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slvoid 01-02-06 09:08 PM

Another obsessive hobby...
 
Headphones.... this dude has collected what I've estimated to be about 100 grand worth of headphone equipment...

http://photo.head-fi.org/data/500/He...e_Lounge_1.jpg

The amount of weed that could buy you... amazing..

Roody 01-02-06 09:25 PM

You could have a party with a lot of people, each listening to different music on their headphones. It would look wild if they started dancing, each to the beat of their own music. Of course the wires would get all tangled up....

slvoid 01-02-06 09:34 PM

Probably drag a couple of tube amps down on the ground, pop out a couple thousand volts and kill the whole bunch of em...

DannoXYZ 01-02-06 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MERTON
is that nicks rigs?


he probably is to busy selling it to smoke it...

he's rich! rich like a drug lord!

(bizarre j/k.... http://deephousepage.com/smilies/gap.gif )

How do you know he's NOT a drug-lord, eh?

slvoid 01-02-06 09:57 PM

Actaully it's just some old guy living in the cayman islands... so yeah probably a drug lord..

free_pizza 01-02-06 10:05 PM

i was in a Headphone Specific store in tokyo a few years ago, and some of the headphones i was listening to music with were absolutly incredible. Its easy to spend that kind of cash on audio equipment.

aadhils 01-02-06 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by free_pizza
i was in a Headphone Specific store in tokyo a few years ago, and some of the headphones i was listening to music with were absolutly incredible. Its easy to spend that kind of cash on audio equipment.

All that money spent just for em to be out of date in a year...

Roody 01-02-06 11:37 PM

I remember the first time I heard music on headphones (Jantzens?) years ago. It blew my mind, as we said back then.

Shifty 01-02-06 11:39 PM

What are the units on the top shelves sitting on the racket balls?

slvoid 01-02-06 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aadhils
All that money spent just for em to be out of date in a year...

Of all the mass produced products, one of the top of the line ear bud headphones, Etymotic ER-4S's $350, have been pretty much on top for the past 10 years. Along with the sennheiser HD580/600 headphones $250-350, which has been up there for about 8 years or so.
Of course the prices are lower now but they're still the best.
It's actaully a pretty good investment if you know what you're doing.

sunninho 01-03-06 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slvoid
Of all the mass produced products, one of the top of the line ear bud headphones, Etymotic ER-4S's $350, have been pretty much on top for the past 10 years. Along with the sennheiser HD580/600 headphones $250-350, which has been up there for about 8 years or so.
Of course the prices are lower now but they're still the best.
It's actaully a pretty good investment if you know what you're doing.

I like my sennheiser HD580s, bought on discount, but I don't have the headphone amp to do em justice.

Shifty 01-03-06 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MERTON
cd players... those balls are vibration dampeners... probably cost alot too.

The one in the center looks like an old IBM hard drive from the '80s. CD's are optical,shouldn't have to isolate the drive that much, but with that much equipment I guess everything comes into the headphones. Another obsessive hobby is spot on. :D

slvoid 01-03-06 12:30 AM

That's what I'm using now.. about to pull the trigger on some HD650's and pass on the 580's to my gf who's about to pull the trigger on the SR71 amp.
You gotta get an amp, you have no idea how much you're missing...

Quote:

Originally Posted by sunninho
I like my sennheiser HD580s, bought on discount, but I don't have the headphone amp to do em justice.


sunninho 01-03-06 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slvoid
That's what I'm using now.. about to pull the trigger on some HD650's and pass on the 580's to my gf who's about to pull the trigger on the SR71 amp.
You gotta get an amp, you have no idea how much you're missing...

No!! I've been so good at not buying impulsively lately :cry:

slvoid 01-03-06 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shifty
The one in the center looks like an old IBM hard drive from the '80s. CD's are optical,shouldn't have to isolate the drive that much, but with that much equipment I guess everything comes into the headphones. Another obsessive hobby is spot on. :D

It's a Shanling T300 cd player.. get within 10 ft of it and the inner core pops up 6ft in the air, detonates, and wipes out your living room.
http://www.shanling.com/images/new/CD-T300_L_01.jpg
http://www.teamk2.de/fotos/shanling/.../cdt300_09.jpg

It's actually pretty obessive cause the cd player is already dampened. Actually people go through a lot of lengths to dampen stuff. Sony even makes a player where the laser sits still and it moves the entire cd back and forth. The whole unit weighs like 50 lbs, there's so much mass in there.
Plus it runs on tubes. I have a vacuum tube amp and the tube's are so microphonic, I can hear it loud and clear when I turn the volume knob on the thing. I had my laptop's fan facing the unit once and I heard the sound of the air blowing over the tubes.

slvoid 01-03-06 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sunninho
No!! I've been so good at not buying impulsively lately :cry:

Get the carbon bike... buy that amp... do it...

shikaka 01-03-06 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slvoid
It's a Shanling T300 cd player.. get within 10 ft of it and the inner core pops up 6ft in the air, detonates, and wipes out your living room.
http://www.shanling.com/images/new/CD-T300_L_01.jpg
http://www.teamk2.de/fotos/shanling/.../cdt300_09.jpg

It's actually pretty obessive cause the cd player is already dampened. Actually people go through a lot of lengths to dampen stuff. Sony even makes a player where the laser sits still and it moves the entire cd back and forth. The whole unit weighs like 50 lbs, there's so much mass in there.
Plus it runs on tubes. I have a vacuum tube amp and the tube's are so microphonic, I can hear it loud and clear when I turn the volume knob on the thing. I had my laptop's fan facing the unit once and I heard the sound of the air blowing over the tubes.

oooooooooooooooooooooooooo *drools* i want one

2wheeledsoul 01-03-06 01:22 AM

I had one of the first damped CD players ever, a Pioneer unit that came out in the early 90's. The cool feature was the tray slid out an alumium platter like a turntable platter. The CD loaded on the platter label side down.
It took a full miniute to spin up that platter, though, and it was way too easy to get fingerprints all over the CDs, but it was next to impossible to make it skip.

Shifty 01-03-06 01:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slvoid
It's a Shanling T300 cd player.. get within 10 ft of it and the inner core pops up 6ft in the air, detonates, and wipes out your living room.
http://www.shanling.com/images/new/CD-T300_L_01.jpg
http://www.teamk2.de/fotos/shanling/.../cdt300_09.jpg

It's actually pretty obessive cause the cd player is already dampened. Actually people go through a lot of lengths to dampen stuff. Sony even makes a player where the laser sits still and it moves the entire cd back and forth. The whole unit weighs like 50 lbs, there's so much mass in there.
Plus it runs on tubes. I have a vacuum tube amp and the tube's are so microphonic, I can hear it loud and clear when I turn the volume knob on the thing. I had my laptop's fan facing the unit once and I heard the sound of the air blowing over the tubes.

Much better view, work of art, WOW!

DannoXYZ 01-03-06 06:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slvoid
It's a Shanling T300 cd player.. get within 10 ft of it and the inner core pops up 6ft in the air, detonates, and wipes out your living room.

It's actually pretty obessive cause the cd player is already dampened. Actually people go through a lot of lengths to dampen stuff. Sony even makes a player where the laser sits still and it moves the entire cd back and forth. The whole unit weighs like 50 lbs, there's so much mass in there.
Plus it runs on tubes. I have a vacuum tube amp and the tube's are so microphonic, I can hear it loud and clear when I turn the volume knob on the thing. I had my laptop's fan facing the unit once and I heard the sound of the air blowing over the tubes.

So what's the difference that has this unit costing over $4k? What the specs on it that's so superior to anything else?

Stacey 01-03-06 06:33 AM

Dude has lousey taste in art!


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