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The whole earphone business is pretty lame. Not-so-good sound quality for big bucks.
Oh well.
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killed


Edited by EveTan - 2/9/14 at 9:49pm
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

The whole earphone business is pretty lame. Not-so-good sound quality for big bucks.

Oh well.
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I've tried a bunch of earphones that Mechy gets from time to time and I have yet to hear one that impresses me a lot. The GR-007 bass edition was probably my favourite of the bunch; the ASG-2 the least.
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The whole earphone business is pretty lame. Not-so-good sound quality for big bucks.
Oh well.

You mean IEM's, I think they're doing pretty well. Anyone who can stuff six drivers into something that small deserves my respect. Though I have to admit IEM enthusiasts have their own thing when it comes to sound (IEM's in general just sound weird to me), Hifi is a fetish my friend, everybody's got something going.

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I've tried a bunch of earphones that Mechy gets from time to time and I have yet to hear one that impresses me a lot. The GR-007 bass edition was probably my favourite of the bunch; the ASG-2 the least.

 

looking at ur sig, you have a pretty decent collection.  GR07?  Yeah he told me about the ASG's..... kinda sad.  What sounds good to you then?  I mean, we are on head-fi.

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trashed it?  that hard to get it out.  I really want to avoid reshelling them

There was just no way for me to get the pin out of this socket without tearing the whole IEM apart or replacing the sockets.

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You mean IEM's, I think they're doing pretty well. Anyone who can stuff six drivers into something that small deserves my respect. Though I have to admit IEM enthusiasts have their own thing when it comes to sound (IEM's in general just sound weird to me), Hifi is a fetish my friend, everybody's got something going.

IEM master race!
I have my speakers here at home and I don't want to carry around huge-ass headphones on the go.

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Ok guys, so far today we've had illegal p*** references and illegal file sharing deleted from the thread. We aren't doing too well. So as a reminder to you all, I'm closing this thread ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... for a few hours, as a reminder to treat the things you value with special care, lest you lose them. I'll bet you all get a lot of study done as a result. :L3000: 

 

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Episode 6 of Nobunaga the Fool

 

Was so fricking glorious!!!!!!!!!!! :gs1000smile:


Episode 6 of Noragami

 

Nice, interesting. Hoping that this development episode will lead to some serious schiit down the road.

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Well I was going to post this, but then I got the "you don't have permission to post in this thread" message. >.>



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The whole earphone business is pretty lame. Not-so-good sound quality for big bucks.

Oh well.
You mean IEM's, I think they're doing pretty well. Anyone who can stuff six drivers into something that small deserves my respect. Though I have to admit IEM enthusiasts have their own thing when it comes to sound (IEM's in general just sound weird to me), Hifi is a fetish my friend, everybody's got something going.
I hate the term in-ear monitors because people use them for anything but monitoring here on Head-Fi. XD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Ear_Monitor

But yeah, companies are doing fine.

Headphones have always sounded more natural to me than earphones.

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I've tried a bunch of earphones that Mechy gets from time to time and I have yet to hear one that impresses me a lot. The GR-007 bass edition was probably my favourite of the bunch; the ASG-2 the least.

looking at ur sig, you have a pretty decent collection. GR07? Yeah he told me about the ASG's..... kinda sad. What sounds good to you then? I mean, we are on head-fi.
I look for the overall sound signature before technical details and the overall sound signature of the ASG-2 sounded really wonky and out-of-place to me; I can't believe they charge $650 for that thing....that's like Ultrasone ED8/10 pricing. >.>

The GR-07 bass edition has a good sound signature to me but it lacks technicalities. Most of the earphones I've heard either have too much bass, a lack of treble extension, treble peak at 9-10 kHz that makes everything tizzy and artificial-sounding, or no peak which makes things sound dull. The midrange is the most important to me, and the bass and treble, or lack of, in earphones usually kills that for me.
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I hate the term in-ear monitors because people use them for anything but monitoring here on Head-Fi. XD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Ear_Monitor

But yeah, companies are doing fine.

Headphones have always sounded more natural to me than earphones.

mon·i·tor:

- a device or arrangement for observing, detecting, or recording the operation of a machine or system,especially an automatic control system.

 

Technically a monitor is basically anything that produces some sort of audio/visual response that lets you observe or "monitor" something. :tongue:


I agree they don't sound as good but:

  • They can isolate better than any over ear/on ear headphone
  • They're smaller and thus more portable than headphones
  • I usually listen passively on the go anyway, and when I don't, I can't really hear whether this headphone has better details/technicality than some other headphone because the background noise obscures a lot of the low-level detail anyway.

I also agree that toniality is the most important thing about head/earphones.


Listening to the Beatles tribute on CBS right now whilst doing work...

Oh god, some of these singers are really crappy... Jeff Lynne saved it for me though. 

 

Also, why the hell do some people only wear one of their CIEMs when performing???


Edited by mechgamer123 - 2/9/14 at 9:12pm
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Well I was going to post this, but then I got the "you don't have permission to post in this thread" message. >.>
I hate the term in-ear monitors because people use them for anything but monitoring here on Head-Fi. XD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Ear_Monitor

But yeah, companies are doing fine.

Headphones have always sounded more natural to me than earphones.
I look for the overall sound signature before technical details and the overall sound signature of the ASG-2 sounded really wonky and out-of-place to me; I can't believe they charge $650 for that thing....that's like Ultrasone ED8/10 pricing. >.>

The GR-07 bass edition has a good sound signature to me but it lacks technicalities. Most of the earphones I've heard either have too much bass, a lack of treble extension, treble peak at 9-10 kHz that makes everything tizzy and artificial-sounding, or no peak which makes things sound dull. The midrange is the most important to me, and the bass and treble, or lack of, in earphones usually kills that for me.

 

And with the price tag for a pair of TOTL CIEMs, I could get a pair of Audezes. They sure would be nice for traveling though...

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I hate the term in-ear monitors because people use them for anything but monitoring here on Head-Fi. XD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Ear_Monitor


But yeah, companies are doing fine.


Headphones have always sounded more natural to me than earphones.
mon·i·tor:
- a device or arrangement for observing, detecting, or recording the operation of a machine or system,especially an automatic control system.

Technically a monitor is basically anything that produces some sort of audio/visual response that lets you observe or "monitor" something. tongue.gif
I agree they don't sound as good but:
  • They can isolate better than any over ear/on ear headphone
  • They're smaller and thus more portable than headphones
  • I usually listen passively on the go anyway, and when I don't, I can't really hear whether this headphone has better details/technicality than some other headphone because the background noise obscures a lot of the low-level detail anyway.
Which is precisely why I just have my $20 Sennheisers. biggrin.gif

But an in-ear monitor is for a specific reason and is usually hooked up to a monitoring system for live performers. XD
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In-ear monitors (IEMs) are devices used by musicians, audio engineers and audiophiles to listen to music or to hear a custom crafted mix of vocals and stage instrumentation for live performance or recording studio mixing.

With the definition, a Beats Solo can be a monitor and if you said that here on Head-Fi, people would be flaming all over you.
Apple earbuds are the best monitor.



Indeed.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/676095/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-revealed-the-worlds-first-production-3d-printed-headphones/5640#post_10248888

Edited by miceblue - 2/9/14 at 9:33pm
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I hate the term in-ear monitors because people use them for anything but monitoring here on Head-Fi. XD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Ear_Monitor


But yeah, companies are doing fine.


Headphones have always sounded more natural to me than earphones.
mon·i·tor:
- a device or arrangement for observing, detecting, or recording the operation of a machine or system,especially an automatic control system.

Technically a monitor is basically anything that produces some sort of audio/visual response that lets you observe or "monitor" something. tongue.gif
I agree they don't sound as good but:
  • They can isolate better than any over ear/on ear headphone
  • They're smaller and thus more portable than headphones
  • I usually listen passively on the go anyway, and when I don't, I can't really hear whether this headphone has better details/technicality than some other headphone because the background noise obscures a lot of the low-level detail anyway.
Which is precisely why I just have my $20 Sennheisers. biggrin.gif

But an in-ear monitor is for a specific reason and is usually hooked up to a monitoring system for live performers. XD
Quote:
In-ear monitors (IEMs) are devices used by musicians, audio engineers and audiophiles to listen to music or to hear a custom crafted mix of vocals and stage instrumentation for live performance or recording studio mixing.

Lol.

 

Well it still fits my definition: "anything that produces some sort of audio response that lets you observe or "monitor" something."

It never explicitly states they must be accurate or high quality. :biggrin:

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