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 As much as I dislike the Apple ecosystem, one thing I can't help but laud is their attention to design. Sure, it may seem superficial to, but it's still part of using their products. 

I think design is a bigger deal than most would like to admit. My point is that if a certain product does not make you want to use it, then chances are that you will use it less frequently, or at least less willingly. The same thing goes for my headphones in my opinion; if they don't look good, chances are that I won't use them - no matter how good they are. Admittedly, I have a rather unusual taste in headphone designs. For example, I find the beats line of headphones absolutely disasterous when it comes to looks, while I love the looks of the HD25.

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To be perfectly honest, in my eyes the two things that sets Apple apart from the rest is marketing and design/build quality.

In terms of raw power, you can get much faster/better stuff for cheaper if you buy Windows. But Macs just have that distinct beautiful design/look.
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To be perfectly honest, in my eyes the two things that sets Apple apart from the rest is marketing and design/build quality.
In terms of raw power, you can get much faster/better stuff for cheaper if you buy Windows. But Macs just have that distinct beautiful design/look.

I think there's more to that to be honest. I think it's the whole picture of different factors that makes Apple computers/tablets/phones/etc. what they are. Not just a beautiful look, but a well made OS that is efficiant, and a good amount of prosumer/professional grade software. 

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To me, even though I like Apple design it doesn't really matter much.

And indeed you get faster hardware in a PC for less money but it's the OS that makes a Mac run much faster with a lot less hassle and more enjoyable to use.

My opinion of course, I haven't had a windows computer in over 10 years now nor do I want to.

 

 

 

If you were a headphone, what headphone would you be?

D7000, great in every way but surely not without flaws.

 

What headphone or earphone would the love of your life be?

The most beautiful LA7000 one has ever seen, greater than the D7000 minus the flaws.

 

What headphones or earphones would your two best friends be?

Sennheiser HD800 and HD650. They're both as much alike as they are different and surely very different to me. They also make more environmental noise.  ;)

 

What headphone or earphone would your arch-rival / villainous nemesis be?

LCD2r1 ... won't waste much words on this one.


Edited by AppleheadMay - 6/11/12 at 5:29am
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Thread Starter 

I've been using Apple since I was a little girl. When I was in the third grade, we had an older Apple, though the exact model escapes me, but I have fond memories of playing Wolfenstein 3D on it. We also had an IBM, but I always preferred the Apple.

 

When I was in junior high, I got my beloved iMac, the first one that was basically a CRT display with pretty colors. Oh how I loved that computer. It was my friend. I still have it too, tucked away in the closet. At one point I was bored in high school so I modded it to have blue LEDs. I even put a blue LED in the hocky-puck mouse lol.

 

In high school I went through a phase of "grrrr PC gamer gurl" and built a pretty sweet gaming rig [for the time]. However it never had the same appeal for me, and when I got to college I realized lugging a gigantic tower and monitor around wasn't ideal, so I got a Powerbook G4. Ever since then I've used Apple notebooks for convenience and because of they just have this personableness to them. They're conducive to projection and anthropomorphism.

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Ahh, so I sent quite a few job applications to different places last friday. I've already been contacted and booked for my first interview, this wednesday. Wohoo! Although, haha, I was *very* surprised and caught off guard when they called me - so I probably sounded a bit clumsy and disoriented in the phone. At least I made a good enough impression for a further interview, so it can't have been too bad.

 

Granted, it's not really the employer I had wished for, but it is a good start. The one I'm hoping for is as a junior- or .Net programmer at a bigger company that are recruiting grads. If not, I'll take whichever job I can be offered in the meantime.

 

My main goal is to work either with programming, database developing or information security. Whichever of the three is a good fit for me. Other than that I just really want a job that is a good fit for me, meaning good co-workers, challenging, and having the ability of getting further education (certifications and such).

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Yay, free chiptune album!

 

I'm pretty sure this artist is a big deal, but I am sadly ignorant. What a beautiful cover though.

 

http://www.shemusic.org/compilation/index.html

 

 

Free music is free. I'll always take it, and decide later if I liked it or not.

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If only iTunes/iPods would support flac... I would get the latest Classic in a heartbeat. I love the ipod's UI. One-handed navigation and no-frills scrolling. For the amount of music I would store in a Classic I would rather not convert all of them to alac. Most people take UI for granted. As much as I dislike the Apple ecosystem, one thing I can't help but laud is their attention to design. Sure, it may seem superficial to, but it's still part of using their products. 

I've come to realize that UI matter a lot. I should now this because I stuck with Nokia and it's huge potential lost Symbian up until now. The latest incarnation, and most probably the last, Belle, i sby far the most usable incarnation, but still, IMO a little bit lagging behind Android and most certainly iOS. I might as well stick around til the very end and get the PureView 808, which in all certainty I will at some point.

 

I would've answered your for-fun questions, MF, but 1) I don't know jack about headphones and IEMs, and wouldn't want to project myself onto others I haven't owned/listened and only based on others' impressions, 2) not really good at reading myself and more certainly others, 3) I would depress trying to look into myself. It's lovely and fun though reading others' answers.

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Edited by music_4321 - 6/12/12 at 12:06am
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Originally Posted by PhoenixClaw View Post

If only iTunes/iPods would support flac... I would get the latest Classic in a heartbeat. I love the ipod's UI. One-handed navigation and no-frills scrolling. For the amount of music I would store in a Classic I would rather not convert all of them to alac. Most people take UI for granted. As much as I dislike the Apple ecosystem, one thing I can't help but laud is their attention to design. Sure, it may seem superficial to, but it's still part of using their products. 

itunes is terrible for pc but otherwise the classic is really convenient 

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...seriously? 

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Edited by music_4321 - 6/12/12 at 12:06am
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I am actually going to see if I can set an alarm to wake up for some WWDC keynote magic. Tomorrow is going to be a fun day - the MA900's should arrive as well :3

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@a_recording, once I listened to supersonic, I realised I found it once in youtube in one of those "random walks in youtube until you arrived at "wtf is this" section". And a few others I like from she too. Thanks for the free link. 


I realise also that I am liking electronic music as of late, as before I don't really much like them. Maybe because my preconceived idea that most of them are heart-stopping, brain-mashing bass daemons.

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@a_recording, once I listened to supersonic, I realised I found it once in youtube in one of those "random walks in youtube until you arrived at "wtf is this" section". And a few others I like from she too. Thanks for the free link. 


I realise also that I am liking electronic music as of late, as before I don't really much like them. Maybe because my preconceived idea that most of them are heart-stopping, brain-mashing bass daemons.

 

Haha no worries. It was linked in one of those deal websites. Feel its a nice thing to pass it on. As for electronic/electroclash, the new Hot Chip album just came out and I'm having fun with that ^^

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I'm certainly living up to my self-label of "listener of everything". Somewhat. I seem to found at least something from most genre.

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