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post #2326 of 3633
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

Im 16 and 5'11 :3

Noone wants to listen to my amp except for my dad. Everyone gives me the 'i guess you have problems but i will play along look' when i ask if they want to hear the difference when played through my amp.

I don't really ask anyone to listen to my amp unless they really ask me to. Enjoy your amp, dont worry about what people think. Most of the time they're not really judging you but even if they did who cares it's your life not there's
post #2327 of 3633
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

I don't really ask anyone to listen to my amp unless they really ask me to. Enjoy your amp, dont worry about what people think. Most of the time they're not really judging you but even if they did who cares it's your life not there's

It doesnt hurt my feelings, i just get the excitement of improvement in sound which makes me excited to show others who dont care biggrin.gif
post #2328 of 3633
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post


I'm waiting for black friday to hopefully get the LCD-2's for about $550-650. The HE-6 need a better amp than I have IIRC.

Oh god, if you ever find LCD-2's for $550 - 560, tell me right away because I would buy that instantly. That's a deal and a half.

post #2329 of 3633
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

... The reason being is because of the fact that most who aren't used to good sound can't tell the differences unless you point it out. They aren't used to actually having to listen and pay attention to their music.

Yup ^.^

People tend to not notice the extra details on songs that they hear often as they already have in thier mind what it sounds like.
post #2330 of 3633

Here's a story that is appropriate for the thread, as it is technically a "non-audiophile reaction to high-end headphones" -

 

A few weeks ago I was in Honolulu w/ my girlfriend, laying out on the beach just as people do there. We had gotten like reserved beach chairs that also had food / drink service. So we're sitting there, talking to the waiter guy figuring out our order.  Keep in mind, we're laying out at the beach, so my girlfriend is in a bikini. As soon as we finish ordering, he takes the menu's from us and says "nice cans!" as he walks away. So we kind of do a double-take and are like "um…. WHAT? Did he just say that? Did he REALLY just say that?? WTFFF!!!" The guy had been very nice and we were at a pretty nice hotel, so I just couldn't believe he would have said something like that to my girlfriend, especially with me being right there. So I was totally racking my brain, trying to decide if we had just imagined it, if we had heard someone else, or just something that sounded like it, when I finally realized that I had my new K545's around my neck. He was complimenting my headphones! So, we finally figured it out and had a good laugh about it. 

post #2331 of 3633
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Originally Posted by thievesarmy View Post

Here's a story that is appropriate for the thread, as it is technically a "non-audiophile reaction to high-end headphones" -

A few weeks ago I was in Honolulu w/ my girlfriend, laying out on the beach just as people do there. We had gotten like reserved beach chairs that also had food / drink service. So we're sitting there, talking to the waiter guy figuring out our order.  Keep in mind, we're laying out at the beach, so my girlfriend is in a bikini. As soon as we finish ordering, he takes the menu's from us and says "nice cans!" as he walks away. So we kind of do a double-take and are like "um…. WHAT? Did he just say that? Did he REALLY just say that?? WTFFF!!!" The guy had been very nice and we were at a pretty nice hotel, so I just couldn't believe he would have said something like that to my girlfriend, especially with me being right there. So I was totally racking my brain, trying to decide if we had just imagined it, if we had heard someone else, or just something that sounded like it, when I finally realized that I had my new K545's around my neck. He was complimenting my headphones! So, we finally figured it out and had a good laugh about it. 
u Americans are weird...callin those beautiful female things 'cans'...i laughed my eyes out reading this story ..nice story! and totally on topic wink.gif
post #2332 of 3633
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

Yup ^.^

People tend to not notice the extra details on songs that they hear often as they already have in thier mind what it sounds like.
i agree...u have to point out stuff, help them a little..as most people dont know what is 'good sound'..most of my friiends think its bass (or full sound) that determines quality of sound...but when u explain they agree that what i have is a little bit better then what they are used to ..but most of them go then out and buy speaker stuff after that..lolz..(except for 4 friends of mine who almost have unimited funds to buy stuff..they already know)
post #2333 of 3633

Just out of curiosity.

 

How many people in here had someone sit down and tell them what to listen for? How many of you were educated by someone after listening to their headphones and having them explain what made them good? 

 

Because holy crap y'all are talking like you're so much more advanced than the normal plebs who just don't understand how sound works. 

post #2334 of 3633
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

Just out of curiosity.

How many people in here had someone sit down and tell them what to listen for? How many of you were educated by someone after listening to their headphones and having them explain what made them good? 

Because holy crap y'all are talking like you're so much more advanced than the normal plebs who just don't understand how sound works. 

Lol, i obviously never had anyone 'educate' me. I do the same thing, when testing a new pair of cans i try to listen to songs i dont usually so i dont just hear what im expecting to hear. And obviously you get adjusted to listening to music through higher end cans.
post #2335 of 3633
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

Lol, i obviously never had anyone 'educate' me. I do the same thing, when testing a new pair of cans i try to listen to songs i dont usually so i dont just hear what im expecting to hear. And obviously you get adjusted to listening to music through higher end cans.
thats what i do that also...when i get new audio stuff i try to find new music stuff..while Ofcourse listening to my wellknown stuff also as reference...thats how i got in contact with the music of 'Within temptation" and 'evanescence and Lene Marlin.there is a thread here on headfi on which people post what music to check out in ur rig..

but i did have some help in the past from my dad...he was a music lover also...was one of the first people having a real good audio system in his orange (yeah i know..lolz) Ford Capri RS 2600 that he had back then in our street (blaupunkt, back in the days that was the better stuff u could buy for ur car)...and also had a huge set (dont know the brand anymore) at home...from him i learned how to appreciate music....he was always taping (on compact cassettes) stuff and playing records when he was home after work..so yeah..i got help a bit... tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/28/14 at 5:50pm
post #2336 of 3633
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post


Lol, i obviously never had anyone 'educate' me. I do the same thing, when testing a new pair of cans i try to listen to songs i dont usually so i dont just hear what im expecting to hear. And obviously you get adjusted to listening to music through higher end cans.

 

That's my point. "You have to point stuff out, most people don't know what is good sound" and all that nonsense, like we're some elite group of educated audio students or something. Guh. If someone actually cares about listening for minute details and picking up subtleties and nuances, they will. They'll hunt 'em down. Telling them might get them to go "oh yeah... I hear it..." but all you've done is the equivalent of trying to explain what makes a painting so good. 

post #2337 of 3633
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

That's my point. "You have to point stuff out, most people don't know what is good sound" and all that nonsense, like we're some elite group of educated audio students or something. Guh. If someone actually cares about listening for minute details and picking up subtleties and nuances, they will. They'll hunt 'em down. Telling them might get them to go "oh yeah... I hear it..." but all you've done is the equivalent of trying to explain what makes a painting so good. 
+1 i agree with u..
post #2338 of 3633

To me, the COOLEST reaction is when you get someone who obviously has an ear for it but never really knew what kind of products were out there. Friend of mine was like that last weekend. Tried 'em and was like "whoa, I figured if I wanted this kind of sound I'd need actual speakers". 

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+1
post #2340 of 3633
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

To me, the COOLEST reaction is when you get someone who obviously has an ear for it but never really knew what kind of products were out there. Friend of mine was like that last weekend. Tried 'em and was like "whoa, I figured if I wanted this kind of sound I'd need actual speakers". 

 

Definetly. Like my dad ^.^

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