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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2745 on: December 23, 2011, 10:32:37 AM »
Who knew Mariah Carey sounded this good with a headphone amp? :o What a voice. And in lossless format too, I got goosebumps..
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2746 on: December 23, 2011, 09:22:11 PM »
Who knew Mariah Carey sounded this good with a headphone amp? :o What a voice. And in lossless format too, I got goosebumps..

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2747 on: December 24, 2011, 12:00:54 AM »
Yep its a valve amp, it's a Little Dot MKIV.

I'm hoping for a good bonus next year so I can splurge and pick up those Senn 800s. Before that Little Dot, I was just listening to music with my soundcard that has a built in amp. The problem I had was using the 595s, which are open, it just wasn't driving them well enough. There is alot of sound leakage it seemed like, but that's more on it being a open can setup. My closed 280s were exceptionally well on that soundcard. Senns aren't really known for having good bass without an amp, but with the amp I was getting some very nice clean and muscular bass.

If anyone is serious about listening to music as much as I am, you gotta get an amp for your headphones. The difference is literally night and day. Music is so much more fuller, richer, and it just comes to life. It's like listening to new music all over again. You will hear things in songs you never even knew were in them (is that a xylophone I'm hearing??).

I can't go back to anything else. I'm a total music snob, eventhough I listen to the most embarrasing stuff. I'll listen to Hold On by freaking Wilson Phillips for an hour just to dissect it and break it down. I'm just educating myself in the pop world so one day I can have the chops to be a producer and know how great pop songs are made.

Pop songs these days are terrible. Alot of it is manufactured, souless garbage that just pollutes the airwaves. There's really no motivation to be gifted and talented in pop music anymore; just get your Pro Tools, auto-tune, some music creation software crap and you are pretty much golden. I've listened to so many talentless artists actually "sound" talented by just messing around with the technology.

It's really amazing just how much hip hop has transformed music, in fact I think hip hop has done more/worse than any other musical genre in history. Name one other genre that has had this much influence in other genres, culture, etc and to have it span for decades. And the fact that it still continues to be innovative. I seriously can't think of one.

Thank God for freedom for black artists. Seriously their contribution to 20th century music cannot be outvalued. I hate to single out by race, but black artists deserve much more credit than we give them.

Ok back to the topic...
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2748 on: December 25, 2011, 09:04:16 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2749 on: December 25, 2011, 07:50:14 PM »
The soundtrack to Star Trek III: The Search for Spock composed and conducted by James Horner (the best composer for the big screen; Williams is a hack compared to him) which my beautiful wife got for me for Christmas, at considerable expense, I might add (it's rare).

Here's a small taste for you:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe6VfXb-BY

Best part 3:20--4:01
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2750 on: December 25, 2011, 11:08:11 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2751 on: December 28, 2011, 11:21:59 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2752 on: December 28, 2011, 07:49:32 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2753 on: December 29, 2011, 07:24:41 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2754 on: December 30, 2011, 07:36:01 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2755 on: December 30, 2011, 11:10:56 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2756 on: December 30, 2011, 03:39:00 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2757 on: December 30, 2011, 05:05:37 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2758 on: December 31, 2011, 08:14:27 PM »
Lol, anyone else remember this?  :P

http://youtu.be/VvYIpa1Ulvw

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2759 on: December 31, 2011, 11:51:48 PM »
AllClassical.org's 2011 Top 100 Countdown. Now playing No. 10 on the countdown: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2760 on: January 01, 2012, 12:10:50 AM »
Lol, anyone else remember this?  :P

http://youtu.be/VvYIpa1Ulvw

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2761 on: January 01, 2012, 12:12:17 AM »
Lol, anyone else remember this?  :P

http://youtu.be/VvYIpa1Ulvw

I don' wanna hear that, see?
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2762 on: January 01, 2012, 12:12:45 AM »
Fireworks and Cuban music.
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2763 on: January 01, 2012, 12:13:43 AM »
Lol, anyone else remember this?  :P

http://youtu.be/VvYIpa1Ulvw

Could not load movie. :(

Well, if you still want to see it, it was I Already Got a Man by Positive K... a corny rap song from 1992. :D

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2764 on: January 01, 2012, 12:16:49 AM »
Oh yeah, that was funny.  :)

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2765 on: January 01, 2012, 01:44:38 AM »
The last work Mozart ever composed in his short life -- appropriately, his Requiem in D minor (No. 4 on the AllClassical countdown).
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2766 on: January 01, 2012, 02:22:06 AM »
No. 2: Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2767 on: January 01, 2012, 03:00:16 AM »
No. 2: Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
Followed once again by No. 1, and it's no surprise.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125, "Choral"
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2768 on: January 01, 2012, 03:44:51 PM »
The last work Mozart ever composed in his short life -- appropriately, his Requiem in D minor (No. 4 on the AllClassical countdown).

Beautiful song.  Absolutely beautiful.
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2769 on: January 01, 2012, 09:17:24 PM »
The last work Mozart ever composed in his short life -- appropriately, his Requiem in D minor (No. 4 on the AllClassical countdown).

Beautiful song.  Absolutely beautiful.
Song? More like an entire hour-long religious service. But I get your point and agree totally with it.
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2770 on: January 01, 2012, 09:17:38 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2771 on: January 02, 2012, 09:01:35 PM »
Recording of Siegrfied Sassoon reading, The Dug-Out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6SeH3SC1Ws
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2772 on: January 02, 2012, 11:49:34 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2774 on: January 03, 2012, 12:05:33 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2775 on: January 04, 2012, 07:33:00 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2776 on: January 05, 2012, 12:56:53 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2777 on: January 05, 2012, 12:57:19 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2778 on: January 05, 2012, 05:21:23 PM »
Needed a change from the metal...

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2779 on: January 06, 2012, 01:29:31 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2780 on: January 06, 2012, 04:45:31 PM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2781 on: January 09, 2012, 08:37:15 AM »
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2782 on: January 09, 2012, 10:52:16 PM »
Listening to while I wait for the game to come back on...

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2784 on: January 09, 2012, 11:34:30 PM »
Listening to while I wait for the game to come back on...

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Nice. Celestial Completion was a very solid album. Except Cardiac Rebellion. Not sure what they were going for on that one.
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2785 on: January 10, 2012, 03:38:36 AM »
 Anything by the Sundays. Nothing compares in the pop music realm. It really does spoil you. Even young kids listening to stuff from that era will prefer it to the banal feces that comes out now, so its not just nostalgia on my part. I dont hardly listen to modern style music anymore accept a very select group of stuff from primarily the 90's including The Cranberries, Natalie Merchant, Jeff Buckley, DMB etc... Even stuff like this however falls short to what is listed below....

Of course I listen to Classical (generic definition) and Liturgical music(mostly) favoring but not limited to Russian (The Fall of Constantinople is a great Byzantine style chant album w/some polyphony thrown in).  The Novapesske Monastery Choir does my favorite DL.

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2786 on: January 10, 2012, 03:43:31 AM »
The last work Mozart ever composed in his short life -- appropriately, his Requiem in D minor (No. 4 on the AllClassical countdown).

Beautiful song.  Absolutely beautiful.
Song? More like an entire hour-long religious service. But I get your point and agree totally with it.

Piece, work, composition, etc... Not the typical aloof, fleeting, silliness Mozart loved to write as he did it effortlessly. No. That piece is him crying out to the Lord.

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2787 on: January 10, 2012, 07:53:38 AM »
Listening to while I wait for the game to come back on...

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Nice. Celestial Completion was a very solid album. Except Cardiac Rebellion. Not sure what they were going for on that one.

Yeah, that one was certainly the odd bird of the bunch, but I liked the album overall enough that I don't really notice when listening through :)

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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2788 on: January 10, 2012, 09:05:47 AM »
I'm listening to this one, while posting on OC.net :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKkaNQgSHLk
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Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Reply #2789 on: January 10, 2012, 09:22:55 AM »
while posting on OC.net :D

And this one, while I write answers for ialmisry   :D
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