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post #1906 of 3814
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Originally Posted by riverlethe View Post

Usually, the reaction to a bass monster like the AH-D600 is "They don't have much bass." I walked down the aisle in Best Buy the other day, listening to different Beats and Sony models that cost more than $100. I was shocked at how bizarrely distorted they are.

 

 

Ethan Hawke, right before going to Best Buy to buy a pair of Sony or Beats headphones:

 

This is what he looked like after the audition:

 

 

 

Just kidding, SomeGuyDude, just kidding.  All in good fun!! :tongue_smile:

post #1907 of 3814
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

It was a piss-take biggrin.gif  I personally can't stand distortion. I know what you mean, it takes me far more than that to get used to and appreciate the sonic merits of a pair of headphones.

I knew you were joking. :P
post #1908 of 3814
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Originally Posted by riverlethe View Post


I knew you were joking. :P

This is me facepalming at myself :D

post #1909 of 3814
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Originally Posted by coletrain104 View Post

When people try to tell me that they like a lot of bass, or that Beats has the best bass, I encourage them to try V-Moda, as a well regarded "basshead" offering (not beats level bass, but that's kinda the point) that has the build quality of a tank. I feel like most people can be sold on durability, if nothing else
Guys guys guys....but sorry to say it..there is only ONE phone who really is built like a genuine tank but sounds like a million bucks on my gaming rig when i play games or watch movies on my pc..seriously..it fell like a million times on hard wooden floor..is stepped on, sit on..even layd on..attacked by (HUGE) cat and even bitten by a (small) dog..cable got under all kind of sorts (wheels etc) .u cant even image..even once it got so wet because of a glass that fell over it i thought it would die..BUT nope..its an immortal HP and i have it since 8 years now or so..USED DAILY! .and it will probably go into my grave...will never sell those!

Okay..my new code-x totally annihilates it on music reproduction...but immortal..nope..that HP will break in a milion pieces if it ever fell on the floor..thats for sure!!!.

.only the beyerdynamic MMX300 is truly immortal...thats all metal and carbonized stuff with velours...made to last a lifetime..

its like a rolex...u dont buy it for urself..u use it until ur child is old enough to take it over.. wink.gif

And its very affordable (if u can find one that is) and its geared/tuned towards gaming and movies reproduction but does. Music pretty well AND is closed back...what else u could wish for tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/16/14 at 12:08pm
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post


Ethan Hawke, right before going to Best Buy to buy a pair of Sony or Beats headphones:



This is what he looked like after the audition:





Just kidding, SomeGuyDude, just kidding.  All in good fun!! tongue_smile.gif

This actually could've happened to me as I muttered "They all sound like ******." when I left the aisle...
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lol he's using the technical terms he's trying to confuse us

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Ha ha! I've had people say that about my amp before! Lol! I still think JVC's are the best cans for bassheads, and for value. I'm getting those LP's, so we shall see. I will do a full test on the LP's in comparison to JVC HA-M55X's, Beats Studios (old version), monster N-Tune(Nice as hell headphones. Great for all types of music. Basically the same sound signature as the JVC's, but smaller. By the way, the JVC's and the N-Tunes are both really good for rock, and bass oriented music. They got the balance just right.) and whatever else my friends let me borrow for testing. I will be testing them out of a 1-10 scale.
Build, Durability (based on research... I don't have money to replace 550$ of headphones), distortion, loudness, bass quality, bass impact, mids quality (which I know JVC's will get the highest. The mid range instrumentals are just too nice sounding... Even if male vocals are somewhat lackluster.), Equalization responsiveness, treble quality, soundstage (which JVC's have quite a big one, at that. Especially for basshead cans... Oddly so, in fact.) soundstage accuracy, drivability, response to being driven with FiiO E11, cost/quality ratio, accessories... Any other things I should touch on in my comparisons of two popular, and one not so popular basshead cans? (I might be able to do comparisons between a new model beats pro too, and a new model beats studio. Also maybe a Solo HD, and some apple ear buds as a control comparison. Oh, skull candy 2XL ear buds, skull candy hesh 2... Maybe. And then other things I can find.) this will be reposted in the basshead club.
post #1914 of 3814

a bit oftopic..but for anyone interested, my 'first impressions' thread is online about my new rig...tomorrow i will include listening impressions also..its my first ever review..so bare with me :D:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/710504/blue-circle-pag-custom-headphone-amp#post_10368489

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I once saw someone asking on a YouTube video if the HD800's had 7.1 Surround Sound biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

I once saw someone asking on a YouTube video if the HD800's had 7.1 Surround Sound biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

More than you can count / 7.1 if you ask me biggrin.gif
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Got scolded by my girlfriend by "wasting" money on C5D amps instead of marrying her. Meh :tongue_smile:

Later on she tried the amps with t51p, haven't seen my headphone in a while. RIP

post #1918 of 3814
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Originally Posted by yadako View Post

Got scolded by my girlfriend by "wasting" money on C5D amps instead of marrying her. Meh tongue_smile.gif


Later on she tried the amps with t51p, haven't seen my headphone in a while. RIP

That reminds me, so gonna make sure my future wife loves music and doesn't mind me getting audio gears xD
post #1919 of 3814
My current girlfriend is indifferent to my spending on headphones and the likes. Maybe I can get her to try them >smily_headphones1.gif
post #1920 of 3814
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


That reminds me, so gonna make sure my future wife loves music and doesn't mind me getting audio gears xD


good luck with that..most women i knew in my life dont care about it..or it has to be how it looks in the house..and some even can get rather annoyed when they find out ur amp actually costs more then one of her HUGE handbag... so best is hide the price tags and warranty papers in the desk where u work...lie about the pricing..say u bought it second hand or traded it in for ur old stuff (last one always worked for me!) and keep her HAPPY...buy her nice stuff..let her buy stuff of which u honestly would disagree with deep down inside... and especially...if u have a daughter also...make her an audio (or whatever expensive hobby u have) addict..as she will be ur best ally and able to help u when needed....u see...u almost have to be a general to keep ur upgratitus going if ur married/girlfriend/boyfriend etc. but its fun to do it... :D 

 

and yeah i go to hell when i die... thats for sure... :veryevil:

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