Damn You Head-fi!!!
Nov 11, 2008 at 8:22 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 30

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Me intro.

Been lurking here for about 2 weeks now. Thought I'd finally sign up and introduce myself just like others have... with a little cursing subject line.
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It's on here I found reviews for the headphones I ordered last Thursday and received from Japan today (a mere 4 business days from Japan to Cape Town, South Africa). Have a set of Audio-technica ATH-A900 now. I've had them for a full 4 hours now... and I've been screamed at by my wife 3 times already.
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I think she screamed at me, I couldn't hear her.

It fit my "budget". Yes, I blew out probably a ton more than I should have considering I'm probably teetering on financial collapse right now.
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But I can't hear the bank manager either.
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It's been years since I last used a fairly good set of cans and that was also hooked up to a pretty decent NAD amp which my folks still have. Been years since I've fired up any music at my office during office hours, so earlier this year I thought I'd start again because I was hearing my boss too much. I spent a few pennies on some cheap headphones which lasted 2 months before I killed them. Fair sound from them though considering they were real crap knock-offs. :p But they changed rapidly from being good to sounding crap and then things started to break.

Anyway, the words on here led me to Audio-technica which seemed to fit the music I prefer (I'm no headphile, really). My source is my mp3 rips going through my weeny Asus Xonar U1 seeing as it was a good price and I'm quite impressed with it doing duty at home and the office. Just have to be careful with the ATH-A900 as they seem delicate and I was using folding DJ headphones previously. Might get a pair of those AT DJ phones for lugging around.

Only one thing though...

I used to look like this --->
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But now I look like this -->
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A little bit of a shocking realization that I, indeed, do have a particularly small head. And age is leaving me with diminishing padding up there too.
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Hey, does anyone know of those tubes on the ATs can be shortened a tad? I look like the last half peanut rattling around in a peanut can with these on.

Anyway, I'm off to read more reviews on here for desktop amps. I'm not gonna buy anything though... I think I've spent enough to end this year off. And I'm blaming you lot for it all!
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Nov 11, 2008 at 8:25 PM Post #2 of 30

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Welcome, sorry for your wallet.


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Anyway, I'm off to read more reviews on here for desktop amps. I'm not gonna buy anything though...




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Sure, you're not going to buy anything.
 
Nov 11, 2008 at 8:41 PM Post #5 of 30

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Yeah, from what I've seen on here this is really something that can bite. An expensive hobby/passion.

But I can't... I really can't. I vow to simply read and enjoy. Sorta.

It's just been one of those years of financial mayhem (economy, slip-ups, ever increasing interest rates, etc), but for all of that I think I deserved a nice spend for my birthday... and my christmas... and my anniversary, etc. I even got rid of my project track car last month. 2009 better be better.
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It's just that the stuff on here is soooo tempting.
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Nov 11, 2008 at 8:59 PM Post #6 of 30

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Welcome to Head-Fi!
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Now out spend some hard earned money...
 
Nov 11, 2008 at 9:19 PM Post #8 of 30

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Thank you.
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Welcome to Head-Fi!
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Now out spend some hard earned money...



I might next year, but I must focus on some other items that need sorting first. But I definitely would like a dedicated amp in the next year. I'll have to squeeze it into the household budget... she-who-must-be-obeyed will never know.
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Nov 11, 2008 at 9:37 PM Post #9 of 30

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she-who-must-be-obeyed will never know.



Famous last words.
 
Nov 11, 2008 at 10:16 PM Post #10 of 30

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Famous last words.


Indeed, this is true.
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But if I'm going out, I'm taking the ipod I got for her with me. Alas, it's but a gig of storage.
 
Nov 11, 2008 at 10:54 PM Post #12 of 30

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I need a closed pair. There'll be endless complaints at the office with open ones. AD2000s would be sweet though.
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No, must not spend more until next year sometime.
 
Nov 11, 2008 at 11:09 PM Post #14 of 30

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Stop the temptations.
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