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post #31 of 182
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Originally Posted by Salm0n View Post

 

 

Now I have two entry level headphones (my mates look agast when I describe my headphones as entry level, costing me an average of $200NZD each) and a Little Dot MkIII.

 

 

biggrin.gif I always tell my best friends what I'm planning to buy and they say 'wow that's expensive for non-beats headphones, besides, what do you need the amp for? just get beats'. then I'm merciful and show them sennheiser hd800 instead of any of the stax range, although one of my friends genuinely said 'they look awesome' guess which headphones they were talking about..... Brainwavz hm5/fischer audio fa-003/lindy premium etc 

post #32 of 182

Since i was a child, i always liked headphones and music. A crappy set of earphones with a walkman was my initial drug. 

post #33 of 182
I'm an obsessive shopper that likes to buy expensive toys.
post #34 of 182
I thought it would molest my ears (pedophile-audiophile) and good sound quality did. Loved seeing my music in a new light. I'm not quite an audiophile but I love my music sounding great.

Although my opinions differ greatly from others.
post #35 of 182
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just out of interest are any of you firmly audiophile as in: your idea of portable headphones= fischer audi0 fa-003 (for any of you who don't know they really aren't that portable, but I think they are cool.gif or you would happily carry around (and show off) a hifiman he 901 and protest to non-audiophiles that they are better than ipods (we know they are for sound quality just by specs alone)

post #36 of 182

I read about audiophile stuff a little bit, and then at the end of high school I had a classmate who told me about head-fi and had a pair of Sennheiser 580 pros. He really talked them up. Start of college, I bought a fancy soundcard for my PC. HT Omega Claro Plus+. It felt like a huge improvement in clarity.   

  

Then I bought a ridiculously exorbitant set of headphones (ATH-A700, $144), and a set of speakers (Klipsch Promedia 2.1 desktop PC speakers).  Again, my world was shattered and I became a devotee -- the more money I spend, the better my music, movies and games can sound.   

  

So I learned more and more about it. Within 5 years I'd end up spending more on audio stuff than I have on computer stuff.   

  

Now I'm trying to reign myself in, and find an affordable setup that I can simply be content with. I think I have attained that already with speakers. With headphones, I'm not sure. 

post #37 of 182

I use grados specifically for outdoor use, MS1i to be exact. I chose the grado because it is open, really very open so that i could chat with my friends without having to disrupt my music, also cause it is less clunky around my neck when i have to put it down compared to fullsize cans. But if i sit quietly somewhere for extended periods of time, sure why not full sized beasts?tongue.gif

post #38 of 182
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Because I love music!

 

....getting married. So a few years back I got back into headphones as a way to listen to my music collection more.

 

 

That was my bifecta.  To get music as deeply as possible in me head without bothering the wife & neighbors.

post #39 of 182
I was hooked on marijuana for 18 months twice or thrice a day and all the time when I was high, I would listen to music and it sounded so fascinating.
after I wanted to quit, I advised myself why not get better headphones so that they sound good without marijuana.
Now it's no marijuana, it's just music that I'm addicted to.
post #40 of 182
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wonder if audiophilia's a genetic thing, inbred or just caused by certain circumstances


Edited by headphone man07 - 3/3/13 at 10:35am
post #41 of 182
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wonder if audiophilia's a genetic thing, inbred or just caused by certain circumstances

 

For me, it was exposure to high-end audio when I was still in HS. A classmate of mine's father was seriously into audio, back in the mid 70's. (Bryston, Mark Levinson, etc.) His dad was cool about letting us play whatever music we wanted, at crazy volume levels. Suffice to say I was ruined for anything other than good sound.

post #42 of 182

The feeling of getting loss in music and free from worries

 

Music is one hell of a drug ;) 

post #43 of 182
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just like to say that loads of people are suddenly posting in (not a bad thing at all) beerchug.gif

two things to keep in mind (and please make the next post an answer to the original question and the first one I'm going to ask)

1 why is everyone posting in

2 please keep it on topic, you've done it so far and this isn't a criticism at al,l but I have seen other threads where people go off on tangents for entire pages and it can be incredibly irritating, so if you feel the need to go off on a tangent post a new thread and put a link in your next post 

Thanks loads and keep posting in smily_headphones1.gif 

post #44 of 182

When I was a little kid (7-10) my dad would always play music on his speaker system which while not exactly high end, is nothing to sneeze at.  I was exposed to a lot of different music and as I got older developed an interest in headphones.  I found Head-fi at 17, 4 years later and still going strong.  beerchug.gif

post #45 of 182
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When I was a little kid (7-10) my dad would always play music on his speaker system which while not exactly high end, is nothing to sneeze at.  I was exposed to a lot of different music and as I got older developed an interest in headphones.  I found Head-fi at 17, 4 years later and still going strong.  beerchug.gif

 

 

you did not mean your wallet? tongue.gif

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