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Originally Posted by Fortunex View Post

Most laymen don't understand why people spend a lot of money on high end equipment in any field.
Your buds are fine for you, but some people want high quality audio.

High quality audio to me means a nice stereo setup in a car or house. Not headphones.
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post #32 of 288

Beats are complete junk. I just bought a set of these HiFiMan HE-300s and these things for $250.00 are killer. Beats have a decent look to them but sound Quality they suck

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post #33 of 288
Well I seem to have pretty damn good hearing as I have done those frequency tests on YouTube, and I can hear both much lower and higher frequencies than anyone in my circles (wife, friends, family, coworkers, etc.) it was fun to compare how different everyone's hearing is.
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post #34 of 288
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Originally Posted by Schoat333 View Post

High quality audio to me means a nice stereo setup in a car or house. Not headphones.

Well that's just your opinion, now isn't it? wink.gif
A good set of cans is worth it's weight in gold to me for two big reasons.

1) You can get much better sound for the price compared to a nice set of studio monitors
2) I can't always blast music out loud
Edited by candy_van - 10/16/12 at 12:25pm
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post #35 of 288
300 bucks for nothing special Im sure

I would be shocked if it is on par with my Everglid S-500 pro which are like 50 bucks..
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post #36 of 288
This thread is fulls of win
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Originally Posted by DrDarkTempler View Post

The college i went, nearly almost everyone had Beats Audio headphone, everytime i look at them, i shakes my head XD
The same reason why some people switch to the newest iPhone every year, even if their contracts aren't expire yet, and they are happy to pay the early termination fee just to renew it again a few seconds later (assuming you live in the US).
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Most laymen don't understand why people spend a lot of money on high end equipment in any field.
Well I spent a few grands on my PC so that I may subjectively get the best possible gaming machine that will last about five years against current and upcoming games. By last I mean being able to run games at high or maximum graphic settings.

My cousin said that I should have bought a macbook and save the rest of the money for something else instead (understandably since she's a girl who doesn't play games, stay connected on facebook all day long etc.).
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You haven't heard good headphones biggrin.gif You are correct in implying that Beats aren't as good as their price suggests, though.
Audio Technica M50. Below $200 I stand by AT. At a similar price level Sennheiser HD555s are great, and V-MODA Crossfade LPs.

thanks man, looking for some new headphones and thought the LP looked great in specs too. might go for it rolleyes.gif
     
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High quality audio to me means a nice stereo setup in a car or house. Not headphones.

Headphones will always give better sound quality for the price. And you're not going to bother your neighbors with loud music when using headphones. tongue.gif
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Well I'm in the 1% then. I've actually tested it on some Sennheiser HD 380 pro headphones (8-26 response) via a signal generator. It's quite noticeable listening to 20hz vs 16hz. Any lower than that, and yea, you cant really HEAR the sound anymore (you'll notice the pressure, though).

And in general, anything with a 20-20 response range isn't going to have a very flat line.

You were most likely hearing the motor-noise or reflections combining than the actual note. Especially with (no offence intended) as low end headphones as those with such small drive units (which add huge distortion at those low frequencies). You'd feel the pressure 'maybe'... But hear it? Very unlikely with those. In fact, it's probably turbulence you're hearing.

Regardless, it's still irrelevant. They wont sound any better with a better response, as almost no music has notes that low or high other than harmonics which are mostly not there on any level of compression. If you got those Sennheiser HD380's and limited them to 20Hz-20KHz, you wouldn't notice the difference at all. Hell you could limit them to 40Hz-10KHz and probably not notice it at all either. Many high-performance Hi-Fi loudspeakers lower cutoff is about 50Hz and you would never guess. Some of the best speakers in the world don't go below 35Hz.

With headphones... this is somewhat true. But it's by no means the norm. Price and brand dictates the frequency response graph, mostly. With Hi-Fi speakers, it's pretty much price that dictates your frequency graph.

End points are irrelevant for anything other than a spec sheet. Using them purely to rate a product is just ridiculous in the audio world.
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High quality audio to me means a nice stereo setup in a car or house. Not headphones.

The absolute best quality audio in terms of accuracy that you will ever hear, is a pair of very high end headphones connected to the best DAC you can buy. Loudspeakers just add atmosphere and a sense of experience. There is nothing high quality about audio in a car, it absolutely lacks accuracy due to speaker placement and room shape.
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You know, I understand the need for some of these style headphones in certain industries, but come on lol.
Talk about paying for a name. I walk around campus and see people with the $100 Beats headphones attached to their phone and just laugh.
For $300, these headphones better lick my ears and tickle my balls....
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lmao.
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