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post #11566 of 18732
Buying stuff from hd tracks is hit and miss mostly
The reason why it sounds better st 24/96 is because that's what it is really.
They lie when they say it is above. I honestly do not buy from them anymore.
Acoustic sounds blue note. Channel classics
Native DSD. Opus3. All have real DSD or high res.
the others lie at times. Also blue coast records
It's a same we spend our money over and over on music and get ripped off.
Al
post #11567 of 18732
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

One of the better sounding hires files i have .   http://www.hdtracks.com/there-s-a-time-134480

The Doug Macleod download is recorded in 24/176.2 it says so on the Reference Recordings website. And believe me, that is one good sounding download.!

But it is true that HD tracks are not always clear about the original format. But I it seems to me they are starting to be more honest about it now.

That is what I like so much about the Sound Liaison guys, they sell one format only, and that is the one to one copy of the studio master file.

They did not even convert to flac until recently. (public demand?)

And they credit the equipment used down to the last detail and describe the recording process as well.....see this youtube link;

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 Sound Liaison, producing recordings available only in 24-bit/96kHz downloads that mirror the master recording. And man, are they ever sweet. I've seldom heard recordings that were so successful in both performance and sound aspects.'' Rad Bennett, SoundStage!
The 9 pieces of music were performed live in the studio in front of a select audience.The musicians were placed in front of a stereo pair of microphones with additional spot microphones on each instrument. The musicians were playing without headphones, the reason being that we believe that when we get the musicians to play together in the same room, without headphones, it creates a number of musical and technical benefits:

As they are not ''separated'' by the headphones, the musicians, in order to hear each other are forced to create a natural and musical balance, a balance which is then easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones. Because of the natural and musical balance the need for compression to control levels is no longer necessary. Since everybody is in the same room, the boxed sound which is so common in many modern recordings is absent and the sound of the room helps ''glue'' the sound of the recording.
Mixing headphones: Sennheiser HD800
post #11568 of 18732

I've got to say I am not a fan of this guy, but this sounds amazing with the HD800:

 

 

 

post #11569 of 18732
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

 

:beerchug:

 

I think I' m not far of the same point. I received a Beyerdynamic T1 Monday and I'm currently testing it but it will not stay at home for a long time.  My Ultrasone is gone and I've really no need of another headphone for my tastes and what I listen to usually.

Cool, is there any music you prefer on the Beyers compared to the HD800? I've been tempted a few times to check them out. I did enjoy the DT880's. 

post #11570 of 18732
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Cool, is there any music you prefer on the Beyers compared to the HD800?

 

No. but I have the worst difficulties to keep the T1 on my ears because of the treble peak. I had the same problem with the DT880.  

 

I need more time  to be more accustomed to this Beyer Treble then I'll be able to be more accurate ;) .

post #11571 of 18732

Scientific studies have just shown...

 

The Sennheiser HD 800 makes you smarter!

 

Why, you ask?

 

Well, when someone offers a piece of advice or an opinion here on head-fi.org, I look at their avatar to see their ranking.  If they are not a Headphonius Supremius, I then look at their avatar to see if it shows an HD 800.  If not, I go to their profile to see if they have one.  That determines whether I think they know what they are talking about!  :bigsmile_face:

 

So clearly, folks who have an HD 800 know more.

 

I have now invited myself to this distinguished Table of the Cognoscenti.  I took the bull by the horns, put my shoulder to the wheel, kept my head in the clouds while keeping my boots on the ground.

 

Yes, I have just ordered my very own HD 800, as well as the HDVD 800 amplifier.

 

Since I know that red headphones sound the best (see last line on the blackboard here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/723284/things-that-people-think-are-special-are-not-so-special-after-all-when-knowledge-of-the-origin-is-taken-away/15#post_10643801 ),  I ordered my headphones and amplifier through Colorware:

 

 

These will go well with the wonderful FIAT Abarth Cabrio automobile that I bought the first of in Michigan over a year ago...

 

 

... and I have my eye on a color-coordinated power source to drive the whole setup for my own Portable Audio System:

 

OK... so I am now an Enlightened Audiophile Expert.  What is the first topic you'd like my advice upon?

post #11572 of 18732
So what did you learn from me or my avatar
???
post #11573 of 18732
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

So what did you learn from me or my avatar
???


Well, the main thing from you is that wonderful post about "Audio Flat Stuff," which of course with my eyes still dazzled by my nearly-new color-coordinated Fiat Abarth Cabrio, I read all the way through thinking you were talking about "Audio Fiat Stuff!"  Looks almost the same!!  :wink_face: 

post #11574 of 18732
Hahahaha can I show me the post please.

Al
post #11575 of 18732
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Hahahaha can I show me the post please.

Al

 

Sure... go here>  http://www.head-fi.org/t/703069/a-must-read-for-us-headfiers#post_10218052

 

"Nay, you claim, I merely posted something from someone else??"

 

Nope... Just like credit goes to Von Karajan as well as to Beethoven when Von Karajan records a Beethoven symphony with his orchestra, credit accrues to you for what you choose to post!


Edited by kayandjohn - 7/3/14 at 4:17pm
post #11576 of 18732
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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

....

 

Well, when someone offers a piece of advice or an opinion here on head-fi.org, I look at their avatar to see their ranking.  If they are not a Headphonius Supremius, I then look at their avatar to see if it shows an HD 800.  If not, I go to their profile to see if they have one.  That determines whether I think they know what they are talking about!  :bigsmile_face:

 

 

Egads!  I'll grant you that hd800 ownership is a good metric for assessing whether a given poster is qualified to discuss hd800's, but the "supremus" label is simply a function of post count.  I recognize the above was partially in jest, but I do find it unfortunate that audio forum "titles" generally lend weight to the opinions of members based on the simple quantity, rather than the quality, of their posts, audio expertise, attendance at meets, length of involvement in the community etc.  Frankly, even character or word count would be a better measure than post count because it would discourage the use of "+1's", which are really just circumventing the intended use of the thumbs up button.  No disrespect intended to the prolific posters, particularly in this thread.  You guys are basically the engine that keeps on driving head-fi.  I just think the "supremus" label is a bit of a misnomer at this point.  

post #11577 of 18732


I remember that now  it was about eq and headphones . it is a good read at least I thought it was.  what can I say some things you can teach .

 

well anyway I do not show anything I have but all joking aside I have some nice stuff and I have been in this hobby all my life. so I guess I can add something here and there .

anyway sorry if you did not like it . you can ask me questions I will post answers. .

 

a short list of stuff I own is

headphones

hd800

he 60

stax 009

lcd 3 new one

he 6

 

IEM,S

ROXANNES

PP6 BY UM

JH 13 AND 16 FP

JH3A AND JH 16 FP COMBO

FITEAR TG 334 MADE CUSTOM

and a few others

 

headphone amps

hdvd800

woo wa 5 all out tube up grades like frank I had

woo wes all upgrades

krell kav 400 xi

 

dacs

ps audio direct stream

audio gd M7

mytek

lampizator big 7

hugo

MSB  stack platinum plus and galaxy clock umt plus diamond and dual transport psu,s

 

AP1/PP

OFFRAMP 5 ALL OPTIONS AND NEW PSU

 

speakers

infinity IRS 1 B

infinity IRS V

and a whole bunch of other stuff for the speakers . DEQX active cross over

 

AL

post #11578 of 18732
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Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
 

 

Egads!  I'll grant you that hd800 ownership is a good metric for assessing whether a given poster is qualified to discuss hd800's, but the "supremus" label is simply a function of post count.  I recognize the above was partially in jest, but I do find it unfortunate that audio forum "titles" generally lend weight to the opinions of members based on the simple quantity, rather than the quality, of their posts, audio expertise, attendance at meets, length of involvement in the community etc.  Frankly, even character or word count would be a better measure than post count because it would discourage the use of "+1's", which are really just circumventing the intended use of the thumbs up button.  No disrespect intended to the prolific posters, particularly in this thread.  You guys are basically the engine that keeps on driving head-fi.  I just think the "supremus" label is a bit of a misnomer at this point.  


YES +1  I agree with you look at me I am idiot and look at the title I have  .  al kidding aside the whole concept of figuring it all out is complex but I do think trying as he typed is a good start. I have some knowledge or at least I know what  I like and I type horrible and get bashed and flamed . I do try to help if I can and post counts do say something to that. I use to have list of all the stuff I had till someone or group got me upset and I deleted the whole thing. but I did do the same thing and pm people as get done to me . anything is better than just glazing over and buying stuff cause some kid in the china says its great .

 

al

post #11579 of 18732
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post
 


YES +1  I agree with you look at me I am idiot and look at the title I have  .  al kidding aside the whole concept of figuring it all out is complex but I do think trying as he typed is a good start. I have some knowledge or at least I know what  I like and I type horrible and get bashed and flamed . I do try to help if I can and post counts do say something to that. I use to have list of all the stuff I had till someone or group got me upset and I deleted the whole thing. but I did do the same thing and pm people as get done to me . anything is better than just glazing over and buying stuff cause some kid in the china says its great .

 

al

 

Well played, and I agree for the most part.  But for the record, I give your opinion weight cause you've clearly been in the game for a long time, have a ton of gear and obviously do go out of your way to respond to others and answer their questions based on your substantial experience.  The only extent to which your post count plays in for me are the posts I've personally read in this thread (and I think the prior hd800 thread?) over the years.

 

I'm probably just getting ornery after too many years of reading these forums, but I'd value posts by an EE or audio engineer, with a post count of 12, 100x more than the post of a 15 year old who hangs out all day in the video game forum and the "what I'm listening to right now" thread, posting thousands of youtube links and/or about how great his $50 skullcandy buds sound.  That the latter is a "supremus" bums me out. 

 

(Edit to correct typo)


Edited by skeptic - 7/3/14 at 5:19pm
post #11580 of 18732

Just go the HD800, I got to say, I'm not too impressed with it.  It is resolving for sure, but it does sound thin.  I would say it's on the cold side.  I much prefer the HE-6.  It doesn't wow me like when I first got the HE-6.  The treble sounds tinny or should I say unnatural.  :( 

 

I got to say HD800 has that BA iem tinny sound.  I would say HD800 is one of those phones that doesn't sound differentiated from iems like the LCD or the HE6.  To me it sound like iems.  Closer to what I remember of ER4.


Edited by SilverEars - 7/3/14 at 6:30pm
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