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|Hi, my name is ____ and I'm a cans-o-holic. I love the smoothness and detail of headphones. I think I could live without speakers. Lp's on cans is magic. My tube headphone amp and quality cans with even a cheap source is very enjoyable. |
Anyone else love headphones? It's the system of choice with me. You can't beat the preformance/cost ratio.
Posted: 8/8/2007 10:59:32 AM
|I sure have been using headphones alot lately. Mainly because I bought an Mp3 player and use it at work alot. But they are not high fidelity headphones, just $10 Radio Shack headphones I already had. And with the noise around here (I can hear the machines on the production floor) its not too important for high fidelity.|
Posted: 8/10/2007 12:59:02 PM
|headphones are one of the best inventions... nothing better than being able to hear all those tiny details of sound right up close.|
Posted: 8/25/2007 5:14:56 AM
|UPDATE: Finally replaced the tubes in my headphone amp with better quality ones. Wow. Much better.|
HEADPHONES + TUBE AMP = SONIC BLISS
Posted: 8/25/2007 11:09:48 PM
|Wow, what did I say to warrant an attack like that?|
I own several top-shelf tube and solid state amps and enjoy both. Yes tubes have far more distortion, but the sound is more life-like. SS amps step through dynamics and control flow like machines. The levels can only go: 1, 2,5, 7, etc; there's not a 3 & 1/3 like tubes, and real music have. A better more expensive SS amp just has more steps.
This is long, tired, old argument. If digital and SS are so great, why can't they sound like a tube amp? All this modeling stuff sounds like crap. Musicans and audiophiles hold onto tube designs because nothing else sounds like that. And because we have learned to hear the difference.
Ask LATE, or any of the other musicans on here. Tubes are not voodoo.
Posted: 8/25/2007 11:46:27 PM
|Pretty sad, that wasn't even my post. maybe you should read more carefully before you start being nasty. I have no experience w/ KOSS cans, and therefore have no comment on them. |
I, like anyone else here, have a right to discuss whatever I'd like within the rules of the forums. Your preferences are yours, mine are mine. Let's be adults.
ATLAS74: Check out Headroom amps, they have a crossfeed circuit. I have one and like it alot. headphone.com . Or if you know your way around an iron, you can build one: http://www.rock-grotto.co.uk/index2.htm (I love my Senn's too,-580's)
Posted: 8/27/2007 3:01:55 AM
|As an audiophile myself, an an owner of a couple quality pairs of headphones I'll give my two cents.|
I have a very nice sound card and a not-so bad speaker system. I'll take my headphones any day, especially if I'm making music. You just can hear it well enough without them.
As for a debate on tubes, well, they rock. I mean, they're going back to using tubes in some of the really high end sound cards. should tell you something right there.
Posted: 8/27/2007 5:00:44 AM
|measurments don't mean good sound. Stereophile posts testing alongside every review. The person reviewing the equipment doesn't see them untill after they submit their paper to the editor. There has been plenty of awfull measuring equipment that sounds amazing. Dither in cd players is added distortion to warm the sound.|
As well, I've refrained from the namecalling, downtalking, kinda stuff you've been saying here. If you are an audiophile as well- It's snobby, know-it-all attitudes like yours that are giving a fun hobby a bad name with outsiders. See many young people at your local hi-hi shop? People like you scare them off.
Let's stick to the topic, and save the name calling for the schoolyard.
Posted: 8/28/2007 4:50:54 AM
|If I've learned anything from my years in hi-fi, it's the importance of the source. I have an Arcam player that I really like. And my Rega turntable isn't going anywhere.|
Another reason for the great sound from my heaphones and amp is the signal path: Cd player- good cables-headphone amp- headphones. Short and simple. Take all that other stuff out of the path (preamp, reciever, etc.) and the purer sound results in better fidelity. Your 5.1 amp is great for movies, but that's alot of extra stuff in the way for music reproduction on headphones.
Posted: 1/14/2008 12:48:15 PM
|I'm not here to recommend. But I'll tell you what headphones to avoid: Sennheisers. Two hundred and eighty bucks of ****ing disappointment. You will not hear the bass with their headphones, at all. Terrible for music producers and sound engineers.|
Posted: 12/14/2009 9:08:22 PM
|Anyone tried wearing 'em outside/in public?|
Posted: 1/26/2010 2:01:25 PM
|Have you tried the in ear monitors? Much better than ear buds for around $100. The fit ensures you dont get any outside noise in your ears. But I do find them fatigueing after a couple of hours. Still using an old pair of Sony Free-Airs for daily listening and jsut use the in-ears for monitoring when i am recording late at night.|
Posted: 1/28/2010 4:25:07 AM
|I got myself a Shure SRH840 for less than $200, it worths every penny I paid for.|
Posted: 1/28/2010 10:44:16 AM
|My Sennheiser PX100's are a great pair of inexpensive headphones that use with my iPod. Plus, they fold up, too. And true, I can hear things in my headphones that I might miss when using speakers. Still, I think too much headphone use is possibly harmful..especially at the volumes that I like to listen to music. |
Posted: 2/9/2010 9:39:54 PM
|My earbud (with special boom feature) keeps popping out of my ear, my ear canal hole not big enough........me wonders if its from all the Swimmer Ear infections over my lifetime, me other ear hole holds the ear bud in just fine.|
Posted: 2/10/2010 3:48:56 PM
|Well for the last 35 years I have used Sennheisers. I tried others but always go back. Speakers I could not live without, audiobox usb hooked up to my MBP and a pair of Rockit 7's attached, clean, clear awesome sound from them, what is used in a lot of recording studios. As for headphones I use Sennheisers for my iPod PX 40 and for home I use HD 448 . That is just my computer area, my main speakers are well, not meant for a home, I have two RAMSA WS-A200's but if I want loud I have it lol. I am not an audiophile but someone who just loves music.|