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SoundFreaq's Respite Thread of Interesting Stuff

 

 

 

What is this?

 

A place for your input, your feedback, your thoughts. A place for me to find solace and reprieve from the hurricane that Head-fi can be. A semi-Diary thread, a blog of sorts. A discussion thread. A way for me to ask the questions and posts the thoughts I have without starting a new thread.

 

Rules:

Anything goes, but:

1. Debates are encouraged. Arguing is not. 

2. Keep it fresh and intelligent. 

 

This is intended to be mine, and your, little alcove. Let's keep the crap out of here. 

 

Thank you for posting! Now, let's have fun,

 

SoundFreaq

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Let's kick this off:

 

What do you guys do when listening to music on your headphones?

 

Do you surf the net?

Sip on beer or wine? Enjoy a nice Scotch?

Do you smoke it up with a cigar, or ...

Do you sit still and listen attentively?

Do you sit? Lay in bed?

 

 

I think my favorite thing to do is to lie in bed and listen attentively to some new music, or a favorite record. Sometimes I have a cold beer at hand if I'm really trying to lush out. Headphone land is my solace from life, the thing I look forward to after work. It's a celebration of audio and music. 

 

Sometimes if I am listening to my main rig, I'll surf the net. But serious new albums always get a serious, undistracted listen. 

 

You know, so any people don't understand sitting down and listening to music without doing anything else. The Music isn't enough. Yet, people stop their lives to watch a movie or even TV show. Is visual stimulation needed en mass? Or the combination visual and audio?


Edited by SoundFreaq - 1/19/13 at 10:57pm
post #2 of 30
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Alert!: Beats Epiphany happening at this very moment!

 

A co-worker, normally sporting Apple buds, asked me for some headphones to help him zone in on a mundane task. I let him try the HFI-780. He was blown away, naturally - kept saying how "awesome" they were. He said, "I've heard the Beats, but these are way better!" I then went on to explain the Beats value, and he was all ears. A budding, and open-minded audiophile on our hands, guys. 

 

Brings me to one of my more readily made points. We spend SO MUCH money on music, streaming services, and portable devices, why not spend just a little on a good set of headphones to enjoy to the fullest extent your musical love, not to mention your musical investment. I guess that's why we are all here, isn't it? Listening to Spotify or your iPhone with Apple buds is an atrocity that I am fixing in this universe, one man, woman or child at a time. 

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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

SoundFreaq's Respite Thread of Interesting Stuff

 

Let's kick this off:

 

What do you guys do when listening to music on your headphones?

 

Do you surf the net?

Sip on beer or wine? Enjoy a nice Scotch?

Do you smoke it up with a cigar, or ...

Do you sit still and listen attentively?

Do you sit? Lay in bed?

 

 

I think my favorite thing to do is to lie in bed and listen attentively to some new music, or a favorite record. Sometimes I have a cold beer at hand if I'm really trying to lush out. Headphone land is my solace from life, the thing I look forward to after work. It's a celebration of audio and music. 

 

Sometimes if I am listening to my main rig, I'll surf the net. But serious new albums always get a serious, undistracted listen. 

 

You know, so any people don't understand sitting down and listening to music without doing anything else. The Music isn't enough. Yet, people stop their lives to watch a movie or even TV show. Is visual stimulation needed en mass? Or the combination visual and audio?

 

Most of the above when it comes to listening. I listen a lot (not lately as I have nothing to listen with. D: ) so I end up doing a ton of stuff while listening. Usually it's surfing the web or just listening attentively. 

 

Have a feeling I'll be sitting in 'the hot seat' a lot once the speakers come in while the wife(ish) sits in bed getting a wonky center due to not being in the right spot. :D

 

As for 'music not being enough'...It really isn't for most people. Heck, especially Head-fiers. I've always felt 2ch guys spent more 'personal' time with their music. I've noticed a lot of Head-fiers are heavy multitaskers when it comes to listening and doing other things. The isolation really helps with concentration (at least that's the way it usually worked for me. 

 

On a slightly related subject, I'm hoping to majorly cut down on work within the next few months so I can spend more time doing things I want to do (one of which will be listening to an absurd amount of music). Go from full time to maybe...15 hours a week. Enough to live on and have a bit of pocket money. 

 

I have a feeling I'll spend a lot of time here as I'm drifting further away from the 'gear' part of Head-fi (due to getting into speakers recently). 

 

As for interventions...It might not be much but I suggested the new Earpods to someone at work that wanted to spend 'like $30' on headphones...but he didn't like full size cans...and he didn't like 'those things' in his ears. I honestly think Apple's new Earpods might get more people curious about higher end audio due to the fact that they're so much better than their previous 'stock' headphones.

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Yeah, I really should check out the new pods so I know what I am dealing with. I even own a pair. 

 

Looking forward to checking this list out when I get home. Some of these are new to me, and I love this category. I think you'd dig it too. The Flashbulb, Ametsub, and Clark are all fantastic. I'll definitely have a beer or three on hand tonight beerchug.gif

 

I should compile a list of great starter cans. My go to recommendation is the HFI-780. The slight V-shape pulls in most newbies. 

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Yeah, I really should check out the new pods so I know what I am dealing with. I even own a pair. 

Looking forward to checking this list out when I get home. Some of these are new to me, and I love this category. I think you'd dig it too. The Flashbulb, Ametsub, and Clark are all fantastic. I'll definitely have a beer or three on hand tonight beerchug.gif


I should compile a list of great starter cans. My go to recommendation is the HFI-780. The slight V-shape pulls in most newbies. 

Definitely a good list there. I have that new Squarepusher album as well. Almost bought the LOs but I ripped a friend's CD instead.

I just got in my 'Come to Daddy' LP in but can't listen to it atm frown.gif Still waiting on the speakers. My Doors box came in to. Ugh, so many good LPs not being played in my home atm. Living without good music is killin' me right now.
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Dude, I can't imagine.... Have you seen the Come to Daddy videos? Classic stuff. I have a whole DVD of Warp's music videos from the last couple decades. Amazing stuff. 

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Dude, I can't imagine.... Have you seen the Come to Daddy videos? Classic stuff. I have a whole DVD of Warp's music videos from the last couple decades. Amazing stuff. 

They actually just reissued the videos...on VHS...
https://bleep.com/artist/76

Windowlicker is my favorite though.
post #8 of 30
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Oh definitely. Windowlicker is just fantastic. I've probably watched it 30 times. 

post #9 of 30

SF, your Zana Deux is in good hands. I hooked it to some HD800's today, and it made my jazz cd's sound phenomenal!

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Fantastic to hear! The ZD is a special amp indeed. It was very hard to part with her, but so glad she's in good hands doing her thing. smily_headphones1.gif
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How's the Liquid Fire doing? Did you prefer it to the Zana?

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Heh, great question SoundFreaq.

 

I've often wondered how others enjoy their music - especially when they talk about their various rigs (bedroom, basement, garage, laundry, whatever).

 

Speaking for myself, I'm pretty happy with a sugar-free red bull + vodka, a few favourites on iTunes, plus some random threads on Head-fi or similarly enlightened message board.

 

I guess I like to have some other things to focus on other than just the music. Force of habit I guess.

 

Sometimes the air guitar comes out though. I will admit that.

post #13 of 30
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How's the Liquid Fire doing? Did you prefer it to the Zana?

 

Man, it's doing well. And no, the Eddie Current stuff is tremendous and fights a world-class game, as does Cavalli. For my tastes, I like the Liquid Fire. They all swing at the same weight. All truly world-class amps. I so wish I could have kept her. tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by one-eyed-xander View Post

Heh, great question SoundFreaq.

 

I've often wondered how others enjoy their music - especially when they talk about their various rigs (bedroom, basement, garage, laundry, whatever).

 

Speaking for myself, I'm pretty happy with a sugar-free red bull + vodka, a few favourites on iTunes, plus some random threads on Head-fi or similarly enlightened message board.

 

I guess I like to have some other things to focus on other than just the music. Force of habit I guess.

 

Sometimes the air guitar comes out though. I will admit that.

 

HA! great first post my friend. Ain't nothin' wrong with some air guitar, for sure. And I am totally with ya on the sugar-free Red Bull... the sugared lets ya down too fast on that sugar buzz. My go-to "candy-for-the-soul" when I was 21 was Grey Goose and Red Bull.

 deadhorse.gif


Edited by SoundFreaq - 1/19/13 at 10:35pm
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I want this amp. ianmedium turned me on to it. Geez, what a sweet design that is, not to mention sound! Hey my 30th is coming up, those of you with disposable incomes should keep me in mind. smile.gif

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Team Bed-fi. Who sleeps with their gear?

 

How many people build out their portable rigs just to be able to take it to bed, or a hotel bed... ?

 

I don't use my portable stuff on the go - that's way too much hassle. But I like the transportability of the gear so that I can set up shop wherever I go. Coffee shop, work, hotel room... 

 

I've been focusing on my portable situation lately. Picked up the CLAS -db today, so I can literally have an anywhere DAC. Running to my P-51 Mustang should sound sweet - but looking at Analog^2 Paper's offerings to sweeten the deal for my FI-BA-SS and Piano Forte IX. I think tubes would do them well. 


Edited by SoundFreaq - 1/22/13 at 3:18pm
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