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AFAIK the criticisms of the MA900 weren't over its design, but rather its very poor build quality.

 

Basically that reads like "people said bad things about my new toy, and I took it personally."

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That's a perfectly valid point. The same thing could be said of the K1000 too however. Both it and the Floats are basically "earspeakers" in the truest sense of the word, hanging beside the face rather than directly contacting the side of the face. It's going to provide zero isolation, so it automatically forfeits the usual headphone advantage of limiting noise (both for you and those around you).

The only practical reason why someone would want to get these, to my mind, is space. These are more self-contained than a set of floor speakers, or even some desktop monitors. In terms of sheer performance, I do find speakers outclass headphones on a variety of fronts (we'd be talking about $1000-3000 speakers here given the cost of these headphones). However on the flip side I personally find headphones to do a few things better than speakers. So for performance reasons, it's just a priorities thing I suppose.

I think the bigger question is, why would someone get these headphones (K1000, H2+, and Float QA) as opposed to other headphones? Their designs offer advantages (and disadvantages) compared to more "standard" styled headphones. In that sense it's like a compromise: they offer benefits of speakers (a better sense of spatial immersion, more realistic imaging) but retaining enough of the benefits of a personal device worn on the body. In places like Japan and some parts of Europe where space is a premium, I imagine that's a big factor in choosing something like this.

I've only tried the K1000 at meets (not an optimal environment) and it's true that they gave the most realistic imaging and spatial sense of any headphones I've tried. It was especially marked for an orchestral recording (tape set up). But the openness of phones like these makes them problematic for listening with others around. That is one of the big reasons I use headphones and if it weren't a consideration, I'd be back to speakers.

That said, I'd love to try the Floats at some point.
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AFAIK the criticisms of the MA900 weren't over its design, but rather its very poor build quality.

 

It reminds me a bit criticisms of plastic, thin and flexible backs of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones in comparison to aluminum of an iPhone. Despite the rigid construction iPhones's displays break easily when fall down while plasticky looking Samsungs survive better. Still people buy because of looks and not because of practicality. 

 

I understand the construction of MA900s. They are very lightweight and also made as cheap as possible to be accessible. They are $199 already and they are new to market. I don't see how they could be different for the money, for the weight and quality of sound. 


Edited by mutabor - 10/16/12 at 10:55am
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Anyone here actually like the movie Prometheus? The reviews of it are so polarized, I can't tell if these folks saw the same film or not.

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Whoop whoop whoop!

 

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"I shared my thoughts on the MA900 over at a certain Audiophile forum and ended up getting slammed with biased users posting negative comments towards me. This headphone will never go over with the Experts because its actually well designed and has practical usage. If you know audiophiles, then you should know they really flock away from headphones that actually exude practicality."

 

I like the second comment as well. For $199 I think they would be a tremendous gateway headphone. I still really really like my pair - it's put a bit of a damper on new purchases for me as I try to find something as comfortable.

 

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Anyone here actually like the movie Prometheus? The reviews of it are so polarized, I can't tell if these folks saw the same film or not.

 

I really didn't like it. It frustrated me that the only character with believable human motivations in that movie was a robot. Bits of the film actually made me burst out laughing in the cinema. (I'm pretty sure they were meant to fill me with dread.)

 

I'm working through the Alien quadrilogy atm, since I got the box set a while ago and haven't watched the whole series of films in a while. I was actually surprised at how grippingly awesome Aliens was, and I admire Alien's slow burn. Not looking forward to Alien 3. I've always had a soft spot the campiness that was Alien Resurrection.

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Lately I've been repeatedly listening to a particular track from the (children's?) cartoon Adventure Time, where Marceline the Vampire Queen  sings about a sad episode in her childhood where her father ate her fries, even though she bought them and they were hers.

 

 

I dunno why, but I just really like this song. There's maybe something about the pathos of it, coupled with the absurdity.

 

Anyway, I thought I would ask: are there any tracks that you guys and gals listen to that you know you probably shouldn't like so much, but for inexplicable (or perhaps explicable) reasons, love a lot?

 

Bonus points if these tracks reveal some element of your character that you would be otherwise unaware of or unwilling to admit! :D (The Fry Song obviously points towards some hook up I have about my father duh.)


Edited by a_recording - 10/16/12 at 5:17pm
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Anyone here actually like the movie Prometheus? The reviews of it are so polarized, I can't tell if these folks saw the same film or not.
I couldn't get past the first 20 minutes. These are supposed to be scientists?
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Hehe.  Don't forget the paper either.

 

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Anyway, I thought I would ask: are there any tracks that you guys and gals listen to that you know you probably shouldn't like so much, but for inexplicable (or perhaps explicable) reasons, love a lot?

 

There might be.  My music preferences are pretty much all based on my emotional reaction to it but I don't really bother to keep track of what it is or why so I don't know if anything falls into that category.

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LOL!

You guys are too hard... I loved the ambiance, the sound and the look of Prometheus. The only thing I hated was that, of course, the technology at that time seemed too far ahead from the old Alien movies (expected though being 2012 now...). Otherwise, I found it entertaining enough...

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LOL!

You guys are too hard... I loved the ambiance, the sound and the look of Prometheus. The only thing I hated was that, of course, the technology at that time seemed too far ahead from the old Alien movies (expected though being 2012 now...). Otherwise, I found it entertaining enough...

 

I liked how the tough guy with the weapon (who turned out to actually in fact be a geologist halfway through the movie) and his idiot science buddy who were freaked out about an ancient alien carcass, were happy to return to a room full of bleeding jars to camp for the night and coo at a hissing phallus, after they got lost in the alien complex despite having mapped out the entire facility with laser ranging.

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I liked how the tough guy with the weapon (who turned out to actually in fact be a geologist halfway through the movie) and his idiot science buddy who were freaked out about an ancient alien carcass, were happy to return to a room full of bleeding jars to camp for the night and coo at a hissing phallus, after they got lost in the alien complex despite having mapped out the entire facility with laser ranging.

 

This is hilarious out of...

 

 

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Tsukihime FTW!

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Anyway, I thought I would ask: are there any tracks that you guys and gals listen to that you know you probably shouldn't like so much, but for inexplicable (or perhaps explicable) reasons, love a lot?

Bonus points if these tracks reveal some element of your character that you would be otherwise unaware of or unwilling to admit! biggrin.gif (The Fry Song obviously points towards some hook up I have about my father duh.)
You know what time is it?

ADVENTURE TIME!

Love that show so much. One of the more awesome western cartoons to came out recently that I really like. Up there in my heart with Avatar the Last Airbender, Dexter's Lab, and Smaurai Jack (all of them hardly fits at all LOL).

But really, I do such songs. Most of them are Japanese (from anime obviously). Some of them I sitll haven't had the chance to know what the lyrics are yet. But somehow they seem to connect with me like that one last Lego piece that always seems to go missing when you need it.

P.S. the video isn't working.
Also, now that one of the more improbable thing happened (the ATH AD series refreshed) can Koss now suddenly announce a successor to the KDE250 so that I can throw money at you guys?
Edited by jgray91 - 10/16/12 at 9:22pm
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LOL!
You guys are too hard... I loved the ambiance, the sound and the look of Prometheus. The only thing I hated was that, of course, the technology at that time seemed too far ahead from the old Alien movies (expected though being 2012 now...). Otherwise, I found it entertaining enough...
Bad science just messes up my suspension of disbelief too much. There was one epidemic movie where they had a portable electron microscope in a van and it was supposed to be in the 1990s. The rest of the movie? I don't even remember.
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I thought it looked ridiculous the first time I ever saw it, but now, it actually looks pretty endearing --- almost a sense of security to be wearing that thing around the head. It's a true envelopment of sound.

 

 

Isn't there an Audio-Technica flagship gallery store somewhere in Sydney?

 

 

ADDENDUM: Mr. 邊仿 seems to have done it again with the RE600...


The electric chair of heaphones ;).

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