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I would be buried with my gear. No one I know deserves it.

I say donate to other Head-Fi members you feel most deservingbiggrin.gif

Will do, but I am not really planning to die soon.

 

I think Jerg should have my Stax system. I think he needs something new to have fun with, perhaps mod, and maybe he could expand his horizon in the realm of different types of sound reproduction. I really did coming from the HE-500 as my only headphone.

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Will do, but I am not really planning to die soon.

 

I think Jerg should have my Stax system. I think he needs something new to have fun with, perhaps mod, and maybe he could expand his horizon in the realm of different types of sound reproduction. I really did coming from the HE-500 as my only headphone.

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post #558 of 3633
Brought my Yulong d100mk2 dac + haflar 1000 + stax energizer + sr007mk2 over to my girlfriend's house to show her parents. Got some good impressions xD
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Everybody thinks I love to waste money smily_headphones1.gif
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PastaChief wrote:
"Not many people I know are supportive of my headphone purchasing [...]"

Same here... Well, in fact, NOBODY is supportive.

Techboy wrote:
"Everybody thinks I love to waste money."

Same here + everybody thinks i'm a psycho, which is probably true.
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No one in my family seemed to think much of my audio gear till my son heard my T1, then he wanted to know who gets those when I dieeek.gif

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I'm not surprised your friend thought that. tongue.gif The only reason the M50 have so much hype is because they're an excellent jack-of-all-trades beginner phone. They're not Beats-killers by any means, frankly.

Sorry for the subject confusion... I mean to say that after using my M50 daily for a few weeks, as well as my even "bassy-er" Sennheiser HD238, he thought the Beats line was trash. I ended up defending the Pro's actually and having him try them out... He wasn't impressed.

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Told my coworker to try out my new Grado SR325is. He's a rock bassist so I figured he'd appreciate really music headphones. Played him The Lemon Song (24/96 FLAC) through my FiiO E10 into the Grados with G-cushions. He was very impressed, first thing he said was "Man, these things are so clear! I can't believe how much I can hear!" I was proud.

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I just cannot figure out people who are seriously into music but have no interest in aquiring better audio equipment. My brother, for example, has one of the largest CD collections i have ever seen and he has gone from a $30 philips boombox to macbook pro built-in speakers and seems to be content with leaving it at that. He has heard his music on my systems over the years and he really loves how it sounds, but it never inspires him to get a nice system of his own.
I have found this time and time again, people who would have spent maybe $5,000 plus on albums who listen to music at least 1 hour every day and they are completely satisfied by their "bee-in-a-box" audio system. What is even more perplexing when some of these people argue that buying a nicer audio system is a negative thing and possibly is not what the artist intended their music to be played on! I know there are some artists that deliberately record on 12 track and vintage systems to achieve a certain sound, but i doubt that playing their music on a high-end rig is going to ruin the sound of their recording.
Sometimes people are strange.... And they call me strange for wanting to get the most out of my music collection?
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Enjoyment of music does not depend on the quality of its source. I would have thought that would be blindingly obvious. Emotional attachment is far more to do with environment, circumstance and memory. If you were to list your favourite experiences of music, how many would be you sitting listening to your high end rig on your own vs those of a communal, social nature?

Here:s another thing - audiophilia is an addiction that hides the simple truth that you don't need to spend much to get good sound. When it becomes more about the kit than the music itself, you need help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs1aUws0Lrs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Have you seen this film about the Greek Audiophile club? check it out - it's hilarious and quite sad.
Edited by Muzeick - 7/13/13 at 1:04am
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Originally Posted by Muzeick View Post

Enjoyment of music does not depend on the quality of its source. I would have thought that would be blindingly obvious. Emotional attachment is far more to do with environment, circumstance and memory. If you were to list your favourite experiences of music, how many would be you sitting listening to your high end rig on your own vs those of a communal, social nature?

Here:s another thing - audiophilia is an addiction that hides the simple truth that you don't need to spend much to get good sound. When it becomes more about the kit than the music itself, you need help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs1aUws0Lrs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Have you seen this film about the Greek Audiophile club? check it out - it's hilarious and quite sad.


Honestly, all my favorite and most memorable listening experiences have involved me sitting alone listening to my music.

 

I don't know what you are referring to by the term "source" in your first statement.  If you are talking about recording quality, I think there is a point at which it gets frustrating for me (such as really old recordings of great masters) where I do find myself wishing it could be re-recorded with high quality gear.  If you are refering to the source being the device that produces the music, I would again say that there is a point where I would get frustrated with a dodgy player.  Maybe if you want some background music at a party sure whip out the boom box and enjoy the ambience, but if you are wanting to really study the music and listen to the finer points of the performance I doubt people would go for the $30 bee-in-a-box over a $10,000 rig if they were offered the choice.

 

Maybe this hobby is an addiction, but after hearing expensive high-end systems my bar for what I would refer to as "good sound" has definitely been raised.

 

I do agree though, I don't think I will be joining the Greek Audiophile Club anytime soon.  I don't really require an earthquake resistant turntable. wink_face.gif


Edited by Audio Jester - 7/13/13 at 3:33am
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Sorry to hear that. While I agree that it's nice to listen to music on your own, it's also just a very small part of what music is about. It should be a soundtrack to your life, not the life itself.
Edited by Muzeick - 7/13/13 at 4:23am
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Originally Posted by Muzeick View Post

Enjoyment of music does not depend on the quality of its source. I would have thought that would be blindingly obvious. Emotional attachment is far more to do with environment, circumstance and memory. If you were to list your favourite experiences of music, how many would be you sitting listening to your high end rig on your own vs those of a communal, social nature?

Here:s another thing - audiophilia is an addiction that hides the simple truth that you don't need to spend much to get good sound. When it becomes more about the kit than the music itself, you need help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs1aUws0Lrs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Have you seen this film about the Greek Audiophile club? check it out - it's hilarious and quite sad.

 

i think there are many people like that on these forums but as it is headphones only then it won't cost as much as their speaker setups. And yes it is an obsession and many people here are suffering from it.

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It might be controversial to say this, but I don't think listening to music should be conducted critically at all. You don't need to spend much these days to listen to music on the move and get a truckload of fun out of it. Why do you need more? Why sit ere street king your chin analysing all these separate elements? Thus kind of molecular geekery that some audiophiles practise is complete anathema to the majority of people and for good reason - the majority of people can quite easily love and enjoy music without needing to take a third mortgage out to buy a headphone amp.
post #570 of 3633
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Originally Posted by Muzeick View Post

It might be controversial to say this, but I don't think listening to music should be conducted critically at all. You don't need to spend much these days to listen to music on the move and get a truckload of fun out of it. Why do you need more? Why sit ere street king your chin analysing all these separate elements? Thus kind of molecular geekery that some audiophiles practise is complete anathema to the majority of people and for good reason - the majority of people can quite easily love and enjoy music without needing to take a third mortgage out to buy a headphone amp.

 

There's always a second side to the same coin. 

 

I feel the 'molecular geekery' also allows for the appreciation of finer nuances in music, including detailed input from various personnel.

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