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Speakers or headphones?

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Trans-Siberian Outcast, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. isaccasi

    isaccasi New Metal Member

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    Hello, I like my JBL Headphones(round ear) better than I like my speakers, so for me: Headphones.:)
     
  2. Stormcore

    Stormcore Halixir band founder

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    5" woofers are lying on the bottom-end if you want your mix to be controlled better - 8" woofers are the minimum
     
  3. loves guitars

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    depends...if I'm in my car it's blast the speakers, if I'm playing my guitar it's headphones cause I live in an apartment and not everyone enjoys my music as much as me. Read they are sooo much older than me..
     
  4. Blurry_Dreams

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    but now
    everybody's got these bluetooth speakers that are designed to blare out the music playing from your phone
    there's even ones that are designed to play phone music while clipped to your bicycle
    which is funny because i'm seeing people buy a speaker desingned to clip to a bicycle and then the bike comes from wal-mart
    and the speaker clipped to the bike costs more than the bike that it's clipped to

    anyone else use these speakers designed to play music from your cellphone??
    or are you guys using actual stereo-systems??
     
  5. Bloopy

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    I have a little Bluetooth speaker I was gifted. I haven't used it from my phone yet, but a friend has. But the main reason I take it with me when I go away is to use it from a laptop. It's not great quality by any means, but it sounds better than laptop speakers. I have no desire to use it in public.

    One thing I noticed is that it has a lot of trouble with my horrible experimental/noise album because I intentionally mastered that in my own amateur/fucked up way. Plus, it's only a single speaker and I did a lot of things like making the pitch off between channels, so when the speaker plays it as mono the two channels interfere with each other in some parts.
     
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    the speakers i'm describing are speakers where the sound-quality will be noticably better if it's used from a phone instead of a laptop, even if it's playing the sound from the exact same youtube video
     
  7. Podgie

    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Brilliant indoor headphones (as mentioned they're open can so not really practical for public use).

    I've used a pair of the slightly cheaper Grado SR80's for years and there's no comparison for me under £150. Great sound.
     
  8. Blurry_Dreams

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    the speakers i was refering to are made for mainstream music (read music played on radio/MTV)
    but, even with your crazy "noise music" the speaker's sound quality might come out noticeably better if you play the speaker off of a cell-phone instead of your laptop
     
  9. ChemicalWarfare84

    ChemicalWarfare84 Lightning to the Nations

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    Interesting thread. It doesn't matter too much, but when I'm driving in my car, I prefer the speakers, but at home, I use my headphones, an old pair of Realistic Nova 40s.
     
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    I used to be primarily a headphone person as you can get far more detail from a £300 headphone & dac/amp than a £300 stereo setup. However, now that I have (well, had) disposable income, I've gone slightly wild with getting a stereo system. And there really isn't a comparison between the two. I would still like to get some custom IEMs, but I don't expect them to Tutuapp 9Apps Showbox outperform my floorstanders now.
     
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  11. loves guitars

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    oh how I love that disposable income.. I had it awhile back but am working on getting it going again. If possible...
     

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