than £5..

post #5028 of 6356
OK, thats a nice one! smily_headphones1.gif added to my repertoire.
post #5029 of 6356
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Originally Posted by Donnyhifi View Post

You know you're an audiophile when people ask you what the heck is that you're carrying? And you have to explain to them that its your "portable" Digital Audio Player. I get asked by the local folks here that quite often. Whenever I meet new people when walking into some place they don't even ask my name, they just ask "what is that?" with a look of curiosity while pointing to my dap.

I can imagine walking around with an E17 and people shouting at you for not 'just buying an iPhone'. *Facepalm*


Edited by TheJesusGuy - 12/14/12 at 7:31am
post #5030 of 6356

biggrin.gif that is actually hilarious!

You know, someone should make a backpack to put red wine audio system in, carry a portable power pack in a gym bag (of course, with holes for cables to the amp) and wear audezes of choice. Well, either that or Jecklins.

post #5031 of 6356
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Originally Posted by Donnyhifi View Post

You know you're an audiophile when people ask you what the heck is that you're carrying? And you have to explain to them that its your "portable" Digital Audio Player. I get asked by the local folks here that quite often. Whenever I meet new people when walking into some place they don't even ask my name, they just ask "what is that?" with a look of curiosity while pointing to my dap.

I can imagine walking around with an E17 and people shouting at you for not 'just buying an iPhone'. *Facepalm*

The E7 looks more like an iPhone than the E17 since the whole front face is reflective plastic(?). I sometimes fool myself into thinking it's an iPhone 4.

post #5032 of 6356
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Well, put it this way. I've never owned headphones worth more than £5..

 

Well, you're in for quite a treat, then. You'll immediately notice how much more detailed and spacious the M50 is than what you're used to. You'll also notice the sub bass, which is unusually present on them. Kick drums really come alive. It's a quality I miss in my other headphones.

post #5033 of 6356
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Originally Posted by TheJesusGuy View Post

Well, put it this way. I've never owned headphones worth more than £5..

 

Well, you're in for quite a treat, then. You'll immediately notice how much more detailed and spacious the M50 is than what you're used to. You'll also notice the sub bass, which is unusually present on them. Kick drums really come alive. It's a quality I miss in my other headphones.

The M50 doesn't have sub-bass, it's mostly midbass and rolls off at the rock bottom end.

 

Still has a better low end than most in its price range though, and its very likable.

post #5034 of 6356
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The M50 doesn't have sub-bass, it's mostly midbass and rolls off at the rock bottom end.

 

Still has a better low end than most in its price range though, and its very likable.

 

Then my headphones must be really rolled off because it definitely had more down there than anything I currently own. It also had quite a midbass bump as well, which I found somewhat excessive.

 

Still, for what they are, they're definitely a good headphone. My issues with them are mainly tuning, and of course that's highly subjective.

post #5035 of 6356
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

The M50 doesn't have sub-bass, it's mostly midbass and rolls off at the rock bottom end.

 

Still has a better low end than most in its price range though, and its very likable.

 

Then my headphones must be really rolled off because it definitely had more down there than anything I currently own. It also had quite a midbass bump as well, which I found somewhat excessive.

 

Still, for what they are, they're definitely a good headphone. My issues with them are mainly tuning, and of course that's highly subjective.

I'd say that's a pretty decent-looking sub-bass response:

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post #5036 of 6356

You'd sell your own body parts for the new headphone.

post #5037 of 6356
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

In my case, this has largely been true this year.  With the exception of one person (a fellow Head-Fier ironically), all of my gifts this year are audio-related.  I wouldn't call it mania though.  I just happen to know that they all listen with crap gear, and I'm performing errands of mercy.

I was going to do that.. but I wanted to spend some $$$ on headphones for myself too evil_smiley.gif

Still bought 2 pairs for my friends ^_^

post #5038 of 6356
You care about sound quality more than music.
post #5039 of 6356

You won't listen to music if you don't have your amp.

post #5040 of 6356

you hate having a ton of stuff in your pockets... or carrying a man-purse/bag... yet still carry around a portable amp in addition to your media player, phone, keys, wallet...

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