Way cheaper to just turn the music up .
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You might be right, unfortunately (or fortunately I guess) my PC is specced where I need it to be for my other hobby, photography, plus a bit of gaming. Replacing it would be too expensive given what I've spent on headphone-related gear recently. Divorce is only a bank statement away. Luckily my laptop is completely silent, and for streaming the iPad will do nicely too.
Well, having tried the same tracks out of my laptop I'm a little sheepish now (baaah!). The Z1R still picks up the whisper slightly more than the HEKv2, but there's not much in it. However overall the HEK does resolve a little more than the Z1R (and frankly sounds bloody amazing).
While I knew the ambient noise in the room would have an impact on the open headphones, I didn't appreciate by how much, so thanks again to up late and LaCuffia for pointing it out. Like I've said before this is very much a learning experience for me.
What still amazes me is how well the Z1R competes with the HEK v2, I still believe it really is something special.
I'm obsessive compulsive about loud computer noise, and fans or drives that whirr or are high pitched are the worst even when just working and not listening to music.
Yep, you don't realize the affect or annoyance of ambient noise sometimes until it stops.
It is annoying. I need to look at replacing the fans with some quieter ones, and also maybe the CPU cooler. It's around 43db at my sitting ear level at the moment.
Otherwise it's a good reason to get my ears sorted and have a set of closed cans for when I need the PC on.
I looked up the initial song you put
and almost went crazy looking for it
then i don't know if i imaged something but @ 20 seconds i thought i heard a whisper in the background but that could be a beat, and now i need to look up the edited song
what a weird video man!
Check at 20 sec
do you hear it?
I'll check out the George Erza now!
Where is the whisper? I got 440s on (beyers not shure) so i doubt i'll hear it hehe
I hear a "Go" at the start 1st second