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post #2611 of 4013
Has anyone had any luck "converting" sneaker heads? I'd imagine the conversion rate is quite high considering it's another superficial hobby.
Edited by deciBel23 - 4/7/14 at 6:15pm
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Has anyone had any luck converting sneaker heads? I'd imagine the conversion rate is quite high considering it's another superficial hobby.
I've never tried. All my friends think I'm crazy. I can't get one of em to understand that buying the newest Jordans on release is not being a sneaker head.
post #2613 of 4013
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Nope, I just noticed that pony in your display picture and quoted something I randomly remember from MLP tongue.gif

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I recommended the ATH-M50 like 3 years or so ago. I suggested the M80 but he was afraid of the clamping force on M80 that I mentioned to him and now his back asking about the M80 xD

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Should've seen it coming, haha. Wouldn't surprise me if someone took it off and put it on his head.


A friend of mine is getting a V-moda M80 soon, to mix with.. I already told him 'if you want a portable can, the m50's would fit you better'. Nope, he wants the v-moda's 'because they look cool'
Also told him that the AKG k240's (the studio one's that are only 88 euro's at the moment) would be way better to mix with.. Oh well, more laughs for me.
ponies are awesome!! Right Billson??(sorry if I spelled name wrong. Too lazy to look back a page for your name lol.) plus, nothing wrong with wanting to look cool in a pair of cans. I might get one sometime for just that reason... Plus, I got so many funny reactions to my fourth pair of cans this year... People were like, why did you get new ones. :| ... And others straight up ask how much they cost... :| ... Others say they are ugly... >.< ... Others ask to try them out, and I haven't gotten a single bad reaction to sound quality. All I've gotten from 6+ people is , wow! Such clear sound! These are amazing! I found that when people ask questions about technical things, like what an amp is, you put it into simple, relatable terms, then give them a demonstration of what it does. If you are entertaining enough while doing so, they will get very interested and most likely ask to try them. Don't take too long explaining. Keep it sweet and short, but still give out the basics. Try to keep the length of explanation to 2 sentences at most. If they show interest, and after trying them ask questions, then go into detail. I'm known by everyone (almost. Still a small group that uses beats.) just because I own multiple headphones(unheard of in my school. This school I go to has 4 counties that lead into it. Three of the four counties are in the top ten drug arrest counties in the state. Not exactly a town of upper income citizens. Luckily my parents are upper middle income, so they buy me random crap when I ask... They are still warming up to buying 350$+ cans, just because they don't think I need anymore of them.)I'm also known for having better headphones than everyone in my school both for bass, and detail... Kind of sad that no one has any expensive cans. My friend is most likely to sell his beats for a pair of akg/sennheiser/whatevers and an amp. He got the beats for free from his uncle who got them from his work as a worker appreciation present(apparently they didn't appreciate his ears tho. That's pure sonic torture. Lol.) I think I might convince him to buy some Akg k712/702/612/whatever higher end akg's I left out. He really loves the akg's sound signature. I do too. Such addictive sound... Speaking of that, I'm going to do a review. I'll be comparing my k240's to monster beats studios(pre 2013), monster n-tunes, jvc ha-m55x's, apple ibuds, some random earbud brand that's actually very high quality for 20$. (the cord was high quality woven fabric, had very nice sound signature, carrying pouch, magnetic flap box that they came in, and made from quite nice plastic materials. I'll take a picture of em tomorrow.)... I don't exactly have any other brands i or my friends have that i can compare to. :/... I've tried multiple other cans, but not extensively. Trust me, there were some good cans I've tried. I do know what a little higher quality sounds like. I'm just most familiar with 20-150$ cans
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 4/7/14 at 6:35pm
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People were like, why did you get new ones. :|

You're lucky you're not a vintage-head/DiY-er then. I've currently got 2 pairs of modern headphones, a vintage dynamic and two vintage headphone shells for driver transplants. I've also got 2 pairs of vintage orthos, a pair of vintage dynamics and a pair of vintage ortho drivers coming in the next two weeks; 4 pairs of SFI ribbon tweeters coming to England for more experimentation; and am currently looking to bid on 4 more pairs of vintage dynamics, 2 pairs of crystal headsets and possibly an electret or two.

 


Edited by BucketInABucket - 4/7/14 at 6:53pm
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I think I might convince him to buy some Akg k712/702/612/whatever higher end akg's I left out.

Make sure he auditions the K812 if he ends up wanting those. Lots of mixed reactions about that model.

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Make sure he auditions the K812 if he ends up wanting those. Lots of mixed reactions about that model.

He might object to the price too. 

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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

You're lucky you're not a vintage-head/DiY-er then. I've currently got 2 pairs of modern headphones, a vintage dynamic and two vintage headphone shells for driver transplants. I've also got 2 pairs of vintage orthos, a pair of vintage dynamics and a pair of vintage ortho drivers coming in the next two weeks; 4 pairs of SFI ribbon tweeters coming to England for more experimentation; and am currently looking to bid on 4 more pairs of vintage dynamics, 2 pairs of crystal headsets and possibly an electret or two.



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Make sure he auditions the K812 if he ends up wanting those. Lots of mixed reactions about that model.
how much is the 812??? I was thinking more around the 160-250$ range. Plus the k340 electrostat/dynamic cans look really nice... Makes me want a tube amp! Hey bucket, got any cheap cans for sale?????... Seriously though, if you have any cans you don't want anymore, ask me... I can afford 20-70$, depending on my dads level of generosity that month... And if its December, I can afford 200-250$. If I wait until my birthday in February, I could afford 300-400$. I think I've fallen in love with akg products... My newest goal is to buy every worthy model of akg ever made. So, k240s, k240 sextett(all three versions), k701, k612, etc.
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 4/7/14 at 8:27pm
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how much is the 812??? I was thinking more around the 160-250$ range. Plus the k340 electrostat/dynamic cans look really nice... Makes me want a tube amp! Hey bucket, got any cheap cans for sale?????... Seriously though, if you have any cans you don't want anymore, ask me... I can afford 20-70$, depending on my dads level of generosity that month... And if its December, I can afford 200-250$. If I wait until my birthday in February, I could afford 300-400$.

The K812 is AKG's TotL headphone and its priced over US$1000 so forget about it ;) the K340s apparently require a monster amp and they by my observation also go for pretty high prices on ebay.com so I would take those off your list too as the amp would probably at least double the amount of money you'll have to invest. PMing you with the rest.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 4/7/14 at 8:32pm
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??? The k340's I saw on eBay were 90-120$. Not exactly a bank breaker. biggrin.gif
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Plus, I think my home stereo is powerful enough to be able to drive a lot of different cans if its running off of the main 100 watt max output speaker amp... I don't exactly know tho since I have no planars, or high impedance low sensitivity dynamics. Kind of wish I did lol. It was made in the early 80's, so I'm guessing here that it runs off of the main amp, and not a secondary headphone amp..
post #2621 of 4013
Bit high for a pair of vintage headphones. Oh, if you have a vintage amp then you're halfway there already. Just gotta look for one for a good price now.
Edited by BucketInABucket - 4/7/14 at 9:08pm
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Bit high for a pair of vintage headphones. Oh, if you have a vintage amp then you're halfway there already. Just gotta look for one for a good price now.
hmm... I'm thinking k340, or sextett... Maybe your special friend that's 2000 ohms... Lol. Is that one good? Can't remember which model of sennheiser it is now... Pm me a list of great vintage cans from all the manufacturers you know. biggrin.gif
post #2623 of 4013
I think vintage cans are more my style than new ones anyways. I like the old stylings, the feel, the sounds... So great. I find the k240 to be a sexy pair of cans, with its metallic accents and very nice looking shape. Looks so retro, I love it!
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hmm... I'm thinking k340, or sextett... Maybe your special friend that's 2000 ohms... Lol. Is that one good? Can't remember which model of sennheiser it is now... Pm me a list of great vintage cans from all the manufacturers you know. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

I think vintage cans are more my style than new ones anyways. I like the old stylings, the feel, the sounds... So great. I find the k240 to be a sexy pair of cans, with its metallic accents and very nice looking shape. Looks so retro, I love it!
Vintage porn. (Click to show)

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My special friend's the HD424. I really want to get rid of it right now as I want more vintage headphones :D I agree with you on the styling btw, I love them far more than modern cans. Only one that's come close is the Aedle VK-1 imo, although the HD25 ALU comes pretty close too. PM you now ;)

post #2625 of 4013
Hey, my friends ear buds are freaking beautiful sounding. Flat sound, vocals almost as good as my k240's, bass lines and drums sound fantastic, but the only thing is that the treble is grainy sounding. Still a worthy buy at 20$!! Fantastic things. Note: this isn't the same model. My friend has the h1000, but they seem to have the same drivers. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FSB5QSM/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr1_2?qid=1396960241&sr=8-2-fkmr1&pi=SL75
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