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I might move this stuff to it's own thread when I wake up tomorrow - not really PC thread stuff, but doesn't really belong here
We had "sound bar magic"
Now it's time for "Headphone magic"

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Note: I made a huge edit/addition to the 1st post to give a little background to my illness

 

Putting it into text scares me I only touched on the extent of my various items

 

Pic below of some of it a few years ago while I was moving the setup - has increased in size since then greatly

 

The beige set are the HD598's that led me down the path in the first place.

 

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There's 2 pairs - the white and the black.

 

Took Aidan to a headphone shop for his 13th?? birthday because he wanted a pair of his own.

 

He listened to heaps over a couple of hours and chose the M50's - the black ones

 

Dog chewed the cord (was before they were removable) - he replaced them with the white M50X's (now with removable cable)

 

7 years later he still has them on every day :)

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Stick with them and be happy (or better yet don't even take them out of their packaging)

 

Believe me - it'll be a lot cheaper this way ;)

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Omg I thought I was cool coz j@ got me these babies last year for all my flying.... have to say they’re the bomb!!!!

 

porizdDAj

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On 30/01/2019 at 2:56 PM, Rab said:

Either way - I'm more than happy - am getting fantastic sounds for a fraction of the price I would have had to spend getting a full room setup to sound nearly as good for me - and don't need the dedicated space or room.

 

Curiously though, how much do you reckon you've spent on headphones and associated gear to date?

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I just got a WH-1000MX3 and thought they were the gear.....until now. 

 

I love to to sit and listen to music but I had  my right ear destroyed (now a constant ringing) by a machine gun being fired close to it. So don’t think I could appreciate anything better anyway. 

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2 hours ago, .Stripes. said:

Curiously though, how much do you reckon you've spent on headphones and associated gear to date

All up over $20k

 

Most will be recouped when I thin out the herd.

 

Probably about $8k worth will be kept.

Could settle quite happily  for a single setup if I had to with a $1k budget

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2 hours ago, D4N said:

I just got a WH-1000MX3 and thought they were the gear.....until now.

I've got the 2's (the older model of yours)

 

Bloody fantastic with the noise cancelling. Have used them on planes, overnight in the hospital, while using a woodchpper etc. Well worth the money. 

 

2 hours ago, D4N said:

I love to to sit and listen to music but I had  my right ear destroyed (now a constant ringing) by a machine gun being fired close to it.

Might be worth looking into bone conducting headphones?

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omfg just watched that barber video with my eyes closed, fkn got tingles down my spine hahah

 

but I never used to care that much about audio, ive got some old logitech 2.1 with sub speakers for when I pc gamem/music/you tube, but now I use headphones when gaming so I dont pee off the mrs and baby.

 

definitely appreciate sound quality more than ever, even my corolla got a speaker upgrade, I prefer crystal clear sound over sheer volume now. 

 

although high end headphones are not for me cause poor, im more intrigued with this ear thing now haha. 

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On 08/02/2019 at 6:39 PM, Rab said:

All up over $20k

 

Most will be recouped when I thin out the herd.

 

Probably about $8k worth will be kept.

Could settle quite happily  for a single setup if I had to with a $1k budget

Just realised I meant to reply to this. Fair enough. Was just curious to see how it compared with what I've spent on audio gear. Turns out I've spent just shy of $12k for my current setup (speakers, amp and sub)...but the system as a whole retailed for $35k. So I reckon I've done alright haha. Still be a sickening amount of money for most people to have spent on HiFi gear though, I can appreciate.

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1 minute ago, .Stripes. said:

but the system as a whole retailed for $35k

 

Yeah - am the same - have NFI how much I've actually spent, but did an "online shop" at https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/ and put all the ingredients into the cart for a ballpark figure. Rounded down heavily to get to the $20k to reflect close to my actual costs.

 

4 minutes ago, .Stripes. said:

Still be a sickening amount of money

 

That's what gave me a huge shock when I did the figures and got me talking about the gear. 

Mine was over over about 15 years though, so while there were some $K spends there, they were spread out

 

13 minutes ago, .Stripes. said:

Still be a sickening amount of money for most people to have spent on HiFi gear though

 

And chicken sh#t amount compared to what "serious" rich karnts will spend

 

Hell - they'll actually buy a power cable that costs many multiples of your systems RRP

 

One thing I have noticed though - it costs exponentially more each time you want to go up a level :S

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I thought I had fancy gaming headphones. the Steelseries Artic 7 wireless headphones...

I shall go to my corner.

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How do you find them? - use the surround?

 

As soon as you turn on the surround stuff, you're pretty much on a level playing field with my gear as far as it goes.

 

The barber shop clip, game surround audio, virtual surround etc it's the tech and how it works with your head/ears/brain that makes the most difference, not the actual headphones on your head.

 

Unless you have RGB on your headphones of course - that's a definite game changer

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im just gaming with some logitec stuff. nothing fancy. my 2 year ruins everything anyways so I dont see the point getting anything good yet. 

 

not crystal clear but does the job. not really for music. 

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That was where I started.

 

2yo in the house, only chance I got to do anything was once he'd gone to bed.

 

Meant zero volume - so I got a set of headphones.

 

Before too long I was preferring wearing and listening through them compared to using the computer speakers.

 

I thought I was strange.

 

Til I looked at forums etc and found...

 

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