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I Want To Talk One More Time About My Headphones.....For Your Own Good! by Boondawg
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It was the best money I ever spent on electronics....and in 1999 I spent $300 dollars on one of the first portable (hardrive) digital music players!
My music enjoyment has doubled, and that's a lot!
I'm hearing things I never heard heretofore, nuances that add a whole nother dimension to the music I love!

$120 dollars is a lot of money for headphones, but I would recommend the investment wholeheartedly!
I can't imagine what the $1,000 dollar ones sound like!
Spontaneous orgasm.....

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Were they wireless? I've been thinking about some wireless ones.
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Originally posted by 2.5:

Were they wireless? I've been thinking about some wireless ones.


No, but Sennheiser does make wireless ones.
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Originally posted by 2.5:

Were they wireless? I've been thinking about some wireless ones.

i got a set of wireless sennheiser hdr120s for xmas and i'm happy with them. not boondawg happy, but i like 'em.
http://en-us.sennheiser.com/hdr-120

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i got a set of wireless sennheiser hdr120s for xmas and i'm happy with them. not boondawg happy, but i like 'em.


Well, nobody is ever "Boondawg happy".
You gotta' be a special kind of fool to achieve that kind of abandon......
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i'm envious of your ability to find joy and wonder in stuff i sometimes consider trivial. go for it.
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special kind of fool

There's a song there, maybe even about headphones.

That man of mine he done spent all our money
On a set a headphones, can you believe it, honey?
Getting down to the beat, big ol smile on his face
Don't ever notice what's goin' on in this place
Used to think lovin' him was some special kinda cool
But I finally woke up he's just a special kind a fool.
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Originally posted by lurker:

i got a set of wireless sennheiser hdr120s for xmas and i'm happy with them. not boondawg happy, but i like 'em.
http://en-us.sennheiser.com/hdr-120



I have a set of open back HDR 130's that are give my ears orgasms every time I put them on. Yeah... They're that awesome.
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Someone bought me a set of Bose headphones a few years back. The sound was amazing compared to any headphones I had ever used. When I broke 'em, I went out and paid for a new pair. There was no going back. Sounds like you're standing in front of a good stereo system, complete with subwoofer. They were in the same price bracket as yours. I don't see it in your post anywhere...what brand are yours?
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Originally posted by Stubby79:

I don't see it in your post anywhere...what brand are yours?


I got the Sennheiser HD 558's:



I then modded them to the HD 598's......for free!

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I have a set of open back HDR 130's that are give my ears orgasms every time I put them on. Yeah... They're that awesome.


Ear-gasm...

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Report this Post01-14-2014 05:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lurkerClick Here to Email lurkerSend a Private Message to lurkerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
now you got me wondering if i can/should mod my 120s. thanks heaps.
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now you got me wondering if i can/should mod my 120s. thanks heaps.


I don't think the 120's can be modded... At least not easily..
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Just remember to keep the volume reasonable. With good headphones, there's no clue just how loud you're playing the music.

You've only got one set of ears. Once damaged, they won't get better. Keep them in good shape for many more years of listening.
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Originally posted by Zeb:

Just remember to keep the volume reasonable. .


I do not.
Reasonable is relative.

My stock answer to "You've had enough!" is "Yes, but I want more then enough."
I'm not saying it has ever served me well, I'm saying it's who I am.

I've spent my life around loud, grinding machines.
I'm going to enjoy the sound & levels of my own choosing.

P.S. I do agree with you that your ears are one of your most valuable gifts and worth taking care of and protecting.
It's just I never have.
Safety glasses either.
And gloves....and condoms......and bike helmets......and seatbelts.....and drugs.......and life.
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Originally posted by Rallaster:


I don't think the 120's can be modded... At least not easily..


The only modd I heard of was for expanding the bass by taking them apart, drilling holes through the backs and inserting some wool between the back of the headphones and the backs of the drivers.
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Originally posted by Boondawg:


I do not.
Reasonable is relative.

My stock answer to "You've had enough!" is "Yes, but I want more then enough."
I'm not saying it has ever served me well, I'm saying it's who I am.

I've spent my life around loud, grinding machines.
I'm going to enjoy the sound & levels of my own choosing.

P.S. I do agree with you that your ears are one of your most valuable gifts and worth taking care of and protecting.
It's just I never have.
Safety glasses either.
And gloves....and condoms......and bike helmets......and seatbelts.....and drugs.......and life.


Yeah, I kinda thought that advice might fall on deaf ears, but I thought maybe somebody else might profit from it.

(What?)

I SAID... never mind....
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The only mod I heard of was for expanding the bass by taking them apart, drilling holes through the backs and inserting some wool between the back of the headphones and the backs of the drivers.

did a search, only mod i found was a guy who put a headphone jack on them so he could plug his earbuds into them while exercizing, thereby making the earbuds wireless. meh..
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Originally posted by Zeb:

You've only got one set of ears. Once damaged, they won't get better. Keep them in good shape for many more years of listening.



Yep. The best investment I ever made was a set of noise-canceling headsets to wear while flying. My ears have definitely been damaged by many years of exposure to broadcast/recording studios, industrial facilities, lawn equipment, motorcycles, race cars, firearms, and airplanes, but I still don't need hearing aids (yet).

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P.S. I do agree with you that your ears are one of your most valuable gifts and worth taking care of and protecting.

Good advice-------For our own good.
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Originally posted by lurker:

did a search, only mod i found was a guy who put a headphone jack on them so he could plug his earbuds into them while exercizing, thereby making the earbuds wireless. meh..


Mine had RCA jacks for the audio in, but I cut them off and soldered a 6 ft stereo miniplug on it so I could plug it into my stereo or MP3 player headphone jack and I use mine while working in the yard.
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My Sennheiser 558's-hacked-to-598's headphones are verrrrrrrrrrrry hot in the summertime!
My ears are baking!

No joke....
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It's so very good to enjoy the simple things whenever you can. A good tune on good headphones.
Mmmm it's like butter melting on pancakes

Glad you found a way to bring happiness to yerself ...
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I am also in the Sennheiser Appreciation Club - HD280 Pros
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Here's one you probably haven't listened to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiDhdjAHiQg
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Originally posted by Marvin McInnis:


Yep. The best investment I ever made was a set of noise-canceling headsets to wear while flying. My ears have definitely been damaged by many years of exposure to broadcast/recording studios, industrial facilities, lawn equipment, motorcycles, race cars, firearms, and airplanes, but I still don't need hearing aids (yet).



Crap, hell just froze over one more time, you and I agree, somewhat anyway. Well at least Dear old Dad is keeping his beer cold in Hell !

Having been in noisy environments can and does to one degree or another damage your hearing, especially concerts and recording sections when you are right in front of the band. So they are damaged to one degree or another that may not require hearing aids but does affect the quality of the sounds you and I hear now after all that noise we endured before at least I was bright enough to start wearing hearing protection at rock concerts for example, so even the best set of headphones will be a waste on me, my hearing is damaged from all those years of noise to the point that I no longer hear all the things most people hear, well the different areas of the hearing range anyway as I have lost some of the hearing in certain ranges, I learned from all the tests I had over the years.

Steve

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