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post #226 of 349
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spirit of sound quality

the spirit of shaped FR and exotic tonality

spirit of hard-data



Thanks for clarifying. I'm still not so sure I'm able to visualize your reasoning for putting a love of treble together with a love of the unique midrange colorations of something like the PFX (which actually has a very attenuated treble). But again, I really can't stand overly emphasized treble, so I react very strongly to that, when at the same time I love oddly colored mids and rolled off bass / treble, so it just doesn't cohere in my mind I guess. I mean, bass-emphasis is still a particular coloration, no more or less so than treble emphasis. Why does that get its own category when the other doesn't? U-Shaped isn't necessarily the same as straight up treble emphasis, as there can be just as much of a bass to off-set it versus something like the SR325is which is just peaks of treble. The PS1000 on the other hand, something more truly U shaped, I like.

 

It seems like a very personalized system though, and I find it interesting as it reflects your philosophy, and with a few minor changes I can see some similarities to something I'd put together.

post #227 of 349

 

It's my umbrella system of head-fi antics, not an overly personalised system.

 

bass-emphasis gets it's own category since so much of the populace willingly puts themselves in that group, caring for little else.

 

post #228 of 349
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It's my umbrella system of head-fi antics, not an overly personalised system.

 



It's personalized in the sense that it reflects your perspective. I don't think anyone else on these forums would have structured it quite that way, for instance.

post #229 of 349

 

I don't think we're communicating very well as usual.

 

It's my (very) flexible assessment of online audio culture and antics, the reasons for friction, etc.

 

I put treble-, mid- and pretty much any exotic colouration together because I believe that sector of people are typically open-minded to colourful sound presentations of any kind.  You might not like the SR325, but you were curious enough to purchase it, and you don't write it off for not sounding neutral and flat, rather, for not having your favorite colour.

 

I believe most hi-fi sound quality pursuits happen above 500Hz, bass quality and enhancement is a colouration which could make it's own sub-division or seperate category, yes, but typically no, the section of populace (mostly not on h-f) are very happy with enhanced bass and average sound quality, I don't disdain them for that, I think it's because they're attuned to listening to the music itself, like the lyrics of a song, rather than the quality of it.

 

I think a lot of people on these forums believe in marketing victims, subjectivists, and objectivists, I just put it in what I consider more accurate words (fashionistas / exclusivists, sound-quality'ists, hard-data'ists) since I believe that captures the essence of what they're after better than the common terms used around here and on the net.

 

If my assessment is "very personalised" since it's a reflection from my perspective then what is a non- or de- personalised system?  A senate?

 

Where I can see my personal viewpoint shining through is assigning my ideals to what I've highlighted as "the spirit of sound-quality" and "the spirit of enhanced sound", to a higher extent than the other categories.  I think everyone is a mix and it's an imperfect assessment and quite vaporous, nevertheless I feel much closer to a third-party dissection rather than my personal view.

 

I wrote it in this thread since I feel the Muramasa VIII, with it's price and looks etc., is and will be a significant catalyst to a lot of the online audio cynicism, so I felt the desire to analyse the spectatorship at a deeper level.

 

 

Edit:  I don't intend my theories to seem volatile, but rather a peaceful POV as to why X person says Y, especially about a headphone which currently is a blank sheet as far as sound quality is concerned.

 


Edited by kiteki - 4/18/12 at 3:03am
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If my assessment is "very personalised" since it's a reflection from my perspective then what is a non- or de- personalised system?  A senate?

 



Pretty much.

 

 

 

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Edit:  I don't intend my theories to seem volatile, but rather a peaceful POV as to why X person says Y, especially about a headphone which currently is a blank sheet as far as sound quality is concerned.

 

 

Exactly--- they're your theories. When I say "personalized," I'm not implying that you've conjured every facet up and that they have no basis in reality. I mean it in the sense of saying one's personal philosophy. It's the arrangement and configuration of pre-existing stuff, the emphasis of certain things and deemphasis of others. It all adds up to a personal reflection of one's values.

 

If you think you're relating what goes on in head-fi without your perspective greatly influencing that, then fair enough.


Edited by MuppetFace - 4/18/12 at 3:50am
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Edited by shimmer n roar - 4/18/12 at 3:52am
post #232 of 349

 

It was intended to be a piece of flexible, impartial journalism.  Not any kind of personal codex.

 

 

I respect anyone that loves the Beats by Dr. Dre.

 

post #233 of 349

I know there was some speculation as to whether the metal headphone stand was included or not, and according to FAD's site, it's listed as an included accessory. Those detachable cables look interesting too...

 

 

muramasa_stand.jpg

 

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post #234 of 349

yes, the stand is included. and the cable is mini XLR like theAKG, but 2 of them, one on each size and so it is should be a ture balance headphone

post #235 of 349

 

Muppet, since you were interested in my personal philosophy, it's over here (relevant / on topic to Final Audio) -> http://www.head-fi.org/t/605117/final-audio-design-heaven-iv/45#post_8325274

 

post #236 of 349

ooooh shiny

post #237 of 349

 

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Muppet, since you were interested in my personal philosophy, it's over here (relevant / on topic to Final Audio) -> http://www.head-fi.org/t/605117/final-audio-design-heaven-iv/45#post_8325274

 

 

I liked your post. The rest of the thread though is a bit much though...

post #238 of 349

I heard directly from FAD themselves that the price will be around 630,000 JPY. That's much closer to the original estimate of $8,000 USD than the rumored $6,000 USD.

 

: (

post #239 of 349
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I heard directly from FAD themselves that the price will be around 630,000 JPY. That's much closer to the original estimate of $8,000 USD than the rumored $6,000 USD.  : (

 

Uh oh...

post #240 of 349
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Uh oh...

 

I'm still buying them, but yeah, it's pretty much going to take the rest of my audio budget for the year. Somehow it's fitting, though. These are the sort of headphones that would probably eat another pair you set them beside.

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