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post #6496 of 18451
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

I am calling Hyperbole! Nothing beats Tomohiro Nishikado's 1978 classic, Space Invaders!

Well there is this song from the Moon Level on the game DuckTales that beats it.

post #6497 of 18451

Umm I think you guys are forgetting Super Mario...

post #6498 of 18451
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

Umm I think you guys are forgetting Super Mario The Moon level from DuckTales...

No, I think I mentioned that earlier.

post #6499 of 18451

Try anything from Tomb Raider, come to think of it.

 

With the JPads, you can finally here Lara Croft, well, you know biggrin.gif Just skip to the shower scene.

post #6500 of 18451

I recently bought Tomb Raider: Underworld from a Steam sale. Still haven't gotten to it as my backlog is about 20-30 games long at this point.

post #6501 of 18451
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Originally Posted by MrMateoHead View Post

Try anything from Tomb Raider, come to think of it.

 

With the JPads, you can finally here Lara Croft, well, you know biggrin.gif Just skip to the shower scene.

What are Jpads?  If you mean J-money Pads, they are actually perfect for the same things you complained about with the HE-400, they tame the high end and prevent listening fatigue,  you should try them before you make assumptions. But as I can see from your other posts that is not your style. Ignorance is bliss.

post #6502 of 18451
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Well there is this song from the Moon Level on the game DuckTales that beats it.

It was a joke, Space Invaders was like three tones.......I am just old, my badbigsmile_face.gif.

 

The new Tomb raider looks amazing BTW.


Edited by Fearless1 - 1/29/13 at 9:48am
post #6503 of 18451
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

The best video game music is without a doubt The Moon level in DuckTales. This is not debateable

 

Gave it a listen, it's good if you're into old school 8-bit video game music. Quite catchy. If you're looking for a more 'modern' video game soundtrack I highly recommend the Machinarium OST. It plays absolutely brilliant on the HE-400, awesome instrument separation, plenty of air, plenty of detail. A great showcase album for the HE-400's strengths. My fav track from the album:

 

 

Youtube in 720p sounds ok, but flac is the way to go here.


Edited by beaver316 - 1/29/13 at 9:59am
post #6504 of 18451

Any Chrono Trigger/Final Fantasy/Zelda/Donkey Kong country soundtrack love here?

post #6505 of 18451
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post


Mule Variations is brilliant. Different but brilliant nonetheless. I liked a few of his early albums but can't recall the names.

 

I love Nighthawks at the Diner.  Also, Rain Dogs.  But, listeners need to keep in mind that Tom is more of a story teller than a singer.  His piano mixes in with his stories / songs -- which, for the most part are quite entertaining.

post #6506 of 18451
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

What are Jpads?  If you mean J-money Pads, they are actually perfect for the same things you complained about with the HE-400, they tame the high end and prevent listening fatigue,  you should try them before you make assumptions. But as I can see from your other posts that is not your style. Ignorance is bliss.

 

You've reminded me about another much-needed update to the FAQ.  I'm thinking of something like a sign you'll see in most bars: "We have the right to refuse service to anyone."

 

Granted, not that I know a whole lot about being on the inside of bars.  I did have my first adult beverage in a year at the concert the other evening.  A nice IPA.  However, after consuming it, I realized some of the things that kept me away from the hoppy beverages for the past year.

 

Or, maybe the "J-Pads" could be a good idea.  It could be a very cheap, knock-off pad, with quality control issues, made in child labor camps and sold for a few $$ a pair.  Hmm ...

post #6507 of 18451
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Not discrediting it. Just calling the majority of it hyperbole. I mean, it sounds like you're trying hard to sell the mod to everyone. As usual, the bandwagon will chime in and back you up, just as they did when the velours became popular, then when the pleathers came back into popularity (wtf?), and then the J$ pads, and then this mod, etc. Every time something new comes in (or even old), the sheep follow. If someone says it, it surely must be so. There is no straight consensus, just constant back and forths where everyone agrees with everyone else.

People are so easily swayed by constantly changing opinions, it's funny to see it unfolding.

 

Lol, it's true but I think we have to learn to accept placebo and hyperboles as a part of the head-fi experience, let people believe what they want to believe... placebo is a powerful thing and it can't even be proved that it's 100% placebo, although I would advise for people to put comfort,durability etc on top of some minor "mods" that may or may not be beneficial since it just depends on your state of mind

post #6508 of 18451
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Originally Posted by Jabse View Post

 

Lol, it's true but I think we have to learn to accept placebo and hyperboles as a part of the head-fi experience, let people believe what they want to believe... placebo is a powerful thing and it can't even be proved that it's 100% placebo, although I would advise for people to put comfort,durability etc on top of some minor "mods" that may or may not be beneficial since it just depends on your state of mind

Yeah, I definitely agree with putting comfort above minor sound changes when it comes to pads. Having a nice comfy pair of headphones on your head will improve your listening experience a lot more IMO, since mood plays such a large role on it.

 

It's not possible to convince peopel of placebo on these forums. If you haven't tried it yourself, people will say you can't make claims about something you haven't tried. If you have tried it and said no differences exist, then your hearing sucks. If blind tests have been failed and measurements show no differences above audible thresholds, that's where some bizarre audiophile theories come into play. But never is something a placebo.

post #6509 of 18451
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Yeah, I definitely agree with putting comfort above minor sound changes when it comes to pads. Having a nice comfy pair of headphones on your head will improve your listening experience a lot more IMO, since mood plays such a large role on it.

 

It's not possible to convince peopel of placebo on these forums. If you haven't tried it yourself, people will say you can't make claims about something you haven't tried. If you have tried it and said no differences exist, then your hearing sucks. If blind tests have been failed and measurements show no differences above audible thresholds, that's where some bizarre audiophile theories come into play. But never is something a placebo.

lmao, any examples of the "bizarre audiophile theories"? What's so bad about placebo, people underestimate it and don't realize just how much it influences life in general

post #6510 of 18451

Mad Lust Envy, for you I will modify the velour pads.

 

But I will use leather.

 

I'm just going to cover every bit of velour with leather. I'm actually performing this mod so I can use them on my closed headphones, which have very shallow pads, resulting in a small soundstage and an artificial timbre. I just tried to cover every bit of velour with leather, and it worked like charm. 

 

But I am very curious how they will sound on the he-400s.

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