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Originally Posted by OpTicaL View Post
I think it's misleading for people here to think they're getting "audiophile grade" headphone, like the HD555. My eyes turn red when I see HD201 and HD280 listed as audiophile grade headphones. The word Audiophile has no meaning if we allow any level of headphones to be listed.

I personally don't consider my HD595 and ATH-A900 to be audiophile grade.

I believe Audiophile should be reserved for a certain grade of headphones.
im a noob as far as audiophile goes...
but my small thought is that it isnt quite that level...if you just have a sound card and some headphones...

the people with elaborate setups...still using radiotubes and the like, with amps, etc etc...those people have truly audiophile grade sound...

..and i envy them
post #6912 of 38147
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Haha, I saw that and thought the same thing. I'm thinking I need to go cheaper though for the time being, but it hasn't stopped my fingers from opening up firefox and going to audiogon to see if it's still available . The emu-0404 I have will be going back to my friend at the end of the week so I really need to make a source decision soon. I'm terribly indecisive when it comes to stuff like this.

Oh and my hd580s sold so its just the k501s and the jvcs for now. In other news, I have a beautiful blue kicas caliente on my desk that has about 2 hours on it atm. Initial impressions are that she sounds as good as she looks.

That's all you get for now though . I'll do an actual review once I've listened some more.
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muhuhuh
*hops in the car*
Sorry, to let you down but when I found it it was 0/24

I look today, and sale is pending, and I haven't even gotten a reply about shipping to Canada... So I don't think it's going to land in my hands, why oh why, did I miss out on my first golden opportunity @ a Havana... But I WILL get one Schubie lol and you can come over and admire/listen to it

PS, if anyone finds one/sees one for sale PM me I really want one
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Originally Posted by OpTicaL View Post
I think it's misleading for people here to think they're getting "audiophile grade" headphone, like the HD555. My eyes turn red when I see HD201 and HD280 listed as audiophile grade headphones. The word Audiophile has no meaning if we allow any level of headphones to be listed.

I personally don't consider my HD595 and ATH-A900 to be audiophile grade.

I believe Audiophile should be reserved for a certain grade of headphones.

no one has claimed that everyone here has 'audiophile grade headphones' in fact very few people do have great headphones. The whole premise of the club was to encourage people to spend their money wisely. Get a real pair of cans instead of 'gaming' cans and to get a pair of Senns or Beyers instead of blowing money on bose. In this I think we have accomplished much.

It's all about the enjoyment of music and getting that 'live performance' experience.
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no one has claimed that everyone here has 'audiophile grade headphones' in fact very few people do have great headphones. The whole premise of the club was to encourage people to spend their money wisely. Get a real pair of cans instead of 'gaming' cans and to get a pair of Senns or Beyers instead of blowing money on bose. In this I think we have accomplished much.

It's all about the enjoyment of music and getting that 'live performance' experience.
indeed. i doubt even my prolines would be concidered "high end"

but anyways i just did something that i should of done a long time ago.... it has improved my audio quality quite a bit... guess what it was? well i am going to tell you anyways... i updated my dx's drivers. and i can say its opened up quite a bit. so yea that was one of those "DOI" moments.
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I personally think it should start with the HD600 since the HD800's are out.
Wait, something new came out, so something older got worse?

Geeze, I guess my 9800GT must be considered low end by now...
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hey redmist how is that HDAV doing ya?
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hey redmist how is that HDAV doing ya?
Amazing, much better than my old X-Fi Xtrememusic.
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I believe Audiophile should be reserved for a certain grade of headphones.
I disagree Audiophile as defined by Webster is

Main Entry: au·dio·phile
Pronunciation: \\ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌfī(-ə)l\\
Function: noun
Date: 1951
: a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction

it just means you like your audio not that you have crazy amounts of cash to spend on it
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I disagree Audiophile as defined by Webster is

Main Entry: au·dio·phile
Pronunciation: \\ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌfī(-ə)l\\
Function: noun
Date: 1951
: a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction

it just means you like your audio not that you have crazy amounts of cash to spend on it
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I disagree Audiophile as defined by Webster is

Main Entry: au·dio·phile
Pronunciation: \\ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌfī(-ə)l\\
Function: noun
Date: 1951
: a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction

it just means you like your audio not that you have crazy amounts of cash to spend on it
Exactly.

There's definitely a little bit of elitism in the audiophile community, but most are very welcoming no matter what gear you have.
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