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Anyone else notice shoes in movies/tv now?

I'm watching season one of Mindhunter. In episode 4 they park in a dump and get out into puddles. Black longwings!

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I’m not an audio connoisseur, but curious about this.

I once bought a pair of Audio Technica (I think) studio monitor headphones for use video shoots and editing because I wanted to be able to check audio quality more accurately.

However, I found them horrible for music because they lacked bass and had really pronounced mid-tones for “clarity”.

What kind of music do you listen to? Wondering if there is any relevance. When I had these monitor headphones I was listening to pop (I’ve since changed musical tastes) where bass was fairly important.
A flat response reference speaker (or headphone) should have extended bass, meaning that it's capable of accurately reproducing bass down to let's say at least 30hz but ideally down to even 20hz, at least with some response. The thing to keep in mind is that deep bass is felt more than heard. I do personally prefer a flat or reference style headphone myself even though I listed to a wide range of music. It's kind of an acquired taste, I guess, because as you said the midrange is relatively more pronounced than what most people are accustomed to.

I've only ever listened to one pair of audio technica headphones and did not care for them. It may be that the model you tried were just not good. Or it may be that you prefer more of a V shaped response profile where the bass and treble are tuned to have more presence than they otherwise would in a flat response speaker. Theres absolutely nothing wrong with that. Listen to what you enjoy not what others tell you that you should like (kind of like wine).
 

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Thanks for the tip. I'll keep a lookout for some. I'll have to respectfully disagree on the digital music machine, however. (Mostly) analog guy here, though I do have a CD player hooked up to my '60s stereo amplifier. Or I did until the laser on the CD player died and I decided that the amp needs new capacitors, so I disconnected everything and now live life at home music-free.
I also spent some time tinkering with analog and have a Linn turntable with a nice cartridge and a lot of vinyl. It's all currently in my attic. I "get" it. But I will just say that in my experience it's not worth the hassle and 9 times out of 10 a good digital setup will sound better than analog mainly because vinyl is SO sensitive to everything being just right. The record has to be clean and a really good quality pressing, the turntable has to be setup just right, etc. Too much of a hassle for me!
 

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Been off the shoe beat lately; I'm going to go a little off topic here, indulge me. I stumbled on these Sony MDR-7506 studio reference monitor headphones. They are audiophile quality and the standard for use in recording studios because of their accuracy. I've thrifted half a dozen pairs over the years, and suggest that if you see them at thrift price, buy them. I've been using these personally for many years and have passed along pairs to each of my kids, and they like them too. They're about $80 retail so not a budget-buster either if thrifting isn't appealing.
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They get great reviews, too.

Then I paired them up to the best sounding Apple iPod of all time, the Fifth Generation Enhanced 5.5 with the Wolfson WM8758 DAC (Digital Audio Converter) chip that I bought on eBay this week at thrift price. The Wolfson DAC is used in high end CD players and briefly in this late 2006 vintage iPod Classic. These things sound incredible.
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Nice pairing!
 

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Hi Gentlemen. I am avid reader here.

This is currently my shoe and I vote "probably not shell".

Reviving an old discussion. This was my catch and release due to sizing.

Seems like the buyer is also doing a catch and release. He mentioned he will be 'releasing' a 100+ (NOS?) pairs.
 

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Alden Shell LWB today:

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I have an ettiquet question for you all.

I am attending a funeral this weekend. Of all the suits I have, one is black pinstripe and it’s way too big. I don’t have a solid black suit.

Is a black suit really a requirement? I think that very dark charcoal is acceptable. Right?

Trying to choose footwear. I think the simple choice is black cap toe. I wish I could wear wingtips because the departed shared my love of heavy vintage wingtips. But, a cap toe is probably more proper.
 

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Alden Shell LWB today:

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I have an ettiquet question for you all.

I am attending a funeral this weekend. Of all the suits I have, one is black pinstripe and it’s way too big. I don’t have a solid black suit.

Is a black suit really a requirement? I think that very dark charcoal is acceptable. Right?

Trying to choose footwear. I think the simple choice is black cap toe. I wish I could wear wingtips because the departed shared my love of heavy vintage wingtips. But, a cap toe is probably more proper.
I would go with the charcoal suit, and if the departed loved vintage wings, I would wear a pair in their honor.
 

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Alden Shell LWB today:

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I have an ettiquet question for you all.

I am attending a funeral this weekend. Of all the suits I have, one is black pinstripe and it’s way too big. I don’t have a solid black suit.

Is a black suit really a requirement? I think that very dark charcoal is acceptable. Right?

Trying to choose footwear. I think the simple choice is black cap toe. I wish I could wear wingtips because the departed shared my love of heavy vintage wingtips. But, a cap toe is probably more proper.
Given the dress at most of the recent funerals I’ve attended, you will be better dressed than just about anyone there in a charcoal suit.
 
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Reviving an old discussion. This was my catch and release due to sizing.

Seems like the buyer is also doing a catch and release. He mentioned he will be 'releasing' a 100+ (NOS?) pairs.
Do we know whose collection that is? A member of this forum?
 

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I also spent some time tinkering with analog and have a Linn turntable with a nice cartridge and a lot of vinyl. It's all currently in my attic. I "get" it. But I will just say that in my experience it's not worth the hassle and 9 times out of 10 a good digital setup will sound better than analog mainly because vinyl is SO sensitive to everything being just right. The record has to be clean and a really good quality pressing, the turntable has to be setup just right, etc. Too much of a hassle for me!
Hi Guys:

My son is a sound engineer and a re-recording mixer for the movie industry in Vancouver, BC. When he starts talking about audio he completely loses me in the first couple of sentences. He has ears like an owl and can hear things others cannot. Part of his job! His tastes are naturally different than mine although I did instill in him a love for 1960's-70's music and he has a large vinyl collection.
I'm a bit like the Kevin Klein character in "The Big Chill" who said that there was no music after about 1972. At least not in his house! I concur!!

kilowatts
 

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Anyone else notice shoes in movies/tv now?

I'm watching season one of Mindhunter. In episode 4 they park in a dump and get out into puddles. Black longwings!

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i didn’t notice the shoes. I was too busy checking out the cars and enjoying the show! It’s great. The focus on BTK is pretty freaky because I lived in Wichita for 15 years and was there when he was captured and sentenced. He was (obviously) a very disturbed person. The length of time he was active and then the LONG period where was inactive before he was caught is very unusual.

My wife met him once when he was the dog catcher in Park City, Kansas. It was during his inactive time.
 

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