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post #2656 of 3907
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Originally Posted by iAmCodeMonkey View Post

haha... yes AKG do look very nice. biggrin.gif My new Bowers And Wilkins P5's are also very, very nice. Best headphones I have bought in a LONG time. biggrin.gif
with the exception of the k1000... Lol. http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/ZjmgorKQUYg/maxresdefault.jpg other than that, I think the akg's are beautiful.
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post


with the exception of the k1000... Lol. http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/ZjmgorKQUYg/maxresdefault.jpg other than that, I think the akg's are beautiful.

The K1000 is a relic to audiophiles the world over. One might not be able to see it in their lifetime. But even the, AKGs look gorgeous, especially the K550, which looked more like a 'conventional' headphone (which ditches the self-adjusting headband). Their drivers are still massive, though.

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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

The K1000 is a relic to audiophiles the world over. One might not be able to see it in their lifetime. But even the, AKGs look gorgeous, especially the K550, which looked more like a 'conventional' headphone (which ditches the self-adjusting headband). Their drivers are still massive, though.
I'm not saying the k1000 isn't something id love to see, or that its not beautiful... But, as you can tell... Its a square that you wear in your hair(that made no sense, but it rhymes...) lol. I personally like the akg self adjusting headband look, especially the k240's.
post #2659 of 3907
I actually like the look of the k1000's. Looks like it would produce a lovely soundstage. I found that beautiful looks to me are often whatever sounds the best... A radar dish you strap to your head that sounds fantastic? That's beautiful man. An absolute work of mechanical engineering art. In a sexy sort of way, its Neva gonna make chicks fall for you, but its good looking in a mechanical sort of way... Right?
post #2660 of 3907

I use my ancient Bose OTE Noise Cancellers OVER my best sealing IEMS for planes and other transportation. Yup, just turn the active NC circuit on (not plugged into anything) and put them over my ears/ IEMS. Works great as the Bose keep out most of the low frequencies and the IEM's the higher ones.

post #2661 of 3907
Lol Bose is for middle aged guys trying to outdo their neighbors.
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Originally Posted by ForShure View Post

Lol Bose is for middle aged guys trying to outdo their neighbors.
for shure! (see what I did there??)
post #2663 of 3907
Aww schiit.
post #2664 of 3907
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Lol Bose is for middle aged guys trying to outdo their neighbors.

You hit right in the bullseye, my friend. I know this middle-aged man who's a colleague of my dad's, and he owns this Bose 5.1 system with a subwoofer larger than the size of the rest of the speaker system (each speaker about 1.5x the size of my Biblecombined. When we went over to this guy's house for a little party, none of us could barely hear what the music was because the sub was rumbling like a mini earthquake generator. I tell ya, it was horrible.

 

I also know someone whose dad was a Bose fan (speakers only, not the headphones). He said he knows a thing or two about sound, but I'm more than willing to bet against that.

 

I also know this other guy who doesn't have a Bose system, but a JBL. When I saw his system, I was wondering whether or not he had two desktop computers sitting only within 5 feet of each other when there was only one display. Turns out, one of them was a sub (my face was WTF when I realized it). Why I had to mention him was because he like sucking up to my dad's other colleagues about it. I find it rather annoying, considering the speakers don't sound all that good.

 

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for shure! (see what I did there??)

post #2665 of 3907
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

You hit right in the bullseye, my friend. I know this middle-aged man who's a colleague of my dad's, and he owns this Bose 5.1 system with a subwoofer larger than the size of the rest of the speaker system (each speaker about 1.5x the size of my Biblecombined. When we went over to this guy's house for a little party, none of us could barely hear what the music was because the sub was rumbling like a mini earthquake generator. I tell ya, it was horrible.

I also know someone whose dad was a Bose fan (speakers only, not the headphones). He said he knows a thing or two about sound, but I'm more than willing to bet against that.

I also know this other guy who doesn't have a Bose system, but a JBL. When I saw his system, I was wondering whether or not he had two desktop computers sitting only within 5 feet of each other when there was only one display. Turns out, one of them was a sub (my face was WTF when I realized it). Why I had to mention him was because he like sucking up to my dad's other colleagues about it. I find it rather annoying, considering the speakers don't sound all that good.


sounds about right... "I just bought three subwoofers for my one tweeter and mid range speaker... It sounds amazing!" me:"correction. IT FEELS AMAZING. It sounds like bass... And I enjoy bass, being half basshead and all, but that's just redonculous."(this was an actual thing that happened. My friend bought three air pushers for his craptastic desktop speakers... Its all bass.)
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 4/13/14 at 11:09am
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Kinda how the cars that part under my apt window at the store with that massive amount of bass, nothing else. You dont even hear the words, Just base and a lead that also just bass.

post #2667 of 3907
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post

Kinda how the cars that part under my apt window at the store with that massive amount of bass, nothing else. You dont even hear the words, Just base and a lead that also just bass.
I'm okay with bass... But not at the expense of everything else. Lol. Oh, my friend said my k240's produced the greatest vocals he's ever heard.
post #2668 of 3907
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

I'm okay with bass... But not at the expense of everything else. Lol. Oh, my friend said my k240's produced the greatest vocals he's ever heard.

Then you wouldn't like the JVC SZ. It sacrifices a lot in mids and treble
post #2669 of 3907
Bose did make some decent stuff that were raved on by audiophiles more than a couple of decades ago
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post
 

Kinda how the cars that part under my apt window at the store with that massive amount of bass, nothing else. You dont even hear the words, Just base and a lead that also just bass.

 

You do realize that's partly because bass is omnidirectional and penetrates the car's body more readily, right? 

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