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Poll Results: This is my headphone. I am finished. I've owned these for more than 1 year.

 
  • 13% (24)
    Stax SR009
  • 5% (9)
    Stax SR007 Mk 1 or 2
  • 9% (17)
    Audeze LCD2 inc revision 2
  • 9% (16)
    Audeze LCD3
  • 9% (17)
    Fostex TH900
  • 28% (51)
    Sennheiser HD800
  • 1% (3)
    Sennheiser Orpheus
  • 2% (4)
    Sony MDR10 Bass heavy or light
  • 5% (9)
    JH Audio Or Custom in ear monitors
  • 3% (7)
    Beyerdynamic T1
  • 10% (19)
    any I've missed? Please post
176 Total Votes  
post #346 of 594
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

(as there is no such thing as the most neutral system out there to mimic the actual live sound reproduction)

Excellent speaker set ups in acoustic treatment received rooms achieve this pretty much. 

post #347 of 594
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Originally Posted by uchihaitachi View Post

Excellent speaker set ups in acoustic treatment received rooms achieve this pretty much. 

None that I have heard/read of yet. There are few that have come close but achieving absolute perfect sound reproduction to that of a real live performance? There is doubt.

post #348 of 594
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Originally Posted by uchihaitachi View Post

Isn't end game essentially a system that reproduces a recording exactly as if you were there? How can you ask for more than that?

But that's basically impossible... Much cheaper to buy concert tickets.

More realistic to get as close to master tapes as possible.
post #349 of 594
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post


But that's basically impossible... Much cheaper to buy concert tickets.

More realistic to get as close to master tapes as possible.

Some do but as you say the price is....

post #350 of 594
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post

Mmmh, I'm hoping I'm done with my spending spree for a while now, well at least in 2013, on headhones... tongue.gif
  • STAX SR-009
  • Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning MK II
  • Benchmark DAC2 HGC

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No they do not go with a Balvenie dram, you need to upgrade to the more suitable Islay or Skye whiskies wink.gif

Now you opened a can of worms!! Whisky is even more complicated than headphones. What's the end game there?
post #351 of 594
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Now you opened a can of worms!! Whisky is even more complicated than headphones. What's the end game there?

I'll let you know when I've sampled them all wink.gif
Currently my "endgame" is a 25yo Talisker biggrin.gif
post #352 of 594
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I'll let you know when I've sampled them all wink.gif
Currently my "endgame" is a 25yo Talisker biggrin.gif[/quote
Which version.... ;-) like I said can of worms
post #353 of 594
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post

I'll let you know when I've sampled them all wink.gif
Currently my "endgame" is a 25yo Talisker biggrin.gif
Which version.... ;-) like I said can of worms

Hehe, sadly I don't have any at the office, I'd have to check when I get home biggrin.gif
(not that one should ever trust ones colleagues with those precious drops wink.gif)
post #354 of 594
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Originally Posted by uchihaitachi View Post

Excellent speaker set ups in acoustic treatment received rooms achieve this pretty much. 

Name those speaker setups.

 

Empirically speaking, it is not possible. Doesn't matter if you have $1,000 or $1B -- going to the actual performance is going to be audibly different from the reproduction.


Edited by 3X0 - 6/26/13 at 5:29am
post #355 of 594
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post

Hehe, sadly I don't have any at the office, I'd have to check when I get home biggrin.gif
(not that one should ever trust ones colleagues with those precious drops wink.gif)


Maybe the one on the left?
post #356 of 594
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post



Maybe the one on the left?

Haha, nice1 biggrin.gif
Those yours I presume?

IIRC the box was more like the one in the middle, I think '04 or '05

I have a 32yo Glen Grant, wanna trade? ^^
Edited by CybDev - 6/26/13 at 6:23am
post #357 of 594
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Name those speaker setups.

 

Empirically speaking, it is not possible. Doesn't matter if you have $1,000 or $1B -- going to the actual performance is going to be audibly different from the reproduction.

 

I wouldn't even bother with speakers if I had $1B. I'd ask bands of interest to perform private concerts at my sprawling mansion. I think DefQon's interpretation of "end game" is more in-line with the spirit of the question and how most respodents have answered - Who has a setup that they are completely happy with that they have no intentions of upgrading further?
post #358 of 594

Well its defo endgame when we stop talking about hifi and get the whiskey out... biggrin.gif

 

I'll have a drop of this thanks.

 

 

post #359 of 594
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Sounds like a long night .......
post #360 of 594
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Name those speaker setups.

 

Empirically speaking, it is not possible. Doesn't matter if you have $1,000 or $1B -- going to the actual performance is going to be audibly different from the reproduction.

I mean more in terms of soundstage. I always feel very restricted listening to head gear. My father's set up replicates sound stage unbelievably. I guess it depends a lot on the genre of music?


Edited by uchihaitachi - 6/26/13 at 11:29am
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