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19 Oct 2010   #41
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I never understood how headphones are so expensive..
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19 Oct 2010   #42
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

good headphones are expensive because of two things:

Tolerances, and because they can. I'd pay twice as much for identical looking headphones if they sound awesome. Expensive headphones (some of them) cater to audiophiles. Same reason I run a mini surround sound setup around my desk.

Some headphones are expensive just so they can say "hey, we are expensive, so we are the best"
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19 Oct 2010   #43
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Meh, I paid 20 bucks for Sony Studio Monitor headphones and I'm totally happy with them
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19 Oct 2010   #44
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benjamin Hall View Post
Meh, I paid 20 bucks for Sony Studio Monitor headphones and I'm totally happy with them
Let me guess.....the MDR-V150? If so, believe me, you can do much better.....I had those for a while.
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19 Oct 2010   #45
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Here is the brochure on this exact model, it's 120 watts per channel or up to 150 watts per channel if PowerBoost is activated with a 8ohm load and this is only a 2 channel amplifier. So, it's nowhere near the 2000 watts that you estimated above.
Doesn't explain too well why it's blown 4 of my Cerwin-Vega's at once with half volume... and the channels are showing 300 watts per channel, not 120 or 150.
I don't know what to tell you...the model you posted a picture of was easily found online and I linked to the sheet showing power output and it is what it is.

Speakers don't often blow because the amount of power being fed to them...they often blow due to lack of quality power or what's known as clipping. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipping_%28audio%29. I used to own some Cerwin Vega speakers and they are highly efficient. Thus, they can easily pull a lot of power from a receiver.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
I run a line-out from my PC to my stereo, and it does sound decent....but my best sound comes from me plugging these into it....

http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr60.htm
Yep, gotta pair of Grado SR-125's on my desk at work. I love my headphones. Worth every penny that I paid.
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19 Oct 2010   #46
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Here is the brochure on this exact model, it's 120 watts per channel or up to 150 watts per channel if PowerBoost is activated with a 8ohm load and this is only a 2 channel amplifier. So, it's nowhere near the 2000 watts that you estimated above.
Doesn't explain too well why it's blown 4 of my Cerwin-Vega's at once with half volume... and the channels are showing 300 watts per channel, not 120 or 150.
I don't know what to tell you...the model you posted a picture of was easily found online and I linked to the sheet showing power output and it is what it is.

Speakers don't often blow because the amount of power being fed to them...they often blow due to lack of quality power or what's known as clipping.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
I run a line-out from my PC to my stereo, and it does sound decent....but my best sound comes from me plugging these into it....

http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr60.htm
Yep, gotta pair of Grado SR-125's on my desk at work. I love my headphones. Worth every penny that I paid.
When I bought the SR60i's, I had never spent more than $20 on headphones before, so spending $74 took a leap of faith....but I would do it again in a heartbeat.Sound systems!-heavy-metal-044.gif


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19 Oct 2010   #47
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If your listening to downloaded MP3's then less is more hell you already have a 10th of the audio information and for sure if all you do is gaming then maybe comfort and playing load is your thing. If on the other hand you like music and can discern all it's finer nuances then good is better and great is better still. Headphones can run into the thousands and would I pay that much for them, not likely but it's the same with everything especially computers. But if you can exploit the difference and appreciate them then spending a couple of hundred or more for outstanding cans makes all the difference in the world. Spend some quality time with some hi-res music or even standard cd's or lossless formatted music with real quality cans and you will notice all sorts of aural differences then the goal is to find the cans that match your tastes and fit your budget.
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19 Oct 2010   #48
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 



That took me forever to find a picture on the internet. Should have just taken one with a camera :P

My next audiophile investment:

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19 Oct 2010   #49
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

O_O nice
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19 Oct 2010   #50
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Only 1,800,000 Yen plus freight. I definitely need to up my income before that's anywhere near feasible lol
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