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They're long-gone already. He's the type to blast music wherever he goes.
Too many of my friends frequently ask about how loud my headphones go, instead of the quality. Disappointing for me to hear that.
Interesting you say that, many of my friends ask the same question rather than acknowledging the quality
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I'm glad I have better/supportive friends. They don't have much experience with terminology aside from the usual advertised Treble and Bass. I gave some of them a listen to my portable cans JVC HA-S500 and the indoor Goldring DR150, all had good feedback. Most of them will comment about the bass on the S500, how low and prominent they were. I've slowly mentioned and taught them other terms like soundstage, clarity, instrument separation, etc. They always seem very interested because all of us have different interests and hobbies (one guy is a wall climbing freak, some smoke vapors/e-ciggs, some mod their import cars, some gaming rigs, etc) so we understand what means more to each person.

 

No successful converts though.

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They're long-gone already. He's the type to blast music wherever he goes.
I have a lot of friends like that.
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As well they all drive around the parking lot blasting there music thinking every one wanna hear it along with the sub woofer and the rattling.

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Luckily my friends are into hardware so when I talk to them about audio they kind of understand. I got one friend to get the m50s and now the momentum.
I talked another friend into getting decent earbuds and most likely a pair of ciems in the future.
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As well they all drive around the parking lot blasting there music thinking every one wanna hear it along with the sub woofer and the rattling.
DYNAMAT ftw tongue.gif
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DYNAMAT ftw tongue.gif

 

Forget dynamat. Most of the time the rattling would go away if they actually build the enclosures properly and secured them town tightly enough. (or secured all their modded body paneling)

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DYNAMAT ftw tongue.gif

Forget dynamat. Most of the time the rattling would go away if they actually build the enclosures properly and secured them town tightly enough. (or secured all their modded body paneling)
What does building the enclosure properly have to do anything with the car rattling, if you've got a ton of bass the car will rattle.. I don't see how doing it properly in your words, can prevent rattles.
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What does building the enclosure properly have to do anything with the car rattling, if you've got a ton of bass the car will rattle.. I don't see how doing it properly in your words, can prevent rattles.

 

+1, no matter how much sound dampening you install or how much securing you do a bit of rattling is unavoidable if you have large amounts of bass. Sound dampening does help, but It will not completely eliminate the problem.

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After talking my headphones up quite a bit over the years it was finally time to give one of my friends a chance to actually hear them. I gave him my HD595's and he seemed to really like how they looked (I think they look ugly lol). My friend loves edm so I turned on some FLAC Zedd and after the song ended he just looked at me and said "you just ruined headphones for me forever". He went on about the clarity and intimacy of the headphones after a few more songs from different genres. He was also surprised at how inexpensive my rig was and seemed interested in upgrading his headphones himself. A possible convert but we'll see how he takes it when he finds out his YouTube ripped libray needs to be replaced lol.
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What does building the enclosure properly have to do anything with the car rattling, if you've got a ton of bass the car will rattle.. I don't see how doing it properly in your words, can prevent rattles.

 

I'm talking about the people who don't know what they're doing and just shove the big amps and speakers into the car and don't actually build them properly, so the enclosures are literally shaking against the body panels. My cousin built a sub box into his jeep and the thing was literally held down with two wood screws and it didn't even sit flush with the body. And then he asks me why the bass sounds all distorted and it sounds like something's shaking in the back. Needless to say, he was cleaning sawdust out of his trunk a week later.

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What does building the enclosure properly have to do anything with the car rattling, if you've got a ton of bass the car will rattle.. I don't see how doing it properly in your words, can prevent rattles.

I'm talking about the people who don't know what they're doing and just shove the big amps and speakers into the car and don't actually build them properly, so the enclosures are literally shaking against the body panels. My cousin built a sub box into his jeep and the thing was literally held down with two wood screws and it didn't even sit flush with the body. And then he asks me why the bass sounds all distorted and it sounds like something's shaking in the back. Needless to say, he was cleaning sawdust out of his trunk a week later.
I used to install car stereos for a living so I can agree with what you are referring to. A proper box for a specific woofer is 1 of a few single most important factor in allowing the sub to play correctly. The subwoofers rms watts should also be taken into account when selecting an amp for it as well.
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Let my dad hear my desktop rig. I put on a classical piece. After a few moments he began pumping his thumb up wildly while saying "BASS. BASS." I laughed and said I couldn't adjust the bass because I had it on stereo direct. Then I put on a couple of his favorite tracks (Van Morrison) and he left saying "there's a lot of good sound in those headphones."
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I used to install car stereos for a living so I can agree with what you are referring to. A proper box for a specific woofer is 1 of a few single most important factor in allowing the sub to play correctly. The subwoofers rms watts should also be taken into account when selecting an amp for it as well.

 

Haha yep. I spent alot of time figuring out first what my alternator/battery could handle, followed by what i could fit into my trunk and then chose a sub from there. I have it bolted down extremely tight and is coupled to the body of the car. You can't even take the thing out without removing the trunk latch. Who ever would steal it from my car would certainly earn it lol, not to mention its like 70lbs. Anyways, I have very little rattling going on from the outside because its mounted so well that the energy is absorbed by the body of the car.

 

 

Back on topic, I have converted my little brother. He now has a pair of RE-400s and is running ViPER mods on his Samsung Galaxy S4 :)

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I used to install car stereos for a living so I can agree with what you are referring to. A proper box for a specific woofer is 1 of a few single most important factor in allowing the sub to play correctly. The subwoofers rms watts should also be taken into account when selecting an amp for it as well.

Haha yep. I spent alot of time figuring out first what my alternator/battery could handle, followed by what i could fit into my trunk and then chose a sub from there. I have it bolted down extremely tight and is coupled to the body of the car. You can't even take the thing out without removing the trunk latch. Who ever would steal it from my car would certainly earn it lol, not to mention its like 70lbs. Anyways, I have very little rattling going on from the outside because its mounted so well that the energy is absorbed by the body of the car.


Back on topic, I have converted my little brother. He now has a pair of RE-400s and is running ViPER mods on his Samsung Galaxy S4 smily_headphones1.gif
What kinda sub are you running, and which amp are you using?

I have a JL Audio 12w6v2 in a sealed enclosure. The box has 1.25cubic ft internal volume. Hooked up to a JL audio 500/1. Cleanest bass I've ever heard smily_headphones1.gif
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