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post #16 of 19

Haha nice.  Makin a change in hobbies or is this something you've been interested in for a while(Headphones)?  I'm assuming "disturbing the peace" meant car audio?  

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I got locked up in O.C.C.C and Halawa. I got the welcome into team "Disturbin' tha Peace" with open arms. We used to do some crazy crazy ****. Notice my vanity plate. That car does/did BOOM!! :D

post #17 of 19
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The official role of DtP was Car Audio. 

We branched out though. We were doing MMA on folks at Town and Country surf shop or anywhere else we felt like :D

 

I am doing a "time-out" in Japan.

Car Audio is not so much fun over here so I got into headphones. 

 

I'm just a basshead. I need my fix. Headphones will keep me high until i return to the 808.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post
 

The official role of DtP was Car Audio. 

We branched out though. We were doing MMA on folks at Town and Country surf shop or anywhere else we felt like :D

 

I am doing a "time-out" in Japan.

Car Audio is not so much fun over here so I got into headphones. 

 

I'm just a basshead. I need my fix. Headphones will keep me high until i return to the 808.

haha nice.  I was into car audio for a while but its a bit costly especially when I'm a college student.  Had a lot of help from a few friends to put to gather a system but fun none the less.  

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Performance
On tracks with intense sub-bass content, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the MPC delivers a robust bass response that remains distortion-free even at top, quite unsafe listening levels. At moderate-to-loud volumes, the MPC still recreates sub-bass and bass frequencies accurately. It doesn't get much added boost, but the drivers are capable of reproducing deep lows loudly when they are actually prominent in the mix. In other words, this is a very accurate sound signature, with no creation of extra bass when there isn't any in the mix.

On Bill Callahan's "Drover," this accuracy is illustrated nicely. His baritone vocals get plenty of the crisp edge they need in the high-mids to stay in the forefront of the mix, with little of the added bass boost that many headphone pairs often layer on. Neither do the drums get much in the way of added bass response, which means they sound natural and don't compete with the vocals for the spotlight. This sound signature may not appeal to those seeking big booming bass; this is a professional sound signature, meant to help DJs, studio musicians, and engineers properly evaluate a mix by delivering it cleanly and clearly.

On Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," we hear more of the crunch and grit of the kick drum loop's attack than we do the underlying bass of its sustain, and the sub-bass synth hits that punctuate the beat show their raspy overtones more than the thunderous deep lows they often deliver on a system with heavier bass response. You still get a sense of the bass's ominous presence in this dense mix, but this sound signature focuses more on the high-mid information.

Classical tracks, like the opening scene in John Adams' "The Gospel According to the Other Mary," offer a similar focus on the high-mids. It highlights the vocals and higher-register strings, but there's still a pleasant, subtle bass presence that allows the lower register strings to blend without disappearing.

The Akai MPC Headphones are a high-performing, fairly priced option that's well-suited for DJs in particular, and worth consideration along with the above-mentioned pairs. They're about accuracy, not bass response. In this regard, the headphones are excellent, and a critical listening tool that should please DJs and mix engineers. 

 

 

Finally got a review.

Yeah...I own Studio cans:D 

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