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A/V Which sound system do you use

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oscar, 17 Apr 2004.

  1. n0d4x

    n0d4x What's a Dremel?

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    M audio sound card and studio monitors>all
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    beg to differ tbh :p
     
  3. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    He's got a point as far as value for money is concerned (for some of M-Audio's catalogue). Most products outside of M-Audio are a diminishing return: paying incredible premiums for alleged and unsubstantiated improvements to the actual listening experience. Polk Audio are another hard hitter when it comes to cost-to-performance.

    I enjoy quality audio, but I don't need to shove heavy-gauge speaker wire up my asshole to justify calling myself an audiophile without paying some $1200 for stereo headphones.
     
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  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    wasn't quite the point I was making, but whatever works for you :)
     
  5. n0d4x

    n0d4x What's a Dremel?

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    well my buddy installs pro audio systems

    and from what he says it does
     
  6. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Okay, I'll have to take your word for it :)
     
  7. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    I be using a set of Logitech Z-5500 5.1ch via coax spdif from my ASUS Supreme FX sound board (7.1 + independent stereo @ 192khz 24bit) :clap: sounds WELL nice :D
     
  8. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    oohhh i just love making sweeping but incredibly vague generalizations based on hearsay without any convincing evidence.
     
  9. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    by all means go ahead, I thought it was easier to opt out of this one ;)
     
  10. n0d4x

    n0d4x What's a Dremel?

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    ey well it sure is the best thing your gonna get for 200 dollars :)
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Well as sub-standard as it will be for you guys mine's either an Audigy 2 ZS + Grado SR80's, or a Phillips CDR-80 and Yamaha EX396 with a pair of Eltax Liberty 5+ floorstanders/Grado's... Not the best, but it sounds nice to me, and it doesn't cost the earth! :D

    *imagines _dom and _tad weeping at crappy audio...*
     
  12. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    What's best for you is not necessarily best for me...

    But, hey, to each his own, if you're jammin' out to your rig, power to ya!
     
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    Drachnem Minimodder

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    Welcome to Bit-Tech!!

    I use a sony surrond sound system 5.1, modded to 7.1 lol, sounds funny but it's amazing esp with the 120w sub under my corner desk, sounds like huge subs in a car :) Other than that I rock a Southwing Bluetooth headset until my new headsets come in via Bit-Tech !!
     
  14. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Hmm, good stuff right there. I had a pair of SR60s, which were excellent value. A tad uncomfortable to wear though, and the simple foam padding had a hard time staying on. Still, exceptional sound! Grado makes the GS 1000--$1000 dollars?! People say they cut down a hand-picked tree for the wood for each pair of GS 1000 headphones.
     
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  15. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Even theyre horribly uncomfortable (though not as bad as the old RS1s)
    Apparently the word "ergonomics" doesnt exist in Grado's vocabulary :/
     
  16. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    i use the following currently.

    Auzentech X-Meridian connected to my reciever by a toslink fiberoptic cable

    Yamaha HTR6060B
    JBL Venue Stadium Floor Standers
    JBL Venue Voice Centre Channel
    JBL Venue Book Shelf Speakers (rears)
    Athena ASP-4100 Sub
     
  17. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    do you use DD Live or DTS interactive?

    I recently picked up an X-Plosion for the htpc, and theres a little 'blip' of silence before sounds play, which is nothing, but irritating none the less
     
  18. Altron

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    I actually found the Grados pretty comfortable. The trick IMO is to bend the headband out a bit, so that instead of clamping your head like regular cans, they're just kind of resting on it, and the cups aren't pushing on your ears.

    Of course, my AKGs are a lot comfier than my Grados... and sound a lot better. Electrostatic FTMFW!
     
  19. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    some stax tried to seduce me recently, but I resisted

    just
     
  20. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    Ah, man, I love Stax, just wish I had the money for them. The K340s are a hell of a can for the money, if you can find them, because they're pretty rare. There's only a dozen or so people on Head-fi with them, out of a member base of over 50,000.
     

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