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Can you scrobble plays from your iPod if you use foobar to sync your iPod?

Yes.
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Also:
Randomly found this vid. Pretty well done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=WRVHuF0vEqc
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

What's your preferred sound signature?

I personally wouldn't get the HD650s, considering the HD600s are a thing for more balanced sound and the HE400s are a thing for better mids/bass from what I've heard...

 

 

Preferred? Not really sure honestly. Like my music library, my ranges in what I like sonically seem spread out pretty well. I enjoy well extended and controlled bass but am by no means a bass head and have a decent solution to those needs in the M50 so my next headphone need not be overly thumpy in that region but definite presence would be needed. The phone would have to treat well most genres and I guess a jack of all trades is needed with great musicality. Although neutral sound is great and all, my next can needs to have the ability to not dry out some of my lesser recorded music(like some of my anime tunes) but has to be no chump when it comes to my classical, rock, and jazz stuff. Vocals are something that I will admit has to be good, especially female vocalists.

 

When I hear talk about the HD650, I don't hear a lot about technicalities of it's sound, I hear about how a lot of people find them to make them enjoy music and that though they are forgiving to an extent, they also can bring some of the accuracy people look for as well. Once again, not to the extent of some cans but I'm looking for a balancing act hear, and that may be tough to do at this level. I wish I was just like some people and listened to only a few things, but when you go to and from 2Pac, MJ, RHCP, John Williams, Eri Kitamura, and Boyz II Men in a matter of minutes, then you kind of have a problem in the first place =__=. This is why I'll always be a multiple headphones kind of guy but for now, I'm just looking for a great Headphone that will do well with most genres and that has a sense of liveliness to it. What that translates to, I dunno but I'm going to work hard towards finding out what will closest fit that definition.

 

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Looks like some Grado's might suit you well. Though I'm not particularly a fan of Grado sound.
Not to mention they aren't really full sized either.
Would any form of portability or transportability be of concern? I mean, if not you can probably manage to snipe some STAX on ebay.

 

No, they need to be dynamic, open, and full size. Also, they must pair well with my amp I guess but that's more of a given. Grado's however are not what I'm looking for. After spending two weeks with the SR325i, I have come to the conclusion that while I liked it for more acoustic pieces when I tried it at a meet, it does not mesh well with my equipment and overall library of music.

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I was an inch away from eating sh** this morning. I had a room redesign and a larger bed and thus everything was messed up. As my alarm clock rang. I moved towards the left. But the alarm clock and bed wasnt there.... ... If not for my ninja panda schools. It would have ended badly as my bed is 2-3 ft high

 

Panda bomb!

 

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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


foobar2000!
foo_dop is actually better than iTunes' syncing feature, since it allows for more options like determining how the iPod sorts albums/artist. (for example you can make your iPod sort albums by date). And it also has the functionality to automatically transcode files when syncing with some pretty customizable criteria to any file format the iPod supports.

 

Hm, I'll have to remember this for next time I am talking to apple users

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

What's your preferred sound signature?

I personally wouldn't get the HD650s, considering the HD600s are a thing for more balanced sound and the HE400s are a thing for better mids/bass from what I've heard...

 

 

Preferred? Not really sure honestly. Like my music library, my ranges in what I like sonically seem spread out pretty well. I enjoy well extended and controlled bass but am by no means a bass head and have a decent solution to those needs in the M50 so my next headphone need not be overly thumpy in that region but definite presence would be needed. The phone would have to treat well most genres and I guess a jack of all trades is needed with great musicality. Although neutral sound is great and all, my next can needs to have the ability to not dry out some of my lesser recorded music(like some of my anime tunes) but has to be no chump when it comes to my classical, rock, and jazz stuff. Vocals are something that I will admit has to be good, especially female vocalists.

 

When I hear talk about the HD650, I don't hear a lot about technicalities of it's sound, I hear about how a lot of people find them to make them enjoy music and that though they are forgiving to an extent, they also can bring some of the accuracy people look for as well. Once again, not to the extent of some cans but I'm looking for a balancing act hear, and that may be tough to do at this level. I wish I was just like some people and listened to only a few things, but when you go to and from 2Pac, MJ, RHCP, John Williams, Eri Kitamura, and Boyz II Men in a matter of minutes, then you kind of have a problem in the first place =__=. This is why I'll always be a multiple headphones kind of guy but for now, I'm just looking for a great Headphone that will do well with most genres and that has a sense of liveliness to it. What that translates to, I dunno but I'm going to work hard towards finding out what will closest fit that definition.

 

 

A varied taste in music shouldn't necessarily deter you in your quest for one ultimate pair of cans:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604058/whats-all-this-best-iem-for-rock-pop-bang-nonsense

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I'm feeling like checking out iTunes 11 too right now. Too bad it doesn't run on Linux without Wine, and I don't feel like using Wine with it because it is bound to be even slower than slow when I do.

 

I wish it could actually work with Wine. I was messing around on my friend's Macbook yesterday and I have such iTunes 11 envy! Argh!

 

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Can't really read this, but I'm sure it's the best.

 

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

A varied taste in music shouldn't necessarily deter you in your quest for one ultimate pair of cans:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604058/whats-all-this-best-iem-for-rock-pop-bang-nonsense

 

I've never understood the idea that a headphone is "better" or "worse" for specific genres either. Well, I think it can be to a certain extent, but not to the specificity and detail that people often seem to make it out to be. I've certainly never entertained the idea of having multiple headphones just for different types of music. That just seems silly to me.


Edited by manveru - 12/4/12 at 11:08am
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Lol
Is it a good show!?

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Search within thread function is pretty awesome--I just typed "panzer pantsu" and it singled out your post biggrin.gif I like how you have all the advanced search options available now too.  I can search for "Joe" and have it sort posts by recency and I'd be able to find all the latest posts about me biggrin.gif

 
The search function is meh
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Also:
Randomly found this vid. Pretty well done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=WRVHuF0vEqc
Will check out later
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

Preferred? Not really sure honestly. Like my music library, my ranges in what I like sonically seem spread out pretty well. I enjoy well extended and controlled bass but am by no means a bass head and have a decent solution to those needs in the M50 so my next headphone need not be overly thumpy in that region but definite presence would be needed. The phone would have to treat well most genres and I guess a jack of all trades is needed with great musicality. Although neutral sound is great and all, my next can needs to have the ability to not dry out some of my lesser recorded music(like some of my anime tunes) but has to be no chump when it comes to my classical, rock, and jazz stuff. Vocals are something that I will admit has to be good, especially female vocalists.

When I hear talk about the HD650, I don't hear a lot about technicalities of it's sound, I hear about how a lot of people find them to make them enjoy music and that though they are forgiving to an extent, they also can bring some of the accuracy people look for as well. Once again, not to the extent of some cans but I'm looking for a balancing act hear, and that may be tough to do at this level. I wish I was just like some people and listened to only a few things, but when you go to and from 2Pac, MJ, RHCP, John Williams, Eri Kitamura, and Boyz II Men in a matter of minutes, then you kind of have a problem in the first place =__=. This is why I'll always be a multiple headphones kind of guy but for now, I'm just looking for a great Headphone that will do well with most genres and that has a sense of liveliness to it. What that translates to, I dunno but I'm going to work hard towards finding out what will closest fit that definition.


No, they need to be dynamic, open, and full size. Also, they must pair well with my amp I guess but that's more of a given. Grado's however are not what I'm looking for. After spending two weeks with the SR325i, I have come to the conclusion that while I liked it for more acoustic pieces when I tried it at a meet, it does not mesh well with my equipment and overall library of music.


Panda bomb!


Hm, I'll have to remember this for next time I am talking to apple users
Ill see you at NY MEET wink.gif
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

I wish it could actually work with Wine. I was messing around on my friend's Macbook yesterday and I have such iTunes 11 envy! Argh!


Can't really read this, but I'm sure it's the best.


I've never understood the idea that a headphone is "better" or "worse" for specific genres either. Well, I think it can be to a certain extent, but not to the specificity and detail that people often seem to make it out to be. I've certainly never entertained the idea of having multiple headphones just for different types of music. That just seems silly to me.

Did you buy that desktop or laptop?
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Did you buy that desktop or laptop?

 

That desktop. Once I have it, I'm almost tempted to just use Windows at first and see if I can get used to it again or be able to stand it, just for the ability to use iTunes. Almost...maybe...

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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

That desktop. Once I have it, I'm almost tempted to just use Windows at first and see if I can get used to it again or be able to stand it, just for the ability to use iTunes. Almost...maybe...
Oh you use linux?
So you already bought it?

I would never imagine someone would do such a drastic thing just for iTunes.
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I would never imagine someone would do such a drastic thing just for iTunes.

 

I wouldn't actually do that, but I almost want to. Most music players in linux suck hard. There's only a few that are decent and none that are actually very good.

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

A varied taste in music shouldn't necessarily deter you in your quest for one ultimate pair of cans:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604058/whats-all-this-best-iem-for-rock-pop-bang-nonsense

 

 

Though I disagree with the notion that one can to rule them all just because some argument about mastering, I do believe the "ultimate can" is an extremely neutral unforgiving one. But beyond that, I do feel that sometimes, headphones that "color" the sound to fit certain genres better are a good thing and nice to have.

 

@Manveru I'm not saying I have to have a can for every single genre....that IS silly. But because their are very powerful extremes in the sound of music across the board of it all, tt can be necessary for people like me to feel the need for multiple headphones to please them. To further add into that, there is the whole idea of just simply loving how a certain headphone sounds with some things and how one may sound with others.Sometimes there is no better, there just is how each does things differently and there is something to be respected about that and how some folks have that issue. You don't have to have 20 headphones for that, but I can understand why some have 5 or so just because they enjoy how certain cans treat certain songs. Maybe there is a more balanced option out there for those guys, maybe there isn't. Until it comes to fruition, the best choice is to have more than one can.

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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

Though I disagree with the notion that one can to rule them all just because some argument about mastering, I do believe the "ultimate can" is an extremely neutral unforgiving one. But beyond that, I do feel that sometimes, headphones that "color" the sound to fit certain genres better are a good thing and nice to have.

 

@Manveru I'm not saying I have to have a can for every single genre....that IS silly. But because their are very powerful extremes in the sound of music across the board of it all, tt can be necessary for people like me to feel the need for multiple headphones to please them. To further add into that, there is the whole idea of just simply loving how a certain headphone sounds with some things and how one may sound with others.Sometimes there is no better, there just is how each does things differently and there is something to be respected about that and how some folks have that issue. You don't have to have 20 headphones for that, but I can understand why some have 5 or so just because they enjoy how certain cans treat certain songs. Maybe there is a more balanced option out there for those guys, maybe there isn't. Until it comes to fruition, the best choice is to have more than one can.

 

I wasn't talking about you, just thinking aloud about generalities. redface.gif

 

More general thoughts:

I've never understood the idea of "unforgiving" either. The idea that some headphone is "so good that it makes bad recordings unlistenable." IME, a good headphone is...a good headphone. By the nature of what it's supposed to be it sounds good. Everything you play through it sounds better compared to a not as good headphone. Besides, a bad recording is a bad recording. It doesn't become any better or worse a recording if you play it through different gear. To me, bad recordings sound a whole lot better on the AD2000 or the Paradox compared to not as good headphones. In fact, I would say that a good headphone makes bad recordings more listenable (or should I say "bearable" depending on how bad it is).

 

Then of course, speakers seem to make recordings that sound awful on headphones sound amazing sometimes.

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抹茶ケーキだ!
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I wouldn't actually do that, but I almost want to. Most music players in linux suck hard. There's only a few that are decent and none that are actually very good.

Yeah there is that but Wine and a few other things make up for it.

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抹茶ケーキだ!

What is that? Cake?

 

We learned of the 17th Century (1550-1650) Dutch Golden Age today. It was pretty fun :)

 

You guys were probably one of the best Golden Age people in terms of humanity. But the lack of Imperialism and a forceful nature (which made you guys quite awesome) was a cause of the downfall. Still cool though


Edited by bowei006 - 12/4/12 at 1:25pm
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I will not answer your japanese ramblings Tilpo lol

 

 

 

@Manveru I think the unforgiving thing is just like the word "fun" in headphone. It's more of a way of saying a headphone will let you know if something is badly recorded and won't smooth it over well. Like apple ibuds are forgiving because they aren't very revealing. When people say something is fun, they are really just saying something isn't a critical listening type of headphone meant for analyzing. At least that's what I equate it to.

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What is that? Cake?



The outside doesn't look as green as expected. I wonder about the inside.


This is maccha cake. In other words, green tea cake.
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