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Headphones, IMO, is a horrible investment, unless you possess something like the HE90, Jade, STAX, HP1000s, or the weird Sonys I've never been interested in.

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Headphones, IMO, is a horrible investment, unless you possess something like the HE90, Jade, STAX, HP1000s, or the weird Sonys I've never been interested in.
Not looking at then as an investment. But just want to be able to resell them if I'd need the $$, being the young adult that I am.
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I hear ya. As cliche as it sounds, always try things first before dropping some pretty pennies on it. I specifically purchased the HE-500 as I know I'll hold on to em for as long as I keep up with this hobby.

 

Broke students with expensive hobbies unite!

 

My hobbies include this, mountain biking, and cars so you can see where I'm getting at... Ain't nobody got money for dinner, I'd rather buy myself some brake pads, brake fluid, engine oil, or some headphone pads! etysmile.gif (call me insane)

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Headphones, IMO, is a horrible investment, unless you possess something like the HE90, Jade, STAX, HP1000s, or the weird Sonys I've never been interested in.


Depends on when you buy them. My HD-650's, AH-D5000's and HD-598's I can all turn a profit on if I sold them since I bought them a long time ago, brand new and for much less than they are selling for now and while there was some sort or sale going on on them.

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I hear ya. As cliche as it sounds, always try things first before dropping some pretty pennies on it. I specifically purchased the HE-500 as I know I'll hold on to em for as long as I keep up with this hobby.

Broke students with expensive hobbies unite!

My hobbies include this, mountain biking, and cars so you can see where I'm getting at... Ain't nobody got money for dinner, I'd rather buy myself some brake pads, brake fluid, engine oil, or some headphone pads! etysmile.gif
 (call me insane)
Well I definitely think that If I keep up with this hobby that these headphones are exactly what I'm looking for, including sound signature.
post #216 of 508
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God, everything sounds so real lol. Aerosmith - I don't wanna miss a thing
Sounds amazing..... XD
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Not looking at then as an investment. But just want to be able to resell them if I'd need the $$, being the young adult that I am.

 

In responses that I've applied in the past, basically, this was excactly why I ended up selling my HE-5LE, HE-4 and HE-500 headphones.  It turned out that I was too worried about keeping them pristine in the event I ever sold them.  I didn't feel as though they were worthy of daily use.  With the HE-500s in particular, I looked over at them on the Woo Audio stand one day this past spring and thought "it's been a whole month since I last used them".  It was at that point, I decided to go ahead and proceed with the sale of them.

 

My thoughts are that they were just "trophies" - something that someone would sit and admire, but not use beyond that point.

 

Instead, I want devices that I'll be comfortable with and not too afraid of using them and not too afraid of what resale value they might keep based on my particular use.  Granted, this still doesn't mean that I would toss them around and bang them up.  However, it does mean that I've got to become more comfortable with using the devices on a more frequent basis and to get resale value out of my head.  Even if the point of sale comes along and I end up selling that heapdhones for $100 less than the typical selling price, I wouldn't be upset.  The pleasure of using the device to listen to a lot of great music would have more than made up for the $100 in additional lost value.

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In responses that I've applied in the past, basically, this was excactly why I ended up selling my HE-5LE, HE-4 and HE-500 headphones.  It turned out that I was too worried about keeping them pristine in the event I ever sold them.  I didn't feel as though they were worthy of daily use.  With the HE-500s in particular, I looked over at them on the Woo Audio stand one day this past spring and thought "it's been a whole month since I last used them".  It was at that point, I decided to go ahead and proceed with the sale of them.

My thoughts are that they were just "trophies" - something that someone would sit and admire, but not use beyond that point.

Instead, I want devices that I'll be comfortable with and not too afraid of using them and not too afraid of what resale value they might keep based on my particular use.  Granted, this still doesn't mean that I would toss them around and bang them up.  However, it does mean that I've got to become more comfortable with using the devices on a more frequent basis and to get resale value out of my head.  Even if the point of sale comes along and I end up selling that heapdhones for $100 less than the typical selling price, I wouldn't be upset.  The pleasure of using the device to listen to a lot of great music would have more than made up for the $100 in additional lost value.
Exactly! But from what I see is I will be using them consistently as It IS the only headphone I own. Plus I just love them! But yeah the last paragraph is my view point.
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so happy, yes, I am 16.

Take your amp off of "5ch Stereo" when you listen with headphones.  All you ever want to have it on is "stereo" or even better yet "pure direct" or "bypass"  not sure what settings yours has, but no DSP modes pretty much...

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Take your amp off of "5ch Stereo" when you listen with headphones.  All you ever want to have it on is "stereo" or even better yet "pure direct" or "bypass"  not sure what settings yours has, but no DSP modes pretty much...
I don't know how to change it yet haha. I thought about that though!
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Take your amp off of "5ch Stereo" when you listen with headphones.  All you ever want to have it on is "stereo" or even better yet "pure direct" or "bypass"  not sure what settings yours has, but no DSP modes pretty much...
Instead of dsp simulation I clicked standard which goes through surround sound settings. There is one called "neutral" is that right? Sike. Got that wrong. Oh wow. A button for pure direct or stereo. Which is better? I have pure direct set to on. Then went to the other button "direct/stereo" and it toggles between them. Which should I pick?
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Instead of dsp simulation I clicked standard which goes through surround sound settings. There is one called "neutral" is that right? Sike. Got that wrong. Oh wow. A button for pure direct or stereo. Which is better.


Techniacally "pure direct" but if you want to use the ***GOD FORBID*** bass and treble controls then pure direct will kill them and stereo will still let you use them.  I say go "pure direct" to get the best sound possible. 

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also, spell psych the way it should be spelled tongue.gif That is all, continue listening happily!  Haha!  Should there be an "h" in that? Oh boy....

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Ok
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Techniacally "pure direct" but if you want to use the ***GOD FORBID*** bass and treble controls then pure direct will kill them and stereo will still let you use them.  I say go "pure direct" to get the best sound possible. 
ok, thanks! biggrin.gif
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also, spell psych the way it should be spelled tongue.gif That is all, continue listening happily!  Haha!  Should there be an "h" in that? Oh boy....
Lol growing up with slang terms and I guess their incorrect spellings haha. Thanks :P
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