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i used to have them, in fact i still have them, just no ear thingys... they get lost fast, and the bass gets distorded just a tad when u turn it up ;P
Yeah, but at that volume, I'm more worried about damaging my ear drums Hey, for $15 at Wal-Mart, you can't expect the best. They are pretty good for the price though, and they even come with 2 sets of rubber pieces and a carrying case
 
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so help me set up guidelines as to what is allowed and what isn't allowed.
That sounds like a great plan. So those 5.1 things are an automatic nay or are there exception?
Also, what do we do with the people already in the club?

On a sidenote: My HD650 came in, I got them installed but I left the adapter at home. That means I can't test them out until I get home. Go me...
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post #283 of 38798
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That sounds like a great plan. So those 5.1 things are an automatic nay or are there exception?
Also, what do we do with the people already in the club?

On a sidenote: My HD650 came in, I got them installed but I left the adapter at home. That means I can't test them out until I get home. Go me...
I think gaming 5.1's should be allowed. . . some people dont listen to music as much as tehy game but still like quality surround sound. (I get much better surround sound out of my medusa's as compared to my 5500's . . I can hear more details like the sound of a knife coming out right before I die )
 
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I think they should only be allowed if they do happen to be a best bang for your buck in terms of 5.1 setups... which would go in accordance with Soloz2 rules... you know... basically: if you actually did a bit of research and tried to get the best for your buck then you are in!
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I think you guys might have a point. 5.1 headphones (some) may be an exception, but we either need to set up guidelines or take it on a case by case basis.

normally I'd say no way... but we'll see
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well Soloz2.... I know just what to do... YOU ( ) need to do some work here and research all categories and price-points... then again it would be much easier to do it as the different products get questioned one by one.... but then add them to some sort of database in the first post...

give a 25% price spread meaning all products within 25% of the price of the product in question are considered the "Alternatives"

make that percentage whatever you think is reasonable but something around 30% or a tad higher might be the sensible thing... "if you can afford this then go a bit higher FTW" sorta-thing... you know what I mean

then you only accept those which are clearly best within the category or other good and popular options that are clearly not inferior and merely a second option and more a matter of taste instead

categories would then be something like:
5.1 Computer Speakers $100 (+/- $25)

but if I were considering say Klipsch ProMedias 5.1 then it would be:
5.1 Computer Speakers $260 (+/- $65)
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well Soloz2.... I know just what to do... YOU ( ) need to do some work here and research all categories and price-points... then again it would be much easier to do it as the different products get questioned one by one.... but then add them to some sort of database in the first post...

give a 25% price spread meaning all products within 25% of the price of the product in question are considered the "Alternatives"

make that percentage whatever you think is reasonable but something around 30% or a tad higher might be the sensible thing... "if you can afford this then go a bit higher FTW" sorta-thing... you know what I mean

then you only accept those which are clearly best within the category or other good and popular options that are clearly not inferior and merely a second option and more a matter of taste instead

categories would then be something like:
5.1 Computer Speakers $100 (+/- $25)

but if I were considering say Klipsch ProMedias 5.1 then it would be:
5.1 Computer Speakers $260 (+/- $65)
rofl... sure thing, soon as I invent a device to stop time so I can catch up on everything else!
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heheh.... yea obviously it would have to be a case to case thing unless you want to quit your job and do this full time... but I think having some sort of guidelines to use as "rules" might be helpful... just so people don't knock down Logitech's for Promedias and so on... so if we had some sort of established "range" for the viable comparisons then we might save ourselves the constant discussions as to whether a particular product should or should not be considered...
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In Defence of IEM's(tm):

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...

I just have to post another message for those of you who either have not tried a decent set of IEM's (Inner Ear Monitors) or find them uncomfortable.

This most recent post is brought on by two hours of listening to various pop tracks on my Shure E4C's ... from Son Volt to The Shins to Beck to Soundgarden to Morphine to Midlake to Queens of the Stoneage to Palace Music.

<sigh>

The isolation is so intense ... and my own e4c's at least are just as neutral and pristine as it can get ... perfectly balanced among highs/mids/lows ... and with my headphone amps bass boost, the bass is unbelievable even at low volume.

After listening to some of the same songs on my desktop 5.1 System (ADA995), it's like going to music heaven when listening through the Shures.

So if you haven't tried a decent pair of IEM's = TRY THEM!

And, if you find them uncomfortable, then consider this: based on my own past months listening I've found that after a certain period ... the notorious 'ears popping, like sitting at the bottom of a 15ft pool' feeling that comes with a good seal on the IEM's will soon register with your brain as being that feeling which heralds the coming of fine fine sounds.

That's, seriously what's happened.

I too thought they were a bit uncomfortable until I ironed out my portable system, tweaking it for the best sound ...

Now ... I sort of crave that "Shoved down my ear canal" feeling ...

Cause I know it equates to fine fine sounds.

...

Anyway ... in the middle of a lengthy listening session and wanted to gush a bit.



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...

The Mercury Program's, "From the Vapor of Gasoline" is just cueing up. A fine indie/jazz/fusion audiophile test album in case anyone out there is interested.

Here's a link:
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I have LTB 5.1 headphones.
    
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