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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok can you guys give me pointers as to what I should learn about headphones and get educated about sound? I'm pretty ignorant and have to use google to make my decisions, I want to on my own. The only "good" headphones I own are m50s. Idk where to post this btw
post #2 of 15

This might help: http://www.head-fi.org/t/220770/describing-sound-a-glossary.

post #3 of 15

Tread lightly when delving into audiophoolism.

post #4 of 15

Number one thing to learn: Don't fall for hype, try before you buy.

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok cool thanks guys smily_headphones1.gif
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Tachikoma View Post
 

Number one thing to learn: Don't fall for hype, try before you buy.

+1

This can't be said enough.

 

Way too much over-hype/flavour-of-the-month etc etc and even opinions/suggestions from people who have only read OTHER opinions/reviews or merely seen measurement charts.

Don't even trust reviews. Everyone hears differently. So read the good reviews AND the bad reviews to get a good idea of a headphones strengths/weaknesses.

But yes, ultimately you should try to hear something before you buy, or buy from a shop with an excellent return policy.

 

Eventually (with enough experience) you may even find a prolific reviewer who's opinions mostly mirror your own and you can use that as basic guide for future purchases.

post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

+1

This can't be said enough.

 

Way too much over-hype/flavour-of-the-month etc etc and even opinions/suggestions from people who have only read OTHER opinions/reviews or merely seen measurement charts.

Don't even trust reviews. Everyone hears differently. So read the good reviews AND the bad reviews to get a good idea of a headphones strengths/weaknesses.

But yes, ultimately you should try to hear something before you buy, or buy from a shop with an excellent return policy.

 

Eventually (with enough experience) you may even find a prolific reviewer who's opinions mostly mirror your own and you can use that as basic guide for future purchases.

 

Well said!

 

Wholeheartedly agree.

post #8 of 15
Play with an equalizer for several hours over the course of a week or so to get a sense of your preferred sound. You might find that you like something that's technically undesirable such as bass roll off or treble spikes. (If so, try Grados.) This saves a lot of time; it's probably the biggest predictor of what you'll end up enjoying. You need to have some idea of how neutral your test rig is. Otherwise, you might simply be compensating for some aspect of the rig.
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post #10 of 15

Sooo right on the money.

 

My silly quote is: if a picture is worth 1,00 words, a demo is worth 1,00 reviews.

 

thanks GREQ

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by jinxy245 View Post

 

My silly quote is: if a picture is worth 1,00 words, a demo is worth 1,00 reviews.

Haha, awesome.

That would make an excellent 'signature'.

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Wow I didn't expect all these replays thanks so much
post #13 of 15
I'm suprised nobody has told him the famous head-fi motto.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by GeneraI View Post

I'm suprised nobody has told him the famous head-fi motto.

 

"Sorry about thine coin purse?"  :D

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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

"Sorry about thine coin purse?"  :D

 

Welcome to the world's friendliest pickpocket.

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