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True to his namesake, music_4321 has always pushed us to talk more about music, and in that spirit I wanted to ask a random question:

 

Do any of you ever make any judgements about people based on their musical preferences? Not necessarily just simple positive or negative judgements - do you draw any broader inferences about their personalities or values from scrolling through someone's playlist?

 

It seems silly to me when I think about it, but often one of the first questions I will ask when I meet people is what music they listen to, and then I make inferences based on genres and artists. I feel like if they listen to similar music to me, they might be more likely to have had similar experiences and similar outlooks, or have similar friends or pursue similar kinds of media. They might come off as more or less adventurous, more or less sentimental, more or less troubled, etc.


I definitely do, especially when it comes to being interested in a relationship with someone.  I once gave up on a woman I thought was rather hot because of two things: 1. She gave away tickets to The Guess Who (and not to me).  2. She posted Bon Jovi as her favorite band on her MySpace page....  The Guess Who is absolutely awesome live (their lead guitarist is Randy Bachman of BTO).  I say that as someone who has literally seen hundreds of shows.  And I think as "OK" as Bon Jovi is, I could never have a serious relationship with someone who has them as "favorite band".

 

Conversely, if someone has great taste in music (or at least similar taste to mine), I'm more likely to be interested in them.  Though if they have some overlap but widen my horizons by introducing me to additional great music, that's even better.

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Actually, I must say that I have always liked cats - but cats have never particularly liked me. However, dogs & I have had a life-long mutual love affair. My family has always had dogs - and not the "outside" dog kind - our dogs have always lived & slept with us as family members.
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Do any of you ever make any judgements about people based on their musical preferences?

 

I do, sometimes. But, I generally find it easier to guess a person's musical preferences based on their behavior in public. And this is with respect to people that I'm not familiar with, so I don't usually know too much about them. Of course, as with any assumptions/judgments that are based on a rather superficial analysis like this, I get some wrong. But, out of the times I tried, I was able to connect a person who had loud and violent tendencies with their most common preferences of metal, post-hardcore, grunge and "screamo." Interestingly enough, he was also a fan of relatively calm orchestral music. Also, I've been able to connect several guys with relaxed, "nice-guy" personalities to artists such as Frank Sinatra and have been correct more often than not. I have far from a perfect record, but I think I'm roughly 65/35 right now. So, not terrible, I guess. Some personalities are easier to read than others. And to keep everything in context, there are people out there who listen to very little music and are not interested in it. I generally score 0/100 in these cases.

 

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I definitely do, especially when it comes to being interested in a relationship with someone.  I once gave up on a woman I thought was rather hot because of two things: 1. She gave away tickets to The Guess Who (and not to me).  2. She posted Bon Jovi as her favorite band on her MySpace page....  The Guess Who is absolutely awesome live (their lead guitarist is Randy Bachman of BTO).  I say that as someone who has literally seen hundreds of shows.  And I think as "OK" as Bon Jovi is, I could never have a serious relationship with someone who has them as "favorite band".

 

Conversely, if someone has great taste in music (or at least similar taste to mine), I'm more likely to be interested in them.  Though if they have some overlap but widen my horizons by introducing me to additional great music, that's even better.

 

Absolutely. I have a hard time relating to people who I can't find at least some common musical ground with. She certainly doesn't have to like everything I like or vice-versa, but as someone who listens to an ever-growing music library, I enjoy discussing the things I listen to and if there's no music in common to discuss with my partner, it removes a very large dynamic from my relationships. Music is too important to me for me to let go of it and I just can't enjoy a relationship without some music.


Edited by C.C.S. - 9/11/12 at 8:00pm
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Oh - you're cat people? Well, I guess no one's perfect. tongue.gif

We have 3 cats (Jackson, Shiva, and Muffin) and 1 dog (Pablo). Jackson's a solid black shorthair, Shiva is a Bengal, and Muffin is a longhair calico (she's mostly an outdoors only cat). Pablo is my wife's neurotic, and often annoying, chihuahua (he also has a bladder control issue). So, yeah, we have a dog, kinda-sorta. lol
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@lee

 

Alright man, I've just put in an order for a 15 and 30 ohm impedance adapter. According to this one user on the M-100 thread the M-80 has a lot of hiss on his new Rocoo P. Looks like the adapter is going to be a necessity if I want to make the Studio V work with all my gear. I hope the adapters arrive around the same time the Rocoo does.

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@lee

Alright man, I've just put in an order for a 15 and 30 ohm impedance adapter. According to this one user on the M-100 thread the M-80 has a lot of hiss on his new Rocoo P. Looks like the adapter is going to be a necessity if I want to make the Studio V work with all my gear. I hope the adapters arrive around the same time the Rocoo does.

Where did you get the adapters?
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Red Hot Chili Peppers making their way back into my rotation. First time I've listened to them with the HD600s. Blood Sugar Sex Magik (the whole album) is more enjoyable now than I think it's ever been. I'll have to revisit it tomorrow morning with the GR07 as well to see if my comparison between these two 'phones still has merit. smile_phones.gif

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Where did you get the adapters?


I ordered it from HERE. Lee gave me the link so I decided why not give it a shot.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers making their way back into my rotation. First time I've listened to them with the HD600s. Blood Sugar Sex Magik (the whole album) is more enjoyable now than I think it's ever been. I'll have to revisit it tomorrow morning with the GR07 as well to see if my comparison between these two 'phones still has merit. smile_phones.gif

 

The high point of their career....the only album of theirs I ever bought. Not a fan of anything they've done since then, really....partially from overexposure.

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@lee

 

Alright man, I've just put in an order for a 15 and 30 ohm impedance adapter. According to this one user on the M-100 thread the M-80 has a lot of hiss on his new Rocoo P. Looks like the adapter is going to be a necessity if I want to make the Studio V work with all my gear. I hope the adapters arrive around the same time the Rocoo does.

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I ordered it from HERE. Lee gave me the link so I decided why not give it a shot.

 

Those adapters look pretty nice. I might just get one in 30ohm for my Asus Essence STX; as it doesn't seem to like my K271.

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The high point of their career....the only album of theirs I ever bought. Not a fan of anything they've done since then, really....partially from overexposure.

 

Yeah, it's my favorite out of their discography. I do enjoy Californication quite a bit from time to time, though, truth be told. And I keep meaning to take a look into their older works, but I still haven't gotten around to it. One of these days...

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Those adapters look pretty nice. I might just get one in 30ohm for my Asus Essence STX; as it doesn't seem to like my K271.


Be sure to message the seller after placing your order and tell him what resistance you require.

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@lee

 

Alright man, I've just put in an order for a 15 and 30 ohm impedance adapter. According to this one user on the M-100 thread the M-80 has a lot of hiss on his new Rocoo P. Looks like the adapter is going to be a necessity if I want to make the Studio V work with all my gear. I hope the adapters arrive around the same time the Rocoo does.


Hope it works out for you. I'd refrain from switching out firmwares until things are cleared up with Jack. I'm particularly curious about that 15 Ohm adapter. If I order another one I want it to be spot on this time. I'll go on your recommendation.

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Be sure to message the seller after placing your order and tell him what resistance you require.

 

Will do, thanks. It will boost it just enough to get my iem's over that 50 ohms necessary for the iPod 5.5g as well, which will be great.

Edit: Er, no. The iPod Video HP out is bad, so it will be just decent tongue.gif


Edited by Sylverant - 9/11/12 at 9:28pm
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