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post #2236 of 4570

The Beats solos are terrible. Just ignore them. 

post #2237 of 4570
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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post

I listened to quite a lot of rap/hiphop when I was younger...and listening to those songs with the solo/studios really makes me wonder what beats was aiming at with that kind of distortion...

Have yet to find a genre which I like on the beats...
hmm... Maybe try garbage chimes? That's the genre where you take a pair of beats, and then throw them in the garbage in disgust. It apparently is a pretty popular genre on head-fi!
post #2238 of 4570

I let my step-brother listen to my HD 598s with a Schiit Magni/Modi stack. And about a month later he had his own HD598s and I sold him a Fiio E10 I had lying around. Before the Senns, he was using a junky logitech headset or Logitech x-540s to listen to music or play games. The x-540s aren't half bad, but they are certainly not hi-fi.

 

Not sure if I got a convert, but I sleep better at night knowing I at least planted the seed.

 

I'm also working on a guy I know in Mexico, but for obvious reasons, it's hard to convince him.

post #2239 of 4570
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Originally Posted by pulchritudejim View Post
 

I let my step-brother listen to my HD 598s with a Schiit Magni/Modi stack. And about a month later he had his own HD598s and I sold him a Fiio E10 I had lying around. Before the Senns, he was using a junky logitech headset or Logitech x-540s to listen to music or play games. The x-540s aren't half bad, but they are certainly not hi-fi.

 

Not sure if I got a convert, but I sleep better at night knowing I at least planted the seed.

 

I'm also working on a guy I know in Mexico, but for obvious reasons, it's hard to convince him.

 

lol nice work mate :D

post #2240 of 4570

All most people I know (I'm a teenager who knows other teens) really notice in quality of a headphone is how much bass it has, which is one of the reasons Beats are so popular. I recently became slightly obsessed with audio quality, but I have never really listened to true high end sound. Most people judge headphones on how they look, boring ol' sennheisers (which I own and love) vs Monster DNA, makes non-audiophiles think that top headphones are more cheap than they are.

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Originally Posted by Ambiverse View Post

All most people I know (I'm a teenager who knows other teens) really notice in quality of a headphone is how much bass it has, which is one of the reasons Beats are so popular. I recently became slightly obsessed with audio quality, but I have never really listened to true high end sound. Most people judge headphones on how they look, boring ol' sennheisers (which I own and love) vs Monster DNA, makes non-audiophiles think that top headphones are more cheap than they are.

I'm glad more brands are making good looking and sounding portable headphones now, like Bowers & Wilkins, Bang & Olufsen, NAD Viso, Sennheiser Momentums, etc.
post #2242 of 4570

I agree, looks are VERY important in everything, no matter what people say. 

post #2243 of 4570
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Originally Posted by Ambiverse View Post

I agree, looks are VERY important in everything, no matter what people say. 
Agreed. Part of why I own these beauties and not the HE-400's
post #2244 of 4570
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


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... biggrin.gif  

and yeah i go to hell when i die... thats for sure... very_evil_smiley.gif
Haha... Bout right. "Lie.." Not even for this hobby, but for all man hobbies. If it cost 1000, dock off at least 60%, she'll buy it. $500, you dock off 30%, $100? She can shove it
post #2245 of 4570
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Originally Posted by Ambiverse View Post

I agree, looks are VERY important in everything, no matter what people say. 
i disagree completely..
as long i use my rig at home i dont give a cats ass how it looks, as long it delivers more for the money then i spend on it..and is just built to last!

.i would ALWAYS prefer an audio component that looks a bit simple but sounds so good it blows ur mind, then any flasy good looking that only costs a fortune because of that looks....

for all brands the esthetics are found back in the price in a big way! manufacturing is expensive as are the raw materials they use for the beautiful quality case.

nope...just give me simple looks, quality and fair pricing then same quality stuff but outrageousy more expensive because of the gorgeous expensive made case, as that expensive looking case wont come cheap!

but i agree..for portable stuff on ur head it can be nice to have good looks on ur stuff...but still...i prefer tank like quality built above plasticy glossy looks...always!

even on other stuff...i dont need flashy stuff to show how good it is...what i do want is that it oozes quality and it has to perform above its looks!.and thats not same thing as just looking good and being mor expensive because of those looks
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/27/14 at 6:34pm
post #2246 of 4570
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


as long i use my rig at home i dont give a cats ass how it looks, as long it delivers more for the money then i spend on it.

.i would ALWAYS prefer an audio component that looks a bit simple but sounds so good it blows ur mind, then any flasy good looking that only costs a fortune because of that looks....

for all brands the esthetics are found back in the price in a big way! manufacturing is expensive as are the raw materials they use for the beautiful quality case.

nope...just give me simple looks, quality and fair pricing then same quality stuff but outrageousy more expensive because of the gorgeous expensive made case, as that expensive looking case wont come cheap!

but i agree..for portable stuff on ur head it can be nice to have good looks on ur stuff...but still...i prefer tank like quality built above plasticy glossy looks...always!

There is a certain charm to simple, well built items, quality items. And as for what you said about looks adding to the price tag, anything from Apple is a perfect example.

post #2247 of 4570
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

I'm glad more brands are making good looking and sounding portable headphones now, like Bowers & Wilkins, Bang & Olufsen, NAD Viso, Sennheiser Momentums, etc.
in my opinion, sennheiser HD 598's are the best looking sennheisers yet. Momentums are ugly, beats are shiny, but the shape is quite ugly, and the build with a very thrown together look. Good looking, not good feeling though. I personally think the top five best looking cans are as follows: #1 V-Moda Crossfade M-100 #2 sennheiser HD 598. #3 denon ahd7100 #4 Akg K240 #5 Sennheiser hdj8... And I am getting the k240 because, not the looks, but the sound and features for 70$. Looks aren't a factor for me.... And I'm a 15 year old American.
post #2248 of 4570

I have no problem paying more for looks. I never understood that. If I can afford it, you're damn right I'll pay the extra money for something that looks good. We're willing to pay all this money just to draw minute details out of songs, what's wrong with wanting the product to look attractive as well? It baffles me that people get all snooty about "I don't CARE how it looks!"

 

I'd love to see the kind of shoes these people wear. Are they just big bloofy comfortable shoes that look like crap, or did you make some concession to appearances despite the fact that you aren't looking down at your feet all day?

post #2249 of 4570
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Originally Posted by Ambiverse View Post

There is a certain charm to simple, well built items, quality items. And as for what you said about looks adding to the price tag, anything from Apple is a perfect example.
yep i agree..no doubt they make quality stuff..but the looks make them to expensive.

and dont forget some other (higher end) brands here on headfi that would be sold 2/3rd of the price if they were built with more simple cases instead of their wonderful styled cases they make now.

for me, best examples of good and simple are: hifiman and blue circle audio..they make products that punch way above their price point because biggest investment is into whats inside and into quality of sound and built quality and less for the looks (but simple classy looks)...and thats most important for me...and that is why i have my 4th hifiman (soundquality) now and i why i boarded the blue circle (sound quality!!!!!! and built quality WOAH!!) boat since recently..

and u all know i have my 6th toxic cable by now (built quality and sound and price!!!) ...well, all have one red line in common...(sound) quality above all for the best possible price possible...performance-price ratio has to be good...and until now...i struck gold.(also true for the 337 and the simple matrix mstage i had, they both performed far above their price range also)
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/27/14 at 6:51pm
post #2250 of 4570
The Ahd 7100 is hideous.
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