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post #196 of 270
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nice, my moms not an audiophile by any means, shes comfortable using her ipod earbuds. shes 50-ish but can hear the mosquito tone!!! i too can hear it but again im only 20 about to turn 21, dont know what will happen when i turn older, hopefully i dont have any hearing loss, it will suck since im now into this hobby... and i dont know about women, not that i have any but im never good with even talking to them in the first place... yes you would expect a 20 years old to be a party animal but me is a different story... and happy listening to you too, im still waiting on christmas to get my fostex hpp1 to go with my ipod, and high end audio is expensive!!! i hope i have a high end system soon...

Sounds like you are on the right track. Best thing when you are young is to not make any big life changing decisions because I found you really don't have a clear picture of what you want in life until you're about 35.

I guess we are a little off track here, but this is important stuff, as is audio. 

post #197 of 270
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Sounds like you are on the right track. Best thing when you are young is to not make any big life changing decisions because I found you really don't have a clear picture of what you want in life until you're about 35.

I guess we are a little off track here, but this is important stuff, as is audio. 

 

 

sorry, but you said it sounds like im on the right track as in trying to get the fostex hpp1? or about me not having any lady?

post #198 of 270
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sorry, but you said it sounds like im on the right track as in trying to get the fostex hpp1? or about me not having any lady?

No, I'd never advise you on your specific personal life of course; that would be pretty arrogant of me, I was just commenting (rambling) on life in general.

But I really like my TH900s, so I sure think a Fostex phone would be a great start based on that (I have not heard the hpp1, so that's yet another mere grain of salt).

I just meant that I think headphonia is an interest of the highest order, as it's a real art and gives you a deep appreciation of the best of humanity's accomplishments.

post #199 of 270
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thats interesting, and screening like letting them hearing high frequency tones?

 

Screening presents a series of different frequency tones at different intensities looking to detect if someone's thresholds are higher than expected, e.g. can the hear everything presented or are they missing something. Screening is typically done in public places with sound isolating headphones so there are limits to what they can detect. More detailed testing is done in sound issolating booths, and/or with the aim of things like ABRs which watch brain activity in response to sound.

 

On the high end audio -vs- women... I think it depends on the women biggrin.gif. I lost my lady to cancer last year. As much as I love music, I would happily trade all my audio gear to get her back. A marriage to a good women is a huge blessing and pays much higher returns that good audio... at least that was my experience. Others clearly have had different experiences.

 

--mark

post #200 of 270
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No, I'd never advise you on your specific personal life of course; that would be pretty arrogant of me, I was just commenting (rambling) on life in general.
But I really like my TH900s, so I sure think a Fostex phone would be a great start based on that (I have not heard the hpp1, so that's yet another mere grain of salt).
I just meant that I think headphonia is an interest of the highest order, as it's a real art and gives you a deep appreciation of the best of humanity's accomplishments.


I see, thanks for your advice. I always appreciate older peoples advices since they must have gone through more than I have. The fostex hpp1 is a dac/amp that can bypass the internal iPod dac and amp, i will be using my Sony z1000 with it. And I will have my stock fostex t50rp modded soon, either the mad dog or paradox. smily_headphones1.gif
post #201 of 270
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Screening presents a series of different frequency tones at different intensities looking to detect if someone's thresholds are higher than expected, e.g. can the hear everything presented or are they missing something. Screening is typically done in public places with sound isolating headphones so there are limits to what they can detect. More detailed testing is done in sound issolating booths, and/or with the aim of things like ABRs which watch brain activity in response to sound.

On the high end audio -vs- women... I think it depends on the women biggrin.gif . I lost my lady to cancer last year. As much as I love music, I would happily trade all my audio gear to get her back. A marriage to a good women is a huge blessing and pays much higher returns that good audio... at least that was my experience. Others clearly have had different experiences.

--mark

I see, thanks. And sorry for your loss.
post #202 of 270
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Originally Posted by verber View Post

 

Screening presents a series of different frequency tones at different intensities looking to detect if someone's thresholds are higher than expected, e.g. can the hear everything presented or are they missing something. Screening is typically done in public places with sound isolating headphones so there are limits to what they can detect. More detailed testing is done in sound issolating booths, and/or with the aim of things like ABRs which watch brain activity in response to sound.

 

On the high end audio -vs- women... I think it depends on the women biggrin.gif. I lost my lady to cancer last year. As much as I love music, I would happily trade all my audio gear to get her back. A marriage to a good women is a huge blessing and pays much higher returns that good audio... at least that was my experience. Others clearly have had different experiences.

 

--mark

Hang in there sir.

post #203 of 270

"Dr. Head-Fi or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Gear and Love the Music"


Ironically, that happened by spending lots of money on gear.

 

Is it worth it?  Who knows.  It's a total crapshoot.  At this point, I've given up.

post #204 of 270

This should be a thread on it's own.

 

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"Dr. Head-Fi or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Gear and Love the Music"
post #205 of 270

 No. The fact that the SR-009 is completely restricted to home use is a major turn-off for me, and while it's probably the best headphone readily available on the market, it's not perfect. I'd probably be left wanting more from the low end. 

 

Plus, there are a few cans in my collection that I love with a burning passion and simply couldn't bring myself to part with.

post #206 of 270
Yes, my best cans are HD650s... LOL!
post #207 of 270

No. I'd invest in some decent speakers given that all factors of having one is understood. Other than that, the only time I'd possibly want to buy one is if I had time and money for it, there are more important things in life than just headphones. My 2c.

post #208 of 270
It's crossed my mind but I like variety. Maybe someday I'll "downsize".
post #209 of 270

I wouldn't considering I'd be losing money on the trade...

post #210 of 270

So much of it depends on the variety of the genres you listen to (especially when some are relatively "harder" and some "softer"). If you're listening to relatively hard music (harder forms of electronic (electro, dubstep, drum & bass, progressive/club), rock, metal, etc.) you'll want a sound signature that is far from the sound signature you'll want for the relatively softer genres (e.g. classical, jazz (the more mellow kind), electronica, folk, r&b, lounge, chill out, etc.) If you listen to a wide variety of genres, I would find it hard to believe that one headphone would be optimal for everything. Personally, I choose the LCD-3 for the harder stuff, and the HD800s for the lighter stuff. The SR-009s sound great, but they're just one sound. Each driver technology has its strengths and weaknesses.

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