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post #226 of 3530
We also live in a disposable society in which people tend to give up quality for convenience or for quantity. The fact that most people are fine with cheap headphones or 128kbps mp3's doesn't invalidate the quest for better sound that those who really CAN tell the difference truly want. In the end each person should go with what suits them, and leave it at that.
post #227 of 3530

My wife fits that category.  She does seem to understand why I need such expensive headphones, let alone 6 pairs.  We all know why so I won't go into detail.  She doesn't see HD or why Sirrius or any satellite music radio plain sucks in SQ - I can hear the "pixelation" in the music compression like a slap in the face - but, hey, it's her car.  

post #228 of 3530
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Originally Posted by 5pyK3 View Post

 

That is unless that Video enthusiast/blu ray collector has just deployed and all he has are the pirated movies from his fellow Marines/Shipmates. At that point he is just glad to have some type of entertainment. Just sayin.

You didn't contradict him at all; that's what he's saying. The video enthusiast only "cares" because he has access to better quality and has formed an affinity for it.

post #229 of 3530

I wish more people would carry the mentality that they should try to understand something before judging it. My brother almost crapped his pants when he heard how much I paid for my headphones. Yet he's the same guy who, many years ago, paid several hundred dollars just for a subwoofer in his car that wasn't even installed correctly! But he, like everyone else who's tried my headphones, thought they sounded amazing.

post #230 of 3530
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Originally Posted by BetaWolf View Post

I wish more people would carry the mentality that they should try to understand something before judging it. My brother almost crapped his pants when he heard how much I paid for my headphones. Yet he's the same guy who, many years ago, paid several hundred dollars just for a subwoofer in his car that wasn't even installed correctly! But he, like everyone else who's tried my headphones, thought they sounded amazing.
He could've been like me and spent several hundred dollars on a sub and speakers for his car and then spent a bunch of money on a portable rig!
post #231 of 3530

Or just use public transport and spend even more money.on the portable rig!

post #232 of 3530

...or sell your headphone to buy an amp to power ittongue.gif

post #233 of 3530
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Originally Posted by 5pyK3 View Post

 

That is unless that Video enthusiast/blu ray collector has just deployed and all he has are the pirated movies from his fellow Marines/Shipmates. At that point he is just glad to have some type of entertainment. Just sayin.

Very few people on this forum are going to be deployed. They're just OCD. 

post #234 of 3530
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Originally Posted by newphones View Post

Very few people on this forum are going to be deployed. They're just OCD. 

Very few people on this forum insult the majority of Head-Fi members with unsupported blanket statements.
post #235 of 3530
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Originally Posted by chuckle490 View Post


He could've been like me and spent several hundred dollars on a sub and speakers for his car and then spent a bunch of money on a portable rig!

Or several Hundreds of dollars on different Car/Truck Gear with a bunch of it laying around in his basement or garage. Makes me wonder why he needs like 10  dash board GPS's or car radios laying around that you could trip over. Now he does seem to have like every wire and adapter known to men in his tool shed. Now my brother is just as bad with all his  sub-woofer's he had in his truck with all that boom boom boom. you could hear him coming up the street.

 

Nothing beats this guy who drove past my dad truck once with extreme amount of bass  so much that the truck we was in moved and felt like it was sliding over. Which made my ears hurt from the pressure even tho we was like a foot away from the car when it passed. IT was like someone playing a sub woofer really loud and your standing in front of it feeling the pressure.


Edited by genclaymore - 3/20/13 at 3:40pm
post #236 of 3530
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Originally Posted by areinike View Post

My wife fits that category.  She does seem to understand why I need such expensive headphones, let alone 6 pairs.  We all know why so I won't go into detail.  She doesn't see HD or why Sirrius or any satellite music radio plain sucks in SQ - I can hear the "pixelation" in the music compression like a slap in the face - but, hey, it's her car.  

Yes, I have trouble listening to standard car radio too. You just miss so much!
post #237 of 3530

My Dad is somewhat obsessed with the concept of buying wireless head phones for his home theater.  He couldn't understand why I was never very enthusiastic about the concept since "I was a headphone guy".  It's funny how you can be at the bottom end of an enthusiast spectrum but to an outsider you're obsessed.

 

Anyway, I had him sit down and do some serious listening to my HD650's, Etymotic ER-4p's (with new pads),  (13 year old) Grado SR125's, and beater Sony MDR-V600's.

 

After about an hour he declared the MDR-V600's to be far superior to the others.  Couldn't understand why I liked the Senn's at all.

 

Ba Dum Tss! 

post #238 of 3530

Yep, i just showed my hfi 580 to my friends, who have already heard my xb500's before. They ALL thought that the xb500's sounded better. The concept of clarity to their ears is beyond me. I had a fiio e11 with the eq set to 2 at the same time, too.... I thought the quality of the bass mattered, too.

post #239 of 3530

On first attempt, my friend could not hear a different between HD650 and AD900X sounding and I was like WTF?? confused.gif

post #240 of 3530

They probably expected the lyrics to change.

And probably how hard the bass hits (closed headphone) would be the winner.

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