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post #4831 of 4841
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post


This isn't the right attitude IMO. Yeah, you net lost money, but think of the hours and hours of enjoyment you got, the experience with different sound signatures, the times your favourite songs sounded so good.

Yeah, all of those past headphones won't sound as good now as your shiny new ones, but the money you lost was spent on the experience, not just the headphones themselves.

... Sorry, how i see it, if there is a possibility of a better experience, that is the best to get the sooner.

 

for example, i love ultrasone dj one pro, the only next step possible is ultrasone signature dj. there is no reason for me to buy anything else, i already know because i tested how the others sound.

 

like for source, i already know that hugo is the best for me. there is no real reason for me to buy other sources. I am buying other sources because i am not totally pleased with hugo price, i am still searching, but for headphones i already know what the best are.

 

i think that the journey is best done in a shop with a show-room, l;istening to every headphone you want, then pointing the best one and buying. if it does not hold out, rinse and repeat.

 

but this is just me, in Romania, i cannot sell headphones once i buy them, so... yeah... i might had liked your ways too if i was able to sell... but i cannot sell inside the country, there are around not many who love headphones, and outside, i cannot ship because to ship in another country i have to go in another city, i have to loose a day of work or school, it is a pain, and only the road to that city would end up costing me around 30$...

 

On the other hand, i am happy that i discovered that my end game headphones would be signature dj and ie800 iems. For now. i am going to listen to new shiny things when they appear.

post #4832 of 4841
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

... Sorry, how i see it, if there is a possibility of a better experience, that is the best to get the sooner.

 

for example, i love ultrasone dj one pro, the only next step possible is ultrasone signature dj. there is no reason for me to buy anything else, i already know because i tested how the others sound.

 

like for source, i already know that hugo is the best for me. there is no real reason for me to buy other sources. I am buying other sources because i am not totally pleased with hugo price, i am still searching, but for headphones i already know what the best are.

 

i think that the journey is best done in a shop with a show-room, l;istening to every headphone you want, then pointing the best one and buying. if it does not hold out, rinse and repeat.

 

but this is just me, in Romania, i cannot sell headphones once i buy them, so... yeah... i might had liked your ways too if i was able to sell... but i cannot sell inside the country, there are around not many who love headphones, and outside, i cannot ship because to ship in another country i have to go in another city, i have to loose a day of work or school, it is a pain, and only the road to that city would end up costing me around 30$...

 

On the other hand, i am happy that i discovered that my end game headphones would be signature dj and ie800 iems. For now. i am going to listen to new shiny things when they appear.

 

But some people don't have the money to buy the more expensive headphones they want from the beginning.

 

In the USA, it's very easy to buy, sell, and trade headphones.

 

There is no such thing as best headphones. Please stop saying that. It is subjective.

post #4833 of 4841
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

 

But some people don't have the money to buy the more expensive headphones they want from the beginning.

 

In the USA, it's very easy to buy, sell, and trade headphones.

 

There is no such thing as best headphones. Please stop saying that. It is subjective.

Totally, but i really belive that there is a best for you!

 

For example, for me best equals signature dj for the moment, for you something else is the best. i mean until you buy the best headphone for you. 

 

Sorry, english is not my basic languace.

post #4834 of 4841
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

Totally, but i really belive that there is a best for you!

 

For example, for me best equals signature dj for the moment, for you something else is the best. i mean until you buy the best headphone for you. 

 

Sorry, english is not my basic languace.

 

Exactly. Best for an individual. But the way you usually word it makes it sound like you're saying "these headphones are the best, because I say so."

 

Anyway, to those who were curious, I'm buying a HiFiMAN HE-500 (a $900 headphone) for a crazy low price.

post #4835 of 4841
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

 

Exactly. Best for an individual. But the way you usually word it makes it sound like you're saying "these headphones are the best, because I say so."

 

Anyway, to those who were curious, I'm buying a HiFiMAN HE-500 (a $900 headphone) for a crazy low price.

sorry. every one will have a person best headphone for him, even more than one based off what genera he is listening to.

 

I only tested he-560, which had a very very interesting sound, but i preffered both signature dj and hd800 because of having louder, even though more harsh and sibilant treble. hifiman he-560 had a really smooth treble in my experience.

 

I have no ideea how he-500 sounds though, i hope that you will be pleased!

 

YKYAAW you know what the best headphones are for you!


Edited by skerry2006aj - 3/25/15 at 3:18pm
post #4836 of 4841
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

sorry. every one will have a person best headphone for him, even more than one based off what genera he is listening to.

 

I only tested he-560, which had a very very interesting sound, but i preffered both signature dj and hd800 because of having louder, even though more harsh and sibilant treble. hifiman he-560 had a really smooth treble in my experience.

 

I have no ideea how he-500 sounds though, i hope that you will be pleased!

 

YKYAAW you know what the best headphones are for you!

 

For what it's worth, this reviewer said the HE-500 was a contender for world's best headphone. (I know he has called other headphones that, though.)

 

I may also get the Sennheiser HD 700. :ksc75smile:

post #4837 of 4841
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post

okay!~

YKYAAW you are afraid that you might get wrong looks in the subway because your portable setup whics has a dap+amp might look like a weapon.
Yes I went to the airport to.pick up some relatives, and had my DT 880's, Fiio E12, kindle, with all the cables, in a leather bag.. Security eye balled me, boy I was glad I did not have to go through security. Sometimes having a long beard can gets me into mistif lol.biggrin.gif
post #4838 of 4841
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Originally Posted by reddog View Post


Yes I went to the airport to.pick up some relatives, and had my DT 880's, Fiio E12, kindle, with all the cables, in a leather bag.. Security eye balled me, boy I was glad I did not have to go through security. Sometimes having a long beard can gets me into mistif lol.biggrin.gif

In one of my previous jobs, I was working in an orchestral music library and a certain Tel Aviv orchestra was known for an <ahem> dodgy payment history. The music was not to be handed over to their UK representative 'til they'd produced a signed contract and I'd checked it to make sure they hadn't Tippexed anything out.

 

So, in the Eighties, with security on high alert for bomb threats, I had to walk up to the Israeli embassy in London with a bulky unmarked package under my arm. After that, I'd probably be pretty sanguine about taking Kane Roberts' guitar through an airport.

 

post #4839 of 4841

YKYAAW you get so many headphones that someone says this to you:

 

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We are going to have to put you on the "must have pictures to show you have it, or you can't talk about it" list. tongue.gif
post #4840 of 4841
You know you're an audiophile when you re-rip CDs because you aren't satisfied with the jitter and error performance statistics despite being accurately ripped.

I'm dead serious.
Code:
Used drive : TSSTcorp BDDVDW SE-506BB (revision TS00)
Media type : Pressed CD

Ripper mode             : XLD Secure Ripper
Disable audio cache     : OK for the drive with a cache less than 1375KiB
Make use of C2 pointers : NO
Read offset correction  : 6
Max retry count         : 20
...
        ->All tracks accurately ripped.

All Tracks
    Album gain               : -7.81 dB
    Peak                     : 1.000000
    Statistics
        Read error                           : 0
        Jitter error (maybe fixed)           : 7
        Retry sector count                   : 3274
        Damaged sector count                 : 0
...
Track 03
    Filename : /XLD/03 Track 03.flac
    Pre-gap length : 00:02:00

    Track gain               : -7.96 dB
    Peak                     : 0.988525
    CRC32 hash (test run)    : E5E4C71E
    CRC32 hash               : E5E4C71E
    CRC32 hash (skip zero)   : D8A1883A
    AccurateRip v1 signature : 0A6F539B
    AccurateRip v2 signature : 719B5C70 (F87F4666 w/correction)
        ->Accurately ripped with different offset (v2, confidence 7/11, offset +667)
    Statistics
        Read error                           : 0
        Jitter error (maybe fixed)           : 0
        Retry sector count                   : 237
        Damaged sector count                 : 0

Track 04
    Filename : /XLD/04 Track 04.flac
    Pre-gap length : 00:02:00

    Track gain               : -8.16 dB
    Peak                     : 0.988525
    CRC32 hash (test run)    : 49CCE8C7
    CRC32 hash               : 49CCE8C7
    CRC32 hash (skip zero)   : CD0367B7
    AccurateRip v1 signature : 7F53BE9D
    AccurateRip v2 signature : E29305D1 (98597B0A w/correction)
        ->Accurately ripped with different offset (v2, confidence 7/11, offset +667)
    Statistics
        Read error                           : 0
        Jitter error (maybe fixed)           : 0
        Retry sector count                   : 197
        Damaged sector count                 : 0
...
No errors occurred

That's not good enough. My USB CD drive must have been bumped or something.
Second rip
Code:
Used drive : TSSTcorp BDDVDW SE-506BB (revision TS00)
Media type : Pressed CD

Ripper mode             : XLD Secure Ripper
Disable audio cache     : OK for the drive with a cache less than 1375KiB
Make use of C2 pointers : NO
Read offset correction  : 6
Max retry count         : 20
Gap status              : Analyzed, Appended
...
        ->All tracks accurately ripped.
...
All Tracks
    Statistics
        Read error                           : 0
        Jitter error (maybe fixed)           : 0
        Retry sector count                   : 0
        Damaged sector count                 : 0
...
Track 03
    Filename : /XLD/03 Track 03.flac
    Pre-gap length : 00:02:00

    Track gain               : -7.96 dB
    Peak                     : 0.988525
    CRC32 hash (test run)    : E5E4C71E
    CRC32 hash               : E5E4C71E
    CRC32 hash (skip zero)   : D8A1883A
    AccurateRip v1 signature : 0A6F539B
    AccurateRip v2 signature : 719B5C70 (F87F4666 w/correction)
        ->Accurately ripped with different offset (v2, confidence 7/11, offset +667)
    Statistics
        Read error                           : 0
        Jitter error (maybe fixed)           : 0
        Retry sector count                   : 0
        Damaged sector count                 : 0

Track 04
    Filename : /XLD/04 Track 04.flac
    Pre-gap length : 00:02:00

    Track gain               : -8.16 dB
    Peak                     : 0.988525
    CRC32 hash (test run)    : 49CCE8C7
    CRC32 hash               : 49CCE8C7
    CRC32 hash (skip zero)   : CD0367B7
    AccurateRip v1 signature : 7F53BE9D
    AccurateRip v2 signature : E29305D1 (98597B0A w/correction)
        ->Accurately ripped with different offset (v2, confidence 7/11, offset +667)
    Statistics
        Read error                           : 0
        Jitter error (maybe fixed)           : 0
        Retry sector count                   : 0
        Damaged sector count                 : 0
...
No errors occurred
That's more like it. Normally, someone probably wouldn't give a crap about something so trivial like that, as long as it's accurately ripped.
Edited by miceblue - Yesterday at 11:45 pm
post #4841 of 4841
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

 

miceblue is assaulting me with numbers (and, er, letters) yet again! :p

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