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    To judge a band you have to look at several factors. Did they change the direction of music. Were they leaders or followers. You can argue that the Beatles changed the direction of music 3 times in their run. Changing the direction cannot be dismissed as being in the right place at the right...
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    Best headphones for jazz

    I agree with your discription of the characteristics of a good headphone for jazz. My preference At home with a cd as my source 1. K701 with a hybrid amp. 2 Senn 600 with solid state. Semi portable. ie. Full sized used at library, coffee shop etc. 1 akg 550. 2 hd 25 (forget the full model...
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    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    Agree with. Magni. . In my opinion this amp with the 600 is at the good enough level and although I have used more expensive amps, there were no significant improvements that I could hear. I will not not upgrade
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I don'n know if the internal amp in the iPhone 6 is any good, but I find the internal amp in my iPod to be weak. I find a significant difference between using the line out by fiio, vs. a 3.5 to 3.5 connection from the headphone out. Since my wife is insisting on upgrading our phones, has anyone...
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    Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones Part II

    I think you need to read the comment with a sense of humor
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    Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread

    I'm not disagreeing with you Krutsch. In fact I belive you and I are in agreement. If you listen to two different headphones and feel one is better, then that is what matters. You are not making a choice and calling one headphone superior because of a "majority opinion or cost. I get a bit tired...
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    Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread

    In a hobby as subjective as this, if you prefer a less expensive model like the 598 over the 650 then it's not inferior to you. You may be in disagreement with others, but it does not matter. Too many people keep thinking that more expensive, or a majority opinion is the controlling factor
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    The Official Grado 325e Owners Club!

    Hifi, midfi, low fi ought to be based on sound. Cost should not be a part of this classification. Too many times I see statements that indicate the writer' s conclusion that a headphone is better just because it costs more. My opinion, is that these certainly are not low fi, or low midfi. Value...
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    The Official Grado 325e Owners Club!

    Why do you call them low middle? Going by cost, fidelity or some other criteria?
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    Koss Portapro Thread

    Depends on what you mean by better sound. I like the akg 404 better. Same size, and headband. Closed with better pads. Definitely a different sound signature. Darker with more base
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    The Sennheiser HD-600 thread

    I would not worry about high fI, low fi or anything in between. Today's top level will be tomorrow's mid level. Sooner or later many of us will quit chasing and just say good enough Music is supposed to be fun and I still think the akg 240 monitors I bought 30 years ago are the best for blues...
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    On a mission to like jazz

    The Burns doc. is a good history of jazz. It did not and could not cover everything. Back to recommendations. I have been listening to Sonny Rollins Road Shows Vol 3. Better recording than Vol. 1, but not quite as good as performance. Better than Vol 2 on both counts.
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    Suggestions for a Count Basie lover?

    I'm not a fan of glen miller at all. Bennie goodman is more hit or miss. Sing, sing, sign is one of my favorites. Some time ago, I bought a new cd. Can't remember where I read about the band. The name of the band is Big Bad VooDoo Daddy. I think I was expecting some sort of New Orleans blues...
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    On a mission to like jazz

    Curtis fuller. Start with blues-ette
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I understand your point, and will refrain in the future,  But to be honest, I did not introduce the topic.  Only responding