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post #76 of 858
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So what's on rotation for everyone on this rainy day?

 

Just ripped four CD's this afternoon, some good, some bad

 

* Cyndi Lauper 'Time After Time Best Of' (2000) ~ Eh, I'm old I can still remember her, she had her time.

* Coldplay 'Parachutes' (2000) ~ Not sure about this one, it's a little loud, 5 o clock on the amp and that's plenty.

* Foo Fighters 'The Colour And The Shape' (1997) 

* Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits (1996) ~ not bad, a little distant sounding

 

 

post #77 of 858

I sense that this cannot be decided with the thickness(or lack thereof) of our wallets, but by our skills as DIYers!

 

I wish it was raining here, it's bloody 31 degrees outside this late in the arvo. Definitely not headphone listening weather. frown.gif

post #78 of 858
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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post

I sense that this cannot be decided with the thickness(or lack thereof) of our wallets, but by our skills as DIYers!

 

I wish it was raining here, it's bloody 31 degrees outside this late in the arvo. Definitely not headphone listening weather. frown.gif



Have to say that's where makers like Audio GD give everyone a head start ~ they're so modular

 

Ok so they're hardly a DIY kit for those of us who solder like monkeys but it gives the end user

a chance to 'hot rod' their DAC to their heart's content.

post #79 of 858
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

So what's on rotation for everyone on this rainy day?

 

Just ripped four CD's this afternoon, some good, some bad

 

* Cyndi Lauper 'Time After Time Best Of' (2000) ~ Eh, I'm old I can still remember her, she had her time.

* Coldplay 'Parachutes' (2000) ~ Not sure about this one, it's a little loud, 5 o clock on the amp and that's plenty.

* Foo Fighters 'The Colour And The Shape' (1997) 

* Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits (1996) ~ not bad, a little distant sounding

 

 

 

Nice Gwarmi.  I also remember Cyndi fondly.  I've got the double album "True Colours" - it still gets airplay every now and then.  And I listened to Parachutes a couple of nights ago.  That and X&Y remain my favourite Coldplay albums - although I seem to play them less and less now.

 

Had a great day today.  Sunny in the South.  Did the lawns and gardens, and then played 18 holes with the Father-in-law.  Nice dinner.  Kids now in bed.  Just about to listen to Alison Krauss and Union Station (Paper Airplane).  Life is pretty good wink.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

So what's on rotation for everyone on this rainy day?

 

Just ripped four CD's this afternoon, some good, some bad

 

* Cyndi Lauper 'Time After Time Best Of' (2000) ~ Eh, I'm old I can still remember her, she had her time.

* Coldplay 'Parachutes' (2000) ~ Not sure about this one, it's a little loud, 5 o clock on the amp and that's plenty.

* Foo Fighters 'The Colour And The Shape' (1997) 

* Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits (1996) ~ not bad, a little distant sounding

 

 

 

Working hard I see! L3000.gif

 

I myself ripped Jann Arden's 'Living Under June', an album I had much enjoyment listening on the stereo but somehow never transferred it to itunes... do figure...

 

Also did some purchasing including: Keb Mo & several versions of Chick Corea's 'Crystal Silence'... hmmm.... sonic-heaven...

 


 

 

post #81 of 858
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Working hard I see! L3000.gif

 

I myself ripped Jann Arden's 'Living Under June', an album I had much enjoyment listening on the stereo but somehow never transferred it to itunes... do figure...

 

Also did some purchasing including: Keb Mo & several versions of Chick Corea's 'Crystal Silence'... hmmm.... sonic-heaven...

 


 

 

 

 Ooo nice. Must source immediately!

 

 Ambient is my cup of tea, recently been getting into some Brian Eno and the Jean Michel Jarre collection is almost complete too, even though

 some of his later post-classic works were a little recycled and repetitive. 


 

 

post #82 of 858
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Nice Gwarmi.  I also remember Cyndi fondly.  I've got the double album "True Colours" - it still gets airplay every now and then.  And I listened to Parachutes a couple of nights ago.  That and X&Y remain my favourite Coldplay albums - although I seem to play them less and less now.

 

Had a great day today.  Sunny in the South.  Did the lawns and gardens, and then played 18 holes with the Father-in-law.  Nice dinner.  Kids now in bed.  Just about to listen to Alison Krauss and Union Station (Paper Airplane).  Life is pretty good wink.gif

 



Something about that Coldplay sound that is just so...I dunno ...90's eh? and you realise after awhile how radio friendly the masterings

are ~ in other words LOUD! I meant 9 o clock on the amp instead of 5 ~ it's barely a quarter turn up from mute.

 

 

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Something about that Coldplay sound that is just so...I dunno ...90's eh? and you realise after awhile how radio friendly the masterings

are ~ in other words LOUD! I meant 9 o clock on the amp instead of 5 ~ it's barely a quarter turn up from mute.

 

 


One thing I could never understand with Coldplay is why their masterings were so lousy.  Their latest offering is even worse.  Compare that with the album I mentioned above (Paper Airplane - Krauss and Union Station).  Why can't everyone master an album this well?  No danger of clipping - and the instrument separation and balance is superb.

 

post #84 of 858
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One thing I could never understand with Coldplay is why their masterings were so lousy.  Their latest offering is even worse.  Compare that with the album I mentioned above (Paper Airplane - Krauss and Union Station).  Why can't everyone master an album this well?  No danger of clipping - and the instrument separation and balance is superb.

 



Unfortunately that's the big split in the sea of audio ~ all well and good for people interested in audio with a decent pair of cans, CD player/soundcard or DAC

and a basic head amp but not so great for the masses with an ipod and ibuds ~ I've tried it myself ~ there's no volume on those delectable recordings and

the resolution just disappears.

 

Sadly, they out number the audio heads 1000 to 1 hence why audio engineers are told against their will ~ make it sound reasonable out of that TEAC

i-Dock or you don't get paid!

post #85 of 858

Anyone else want to attend the meet next year in Perth ?popcorn.gif

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/577374/perth-western-australia-interest-for-a-2012-meet

post #86 of 858

Sure I may attend as well.. I nearly went to the last one in Armadale but was in Singapore on the weekend it was held.

 

I am away in Jan and a bit of Feb next year.

 

 

post #87 of 858

Hey guys, I have a question that is really bugging me. After seeing all the LCD-3 hype here, is it THAT good. I mean, seriously, a $1900 headphone. Is it 2 times better than the HD800, T1 and four times better than AKG 702, DT880, etc? 

 

The way I see it currently is:

 

DT880, AKG 702

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HD800, T1

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LCD-3

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Hey guys, I have a question that is really bugging me. After seeing all the LCD-3 hype here, is it THAT good. I mean, seriously, a $1900 headphone. Is it 2 times better than the HD800, T1 and four times better than AKG 702, DT880, etc? 

 



I haven't heard the cans you mentioned but I really doubt it. It should sound better but, twice as good as other flagships ? I doubt it.

post #89 of 858
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Wow so they're only making 16 x LCD-3's I see? And they'll come with illustrious paperwork that shows they were all owned

by the famous and notable in headphone racing. Sounds great!

 

Doesn't work that way Nikp ~ anyone who's heard the big flagships or owns them will tell you $500AUD is the real

barrier where after that ~ price per performance unit becomes exponential.

 

The dollars go up and up and the performance becomes incrementally nuanced. Some don't even value it

depending on their tastes.

 

I once posed this question to a group of fairly seasoned Head-Fiers, which would you choose :-

 

1) AKG Q701 or K601 with any source and amp you want on the planet

 

or

 

2) LCD-2 / LCD-3 / HD-800 and a Nuforce Icon HD Dac/Amp

 

 

No offence to Nuforce owners smile.gif but you'd have to be silly to choose option #2.

 


Edited by Gwarmi - 11/19/11 at 5:04am
post #90 of 858
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No offence to Nuforce owners smile.gif but you'd have to be silly to choose option #2.

 

I'd personally go for #2. The transducer is the most important thing in a rig, so it makes sense to spend all yo dosh there.

 

In terms of value, eventually, things start to become 'different' and not 'better'. You really have to pick what sounds right to your ears/preferences.

 

I once had an LCD-2 rig and an O2 rig side by side, and the O2's were about twice the price of the LCD-2. Are they '$1000' better? Nope. But would I pay $1000 extra for the O2's? Yup, any day of the week.

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