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Same goes with Cinemas (at least in my area). Volume is cranked ALL the damn way up..

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Yup, I went to see Transformers yesterday and I don't know if it was the film's sound or the cinema's speakers but the sound was crap. Given that there were huge Michael Bay style fights and explosions, they could have done the sound better. Far too loud and far too much treble, almost no bass.
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Yup, I went to see Transformers yesterday and I don't know if it was the film's sound or the cinema's speakers but the sound was crap. Given that there were huge Michael Bay style fights and explosions, they could have done the sound better. Far too loud and far too much treble, almost no bass.

 

Heartbreaking, to me it was always one of the greatest parts of being at the cinema - film that is incredibly well mastered can sound terrific, action films have some fantastic bass whomps.

 

INCEPTION is a great example of this. To this day, still one of my favourite movies to watch with headphones. Absolutely brilliant.

 

Any other films you guys enjoy watching with cans on?

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I think when club DJs dont carry enough power with them...so they bump up the treble to ear slicing levels to make up for a lack of real power to attain prorper SPL with a pleasing response, for those occasions, which is more often than, ear protection would be nice.


 

what do you mean dont carry enough power? power comes from the amps doesnt it? the dj connects to the wall no? maybe the clubs electricity isnt good enough? im sorry, i dont understand, could you elaborate? im interested 
 

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I always wear hearing protection (Custom IEMS) when working in clubs.. So loud.


 

I wish more sound guys knew how to tune a PA system properly! So much ear-slicing pain..

 

most work i do in clubs is installations, so im not exposed to their exaggerated levels, but ive been to shows/partys/clubs that went too far and i actually danced with ear plugs (v-moda faders i got with my xl pads =] ).

 

i dont live in an english speaking country - whats a pa system? 
 

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what do you mean dont carry enough power? power comes from the amps doesnt it? the dj connects to the wall no? maybe the clubs electricity isnt good enough? im sorry, i dont understand, could you elaborate? im interested 
 

 

most work i do in clubs is installations, so im not exposed to their exaggerated levels, but ive been to shows/partys/clubs that went too far and i actually danced with ear plugs (v-moda faders i got with my xl pads =] ).

 

i dont live in an english speaking country - whats a pa system? 
 

From Wikipedia:

public address system (PA system) is an electronic sound amplification and distribution system with a microphoneamplifier and loudspeakers, used to allow a person to address a large public, for example for announcements of movements at large and noisy air and rail terminals.

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

Heartbreaking, to me it was always one of the greatest parts of being at the cinema - film that is incredibly well mastered can sound terrific, action films have some fantastic bass whomps.

INCEPTION is a great example of this. To this day, still one of my favourite movies to watch with headphones. Absolutely brilliant.

Any other films you guys enjoy watching with cans on?

I really enjoyed watching Saving Private Ryan on my MA900. The combination of wide soundstage and accurate imaging made this movie a pleasure to watch with headphones on.

Others I enjoy w/ headphones would be Man of Steel, Avengers. White House Down. I'm still waiting for Godzilla to come out on BluRay, I watched it in IMAX and man was that awesome.
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From Wikipedia:

public address system (PA system) is an electronic sound amplification and distribution system with a microphoneamplifier and loudspeakers, used to allow a person to address a large public, for example for announcements of movements at large and noisy air and rail terminals.


youre absolutely right - i should consult google before asking questions - consider me scorned =]

 

so White Lotus, what would your complaints be about peoples tuning? bad/no eqing on the soundguys end for example?

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Guys,

 

Any of you order the new Digizoid ZO amp?  They are in production TODAY and Miz Moxie PM'd me that we may have them in our hands this week..................

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Since this is the audiophile bass club, who among us has the pleasure of hearing the HE-6 and HE-400?  

 

Their bass is impressive, driven from vintage iron!  The HE-6 sound and bass has to be heard to be believed. 

 

I can now say all my cans are audiophile basshead cans - not paper vibrating probably but all hit with authority and sound so dang good.  And a few of them really hit deep with the right motivation behind them. 

 

Denon's sub bass is simply hard to top - and if you have had the pleasure of owning any of the Denon cans in my signature, you know of what I speak. 

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Since this is the audiophile bass club, who among us has the pleasure of hearing the HE-6 and HE-400?  

 

Their bass is impressive, driven from vintage iron!  The HE-6 sound and bass has to be heard to be believed. 

 

I can now say all my cans are audiophile basshead cans - not paper vibrating probably but all hit with authority and sound so dang good.  And a few of them really hit deep with the right motivation behind them. 

 

Denon's sub bass is simply hard to top - and if you have had the pleasure of owning any of the Denon cans in my signature, you know of what I speak. 

 

Don't know about those but my HE560s are supposed to arrive today!!! eeeek!!! (still at work... hopefully the UPS guy signs for me and leaves the package on my front door as usual! LOL!)

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Guys,

 

Any of you order the new Digizoid ZO amp?  They are in production TODAY and Miz Moxie PM'd me that we may have them in our hands this week..................


I'm getting a ZO FS+. :) 

I hope it's a lot better than ZO2.3 since I'm still using my ZO2.1, TBH it's going to be hard to top v2.1 for my setup as it seems to have perfect synergy and superb nice punchy bass but well we will see. :P

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Originally Posted by adamlr View Post
 


 

what do you mean dont carry enough power? power comes from the amps doesnt it? the dj connects to the wall no? maybe the clubs electricity isnt good enough? im sorry, i dont understand, could you elaborate? im interested 
 

 

 

Yeah, probably I'm talking too much crap with that one...what was I supposed to say, the guys have plenty of power but have no clue on what sounds nice at high volumes?  So I give them the benefit of the doubt and presume that they want good loud sound, but don't have enough watts to fill a large area with loud, pleasant, non strident treble.  Because loud treble is easily accomplish and an easy way to bump up the loudness without using up more watts.  Bass and mids take a lot of big speakers with a lot of power to go loud and clean.

 

I watched 22 Jump street not long ago at the cinema...it was weird, because the bass was lacking.  I don't watch too many movies at the cinema, because as anyone with a Home Theater setup will tell you, it sounds better on HT than in the Cinema.


Edited by SP Wild - 7/14/14 at 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Yup, I went to see Transformers yesterday and I don't know if it was the film's sound or the cinema's speakers but the sound was crap. Given that there were huge Michael Bay style fights and explosions, they could have done the sound better. Far too loud and far too much treble, almost no bass.

agree'd here in the states, at the TRIPLE DDD theater in my town... it still sucked... a very anemic film 

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

Since this is the audiophile bass club, who among us has the pleasure of hearing the HE-6 and HE-400?  

 

Their bass is impressive, driven from vintage iron!  The HE-6 sound and bass has to be heard to be believed. 

 

I can now say all my cans are audiophile basshead cans - not paper vibrating probably but all hit with authority and sound so dang good.  And a few of them really hit deep with the right motivation behind them. 

 

Denon's sub bass is simply hard to top - and if you have had the pleasure of owning any of the Denon cans in my signature, you know of what I speak. 

 

Initial impressions HE560 --> Good bass, goes deep, not really emphasized, not near Denon presence (ever!). Upper mids/highs seem a bit wonky to me. PC --> Nuforce Icon HDP --> Burson Soloist SL. Will provide more once I spend more time with them. :)

 

They are pretty... and freaking comfortable!!! Very very very light!

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I think @Mshenay has had a lot of experience with the HE400, as well as Denon models.

 

I'm still kicking around with my D5000 and LCD 2.2.

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