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post #3586 of 3600

Headphones do appreciate in value like luxury watches, as long as you get a pair of luxury headphones like MDR R10 and you take care of it like a luxury watch.

post #3587 of 3600
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Well dischord PM'ed me and bugged me about the Skullcandy Crushers there, so I blocked and reported him. I don't get why they even let 15 yr. olds on the site.

Slightly more on topic, I spotted a guy wearing HD598's from across the street waiting for a bus. I went and talked to him for a few minutes, and suggested he get a Fiio E18 or iBasso D-Zero for his Moto X, and that he would definitely notice an imporvement in the sound over running them off of his phone. He is the FIRST guy with good headphones that I've seen. I've seen some okay stuff, but nothing surprising like the Senns.

I've learned that it is easier to wow people with on/over ear headphones than IEM's. Once you've acquired the taste, IEM's seem to become more important.
I'm offended, I'm 15 too you know!
Anyway. Positive reactions from my buddies. One swore by beats, so I made him buy a PortaPro and Antec dBs. Now he comes to ask what senns he should buy. Looking to get him to buy the Alessandro MS1. I gave another guy my Monoprice 9927, which he uses a lot. When letting him audition my Sony MDR-ZX100, he declined saying "don't tempt me, I'm saving for an SSD. A musician friend heard the ZX100s and bought one of his own. Don't need high end gear to convert people. Also, 2 other people heard the Klipsch Reference S4i, and the PortaPro, to great approval.
post #3588 of 3600
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Originally Posted by BWAS1000 View Post


I'm offended, I'm 15 too you know!
Anyway. Positive reactions from my buddies. One swore by beats, so I made him buy a PortaPro and Antec dBs. Now he comes to ask what senns he should buy. Looking to get him to buy the Alessandro MS1. I gave another guy my Monoprice 9927, which he uses a lot. When letting him audition my Sony MDR-ZX100, he declined saying "don't tempt me, I'm saving for an SSD. A musician friend heard the ZX100s and bought one of his own. Don't need high end gear to convert people. Also, 2 other people heard the Klipsch Reference S4i, and the PortaPro, to great approval.

A friend tried out many headphones at a Headfi meet a few days ago.

 

...Then he tells me he thinks his $30 Razer Morays are head and shoulders above all the headphones there.

 

 

Another friend enjoys the Alpha Dog and the LCDs a lot.

post #3589 of 3600
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I'm offended, I'm 15 too you know!

Anyway. Positive reactions from my buddies. One swore by beats, so I made him buy a PortaPro and Antec dBs. Now he comes to ask what senns he should buy. Looking to get him to buy the Alessandro MS1. I gave another guy my Monoprice 9927, which he uses a lot. When letting him audition my Sony MDR-ZX100, he declined saying "don't tempt me, I'm saving for an SSD. A musician friend heard the ZX100s and bought one of his own. Don't need high end gear to convert people. Also, 2 other people heard the Klipsch Reference S4i, and the PortaPro, to great approval.
A friend tried out many headphones at a Headfi meet a few days ago.

...Then he tells me he thinks his $30 Razer Morays are head and shoulders above all the headphones there.


Another friend enjoys the Alpha Dog and the LCDs a lot.
what, Razer headphones its so easy to tell the difference..
post #3590 of 3600
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post


what, Razer headphones its so easy to tell the difference..

I dunno.

I don't even.

post #3591 of 3600
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Originally Posted by Dark_wizzie View Post
 

I dunno.

I don't even.

Don't worry about her, Americans are weird like that. At least, those I've met are. ;)

post #3592 of 3600
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Don't worry about her, Americans are weird like that. At least, those I've met are. wink.gif
ahem...
post #3593 of 3600
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Don't worry about her, Americans are weird like that. At least, those I've met are. wink.gif

Yup. Dem cray Muricans
post #3594 of 3600

America #1 Country in the World :popcorn:

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Recently one of my relatives came over, he's close to my age and has an interest in techy/photography/audio in the sense he can tell when something is good but has not actually experienced much of it first hand or knows it exists.

So I let him try out my Denon D5000's with some stuff on foobar, and he cranks up the volume, listens for a song or two, takes off the headphones, and to my surprise (because I didn't initially take him for the type to actually notice better sound) he says that is the best sounding music he has ever heard in his life. With that tone in his voice where you can tell they are genuinely impressed with what they heard (think back to the first time you ever heard something really good and it just made you smile and laugh at how stupidly good it sounded to you). I was just impressed that my headphones were actually a good enough, noticeable, improvement in sound quality for someone not used to higher end sound to really notice. Especially when you think about those times where you try a high end headphone on for the first time and they don't initially live up to your expectations until after using them for some time and only then do you really notice and appreciate the improvements they bring (I'm thinking of my experience with the beyerdynamic dt 990, my first over ear headphone).

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Originally Posted by saxelrod92 View Post

Recently one of my relatives came over, he's close to my age and has an interest in techy/photography/audio in the sense he can tell when something is good but has not actually experienced much of it first hand or knows it exists.


So I let him try out my Denon D5000's with some stuff on foobar, and he cranks up the volume, listens for a song or two, takes off the headphones, and to my surprise (because I didn't initially take him for the type to actually notice better sound) he says that is the best sounding music he has ever heard in his life. With that tone in his voice where you can tell they are genuinely impressed with what they heard (think back to the first time you ever heard something really good and it just made you smile and laugh at how stupidly good it sounded to you). I was just impressed that my headphones were actually a good enough, noticeable, improvement in sound quality for someone not used to higher end sound to really notice. Especially when you think about those times where you try a high end headphone on for the first time and they don't initially live up to your expectations until after using them for some time and only then do you really notice and appreciate the improvements they bring (I'm thinking of my experience with the beyerdynamic dt 990, my first over ear headphone).
The dt990 is something that you won't like right away, took me awhile to realise how good it is. It's so good that songs that are brick walled sounds fatiguing to the ear, making badly mastered songs unlistenable. My w3 didn't suffer from that, which is a 'relief'.tongue.gif
Edited by MachBot - Today at 2:58 am
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The dt990 is something that you won't like right away.

I think the HD800 is like that as well. I don't think many people my age are going to be like, Yay HD800s! Totally would buy it for the price!

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Originally Posted by Dark_wizzie View Post

I think the HD800 is like that as well. I don't think many people my age are going to be like, Yay HD800s! Totally would buy it for the price!
Tell me about it! I am reworking all my source files and buying a Mac Mini just as a music server! Just for the HD 800 that I have. It is ruthless.
Edited by kothganesh - Today at 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by Dark_wizzie View Post

I think the HD800 is like that as well. I don't think many people my age are going to be like, Yay HD800s! Totally would buy it for the price!
Tell me about it! I am reworking all my source files and buying a Mac Mini just as a music server! Just for the HD 800 that I have. It is ruthless.

 Ha!   :D

 

It can be picky....but when it is good....it is real good  :wink_face:

post #3600 of 3600
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

Don't worry about her, Americans are weird like that. At least, those I've met are. wink.gif

(Redneck) Here in Murica, all dem folks greats.
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