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Originally Posted by jsplice View Post

You're using a speaker amp to drive your headphones.

Or when the headphones get powered more often by the amp than the speakers do.
post #5057 of 6356
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Originally Posted by TheJesusGuy View Post

I'm actually getting the M50s for christmas. They may be over-hyped but they are good, especially as they'll be my first entry into the audiophile world of which I am loving. They are a good base starting point I think.

Yes, they are!

post #5058 of 6356
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

When you can appreciate a good composition in a song even if you're basically listening to a MIDI sequence.

 

+1

 

I like the music from LoZ Twilight Princess, even though one of the common complaints about the game was that its soundtrack wasn't orchestrated the way Super Mario Galaxy's was a year later. The main Hyrule Field theme in particular has some awesome deep bass, and it's just overall well composed.

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You know you're an audiophile when whenever people bring up a conversation you compare it to headphones..

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this:

 

1000

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When the name of your cafe is your favorite headphone.

 

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When the name of your cafe is your favorite headphone.

 

I know a Stax cafe that is in Burlingame, CA. Where are you?

post #5063 of 6356

This one is in Chicago.

post #5064 of 6356
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

This one is in Chicago.

Oh, nice! 

post #5065 of 6356
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

this:

 

1000

I feel like punching babies.

post #5066 of 6356
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

When the name of your cafe is your favorite headphone.

 


When a Potato Chip Company titles its chips as: STAX

post #5067 of 6356
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

this:

 

1000

It's people like this that makes me lose faith in the society we live in. T_T

 

 

You know you're an audiophile when you buy ~$100 audio gear for everyone in your family for Christmas (3 people total), and one for yourself (a grand total of ~$600). Guuuuh my wallet...


Edited by miceblue - 12/16/12 at 1:03pm
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Originally Posted by ZetaRidley View Post

Or when the headphones get powered more often by the amp than the speakers do.
be warned that some amps have truly awful headphone stages. i mean there are 70s amps that drove headphones through the main amp, but put resistors in series, but now many modern amps have a separate and not very good headphone stage of their own
Edited by BBBS - 12/16/12 at 3:03pm
post #5069 of 6356
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

I feel like punching babies.

 

A baby wrote that?

 

 

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be warned that some amps have truly awful headphone stages. i mean there are 70s amps that drove headphones through the main amp, but put resistors in series, but now many modern amps have a separate and not very good headphone stage of their own

 

Actually it's been demonstrated here more than once that most stereo amps and receivers drive their headphone jacks off the main amp, so there's nothing to fear. This is up to recent times, and probably includes a goodly proportion of HT amps, since it's cheaper to do this than provide a separate HP amp. You're pretty safe if you stick to good brands like Rotel, Nad, Marantz etc.

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