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post #8251 of 18107
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post

Everytime i see anyone writing about the "looks" of a HP, i wonder why it matters.

I know a lot of people used to laught at me when i first got my first around-the-ear HPs and used them when on the streets.

Now, after beats, everyone thinks its cool, and many people use AKGs, Senns, etc.

 

People are full of BS so i dont think it matters that much what they think about my HPS (whenever they are nice or ugly) and i dont plan to be posing as a model with them on (not to mention i have a huge nose so i doubt ill get there).

 

For me the LCD-2/3 Looks cool (ugly but cool). That sort of retro from space style with a strange mesh format looks like its shouting "look at me, look at me" :D.

 

However it does bother me that they are heavy, or they clamping force, or that my ears sweat.... comfort issues basicly.

 

I guess icare about the sound quality and comfort so much that the looks become a pointless part.

 

I totally agree as I could care less how something looks as long as they sound good, I mean there could be a headphone that's only in pink but they sounds amazing and I'd rock the crap out of them on the streets no problem. I always laugh when I'm selling a pair of IEM's because I don't usually post pics unless they ask and some people wont buy a pair because they're not the color they want like the e-Q5 for instance they wanted black not the silver ones.  There IEM's its not like you can see much of them when your wearing them anyways.

 

I've never cared about the looks of a pair of IEM's or headphones and all the people that buy stuff like Beats just for looks are just plain D-bags imo (I hope that doesn't offend anyone).

post #8252 of 18107
My priorities are sound and comfort being basically equal, and looks being important but not as much as the other two. In the case of a vegan LCD2, sound is first, followed by the comfort (heard vegan pads make it a bit more comfy), and looks while important, are an exception here in my case.
post #8253 of 18107

So can anyone tell me how these headphones pair with a Matrix M-Stage? I've had a hard time finding information on that combo. Both get very good reviews and seem to be incredible value, and if they happen to have good synergy, they'd be one of the best mid-fi deals ever.

post #8254 of 18107

It's a great pairing as a few others here might agree.

post #8255 of 18107
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, I bought these the other day after a meet, they should be here Friday!
post #8256 of 18107
Wow, Mark, you jumped on that fast! smily_headphones1.gif
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They are an outstanding value for the money.
post #8257 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

My priorities are sound and comfort being basically equal, and looks being important but not as much as the other two. In the case of a vegan LCD2, sound is first, followed by the comfort (heard vegan pads make it a bit more comfy), and looks while important, are an exception here in my case.

Im not saying looks are not important. I say i dont care about them. (thou if we are talking about girls, looks are first in my list .... unfortunatelly).

 

I guess that i dont pay attention to looks in a lot of other things as well (hell, the only time i look at myself in the mirror is when i shave and when im in the elevator and there is nothing better to do than funny faces).

 

I also like "atypical" things, so maybe thats why i like the LCD-2/3. They look so different that it calls my attention :D.

 

Like a beautifull girl wearing something that does not benefit her looks... you know, one of those rare diamonds that you find in the sewer. 

 

Thats about the best way i can explain it (the beatifull is the sound, the sewer is the actual looks in the case of a HP).

post #8258 of 18107
Quote:
Originally Posted by catspaw View Post

Everytime i see anyone writing about the "looks" of a HP, i wonder why it matters.

I know a lot of people used to laught at me when i first got my first around-the-ear HPs and used them when on the streets.

Now, after beats, everyone thinks its cool, and many people use AKGs, Senns, etc.

 

People are full of BS so i dont think it matters that much what they think about my HPS (whenever they are nice or ugly) and i dont plan to be posing as a model with them on (not to mention i have a huge nose so i doubt ill get there).

 

For me the LCD-2/3 Looks cool (ugly but cool). That sort of retro from space style with a strange mesh format looks like its shouting "look at me, look at me" :D.

 

However it does bother me that they are heavy, or they clamping force, or that my ears sweat.... comfort issues basicly.

 

I guess icare about the sound quality and comfort so much that the looks become a pointless part.

Like I said, if all things are equal, and I'm paying $1-2 THOUSAND dollars for something, then I'm going to want my headphones to look good.

 

Also, you are making the huge mistake of assuming that we want something that looks good for someone else. We want something that looks good for ourselves.

post #8259 of 18107
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Like I said, if all things are equal, and I'm paying $1-2 THOUSAND dollars for something, then I'm going to want my headphones to look good.

 

Also, you are making the huge mistake of assuming that we want something that looks good for someone else. We want something that looks good for ourselves.

That last part makes even less sence to me :D.

Ive always been ugly and i always loved myself anyway 8).

But when i finally have a girlfriend, id like her to like me, not just so she stays with me, but also so that she enjoys my company.

post #8260 of 18107
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Originally Posted by RagingBaboon View Post

So can anyone tell me how these headphones pair with a Matrix M-Stage? I've had a hard time finding information on that combo. Both get very good reviews and seem to be incredible value, and if they happen to have good synergy, they'd be one of the best mid-fi deals ever.

 

Baboon,

 

I am listening to them now through the Audioengine D1 DAC out to the Matrix M-stage running 627's in A bias. Simply sweet. Just warm enough to warm my heart.  FWIW, I've stopped looking for an amp. I've found one I am happy with. YMMV.

post #8261 of 18107
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Originally Posted by etys rule View Post

 

Baboon,

 

I am listening to them now through the Audioengine D1 DAC out to the Matrix M-stage running 627's in A bias. Simply sweet. Just warm enough to warm my heart.  FWIW, I've stopped looking for an amp. I've found one I am happy with. YMMV.

Off topic but your quote made me smile - 2112!

post #8262 of 18107
just got mine not even 5 mins ago, time to try them out with VNV Nation

Edit: Wow... just wow darthsmile.gif I think my friends are going to be inheriting some headphones soon
Edited by Saoshyant - 3/6/13 at 1:26pm
post #8263 of 18107

Its so hard trying to fall asleep with the He-400 -_- 

 

The bass kept waking me up lol 

post #8264 of 18107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

just got mine not even 5 mins ago, time to try them out with VNV Nation

Edit: Wow... just wow darthsmile.gif I think my friends are going to be inheriting some headphones soon

 

Yup that's the reaction I had too, and still have today 5 months later beerchug.gif

post #8265 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Nah, I was absolutely going to get them, then I saw the reviews, and was rightly turned off by their description. Bass light anything is inexcusable to me for that high a price. That bass roll off is unbecoming for a flagship.

 

No offense, but these are NOT BASS LIGHT cans... and by a lot.

You will get exactly the right amount of tight bass, different for each genre.

You just obviously wont get any extra subwoofer bass like from the bass heavy cans (Ultrasones for instance)

But there is certainly some rumbliness to be found, again depends on the song/film/videogame,...

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