Really cool thread idea.
What is the best rig you’ve assembled, past or present?
Probably my iPod LOD to the Schiit Asgard to either the Monitor 10's or the A900s.
What was your favorite thing about that rig?
I love this rig with the Monitor 10s. An excellent balanced sound, I always thought they were a great combination.
What is your favorite headphone (regardless of price)? Why?
Pioneer Monitor 10. Detail, nice instrument separation, and I like the soundstage. Block a nice bit of noise and are comfortable. And I love old stuff that performs well.
What got you into headphones?
I've listened to headphones as long as I can remember. I was a kid with my little Fisher Price cassette player walking around with Green Day's Dookie album in there, with some dollar store headphones my mom would get me. I used to break them all the time, and my mom used to get mad at me. Lol.
Where and when do you find yourself listening to headphones the most?
At night in my room while browsing the web. I do try to set aside some specific music listening time, but it doesn't usually happen all that often.
What was your first WOW moment in headphone hi-fi?
When I listened to Blink 182's 'All The Small Things' on my dads HD280s, and 'being able to hear the bass not muddy or anything, and not just the note attack but the entire thing'. Lol.
What is the “thing” you listen for most in headphones? (e.g. quality of bass, midrange, clarity)
Probably the bass, to make sure it isn't too much, then make sure the whole headphone has enough clarity. Detail I guess.
Share a Head-Fi confession. Put your Head-Fi cred on the line and tell us something quirky and unique about your tastes, your rig, etc.
I enjoy Nicki Minaj's music. Lol. But it's only a few songs. Also, I love the Pioneer SE-50. I know they're old school and most people would say they're trash, by todays standards at least, but I adore them. I think the technology put into them for the time was great, and honestly, I love them for some music. Surprisingly a lot of metal I like on these. Who would have thought.
If you could share one piece of advice to a newbie getting into the hobby it would be this:
I guess the one piece of advice is listen to your ears. That to me is the most important part. I think sometimes that price plays too important of a role in this. I'm not saying really expensive headphones aren't worth it. That would be silly of me. I'm just saying to listen to a piece of gear before judging it. Like me and my SE-50, I found something really great in something that most people might have thrown out in the trash.
Edited by BrownBear - 7/4/12 at 8:15pm