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Try an ABX test (foobar2000 has a plugin) and see if you can still notice the difference. wink.gif

http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/03/the-sizzling-sound-of-music.html
Love how they point out environmental conditioning can really effect people's "tastes". An anecdotal example being how my parents who are from the earliest days of TV can't notice the difference between HD and SD as well as I can and people younger than me.

If you don't have the "right" equipment and exposure you'd probably never tell flat out. Hell, I still have trouble telling the difference between my AACs and MP3s at 320kbps against my ALACs on my ipod even after finally getting a "decent" headphone (Superlux HD668B). That said...I noticed I started to favor my ALACs more without thinking about it; meaning I'd skip/avoid songs that are MP3/AAC more than ALAC when not actively paying attention to my music (IE working on something with the music playing) and even if I was looking to just listen to music. I noticed this when I noticed some songs I didn't really like that much which were in ALAC suddenly had higher play counts than songs I had in MP3/AAC that I did like. So if you don't know what to "look" at for telling the difference, have the "right" setup to allow that difference to be made clear, and are actively seeking it out you'd probably never notice on the first shot.

And unlike the film/TV industry, the mainstream in audio is currently about maximizing convenience which means crappy headphones/earbuds(many people just use the Apple ones) and portable players with limited storage space. It's all about information and the consumer is often very apathetic about gaining any beyond the mass market adverts (hence why Skullcandy, Bose, Beats are commonly known while Audio Technica, Sennheiser, etc. aren't).

Anyway...do my Superlux HD668s allow me in the club?
     
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http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/03/the-sizzling-sound-of-music.html
Love how they point out environmental conditioning can really effect people's "tastes". An anecdotal example being how my parents who are from the earliest days of TV can't notice the difference between HD and SD as well as I can and people younger than me.

they might just be loosing their eyesight...
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http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/03/the-sizzling-sound-of-music.html
Love how they point out environmental conditioning can really effect people's "tastes". An anecdotal example being how my parents who are from the earliest days of TV can't notice the difference between HD and SD as well as I can and people younger than me.

My grandmother walked in while we were watching "star trek" on bluray and immediately said "Wow I've never seen it look so nice". If someone can't tell the difference between SD and HD, then something is wrong with their eyes tongue.gif.
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My grandmother walked in while we were watching "star trek" on bluray and immediately said "Wow I've never seen it look so nice". If someone can't tell the difference between SD and HD, then something is wrong with their eyes tongue.gif.

And I can tell the difference in the quality of HD. i.e. I can tell when the picture bandwidth's been compressed or that they are using a great or cheaper HD broadcast camera. Not all HD broadcasts are the same in quality!

But that's my conditioning experience with different codec algorithms using MadVR and display calibration lols.
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Just picked up a pair of ATH-AD900's. Hope I'm not disappointed.
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Ok so, I just bought a recabled Beyerdynamics DT 990 Premium 600 Ohm
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Just got some Superlux HD668B's today. Damn they sound good already. Very happy with them smile.gif
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Just got some Superlux HD668B's today. Damn they sound good already. Very happy with them smile.gif

Your's sounded good the first time you used them? Weird. Mine definitely needed a "burn in" period. After that everything finally balanced out and they do indeed sound great for a simple $50.
     
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look at the drivers lol
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Lol indeed. Next thing we know you're gonna post up some electromagnet headphones!
 
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Ok so, I just bought a recabled Beyerdynamics DT 990 Premium 600 Ohm
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Prepare to hear details you've never heard before.

I <3 my DT 990's. ^-^

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