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post #2566 of 3818
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

You should post a picture of the ciem so I can see what they look like lol.
It would look just the the mold of his ear canal and outer ear.

Nothing special in the looks department for ciems, other than the custom faceplate, if any.
post #2567 of 3818
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

The sub-bass thump on the ha-m55x's is only beaten by two other cans. JVC sz2000, and JVC ha-mr77x. The driver size on these is very large, and they push so much air its ridiculous. The ha-m55x's have 50mm drivers. Ha-mr77x's have 57mm drivers. The sz2000 have a 55mm driver for bass, and a 30mm for treble/mids. The ridiculous bass curve isn't for everyone though... Although I can say with 100% confidence that they all sound better than the original monster beats. Not the 2013 beats. Those are actually halfway decent... Anyways, go read the reviews for the sz2000 or the ha-mr77x, and read about the ridiculous amount of bass they push. Its almost just funny to see peoples reactions to them. Heck, I use them as desktop speakers when they are at 2/3 volume on my e11 amp.

I'm fairly certain you don't have the experience to say this.
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Yes, you are probably correct. I'd have to try the 77's and the sz2000 to be sure. Hawaii is a good man to quote, but I can't base everything on quotes. I shall rephrase my statement. The ha-m55x's are the best cans I've tried for sub bass thump out of all the popular brands and models. Beats, skull candy, sol republics etc. And they are 50$ so I think they are a great deal in that regard for that price. Whole Lotta thump for so little dough. All in my opinion just to refine my statement further.
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But back on topic.
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Another question on this permanently derailed thread.

 

I'm curious about this one, and it's going to determine my next purchase. I like my Sony 7520s for listening at home, or working in a cafe. I want another set of either lower-profile portable headphones or maybe IEMs, to serve when walking around, maybe on airplanes, etc., basically in noisier situations or where I don't want to have the bigger 7520s on my head.

 

So my question is: don't noisier situations lessen the attractiveness of neutral-response headphones? A lot of people criticize the V-shape, but doesn't this shape sometimes serve to make up for atmospheric noise, rather than being intended as something you'd listen to in a quiet environment? I know that if I had my 7520s on on the bus, or walking around downtown, the bass would probably be lost in the low rumbles that were around me. This is aside from the 7520's size, I mean. Does this make sense? So to what extent does a V-shape serve this purpose? I like the idea of the Dunu D1000s for IEMs, but like I said maybe a lower-profile headphone would work.

 

Thoughts? Recommendations are welcome, but I'm really more interested in the question of the V-shape itself.


Edited by Darner - 4/4/14 at 4:35pm
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post #2572 of 3818
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

These look interesting... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GXLS1MO/

Comes with a free-of-charge severe fire hazard ;) 


Edited by BucketInABucket - 4/4/14 at 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

These look interesting... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GXLS1MO/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1396653500&sr=1-5&pi=SL75

 

sorry I know this is off topic, but here's a video of a tesla coil playing audio: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3D_uG2ET2s

post #2574 of 3818

So today at school I was taking a test. After we finish, we can mess with our phones or listen to music. I was just tired and layed my head down though. My friend asked me for my earphones so he can listen to his music. They were Zero Audio Carbo Tenores I got for $50. He said they sounded amazing and asked me where I got them from and wanted to buy them off me. I was pretty pleased with that reaction. Months before I lent him my SoundMAGIC E10s ($35) and he said they sounded great. Seems to me that he has a pretty good ear and can hear the difference in audio quality more noticeably compared to other people.

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Originally Posted by RainHeaven View Post

So today at school I was taking a test. After we finish, we can mess with our phones or listen to music. I was just tired and layed my head down though. My friend asked me for my earphones so he can listen to his music. They were Zero Audio Carbo Tenores I got for $50. He said they sounded amazing and asked me where I got them from and wanted to buy them off me. I was pretty pleased with that reaction. Months before I lent him my SoundMAGIC E10s ($35) and he said they sounded great. Seems to me that he has a pretty good ear and can hear the difference in audio quality more noticeably compared to other people.
my ear for things is odd. I can just sense when a frequency response is flat or not, so I just keep messing with eq settings til I get it right... But I can't pinpoint exactly what frequency is recessed or boosted. I just know what the general frequency chart would be shaped like. Other than that, my ability to eq any pair of cans I get my hands on is uncanny. I just need the eq in front of me to pinpoint what frequencies are off... Plus, rainheaven, I have 2 friends like that. One of them got a pair of beats studios for free, but he doesn't see the need to sell them... He knows they are bad sounding, and rather undetailed, but he is keeping them because he likes the look. I made sure he wasn't just humoring my comments about his headphones by having him point out details he didn't hear before, and he actually pointed the differences out. I have another friend who is the same way. He absolutely loves my headphones for the lovely vocals, and treble.
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But flat cans are lame, too many people record with high treble and bass cans so "as the artist intended" is more bass and treble.

Also, I don't really care what they intended since I bought the music, I can do whatever I want to it. I prefer the sound of heavier bass and a little more treble.
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So yesterday I was at school, letting another audiophile friend of mine try my DX50+C5 rig. While I was holding my rig in my hand one of my classmates walked by and asked, "What's that?" I simply replied that it was my music player with an amplifier attached behind it to which he replied, "There's a headphone jack and you still need an amplifier? Seems legit." My audiophile friend and I looked at each other and shrugged.
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

But flat cans are lame, too many people record with high treble and bass cans so "as the artist intended" is more bass and treble.

Also, I don't really care what they intended since I bought the music, I can do whatever I want to it. I prefer the sound of heavier bass and a little more treble.

Everyone knows you shouldn't use flat cans in recording studio's!

You should always use a beats pro! Even dre himself said that these are found 'in every major recording studio', and they even magically turn 128 mp3's into full-size losless!

(I really hope people see my sarcasm in this..)

post #2579 of 3818
I picture a piano as a speaker at times. Do all pianos have this notion of "flatness?" Absolutely not. We can alter and change it to how ever we want. So some people don't like a flat sound. Some can't tolerate highs, and some lows.

To tell someone they should hate beats because they don't prefer it is so off to me. It's a style, status symbol and yea, they produce some bangin bass.

I just wish this would stop. For some people to feel like elitist because they've spent a couple thousand dollars on something that doesn't get mass appreciation really kills the hobby for me. It's like some people are constantly trying to justify their purchase.

I used to bash beats at times because they aren't my taste, sure. I'd be lying if there wasn't a point I wanted them because they look so damn good.

I've had people listen to my sr80s, sr225s, sr325s, hd598s, rs2is, lcd2s, and gs1000is. 90% couldn't give a flying duck sauce. Some even prefer the beats! Im okay with that.

It's like bashing Hondas. Ive had turbo 4 cylinders and now a v8 and I still love what some guys do to those things. I remember getting my ass handed to me by a crx at the track when I had a bolt on Evo. Another crx in my (slightly bigger) turbod 944 on the highway! (I don't condone)

Would I own one? Actually yea, I might use one for auto cross.

Buy things because YOU love them, who cares what others think.

End rant
Begin flame.

(Wasn't off topic! I mentioned no one cared about the sound of mine lol)
post #2580 of 3818
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post... "as the artist intended" ... I don't really care what they intended since I bought the music, I can do whatever I want to it.

+ 1. Well said.

 

What about "garbage in, garbage out"?

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