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post #121 of 177

Still not really getting this one. High end vintage stuff is well respected and not expensive in the least (unless you're getting something ridiculous like a Technics full rack).

 

There's a certain blind stupidity when it comes to some people that price = performance, but especially in the Head-fi community there aren't many that don't scrutinize products price/performance ratio.

 

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High-End is a childishly simpleton dogma that more money and pretty products sound better.
post #122 of 177

Headphones, and especially IEMs have reached a level of maturity where the only audible difference between most >$20 sets is the frequency response, which can be equalized with parametric EQ.

 

Ditto for most DACs and amps, unless the noise floor is audible and / or they don't drive the headphones loud enough.

 

Cables don't do squat.

 

The secret to the superiority of vinyl albums lies in the fact that they're not compressed to death like most digital recordings.

 

Tube warmth is 2nd order harmonic distortion that can now be completely done in software.

 

A healthy dose of digital signal processing (parametric EQ, de-essing "poor quality" recordings, HRTF processing to improve spatialization) can do more for the sound quality than $10000 on equipment.


Edited by Joe Bloggs - 2/26/13 at 5:39am
post #123 of 177

Opera represents a complete lack of taste (not a lack of ability, dedication, training, or musicianship, mind you, but taste). It's seen as such a first-class pastime to go to an opera, when in reality it's simply jarring.

 

This is coming from a classical music listener, a musician, and a singer trained both classically and self-styled in more popular tones.

post #124 of 177

Rush Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke and to all women everywhere.
 

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There is nothing wrong with a small penis.

 

 

 

post #125 of 177
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Opera represents a complete lack of taste (not a lack of ability, dedication, training, or musicianship, mind you, but taste). It's seen as such a first-class pastime to go to an opera, when in reality it's simply jarring.

 

This is coming from a classical music listener, a musician, and a singer trained both classically and self-styled in more popular tones.


Opera is most appropriate for sleep induction. Pricey, but effective! I remember watching Aida at the Arena of Verona (Italy),  fell asleep at least 4 times.

post #126 of 177

Heavy metal is some of the worst music noise ever created, second only to "Baby" and slightly ahead of "Friday" and everything ever made by Nikki Minaj.

post #127 of 177
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Opera is most appropriate for sleep induction. Pricey, but effective! I remember watching Aida at the Arena of Verona (Italy),  fell asleep at least 4 times.

 

 

Truth be told I love Opera most , "When the Fat Lady sings" , though in fact I listen to it all the time . 

post #128 of 177
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

Headphones, and especially IEMs have reached a level of maturity where the only audible difference between most >$20 sets is the frequency response, which can be equalized with parametric EQ.

Ditto for most DACs and amps, unless the noise floor is audible and / or they don't drive the headphones loud enough.

Cables don't do squat.

The secret to the superiority of vinyl albums lies in the fact that they're not compressed to death like most digital recordings.

Tube warmth is 2nd order harmonic distortion that can now be completely done in software.

A healthy dose of digital signal processing (parametric EQ, de-essing "poor quality" recordings, HRTF processing to improve spatialization) can do more for the sound quality than $10000 on equipment.

I think I'm in love
post #129 of 177
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Believe it or not, objective studies show that the length is not a deciding factor in the performance of the tool, where as the circumference and stamina of the user is far more correlated with the quality of the job.

Only One head Fi, can we manage to measure Audio and sex with the same terms 

 

Here's one

 

Fattened Duck liver is disgusting [Fioe Gras] 

post #130 of 177
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Only One head Fi, can we manage to measure Audio and sex with the same terms 

Here's one

Fattened Duck liver is disgusting [Fioe Gras] 

Most delicacies are.

Sadly no matter how much you spend on audio equipment, it will never be as satisfying as a roll in the hay
post #131 of 177

False.

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Sadly no matter how much you spend on audio equipment, it will never be as satisfying as a roll in the hay
post #132 of 177

I don;t see it at all as an either or , proposition  -

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Most delicacies are.

Sadly no matter how much you spend on audio equipment, it will never be as satisfying as a roll in the hay

We should caution Head-Fiers here of combining the two may lead to unintended  auto erotic asphyxiation especially while both partners are listening to Barry White as in one little known case .

 

Speakers do have their advantages ! 

post #133 of 177

Just when I thought there was one forum in the entire internet world without sex talk...

post #134 of 177
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Sadly no matter how much you spend on audio equipment, it will never be as satisfying as a roll in the hay

So true.
So very true.
So very, very true!

When I am on my death bed I do not think I will be thinking about all the headphones I didn't try out! But I will be thinking that I didn't get as much as Frank Sinatra!

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Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post

Believe it or not, objective studies show that the length is not a deciding factor in the performance of the tool, where as the circumference and stamina of the user is far more correlated with the quality of the job.

More Objective measurements! LOL!biggrin.gif
Edited by Chris J - 2/27/13 at 3:30pm
post #135 of 177
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Just when I thought there was one forum in the entire internet world without sex talk...

Oh please,

 

Here you go: http://www.vatican.com/

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