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I've had moments like that before. Have you had out of head experiences before where its made you paranoid. Like suff is happening around you and you are looking around. Buts its from the music lol. I've never had that experience with any of IEM more than the IE8/IE80s.


I have that experience every time I listen to this certain song through my A151s. I think there's an alarm clock going off somewhere and I look around, then I realize it's part of the music.

 

post #407 of 571

I get that quite a bit with the D2k's and sometimes with the TFTA's :D

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

I get that quite a bit with the D2k's and sometimes with the TFTA's :D



On the IE80s it can be annoying at times. Its not on all tracks but its noticeable on the ones that have it in the recording. Not to mention where I work we have alarms so I'm even more paranoid lol.

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On the IE80s it can be annoying at times. Its not on all tracks but its noticeable on the ones that have it in the recording. Not to mention where I work we have alarms so I'm even more paranoid lol.



LMAO

post #410 of 571
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It never cease to amaze me that people would get fed up with that freaking word. Who the f^^^ really care about that crap if you are here only interested in finding some toys to enjoy your music. You can't be serious.

 

Hey it's your money and you decide what to do regardless of the hype at head-fi. If the toys you bought do not live up to your expectations, you can only have yourself to blame nobody else.

 

 

 

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It never cease to amaze me that people would get fed up with that freaking word. Who the f^^^ really care about that crap if you are here only interested in finding some toys to enjoy your music. You can't be serious.

 

Hey it's your money and you decide what to do regardless of the hype at head-fi. If the toys you bought do not live up to your expectations, you can only have yourself to blame nobody else.

 

 

 


Errr what are you talking about?

 

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Originally Posted by mbamg View Post


Errr what are you talking about?

 



I think he's referring to the term audiophile

 

Most users on this site really aren't audiophiles by definition, this statement is true.  Let's look at the definition of audiophile as defined by Websters:

  • A person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction
  • Furthermore, high-fidelity is defined by Westers as: A reproduction of an effect that is faithful to the original

Using that definition, there are some thigns that are required to be labeled an audiophile:

  • A person's enthusiasm towards the sound reproduction.  This can include owning multiple audio components and setups to create sound reproduction
  • A person's chase towards the most accurate sound reproduction that is faithful to the original.

 

All though all of us fit the first part, I'm sure you own more than one pair of headphones, and have even compared multiple DACs before.  However, most of us, in my opinion, aren't chasing for accuracy.  Instead, we chase for a sound, that may not even exist.  We chase after a sound that fits both our musical preferences along with our own musical preferences.  This really isn't a game of accuracy as it is a game of what fits me better.  I'll admit that I am not an audiophile any longer.  At one point I did go after accuracy, but I no longer do.  This however, is what makes audio fun.  We don't have a definition of what we're looking for.  We just have an idea of what it is. 

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Originally Posted by lostid View Post

It never cease to amaze me that people would get fed up with that freaking word. Who the f^^^ really care about that crap if you are here only interested in finding some toys to enjoy your music. You can't be serious.

 

Hey it's your money and you decide what to do regardless of the hype at head-fi. If the toys you bought do not live up to your expectations, you can only have yourself to blame nobody else.

 


I don't think anyones looking to blame anyone else. At least not me. I know pretty much what I want from my equipment, and buy my stuff after my own criterias. Because of:


 

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However, most of us, in my opinion, aren't chasing for accuracy.  Instead, we chase for a sound, that may not even exist.  We chase after a sound that fits both our musical preferences along with our own musical preferences.  

 

 

When it comes to EDM like I listen to, it's pretty weird to be going the definition "accuracy". What is an accurate sound of 10010101001010111010101010? All I would ever have to go on is the most neutral gear that wouldn't colorize the computerized interpretation of said bits. LOL

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You must keep in mind though what may be considered "accurate" to the original artist may not be considered accurate to a supposed "audiophile" or another artist for that matter. This hole analogy is just moot IMO and all subjective. Even from that standpoint. I could give a rip what the artists intended for his/her music to sound like. I just want to enjoy my music and get good sound.

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I think he's referring to the term audiophile

 

Most users on this site really aren't audiophiles by definition, this statement is true.  Let's look at the definition of audiophile as defined by Websters:

  • A person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction
  • Furthermore, high-fidelity is defined by Westers as: A reproduction of an effect that is faithful to the original

Using that definition, there are some thigns that are required to be labeled an audiophile:

  • A person's enthusiasm towards the sound reproduction.  This can include owning multiple audio components and setups to create sound reproduction
  • A person's chase towards the most accurate sound reproduction that is faithful to the original.

 

All though all of us fit the first part, I'm sure you own more than one pair of headphones, and have even compared multiple DACs before.  However, most of us, in my opinion, aren't chasing for accuracy.  Instead, we chase for a sound, that may not even exist.  We chase after a sound that fits both our musical preferences along with our own musical preferences.  This really isn't a game of accuracy as it is a game of what fits me better.  I'll admit that I am not an audiophile any longer.  At one point I did go after accuracy, but I no longer do.  This however, is what makes audio fun.  We don't have a definition of what we're looking for.  We just have an idea of what it is. 



 

post #415 of 571

I think we can all consider ourselves "audiophiles" by the simple meaning of what the word was supposed to mean. We all just value "good audio" to listen with our "good music". We aren't "elitists". 

post #416 of 571

I agree with this. But I think some do take it way overboard and I won't go there. I mainly just want to enjoy my music and not be apart of said "elitist club". The Illuminati of audio lol.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

I agree with this. But I think some do take it way overboard and I won't go there. I mainly just want to enjoy my music and not be apart of said "elitist club". The Illuminati of audio lol.



Yeah, many tend to do after spending too much till they become total snobs. I want to enjoy music with good audio and not force anyone who uses "apple earphones", "beats" or "bose" to use what is considered "good" by elitists. 

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Yeah, many tend to do after spending too much till they become total snobs. I want to enjoy music with good audio and not force anyone who uses "apple earphones", "beats" or "bose" to use what is considered "good" by elitists. 


I mean I have spent quite a lot but I won't force my opinion on someone else. I'm willing to offer it if its warranted. I don't mind recommending but I won't $hit on someone if they decide to get something else lol.

 

post #419 of 571
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


I mean I have spent quite a lot but I won't force my opinion on someone else. I'm willing to offer it if its warranted. I don't mind recommending but I won't $hit on someone if they decide to get something else lol.

 



What I meant is some people start to act snobbish just because they paid a lot for their audio equipment. And the thing is beats and bose users often think they are audiophiles just because they spent a lot and start showing off. I would recommend a cheaper and better alternative too. But if they already got it, I won't force it on them.

post #420 of 571
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Originally Posted by Jeremypsp View Post



What I meant is some people start to act snobbish just because they paid a lot for their audio equipment. And the thing is beats and bose users often think they are audiophiles just because they spent a lot and start showing off. I would recommend a cheaper and better alternative too. But if they already got it, I won't force it on them.


I think in that sense I can be a snob lol. Like bose, that's crap "you're paying for a name and not quality" lol. Kinda like with beats from dre. I don't know why people consider that quality. If looks cool kill ;),

 

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