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Right, without listening to stuff we'd have no idea which parameters and measurables actually mattered and by how much. It's people listening and your ears and everyone's that determine that stuff like this is true:
Yes, people different people perceive different products in different ways, and furthermore at every different time listening. No two experiences are the same, and these are influenced by a whole lot more than the sound that's coming out.

I say that people should go out and listen to things for themselves, especially for headphones. You make the point that our ears are all different, but it goes deeper than that for headphones. The balance of (real-life) sound out in space is a bit different for each person because of body / head / ear / ear canal shapes, and that's the reference point they have when listening to things or speakers or whatnot. The balance on headphones is also different for each person, but not in the same ways, so each person gets a different sound at their eardrum. And the difference between the headphone sound and real life also varies by the person, so the effective balance people hear is legitimately a few dB different maybe in the treble.



Also, don't be afraid to try cheaper stuff too. Nobody said a flagship had to be your favorite headphone. (but yeah, most everyone would take one of those)

This was more the explanation I was leaning towards. You just tend to say things a lot better smile.gif.
 
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If only I didn't have $3000 in debt due for school due in July...I'd be all over those.

I feel irrisponsible for spending money on my new computer and then this headphone when I'm also in school, lol.

 

I'll uh... just call this my 21st birthday present, from myself. Even though I'm not 21 yet. And I'll just stop buying anything for a long, long time. Yeah, that's what I'll do.

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I feel irrisponsible for spending money on my new computer and then this headphone when I'm also in school, lol.

I'll uh... just call this my 21st birthday present, from myself. Even though I'm not 21 yet. And I'll just stop buying anything for a long, long time. Yeah, that's what I'll do.

Yeah I'm in the same boat.

But my Focal Spirit One's should be here by Saturday! Got him down to $125 shipped!
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Yeah I'm in the same boat.

But my Focal Spirit One's should be here by Saturday! Got him down to $125 shipped!

Are you going to sell all of your old audio stuff like I am right now? :D

 

I don't want multiple audio devices, I'd rather have just one single very good audio device compared to a lesser collection.

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Are you going to sell all of your old audio stuff like I am right now? biggrin.gif

I don't want multiple audio devices, I'd rather have just one single very good audio device compared to a lesser collection.
I'll always have a portable setup and a desktop setup. I can't limit myself to closed, portable headphones for my primary cans, nor can I try to use big open headphones as portables.
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I'll always have a portable setup and a desktop setup. I can't limit myself to closed, portable headphones for my primary cans, nor can I try to use big open headphones as portables.

Ahh, I see.

I'm not a portable type of guy. I put all the good stuff at my house so I look forward to coming home every day. While I'm on the go, I read a book. I'm surprisingly careless about audio quality and other finer things when I'm not at home, but as soon as I go home, expectations rise.

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Are you going to sell all of your old audio stuff like I am right now? biggrin.gif

I don't want multiple audio devices, I'd rather have just one single very good audio device compared to a lesser collection.

Ive been quite for a while and just spent time catching up on the thread. I own the HD800s and the LCD-2s.. and a few others.. depending on how long you listen to music for in a given session i would go agaisnt the LCD-s for a stand alone headphone. I love'd my LCD-2s, so much so i bought the 3s and still have the 2's. If i want to listen to music ill take the LCD-3s over the HD800s any day of the week (despite this im actually listening to music on the HD800s now...) Anyway, i just find that the LCD range does get a bit uncomfortable after sometime, unlike the HD800s that you could wear forever.
    
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Ahh, I see.
I'm not a portable type of guy. I put all the good stuff at my house so I look forward to coming home every day. While I'm on the go, I read a book. I'm surprisingly careless about audio quality and other finer things when I'm not at home, but as soon as I go home, expectations rise.
I use my cans away from home far too often to settle.
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Got my turntable hooked up recently, been really enjoying some old (read: original pressings) albums that were my father's.

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Would anyone say that the Xonar DX has super weak bass? Because I have to boost the low freq. in my xonar to get anything out of ~<200hz

I also noticed a drop in bass going from onboard to a Xonar DS and DG (the DS was faulty and I couldn't find another one). I suspect it's normal with Xonars. I don't mind it though.

It makes me feel dirty, but honestly this feels more balanced than a flat-line in the Xonar:




And sure it's not 100% perfect, but when I feel like it I will mess with it more.

Speaking of which, is there any sort-of external DAC that has an EQ? Or external EQ. Because I want to move away from my Xonar.
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