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#17068 - 08/12/03 11:07 AM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
chrono Offline
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Registered: 06/24/03
Posts: 89
Loc: Toronto, ON
Hey cblake. Which headphones / headphone amp do you have? Im not sure if you posted it already, but I'd like to know.

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#17069 - 08/12/03 11:25 AM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
BigWill Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Alas, no PMs from anybody. Not even Chess. The only time I ever got one was when someone wanted to pick up my black QS8s on the cheap.

And I suppose I erred with my assertion that this thread didn't belong here. What I really meant was: Even if there are audible differences between high priced stuff and cheap stuff, it is largely irrelevant for most members on this board. The price point of the Axioms generally attracts your average Joes and not dedicated audiophiles.

For example, I spent roughly $2K on Axioms and $1k on a receiver and DVD player. I am completely satisfied with the quality of my system. Other than adding a better sub, or a 2 channel amp to run my mains, I am probably done. I could run out and pay cash for 5 of those Halo JC1s and the C2 processor, but I think I'd rather have a pool and a big screen instead. Just priorities, I guess.



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#17070 - 08/12/03 12:16 PM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
BigWill said:(sorry, I don't know how to do this the right way)
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I am completely satisfied with the quality of my system. Other than adding a better sub, or a 2 channel amp to run my mains, I am probably done.
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Sounds like upgraditis to me...Completely satisfied followed by the list of things that still need upgrading

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#17071 - 08/12/03 12:28 PM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
BigWill Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Yeah, but I won't be upgrading my speaker wire, interconnects, surge protector, etc...

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#17072 - 08/12/03 04:54 PM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
Saturn Offline
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Registered: 10/21/02
Posts: 1041
Loc: Toronto Ontario Canuck
Based on your priorities (that you listed above) it would be futile to upgrade speaker wires ,interconnects and surge protectors. The cost of those upgrades will definitely cost you a nice big screen TV. If I didnt have a big screen TV I wouldnt be wasting my hard earned money on things that barely increases the level of listening.
Fortunately I have a nice 78"+ picture from my FP. But if I had that extra money ...
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#17073 - 08/13/03 12:06 AM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
BigWill Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Just finished reading a PM I received from Chesseroo. It was only a little longer than the one that said, "Hey BigWill, post something to defend me from those fanatical audiophiles."

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#17074 - 08/13/03 10:22 PM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1121
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Well, this whole thread just gave me a headache. Goes to show my simple mindedness. Just cracked a Caffrey's Irish Ale to relax........ smooth and mellow.

When I was in high school, I worked at an audio store. Bar none, the worst sounding speakers in the store were the Bose 901's. $2k cdn and they sounded like someone threw a sleeping bag over them. Gave a whole new meaning to the term "laid back". I wonder if the engineers set out to design a speaker that sounded like it was in a closet? Some customers loved them, others hated them. It really showed how different each person's perceptions and preferences really are.

One of my favorite combinations at the time was a set of Boston T1100 towers, driven with a Cyruss amp. (with the outboard power supply hooked up of course) They were so open and revealing. But I was 16, and what the hell did I know anyway? Same kind of goes for now at 34.

Time for another Caffrey's.......

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#17075 - 08/13/03 11:26 PM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
cblake Offline
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Registered: 07/21/03
Posts: 80
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Sheesh, I must have missed the post confirmation button..

Chrono, I have Grado SR60 headphones and a Headroom Little amp (the cheapest non-portable amp the sell). The Grados are very detailed and neutral, except for being a little bit laid back. That's not a bad thing for headphones, in my opinion, because you tend to crank them pretty loud.

I recommend the Headroom amps because of the processing to eliminate fatigue..

-Cooper


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#17076 - 08/14/03 03:10 AM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
"When I was in high school, I worked at an audio store. Bar none, the worst sounding speakers in the store were the Bose 901's. $2k cdn and they sounded like someone threw a sleeping bag over them. Gave a whole new meaning to the term "laid back". I wonder if the engineers set out to design a speaker that sounded like it was in a closet? Some customers loved them, others hated them. It really showed how different each person's perceptions and preferences really are."

That's exactly how I felt about the Rocket RS150's. I am stunned that so many people LOVE that sound. Bleck! Thank god there are as many different speakers as there are tastes in sound.


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#17077 - 08/14/03 02:11 PM Re: Hear No Evil: another essay (to 2x6spds)
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16257
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Yeah. The difference between the Rockets and Axioms is, like, Bleck and White!
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