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Headphones Anonymous 09/30/2017 (Sat) 18:56:57 [Preview] No. 11425
Yes, they are consumerist bullshit and there are dozens of corporations attempting to market them to potential buyers, but one cannot truly appreciate classical music until they have listened to it in real life or with high quality headphones with sound of that seen in real life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphones (Wikipedia article for quick brief and general information, look to the references for further information...)
http://graphs.headphone.com/ (Compare different headphones and look at variables such as Frequency Response, Isolation, Etc.)
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php?title=Headphones (Highly detailed article on headphones and Amplifiers/DACs)

Do NOT buy Beats By Dre, Skull Candy, Bose, or headphones within large stores with no information on them available.


Anonymous 09/30/2017 (Sat) 18:57:20 [Preview] No. 11426 del
Do NOT buy Beats By Dre.


Anonymous 10/15/2017 (Sun) 12:11:53 [Preview] No. 11558 del
Prizes for headphones went down during the last year. You can get the AKG 702 for 140$ now. By removing the headphone jack from mobile phones normies buy bluetooth headphones instead.


Anonymous 10/15/2017 (Sun) 14:12:05 [Preview] No. 11559 del
>>11425
I own a pair of ATH M40 but I can hear a slight imperfection in certain tracks, it's like a slight crackling. I hear it for instance:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=yB8Ci7X5HUU [Embed]
GESAFFELSTEIN - PURSUIT
From 1:40-2:10 there is a crackling sound. What on earth is that? Is that track meant for more bass heavy headphones or are my headphones just crappy? Most music sounds great, it's just certain tracks.


Anonymous 10/22/2017 (Sun) 20:19:27 [Preview] No. 11595 del
>>11559
Dude you're listening to compressed music on youtube.


Anonymous 10/23/2017 (Mon) 05:04:50 [Preview] No. 11598 del
how does one set up a connection with bluetooth headphones on linux? Its not recognizing firmware or what?


Anonymous 10/23/2017 (Mon) 13:51:38 [Preview] No. 11599 del
>>11598
What headphones and what "linux"?
1000% sure you have freetard kernel in Debian that lacks proprietary firmware by default.


Anonymous 10/25/2017 (Wed) 14:59:33 [Preview] No. 11603 del
>>11426
>Do NOT buy Beats By Dre.
Yeah, don't, but don't read this graph either, its author is retarded. All those flat rates are intented to be flat because they should be ran into the acoustics, which fucking don't exist in headphones. It's the whole point, how to produce non-shit sound right next to your earbones, jesus h. christ.


Anonymous 12/19/2017 (Tue) 02:17:34 [Preview] No.11994 del
There is a huge difference between bose and shure. you can class all of the best buy garbage in one crapheap and then throw sennheiser and shure in another. it's not their hardware that differentiates but the fact that they are designed for different purposes. shure is for recording and getting the best quality in the studio. beats by dre is simply designed to sell you on an idea and brand.

its the same marketing scheme as buying a pc with a sound card built in. sound cards are made for processing sound bits from inside processes and games but wont make your sound better by plugging them in.

The default hardware these days is sufficient to push high range cans and other consumerist stuff is meant to break after moderate use.

I believe the audiophile genre is also about marketing. nobody with that much cash is going to care enough to look into what goes good with what because at that point the gap in the margins of quality would be so immoderate that it wouldnt be worth pointing out.

The greatest setup I ever had was the razer barracuda that had an amp that you could power by usb and 7 different color jacks that would individually gather the seperate channels from the 7.1 software that came from razer.

It's one of those,"Those were the good old days" type thing.

The headphones themselves laster several years before. They would still be valuable to this day but eventually razer repackaged them without the amp and jacks. bummer

needless to say I dominated the online fps world for a LONG time.
cs 1.6, source, tf2 spy, modern warfare were my bitches.

As far as the graphs at headphone.com you should keep in mind that a single decibel in the higher volume is the difference between a jackhammer and a fire truck. (theres a smaller difference at 5 db and 120db) so set the graph to be very compact when comparing cans.

back to the barracuda:

the bass was tremendous and tickled your eardrum and you could feel the cans shake. inside the ear was different speakers that could be individually adjusted so I could hear footsteps as soon as the games processed the sound(like cheating)

my favorite time on modern warfare was running stealth with UMP and running around in ffa going 25-0

the best thing to do is individual research before buying a device that best suits your needs.

that way you can make sure to be the best of your class when it comes to a particular set of circumstances.

I currently use shure 1440 with no software on linux and it sounds pretty good on pirated flac albums from TPB

as far as sound cards, I probably wouldnt be buying those unless I was having trouble implementing sound in game development or processing music for a sound booth in real time.



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