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    My headphone collection featured in Steve Guttenberg's blog

        Quote:   Quote: Steve Guttenberg is an old-school audiophile, but I think he tries, in his blog, to avoid preaching to the converted. He often compares the experience of listening to a typical home theatre rig to the pleasure of listening to old-fashioned 2.0...
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    Digital Drugs? Headphones + Internet = Getting High

    Quote: I knew it!! Tube freaks have been promoting this technology because it gets them high! I KNEW IT. Hee Hee. Seriously, I'm with you. What could be better than the liquid sound of beautifully produced music as heard through tube electronics? (OK, I run a T-amp, but I'm sure you get...
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    Digital Drugs? Headphones + Internet = Getting High

    Quote:   WHAT???!!!! Are you suggesting that our fine political leaders would seize on nonsense as a way of getting publicity or whipping up their constituents? I am shocked, SHOCKED at this allegation. No politician has EVER exploited nonsense to get ahead. NEVER.   Quote...
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    What are some really old but good albums?

    Quote: When I first heard Devo's Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! I thought it must have come here from another planet. An amazing distillation of Kubrick's disturbing idea that humankind is being usurped by our own technology. Yikes. And yet, it rocks...Wow.   As for Iggy? If I had...
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    What are some really old but good albums?

    Quote: Absolutely! Especially Paul Desmond's title track, which is surely a classic of jazz and music in general. But then again, I always thought the group should have been called "The Paul Desmond Quartet, featuring Dave Brubeck." Hee hee, just my opinion. Brubeck fans get so bent out...
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    What are some really old but good albums?

    Quote: This is a great choice, but I think you have to point out that Gould recorded the Goldbergs twice, and the 1955 recording (his debut recording) is the place to start. It's the rare classical recording that is both immediately accessible and stunningly innovative. Gould's...
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    Marvin Isley has died.

    Quote: I can't think of a better reason.   Sadly, I just read today of the death of another funk/rock great. Gary Shider, guitarist for the legendary P-Funk, died recently of cancer. Like Marvin Isley, he was only in his fifties. As I stare at my own upcoming fiftieth birthday, I'm...
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    Marvin Isley has died.

    Quote: Cool! Do you mean for commercial release?
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    Marvin Isley has died.

    So Marvin Isley died a couple of days ago. And NO ONE on this formerly great site has mentioned this? Curious to see what kind if response, if any, I get to that sentence.   RIP Marvin. I know that you will continue to fight the power.   Much respect, JKM
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    What's better noise isolating: Koss PortaPro or Sennheiser PX100?

    I've owned both, and I currently own my umpteenth pair of PortaPros. I completely agree with previous posts in this thread. Neither offers any significant isolation, and they both can tempt the listener to turn up the volume to unsafe levels when used in noisy environments. And I agree with the...
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    What is the best mp3 player in terms of best sound quality in your opinion?

    If you are looking for something small, durable and good-sounding, the Clip+ is a great fit. I'm amazed by those who complain about 32 Gb being too small a capacity. How much music can you listen to in a week? If the 8 Gb internal memory of the Clip+ doesn't meet your needs, and an additional...
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    Does the fall of music ever depress you? It does me.

    Quote: Originally Posted by DonCarr For music and not disposable entertainment you are rewarded by exploration. Perhaps its good we have such a distracted mainstream as music lovers it shelters real music from the clumsy masses and industry machines. Sometimes you wouldn't want...
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    Does the fall of music ever depress you? It does me.

    Quote: Originally Posted by fjrabon Pat Boone was nothing special musically. That's putting it mildly. He was possibly the worst of the white cover artists who recorded inferior, toothless versions of songs by R&B and rock n roll artists -- making rock n roll "safe" for America's...
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    What Format is Your Music?

    Quote: Originally Posted by necropimp cassettes are still fairly common in the metal world all 4 of these were released within the last year (the nunslaughter album is a reissue and the original CD and LP are not easy to find) and that's not even scratching the surface of cassette only...
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    What Format is Your Music?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Ham Sandwich When I was in college my roommate had a Nakamichi deck. I still have some of the tapes I made using his deck. Was it the legendary Dragon? I heard a couple of those over the years, and I had to admit, they sounded stunningly close to...
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