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post #1951 of 8661
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post


If you know how to read between the lines there are actually quite a lot of information in 6moons reviews. You just need a filter for the prose and metaphors biggrin.gif.

When I filter their 20,000-word articles I am left with two words I can possibly digest without getting acid reflux.  To me they are useless.  I haven't read their reviews for the past two years and my neurons have surprisingly been regenerating.  For worthwhile reviews I read what you guys have to say.

post #1952 of 8661
What's your reference HD800?
post #1953 of 8661
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

What's your reference HD800?

That's more like it!!! I have a feeling that the LCD-X would also be in the running!

post #1954 of 8661
I haven't heard the HD800's yet, but I am dying to hear them, what kind of music are they best with?
post #1955 of 8661
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I haven't heard the HD800's yet, but I am dying to hear them, what kind of music are they best with?

Classical, for sure.  Be sure to hear them with tubes or a darker-sounding headamp (i.e., the Ray Samuels Darkstar, although mighty expensive, does wonders with them).  Also, be sure to use a copper replacement headphone cable (e.g., Moon Audio Black Dragon) and copper interconnects to tame down the treble.  Use silver cables and it will be too thin and piercing at times.  It you don't like classical, then better to go with something like the T1, which makes everything sound good.

post #1956 of 8661
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

When I filter their 20,000-word articles I am left with two words I can possibly digest without getting acid reflux.  To me they are useless.  I haven't read their reviews for the past two years and my neurons have surprisingly been regenerating.  For worthwhile reviews I read what you guys have to say.

 

Yeah his reviews gave me headache at first (and for a long time). I'm no native english speaker so I thought my knowledge were too short for such writing skills. It seems native-english speaker also have trouble understanding his style, LOL.

 

The thing is, he actually listened to many gears that cover quite a wide range of sound flavur and price (though the latter tend to stay in a category where diminishing returns is already quite low.) and it is already well known what his preferences are (warm, lush, cozy, romantic, ...). The LCD-2 are actually his bedside headphones, for that reason. I think he is always honest when he describes the headphones and knows that his preference are quite strong.

 

There are a lot of comparison to similarly priced gears (e.g. I found his coverage of the Metrum HEX, Auralic Vega and SOtM sDP-1000 very helpful) and his background is very good for that.

 

It's worth the effort, IMO. And you can always skip the first 2/3 pages when he writes about his life and the life of the gear :D.

post #1957 of 8661
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

Yeah his reviews gave me headache at first (and for a long time). I'm no native english speaker so I thought my knowledge were too short for such writing skills. It seems native-english speaker also have trouble understanding his style, LOL.

 

The thing is, he actually listened to many gears that cover quite a wide range of sound flavur and price (though the latter tend to stay in a category where diminishing returns is already quite low.) and it is already well known what his preferences are (warm, lush, cozy, romantic, ...). The LCD-2 are actually his bedside headphones, for that reason. I think he is always honest when he describes the headphones and knows that his preference are quite strong.

 

There are a lot of comparison to similarly priced gears (e.g. I found his coverage of the Metrum HEX, Auralic Vega and SOtM sDP-1000 very helpful) and his background is very good for that.

 

It's worth the effort, IMO. And you can always skip the first 2/3 pages when he writes about his life and the life of the gear :D.

I think you are talking about steve guttenberg...I do enjoy his writing sometimes, even though I enjoy the writings of Head-Fi members much more.  The one that gives almost every one a headache is the guy (with the Serbian? name) at 6Moons.  He suffers from logorrhea of the worst type...sometimes I have no idea what he is writing...and most of the time, by the end of the review he just mentions the sound of the gear as in passing and you are left wanting to commit murder for having made you waste your time in such a miserable manner...insufferable!  I don't think the guy respects his readers...masturbatory writing is what it is...for his own pleasure and no one else's.


Edited by figaro69 - 12/7/13 at 11:42pm
post #1958 of 8661
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

I haven't heard the HD800's yet, but I am dying to hear them, what kind of music are they best with?


Classical, Acoustic (Jazz, Flamenco, Live Gigs), Ambient Electronic, some Trance. Some well recorded rock albums some pretty great on them too.

post #1959 of 8661
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

I have the previous version of the Decware Taboo.  Congratulations...great amp.  Forget about the stock tubes, though.  You will need to upgrade to get the best out of it.  Since I am expecting to get my LCD-Xs on Monday, I'll let everyone know how they sound out of the Taboo, Ray Samuels Darkstar, Burson Soloist, Grace 902, and Heardroom ultra desktop amp.  If you by any chance own the T1s, you are in for a real treat the Taboo!!!

Didn't like the LCD-X + Headroom Ultra combo. Just felt that synergy wasn't great. Currently running the LCD-X out of my Schiit combo (Gungnir+Mjolnir). Really good combo.

Sounds even better now with the new JPlay 5.2 Alternate version. Faster, clearer with deeper and better defined bass.

 

And NO, i am not getting sucked into the flame war on JPlay 's usefulness or the lack thereof. It works for me. Period.


Edited by nicolo - 12/8/13 at 1:48am
post #1960 of 8661
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

I think you are talking about steve guttenberg...I do enjoy his writing sometimes, even though I enjoy the writings of Head-Fi members much more.  The one that gives almost every one a headache is the guy (with the Serbian? name) at 6Moons.  He suffers from logorrhea of the worst type...sometimes I have no idea what he is writing...and most of the time, by the end of the review he just mentions the sound of the gear as in passing and you are left wanting to commit murder for having made you waste your time in such a miserable manner...insufferable!  I don't think the guy respects his readers...masturbatory writing is what it is...for his own pleasure and no one else's.

 

Yes, even I have trouble understanding Srajan's reviews sometime. :tongue: He's a very wordy guy, and it's interesting to read his reviews every now and then but I understand some people may not like his style of writing.

 

But Steve Guttenberg's reviews are just too short and doesn't exactly describe how each gear sounds like. He uses simple terms anyone can use to describe any headphones that just sound good to his ears. While regular folks who don't know a lot about headphones may like his reviews, for hardcore enthusiasts like us, his reviews seem to insufficient and lacking in critical information such as the analysis of sound signature, headphone amp matching, comparison with other headphones, etc.

post #1961 of 8661
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

I think you are talking about steve guttenberg...I do enjoy his writing sometimes, even though I enjoy the writings of Head-Fi members much more.  The one that gives almost every one a headache is the guy (with the Serbian? name) at 6Moons.  He suffers from logorrhea of the worst type...sometimes I have no idea what he is writing...and most of the time, by the end of the review he just mentions the sound of the gear as in passing and you are left wanting to commit murder for having made you waste your time in such a miserable manner...insufferable!  I don't think the guy respects his readers...masturbatory writing is what it is...for his own pleasure and no one else's.

 

Yes, even I have trouble understanding Srajan's reviews sometime. :tongue: He's a very wordy guy, and it's interesting to read his reviews every now and then but I understand some people may not like his style of writing.

 

But Steve Guttenberg's reviews are just too short and doesn't exactly describe how each gear sounds like. He uses simple terms anyone can use to describe any headphones that just sound good to his ears. While regular folks who don't know a lot about headphones may like his reviews, for hardcore enthusiasts like us, his reviews seem to insufficient and lacking in critical information such as the analysis of sound signature, headphone amp matching, comparison with other headphones, etc.

Remember he writes for CNET, where people visiting the site does not have that great attention span. He writing is succinct yet still managing to tell pretty much all the pictures.

post #1962 of 8661
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

I think you are talking about steve guttenberg...I do enjoy his writing sometimes, even though I enjoy the writings of Head-Fi members much more.  The one that gives almost every one a headache is the guy (with the Serbian? name) at 6Moons.  He suffers from logorrhea of the worst type...sometimes I have no idea what he is writing...and most of the time, by the end of the review he just mentions the sound of the gear as in passing and you are left wanting to commit murder for having made you waste your time in such a miserable manner...insufferable!  I don't think the guy respects his readers...masturbatory writing is what it is...for his own pleasure and no one else's.

:D...I like your choice of words

post #1963 of 8661
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

Yeah Guttenberg does tend to wax it on pretty thick, some of his reviews read like advertisements. But I will take his reviews over that Srjan guy at 6moons, his reviews are a bit bombastic for me, though like you said, quite informative, it just sounds like he is trying to write the last great american novel instead of an equipment review.

+1

Totally agree with you.

I stopped reading Srjan's reviews some time ago mainly for this reason:-)

post #1964 of 8661
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post
 

 

Yes, even I have trouble understanding Srajan's reviews sometime. :tongue: He's a very wordy guy, and it's interesting to read his reviews every now and then but I understand some people may not like his style of writing.

 

But Steve Guttenberg's reviews are just too short and doesn't exactly describe how each gear sounds like. He uses simple terms anyone can use to describe any headphones that just sound good to his ears. While regular folks who don't know a lot about headphones may like his reviews, for hardcore enthusiasts like us, his reviews seem to insufficient and lacking in critical information such as the analysis of sound signature, headphone amp matching, comparison with other headphones, etc.

Agreed...but at least it's not like you're trying to decipher a hieroglyphic, hehe!


Edited by figaro69 - 12/8/13 at 9:00am
post #1965 of 8661
I think Hieroglyphics might be easier to read anyway smily_headphones1.gif
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