>Universal IEM /g/uide:
Let's continue this.
Next post will be the template.
Posting this question again.
What albums do you use to test new headphones?
Has anybody made a guide of recommended material?
I know that things like Rage Against The Machine's debut are often used.
Nigga i gave you the three best songs to try out headphones in the last thread.
maybe if you listened to them you'd know.
I saw that, just hadn't had the chance to reply.
Anyway, I wasn't asking specifically for recommendations, I was asking what people used.
Different types of music are going to suit different types of headphones aren't they.
Yea, but those three songs in particular are great at testing how a pair of headphones reacts to a wide array of sounds.
If you know how you like to hear those songs, then you'll know whether or not a pair of headphones is good or not.
Also sad but true by metallica is a really, really good song to use due to the high production value.
What does sterile sound mean? Isn't that a good thing?
>post headphone collection with timestamp to disprove CG
>oh looks it's the permavirgin CG blahblahblah
i would think it means nobass nomids just treble
I think it means it has no character. Like it's so pristine that you aren't listening to a band playing, you can pick out individual instruments with such ease that it becomes almost clinical.
Might be wrong though. I listen to a lot of noise rock and production values are often raw and I like the roughness of the sound. Some bands prefer a clean sound and I just can't stand it.
Anyone knows if the Koss PortaPro fits well on a head while running?
They are in my price range and seem to be what I'm looking like, I just wanna know if I can also use them while running.
Have a 2D girl as a payment.
for metal: cephalic carnage - exploiting dysfunction.
that album has an amazing array of sounds that you'll find to some degree in many different kinds of metal. for example it has bass drops which is good for testing sub-bass extension but it also has very crisp cymbals so it's good for testing the high end too. it has electronic/noise elements, different vocal styles, sampling, even production shifts within the same track.
I don't really care as long as they don't fall off
You're pretty much right, but it's important that people recognize this as a subjective perception that is basically a buzzword. Alot of people would associate this perception with rolled off bass and highs, or with a headphone being "too neutral". some others associate it with a soundstage that seems artificially wide.
"lifeless", "dead", and "artificial" are other words people use to describe similar perceptions.
Personally I think most of the low-end Sennheisers sound this way.
The is the best way to think of it is like this. CG is angry, jealous and poor. If he hates something in the threads, it's because he wants it and doesn't want you to have it. CG hates the CD900ST, so I bought a pair and they are my favourite headphones. CG said the K701 were tinny with no bass, I bought a pair and was extremely happy with them, they are great modern headphone to use with vintage amps. CG said Etymotics were shitty ear dildos, I bought a pair and I enjoy them daily with no regrets. CG said Schiit sell hiss monsters, so I bought an Asgard 2 and I have been very satisfied. When CG said the K712 was niggerbass and stolen bikes, I ordered a pair and I'm waiting for them to be delivered.
Thank you CG.
Don't cut yourself on my edge.
Also the RAGEs were free please forgive me
Head-Fi will buy anything once it's expensive.
SE846's treble extension is hilarious, I've heard $5 IEMs that are better than it in this regard. No lie. If I were mixing a track and I had to use a SE846 or that $5 Panasonic I'd take the Panasonic every time.
Not to mention it's muddy as fuck.
This isn't really related to headphones as such, but does anyone else have a small bit of tinnitus? I'm scared it might be ruining my musical experience. I want to get some nice headphones but I'm always believing that this tiny quiet ringing will drown out any details.
I've head tinnitus since before i was 10, I believe. It is not constant. In my case it only appears when the ears "rest" after a listening session. I'd recommend you to not listen too loudly.
I have a little bit of tinnitus as well.
I don't think it affects my ability to hear the music since I don't notice the tinnitus when there's a little noise around me or when I'm awake and concentrating on something else.
The only time I notice the tinnitus is when it's completely quiet around me (like when I go to sleep).
Hahaha that's not even me
Here's a SE846 unboxing video since you love it so much:
Any closed back headphones similar to the HD25?
I used to have a great pair of K171's that went "missing" when I moved house and I've been tempted to pick up a set of K271's. I don't want to jump straight to AKG though and would like to try something else like I did with the HD25's.
I usually listen to Red and a couple other albums I've listened to over the years. Red 5.1 is especially a blast with different headphones.
Where do I go to talk about Speakers?
here but the only one who even pretends to know what they're talking about is klipschhorns and I haven't seen him post in ages
I'm almost 40, and I still enjoy teh metals.
I also enjoy 4chan, so maybe take that with a grain of salt. Hrm.
Just recently went from DT 990 to ATH-M50, definitely not regretting it. The treble of the DTs was too much and while the bass was prominent, it lacked punch.
>pick your favorite brand
>buy their top of the line model
>never have second thoughts again
It's the only cure for people like you.
Buy a low end/mid model and you'll end up defending it forever.
I think for me it has more to do with earwax accumulation. I got a bad ear infection once by being dumb and using qtips to regularly clean out earwax all the way back to the eardrum and the infection got behind it. Had to go to a specialist to get it taken care of after my doctor was being a retarded hack and giving me overpriced diluted vinegar to treat an infection behind the eardrum as if that was going to do anything.
Specialist guy was just like "tilt your head" and stuck what must have been a tiny drill/suction behind my eardrum and drilled that shit out. Almost fainted from the pain, but afterward it was amazing. No ringing and I could hear better than ever. Kind of wished he had done the other ear because it was imbalanced hearing for awhile while I assume the eardrum healed.
I bought every headphone I own (7) on hype from people that they were a great value and I have yet to disappointed. that said some had problems in other ways like comfort but I fixed those with mods.
Boy, I'd love to get an ASBO for listening to music. It's bad enough with bookshelf speakers if you have a bastard neighbour who likes to call the police at 1 in the afternoon.
Sometimes, but if I see something else later I know I'll probably own it at some point.
Only headphones I've had buyers remorse for are some Audio Technica headphones.
I own a few AKG headphones K450, K81, K240, K701, K280 and used to own K171's. I'd like a set of K142's but you tend not to get buyers remorse if you have a reasonable idea of what you're getting. I don't think the K271's would surprise me too much if I bought them, and I'm not stupid enough to run out and buy the 702's Q701's or the K712's just for a detachable cable, colour, or earpad.
Compare that to something like the Audio Technica ATH-M50's for me, I've only had a few experiences with the brand and the sound. It'd be very easy to feel remorseful about these.
Open headphones with rolled off treble for you. Closed cans isolate the highs really effective and bring out the tinnitus much more easily. Sennheiser HD 650 or Sennheiser HD 600.
What should i listen to first when i get my hands on the worlds best headphone made by the worlds best headphone manufacturer ?
>What should i listen to first when i get my hands on the worlds best headphone made by the worlds best headphone manufacturer ?
The Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream (Quad Reel DVD Rips) or just an album that you enjoy.
or tone generators like a true patrician.
OOOH, that's a great album. It's one of my top 5.
This. Once you learn how to do it, living lean means you have massive amounts of disposable income. People who don't know I'm a NEET think I'm a respectable employed professional. Just don't invite anyone back to your home.
Don't listen to
PortaPros are good for running and walking about as they allow external sound to leak in. I use them for hiking. As long as you don't have them up too loud you will still be aware of your surroundings. Avoid wearing them in the rain, it will make them crackle.
Absolutely. Anything about headphones is worth discussing here. I hope more people did since this is really the shitposting general thanks to CG and possible other permavirgin trolls which ruin the thread. People just need to stop responding to them completely.
>What should i listen to first when i get my hands on the worlds best headphone made by the worlds best headphone manufacturer ?
I haven''t listened to my HD800 since I got this loaner Oppo PM1.
What's the point of having so many $200 headphones like some people in these threads do?
Wouldn't it be better to save those money to buy more pricey headphones like the HD800 so you can have nicer sound and bragging rights?
It's an easy load, I can drive it fine out of my motherboard which has an op-amp in its audio section. The PM1 also doesn't leak out sound despite being an open design, pretty nifty feature.
>doesn't leak sound
That sounds weird. These HE-500s leak everything and placing ANYTHING near to the grills covering the driver will make them sound tinny because the leaking sound reflects back to the driver and to your ear. Say I stretch a bit and my shoulders get a bit close to the headphones, the difference in sound is substantial due to the sound waves bouncing off. There's no issue with wearing them on my head while I just sit on a chair but
Hard to say, really different sounding though. I like the PM1 better than any Audez'e can with the sole exception of LCD-3F but I will probably take the PM1 as well because they are so much lighter and more comfortable.
>placing ANYTHING near to the grills covering the driver will make them sound tinny
Sound is unaffected if you place your hands on top of the PM1's grills.
Honestly the PM1 sounds like it's worth $500, not $1000
It's so rolled off on both ends
I mean it's great if you like that sound but I don't see a reason it should cost that much
Don't have any favorite album, I just picked what I have been listening the most lately.
I've been looking for something like that for the longest while. You can get the DT250 and reduce the upper midrange a bit and boost the treble by about 4dB and it sounds good.
Still doesn't come close to the ER-4P.
What about those Quad Reel transfers? You got a problem with DVD Audio?
Some people have different headphones that they use for different things.
For example, until my stupid fucking Czech neighbour started hammering at the wall (which he'll do for the next three hours) I've been listening to albums using the AKG K701. Now that I can hear his thumping and scraping I'm going to switch to a closed headphone so that I can unwind and have my "Lazy day".
This is a reminder that Etymotic IEMs have no bass, terrible build quality, abysmal "comfort" and shamefully poor customer service.
Keep up the good work, anon.
No, I had it highlighted since I was trying to get a nice torrent of the Moody Blue, but I couldn't find a full discography in FLAC unfortunately. Not even on rutracker.
No, it's a different material used.
I see, some anon claimed audible differences at one point, but I suspected it was bullshit.
I can't afford a good headphone because i live in Brazil and everything here costs 4x more.
A Grado user complaining about Sennheiser treble?
This is the best one.
>Only if and when I see a significant career / pay increase. I'm pretty happy with them. I wouldn't mind DT770s, DT880s and a nice amp to drive them I guess but it's not necessary. Will only go that route if that becomes extremely financially easy to do.
CG confirmed for wanting DT770 and DT880. This proves >>43366778 correct.
CG also wants Etymotics hence why he trolls them so badly.
>don't need an amp
>the most neutral circumaural headphones under $400
>vastly superior to DTXX0 and K701 family, as well as any Etymotics
>strong, flexible build quality
>robust, pellucid sound with satisfying but not overwhelming bass response and loads of detail without being fatiguing, muddy, tinny or veiled
"HD558/598 for hall of fame? For $150, couldn't think of any other open headphone than the HD558 I'd rather have." - Purrin
>in during the Sennheiser-hating troll spreading his autism and samefagging all over /g/ as usual
There may just be, but most shitters who rip music fail to mention which release they have. You could take a gamble and try downloading the odd album here or there but it would probably be easier to just buy the CD's second hand.
I avoid buying a "remaster" on CD without checking first. The catalog numbers from Discogs may help you though.
>everybody today who posts things I don't like is the same Head-Fi poster and to prove it here's a few pictures from a year ago
>this totally isn't my attempt to discredit all opinions I don't like in an act of information warfare
>in b4 the troll demands I waste time and effort on taking a picture for him just so he can call me CG anyways even if I do
People who rip CDs to FLAC usually indicate which cases are remasters and which are originals.
Not that it matters much, but I prefer to avoid 96/24, since it adds nothing and vinyl rips often have needle skips and other issues.
This is fucking gold
770's and 880's aren't even that expensive. How fucking poor do you have to be?
>People who rip CDs to FLAC usually indicate which cases are remasters and which are originals.
Except when they fail to mention which remaster it is. Sometimes buying the CD is the safest way.
Give the Vinyl's a go if you can't find anything, They don't take up that much HDD space.
Don't make me cry, anon. Living in this country makes me extremely sad.
Fucking leftist government and it's retarded protectionism on industries that do not exist here. Brazil is even more protectionist than China, fucking china.
It's a hairpin.
It's a part of her character, her sisters wears one too.
Try 'em out, I'm also going to try them and see how they are.
It's this set of SACD remasters - http://www.discogs.com/Moody-Blues-Seventh-Sojourn/release/5193614
May be worthwhile checking out some reviews.
That hurts, but there's also some really bad remasters out there that just don't fit. Adding stuff back in that was left on the cutting room floor before. It's nice, but include it as a bonus track, or suddenly boosting the bass/drums/guitars and masking backing instruments.
>CG is angry, jealous and poor
Add stupid to that because if he bought a cheap soldering iron and taught himself to solder, instead of shitposting on /hpg/, he could have made a really nice self built setup by now.
eh i cheated, either though.
at least it's the same group.
>zashiki warashi of intellectual village
Yes, bought used, but it was an heirloom and in excellent condition. The seller was also selling her deceased father's speakers and Thule amplifiers.
I paid $576 (odd number due to conversion) for this SRS-3030 set. Included was an SRM-313 amplifier with dual 5 pin outputs, so it was different from the typical one that has a 5 pin and a 6 pin output, but I have not been able to find a similar version.
Razer and audio should never be combined.
This is the lazy answer.
The correct answer is that it depends on product, astrological positioning, phase of the moon, and solar flare activity. Some Razer gear is really good, and some of it is shit, even within the same SKU of the same product. Their QA is really, realy bad.
You know, or he just left the thread because his question was answered. But no, you're right, that would be too logical, it must be the boogeyman because it made your employer's products look bad.
>-Pretending to be a consumer interested in purchasing headphones to respond to himself and shill certain headphones (samefagging)
The ComfyGrados FAQ is always right.
>hey guys just ignore anyone today who says anything negative about STAX, Etymotic or Beyerdynamic, it's all the same guy and he's just a troll making shit up, and to prove it, here's a few pictures from a year ago. Please buy STAX™, Etymotic™ and Beyerdynamic™ headphones!
>hey guys just ignore anyone who says anything positive about Sennheiser, it's all the same guy and he's just a shill. Please don't buy Sennheiser headphones because they're my employer's competit... er... because they're muddy, tinny and veiled with no bass and shit build quality. Yeah.
These threads have hit a new low with this kind of propaganda being posted in the OP.
I thought Philips would quit the headphone business but I guess they are ramping up for another Fidelio range. X2 below. RRP looks to be 300 euro.
yeah i guess the first one was decent enough to not make major changes
Got these after I warrantied my Q701s. Love the non-sterility. Also comfy as fuck since no skullrapist bumps.
Yes, my Z is my waifu.
>hurr it's accurate to the diffuse field curve this means it's good
>No known objective method produces a flat frequency response characteristic from an earphone which is subjectively judged to produce wide band uncolored reproduction.
>This film does a really terrific job of showing you that if you add up all the response curves of sound coming at you from every direction, you end up with a new type of response curve called the Diffuse Field Response. Generally, this measurement is made in a very reverberant room that gets filled with sound causing it to approach the head from every direction at once. For a long time after this response was identified it was touted as the best target response curve for headphones; some models even had "Diffuse Field Equalized" printed on the headphone. The problem is, it just doesn't work. Neither sound coming from directly in front of you in an anechoic chamber (Free-Field), or coming at you from all directions in a reverberant chamber (Diffuse Field), represent a good approximation of how you listen to music. This leads to the problem highlighted in the IEC spec, and the conundrum of subjective and objective measurement of headphone response yielding different results. I'll go on, but this would be a good time to watch the flick.
I called Etymotic today to inform them of the separation of the 3.5mm plug on my ER-4PT and to inquire about the RMA process.
I received the follow response back from a representative with the name of Neepsheep, his exact words: "lol."