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Geez so demanding...

Anyways a rant on antivirus suites - 

 IMO they are just a overblown suite of firewall/configuration/active monitors/scanners/toolsets and cruft that obfuscates and cuts out the essential part of security - diligence. Secure your connection, encrypt your machine through the tried and true means. Common sense should not be put aside just because one has a one-fits-all-does-everything suite. Have proper permissions in place. Keep track of network activity (Snort, wireshark, nmap, etc). Keep essential files encrypted. KEEP YOUR CONNECTION SECURE (referrer control, always know what you're connecting to) The consumerist sense of "security" that the mainstream touts nowadays takes on a completely different paradigm from what people consider to be security out in the real world. Not to mention if common sense is used, there aren't as many threats out there that they'd like you to think. Honestly something simplistic like a proper firewall in place and some MS Essentials if a windows box is necessary is fine. If everyone is really out to get one's boring old personal desktop they really have nothing better to do then. 

 

Anyways....just use any old Linux Distro, slap it onto a LiveCD and boot it up. Backtrack http://www.backtrack-linux.org/, or just a snapshot of any system with ClamAV on is fine. I would personally use Backtrack as I could use it for other purposes as well. Or SUSEStudio, since modules.

 

...Linux is completely unknown to me, so I'll stick with AV. MBAM, and preventative measures (like I don't do that; I'm paranoid as is).  Maybe something I should read up on sometime...

post #67382 of 110689
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...Linux is completely unknown to me, so I'll stick with AV. MBAM, and preventative measures (like I don't do that; I'm paranoid as is).  Maybe something I should read up on sometime...

LiveCDs require no knowledge regarding Linux. It's just plug and play. You plug in the CD (or USB, live systems do fine either or, same principle), it loads a complete system right off the media (without ever having to touch/overwrite anything on the hard drive install unless specified). Then you use ClamAV to scan that stuff without worrying about false positives out of an already-infected system (or remove rootkits since they're very hard to get off otherwise). Because you AREN'T loading the pre-existing system, you're loading up a completely new system off the media. Completely isolated from the possible infection.

 

Also the other tools I mention in rant are definitely not Linux-exclusive. In fact I was going out of my way to mention multi-platform stuff. nmap and wireshark and firewalls...are everywhere? In fact nigh a mention of linux anywhere in the previous post. Apart from the LiveCDs.

post #67383 of 110689
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Bass quantity/quality, midrange quantity/quality, etc. Just emphasis on the frequency range (or lack thereof) that I might happen to prefer. However you would want the sound to be presented. Technical performance like soundstaging (how large the uhm...stage size is), imaging/positioning (how accurately they position each aspect of the sound relative to the recording), transient speeds (how they keep up with note pacing), note presentation/decay (how long the notes last for), etc.

 

As an example, would personally would go for something linear, tight impact, fast, extreme clarity and transparent, smooth but acceptably emphasized treble.

 

Closed-back or open-backed is another issue. Would also be useful to point out how you'd use them (at home, on-the-go). 

 

Anyways, the CALs! Mice mentioned would be a fine starting block point (wtf's a block).

I think your preferences would be rather ideal for me, but I think I would also like some solid bass from my headphones. I would like the headphones to be closed-back and useful for the indoors (hikkikomoris hardly ever go outside).  The CALs seem nice, but I'm leaning towards the SRH440 right now.

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Okay, well that's all I can help you with. >_<

I'm not good at recommending < $300 headphones since my first 'hifi' headphone was $300 MSRP. I'm going to give a random shot in the dark and say the SRH440 might be a better choice for you of the 3 listed. *or not as Twin already mentioned*

SRH440 is more tank-like in build quality though compared to the Creative Aurvana Live.

What exactly do these ones specialize in? Would they be good for the genres I listen to?

post #67384 of 110689
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I think your preferences would be rather ideal for me, but I think I would also like some solid bass from my headphones. I would like the headphones to be closed-back and useful for the indoors (hikkikomoris hardly ever go outside).  The CALs seem nice, but I'm leaning towards the SRH440 right now.

CAL!s are warmer, a bit more smoothed out. Slightly on the bassy side compared to the Shures, which are fairly balanced albeit a bit rolled-off. Sounds like you're wanting the CAL!s though. The SRH440s are a bit more rugged for portable use, etc (though not to say that's their primary goal). CAL!s IMO are outstandingly better comfort-wise and would be the ultimate starter-home-closed-back rig if you aren't using them as nunchucks.

post #67385 of 110689
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

CAL!s are warmer, a bit more smoothed out. Slightly on the bassy side compared to the Shures, which are fairly balanced albeit a bit rolled-off. Sounds like you're wanting the CAL!s though. The SRH440s are a bit more rugged for portable use, etc (though not to say that's their primary goal). CAL!s IMO are outstandingly better comfort-wise and would be the ultimate starter-home-closed-back rig if you aren't using them as nunchucks.

Is there anywhere I could possibly demo them so that I can compare them to see which one I like better (eg the meet-up we'll be having). 

post #67386 of 110689
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Is there anywhere I could possibly demo them so that I can compare them to see which one I like better (eg the meet-up we'll be having). 

I've sold both :(

It's been a while (the CAL!s were gone a few months ago, sold the SRH840 - not that different from the 440s sound-wise - a couple of years ago)

 

Nowhere I know of that sells the CAL!s unless you have a gaming/tech store which would be your best bet. The Shure are usually available to demo at Guitar Centre or anything similar.

post #67387 of 110689
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Originally Posted by Atominator99 View Post
Is there anywhere I could possibly demo them so that I can compare them to see which one I like better (eg the meet-up we'll be having). 

I've sold both :(

It's been a while (the CAL!s were gone a few months ago, sold the SRH840 - not that different from the 440s sound-wise - a couple of years ago)

 

Nowhere I know of that sells the CAL!s unless you have a gaming/tech store which would be your best bet. The Shure are usually available to demo at Guitar Centre or anything similar.

Atom, there's a Guitar Center in Seattle a few miles away from the UW. :D

post #67388 of 110689
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Hey you use Hotmail Outlook too? *cyber five*

Pfft. Hotmail sucks

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Polaris Industries.

http://www.polaris.com

Here's my bike, a Victory Cross roads also made by Polaris:

2012 Victory CrossRoads

Ooh, you make Manly toys biggrin.gif

That's awesome!

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Bass quantity/quality, midrange quantity/quality, etc. Just emphasis on the frequency range (or lack thereof) that I might happen to prefer. However you would want the sound to be presented. Technical performance like soundstaging (how large the uhm...stage size is), imaging/positioning (how accurately they position each aspect of the sound relative to the recording), transient speeds (how they keep up with note pacing), note presentation/decay (how long the notes last for), etc.

 

As an example, would personally would go for something linear, tight impact, fast, extreme clarity and transparent, smooth but acceptably emphasized treble.

 

Closed-back or open-backed is another issue. Would also be useful to point out how you'd use them (at home, on-the-go). 

 

Anyways, the CALs! Mice mentioned would be a fine starting block point (wtf's a block).

So basically the LCD2 for preferred sound sig? Haha

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Originally Posted by Atominator99 View Post

I think your preferences would be rather ideal for me, but I think I would also like some solid bass from my headphones. I would like the headphones to be closed-back and useful for the indoors (hikkikomoris hardly ever go outside).  The CALs seem nice, but I'm leaning towards the SRH440 right now.

What exactly do these ones specialize in? Would they be good for the genres I listen to?

[Primer: Atom heard his first audiophile headphones tonight at my house. The MH463 and MDs]

Depends on what you mean by "solid bass" really. The Mad Dogs have pretty much exactly "flat" bass, that is neither emphasized or de-emphasized. They also have fast transient speed. The MH463s (the ones that were uncomfortable) have more emphasized bass and midrange, and also have a slower transient response and more bass and treble response.

The higher clarity of the MDs in the drums you mentioned is nothing more than simply superior headphones that cost more money.

[Shameless plug here] You might want to get the T50RP (that's the original model my headphones were) and then send them off to be modded by mrspeakers when you save up $240 to upgrade the sound to a whole other level. 

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

CAL!s are warmer, a bit more smoothed out. Slightly on the bassy side compared to the Shures, which are fairly balanced albeit a bit rolled-off. Sounds like you're wanting the CAL!s though. The SRH440s are a bit more rugged for portable use, etc (though not to say that's their primary goal). CAL!s IMO are outstandingly better comfort-wise and would be the ultimate starter-home-closed-back rig if you aren't using them as nunchucks.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH440.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/CreativeAurvana.pdf

The bass rolloff on the 440s and the bass distortion of the CALs is pretty concerning to me though tbh.

post #67389 of 110689
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

I've sold both :(

It's been a while (the CAL!s were gone a few months ago, sold the SRH840 - not that different from the 440s sound-wise - a couple of years ago)

 

Nowhere I know of that sells the CAL!s unless you have a gaming/tech store which would be your best bet. The Shure are usually available to demo at Guitar Centre or anything similar.

Aw, that sucks. You've persuaded me to lean more towards the CAL model, but I'll find somewhere to demo them just to be on the safe side. 

post #67390 of 110689
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Atom, there's a Guitar Center in Seattle a few miles away from the UW. :D

There's a guitar center like 2 minutes from where we'll be staying in Vancouver...

post #67391 of 110689
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

As an example, would personally would go for something linear, tight impact, fast, extreme clarity and transparent, smooth but acceptably emphasized treble.

So basically the LCD2 for preferred sound sig? Haha

 

[Primer: Atom heard his first audiophile headphones tonight at my house. The MH463 and MDs]

 

Depends on what you mean by "solid bass" really. The Mad Dogs have pretty much exactly "flat" bass, that is neither emphasized or de-emphasized. They also have fast transient speed. The MH463s (the ones that were uncomfortable) have more emphasized bass and midrange, and also have a slower transient response and more bass and treble response.

The higher clarity of the MDs in the drums you mentioned is nothing more than simply superior headphones that cost more money.

[Shameless plug here] You might want to get the T50RP (that's the original model my headphones were) and then send them off to be modded by mrspeakers when you save up $240 to upgrade the sound to a whole other level. 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH440.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/CreativeAurvana.pdf

The bass rolloff on the 440s and the bass distortion of the CALs is pretty concerning to me though tbh.

 

 

As an example, would personally would go for something linear, tight impact, fast, extreme clarity and transparent, smooth but acceptably emphasized treble.

Whaaat how is that the LCD-2? :P 

That's totally the HE5-LE or the HE-6.

 

CSDs show clean decay, can't tell if the MDs are lean or not though. Then again graphs are hard to read.

But T50RPs stock aren't that impressive....Ortho thread?

Ortho Thread. Let Nick do ya good.

 

Bah, distortion is benign for these purposes.

 

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There's a guitar center like 2 minutes from where we'll be staying in Vancouver...

post #67392 of 110689
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

Oh I had to come back. NEW CHAPTER OF BLACK  LAGOON RELEASED.after 2 years of hiatus.

night guys.

 

Well that's awesome.

 

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I always thought you were german?

 

Is MrViolin actually German?

post #67393 of 110689
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

[Primer: Atom heard his first audiophile headphones tonight at my house. The MH463 and MDs]

Depends on what you mean by "solid bass" really. The Mad Dogs have pretty much exactly "flat" bass, that is neither emphasized or de-emphasized. They also have fast transient speed. The MH463s (the ones that were uncomfortable) have more emphasized bass and midrange, and also have a slower transient response and more bass and treble response.

The higher clarity of the MDs in the drums you mentioned is nothing more than simply superior headphones that cost more money.

[Shameless plug here] You might want to get the T50RP (that's the original model my headphones were) and then send them off to be modded by mrspeakers when you save up $240 to upgrade the sound to a whole other level. 

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH440.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/CreativeAurvana.pdf

The bass rolloff on the 440s and the bass distortion of the CALs is pretty concerning to me though tbh.

Can you link me a website for the T50RP? I can't seem to find one that is about the headphones itself. The ones I'm finding are mainly about modding them...

 

And I don't even know what those graphs mean...

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Atom, there's a Guitar Center in Seattle a few miles away from the UW. :D

 

There's a guitar center like 2 minutes from where we'll be staying in Vancouver...

We'll go to the Vancouver one to see if they have them to demo first. If not, then we can go to the Seattle one if we have time to do so.

post #67394 of 110689
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Is MrViolin actually German?

I'm confused on his FB name so dunno.

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Originally Posted by Atominator99 View Post
Can you link me a website for the T50RP? I can't seem to find one that is about the headphones itself. The ones I'm finding are mainly about modding them...

 

And I don't even know what those graphs mean...

Wait how come we don't hear from Mech's other bestie anymore :(

Not to say that Taiga isn't a better replacement though :D

 

Graphs mean whatever you want them to mean.

post #67395 of 110689

Aww...nobody's gone and helped him...and it's been 3 days already.

 

http://rinchoi.blogspot.ca/2013/03/an-year-long-fundraiser-for-audeze-lcd.html

Don't think he'll make it....oc maybe I should actually chip in or STFU.

If only I had the means/basis to "fundraise" like that very_evil_smiley.gif

Maybe I'll put in $10...maybe. Do want to see those graphs, especially liked his analysis on the HD800s, REALLY informative.

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