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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.

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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.
what, Razer headphones its so easy to tell the difference..
post #3588 of 4567
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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 #3589 of 4567
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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 #3590 of 4567
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Don't worry about her, Americans are weird like that. At least, those I've met are. wink.gif
ahem...
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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 #3592 of 4567

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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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 - 7/23/14 at 2:58am
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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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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 - 7/23/14 at 10:06am
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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:

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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.
post #3599 of 4567

Guys, I´m hopeless.

Got some automatic subscriptions e-mail, so ran trough its topics, and found this one. Started to read very good and funny things at first page, one poster mentioning about 10 pages. Then went down and saw 240 pages of utterly nonsense geeks trolling - in which I fit pefectly and which is so funny! I dare you guys, who do you think will read 240 pages of text in dark evenings? :-D Okay, I´ll do that.

 

And here´s mine:

I´m not really audiophile, but I like healthy quality, power and ranges of every kind of device. Just like to have that usefull quality, power and headroom for emergencies, unlike that crap which when you "put that thing(some torture)", it will catch fire :-) I believe many of you are that way.

 

It´s some time when I bought Emgeton E5 Cult MP3 player and Sennheiser PX 100s. Total cost was about $400 these days if memory serves me well. I took it eveywhere and listened everywhere, so people finally started to ask why do I do that all the time, and what do I see on just MP3 player and tinny headphones? I said "well, it´s just good quality and powerfull setup I like". Many people wanted to listen it, and all of those (usually bassheads) always freaked out when they listened it, with those headphones literally jumping on their heads (yes, PX can have powerfull bass).Then I really had people coming to listen it and then buy their own set of E5 and PX100. :-)

I have the same with moderately cheap cam - Canon EOS M. People say something like "you took just this compact cam? If I knew it, I could take that shot with my phone instead". And when they see/feel that result, they go OMG, and I go laughing "TROLLFACE".

It´s funny, how people understand to qualities, like it very much, but very small percentage of people goes for it. Why is that?....

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Originally Posted by CrashPC View Post
 

It´s funny, how people understand to qualities, like it very much, but very small percentage of people goes for it. Why is that?....

 

Plenty of reasons for this. It may not be worth the money to them despite hearing the audio quality. They are probably not that enthusiastic about music and audio as the most of us on Head-fi. Etc, etc.

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