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||Central Louisiana, USA
|Forum Post Count:
||1 week, 3 days ago
||a broke college student. Pre-med (hours and hours of study time = near unlimited listening time)
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Anything related to the medical field, car audio is a passion. Spend most of my time studying though
|What I do for a living:
||Student, and manage at a local restaurant.
||Just beginning to build my collection.
Sony XB-500- I do love these, but these are my first pair of full sized headphones besides a pair of vintage studio headphones that belonged to my Dad In the 80's (those have since broken and been misplaced :(... )
I am currently in the process of aquiring another pair(s) possibly beyer DT -770 Pro but I am still searching. Also my dream pairs of cans would be the HiFiMAN HE-400 and the audeze LCD 2
Skullcandy: I have owned and used all of Skullcandy brand in ears (exceptions would be the new fix series which I may check out for throw aways in the near future and the chops because they just aren't my style.) fav from the brand are the 50/50's which have great bass and I have found them to be very durable and them the Inked because they are so inexpensive and still sound decent overall and in specific the Paul Frank pair with the cloth wire covers because they last longer.
Sony- owned various Sony in ears all <$40 and none of which I would ever recommend maybe just personal prefence but it seems like they just don't cut it for me.
JVC- throw away gummi buds. Great alternative to the apples buds and Love that you can get any color you like and they make great headphones for kids. I am not sure whether to have owned other jvc in ears. Certainly nothing in Their current line up.
auvio: only had one pair of in ears with mic and volume control (the specific pair I have just isn't online it's like they never existed)... One word: bass but not clean but large quantities of muddy bass...
Bose: in ears. the first gen. I actually have owned two sets of these. They marked my first real taste of the better side of audio equipment. I always loved the bass response on these headphones... Too bad they are built so cheap... They last about 6 months with moderate use in my experience. For the price there are better options. These at maybe $50 I could handle (which I think now the first gen can be found for about that) but definitely a decent introductory pair of headphones.
Monster: I've owned the Gold turbine pros and listened to the coppers. They are both decent in ears, I love the way the super tips feel (and have adopted their use for other pairs of HPs). Fair sound quality definitely better than the Bose IMO but sad to say that I no longer have these for comparisons. (Sold them to purchase my TF10's)
Beats: Bought the Beats tour's and after ten hours of listening to them (and a significant amount of buyers remorse) they were returned. Not that they sounded horrible or anything and I'm not a beats hater (my little brother loves beats).. But definitely paid $75 for the headphones and $75 for that cool emblem... Nough said.
Ultimate Ears: I own and currently Use the ultimate ears TripleFi 10s with the standard (annoying) cable... Need to upgrade but haven't had the cash or found what brand cable I want. First id like to say that the isolation on these when i use the comply foam tips is The best i have heard, granted i havent heard much.But as is combined with the fiio e11 low gain, EQ off on my iPod and with the bass enhancement on 2 on the E11 I can say that it is a satisfying experience... The highs are clear, and maybe they aren't a perfectly accurate and transparent, but I listen to a wide range of qualities of audio and they seem to be super forgiving and they are never fatiguing. The mids are not what I consider recessed, but if I could have a bit more punch i would be pleased but as it stands they certainly are not lacking. The lows definitly present and are gorgeous. I would compare them to have a 10" or maybe even a 12" subwoofer added to a vehicle they just make a world of difference. They do have a roll of though, but I'm not sure the exact frequency it starts but it becomes obvious when you compare different rap songs through them. They are near my perfect sound signature right now (at least until I hear something I like more) the only things I could ask to improve would be clearer more transparent highs (but like I said with the variety of qualities this will be a gift and curse) second more mid range punch. Third is a more even low range with less roll off... Other than that I have found that the comply foam tips seems to irritate my ear canals a bit if I have to shift the headphones or take them in ad out excessively over the course of a couple hours, most complaints against these headphones are about the bulk. Which I can attest these are long drivers but wearing them with the over the ear hook design helps with this and makes them much more manageable but definitely not a pair to take to the gym. All in all I would give them a sold 7.5/10 and knowing you can get them for under $200 a lot of times (these deals come and go) makes them worth a listen.
Other: I have owned various other brands which I don't recall ATM but with add them as they come to me.
|Headphone Amp Inventory
I did attempt to build a altoid can amp from scratch with a bread board but after several attempts that yielded nothing but distortion. I gave up that idea.
My future amps: magni/modi combo most likely ... maybe a digizoid ZO
||*indicates a source I frequently use*
-*iPod touch 1g*
-iPhone 3G (x2)
-iPhone 4 (built it myself from spair parts, but dropped it and cracked the front and back since then)
-*iPhone 4S* (currently my cellphone)
-iPod nano video (broken and bricked)
-iPod nano 2g (broken and bricked)
-*iPod nano 1g* (x2 planning on rockboxing one soon)
-Sansa clip (I think that's what it's called)
-*iPod classic 30gb* (used as hardrive for line out only in vehicle as screen is cracked and headphone jack is broken)
-Onkyo 5.1 from the early 90's paired with Onkyo radio,tape,cd players. (I am curious as to how much power it creates. And maybe doing something fun with it)
Future: idk at all maybe upgrade my laptop soundcard....
||nothing special as of yet. Standard cables for everything. Might upgrade to dhc cables eventually.
||Ummm..... Guess I should work on this.... I have a cool battery charger for fiio :P
||All types.... Literally classical to rap to country to punk and everything in between... Not saying I like every song, but I do enjoy a variety of music. Most notable bands however: The Killers, Senses Fail, Ben Folds, Brandon Flowers, Sum 41, Blink 182, Keith Urban, Beastie Boys, Pink Floyd, Boston, Rush, Triumph, A7F, Five Iron Frenzy, Switchfoot, Cold play, Jack Johnson, Van Halen, MCR, Motion City Soundtrack, Modest Mouse and so many more.
Fav 3 songs ATM:
1. Float On -Modest Mouse
2. Marvin's Room -Drake
3. Bohemia Rapsody- Queen (lol come on its a fun song)
||Car stereo... I have a competition set up for my car stereo and have sunk countless hours and dollars into it... But you can't always be in your car and my need for something for those times in between arose.... Thus my love for headphones and my search for the best sound for me began. My car stereo has a very warm sound to it and its smooth as butter... Lows that extend down to earth quake levels from my two twelves and my mids are 4 amped 6.5" speakers (they are slightly recessed sounding ATM, not because they aren't loud, I mean the mids alone can shake the rear view mirror, but compared to highs coming from 6 various sized amped tweeters and bass from two twelves they could use a bit more umph and I would enjoy more kick from them.. But all my audio is stealth and mainly self installed so time, and space are my biggest issues and of course alway money. Lol but yeah that is my life outside of school and the medical field...
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||My bicycle-Full carbon road bike super fun to ride... More to come...
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