- May 29, 2019
what happens if a audiophiles gets tinnitus? do they get sucidal? how often do you think they clean their ears for maximize sound quality?
I am a fucking brainlet when it comes to hifi stuff and the specifics of it. If you want, I can include it in the OP?Funnily enough, I've considered making an audiophile thread in Proving Grounds, but don't know if it produces enough tard cum to warrant it. Heres a quick proof-of-concept as to what a thread would look like:
An audiophile is, roughly, a person who is passonite about audio, namely the fidelity (both objective & subjective.) You'd be surprised to hear that the audiophile ""community"" is home to rampant fanboyism, power-tripping mods, & unparalleled smug circlejerks.
1. The Products
"fantastic clarity, lower noise, more focus, better imaging, musical bass, pristine highs, rich midrange with melodic qualities which simply sing music in all its purity. If you already enjoy the DFPC Series power cables, and now the Firewall modules, you will absolutely love the Bindbreaker feet."
- High fidelity rubber bits to put underneath your gear.The audiophile community has a tendency to determine what karet gold your ears are by how expensive every minor piece of your setup is. The most famous cases are on the subject of premium audio cables. Through the power of gullibility, perfectionism & crippling autism, these fucks unironically belive their multi-thousand dollar cables have drastically improved their fidelity.
^^This is Michael Fremer, one of the biggest "cows" in audio. We'll discuss him later.
The main location for this form of retardation is What HiFi? & it's mocking tumblr-based cousin WatHiFi? Of course, this isn't all that amusing, but is a good entry to how delusional some of these tards can get.
2. The people
"I say let the peasants enjoy their low-grade sonics and cheap, personal consumer electronics if it makes them happy.
I plan on indulging in great sound and gear despite what the general public does."
The audiophile world has a reputation for being pretentious, snobbish fags who sneer at the normies who don't spend thousands on specific record pressings. One noteworthy cow is Tom Port, owner of Better Records, a site dedicated to selling only the finest records for die goldohrige Herrenrasse. He has a reputation for shittalking any record that isn't an original 1st pressing, especially re-issues that are widely considered to be the best versions. he's considered one of the more controversial people in the audio world, and generates mass quantities of salt. For an example, have this autist sperging about him. Micheal Fremer is a well known for critic who's well known for his hatred of digital audio.
This a quick writeup, could theoretically make it more fleshed out if intrest is there. Lots of stuff is missing too.
Despite being into headphones for a few years, I am still a massive noob since I hardly talk to people about it or interact with the audiophile community. My daily driver is a simple one, a FX-Audio DAC/AMP combo that I'm running through optical to my PC, though I plan to upgrade when I have a set of headphones that have an impudence rating higher than what my DAC can efficiently power. I have a set of SR-80e's I picked up with the DAC, a set of Sennheiser 600's (because a friend sold them to me for 85 sheckles), and a set of DT 990 Pro's I bought a few months ago. Combined with Dolby Atmos, I have a decent budget setup for anything from FLAC listening to audio mixing to watching MATI streams.
Eventually I am looking at getting a set of planar magnetic headphones, since the soundstage I've experienced listening to a set of Hifiman HE-560's was crazy. But that is probably something I'd never buy unless I can score a set used for dirt cheap. Maybe I'd get a cheaper set of Hifimans.
What headphones do the Kiwis use? Speaker setups? General music listening setups?
Yeah I got a pair of Samsons too because of Dankpods. I got them for $50 CAD from Walmart and they sound really good for the price. The only complaint I have about them is the ear cups are a bit small for my ears and can get a bit uncomfortable after long periods of time wearing them. I imagine you probably can get bigger replacement cups though I don't know what size would fit on them.I have a pair of Samson SR850 open-backed reference quality-ish headphones I bought online last year due to a Dankpods review on cheap headphones. They sound great although the closed-back Philips SHP1900 headphones I got from an overstock store for only around $15 Canadian a few years ago also punch well above their price.
For listening to music outside the house, I just use the basic Sony earbuds that you can still get at Walmart for sub-$10 and they sound fine.
They're all wired. I wouldn't want wireless earbuds anyway as they interfere with AM radio reception.
I think he's really into audio shit. His appartment was filled with that shit.Back in the day I watched some YouTuber named "Z Reviews." Pretty informative. I wouldn't quite say he's an audiophile since most of his content seems to be aimed at the average audio enthusiast. However, the funny part was that the dude lived in this 2 bedroom apartment he'd completely filled out with audio gear and anime figures, almost floor to ceiling in every room. One odd note was that in each video he made sure a monitor was nearby displaying a full-screened image of an anime girl, always some degen shit that made it impossible to recommend the video to people who were interested in audio.
I remembered his channel recently and apparently he bought a huge-ass house somewhere and just completely filled it up with speakers, headphones, amps, and tons of other tech shit:
You can just randomly click around in the video to get an idea of how insane it is, although the hallway of headphones at the very start should tip you off immediately that something is up.
This was like 5 months ago and he's constantly unboxing new stuff. It's very bizarre. Either he's getting it all for review purposes or the dude really does spend like $10k/week on new audio gear that just sits around his house.