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I don't want to know.

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I'm still looking for a closed non leaking flagship level headphone for work. But I used to take the TH900 in and I had a Modi and Magni set up. Modest price amp and dac, and still fantastic SQ. I'd show each person that came to my office a track on the rig, Typically some Justice, Pendulum or maybe some Tool or Rage Against the Machine. They were always blown away at what good headphones could do. A few of Sony/Skullcandy/B's owners went out and got Sennheisers, Beyers and V Moda's. I had a friend who was unimpressed, but he owns Magnepans :basshead:

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My friend of the opposite sex is still enjoying her KSC75; when I let her demo the HD 600, she wasn't too impressed. But in fairness, it was out the onboard audio.

 

Still need to let her try stats - and some orthos out of something other than the onboard.

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My friend of the opposite sex is still enjoying her KSC75; when I let her demo the HD 600, she wasn't too impressed. But in fairness, it was out the onboard audio.

 

Still need to let her try stats - and some orthos out of something other than the onboard.

We all have that one friend who is not impressed by our gears though... But some of them secrectly admire it! 

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Originally Posted by Saren View Post
 

I'm still looking for a closed non leaking flagship level headphone for work. But I used to take the TH900 in and I had a Modi and Magni set up. Modest price amp and dac, and still fantastic SQ. I'd show each person that came to my office a track on the rig, Typically some Justice, Pendulum or maybe some Tool or Rage Against the Machine. They were always blown away at what good headphones could do. A few of Sony/Skullcandy/B's owners went out and got Sennheisers, Beyers and V Moda's. I had a friend who was unimpressed, but he owns Magnepans :basshead:

Yea don't expect a speaker nut to be wow'd by headphones :| 

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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

We all have that one friend who is not impressed by our gears though... But some of them secrectly admire it! 

 

She was impressed by the modded Yamaha HP-50, even out the onboard, so I'd say she's on the right track.


Edited by vid - 11/13/13 at 5:21am
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Yea don't expect a speaker nut to be wow'd by headphones :| 

Ditto on that, especially the owner of a pair of Maggies. No matter how open your headphones sound, they'll never beat the soundstage of a high-end speaker setup.

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Ditto on that, especially the owner of a pair of Maggies. No matter how open your headphones sound, they'll never beat the soundstage of a high-end speaker setup.

Well, speakers have their own problems... And no matter how much you pay your room is main factor. I've been recently in IMAX and even there soundstage was very limited.
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My wife was shocked when I paid $105 for HD558s and $175 for the Aune T1. When she heard some of her favorite music from her iPad through these she was blown away. This much is great, but now she assumes that this is the top line end level unit. She will never understand my desire for an HD 600 or 650 and a WA6 or 7!
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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post

My wife was shocked when I paid $105 for HD558s and $175 for the Aune T1. When she heard some of her favorite music from her iPad through these she was blown away. This much is great, but now she assumes that this is the top line end level unit. She will never understand my desire for an HD 600 or 650 and a WA6 or 7!

 

or a stax 009;)

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or a stax 009;)

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She was impressed by the modded Yamaha HP-50, even out the onboard, so I'd say she's on the right track.

Wow ! Aren't those vintage headphones?! Keep it safe!!! wink.gif Hehe

My parents used to not understand my desire for higher end headphones.. But now they understand after listening to my Annie's xD
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

"-Why would you need such an expensive pair of headphones just to listen to music? Complete waste of money."

 

Reaction to my HD 25 Aluminium when I told a couple classmates the price.

I get this reaction from my family. The funny thing is, the most expensive pair of headphones I have are my UE6000 that I bought for $200. For them, unless it's less than 50 bucks, it's too much. When I try to show them the sound and stuff, they brush it off as if they didn't hear anything. I've had better luck with my friends.


Edited by SlimShadyMJ - 11/13/13 at 11:28pm
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You'll find that many of the same people who think spending money on audio gear is crazy have no problem spending huge amounts of cash on TV's, clothing, and jewelry. I know women that have closets full of insanely expensive shoes! I have friends that trade in their cars annually, one of them calls his dealer and orders his cars over the phone! Nothing surprises me when it comes to how people spend their money.
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AHAHAHH!!
I made a girl cry.

I'll be honest, I think anime watchers who love music can become potential audiophiles. I was shocked to see they had just more than vocaloids and nightcore. They had pop, poprock, and classical OST's, though not english; I think they're easily influenced by vast music because of the animes they watch.

During a LAN party at my friends' house, which is a time to show off PC equipment and demolish each other in FPS games. Someone asked me why I had such big headphones and a soundcard outside of my PC. Letting this person try her own music with the E07K and Q701 (amp may be underpowered, but my E12 comes in tomorrow :D), I was surprised to see Amazing Grace by Michiru Oshima on her playlist.
This is what she told me:
-Near the beginning of the track, she glanced around to see who took a breath behind her, and thought someone brought an acoustic guitar. (I think she might've been referring to a cello tap on the floor somewhere in the song)
-She started tearing up because after the trumpet, there was an odd warmth that took over. (I'm guessing it's the whole orchestra and amazing soundstage xD)

Oh did I mention it was an mp3 file that was played off her phone?

I actually miss the transition between my Siberia V2 to an A900X now....

Yep, I don't mean to brag, but I am one of those anime watching audiophiles. We're quite open to different things.

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