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post #421 of 3944

I think parents in general will go crazy if 1k is being spend on something that they didnt understand.

post #422 of 3944
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Originally Posted by zombie medic View Post

i told my parents i was thinking of spending well over 1 grand on a nice audio rig and they went crazy. 

 

You should explain them the benefits of high end audio. tongue.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/605778/how-to-persuade-someone-to-let-you-get-expensive-headphones

post #423 of 3944
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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

 

You should explain them the benefits of high end audio. tongue.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/605778/how-to-persuade-someone-to-let-you-get-expensive-headphones

yeah i guess i should lol. well that and its my money not theres that im going to use. biggrin.gif

post #424 of 3944
I usually lie about how much my stuff costs with my family.
post #425 of 3944
I just compare the cost of the headphones to the cost of the guitar or skateboard or whatever their hobby is and hope they understand....
post #426 of 3944
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

I just compare the cost of the headphones to the cost of the guitar or skateboard or whatever their hobby is and hope they understand....

sadly nobody in my family has a costly hobby

post #427 of 3944

Sorry for half off topic post but i got asked a nonsensical question a few days ago.

guy: Hey!! When is HD900 coming out??
me: uhh... not anytime soon...
guy: What?? Shet....!
me: Why? Your HD800 that you broke not good enough for you? Not enough bass?
guy: no.... just asking..... So when do you think it's coming out?
me: 99.99% not in  5 years, 95% not in 10 years, and 50% never coming out.
guy: dam.....
me: i assure you that you would finish high school and collage way before any mention of it releases.
guy: why is that so??
me: Bad business and marketing strategy. Also do you really think it is that easy to make one?
guy: oh....


Edited by streetdragon - 5/4/13 at 9:04am
post #428 of 3944

Totally not off-topic or anything like that, but...

 

I was talking about the "journey" a while ago (and about Apple).

I received my Mytek Stereo 192 DSD-DAC this morning and it sounds epic.

And the swag level of Mytek + V200 stacked is just over 9000, this looks badass.

I heard that the Mytek has burn-in, but I'm not that much of a believer of burn-in.

Probably the brain adjusting instead of the other way around.

 

The latest 4 photos are new:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.420965784646997.98456.100002007388757&type=1&l=ad0db6a24a

Other, rage-inspiring info can be found on my profile page.


Edited by MelvinV - 5/4/13 at 10:10am
post #429 of 3944

Well today (and many other times, I live in Brazil for 6 months at a time) a Brazilian wanted to try out my entry level HFI 580's with E6 combo. I have a set of newly acquired HE-400's and a Maverick Audio A1 at home, waiting to be shipped down :).

 

Anyways the setup right now goes Foobar2k >  RBE > Wasapi > Flac

. He decided to go onto Youtube and try out a few songs like 'I Cry' and a few other modern pop songs. Anyways he said he liked Daft Punk so I decided to play him 'Get Lucky' with a 2926k FLAC bitrate with 88,2 Hz sample rate. Well I didn't get my headphones back for about 30 minutes because he kept scrolling through my music library choosing some SHM, Daft Punk, and other electronica.

 

His response (in Portuguese) was very very very good! :)

 

EDIT ** Might I add, he listened to about 1/3'rd of my FLAC discography of Daft Punk, so much longer than half an hour. :)


Edited by semaj8james - 5/5/13 at 3:55pm
post #430 of 3944
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Originally Posted by semaj8james View Post

Well today (and many other times, I live in Brazil for 6 months at a time) a Brazilian wanted to try out my entry level HFI 580's with E6 combo. I have a set of newly acquired HE-400's and a Maverick Audio A1 at home, waiting to be shipped down :).

 

Anyways the setup right now goes Foobar2k >  RBE > Wasapi > Flac

. He decided to go onto Youtube and try out a few songs like 'I Cry' and a few other modern pop songs. Anyways he said he liked Daft Punk so I decided to play him 'Get Lucky' with a 2926k FLAC bitrate with 88,2 Hz sample rate. Well I didn't get my headphones back for about 30 minutes because he kept scrolling through my music library choosing some SHM, Daft Punk, and other electronica.

 

His response (in Portuguese) was very very very good! :)

 

EDIT ** Might I add, he listened to about 1/3'rd of my FLAC discography of Daft Punk, so much longer than half an hour. :)

 

 

the 24/88 get lucky release is really good! 

post #431 of 3944
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Originally Posted by semaj8james View Post

Well today (and many other times, I live in Brazil for 6 months at a time) a Brazilian wanted to try out my entry level HFI 580's with E6 combo. I have a set of newly acquired HE-400's and a Maverick Audio A1 at home, waiting to be shipped down smily_headphones1.gif.

Where are you? It's so rare to see someone from Brazil around here! =D (I'm from Rio btw)
post #432 of 3944
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Originally Posted by semaj8james View Post

Well today (and many other times, I live in Brazil for 6 months at a time) a Brazilian wanted to try out my entry level HFI 580's with E6 combo. I have a set of newly acquired HE-400's and a Maverick Audio A1 at home, waiting to be shipped down smily_headphones1.gif.

Anyways the setup right now goes Foobar2k >  RBE > Wasapi > Flac
. He decided to go onto Youtube and try out a few songs like 'I Cry' and a few other modern pop songs. Anyways he said he liked Daft Punk so I decided to play him 'Get Lucky' with a 2926k FLAC bitrate with 88,2 Hz sample rate. Well I didn't get my headphones back for about 30 minutes because he kept scrolling through my music library choosing some SHM, Daft Punk, and other electronica.

His response (in Portuguese) was very very very good! smily_headphones1.gif

EDIT ** Might I add, he listened to about 1/3'rd of my FLAC discography of Daft Punk, so much longer than half an hour. smily_headphones1.gif

Where did you get such a high quality copy of Get Lucky?
post #433 of 3944
Where did you get such a high quality copy of Get Lucky?

 

The single has been out for a while.

post #434 of 3944
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Originally Posted by FrequencyBlue View Post

sadly nobody in my family has a costly hobby

Mediocrity is a mighty costly hobby.  :D

post #435 of 3944
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Originally Posted by jcdamascenojr View Post


Where are you? It's so rare to see someone from Brazil around here! =D (I'm from Rio btw)

Belo Horizonte In Minas Gerais (Toca Da Raposa I is my exact location)

Cruzeiro is in my blood ;S

Rio's pretty nice, love the beach and the girls. Especially the girls :s

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