Behold mrgreen's infinite wisdom and knowledge

Discussion in 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' started by mrgreen, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. mrgreen

    mrgreen Not a friend

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    I just got the R1 Zenith and they sound great. Make sure your amp, source, and song are not dog shit and you will enjoy these headphones. Straight up, if you aren't hearing something great out of these you have problems in your signal chain before the headphones... These are very revealing, you can't buy them and plug them into an iPod, or your computer headphone jack LMAO. Sure some other headphones may sound great with your source/song, fact is they're probably not as revealing.

    BTW, to the OP, I also have the original phonitor and it is junk.

    And most recorded music sounds like cheap compressed crap because that is what it is. It has been digitally processed and had the life sucked out of it by lazy idiots.

    There are probably a thousand people on earth who actually know how things should sound and what speakers, amps, and mics to use. Keep that in mind when listening to your music, it's probably "engineered" by the band or a friend of the band who bought a mic at best buy and decided he knew what to do since he knows where to plug it in. I wish I was kidding in saying that!

    The audio industry does NOT care about sound quality as a general rule, that is for the musicians and producers to figure out if they care enough to do so. Most have no clue and simply don't understand everything that can go wrong in recording and mixing music.

    Back to the R1 Zenith, I tried them with a $50 SMSL amp running from the LINE OUT of my motherboard and they sound very different and substantially better than from the headphone out of the same computer.

    Does that mean all my music sounds great? No.

    Here is the dirty secret of high end audio: the music quality is shit and the better your gear the worse your music will sound.

    The audio industry doesn't even give you the high quality recording, they give you at best CD quality. Back in the day they used to do master tapes which were analog of the highest fidelity and they were digitized to lower resolution CD quality audio.

    All recorded sound starts as analog, that is the master sound. The reason I'm telling you this is that digital sound is by definition worse sounding. In other words, you will never hear the true capability of your high end system unless you have access to master recordings and their sources.

    The lesson in all this? Be careful about your assumptions about the audio industry in general and of what should and shouldn't sound good.
     
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    Starting with not using 2 min to introduce yourself and other 2 to read the rules, you manage to just vomit a text without substance or interest. The time you spent rambling, or vomiting, your "gospel" or "expertise gonorrhea" about audio and audio industry would be better used reading about how SBAF works.

    The lesson in all this? Crawl back to where you came out from until you can contribute, in a positive manner, to this forum.
     
  3. james444

    james444 Mad IEM modding wizard level 99

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    ... and you're not one of them. Have a nice day, @mrgreen. I'm glad this forum is being moderated.
     
  4. insidious meme

    insidious meme Ambivalent Kumquat

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    Hey, that was a great way to win friends and influence people!

    Speaking of which...
     
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    mrgreen Not a friend

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    Actually I was being generous. There might be more than a handful of people who actually know how things should sound. And yes, I am one of them.
     
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  6. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Fuck you. Most of my music, the stuff that I regularly listen to is the big band jazz stuff from the golden age of audio, right after stereo records came out. Capitol records, RCA, etc. Simple recording chains, three track tape, naturally mic'd.

    As for modern music, a few decent selections here and there, and custom remasters from secretly sourced stuff. So double fuck you. My music is better than yours.
     
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  7. insidious meme

    insidious meme Ambivalent Kumquat

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    Ah, whenever ppl like this show up, I remember this post. Buddy here doesn't get past point 1.
     
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    Damn, I looked at that post!

    Should I get straight on high-dosage penicillin?
     
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    Deep Funk Deep thoughts - Friend

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    Some friendly advice from a way too tired nerd who now spends most of the time cooking or studying.

    When digital audio disappoints, get the physical album and analyse it on your PC. Proceed to rip it with software of choice and apply F.L.A.C. or W.A.V. as lossy or lossless as you like, set and/or correct loudness and test the file while checking its properties. If to your liking back up the audio file at least on two locations and enjoy the sound waves until your hearing disappears slightly (best case scenario).

    Accept that if things seem unfair, you can embrace your inner nerd and learn to overcome the obstacles. If that is too hard for you, get your Air Pods and take a bite from the Apple. I prefer the open source of infinite wisdom. (F.L.A.C. for life!)
     
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    I don't think he's trying to - just a troll, and not even an entertaining one. Ignore or execute.
     
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    There are normal people

    There are Ventroquolists

    And there are Hyperventroquolists...

    They talk out of their arse
     
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    LMAO that was a good laugh points for creativity
     
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    Why do I have this strong sense of déjà vu? It’s like something I’ve read before. Several times, over many years.

    P.S. Living Stereo rules!
     
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    Yeah he did come across as one of those ppl from another board wanting to gloat back there and post "Hey, look at me! I'm trolling SBAF!"
     
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    ultrabike Measurbator - Admin

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    So sorry @mrgreen. Obviously you are no longer working @ Best Buy. Their loss. Maybe.
     
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  16. ColtMrFire

    ColtMrFire Writes better gear impressions than you

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    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

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    I’m not really sure why, but this guy’s rant reminded me of this:
     
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    Who's this guy again?
     
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    Jason Mewes of Jay and Silent Bob.
     
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    Sorry, tried tracking with your digital Internet forum post but it just sounded bad. Must've lost some 0's and 1's.

    Please try again in analog; will tack it onto the bulletin board at my local Pick 'n' Save for the benefit of the general public.
     
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