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You know you're an audiophile when...

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by ohhgourami, Mar 14, 2011.
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  1. Elektrospeed
    Amen on that.
    I have my sub just for accentuating the bass (just a little over-emphasized to compensate for the road noise), but from time to time I like to turn that s**t loud... and it can get really loud, I think the "best" measurement I got was 136dB @ 60hz, which means near-instant ear damage, so yeah it's dangerous.
    And thats only out of a single propperly amplified 500rms Alpine Type R, don't know how much power you have, but assuming you have 1000rms that would be approximately +3dB over my mark.
    I know it's bad, it's just that it's so awesome to actually feel the power of the woofers from time to time...
    By the way, JL Audio has an iPhone / iPod app for basic SPL measurement. I'm not sure if it supports an external mic or just the iPhones, but it can give you a rough estimate if you don't want to spend on a calibrated mic.
  2. takato14
    I don't get the point of stupidly huge speakers in cars. The acoustics can never be proper to get a good experience. Just buy a good headphone instead.
    You know you're an audiophile when you critique your car's sonic performance. My dad's truck (Ford F150) has no bass and the midrange honks like a goose.
  3. takato14
    The worst part is... it was said by a user on this forum.
  4. H3ndrix
    When you have a 6TB of lossless music on your HDD
  5. Elektrospeed
    While getting good sound inside a car is really difficult, it can be done.
    I know because I've done it :) so "never" may be just too hard of an statement. But it sure takes a lot of learning, time and $$.
    "Huge speakers" (AKA sub-woofers) are really needed to get a propper sub-bass response. And the bigger they are, the easier they'll play the lower frequencies, so it's not all that uncommon to see a 15" sub providing excelent sound quality. Of course if you crank it up, it'll be loud as hell.
    And if you spend a lot of time inside a car (like me) and really like listening to music, then you'll also need good sound inside your car, so "just buying a good headphone" doesn't cut it. Different needs call for different solutions.
    And yeah, most car's stock sound systems suck big time!! 
  6. PinoyPogiman
    if your in need of a Headband, you use your Headphones instead.
    ^for me not really...
  7. Golila3
    When you look at the sound specifications first when your browsing for a new phone.
  8. LinkPro
    When your favorite car (Dodge Challenger) has Beats Audio as "premium sound system" option and you're like:

  9. Kawai_man
    yeah when you realize beats audio are like bose overpriced overhyped *****.
  10. Currawong Contributor
    When other, hardcore audiophiles are impressed by the sound out of your rig.
    Not bad going. [​IMG]
  11. VisceriousZERO
    That hurts my brain i can't 
  12. m0nask8
    when you get pissed off when a youtube video claims to be HQ and it sounds like ****
    when you take off your ear piercings (anti-tragus) permanently because they cant coexist with your new iems.
  13. DamageInc77
    When your tube amp is turned on 12 hours a day.
  14. stevenswall
    ...just to 'keep it warm' for the hour it's used. (Not that I own a tube, but if it didn't wear on it too much, I think I'd simply leave it on because I like the smell of warm electronics, and I like the look of glowing tubes.)
  15. wolfetan44
    When you freak out that theres a place called AudioHigh close to you where you can audition many hi-fi headphones![​IMG]
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