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The eq on the e11 is cute, for a basshead.
Zo2 on the other hand...
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Originally Posted by SeekerZA View Post

music through JRiver sounds much better and detailed as appose to foobar.

That's patently false and can easily be disproven by comparing them with the output settings apples-to-apples.
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Different people have different priorities. I choose to spend my extra money on eating healthy and local... grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, organic vegetables from the farmer's markets and co-ops. I hope I don't need to list all of my other hobbies and interests to get the point across.

Also, one to two CDs a month? I download 1-2 a day. I listen to a lot of music, and a lot of different types.
Good artists make full albums. Downloading individual songs is silly imo, unless you're listening to some top 50 radio crap. And I'm not trying to sound like a music elitist here....I just think listening to single songs is neglecting the full piece of art.

Also, the era of listening to single songs is what turned mainstream music into a crapshoot loudfest. People started ripping low bitrate mp3s instead of listening to vinyl records or CDs. Napster/WinMX/Kazaa/Morpheus/etc. hurt music.

Just letting you know it's a poor excuse. And I was giving you an example. I currently have a library of over 14,000 songs.

I will agree, though. Buying single songs is silly. I won't even give the artist my money if they could only muster out one decent song.
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Soo after reading a few pages i finally finished. Good read. Sorry for going back to the software away from pirates, Legal downloads.

I can tell you all now that music through JRiver sounds much better and detailed as appose to foobar. My guesses are that the output boils down to the settings and output modes used in each. JRiver has enough to keep you thinking BUT WHY is there so much to alter just for listening. I know i did. But i kept my output settings pretty simple.

Please note this is my personal preference when using a Cheap headset as appose to much MUUUCH Higher end headphones. I can hear a noticeable difference between the 2 programs.

Those using foobar, what output settings are use using so i can experiment some more just in case there''s untapped settings I've yet to find. Finally got me more Flacs and will give a good listen later with both programs and report back my experiences using a cheap cheap tongue.gif . If its noticeable using a cheap cheap then surely there is a difference.

If you're experiencing that, you're either falling into the placebo, or you've got something set in either program differently. Setting for setting being matched on either program will net you no difference in sound quality.
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I'm kind of basshead one of reasons i choose E11 instead of E7K. Hi gain +2 eq and eargasm tongue.gif

Yeah, I remember doing it and just being like "I cannot get used to this."
 
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Why is buying one song silly?
If I don't want the whole album, why is it silly? Seriously, and 14,000 songs? I know for a fact people who have that amount of songs, barely know their own library wink.gif
In 21 years I've accumulated 1200 songs.
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So today I tried on a pair of Grados (SR80's)

And they sounded amazing, even just on my iPhone which isn't exactly a world leader on sound quality.

Also they were pretty darn comfy on my head.

Only thing I didn't like was the build quality but you can't win them all.

So it looks like I have a pair of SR225i's in my life soon.

In other news something really quite great arrived today in the mail....

Pics soonish.
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So today I tried on a pair of Grados (SR80's)

And they sounded amazing, even just on my iPhone which isn't exactly a world leader on sound quality.

Also they were pretty darn comfy on my head.

Only thing I didn't like was the build quality but you can't win them all.

So it looks like I have a pair of SR225i's in my life soon.

In other news something really quite great arrived today in the mail....

Pics soonish.

Ehhhhh

i got to play around with a lot of grado headphones last weekend. I thought they were all pretty shrill sounding compared to the HD600s that can be found used for the same price as the 225s
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Why is buying one song silly?
If I don't want the whole album, why is it silly? Seriously, and 14,000 songs? I know for a fact people who have that amount of songs, barely know their own library wink.gif
In 21 years I've accumulated 1200 songs.

The difference is that I do know my library smile.gif. I do have a '5-star' list thought that sorts out what I really like out of everything.

Out of the 11.5k songs currently on my desktop, 2k of them are on that list. If an album is averaged at 10 songs, I'm averaging around 1-2 too songs per album. Some are obviously less and some more, but point is, I know my music smile.gif.

If I buy an album (with the exception It was given to me by my brother (25k+ song library)) then it has to have at least 2 or 3 songs that I like.
 
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post #16058 of 38372
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By 'they' I meant whoever enforces copyright laws, not forum moderators lol

the whole taboo about pirating music makes me laugh. In fact, I know of several artists that think copyright laws are stupid and don't care, or even encourage their fans to pirate their music.

Ah

Yeah I agree. I would even take it one step farther. The music that I 'find lying around the internet' is from dead musicians. Call me crazy, but I don't think jimi hendrix wants my money anymore tongue.gif
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Call me crazy, but I don't think jimi hendrix wants my money anymore tongue.gif

His family still do though.
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Ehhhhh

i got to play around with a lot of grado headphones last weekend. I thought they were all pretty shrill sounding compared to the HD600s that can be found used for the same price as the 225s

Sadly not in my country.

Well I also tried some AKG 550's and they were not that great. Either the ones I had were broken or they were just not very good. Very little if any bass and it all seemed a bit muddy.

Also the fit was horrible and it felt like someone glued CD's to my head.
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