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post #8041 of 24358
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

So what is my super charged cooper works MINICOOPER
Called.

Al


These days that's a "bimmer" too :rolleyes:

 

Nice car though, used to own one. As fast as anything in the bends, but too noisy on the highway for me so I sold it.

 

Are we off topic yet?

 

HD800 is a great headphone, if you don't have it you should buy it. If you used to have it and sold it that was a mistake and you will forever ponder why you made that mistake. Because it was clearly you that were in error. There... saved the post.

post #8042 of 24358
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I also have the Hardon option in my 2013 BMW X1

:bigsmile_face: :bigsmile_face:..anyway I saw that and had a chuckle what can I say Im like a kid.

 

I have to admit though the factory audio systems are way better now at least they aren't unlistenable.  I think the stereo in my 335i is decent through the mids/highs at least for stock.  I added a JL audio 13w7.  I remember my first cars, the cars sucked and were unreliable and made in the 80's those stereos in them were total garbage.  Some cheap tape player with a 2 watt per channel power, In comparison todays factory stereos are leaps better.

post #8043 of 24358
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Regardless, enjoy the new car and savour the new car smell whilst you still can! 

:beerchug: 

 

thanks everyone!! i'm really liking the new car, its hard not to speed in it though :( they drive sooo smooth! like u can be doing 100mph and it doesn't feel any different from going 60 or 80.

 

happy the system sound good and isn't too bassy and muddy or overly bright and tinny. its hard to get a car system right, unless i boost the bass, theres like no resonance anywhere. i wonder how much different it is to damp a car vs. a headphone to avoid any ringing or resonances or anything.

 

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

You kept the HE-6 over the HD800 and LCDs?:eek:

 

yeah the HD 800 are great and all as well as the LCD-3, but the HE-6 seems like the better all rounder. and it works well with my music, so i just kept that and the th-900 as my work headphone, its very versatile since easy to drive and closed.

 

 

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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

Congrats dubstep girl, the CLA is a pretty car for sure. I'm guessing the Director wasn't at work when you snapped that picture? :biggrin:

 

P.S. For those that care, BMW enthusiasts refer to the cars as "Bimmers" and the motorcycles as "Beemers."

 

lol yeah, that was off hours.

 

so is it bimmer, beemer, or beamer? i just pronounce it "beamer".

 

at least mercedes doesn't really have any nicknames, just benz or merc or whatever. and when i think of benz, i think of benzos as in xanax and valium ;) 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/10/14 at 2:57pm
post #8044 of 24358
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 i think of benzos as in xanax and valium ;) 

LOL, you need to put your Valium days behind you. We cant have particle collider technicians on Xanax either. Think of what would happen. ¬

 

post #8045 of 24358
Do you use any EQ with the headphones. ?

Al
post #8046 of 24358

i don't believe in EQ.

post #8047 of 24358
Well I'm back in the club. After selling my fist hd800 a little while ago I decided I can't live without them and bought my 2nd pair. After going through a few HPs, I decided the HD800 and the TH900 will be my end-game headphones. (for now, lol). They compliment each other so well as they are so very different and a master at its own specialty.
post #8048 of 24358
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

i don't believe in EQ.

 

What do you mean?  EQ is not God. :D

post #8049 of 24358
That is a mistake. And it is why you do not like some headphones. The art of EQ is not. Bout changing it for each song or even genre . It's about making the headphone like an hd800. And tune it a little to make it more appealing. To how you hear . There is no perfect can or speaker they all need something. Try this if you wish take you're he6 and do a 4 or 5 db cut at 140 and below. Just try it and hear just how articulate the bass becomes and does not boom as it does. It opens the soundstage as well. Try it and post what you think. I will not be insulted if you do not like it.

Al
post #8050 of 24358
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

That is a mistake. And it is why you do not like some headphones. The art of EQ is not. Bout changing it for each song or even genre . It's about making the headphone like an hd800. And tune it a little to make it more appealing. To how you hear . There is no perfect can or speaker they all need something. Try this if you wish take you're he6 and do a 4 or 5 db cut at 140 and below. Just try it and hear just how articulate the bass becomes and does not boom as it does. It opens the soundstage as well. Try it and post what you think. I will not be insulted if you do not like it.

Al

 

+1

 

It's a known problem that the HD800's can sound bright with many recordings. This is because the HD800 are extremely transparent and let even the tiniest bit of energy be transformed into sound, they are a nigh on perfect transducer. But since 99% of all recordings have been mastered with headphones less revealing than the HD800 no one ever notices any problems, until they put on the HD800's that is.

 

If you don't like the HD800's try it them with a +3 bass boost and it's a bass heads dream. Try it with a -3 treble and it's no longer fatiguing. Vary in between to find your personal sweetspot and what's best for that recording.

 

It always amuses me that people keep rolling $1000 sources, $1000 amps and $200 cables and see no problem with that.... but a +2dB bass boost.... no that heresy!!! :D 


Edited by TwoEars - 2/10/14 at 8:38pm
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Oh, and I forgot to add that the HD 800 is far more comfortable than the SR-009 (although it's extremely comfortable), and I think that counts for something. :) 

post #8052 of 24358
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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

 

+1

 

It always amuses me that people keep rolling $1000 sources, $1000 amps and $200 cables and see no problem with that.... but a +2dB bass boost.... no that heresy!!! :D 

+2

post #8053 of 24358

Because an amplifier is just a simple equalizer...:rolleyes:

 

-Daniel

post #8054 of 24358
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Because an amplifier is not just a simple equalizer...rolleyes.gif

-Daniel

Fixed?
Edited by Sorrodje - 2/10/14 at 10:20pm
post #8055 of 24358

That said, my Mind is not really done about this subject. I "feel" different amps bring something more complex than simple EQ but i'm not experienced enough to be sure. Headphone audio experience is not only a matter of Frequency response. it's a bit more complex so why EQ should be the only parameter to fix ? That's my question. 

 

And this opinion doesn't mean I hate EQ. A point that impressed me each time is the HD800's sensitiveness to EQ  one or two db more or less at any frequence makes always listenable differences .  IMO HD800 is a kind of tool. You can use it and transform it as you like . Using EQ or amps or dac or mod or any unicorn stuff you want is a matter of personal opinion and taste. 

 

@BournePerfect : NFB12.1 has arrived and Vali will be here soon too :tongue_smile: 


Edited by Sorrodje - 2/10/14 at 11:58pm
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