How not to set up cans for auditioning...
Jul 11, 2005 at 6:24 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

sgrossklass

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Imagine you went into a large electronics store and discovered a wall with a good two dozen cans hanging there, most of them playing - HD580, HD600 and HD650 included (along with HD497, MDR-CD480, DJX1 and more). The curious headphone geek will naturally approach and take a listen - only to be greeted by totally overdriven bass, shrill highs, in other words: sound as crappy as it gets, on all cans. Too bad, I never heard any of these before. I don't know what they were fed with (reminded me of a crappy PCDP with the bass boost jacked up), but I doubt a lot of headphones are sold there...
 
Jul 11, 2005 at 7:16 PM Post #2 of 2

Jahn

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Sounds like the "Wall of Shame" at J&R Music World here in New York City. Most of those places have the most horrible setups you can imagine. It's far better to go to a store which lets you set up a can the way you want, or even hook in stuff you bring in.
 

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