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post #406 of 4029

^They don't claim their products to be superior to anything else. Just saying. And they are (somewhat) open about the specs of their computers.

 

Also want to add: My friend asks me to find the 'phone most similar to my HE-500 in his price range.

post #407 of 4029
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Originally Posted by MelvinV View Post

But Apple is more evil as a company, because they actually succeeded brainwashing the "commoners"!
And they act like they invented retina screens and that they're a must have. That's why the pro-world still uses 2560x1440 on 27" displays, right?
And Apple also sells mediocre products at a very premium price. My PC – Apple edition – would cost €4000+ which is around 3 times as expensive as the one I built myself.
Upgrading RAM is not possible, you need special Apple-branded ram that is 5 times as expensive! And you need to upgrade every 3 years or you won't be "cool" and "professional" anymore.

I wrote a very long response, and then I realized that we REALLY do not want to start this argument. It WILL get this thread shut down.
post #408 of 4029

Kids. Check the thread title. Does it say "Super Crazy Mega Fanboy War Battle Deluxe 2 DX Platinum Edition"? No?

post #409 of 4029
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

^They don't claim their products to be superior to anything else. Just saying. And they are (somewhat) open about the specs of their computers.

 

Also want to add: My friend asks me to find the 'phone most similar to my HE-500 in his price range.


What's your friend's price range? full budget for amp also i suppose? Cause if he wants most similar to HE-500 then that's ortho phones... which typically require at least SOME amplification.

post #410 of 4029

Got an SRD-X energizer to replace my crappy blown SRM-Xh amplifier. Though it sounds much better than my old amp, the important part of this is that it can be powered off of C batteries, which means it is fully portable without need of a wall wart.

Took it and my Lambda SR-303 to school today and some faces lit up like a Christmas tree. Imagine never having heard a good headphone before, and then hearing a mid-tier Stax rig.

 

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post #411 of 4029
He is dead set on dt770 le for some reason...
post #412 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

Got an SRD-X energizer to replace my crappy blown SRM-Xh amplifier. Though it sounds much better than my old amp, the important part of this is that it can be powered off of C batteries, which means it is fully portable without need of a wall wart.

Took it and my Lambda SR-303 to school today and some faces lit up like a Christmas tree. Imagine never having heard a good headphone before, and then hearing a mid-tier Stax rig.

 

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post #413 of 4029
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

Got an SRD-X energizer to replace my crappy blown SRM-Xh amplifier. Though it sounds much better than my old amp, the important part of this is that it can be powered off of C batteries, which means it is fully portable without need of a wall wart.

Took it and my Lambda SR-303 to school today and some faces lit up like a Christmas tree. Imagine never having heard a good headphone before, and then hearing a mid-tier Stax rig.

 

biggrin.gif

 

Now imagine someone transporting his/her high end STAX gear to school, including amp and dac.

I wonder how their faces are going to look like?

post #414 of 4029
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Just like how my parents call my phone the "android iphone"

oh god

post #415 of 4029
I can't wait for my PortaPro's to get here... Then I'll show them to some individuals and post the reactions.

And in July I'll get the HE-400.
post #416 of 4029

^The PortaPro's are what got me started!

 

...I lost them at a bowling center and thus began my hifi journey! (I actually ended up purchasing them again, simply because I like their unique sound, and missed them.)

post #417 of 4029
The Porta Pro's were my start too!
post #418 of 4029
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

I wrote a very long response, and then I realized that we REALLY do not want to start this argument. It WILL get this thread shut down.

Good choice. In computers and typing ettiquete. smily_headphones1.gif



Today my friend tried out my prtable rig with the Senny 25-1-ii hooked up. Not high end by any means but he declared that they sound just like his 20 dollar sonys. I told him to get them and listen to his favorite track and then plug in the Sennys. He shrugged and said, well they don't distort at full volume. So I let him try them with the same song on my rig and let him turn it.

I told him it would damage his hearing if he listens to it that loud for longer but he said he doesn't care. Well, glad he has those sonys that distort at 90 dB.
Edited by ev13wt - 5/3/13 at 1:54pm
post #419 of 4029

One of my students brought in his new v-moda m100s for me to try recently.  I liked the sound but the mids were a bit too recessed for me.  He makes the third convert that I know of so far, and he was thoroughly enjoying matching them against the standard beats and making the listeners jaws drop.

The other two ended up with a denon d2000/e11 amp combo and a soundmagic hp100.

 

I'm a somewhat evil middle school teacher it seems, as every now and then I end up bringing various headphones to my class to give students who have been good something interesting to try.  My students only know of generic 2.99 earbuds, stock apple earbuds, skullcandy, and beats.  It kind of blows their mind when I would let them try out something like my amperiors or magnums.  Heck, they are still impressed by the pair of monoprice 8320s I have in my desk for emergencies.  I got a real chuckle out of one trying to convince me that his skullcandy earbuds were amazing for bass.  I let him try out my vpulses and he just couldn't believe it.
 

It also shows that for the most part they can distinguish between good and bad sound.  So far I've only run into one student who couldn't tell the difference between the amperiors and his turtle beach headphones.  Of course it is another challenge completely trying to convince middle school students that there is a difference between 92k ripped from youtube music and 320k or lossless.

post #420 of 4029

i told my parents i was thinking of spending well over 1 grand on a nice audio rig and they went crazy. I let one of my friends try on my mdr-v6 and they seemed to like it alot. i think i converted my best friend by suggesting to get the mdr-v6 too.

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