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Originally Posted by coreyL View Post
dude i hooked up my bx5a's to my friend's musical fidelity $1000 cd player and i thinkt hat was the first time i could actually ever hear the imperfections in the artists playing. he played some jack johnson and i could hear the inconsistencies in the cymbals. this wasnt audible on his psb image 4t's. is this because sudio monitors are designed to have a complete flat frequency response or because these 5 inch speakers i paid $190 for are actually better than his $650 pair of PSB's paird with his sherwood 110 watt 5.1 receiver? these things remind me of ATC speakers, and make me want to get some bxa8's and a bx10s. i'd love to get a 12 inch sub from m audio.

but yeah... i need to find speakers that sound this good that dont cost 5 times more. i got the bx5a's for a few reasons:

employee discount being 35% off

my NAD T751 is being repaired at the moment

my advent prodigy towers are too big for my room

i started expressing interest in building speakers. these are a perfect base line to compare with because of astounding flat frequency response

DJing is something i'd like to pick up some time

i want to laugh at my friend for buying mackie active digitally amplified loudspeakers for $600 when these sound better as long as the room is under 1000 sq ft

they do look nice, they are portable and convenient and i can use them as a portable 2.1 system to bring anywhere seeing as they really dont need a sub.

dayum thats alot of reasons to have dished out that monies. i really wish microcenter had bx8a's though.

but yeah, you are right. the user getting used to them is everything. it was weird when i started noticing little imperfections like that in music, sometimes it sounded like i was actually int he recording studio on that musical fidelity. with my sennheiser cx6 i need to get a good enough pre amped source to really test them. THIS is the mostly why i mentioned my bx5a's.
Dude that is an awesome discount. Nice to see you're enjoying your speakers . If you haven't already, take the time to get the positioning optimal. Positioning is crucial for speakers.

There's just something about them, the true soundstage that makes speakers sound so good.

The nice thing about the speakers you have is it looks like they were designed with near-field in mind. A lot of speakers are not, so it is very difficult to make them sound good at a computer setup. My speakers sound best when they're about 4 feet away which means it's virtually impossible to have them at a computer setup.

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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
I have enough experience and know enough psychoacoustics to know the difference between accommodation (your ears 'getting used to it') and burn-in / break-in. Also got a detailed enough system to hear differences in detail (which tbh I feel, is crucial for identifying differences).

but yeah, slight batch differences and also the amount of insertion into the ear make a difference too. Also the difference in casing used may contribute to the differences in burn-in / break-in. Both earphones and headphones sue the same system. tbh, yeah the term 'break-in' is more accurate than 'burn-in'.

http://www.audioholics.com/education...act-or-fiction

but yes, tbh, the affect of burn-in is overblown but it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

http://headphonebreakin.blogspot.com/ has the pros and cons of the argument. There just a lot of factors involved that can be mistaken for break-in, I agree.
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post #8922 of 38092
Sennheiser 260 pro's here. Best headphones out.

*edit* Purely personal opinion right there.
Edited by Dousand Thollars - 12/7/10 at 12:53am
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Sennheiser 260 pro's here. Best headphones out.
You mean 280?
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Audio Technica ATH-ES7@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
I'm no audiophile, but im enjoying these out of the box
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Since the ATH-A700s have 64 impedance, would you guys recommend using the normal gain option on the Essence for 64 and below impedance or the high option for 64-300?
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wow, how have i never known this existed? i'm in. bose tri-ports tp-1a cups, bose tri-ports ie1 in ear buds, skull candy smokin' buds
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. bose tri-ports tp-1a cups, bose tri-ports ie1 in ear buds, skull candy smokin' buds
*shudder* Oh man......
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since the ath-a700s have 64 impedance, would you guys recommend using the normal gain option on the essence for 64 and below impedance or the high option for 64-300?
64-300.
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