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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Dragon Lady by The Geraldine fibbers with Nels Cline from Wilco on guitar and Carla Bozulich on vocals *swoons* To really enjoy it, synch up this file with the video, unfortunately music video is edited when she starts cursing so you'll have to pause the video for a few seconds ~2:10 to re-synch...
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    What languages can you speak?

    English, Spanish & French.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Yes, a direct comparison to HE-4XX would be ideal, thanks! HD600 have a very natural treble, that seems like a great comparison. I am very much enjoying my new HE-4XX but have started hearing odd things like that in the treble and just want to make sure HE-500 doesn't have that so I can...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I have a question for HE-500 owners. During the Maggot Brain guitar solo by Funkadelic, you can hear when Eddie Hazel turns up the distortion/noise floor on his guitar and a high-pitched hiss becomes audible (4:21, you can also hear it when things go quiet 4:57). On HE-4XX this sounds like a...
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    Stereo amp with good headphone jack

    One detail is that my headphones all have pretty low impedance (30-60 ohm for LCD-2, HE-500, RS-1), so an ideal headphone jack would need to have some watts to maintain current over a low resistance. But maybe that's not too important because I only listen at lowish volumes. More important I...
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    Stereo amp with good headphone jack

    I'm reviving this old thread because this question is still relevant, maybe even more now because stereo receivers now have digital inputs, decent dacs inside, chromecast capability etc and I haven't found many good answers to this question. Does anybody know if there are modernish integrated...
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    Recommend me a <$700 closed back set of cans.

    Beyerdynamic DT770 are closed, have deep bass and strong highs. One gamer on this forum said that they gave him a weird advantage in that he could pinpoint sounds so well that he was accused of cheating. They're great for gaming and so cheap that you can hold on to your Senns for music..
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    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    Hope you wouldn't mind if I ask why/how you prefer your HE-500 over your 560? Thanks!
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    Thesis about lossless audio vs lossy audio

    This. No engineer, programmer or blind-tested human would say that lossless is better than lossy. Vbr will fill in data where needed and adult humans can't hear above 20kHz so lossless is pure ignorance, vanity and wasted hard drive space.
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    Best Full-Size Closed Headphones that

    If you like a mellow sound the Grados might not be for you.. I also can't say anything bad about the Meze 99 headphones, I haven't heard them and people do like them. About portable use and amplification, you could really settle this by a/b testing them in a store between an amp/stereo and...
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    Best Full-Size Closed Headphones that

    Iems do fine without amplification, but for headphones I think that Grados are the only good headphone that approach their full potential without amplification. In your price range, SR225. Forget closed headphones unless you need to stop sound leakage, they all suffer in sound quality imo.
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    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    That's very close to what I was asking about. Thanks! :beerchug: That uber rank result is a bit surprising, now I wish very much that I've heard the top two headphones on the list. (Senn HD800 and Beyer T1) edit: now looking at old notes I forgot that I did very briefly hear the HD800 at a...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    When I first got a set of LCD-2 and was showing them to my wife I gave her a set of RS-1 to compare the sound and she preferred the Grados. Couldn't talk her out of it :p
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    Which is the best headphone you have (or have tried) in terms of price/quality ratio?

    Yes, the first time I heard those with a crazy powerful (speaker) amp I couldn't believe how good they sounded. They were my favorite in the meet. Modded HE-500 were very good too. It's crazy how inexpensive those are getting.
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    Which is the best headphone you have (or have tried) in terms of price/quality ratio?

    That was my vote. Always a pleasure to listen to, amazing for the price. quoting: BobG55 Formerly known as Old Groucho Joined: Jun 16, 2013 Location: Nova Scotia Posts: 1,978 Likes: 886 The Sennheiser HD600 : one of the best headphones ever made.
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    HE-400i vs HE-500??

    Both can be had for the same price? HE-500 and don't look back! I was truly amazed by everything about HE-500, especially the mids. So lush and lovely they were worlds better than the HD600, a known mids champ. I found HE-400 to be way to colored- the big bass and treble sound exciting for...
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    Buying 300$ range over ear headphones

    Too bad you can't get an open headphone, HD600 or DT880 beat the pants off any closed headphone on your list (haven't heard the momentum, can't speak to those).  Heard the others and Mad dogs & K550 are the best on your list imo.  Both are very good for closed headphones but flawed.  K550 are...
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    On Ear Noice-Canceling Headphone advises please!!!!!!!!!!!

    Logitech UE6000 do sound very good for noise canceling headphones and fit your budget.  You can read about them here at the link below.  Q15 sound ok but are more expensive less tonally balanced to my ears.
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    Wining about the placebo effect

    ^ very interesting citation.  That enzyme regulates degradation of dopamine and catecholamines, which are neurotransmitters involved in pleasure and mood, respectively.  i.e. increased action of the former is the basis of reward and is the target for all drugs of abuse, increased release of the...
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    $1500(budget)Im looking to upgrade my current setup (need help !!)

    Quote:   I a/b compared lcd2r2 bamboo & rosewood.  The weigh difference was noticeable, sound difference was not.
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote: Fundamental frequencies for voice are ~100-900 Hz for male voice & ~300 - 1500 Hz for female voice, which I'd call mids and maybe lower treble.  For that range HE-500 are hard to beat.  HD600 are also pretty special, really remedying the overshadowed singer you describe with the...
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    $1500(budget)Im looking to upgrade my current setup (need help !!)

    If you're afraid of HE500's treble, what draws you to HD800?  I didn't mean to to say that the first have too much, just a little more than LCD-2 r1/2 and are closer to HD800 without (ahem) being excessive.  And LCD-2 doesn't have too much bass imo, it just doesn't drop off in the sub-bass like...
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    Post your unpopular opinions!

    HD800 are way too bright and who wants that much fake soundstage.     Quote:   You're wrong and smell like elderberries.  
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    2013 SF Bay Area (Changfest?) Meet Impressions Thread

    Quote:   Quote:   Maybe we could have a mini-meet comparing the 900x, ED8 and Mad dogs.  I'll bring the burritos and beer.  
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    LCD2 Rev2, HD650 which is brighter?

    Call me crazy, but to my ears the HD650 sound too bright and LCD2-2r2 are just about right.  I switched from an HD600 to an HD650 and back to HD600 and it was like being in a warm shower, turning off the hot water and turning the hot water back on, I much preferred the HD600.  Going from an...