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    #41
    Originally posted by TechTastic View Post

    Do you think you'd get one with an SSD rather than a HDD?



    Since these are things that are supposed to last a long time, do you have any particular ones in mind? Like, what would you look for in a headphone besides the sound quality?
    A Sennheiser 650 or maybe an open back Bose seems like my speed. But tbh I'm pretty content with my headphones and would rather spend the money on a strong PC. My 970 is good enough for now since I'm mostly sticking to clearing my backlog atm, but come summer and fall I plan to check out all the games that were released this year and I'm gonna want to see them at their best quality.



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      #42
      Originally posted by Zemoco View Post

      A Sennheiser 650 or maybe an open back Bose seems like my speed. But tbh I'm pretty content with my headphones and would rather spend the money on a strong PC. My 970 is good enough for now since I'm mostly sticking to clearing my backlog atm, but come summer and fall I plan to check out all the games that were released this year and I'm gonna want to see them at their best quality.
      Oh yeah, I remember you said that you use a Sennheiser HD 598 for gaming and Airpods for commuting. Makes sense then, they probably last very long anyway.

      Like I said, an SSD would be the best choice for a PC drive system since it's much better than the average HDD.

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        #43
        Originally posted by TechTastic View Post

        It would be best put to use in a theater room or just a hanging large TV somewhere in a house, mostly a living room or a bedroom if they're large enough for it.
        But then I need a new house too lmao. Oh the pipe dreams man. But that is interesting actually, cuz a lot of times good Audio systems can sound shitty cuz of a really bad treated room and even furniture.



        Originally posted by TechTastic View Post
        It depends on whether or not they drop really, some tend to have really solid build quality (and while they may be a bit too expensive I've gotten decent build for $150 at one time). And it would also be a good idea to just invest in a good hard case for stowing them away when done with them (if it can fit but it doesn't already have one). A few of the ones with good build quality that I can think of are Bowers & Wilkins, Bose, Sennheiser, Bang & Olufsen, and Audio-Technica.

        Though you're right that their durability is exaggerated especially when it comes to joints and hinges. Stuff like Beats readily comes to mind as having this inflated public image, and Sony had issues with their 1st 2 Noise-cancelling flagship headphones till the M3's came out (though they didn't have as many build quality issues with their other non-flagship offerings like the h.ear on lines.

        Noise-cancelling is very handy when commuting on public transport though (definitely not good for when walking however because you need to be aware at that time).
        I would consider $150 to be ok for a good pair of headphones. I had a Beyerdynamics (I prefer my sound flat) that was about that, maybe about the $180ish range and it was definitely durable and good enough to warrant that.

        Noise cancelling are pretty nifty, but I can agree that people need to stop using headphones while walking around in public. Sure you could just be "socially awkward' or "it help's you relax" or whatever, but there's just so many things that could, and have gone wrong.

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          #44
          Originally posted by Domino Man View Post

          But then I need a new house too lmao. Oh the pipe dreams man. But that is interesting actually, cuz a lot of times good Audio systems can sound shitty cuz of a really bad treated room and even furniture.
          Sorry, it seems I got a bit carried away since I have cousins who live in a mansion with said faculties (though not fully developed) and another set of relatives (in a much smaller house) who bought more than one soundbar for several areas :/

          I would consider $150 to be ok for a good pair of headphones. I had a Beyerdynamics (I prefer my sound flat) that was about that, maybe about the $180ish range and it was definitely durable and good enough to warrant that.

          Noise cancelling are pretty nifty, but I can agree that people need to stop using headphones while walking around in public. Sure you could just be "socially awkward' or "it help's you relax" or whatever, but there's just so many things that could, and have gone wrong.
          The ones I have are Audio-Technica headphones and are also flat in their sound signature themselves.

          Agreed on that part as well.

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            #45
            Originally posted by TechTastic View Post

            Sorry, it seems I got a bit carried away since I have cousins who live in a mansion with said faculties (though not fully developed) and another set of relatives (in a much smaller house) who bought more than one soundbar for several areas :/

            Nah, I'm just a little picky with sound. Too used to acoustic treated rooms since that's where I spend a lot of my time. It amazes me to see that ''normal'' people are usually more into these stuff than people who work in the music or audio business

            Originally posted by TechTastic View Post
            The ones I have are Audio-Technica headphones and are also flat in their sound signature themselves.

            Agreed on that part as well.
            I've got a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M20x for my casual usage. it does work pretty well considering how cheap it was. Not the flattest I've heard, but I'm just tired of the low end boost most headphones have cuz of the "bass" frenzy that's been going on recently.

            I remember buying a super budget one a like 5 years ago. I cant remember exactly but it was either a Samson, or a super entry AKG. That's when I learnt how weak these joints can be. it had a supposedly metal bar joint, that did really nothing. Looked about the same as the one on my AT but the AT's definitely got more miles on it and still feels tight. So yeah, dont spend too less on headphones either lmao
            Last edited by Domino Man; February 7th, 2019, 06:26 PM.

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              #46
              Originally posted by Domino Man View Post


              Nah, I'm just a little picky with sound. Too used to acoustic treated rooms since that's where I spend a lot of my time. It amazes me to see that ''normal'' people are usually more into these stuff than people who work in the music or audio business
              An acoustically treated room is a pro thing right?

              Well most normal people don't really do more than scratching the surface really because it may be too much work for them to get to the good stuff.

              I've got a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M20x for my casual usage. it does work pretty well considering how cheap it was. Not the flattest I've heard, but I'm just tired of the low end boost most headphones have cuz of the "bass" frenzy that's been going on recently.

              I remember buying a super budget one a like 5 years ago. I cant remember exactly but it was either a Samson, or a super entry AKG. That's when I learnt how weak these joints can be. it had a supposedly metal bar joint, that did really nothing. Looked about the same as the one on my AT but the AT's definitely got more miles on it and still feels tight. So yeah, dont spend too less on headphones either lmao
              Cool, mine works well too for $150. And yeah, headphones should mostly go for balance but work with an EQ if you want more of something.

              Sadly the one I had before the Audio-Technica headphones were a pair of Beats (when I was much younger and really didn't know that much about headphones) and they broke rather easily not to mention being massively uncomfortable. And I rather recently noticed that because of their desire to maintain an eye-catching design, the form factor isn't very flexible, as in you can't really stretch the plastic headband a lot and you also can't rotate or swivel the ear cups (at least that's how the story is on their mainline products, exceptions being the Pro's and Executives which have the only good build quality in their whole lineup), plus a lot of them fold at the top of the extenders rather than at the bottom like most others do.

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                #47
                Hm....
                Oh!
                I know what I'd get!

                I'd invest in a stylish pair of headphones and several flash-drives, so then I could hand them out whenever need a pair of headphones or a flash-drive.
                That would make me so happy as everyone would be able to get something that is functional and brand-new. ^_^

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                  #48
                  Originally posted by Mr.Sunshine View Post
                  Hm....
                  Oh!
                  I know what I'd get!

                  I'd invest in a stylish pair of headphones and several flash-drives, so then I could hand them out whenever need a pair of headphones or a flash-drive.
                  That would make me so happy as everyone would be able to get something that is functional and brand-new. ^_^
                  Hello friendo

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                    #49
                    Originally posted by Ladd View Post

                    Hello friendo
                    Hello, Ladd!

                    How have you been; How has life been treating you?

                    Are you eating nutritious meals, and have you been as happy as a hummingbird?
                    I truly hope that you have been- a hummingbird is such a peculiar and wonderful creature, so I can only pray that your happiness and health represent the liveness of such being. ^_^

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                      #50
                      Originally posted by Mr.Sunshine View Post

                      Hello, Ladd!

                      How have you been; How has life been treating you?

                      Are you eating nutritious meals, and have you been as happy as a hummingbird?
                      I truly hope that you have been- a hummingbird is such a peculiar and wonderful creature, so I can only pray that your happiness and health represent the liveness of such being. ^_^
                      I've been alright.
                      Tired as usual.

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                        #51
                        Originally posted by Ladd View Post

                        I've been alright.
                        Tired as usual.
                        Is that so?
                        Have you tried to tickle yourself?
                        I've heard that it can put a smile on anyone, regardless of how tired you may be.
                        I apologize if I took too long to address your post as I was answering other posts in an orderly fashion.

                        Have a beautiful day and please smile from the bottom of your heart, Ladd!
                        I heard that it does marvels to the soul.

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                          #52
                          Originally posted by TechTastic View Post

                          An acoustically treated room is a pro thing right?

                          Well most normal people don't really do more than scratching the surface really because it may be too much work for them to get to the good stuff.

                          Oh yeah, treated rooms are up there. I'm a working studio session musician. so that's why I'm around it a lot. I could never afford one though. But i know a few rich people who have a home theater room better suited to record a live Queen album. And they use it to just watch the latest blockbuster.



                          Originally posted by TechTastic View Post
                          Cool, mine works well too for $150. And yeah, headphones should mostly go for balance but work with an EQ if you want more of something.

                          Sadly the one I had before the Audio-Technica headphones were a pair of Beats (when I was much younger and really didn't know that much about headphones) and they broke rather easily not to mention being massively uncomfortable. And I rather recently noticed that because of their desire to maintain an eye-catching design, the form factor isn't very flexible, as in you can't really stretch the plastic headband a lot and you also can't rotate or swivel the ear cups (at least that's how the story is on their mainline products, exceptions being the Pro's and Executives which have the only good build quality in their whole lineup), plus a lot of them fold at the top of the extenders rather than at the bottom like most others do.
                          I totally get that, especially about the plastic headband part. It boggles my mind, i doubt it's a cost of production thing too. I almost never buy headphones without a hands-on test nowadays, which is something I use to laugh at when I was a kid too. "It's just headphones, they're all the same" lmao I was a fkin cuck.

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                            #53
                            Originally posted by Mr.Sunshine View Post
                            Hm....
                            Oh!
                            I know what I'd get!

                            I'd invest in a stylish pair of headphones and several flash-drives, so then I could hand them out whenever need a pair of headphones or a flash-drive.
                            That would make me so happy as everyone would be able to get something that is functional and brand-new. ^_^
                            An admirable aspiration, but I'd be careful around "stylish headphones" if I were you... either they have bad build or bad sound.
                            But if you must go for that then be prepared to drop $500 on B&O headphones because those are the only stylish ones that are consistently well-built and have good sound as well as comfort. So you have to go way up to get both good qualities.

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                            • Mr.Sunshine
                              Mr.Sunshine commented
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                              I see!
                              I truly appreciate your sound advice, TT.
                              I'll keep it in mind, if I ever truly have intrigue in buying good quality headphones.
                              Have a great day. ^_^

                            #54
                            Originally posted by Domino Man View Post
                            Oh yeah, treated rooms are up there. I'm a working studio session musician. so that's why I'm around it a lot. I could never afford one though. But i know a few rich people who have a home theater room better suited to record a live Queen album. And they use it to just watch the latest blockbuster.
                            Oh, that's cool. So do you have an idea as to what kind of headphones are standard for work in the studio?

                            True, a lot can be done with theater rooms but it's not so much of a concern with those who own it.

                            I totally get that, especially about the plastic headband part. It boggles my mind, i doubt it's a cost of production thing too. I almost never buy headphones without a hands-on test nowadays, which is something I use to laugh at when I was a kid too. "It's just headphones, they're all the same" lmao I was a fkin cuck.
                            Proper headbands should be metal (preferably aluminum) and should also have proper padding around them (nothing like rubber or w/e) along with being able to stretch a lot so that they don't clamp too hard on the head.

                            I also realized the vast differences in build quality as well as sound when I finally began looking into headphones.

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                              #55
                              Originally posted by TechTastic View Post

                              Oh, that's cool. So do you have an idea as to what kind of headphones are standard for work in the studio?
                              I've seen it all, from AKG to Shure to Audio Technica's (mostly m50) but personally, the best one i've ever used was the beyer dynamics DT 770. That one really take's the cake on just build quality. Most studio's prefer Closed to open backs. And all secondary reference headphones tend to be AKGs. I dont know if it's just a market thing over here. The SHURE, I cant remember the exact model number but I think it was the SRH940; came close to it in build quality, but It didnt feel too good on my ears. might just be my head shape.

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                                #56
                                Originally posted by Domino Man View Post

                                I've seen it all, from AKG to Shure to Audio Technica's (mostly m50) but personally, the best one i've ever used was the beyer dynamics DT 770. That one really take's the cake on just build quality. Most studio's prefer Closed to open backs. And all secondary reference headphones tend to be AKGs. I dont know if it's just a market thing over here. The SHURE, I cant remember the exact model number but I think it was the SRH940; came close to it in build quality, but It didnt feel too good on my ears. might just be my head shape.
                                Cool. So open-back headphones aren't used in studios that much? I thought they would be considering that they give a superior sound stage compared to closed-back headphones though with the cost of letting everyone in the surrounding area hear what it is you're listening to.
                                Also, I take it Sennheiser isn't seen as much? Or is it? Do high impedance headphones fare well in studios or perhaps they may be required for certain purposes?

                                Originally posted by Zemoco View Post
                                open back Bose
                                I don't think those exist tbh

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                                  #57
                                  Originally posted by Helly View Post

                                  its purpose is that of an artistic medium, ye. Never used one myself, but I know that the normie tablet I do have isnt nearly responsive enough, and the wacom brand is a favorite of the pros.
                                  Come to think of it, the normie stuff is always a jack-of-all-trades as opposed to being the best at anything in particular. So it's ultimately best to go for something made for one thing only especially if you have a profession or hobby that hinges on it. It may be more tedious (and costly) if one wants the best of anything and gets dedicated devices each (such as cameras), but it's superior to the compromise option in the end.

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                                    #58
                                    Originally posted by TechTastic View Post

                                    Cool. So open-back headphones aren't used in studios that much? I thought they would be considering that they give a superior sound stage compared to closed-back headphones though with the cost of letting everyone in the surrounding area hear what it is you're listening to.
                                    Also, I take it Sennheiser isn't seen as much? Or is it? Do high impedance headphones fare well in studios or perhaps they may be required for certain purposes?
                                    It's pretty much always closed, could just be a thing here since not all models are easily available, but closed headphones with good room monitors is the norm. That is just for recording, I'm sure the mix and master guy have their own preferences. Probably Open for them, actually a friend of mine uses the AKG 702 for mixing and it's open back i believe.

                                    Also, I mostly do live recordings so even if the console room keeps open backs, everything else is always closed. If memory served, I've only ever used one Sennheiser and it was terrible, BUT i'm 99% sure it was an extremely low budget one. It looked noting like the pictures on the boxes of the one's I generally see browsing through a music store. Oh and it was open back haha I was playing the guitar and using it for reference so the headphone's volume was set little low. (Was recording with an AKG mic; I'd like to say it was the c214 but I could be wrong about that. One of my favourite that I've recorded with but the sensitivity was up the wazoo.) I kinda realized why they dont use open backs after that. Also, I could be wrong but they dont seem to be as tight fitting on the head as a closed one (could just have been that model) so when I was playing, I was very conscious of it potentially sliding off my head lol

                                    Honestly, I'm not very educated with impedance but much as the science says so; in practice, impedance generally doesn't matter too much in studio. I mean sure it probably does have an effect, but audio in a studio, is routed through a lot of equipment optimized for many situations. And people always have those brand (and even model) loyalty that they swear by.

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                                      #59
                                      Originally posted by Domino Man View Post

                                      It's pretty much always closed, could just be a thing here since not all models are easily available, but closed headphones with good room monitors is the norm. That is just for recording, I'm sure the mix and master guy have their own preferences. Probably Open for them, actually a friend of mine uses the AKG 702 for mixing and it's open back i believe.

                                      Also, I mostly do live recordings so even if the console room keeps open backs, everything else is always closed. If memory served, I've only ever used one Sennheiser and it was terrible, BUT i'm 99% sure it was an extremely low budget one. It looked noting like the pictures on the boxes of the one's I generally see browsing through a music store. Oh and it was open back haha I was playing the guitar and using it for reference so the headphone's volume was set little low. (Was recording with an AKG mic; I'd like to say it was the c214 but I could be wrong about that. One of my favourite that I've recorded with but the sensitivity was up the wazoo.) I kinda realized why they dont use open backs after that. Also, I could be wrong but they dont seem to be as tight fitting on the head as a closed one (could just have been that model) so when I was playing, I was very conscious of it potentially sliding off my head lol
                                      Now it makes sense considering that having outside noises interfere with mixing and mastering would be problematic. Closed are better for finding hidden details while open is just for the effect of sound stage.

                                      It wasn't any of the HD series headphones was it? Also a lot of open back headphones which are really up there in terms of price tend to have high impedance levels so you also need the proper gear to drive them, such as dedicated amps.

                                      Honestly, I'm not very educated with impedance but much as the science says so; in practice, impedance generally doesn't matter too much in studio. I mean sure it probably does have an effect, but audio in a studio, is routed through a lot of equipment optimized for many situations. And people always have those brand (and even model) loyalty that they swear by.
                                      Here's something brief on impedance with a DAC test with the LG V30. Basically, if headphones have 50 ohms or more, then sources such as smartphones and tablets without a decent DAC and amp won't be able to drive them to their full extent, resulting in reduced volume and sound quality.

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                                        #60
                                        A Sex Doll that feels, looks, and sounds like a real woman.
                                        Originally posted by Gawayn;n109223
                                        And Hercules can be any class but Caster. Except he can. If he wore a robe and was beating people with a staff, would you argue with him?

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