Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | ... | 76
13542 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2314

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1261766 18-Mar-2015 15:17
Send private message quote this post

NZtechfreak:
timmmay: I've used a couple of amps, including a headroom balanced amp and a custom built PPA with nice parts. I couldn't tell any difference between them with either HD650s or my LCD2. I can only hear much difference between the output of an iPod and the output of an amp with really hard to drive headphones. My A900s sound the same from a $1000 amp as from my computer. Back in the olden days computer audio was rubbish - these days I think it's fine for 99% of people.

I suspect amps are like those special $1000 monster HDMI cables. Some color the music slightly but overall they're toys for rich people.


You will change your tune immediately if you listen to my HE-6 out of an iPod and then a powerful dedicated amp.


Like I said some headphones need an amp - those once are considered EXTREMELY difficult to drive so need an amp. I'd like to have a listen - if you ever happen to have the setup in Wellington or if I come to Auckland - which I do every 5-10 years ;)

networkn:
NZtechfreak:
timmmay: I've used a couple of amps, including a headroom balanced amp and a custom built PPA with nice parts. I couldn't tell any difference between them with either HD650s or my LCD2. I can only hear much difference between the output of an iPod and the output of an amp with really hard to drive headphones. My A900s sound the same from a $1000 amp as from my computer. Back in the olden days computer audio was rubbish - these days I think it's fine for 99% of people.

I suspect amps are like those special $1000 monster HDMI cables. Some color the music slightly but overall they're toys for rich people.


You will change your tune immediately if you listen to my HE-6 out of an iPod and then a powerful dedicated amp.


Even my wife who isn't a music buff can tell the difference between my DAC+ crack amp and T1's over just dac+t1


My wife can't tell (or doesn't care about) the difference between watching TV through the TV speakers vs via an amp and a reasonably decent 5.1 system :(




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


Mad Scientist
17833 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2202

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1261788 18-Mar-2015 15:49
Send private message quote this post

timmmay: 
My wife can't tell (or doesn't care about) the difference between watching TV through the TV speakers vs via an amp and a reasonably decent 5.1 system :(


same. i've stopped asking her about the amazing 5.1 theatre effect - my sub goes down to single digits! ... she goes what, how is that different from the samsung tv sound?

 
 
 
 


Mad Scientist
17833 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2202

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1261792 18-Mar-2015 15:50
Send private message quote this post

by the way, i see blue and black and she sees white and gold. fascinating.

297 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 1261815 18-Mar-2015 16:15
Send private message quote this post

Wanna sell me your LCD2 @timmay?


13542 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2314

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1261827 18-Mar-2015 16:42
Send private message quote this post

livisun: Wanna sell me your LCD2 @timmay?


Not really, thanks for asking though :) I use them at least three times a year...




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


Mad Scientist
17833 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2202

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1261832 18-Mar-2015 16:52
Send private message quote this post

i use mine once a month! how much is a 2nd hand worth?

2677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 409


  Reply # 1261874 18-Mar-2015 18:22
Send private message quote this post

NZtechfreak: The T1's are great, awesome genre bandwidth, great sound, comfortable, not too amp picky. I'd sit on those too were I you!

So with your desktop sorted, next comes the portable rig!


I rate these highly for a portable in ear solution. https://www.blackboxonline.com/nz/products/c20/ These go in my travel bag and the HP 50's stay at home. smile




Sony Xperia X running Sailfish
Jolla C
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5




4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 1261917 18-Mar-2015 19:37
Send private message quote this post

Technofreak:
NZtechfreak: The T1's are great, awesome genre bandwidth, great sound, comfortable, not too amp picky. I'd sit on those too were I you!

So with your desktop sorted, next comes the portable rig!


I rate these highly for a portable in ear solution. https://www.blackboxonline.com/nz/products/c20/ These go in my travel bag and the HP 50's stay at home. smile


I'm sure they are nice, I just don't get on with IEMs. At all.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


2484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 535
Inactive user


  Reply # 1262080 19-Mar-2015 06:45
Send private message quote this post

joker97:
timmmay: 
My wife can't tell (or doesn't care about) the difference between watching TV through the TV speakers vs via an amp and a reasonably decent 5.1 system :(


same. i've stopped asking her about the amazing 5.1 theatre effect - my sub goes down to single digits! ... she goes what, how is that different from the samsung tv sound?


This ^^^

It drives me insane!

But she'll sit there and listen to Breaking Bad through the iPad speaker quite happily.

I gave her my Beats but she is happy with the mono iPad speaker!

15740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4270

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1262278 19-Mar-2015 11:40
Send private message quote this post

 

CanJam SoCal 2015: The Biggest Headphone Audio Event In North America!

 

 

 

It's official: CanJam SoCal 2015 is the biggest dedicated headphone audio event ever to hit North America! Attendees and exhibitors are coming from all over the world for what's going to be an amazing headphone audio party, so don't miss it!

Man I'd love to attend this, pity if I went I'd be both broke and a broken man (Since if I spent all our money on this my wife would not be very impressed :))

297 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 1262464 19-Mar-2015 14:37
Send private message quote this post

^^

Anyone wanna sponsor me? I'll bring back some goodies i promise

2677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 409


  Reply # 1262476 19-Mar-2015 14:45
Send private message quote this post

NZtechfreak:
Technofreak:
NZtechfreak: The T1's are great, awesome genre bandwidth, great sound, comfortable, not too amp picky. I'd sit on those too were I you!

So with your desktop sorted, next comes the portable rig!


I rate these highly for a portable in ear solution. https://www.blackboxonline.com/nz/products/c20/ These go in my travel bag and the HP 50's stay at home. smile


I'm sure they are nice, I just don't get on with IEMs. At all.


Carrying a set of over the ear headphones isn't a practical option for me.There's no doubt about it, "Over the Ears" are better.  However so far as "In the Ear" units go the Blackbox C20 are very hard to beat. Very comfortable to wear, good attenuation of background drum and hum.




Sony Xperia X running Sailfish
Jolla C
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


37 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1263671 19-Mar-2015 19:54
Send private message quote this post

Slightly off-topic but I saw that last year there was an Auckland Headphone Meet.  Are there any plans to have one this year?  I'd love to get a chance to look at a few different headphones and HPAs.

More on-topic the Audeze EL-8s are looking very interesting.  I look forward to hearing how they compare to other closed back designs.



4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 1263673 19-Mar-2015 19:57
Send private message quote this post

Technofreak:
NZtechfreak:
Technofreak:
NZtechfreak: The T1's are great, awesome genre bandwidth, great sound, comfortable, not too amp picky. I'd sit on those too were I you!

So with your desktop sorted, next comes the portable rig!


I rate these highly for a portable in ear solution. https://www.blackboxonline.com/nz/products/c20/ These go in my travel bag and the HP 50's stay at home. smile


I'm sure they are nice, I just don't get on with IEMs. At all.


Carrying a set of over the ear headphones isn't a practical option for me.There's no doubt about it, "Over the Ears" are better.  However so far as "In the Ear" units go the Blackbox C20 are very hard to beat. Very comfortable to wear, good attenuation of background drum and hum.


Apart from a CIEM there is no such thing as a comfortable IEM for me I'm afraid. If I could use them I certainly would.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org




4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 1263679 19-Mar-2015 20:03
Send private message quote this post

hamstring: Slightly off-topic but I saw that last year there was an Auckland Headphone Meet.  Are there any plans to have one this year?  I'd love to get a chance to look at a few different headphones and HPAs.

More on-topic the Audeze EL-8s are looking very interesting.  I look forward to hearing how they compare to other closed back designs.


Yes, there will be another meet this year (I was the organiser last year, and plan to arrange this year's also). If you keep an eye peeled here you'll see more on the meet once the time is nailed down. It'll be a bit later in the year this time around.

Regards the site there, I mostly made it for the meet, but I'll soon have some more regular content going up with gear reviews and such like.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


1 | ... | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | ... | 76
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.