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PostSubject: Re: *Audio Geek in residence* - ask away   Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:46 pm

I don't drink the kool-aid that says you have to spend a ton of money on audio and speaker cables. As long as you don't buy super cheap junk cables you're fine. The only thing I don't like about Monster cables is often they are so tight they are hard to connect and disconnect, I broke the RCA jack on a CD player once just trying to get a Monster cable off.

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PostSubject: Re: *Audio Geek in residence* - ask away   Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:30 pm

Yeah, some of those guys spend a lot of $$$$ on cables.

Looks like they have some affordable quality ones at Parts Express, KnuKonceptz.com and a place called Deep Surplus. Oh, and Monoprice.


I just have some old ones that I want to replace and I mine as well replace them all with newer stuff that isn't dirt cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: *Audio Geek in residence* - ask away   Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:56 pm

I feel like I've posted here before about this, but I'm looking into buying a nice (relatively inexpensive) pair of over-the-ear headphones, and I'm looking at sennheiser's again. I'm wondering what pair would be the best in the 50-70 dollar range, or if I'd need to be willing to drop a little more on them. I'm not looking for audiophile quality, to be quite honest, but I'd like to take a step up from the shitty stock iPhone earbuds.

Right now I'm inbetween the HD419s which are 55 bucks, and the HD205-IIs which are 70. I don't know the differences in the specs, and I don't know what would be the best for the genres I tend to listen to (folk, prog/traditional metal, synthpop, and prog rock, mainly).

But I'd like to know if it'd be necessary to go higher price-wise, because feasibly I could go a little more without feeling irresponsible (maybe 120-150 at the very most).
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PostSubject: Re: *Audio Geek in residence* - ask away   Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:36 pm

I tell ya what, the headphones I have right now are the best I've heard for the money.



Audio Technica ATH-M30X Studio Monitors. You can get them on Amazon for $67.99. Very comfortable, over ear phones with excellent natural noise dampening and a 15 foot cord which I find essential cause I like to wander around the room while I listen. Beautiful sounding, very accurate detail.


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PostSubject: Re: *Audio Geek in residence* - ask away   Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:42 pm

Thanks dude, I'll seriously look into those.
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PostSubject: Re: *Audio Geek in residence* - ask away   Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:25 am

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I tell ya what, the headphones I have right now are the best I've heard for the money.  



Audio Technica ATH-M30X Studio Monitors.  You can get them on Amazon for $67.99.  Very comfortable, over ear phones with excellent natural noise dampening and a 15 foot cord which I find essential cause I like to wander around the room while I listen.  Beautiful sounding, very accurate detail.  


I should have asked about headphones when I had to shop for new ones. After years of using close backed headphones, I bought a pair of open back headphones that I like (I just haven't used headphones a lot lately) Grado SR60e. I think I paid about $80.

Here's mine:
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PostSubject: Re: *Audio Geek in residence* - ask away   Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:09 pm

Grados are very popular phones and are high quality. I gravitate toward the Audio Technica because they are pretty neutral and don't color the sound too much (which is how all good studio monitors should be).

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