Why are audiophiles extremely pretending like pic related?
All those thousands of dollars wasted on cable stands, special cables, ebin magic crystals, 320k flacs and extremely expensive audio units. Do you really feel it or is it just a placebo?
It looks like he's in pain because he has the volume too high. Either that, or there's a dildo mounted on his chair ramming him at regular intervals while he listens to the music. I'm sure that dildo uses gold coated electronics and special oxygen infused flux capacitors.
No, he's regretting all the money his friend spent on that garbage.
Those are $2700 cans that his friend likes, and wanted him to try. He finds they're so harsh, even at low volume, that they're actually hurting his ears.
Nope, wine experts are shit too.
"In 2001, researcher Frédéric Brochet invited 54 wine experts to give their opinions on what were ostensibly two glasses of different wine: one red, and one white. In actuality, the two wines were identical, with one exception: the "red" wine had been dyed with food coloring.
The experts described the "red" wine in language typically reserved for characterizing reds. They called it "jammy," for example, and noted the flavors imparted by its "crushed red fruit." Not one of the 54 experts surveyed noticed that it was, in fact a white wine."
That "research" is utter bullshit. I once did blind wine tasting with my gf and we both were able to identify not only the "colour" but also the more expensive ones. The price difference was something like 3€ (8 and 11€ bottles) and we are definetly not wine experts.
Well if you set your mind to enjoy a fine glass of wine (or a pair of headphones) of course you sharpen your senses to get the best enjoyment out of it.
>which is something you don't usually do when you consume alcohol
Many wine and beer lovers would argue
>All those thousands of dollars wasted on cable stands, special cables, ebin magic crystals, 320k flacs and extremely expensive audio units.
You answered it yourself. It's buyer's remorse and the resulting purchase rationalizing.
It's not placebo. When you have a certain combination of equipment, the music produced is fucking sweet. It's not expensive to attain that condition either -- about $1500 and picking the right used devices.
>It's not expensive to attain that condition either -- about $1500 and picking the right used devices.
Yeah, which is why spending $15,000 on shit that makes no detectable improvement is placebo.
>The experts described the "red" wine in language typically reserved for characterizing reds
That doesn't really mean anything, you know.
It's like if I describe a tea using coffee language, "This tea has a nice acidity amplified by the exquisite roast", doesn't mean I'm incapable of differentiating tea and coffee.
He's fucking pretending.
>wow those $2700 headphones are so bad they're hurting my audiphile ears.
Maybe don't turn up the volume to 200% you fucking faggot, it won't hurt as much.
Well, no, and yes. It is price related, but it is also not price related. People can buy an amplifier easily for $7000 because "fucking shiny" (Jeff Rowland) and that amp performs about the same as a Bryston POS-looking amp which funnels out a monstrous 500 watts per channel for about $1600, used. Different kinds of equipment produce noticeable changes in sound signature. It's a matter of preference, and some preferences are expensive, but not all, of the same quality, are exorbitantly expensive.
And then there are ridiculously expensive cables that don't improve the sound at all, in the case of digital cables, or have placebo levels of insulation if you aren't working around heavy machinery. Power strips that are "built like a tank" and make your speakers sound like they "gain another octave" when they have no active components. Or things like Jitterbug that claim to clean your power on the USB lines yet after measuring the output and finding no significantly measurable difference in the output still claim there is an audible improvement.
Yeah, well, the cables are bullshit. They do change sound signature "some" but the extent is pretty inconsequential.
Some people just want to spend money on cool looking shit that doesn't do much of anything except aesthetics.
And we all have experience with that frame of mind, here, don't we?
If it's gone beyond buying a decent soundcard and having a decent set of subwoofers/speakers around the room to hear an output of a dolby 7.1 (spending not more than 500$), then it's all placebo and you probably have tinnitus.
Tl;dr if you spend more than 500$ in audio set ur retarded.
>Yeah, well, the cables are bullshit. They do change sound signature "some" but the extent is pretty inconsequential.
Yeah no, if the signal is digital it will have litteraly 0 impact.
0101 can be sent through a million different cables, unless the signal is completely distorted and changes a 1 into a 0 or 0 to 1, it'll always be 0101.
Just don't put your cables near your personnal magnetic fusion reactor shielding and you'll be fine
Yeah it's not very obvious, but he's saying they are way overpriced. If you check out his other review videos (like the Beats by Dre, for example) you'll see he's a pretty chill guy and not an actual audiophile
This woman even with no uploads has 88 :^)
>Why are audiophiles extremely pretending like pic related?
Why do people like OP feel the need to take a moment out of their undoubtedly dull and shitty lives to voice pointless concerns about other people's hobbies?
Placebo of course. Whenever there is a double-blind test they get blasted to fuck, which is why they refuse to participate in them.
>volume is the only thing that causes listening fatigue
pointless. there are headphones that cost thousands that sound like shit and headphones that cost $15 that sound amazing. what's good and not is subjective anyways. you would have to design a much more complex test. besides, many audiophile blind test have been done. on the whole even an experienced audiophile can't tell a good dac or amp apart (though some people can) but you would have to be very inexperienced or deaf not to hear the differences between headphones.
it's not like there is much information at the extreme ranges for most music. I guess you could argue that you loose some "character" in like cymbals and shit.
but tyll spent like months designing testing of audiophile gear and had a bunch of people participate.
>Why are audiophiles extremely pretending like pic related?
He is joking.
>him regretting all the money he spent on that garbage?
He didn't spend a penny on that. It's a review unit.
>It looks like he's in pain because he has the volume too high
Pain because of the nasty treble peak those headphones have but it's a joke.
>Do you really feel it or is it just a placebo?
What is the question here exactly? Of course there are differences in sound reproduction gear, massive differences in fact. What many people don't understand is perspective here; what is actually something you should focus on, where should your money and effort go, what really matters to get the best sound possible. And this is where stuff gets complex as best is a subjective concept. Some people are after different things. Some people are meticulously trying to tune their setups into as accurate as possible and some are jumping from the new flavor of the month hyped up piece of audio gear in an endless cycle to "upgrade":
Wine tasters are actually trained, unlike most people identifying as "audiophiles".
>plugged straight into phone
Literally nothing wrong with that.
tl:dr ur dumb
>but tyll spent like months designing testing of audiophile gear and had a bunch of people participate.
Tyll has built plenty of gear himself. He knows a lot but edges between objective stuff like measurements and subjective mumbo jumbo like his numerous subjective reviews. He's definitely one of the more tolerable people in the headphone industry and I much appreciate his efforts are measuring gear.
>could have posted any image
>chooses an ugly female
>what he's actually listening to
distortion, from badly recorded music, noisy amplification equipment, or shitty speaker drivers, can easily cause listening fatigue
raspy or shrill tweeters or high-range drivers (JBL LSR 305s) also cause listening fatigue
>defending memes with memes while posting memes from memegenerator
I'm going to take a photo at IKEA for you, anon, they've got trash cans that litter ally look like Mac Pros and I'm extremely sure that that wasn't a coincidence. They're not for sale though, they are there for customers at the restaurant/cash register (wanting to get rid of the shit they just bought at IKEA)
Have you noticed that virtually all audiophiles are old men? They have already lost quite a bit of their hearing, which is normal, but they don't want to admit it. It's a form of midlife crisis, they notice their own mortality and that it's all going downhill from now on so they pretend that those normal things that come with age don't exist. They convince themselves that they have incredible hearing and that they can hear incredibly tiny details and make up pseudo science to justify it. That's it in a nutshell.