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(Time)   How Dr. Dre convinced the world that you need $300 headphones to listen to your highly compressed MP3s   ( business.time.com) divider line
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9838 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Jan 2013 at 10:00 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-16 11:13:46 PM  
4 votes:
Sorry. Until the "Beats" came out, I almost... Forgot about Dre.
2013-01-16 11:24:45 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-01-16 10:21:05 PM  
3 votes:
Beyond a certain point audiophilia is ridiculous. There is good, and then everything above that is your imagination.

I know, I know, unlike the couple studies where even self-described audiophiles swore they could tell and failed miserably in blind tests, the farkers reading this will insist that THEY have the superb superhuman skills to tell.

/I don't even listen to music, you lose so much by listening instead of reading the notes in their originally written format.
2013-01-17 01:05:11 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-17 01:49:11 PM  
1 vote:

ScouserDuck: Umm..people were buying the Bose noise canceling headphones like crazy years before BBD.

You can try, but I refuse to associate BBD with anything but Bell Biv Devoe.
2013-01-17 10:46:30 AM  
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2013-01-17 08:10:50 AM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: Luminiferous Aether: For those of you that have headphones that can truly benefit from it, I highly suggest getting an amplifier.

The hippy that writes for CNET's audio column is always going on about headphone amplifiers.  Of course, he's also always going on about turntables, too.  He gives the distinct impression that if reel to reel tapes were still manufactured, he'd review those, too.  He repeatedly uses words like: warmth, lively, responsive, subtle, lows, highs, and natural.

Fresh, NOS reel to reel tape IS still being manufactured. In fact, it out performs the old tape. Reel to reel beat sthe hell out of ANYTHING. It can even make mp3's sound slightly better. My 1960's Voice of Music record changer beats mp3 sound quality. It's always "what the hell just happened?" when going from digital to turntable. The turntable sounds so much more open and extended.

And yes there is something called extended range. Movie soundtracks have it once you get rid of the Home Theater in a Box and get a higher quality system. It's the sense of being in the room with the orchestra.

I'm not talking spending hundreds of thousands of dollars either. My home system uses a used Harmon Kardon AVR 250 Home Theater receiver/preamp, RCA tube theater amps from the 1960's, and Cerwin Vega e715 speakers, not audiophile by any stretch of the imagination, but I like the way they sound and the frequency response is good. I spent about 2,000 all together.

Mastering on new music is non existent. At least half of it overloaded. My roomie's kid (currently 11 years old) sometimes listens to 80's music, I'll occasionally play the 45 of the same song she's listening to, and she prefers the vinyl copy every time.
2013-01-17 12:50:38 AM  
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KrispyKritter: Silly subby! Dr. Dre (not a real doctor) convinced the world of nothing. He conned a given amount of people - those who are ignorant consumers, to purchase his over-priced wares. The bulk of these consumers are youthful inner city types with lots of untaxed unreported illegally gained income. They will gladly buy any fashion or item that a person of their race advertises. Shame on these piss poor role models that shyster their own people with inferior goods for their personal monetary gain. It ain't just whitey out to get you, bro.

I can't tell if this is poeslaw or not.

I guess 4/10 for racism, you'll probably get a few bites.

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2013-01-17 12:06:31 AM  
1 vote:
I take my music rectally.

The bass is friggin' phenomenal.
2013-01-16 11:24:06 PM  
1 vote:

/have rough-mixed my last three sessions on a pair of Audio Technica ATM-50's
//even a $300-per-hour mastering engineer asked me what my secret was
///I like bass
2013-01-16 11:19:59 PM  
1 vote:
No USB and no mic means no sale.
2013-01-16 10:14:05 PM  
1 vote:
You pay for qualerty
2013-01-16 10:09:58 PM  
1 vote:
It seems like we've been on mp3 for years now. When can I get an mp4?
2013-01-16 09:01:53 PM  
1 vote:
I listen to my music through two tin cans, because I *can.*
2013-01-16 06:39:10 PM  
1 vote:

Gwendolyn: cannotsuggestaname: I have listened to music through some Beats headphones... and I'll take my Sennheiser 598's, for $100 less, any day of the week.

i have some JVC ones I paid like $20 for.

My to-go headphones that I've used for better than half a decade aren't in production anymore, which sucks.  I can't stand earbuds, they hurt like a son of a biatch.  I have these that I use at home and are fantastic, but nowhere near carry-able.  I've used these, replacing every couple of years due to eventual damage.  I think I'm on my fourth set now.  The cost of the few left reflects the quality.  Haven't tried their "updated" model it links to yet, but that earpiece doesn't look comfortable.
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