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Caught The Audio Bug Hard

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Hi everyone, I have been lurking here at Head-Fi over the last couple of months and thought I should finally introduce myself.

I caught the bug hard after listening to a podcast on Headphone Audio. I went out that night to grab a set of low-fi Sony's from Walmart, wondering if that would quench my thirst... Nope, it just piqued my interest even more!

So I read these great forums, bought a pair of ATH-A900X's, then an O2 amp, then wouldn't you know it? A pair of HE-400's show up on Craigslist a week later so I couldn't pass up on a discount right!?

I bought a TC-716 switcher, Rockbox'd my IPod Video (glad I hung onto it), and have been visiting the library regularly so I can rip a nice lossless collection.

And of course all of this has given me a greater appreciation for all my old music that feels like I am hearing again for the first time or the new music I am discovering.

This whole journey had been because of your posts and sharing, so thank you Head-Fi members!

Aloha From Hawaii!
Matt
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Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your wallet!

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Hey Matt! glad to see another new comer here, I joined a couple months back and have been lurking heavily for the last 6 months or so but found the site like 3 years ago when I first was looking into reviews of a new full size headphone (my first one). It was a beyerdynamic dt 990 32 ohm version, had that for the last 3 years, then a year ago I had the itch again, wanting some more warmth and tightness of bass. Found the forums once again, and discovered the denon d5000 which i snagged up probably at its cheapest priced used on ebay right before it went fully discontinued. Been using that for a year, and then just a couple months ago, I felt like there was just something missing, especially since I went full lossless, and began looking at amps and dacs. So I went full force and got whatever the latest version of the LCD 2 is, along with a burson soloist sl (the baby one, not so much in price though lol) and a schiit uberfrost.

This is like my third post I think? either way its nice to see another new member, and I love hawaii btw. Been going with my family almost every yr since the day I was born. kinda cut down on the frequency the last 5 yrs or so because of money and other things in the way. but man I love that place, specifically Maui. If anything I want to move there at least for some extended period of time and just fulfill my dream of living there longer than a two week vacation.

 

:)

 

-Sam

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Hiya Matt,

welcome to Head-fi.

I singed up in headfi in this august, just after I pulled the cable of bose on ear headphones. I am glad that I broke them.

I bought K240 mk ii and E17 initially. But I wanted a fun sounding headphone. After few weeks, I saw a good deal of used HE 400 in head fi and bought it based on the suggestion of a senior member here.

I am waiting to go back home and rip all my audio cds (~ 200 +) in lossless format.


Edited by rubinstein - 11/8/13 at 12:43am
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Cotnijoe, thanks, I really need to slow down!

Hey Sam, I have been thinking alot about the LCD 2's and Burson amps. Audio Nirvana? I want to get there eventually but I'm trying to slow down and savor what I have right now. Glad you love Hawaii, I'm on Oahu. The traffic is bad, its really expensive, there's the occasional Tsunami and Hurricane scare, but I love it too.
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Thanks Rubinstein, I am loving the HE-400's. They are quick and punchy but smooth at the same time (especially with the treble eq'd down a bit).
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Originally Posted by Manoa1 View Post

Thanks Rubinstein, I am loving the HE-400's. They are quick and punchy but smooth at the same time (especially with the treble eq'd down a bit).

 

I keep treble 0 or 2 in E17, but bass level would be 8 or 10. The instrumental separation is awesome in HE 400.


Edited by rubinstein - 11/8/13 at 1:27am
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Originally Posted by Manoa1 View Post
A pair of HE-400's show up on Craigslist a week later so I couldn't pass up on a discount 

 

I have looked at Craigslist in my area every day for a while now trying to find something good; never thought I'd see so many pairs of Beats in my life! 

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Yeah, lots of Beats, maybe 70% of all "headphones" adds. I even saw one for replica Beats the other day. Tried Beats at a kiosk the other day and agree with most on the board that the SQ doesn't match the price.
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