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post #136 of 303

Get on it OP! tongue_smile.gif

My second vote goes for the he-300. Not the best build, but boy that sound.

post #137 of 303
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Originally Posted by SirBenn21 View Post

 

To be honest I have fallen into the trap of "getting the best" to the point where I don't sometimes even listen to my music, but rather analyze. And the focus has shifted from listening to music to testing out my headphones. And music I have always loved gets shelved because the recording is not so great and my headphones has dictated what I listen to. Silly isn't it?

 

 


I'm desperately trying to avoid this exact situation. I think that many people are so caught up in analyzing what they are listening to that they have stopped actually enjoying the music. I love headphones and I think this hobby is great, but I definitely think this is a draw back that most people aren't even really aware of.

It's kind of funny because at the same time high quality headphones can really peak your interest in higher quality recording and different genres of music as well. It's like this crazy balancing act between obsession with the quality of the headphone and actually enjoying music.

post #138 of 303

Sennheiser HD650.

post #139 of 303

Grado RS1 Vintage

ATH-ESW9

post #140 of 303

V-moda M80. Sort of a poor-mans unamplified hd650, except portable.  Warm, relaxing sound, with quite a bit of a treble veil and some a little extra mid-bass thrown in.  

post #141 of 303
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


I'm desperately trying to avoid this exact situation. I think that many people are so caught up in analyzing what they are listening to that they have stopped actually enjoying the music. I love headphones and I think this hobby is great, but I definitely think this is a draw back that most people aren't even really aware of.

It's kind of funny because at the same time high quality headphones can really peak your interest in higher quality recording and different genres of music as well. It's like this crazy balancing act between obsession with the quality of the headphone and actually enjoying music.

I feel that I have reached the end of the river and the ocean lies ahead of me. Any noticeable upgrade would cost me at least x3 the amount of money I have already spent on my current gear. So for the time being I can say that I am done with purchases.

post #142 of 303

My favourite "not the best" headphones is this

 

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post #143 of 303
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

I feel that I have reached the end of the river and the ocean lies ahead of me. Any noticeable upgrade would cost me at least x3 the amount of money I have already spent on my current gear. So for the time being I can say that I am done with purchases.

I have no regrets stepping up from HE-400 to Tesla T!.  They are just that much better.  It is all about how much of a bargain you can find the T1's for (1/3 off on eBay}.

 

In the meantime my fun HP is still the vintage AKG K240 sextet.

post #144 of 303
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

I feel that I have reached the end of the river and the ocean lies ahead of me. Any noticeable upgrade would cost me at least x3 the amount of money I have already spent on my current gear. So for the time being I can say that I am done with purchases.
+1, I'm content with my gear at this point, hard to see myself spending more.
post #145 of 303

Glad to hear that you like your HD600/DT880 combo, as that's exactly what I'm working towards ^_^

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+1, I'm content with my gear at this point, hard to see myself spending more.
post #146 of 303
Well.... I'm content with the DT880.... going to sell the HD600s. Maybe package deal it with the MM Stack or something.
post #147 of 303
Originally Posted by SirBenn21 View Post

 

To be honest I have fallen into the trap of "getting the best" to the point where I don't sometimes even listen to my music, but rather analyze. And the focus has shifted from listening to music to testing out my headphones. And music I have always loved gets shelved because the recording is not so great and my headphones has dictated what I listen to. Silly isn't it?

 

 

 

That's weird. I wrote that exact same thing, in almost exactly the same words, in an article for a Hi-Fi mag in 1978. Nothing new under the sun, is there?  tongue.gif

post #148 of 303
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

That's weird. I wrote that exact same thing, in almost exactly the same words, in an article for a Hi-Fi mag in 1978. Nothing new under the sun, is there?  tongue.gif

 

Too true.

 

The old saying is also true "curiosity killed the cat" or should I say "curiosity killed the music"!  smile_phones.gif

 

I think it's in our human nature to never be satisfied with what we got, because someone always seems to have better toys than us! 

 

"Sigh"

post #149 of 303
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post


I'm desperately trying to avoid this exact situation. I think that many people are so caught up in analyzing what they are listening to that they have stopped actually enjoying the music. I love headphones and I think this hobby is great, but I definitely think this is a draw back that most people aren't even really aware of.

It's kind of funny because at the same time high quality headphones can really peak your interest in higher quality recording and different genres of music as well. It's like this crazy balancing act between obsession with the quality of the headphone and actually enjoying music.

 

It's hard! wink.gif

 

I've started to rather improve my listening experience with things like

 

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And of cause loads of music

post #150 of 303

I like my Fostex t20rp mkii for use as my basshead headphones. I put the velour pads from my Superlux HD668B on them for a better fit and seal. Paired with a Fiio E11 on high gain,bass on 2,boosted treble on the eq with some Death Grips playing and I am good to go.

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