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post #61 of 169

And yet again anime fanboys ruin a completely good thread. Anime is good for cute drawings and cute drawings only. Periodically you will have a well written plot but the animation quality nearly always lacks.

post #62 of 169
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post

And yet again anime fanboys ruin a completely good thread. Anime is good for cute drawings and cute drawings only. Periodically you will have a well written plot but the animation quality nearly always lacks.


the animation quality does lack sometimes if you really focus...people that are far away get these...really weird blah faces :/

But still. if u read the past comments. the commenters have all been anime nerds...such the discussion we had.

 

post #63 of 169
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


the animation quality does lack sometimes if you really focus...people that are far away get these...really weird blah faces :/

But still. if u read the past comments. the commenters have all been anime nerds...such the discussion we had.

 



I like my anime but i understand it's faults. Anime also gets to much unfair praise nowadays. A show like spice and wolf deserves praise for it's deep plot and great art. But a show like elfen lied which is hugely popular doesn't deserve it's popularity. Bad voice acting, bad animation, and generally bad unrealistic art. When you cut someones head off they don't bleed several gallons of blood for example. I personally don't watch any tv. I might watch an anime once in a while but for the most part i find them boring. When you have a cartoon where it's on a scene and the only thing moving is the lips there is something wrong. A good animator will have movement in the background and realistic hair movement for example. Anime has terrible framerates. But i can't get enough of that cute art. Damn over exaggerated facial features.

post #64 of 169

This feels more like it should be in the Members Lounge forum (coming from some 'strictly' moderated forums, this feels like a nightmare derailing for me). Don't get me wrong, there are some great anime shows out there but if you're only discussing anime, go do it in here please. (I guess I'll be accused of being the forum police or get told "this is the INTERNET dude")

 

Anyway, for your tastes OP, I think a balanced pair of headphones should be fine for you for varying musical elements of anime OST's and J-pop/J-rock. Heh I don't know about 'perfect' at this price range but it'll definitely get you 'bang for buck'.

Here's some I suggest:

Senn HD600 (pleasant, warm sounding)

D2000 (if you need some extra bass)

Shure SR940?

 

The only issue is these cans would really benefit from a proper amp/dac but you've already spent $300ish on the headphones.

Is $300 the total budget for a complete rig or just the headphones OP?

 

 

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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post
Periodically you will have a well written plot but the animation quality nearly always lacks.


Tell that to UNICORN!!

Gah.jpg


Edited by rezel - 12/8/11 at 4:27am
post #65 of 169
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Originally Posted by rezel View Post

This feels more like it should be in the Members Lounge forum (coming from some 'strictly' moderated forums, this feels like a nightmare derailing for me). Don't get me wrong, there are some great anime shows out there but go discuss that in here please. (I guess I'll be accused of being the forum police or get told "this is the INTERNET dude")

 

Anyway, for your tastes OP, I think a balanced pair of headphones should be fine for you for varying musical elements of anime OST's and J-pop/J-rock. Heh I don't know about 'perfect' at this price range but it'll definitely get you 'bang for buck'.

Here's some I suggest:

Senn HD600 (pleasant, warm sounding)

D2000 (if you need some extra bass)

Shure SR940?

 

The only issue is these cans would really benefit from a proper amp/dac but you've already spent $300ish on the headphones.

Is $300 the total budget for a complete rig or just the headphones OP?



Just headphones. For rig I might be able to add on $300. Should keep the total cost of a computer (building an inexpensive sandy bridge pentium build. My mom doesn't want me breaking the bank. This isn't the place to discuss) down to $1200.

post #66 of 169
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Just headphones. For rig I might be able to add on $300. Should keep the total cost of a computer (building an inexpensive sandy bridge pentium build. My mom doesn't want me breaking the bank. This isn't the place to discuss) down to $1200.



wait...so ur using half ur computer money for headphones.....i c

post #67 of 169

I'm pretty much in the same situation... I got the ATH AD700's, but I want to return them now and go for a better headphone. I knew they weren't the best for music or anything when I got them, but I didn't think I would get tired of listening to them on a lot of things or just can't listen to certain songs cause theyre too harsh. The fit is annoying for my head too... It's nice to hear the details though

 

Considering hd600, I just don't want to be let down... Using Xonar DG soundcard would be good enough for the headphones?

Also how is the bass compared to the low bass of the ad700's? (If anyone knows...) Low bass doesn't bother me, but rather have some. I listen to lots of genres too, and watch anime quite a bit.

 

Sorry if I should have started a new thread, but I just thought this is relevant here. Thanks

 

 

post #68 of 169
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wait...so ur using half ur computer money for headphones.....i c



Honestly, I don't need a powerful computer. I just listen to music and watch anime most of the time. Nothing like photoshop or running Prime 95 until my computer can't take it anymore.


 

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I'm pretty much in the same situation... I got the ATH AD700's, but I want to return them now and go for a better headphone. I knew they weren't the best for music or anything when I got them, but I didn't think I would get tired of listening to them on a lot of things or just can't listen to certain songs cause theyre too harsh. The fit is annoying for my head too... It's nice to hear the details though

 

Considering hd600, I just don't want to be let down... Using Xonar DG soundcard would be good enough for the headphones?

Also how is the bass compared to the low bass of the ad700's? (If anyone knows...) Low bass doesn't bother me, but rather have some. I listen to lots of genres too, and watch anime quite a bit.

 

Sorry if I should have started a new thread, but I just thought this is relevant here. Thanks

 

 


 

That's fine. This thread has already been derailed.

post #69 of 169
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Honestly, I don't need a powerful computer. I just listen to music and watch anime most of the time. Nothing like photoshop or running Prime 95 until my computer can't take it anymore.


 


 

That's fine. This thread has already been derailed.


lolz. i would get a pari of LCD-2's if i spent all my computer money on it! lol jk hmm anime is good *derp* but yeah. i don't do anime on my computer. i love music. and getting into audiophilia is one of those great experiencs of my life. and yes.....derailed

 

post #70 of 169

HD 650, 350bucks at amazon,

 

HD 600 315 bucks at amazon.

 

post #71 of 169
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Originally Posted by geej View Post

I'm pretty much in the same situation... I got the ATH AD700's, but I want to return them now and go for a better headphone. I knew they weren't the best for music or anything when I got them, but I didn't think I would get tired of listening to them on a lot of things or just can't listen to certain songs cause theyre too harsh. The fit is annoying for my head too... It's nice to hear the details though

 

Considering hd600, I just don't want to be let down... Using Xonar DG soundcard would be good enough for the headphones?

Also how is the bass compared to the low bass of the ad700's? (If anyone knows...) Low bass doesn't bother me, but rather have some. I listen to lots of genres too, and watch anime quite a bit.

 

Sorry if I should have started a new thread, but I just thought this is relevant here. Thanks

 

 


like hybrid core mentioned. we are already off task and so i wouldn't mind helping you

 

the asus xonar DG sound card would make ur computer setup better. my computer system setup is....not that good.my DAC is actualy pretty good spec wise...but it just can't do low frequency. the DG would be better than what most people have.

 

if you have an ipod..use that. the ipod touch 2G that i have has an Cirrus Logic CS4398...which is used in the $100 Asus Xonar DX card.

 

if you are in tht price range most would recommend

Denon AHD2000

Sennheiser 598/600

Ultrasone Pro900

Shure 940 or the new openbacked one that is on the main page. serious hype ; stay tuned ;)

 

it seems the 598's are basically the 600's..except are cheaper and look really really stylish. u could and should ask some people to cmpare. i don't do headphones in that range, however i do know details about them

 

so at the $300 + range these headphones are usuually talked about

 

however, most would also recommend a desktop amp/dac and also a portable amp

i and most would recommend

 

Portable Setup:

ipod

FiiO L9 LOD $15

FiiO E11 or ZO2 or Cmoy amp $65-$100

 

Desktop:

Maverick Tube Magic $200   highly recommended desktop setup

 

not enough money for tube magic?

 

Get an FiiO E10 $100

 

however the Maverick Tube magic is more recommended bc it has a good DAC, a tube pre amp(wowzers) and a good amp.

 

$300 headphones +Portable setup $80-$110 + Desktop $200

 

$500...u have the cash flow?

 

 

 

 


Edited by bowei006 - 12/8/11 at 2:52pm
post #72 of 169

If I don't get an amp right away would it still be fine with the soundcard? I already have the soundcard. Willing to get amps, but rather hold off for a bit...

post #73 of 169
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Originally Posted by geej View Post

If I don't get an amp right away would it still be fine with the soundcard? I already have the soundcard. Willing to get amps, but rather hold off for a bit...



it depends on which one u get. from what i hear the AHD2000 does ok without an amp. but the sennheisers and ultrasone..unlikely. nvm the openbacked shure's. they are $500-$1000. the SRH940 however is still a really competitor. it really depends on what u want. musical use. or studio use. if it's studio use. the only headphone left is the shure 940. if u want musical. all the otehrs still stay. the denon ahd2000's and the Sennheisers are especailly popular the ultrasone's are also well made. the pro ultrasone series are where most people cut the line though. their edition series are too expensive FYI

post #74 of 169

I would consider the Sennheiser 595/598 as well. Good all around, and do very well with vocals. 

post #75 of 169
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

I would consider the Sennheiser 595/598 as well. Good all around, and do very well with vocals. 



oo a kind sir. i would also like to know. how/what is the drivability of the 595/598/600/650 's? Amp?

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