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Move this to the Rant section if needed, whatever:

Honestly. It doesn't help anyone. Ok, they may be your favourite headphones / speakers, you may own and love them, but remember, because they suit what you want out of them does not mean that it suits another person's needs the best. Please read the OP's post and if it lacks details like a budget, point it out. Just getting sick of say the OP wanting bass and then a person recommending an AD700 or HD555 or say the OP wants FPS gaming and recommending the M50 or a Grado. Yes, they're popular, yes they're good, but they're good in different areas and aspects of sound and for different purposes / applications.

Just because you heard they're good, doesn't mean they are good for every single purpose or everyone's needs.

EDIT: Also remember people, on the left 'Location'. Overclock.net is an international site and not just an exclusively US site so please, at least glance at it before linking up say Newegg or Amazon links when the OP is say from the UK or Australia.
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Yeah!
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Sheep will be sheep. Unfortunately, the "herders" that actually know what they're talking about are getting to be fewer compared to the mindless drones that think the AD700 is the panacea for headphone requests.
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It doesn't matter which headphones or speakers you buy as long as you buy two hard drives for Raid 0. Even though it won't help you load games any quicker, we'll tell you that your hard drives are now faster and you can even post an HDTech graph showing some meaningless numbers! Err wait, I slid off topic
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
It doesn't matter which headphones or speakers you buy as long as you buy two hard drives for Raid 0. Even though it won't help you load games any quicker, we'll tell you that your hard drives are now faster and you can even post an HDTech graph showing some meaningless numbers! Err wait, I slid off topic
Actually, RAID0 does help in load times.

But the OP actually holds true for speaker recommendations too. I cannot COUNT how many times I've seen Swan M10's or AV30's / AV40's recommended blindly. I look at the person's rig that recommended them, and they've got Logicrap as their speakers.

If you don't know what you are talking about or referring to, AT LEAST give the common courtesy to say that you don't know for sure, but you've HEARD that this and this are good. That way we can at least know that you're being honest and not just stupid.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Actually, RAID0 does help in load times.
Show me anything backing that up I've never seen a single load test improved with an array.

On Topic: You can't really pair up speakers or headphones unless you know their gear and sources. Crappy gear paired with good, revealing speakers is a nasty combo. I'd much rather have a cheaper pair of speakers if I'm stuck using crappy gear. Otherwise, the harshness can be excruciating!
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i can agree with pioneer. raid setups do help a bit with load times not much but a little.

at the end of the day it is all up to the controller and hdd type
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post #9 of 74
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
Show me anything backing that up I've never seen a single load test improved with an array.

On Topic: You can't really pair up speakers or headphones unless you know their gear and sources. Crappy gear paired with good, revealing speakers is a nasty combo. I'd much rather have a cheaper pair of speakers if I'm stuck using crappy gear. Otherwise, the harshness can be excruciating!
Thus why ask the question 'Current sound setup?'

There's also other factors to consider that that question covers, such as output impedance of portable devices affecting certain in-ears' frequency response negatively. It's really recommending the best overall sound they can get for their budget and needs.
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This is applicable to everything on this site. Some people know what they're talking about and make recommendations; others learn from these recommendations and then make the same recommendations. While it gets annoying, it's all part of the progression from being a nub to being someone who actually knows what he is talking about.
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