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Originally Posted by mahtareika;12546307 
Hey all... I haven't checked in in a while. I just got my GS-1000's back from Grado who just did an excellent repair on them. I Left them on for a week while I was out of town to break them in and I ended up blowing out the drivers.... Oops! They sound better now than when I first got them. I should have read the instructions before trying to burn them in the way I did.

Just an FYI. This club isn't exclusive to audiophile cans so the Skull Candy's and gaming head sets are more than welcome. We should welcome all headphone enthusiasts for that matter.

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95% of "audiophile quality" headphones sound like garbage anyway. That's like saying my M-audio BX5a studio monitors are audiophile speakers, when in reality, they sound like garbage.
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Why all of the negative comments?
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I'm no longer running the Pioneer SE-M290's. I just bought me a nice and cheap set of JVC HA-RX300's. I really wanted the 700's, but my wallet couldn't justify the price right now. I just needed something that works, as my Pioneer's have a blown driver on the left side . Still need to make my sister pay me back for these JVC's, as she's the one that blew the Pioneer's.
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add me, I got 595's and AD700
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Why all of the negative comments?
Because I'm just telling it the way it is. HD 555's compared to real audiophile quality is like comparing a smart car to a Veyron.
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Because I'm just telling it the way it is. HD 555's compared to real audiophile quality is like comparing a smart car to a Veyron.
So you're basically saying it takes a Veyron to satisfy you? You can't get to work in a Toyota Camry like everyone else?
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So you're basically saying it takes a Veyron to satisfy you? You can't get to work in a Toyota Camry like everyone else?
Audio quality, I'm picky. I use crossfade lp garbage headphones and even my sennheiser cx6 sound like complete crap. The crossfade headphones have an acoustical plastic resonance. The sennheiser cx6 have a very tinny sound to them to me because Of their titanium drivers. My speakers are some m audio bx5a and a velodyne uld 18 subwoofer in a 5.7 cu ft sealed box. My sound system, and headphones are pretty much garbage.

My cars? I have a 1997 Buick riviera with 208,000 miles on it that was bought for $750 over 10 years ago. My other car is a 1993 DSM Eclipse I'm planning to upgrade sometime soon.

Im not made of money, but I'm not Gunna act like what I have is actually good.
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Because I'm just telling it the way it is. HD 555's compared to real audiophile quality is like comparing a smart car to a Veyron.
If you think about it a little longer, I'll bet you can find a way to express yourself without trashing the reputation of other manufacturers and lower the overall quality of the forum.
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If you think about it a little longer, I'll bet you can find a way to express yourself without trashing the reputation of other manufacturers and lower the overall quality of the forum.
I'm tired of people thinking something is quality when it's really not. People who think Bose makes the best speakers in the world, People who think LED backlit LCD TV's are good just because they sport millions of contrast ratios's and hundreds of Hz technology. Almost every single one of these TV's are garbage Twisted nematic displays. The colors look like crap, they smear all over the screen, and people fail to realize how terrible these displays are, just because they have little badges saying LED TV, 240Hz, and are "this many mm thin; while being paired with the crappiest sound systems ever, having a floor standing speaker that is 3 inches wide with around 6 two inch drivers in them which would probably bottom out at around 150Hz with insane amounts of distortion and very diminished sounds both in the low and high range, while sounding very tinny at it's effective range when it's paired with a 6 inch subwoofer driver in a 1 cu ft bandpass box, while the amplification alone has at least 10% THD. Meanwhile, that sound system is labeled THX certified which is impossible because THX certification requires 80Hz extension on the satellite speakers to be crossed over to the sub. The subs in these sound systems are going upwards of 120Hz and are insanely easily located in the room. It should sound like there is no sub. If it sounds like you have a sub, then you have a problem.

I'm just using that as an example because I walked into a sony style store and witnessed this today while I checked out the Sony NEX 5 EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) camera. I had to explain to the sales rep exactly how bad his TV was, and he was trying to convince me that it was the best tv money can buy in it's class. I told him all about how garbage twisted nematic displays work down from how the liquid crystal reacts to the voltage applied by the DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) which turns an RGB code into a voltage regulation into about 256 different degrees of having the crystal at different variances of being twisted. Each subpixel having the ability to block 256 shades of light, cubed for each sub pixel is around 7.07 million colors. Not only that, but TN panels use a horizontal sub pixel array which messes up viewing angles and due to less colors, they have to use adjacent subpixels to fill in colors, which is THE REASON colors smear everywhere across the screen as if a monkey threw poo all over it. The sales rep lost me at twisted nematic. It seems no one can even comprehend how a simple AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen works at best buy either. The guy at car audio section didn't even know what THD % was, how to crossover a sub, and recommended the most garbage speakers ever with failure mylar tweeters when there were some way better Alpine speakers with silk domes which had the ability to rotate twards any angle in about 70 degrees of it's mounted axis. The guy at the networking center said the 2.4ghz was the router speed of the Lynksys E1000 router, when it's merely the radio band in which it communicates with other devices. I told him this and that the mbit transfer rate was the speed and he got pissed off at me.

This, and you ask why I talk down brands that don't deserve their rep??
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To sum it up:
CoreyL thinks all things audio, and all things video are utter crap unless they cost $10,000 or more.

That's all you had to say bro .
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