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post #721 of 3818
Perfect pitch (as I understand it):
The ability to recognize a note without any other relative notes.

For example, if I hear a single note being played from a piano, I won't immediately be able to tell you which one it is. If you then play a few more notes, I would be able to work it out fairly quickly. Maybe you don't play anything else but I quietly hum a scale in my head and work it out. That's relative pitch and we can all develop this skill.

Someone with perfect pitch would be able to recognise the single note without any further help, from memory as it were. From what I've been told, you're either born with it or not. The fact that you can't really tell whether someone is actually just using relative pitch as opposed to perfect pitch shrouds the whole thing in controversy and many argue it's a myth, similar to a photographic memory.
post #722 of 3818
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Originally Posted by Orkboy View Post

Perfect pitch (as I understand it):
The ability to recognize a note without any other relative notes.

For example, if I hear a single note being played from a piano, I won't immediately be able to tell you which one it is. If you then play a few more notes, I would be able to work it out fairly quickly. Maybe you don't play anything else but I quietly hum a scale in my head and work it out. That's relative pitch and we can all develop this skill.

Someone with perfect pitch would be able to recognise the single note without any further help, from memory as it were. From what I've been told, you're either born with it or not. The fact that you can't really tell whether someone is actually just using relative pitch as opposed to perfect pitch shrouds the whole thing in controversy and many argue it's a myth, similar to a photographic memory.
it must be really annoying to people with perfect pitch when someone slows down or speeds up a track without pitch correction.
post #723 of 3818
Hey audiophiles! Do you spend all day singing pitch perfect versions of Bowers famous song? You know, the one that goes "Golden Ears, doo doo wah"?
post #724 of 3818
Perfect pitch aint a myth. I have it and I know many other people who have it as well.
post #725 of 3818

Knowing my Sennheiser HD600 arrived at last, a coworker have been asking me to bring my Sennheiser HD600 and Aune T1 setup to office.... I'm a lazy person, so I've been saying no.

Been poisoning him with cheap but pretty good earphone, Audio-Technica SJ33, and Golding DR150 using FiiO E10, so he could understand and appreciate the differences.

What do you all think, should I bring my Aune T1 and Sennheiser HD600 to office? evil_smiley.gif

post #726 of 3818
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

Knowing my Sennheiser HD600 arrived at last, a coworker have been asking me to bring my Sennheiser HD600 and Aune T1 setup to office.... I'm a lazy person, so I've been saying no.

Been poisoning him with cheap but pretty good earphone, Audio-Technica SJ33, and Golding DR150 using FiiO E10, so he could understand and appreciate the differences.

What do you all think, should I bring my Aune T1 and Sennheiser HD600 to office? evil_smiley.gif

Yes!!

post #727 of 3818
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

Knowing my Sennheiser HD600 arrived at last, a coworker have been asking me to bring my Sennheiser HD600 and Aune T1 setup to office.... I'm a lazy person, so I've been saying no.

Been poisoning him with cheap but pretty good earphone, Audio-Technica SJ33, and Golding DR150 using FiiO E10, so he could understand and appreciate the differences.

What do you all think, should I bring my Aune T1 and Sennheiser HD600 to office? evil_smiley.gif

Convert! Convert! Convert!

post #728 of 3818
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

Knowing my Sennheiser HD600 arrived at last, a coworker have been asking me to bring my Sennheiser HD600 and Aune T1 setup to office.... I'm a lazy person, so I've been saying no.

Been poisoning him with cheap but pretty good earphone, Audio-Technica SJ33, and Golding DR150 using FiiO E10, so he could understand and appreciate the differences.

What do you all think, should I bring my Aune T1 and Sennheiser HD600 to office? evil_smiley.gif

YES! YES!

post #729 of 3818
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

Knowing my Sennheiser HD600 arrived at last, a coworker have been asking me to bring my Sennheiser HD600 and Aune T1 setup to office.... I'm a lazy person, so I've been saying no.

Been poisoning him with cheap but pretty good earphone, Audio-Technica SJ33, and Golding DR150 using FiiO E10, so he could understand and appreciate the differences.

What do you all think, should I bring my Aune T1 and Sennheiser HD600 to office? evil_smiley.gif

Do Itbeyersmile.png

post #730 of 3818
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

Knowing my Sennheiser HD600 arrived at last, a coworker have been asking me to bring my Sennheiser HD600 and Aune T1 setup to office.... I'm a lazy person, so I've been saying no.
Been poisoning him with cheap but pretty good earphone, Audio-Technica SJ33, and Golding DR150 using FiiO E10, so he could understand and appreciate the differences.
What do you all think, should I bring my Aune T1 and Sennheiser HD600 to office? evil_smiley.gif

If your office allows (mine wouldn't) do it the Aune is a compact package. By the way how does the T1 do in driving the 600s. I have been considerering moving up from the 558s (which work great with the Aune T1) but want to stick with the T1.
post #731 of 3818

It's done. And he really impressed with HD600 + Aune T1. He made me laugh because he keep looking left, right and even behind when I played some musics with pretty good recording. And he got this awed face when I play some live recording (just ordinary / mainstream band), he said "it's like I'm there!" He even sing along the lyrics, made me laughing because I know he wasn't the kind who like to sing along to a song. I'm sure he didn't aware of it! biggrin.gif

 

I also got 2 other good friends to try it. One, a man, he just sit there, closed his eyes and grinning like crazy. He also keep looking left and right, just like my first friend, and keep saying "damn it, damn it, damn it....". He also trying some high bitrate movie and awed at how holographic HD600 is. He also wondering (with awed face), just how Sennheiser engineer made those sound placement and details just from 2 small speaker.

 

The other good friend (woman), loved how comfortable HD600 is (good thing she didn't know just how head-crusher HD600 at first is) and how smooth the treble. She said the high notes isn't painful to her ears, even when she increase the volume. She kinds of like me, rather sensitive to treble bigsmile_face.gif

 

Got other 2 coworker to try to, but didn't get as much interesting response, I think they both afraid how they would wanting if they trying the headphone too long wink_face.gif

 

General impression from my friends is how detailed, life-like and how very convincing the sound placement of HD600 is. They now understand why I spent my money on HD600 and Aune T1, even when they can't justify spending as much. Now, lets just wait and see if some of them ask me advice of buying good budged headphone.... evil_smiley.gif

 

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Yes!!

 

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Convert! Convert! Convert!

 

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YES! YES!

 

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Do Itbeyersmile.png

 

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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post


If your office allows (mine wouldn't) do it the Aune is a compact package. By the way how does the T1 do in driving the 600s. I have been considerering moving up from the 558s (which work great with the Aune T1) but want to stick with the T1.

I found with gain at 10, Aune T1 drive the HD600 at satisfactory level.

Actually, using gain 0 gave better sonic performance, to my ears it sounded less strained, but the volume is just too low. So gain 10 is kind of middle ground: not as relaxed as gain 0 but with enough volume. Now time to get my paws on some good tubes....


Edited by jipan - 7/24/13 at 5:23am
post #732 of 3818
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post


General impression from my friends is how detailed, life-like and how very convincing the sound placement of HD600 is. They now understand why I spent my money on HD600 and Aune T1, even when they can't justify spending as much. Now, lets just wait and see if some of them ask me advice of buying good budged headphone.... evil_smiley.gif

I found with gain at 10, Aune T1 drive the HD600 at satisfactory level.
Actually, using gain 0 gave better sonic performance, to my ears it sounded less strained, but the volume is just too low. So gain 10 is kind of middle ground: not as relaxed as gain 0 but with enough volume. Now time to get my paws on some good tubes....

Glad this went well! My wife had a similar awed reaction when she first heard my modest Aune T1, Sennheiser HD558 set up. As for tube rolling there's plenty of information at: http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq . Good luck.
post #733 of 3818
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Originally Posted by jipan View Post

It's done. And he really impressed with HD600 + Aune T1. He made me laugh because he keep looking left, right and even behind when I played some musics with pretty good recording. And he got this awed face when I play some live recording (just ordinary / mainstream band), he said "it's like I'm there!" He even sing along the lyrics, made me laughing because I know he wasn't the kind who like to sing along to a song. I'm sure he didn't aware of it! biggrin.gif

 

I also got 2 other good friends to try it. One, a man, he just sit there, closed his eyes and grinning like crazy. He also keep looking left and right, just like my first friend, and keep saying "damn it, damn it, damn it....". He also trying some high bitrate movie and awed at how holographic HD600 is. He also wondering (with awed face), just how Sennheiser engineer made those sound placement and details just from 2 small speaker.

 

If you think the HD600 are already amazing with soundstage and imaging... wait till you try them balanced biggrin.gif. I've heard the HD600 on a very nice balanced rig and it was truly impressive... even on my own Schiit stack... the HD650s just get way more head time than my Annies cause of the superior soundstage... and of course the legendary laid back, easy for long-listening sound of the HD600/650.

post #734 of 3818
Lol my friend has tried a couple of my headphones... Mainly the m100 (returned a while ago lol), sony mdr 1r(dynamat modded), and the gr02(the random budget in ear). Everytime he listens and says nothing... A couple days ago he just tells me he's getting a pair of ue900s... Because i randomly mentioned it to him a couple weeks ago.

Best part:
My friends dad is also getting him a wireless beats because he gets them for free...
And also he's jumping from a skullcandy 50/50 to a ue900 and i'm not even sure if he's going to like them lol
Edited by Darknet - 7/28/13 at 8:26pm
post #735 of 3818
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

Lol my friend has tried a couple of my headphones... Mainly the m100 (returned a while ago lol), sony mdr 1r(dynamat modded), and the gr02(the random budget in ear). Everytime he listens and says nothing... A couple days ago he just tells me he's getting a pair of ue900s... Because i randomly mentioned it to him a couple weeks ago.

Best part:
My friends dad is also getting him a wireless beats because he gets them for free...
And also he's jumping from a skullcandy 50/50 to a ue900 and i'm not even sure if he's going to like them lol

Do we have a possible conversion in the works?

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