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post #76 of 182
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Nah it's just my facial features that gives the impression that I'm an old bastard. I've got sort of a stern looking face, guess it's from the year being in the reserves.

 

 

i see... 

post #77 of 182

indeed.

post #78 of 182

It all started when I was tired of cheapy earbuds always sounding like fart-cannons. (Im looking at you Puregear.) So, I went with the HD518's. Now, I have close to $800 in audio equipment to my name.

 

(~$100 TT, ~$300 Reciever, $130 HD518, $100 SR80i, ~$100 K340, $80 SS-B1000 speakers, $100 Minimus 7 speakers, $90 FiiO E7, god-knows-how-much iPhone 3GS 32Gb, and lots of rare vintage vinyl)

post #79 of 182
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nice! Anyone here going to the october 19th uk head-fi meet?

post #80 of 182

My uncle started my journey as an audiophile. one day we were chilling in his house and he threw Hellbilly Deluxe on his turntable and I noticed the sound of cymbals during Rob's vocals, and my reaction was "huh", and made me exhale a bit more air than I usually do. a few days after i asked him what would be a good pair of headphones to buy. come christmas, I got a pair of koss porta pros and a bithead from headroom. sadly, they didn't stick and I sold them a year later to buy Halo 3. fast forward to last January, and I bought a Dual 1237 turntable and I begin my journey once more.that Dual is now four paychecks away from being replaced by a Rega P1, and my 325is paitently waits to be reborn as a magnum


Edited by Sir Tmotts III - 5/6/13 at 2:52pm
post #81 of 182

I stated with a pair of Sennheiser 409's, not the best but a start. My dad got it for me as a 16th birthday gift. However I first truly was into hi fidelity listening to my dad's Yamaha stereo set up. He was into hi fidelity because he had seen a very very impressive set up while working at Channel 9 Australia's studio Circa 1980s and wanted a similar experience at home. Outside of speaker listening, I began to upgrade my headphones ongoing until now (I'm 20).

 

For me, I just wanted to hear acoustic instruments as I would in a real gig, concert etc. I also desired to hear more and more detail and clarity as I kept progressing through headphones. I needed a headphone for PC gaming as well leading me to AD700's.

post #82 of 182

Here's a beerchug.gif to another Aussie. 

post #83 of 182

Well, I've been into good sound since I was maybe 12-13 (18 now) but I really only got into the hobby in 2011 or so? I really did get hit hard with upgrade-itis and from a HD558 and Shure SE535 I'm at a LCD-2 and Heir 8.A :) I really only got into head fi when I was researching on getting a pair of customs, and in the time period from ordering the customs to the time I received them I managed to get a second hand LCD-2 for cheap ($650) locally, and now I'm a little bit too deep into this hobby :)

post #84 of 182
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Well, I've been into good sound since I was maybe 12-13 (18 now) but I really only got into the hobby in 2011 or so? I really did get hit hard with upgrade-itis and from a HD558 and Shure SE535 I'm at a LCD-2 and Heir 8.A :) I really only got into head fi when I was researching on getting a pair of customs, and in the time period from ordering the customs to the time I received them I managed to get a second hand LCD-2 for cheap ($650) locally, and now I'm a little bit too deep into this hobby :)

You  mean a little bit too deep into overdraft tongue.gif
I kinda hate how expensive my hobbies are sometimes...

 

post #85 of 182
Sorry for your wallet! Haha!
post #86 of 182

What I find most interesting about the cost of this hobby is how quickly "never" comes to pass.  "I'd NEVER pay that much for..."  It turns out that in many cases, "never" only lasts half a year or less.

post #87 of 182
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What I find most interesting about the cost of this hobby is how quickly "never" comes to pass.  "I'd NEVER pay that much for..."  It turns out that in many cases, "never" only lasts half a year or less.

 

 

agreed, at first i only allowed my budget to be 100 bucks max for iem and i thought i would only buy 1 100 bucks max iem and then be done but that didnt happen

post #88 of 182
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agreed, at first i only allowed my budget to be 100 bucks max for iem and i thought i would only buy 1 100 bucks max iem and then be done but that didnt happen

 

Haha... I started thinking a hundred bucks dollar headphone is ex! Then I progressed and when I saw thousand bucks headphone, I was like they are ex! Now, when I see thousand over dollar headphones--- They are worth every cent/penny.

post #89 of 182

It all started when my friend bought a pair of Beats Solo HDs and I heard them. Then, I was using stock earbuds that came with my phone and I was pretty impressed with them. Following all the hype in school, I thought that Beats were the best and purchased a pair of Beats Studios for myself. Then, I had believed that more bass meant a better headphone. Soon after, I started thinking why are Beats so muddy and lacking detail? I then went online and purchased a pair of Sennheiser IE8s which served me well for half a year. Then, I discovered Head-Fi and the massive Multi IEM review thread. I traded my IE8s for a TF-10, traded that for an ASG-1 and finally, a pair of Brainwavz B2. Now, I have a Japanese DX100 and am waiting (rather impatiently) for my UM Miracles to arrive so that I can use it with my Toxic Cables 8-wire Hybrid. I must say though, I really do thank Beats and Dr. Dre even though their headphones and IEMs sound like crap. If not for them, I wouldn't have discovered better headphones and would probably still be using stock earbuds. Now I've got my eyes on the Stax SR-009, but I'm ages away though!


Edited by lin0003 - 5/10/13 at 3:02am
post #90 of 182
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You  mean a little bit too deep into overdraft tongue.gif
I kinda hate how expensive my hobbies are sometimes...

 

be thankfull it's not cars...

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