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Windows 7: Headphone recommendations

10 Jan 2011   #31
pparks1

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
OK it's a bit more expensive than the OP wanted but for the ultimate in Headphones get a pair of Bose QC3 Noise Cancelling phones.
While the BOSE headphones do a good job with noise canceling, I would not list them as ultimate in sound quality when compared to many other brands like grado, beyer dynamic, AKG, etc.


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10 Jan 2011   #32
linnemeyerhere

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pparks1, +1 to that ! They (noise cancelling phones) have there place but IMHO they can never be a serious audiophile tool.
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10 Jan 2011   #33
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Years ago I used an old pair of Pioneer headphones with my Musical Fidelity X-Cans Headphone Amp until I brought a pair of AKG 701's home to audition and they have never left my possession since!

I never could have believed that those Pioneer headphones were actually Lo-Fi until I heard the simply amazing and ultra detailed sound of the 701's to compare them to!

~Maxx~
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10 Jan 2011   #34
linnemeyerhere

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Maxxwire, You must also be a good photographer as your shots are clear as a bell. I've been into Audio since the late 60's as a kid my brother returned from the War with a complete Sansui separate system with Teac RR and Girrard TT. My first system was a Fisher 500C and Advents with a Dual TT.
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10 Jan 2011   #35
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

linnemeyerhere- Back in the day I had a Sony Receiver, ADC Paragraphic Equalizer, Dual Turntable and of course the amazing Advent speakers. I did upgrade to 1971 vintage JBL AlNiCo speakers about 14 years ago and they sound great with my Conrad-Johnson MV-52 Tube Power Amp and its set of '60's old stock GE 6CA7 output tubes.

Although I get a lot of satisfaction from listening to the Synergy of AlNiCo speakers and Vacuum Tube amplification the AKG 701's still provide a level of detail retrieval that just can't be matched by free standing speakers.

About the pictures I post. The pictures of the equipment I own were taken with my Sony DSC H-9 camera the rest are taken from various sources on the internet. The ones below are my own.

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10 Jan 2011   #36
linnemeyerhere

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CJ.......classic stuff ! I still own and listen to my AR9's and finally was able to power them properly with a bi-amp system totaling over 425 watts per speaker which along with a bass crossover unit made them sing with a clarity that I'd never heard before from them. You are correct what the 701 phones provide is magical, I wonder how the Quincy Jones addition sound? I'd love to create a audiophile thread within the group here as I've met a few and I'm sure there are plenty more and then there are all those whom may be bitten if just introduced to the joy's of quality sound.
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10 Jan 2011   #37
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I'd love to create a audiophile thread within the group here as I've met a few and I'm sure there are plenty more and then there are all those whom may be bitten if just introduced to the joy's of quality sound.
If you start it they will come...and that would be just great! I don't even post on the 'Audiophile' Forums any more because over time they tend to attract a large group of subjectivists whose credo is "if you can't measure it you can't possibly hear it". I prefer to share my listening impressions for what they are because isn't that what this hobby is all about?

When you talk about listening to your 701's I know exactly what you're talking about and we shouldn't be required by to produce measurements to prove the amazing sound quality that we both heard.

To quote Einstein...

"Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts"

I'd say that the 701's definitely belong in the 'Not everything that counts can be counted' category!

~Maxx~

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10 Jan 2011   #38
linnemeyerhere

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Precisely !
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13 Jan 2011   #39
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

<3 my little Dot mkII amp & DT770 setup

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13 Jan 2011   #40
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Some nice headphone setups posted here.

Maxxwire: Youíve just won the most awesome electrical outlet award. Is that true carbon fibre or faux?

Currently Iím using Shure SRH840ís through a Yamaha receiver connected via Toslink from my PC. Looking for a DAC/Headphone amp or separates but in no rush.

To the OP, a good audio headphone will give you the sense of surround sound. I use my 840ís for gaming as well and they sound great! The Grado SR60 thatís been recommended here are a great sounding headphone for the price. Others worth mentioning are Shure SRH440 and Denon ADH1100
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