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post #16 of 70

If you want to continue getting laid, I would suggest getting a set of ms1000. evil_smiley.gif

post #17 of 70
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Originally Posted by francisdemarte View Post

If you want to continue getting laid, I would suggest getting a set of ms1000. evil_smiley.gif


good call. those things are serious chick magnets.
post #18 of 70

thread = fail with no pics

post #19 of 70

My gf doesn't even want to listen to them, she hates all the cables...

post #20 of 70

I'm confused. Just how old are the files you're talking about here? iTunes hasn't used DRM in ages and the file quality at that time would have been 128kbps (junk anyways) but any recent or relatively recent iTunes purchase could play on any computer at 256 aac( which IMO is indistinguishable from 320 mp3). 

 

As far as taking her purchased files and converting to 320kbps .mp3 this makes even less sense...if she purchased from iTunes they would be 256kbps aac (which IMO sound better than a 256kbps .mp3 but that's irrelevant) and converting up to 320kbps does nothing to "preserve" quality, if anything it makes it worse as the more you convert/change the file the more likely it is to become corrupt/gain artifacts. You have to start with high nitrate (flac, alac etc.) and convert down to 320 for decent sound. 

 

DRM free .m4a to me is superior or at least equal to equivalent .mp3

 


 

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Originally Posted by shrimants View Post


Sup audiophile bros...
I'm well on my way to turning my GF into an audiophile. My first conquest was explaining how horrible itunes/apple is with their business practices. To prove it to her, I copy pasted a song she bought from her computer onto mine and showed her how I couldnt play it at all. After that, I introduced her to Winamp and a fully properly configured Milkdrop Visualizer.
I got her to ditch all of her itunes crap music and go through her library and cut out all the stupid pop crap she listens to in horrible 128kbps ringtone-level mp3's she downlaoded some of it as. Then I got her to copy paste all of her music that was .m4p into one directory and .m4a into another, and .mp3 into yet another. After this, we converted all of her bought .m4a into .mp3 320kbps (preserving at least SOME of the quality). Now that she has nothing but .mp3 and .m4p, she is going through and redownloading .m4p's as .mp3. After that, she's going through and properly tagging her library to make it decently organized.
This is a weird roundabout way to get her addicted to high quality audio, but hear me out. I also introduced her to Dubstep using Nero's Reality. I thought I didnt like dubstep until I listed to that album. She has listened to it via my Audioengine A5's with a 600 watt 10 inch subwoofer. She's also listened to some of her other music through my Monster Turbines, which completely rocked her world.
I plan to give my turbines to her once I can afford a pair of Audio Technica ATHm50's or something better. I havent listened to any proper on ear headphones ever. Closest thing is my bose on ears and those hardly have the SQ of 30 dollar in ears.
My gf only has an iHome as her speakers in her dorm room, so I plan to get her completely addicted to high quality audio with my modest rig and then get her some fancy presents at opportune times. I also demonstrated the difference between my laptop's built in Sigmatel C major audio card vs an AMB Gamma 1 f++/ Gamma 2. You can literally SEE the frequencies my computer misses out on as the speaker cone moves back and forth. The difference is also audible with the subwoofer turned on.


 


Edited by detoxguy - 9/30/11 at 11:40am
post #21 of 70

I got my girl a pair of SR60i not knowing what to expect... and she loved them. She liked my speakers, so I got her a pair of Audioengine A2. Then she wanted a "good amp" like mine, so I got her an iBasso D2+.  Now she's been telling me she wants even better sound... 

 

The moral of the story is, be careful what you wish for... now I'm paying for upgraditis for two!

post #22 of 70

Just had a vision of my future if my wife got interested in head-fi...it's bleak. 
 

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Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post

I got my girl a pair of SR60i not knowing what to expect... and she loved them. She liked my speakers, so I got her a pair of Audioengine A2. Then she wanted a "good amp" like mine, so I got her an iBasso D2+.  Now she's been telling me she wants even better sound... 

 

The moral of the story is, be careful what you wish for... now I'm paying for upgraditis for two!



 

post #23 of 70

She's all about the music and that's a good thing because I often wander too far in the fields of gearphilia. She's the regulative mechanism I need.

post #24 of 70
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Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post

The moral of the story is, be careful what you wish for... now I'm paying for upgraditis for two!

Especially as it is common for her to have better hearing than you do, especially in the higher registers.
post #25 of 70
Thread Starter 

Yeh it seems that she has better hearing too! All she now need is to know the audiophile dictionary...
 

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Originally Posted by Wapiti View Post


Especially as it is common for her to have better hearing than you do, especially in the higher registers.


 

post #26 of 70
I got my girlfriend a Beats Solo (costed me $110) and Audio Technica ESW10JPN (costed me $550) later on. She prefers the Beats Solo's warm sound but she likes the ESW10JPN's leather pads.mad.gif Now, the ESW10JPN is not really bright, but jeez, she's even more treble sensitive than I am... And she listens VERY quietly.
post #27 of 70
Heheh hey guys its me again!

My friend called me the other day after listening to my A5's with a z5500 sub (gross but effective):

"My skull candies broke and after listening to your IEM's and speakers, I need to get myself a good pair of over the ear headphones. What is your recommendation in the 50-150 budget?"

He is currently downloading his music library in FLAC format (he owns the originals off of itunes).
He bought Sennheiser HD595.
He is planning to save up for a Fiio E7 as a "starter" Dac/Amp to make his ipod and computer sound better.

Also, my GF is planning to be done with her audio library organization by christmastime. After that she'll be trying to redownload in FLAC. only problem is, most of her music that she's bought are singles and she doesnt want that artist's entire album. Its a bridge we'll cross when we get there.
post #28 of 70
Thread Starter 

She who took my ms1k has finally bought a pair of AD900 (Such a Jap want-to-be!) as well as a FiiO E10 since she can hear differences from using my E7.

 

Such a great 'starter' gear collection. I must have set a bad enough example...

post #29 of 70

you may want to edit the blatantly racist term....
 

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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

She who took my ms1k has finally bought a pair of AD900 (Such a Jap want-to-be!) as well as a FiiO E10 since she can hear differences from using my E7.

 

Such a great 'starter' gear collection. I must have set a bad enough example...



 

post #30 of 70
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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

I got my girlfriend a Beats Solo (costed me $110) and Audio Technica ESW10JPN (costed me $550) later on. She prefers the Beats Solo's warm sound but she likes the ESW10JPN's leather pads.mad.gif Now, the ESW10JPN is not really bright, but jeez, she's even more treble sensitive than I am... And she listens VERY quietly.

aren't females suppose to have better hearing naturally, especially in the high frequencies?
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