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Can we be done with the topic now? You were all once a teenager(got enough teen stereotypes? wink.gif
Edited by wolfetan44 - 1/13/13 at 11:08pm
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Greetings Head-fi!

 

First post after being a lurker for the longest time...

 

After being through with several headphones in my couple years of audiophile journey, I knew it when I can recall every model of headphones people wear during commutes daily.  Then the second coming was realizing back then how easily I can love the Klipsch S4's and Beats sound, as well as other bass-heavy 'phones during the newbie days, then the next thing I knew, I actually found its sound too colored and too overrated, I can't believe I was under the impression that these were the best things around back then.  Was looking for things mid-centric from that point on and currently loving the V-Moda M-80 and Sennheiser Adidas HD 25-1 II  as my top portables... I guess I can say that's sonic graduation. beyersmile.png

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Can we be done with the topic now? You were all once a teenager(got enough teen stereotypes? wink.gif

I don't know what you mean. I arrived in the world, fully grown at age 21 with a collection of headphones. :P

 

You know you're an audiophile when you always use 1080p on youtube videos because the audio is less compressed.

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I don't know what you mean. I arrived in the world, fully grown at age 21 with a collection of headphones. :P

 

You know you're an audiophile when you always use 1080p on youtube videos because the audio is less compressed.

no need for 1080p, the 720p version has the same audio bitrate as the 1080p

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When you have a dedicated playlist of test tracks for new gear.

 

Speaking of which, anything I should add to mine?L3000.gif

 

My one and only bass test is "Double Monk" by Igorrr. The intro to that song has so much bass that it'll turn your brain into goo with the right headphones.

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When you have a dedicated playlist of test tracks for new gear.

 

Speaking of which, anything I should add to mine?L3000.gif

 

I'm not sure if it'll be your cup of tea, but I really like Vanessa-Mae's "Emerald Tiger" song for a soundstage test, and it's pretty catchy in my opinion.

 

 

Or perhaps Amon Tobin?

 

 

 

I really love Ottmar Liebert too.

Unfortunately he doesn't sell a binaural version of this song, but he does have a binaural album Up Close.


Edited by miceblue - 1/14/13 at 12:00am
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

I don't know what you mean. I arrived in the world, fully grown at age 21 with a collection of headphones. :P

 

You know you're an audiophile when you always use 1080p on youtube videos because the audio is less compressed.

 

+1

 

BTW, here's my test track playlist in Foobar.

 

 

30 minutes of pink noise. If you know what pink noise should sound like, you can test any set of headphones and instantly and reasonably precisely discover where their coloration occurs. It's particularly useful for tracking down ear canal resonance, which is the cause for most treble spikes. About ten minutes with a parametric EQ and some pink noise and I can calibrate any reasonably decent headphone. It breaks down on headphones with lots of midrange and lower end coloration, though, as these features tend to be much wider in bandwidth and don't show up as easily against the background noise.

 

You know you're an audiophile when you've tested headphones enough to where you know what pink noise should sound like.

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when someone mentions a food platter and you picture food spinning around on a turntable

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you write the lyrics? I thought I was picky....

Are you asking me?
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This.


Edited by TheJesusGuy - 1/14/13 at 2:25pm
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This.

Wait, why would you use open-back headphones when recording with a microphone? Won't the leakage get into the recording?

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Wait, why would you use open-back headphones when recording with a microphone? Won't the leakage get into the recording?
Correct. I think he posted that picture sarcastically (at least I hope)
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Wait, why would you use open-back headphones when recording with a microphone? Won't the leakage get into the recording?

 

Yep. And, if you turn the gain up enough, you'll get nasty feedback. Did it once with my DT880 to monitor my mic because it was on hand and I didn't feel like fetching the SRH440. I'll never do that again. That was one of the worst headaches I've ever had.

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The bass thump intro to Gangnam Style is pretty heavy, I'd use that for bass control and extension
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On an unrelated note, I found the sweetspot for my speakers, and I'm trying to figure out how to live in this spot for te rest of my life
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