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post #40981 of 154205
Very interesting.

Now that I got a chance to listen to a lot of gear, I suddenly enjoy the sound of my own gear a lot more. It's like my SR-202 and speakers got a really good upgrade. Amazing.
Perhaps not listening to any gear for two days straight also helped.
post #40982 of 154205
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

At $700, I would buy them. 

But you also raise a good point. With $700 I could also get some AudioEngine 5+'s or Rockits or good Yamaha's used ($200 approx) as well as possibly a HE 500 used ($400 approx)

The thing is, I enjoy my current gear so much that I don't think that buying more expensive gear will really improve my listening experience in anything except comfort. Once the new gear syndrome is gone, the enjoyment is just the same. This is something I have noticed a long time ago, and it seems to apply to many things.
Probably gonna buy new Rockits, but I'm gonna consult extra-Head-fial forums to be sure.
post #40983 of 154205

My next audio upgrade would be a bunch of 2x4 panels of rigid fiberglass.

post #40984 of 154205
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The thing is, I enjoy my current gear so much that I don't think that buying more expensive gear will really improve my listening experience in anything except comfort. Once the new gear syndrome is gone, the enjoyment is just the same. This is something I have noticed a long time ago, and it seems to apply to many things.
Probably gonna buy new Rockits, but I'm gonna consult extra-Head-fial forums to be sure.

 

I think Rockits are known for having accentuated bass response, which worsens their reputation as monitors, but for music listening it might be ok.

post #40985 of 154205
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Very interesting.
Now that I got a chance to listen to a lot of gear, I suddenly enjoy the sound of my own gear a lot more. It's like my SR-202 and speakers got a really good upgrade. Amazing.
Perhaps not listening to any gear for two days straight also helped.

It was posted a while back but it is all on what causes upgradeitis. When one gets a new good headphone they love it because it shows them things they have never heard before and it is just so differen.t They just keep getting new stuff. As time goes by, they stophearing all these new things. The headphone isn't and can't give it anymore while the person hearing them keeps wanting it to sound better and better. This also happens in drugs where people will chase their first high. When one abstains from a set from a time or gets mucho experience from other sets, they will once again hear those nuances and experience the things they missed from their old set.

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The thing is, I enjoy my current gear so much that I don't think that buying more expensive gear will really improve my listening experience in anything except comfort. Once the new gear syndrome is gone, the enjoyment is just the same. This is something I have noticed a long time ago, and it seems to apply to many things.
Probably gonna buy new Rockits, but I'm gonna consult extra-Head-fial forums to be sure.

Gonan say what I am going to do. I DON'T listen to music with my speakers really and mainly use them for youtube. So I don't know if I even should care for AudioEngine's or Rokit's. 

 

Head-Fi doesn't have too much on spekers sadly. Keep me updated on what you find :)

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My next audio upgrade would be a bunch of 2x4 panels of rigid fiberglass.

Wait what? To soundproof your room?

post #40986 of 154205
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Wait what? To soundproof your room?

 

Acoustic treatment. I'd wager that this is even more important than the speakers themselves (above a certain threshold of decency). I wouldn't even think about a speaker upgrade until I'd done this first (not that I have money at present anyway, haha).

 

I chuckle inside when I see "audiophile" listening rooms with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment, fancy 2" thick cables, power conditioners, mono blocks, etc, and then bare reflective surfaces everywhere.


Edited by manveru - 11/18/12 at 12:32pm
post #40987 of 154205
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Wait? There's two of them? I don't know which one I read?
Lol I'm talking about the anime. There's the tv version and the blu ray version I'm compiling myself because I'm tired of waiting for all the fan sub groups to finish it!
post #40988 of 154205
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Lol I'm talking about the anime. There's the tv version and the blu ray version I'm compiling myself because I'm tired of waiting for all the fan sub groups to finish it!

Oh nvm. I read the manga so I'm fine. It wasn't horrific but I can see how some parts would be taken out or with some lines dumbed down.

 

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Acoustic treatment. I'd wager that this is even more important than the speakers themselves (above a certain threshold of decency). I wouldn't even think about a speaker upgrade until I'd done this first (not that I have money at present anyway, haha).

 

I chuckle inside when I see "audiophile" listening rooms with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment, fancy 2" thick cables, power conditioners, mono blocks, etc, and then bare reflective surfaces everywhere.

But you can't laugh at that they sound better than anything out there. It's expensive yes.

 

The room and treatment is a big part of the deal but this also deals back into headphones. Buy $200 headphones and use laptop intergrated or $100 headphones and $100 DAC and amp. Some choose one, some choose other.

post #40989 of 154205
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But you can't laugh at that they sound better than anything out there. It's expensive yes.

 

Not necessarily. To me it seems like it kind of defeats the purpose of having super expensive speakers if the room you put them in has comb filtering, severe peaks and nulls in the frequency response, flutter echo, modal ringing, or what have you. To what extent does it matter if your speakers are capable of producing very high quality bass, if the sound you're actually hearing could look something like this?

 

 

700

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Seriously?!?!? At least I have all my anime on one drive (technically 2, I'm using an old 320GB drive as overflow until I can get a 3TB at a good price.)
Huh, I remember bowei arguing for it... Whatever, I'll change it next time I get on SW.
Tomoyo doesn't look all that good in that scene, there some other, ehrm, more choice scenes where she looks better biggrin.gif

 

Aye mate. And if I do get my PC, I plan to add another 3TB LOL

 

LOL

 

You don't say~

 


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Paradox shipped yesterday. biggrin.gif

 

Ծ_Ծ  Ծ_Ծ  Ծ_Ծ

No Nobuo :(

 

OOOOOOH!!!

 

I know right? But  his sister did came. Not that I could see her though

 

@Rikkun

Glad you enjoyed it. How big@how many people was there at the meet?

Did you get to meet other STAX user?

How was others impression on your STAX?

And no Grados?

 

@Bowei

stax_baby_def2.jpg

The SR-001 Mk2

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Aye mate. And if I do get my PC, I plan to add another 3TB LOL

 

LOL

 

You don't say~

 


 

OOOOOOH!!!

 

I know right? But  his sister did came. Not that I could see her though

 

@Rikkun

Glad you enjoyed it. How big@how many people was there at the meet?

Did you get to meet other STAX user?

How was others impression on your STAX?

And no Grados?

 

@Bowei

stax_baby_def2.jpg

The SR-001 Mk2

 

Oh right those.

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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

Not necessarily. To me it seems like it kind of defeats the purpose of having super expensive speakers if the room you put them in has comb filtering, severe peaks and nulls in the frequency response, flutter echo, modal ringing, or what have you. To what extent does it matter if your speakers are capable of producing very high quality bass, if the sound you're actually hearing could look something like this?

 

 

700

I would rather have a set of AudioEngine 5+'s in a huge open air garage than these:

 

 

in the best well treated, shielded room in the room with professional placement and etc.

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Oh right those.
I would rather have a set of AudioEngine 5+'s in a huge open air garage than these:



in the best well treated, shielded room in the room with professional placement and etc.
Amen to that!
Even though my receiver claims to EQ speakers based on my room configuration, I don't think room configuration makes a big deal if your speakers can't benefit from it.
post #40993 of 154205
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@Bowei

stax_baby_def2.jpg

The SR-001 Mk2

Hmm.... high voltage + in-ear ?

Wonder how they sound.

 

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Meet impressions:

Amperior
Sounds very similar to the HD 25-1 II, but the annoying peak in the high mids is gone and it's a little more comfortable. Overall not worth the price gap.

HE-6
Dang, this thing needs gobs and gobs of power. Actually the 4W per channel Burson had trouble driving it to even normal listening volume.
Sound is very smooth, and I think I like it a bit more than the HE-500, but definitely not worth the price gap. Wow.

HE-300
Bassmonsters. Don't really like them, but the comfort is good. Soundstage is average.

I thought the Amperior sounded brighter than the HD25 actually.

 

Time to get the speaker amps out tongue.gif

 

Agreed.

post #40994 of 154205

@bowei @Shinsekai yori

 

I don't know if it's a good show based on the spoilers;  all I know is that this is a very serious show and the fortunes of all the characters will be going downhill from here.

 

lol @ $20 IEMs -> Summit-fi for life from borisu


Edited by Joe Bloggs - 11/18/12 at 4:47pm
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@bowei @Shinsekai yori

 

I don't know if it's a good show based on the spoilers;  all I know is that this is a very serious show and the fortunes of all the characters will be going downhill from here.

 

lol @ $20 IEMs -> Summit-fi for life from borisu

Summit fi? The MH1C's? Laughably not. You can EQ them. But they are not perfected and are hard to get. There are sonic characteristics that you just can't change with EQ.

 

Hmm that's depressing.

 

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Hmm.... high voltage + in-ear ?

Wonder how they sound.

 

I thought the Amperior sounded brighter than the HD25 actually.

 

Time to get the speaker amps out tongue.gif

 

Agreed.

I didn't like the Amperior for the price.

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