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post #10516 of 26218
Nameless & Mad,
Would you be impressed to know that 99% of all my posts since you've met me have been from my iPad, using the on-screen keyboard? It's not the worlds fastest typing solution, but... I'm not the world's fastest writer, so it works out. My fingers are like halfway familiar with just how far to stretch and I almost have a touch typing method, though I usually sit funny and switch up my posture so I can't actually do the traditional ten-digit typist thing most of the time. Just sayin' smily_headphones1.gif


SoAmusing,
I feel I ought to point out that I've never heard the Jecklin Floats, and I was compelled to write a complete BS review in the style of some of the more flamboyant reviews I've seen (and going even further). Literally BS too, if you read it again you'll notice there are several potty jokes, I tried to say something absurd to describe each common sound aspect. There were butts, peeing, my girlfriend breaking up with me... It was all for the laffs amigo. The guy in the chair was just some guy from google images... those are actually original K701s next to him, and the review the pic was from actually described the k701s pretty favorably next to the Jecklin. The reviewers may be a bit in the deep end of the pool though, though not deep enough to believe in "Brilliant Pebbles." Yet.

I have a wee bit more hair and am only 26 wink.gif
post #10517 of 26218
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Thats for the original Note. frown.gif

Dammit, I was hoping I edited that before you read it. I saw that and deleted it. lol

-Erik
post #10518 of 26218
Thread Starter 
Hahahah. Some people don't quite grasp joke posts like others. You have no idea how many times people take me seriously when I'm 100% not. I have that problem especially with texts. People take them to heart, and it doesn't help that I have a dry sense of humor, so it sounds serious. frown.gif

I eventually learned to place emotis all over my joke posts...
post #10519 of 26218
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

Dammit, I was hoping I edited that before you read it. I saw that and deleted it. lol
-Erik

No worries, it's only a matter of time. The Note II was a huge success for Samsung, and all main Carriers have it. People are gonna be craving for that physical qwerty.
post #10520 of 26218
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hahahah. Some people don't quite grasp joke posts like others. You have no idea how many times people take me seriously when I'm 100% not. I have that problem especially with texts. People take them to heart, and it doesn't help that I have a dry sense of humor, so it sounds serious. frown.gif
I eventually learned to place emotis all over my joke posts...

Emotes all over... You just gave me an idea. But I won't do it because the post is buried now. For now...
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I totally just had a moment with the first 15 seconds of "Resistance" by Muse... And now I'm at the end where they ech.... Sorry, shivers smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Evshrug - 1/5/13 at 10:39pm
post #10521 of 26218
Thread Starter 
A moment, with the Qs? They can do that. smily_headphones1.gif
post #10522 of 26218
^ yes. It really can. Then a really lame Harry Nilsson song came on and ruined the whole feeling frown.gif "My good old desk" or something lame like that.
post #10523 of 26218
Thread Starter 
Hahaha.

I really dig the Qs. My problem was that I have a lot of bass heavy music which wasnt one of the Q's strengths. Everything else though, absolutely glorious.

I will be interested in seeing just how much bass presence the Annie has over the Qs, as well as howow different they sound from one another. I'm only going off memory, but the Annie and Q really do have some difference. I'd still say the Q is more airy, as the Annie sounds like everything has been bolded fwih. As I always mentioned, thickness of sound leads to less air between the placement of sounds.

That's why even though the Q and old K have the same soundstage, the old K felt bigger due to a thinner, colder sound. The same can be said of the Annie vs Q.
post #10524 of 26218
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

 

For electrostatic drivers, pretty much, unless you don't mind buying the other discontinued setups or the Koss ESP/950.

 

While this seems like rocket science, it's really not that different from choosing dynamic/moving-coil/cone or orthodynamic/planar-magnetic designs, just another driver technology to throw into the mix. (And I didn't even bring up Heil AMT, piezoelectric, or plasma drivers yet!)

 

The important thing that I have to drive home is that if you're going electrostatic, you have to get different amplification systems, and without the prerequisite amps, you won't be able to plug them into anything.

 

 

Nice score. I'm still kicking myself for not buying that $350 ESP-950 I saw on eBay a year or two ago, even though I didn't have the money at the time. (On the flip side, I discovered the $250 SR-Lambda + SRD-7/SB setup I'm using now not long after that...)

 

I feel fine, thanks. Believe me, if these things were unsafe to wear, Stax would've been sued out of business a long time ago, and nobody else would bother to continue with electrostatic driver designs over the decades.

 

On top of that, if radiation was that much of a concern, I'd be dead already between the Wi-Fi router, the cell phones, and all the CRTs in my house.

 

 

The thing is that, being a used, discontinued set of equipment, you need to hold out for deals that fall within your budget. The places to check are Head-Fi's own Buy/Sell/Trade section (where I got all of my Stax equipment thus far), eBay (though expect stiff competition from other bidders), and AudiogoN. I've seen several Lambda + SRD-7 setups sell for under $400, though getting one for $250 was probably a big fluke on my part.

 

Also budget for both headphones and amp. Transformer boxes are cheap, and integrated receivers that can power them are numerous and thus affordable. Direct-drive amps cut down on the clutter and may sound better, but will often cost as much as a given Lambda model or more by themselves (that being around $350-600).

 

 

Used equipment is the only way I can afford most higher-end tech products. (Or to be able to get them in the first place, like SU-DH1s, Normal bias SR-Lambdas and fully PS2-compatible CECHA PS3s, among numerous other discontinued products.)

 

No physical keyboard? Are you typing all that from a smartphone? Reminds me of how I got a Galaxy S III as an early Christmas gift (took advantage of a Sprint BOGO deal with my mother; too bad they didn't bother extending said deal to the Galaxy Note II, the end-all be-all of smartphones for me) and I can browse Head-Fi pretty much everywhere now, but trying to type up lengthy posts like this without a physical keyboard seriously sucks.

 

I've got a Bluetooth keyboard case on the way, though, so that should lessen the pain.

 

Yeah, well, I don't even know much about that. I'm on simple terms. Omg, more? I know I know. I'll wait for a deal myself, but I have that Yammy receiver. A transformer box would work with it? Yeah, buying used/like new/refurb is the way to go most of the time. If that Note II is the end all be all, you just wait, lol. 1080p Amoled and octa cores coming this year O.o That's the end all, lol. I definitely feel you guys on the lack of a kb though. What is a keyboard case?

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Yeah. I forgot to mention that I have the Galaxy Note II. Someone asked. This is my first no physical qwerty phone in like ages. I desperately want someone to make a pysical qwerty cover for it.

 

That was me, lol. Wonderful pick, although lack of a physical keyboard sucks. That note II has the best specs out, IMO.

post #10525 of 26218
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Nameless & Mad,
Would you be impressed to know that 99% of all my posts since you've met me have been from my iPad, using the on-screen keyboard? It's not the worlds fastest typing solution, but... I'm not the world's fastest writer, so it works out. My fingers are like halfway familiar with just how far to stretch and I almost have a touch typing method, though I usually sit funny and switch up my posture so I can't actually do the traditional ten-digit typist thing most of the time. Just sayin' smily_headphones1.gif
SoAmusing,
I feel I ought to point out that I've never heard the Jecklin Floats, and I was compelled to write a complete BS review in the style of some of the more flamboyant reviews I've seen (and going even further). Literally BS too, if you read it again you'll notice there are several potty jokes, I tried to say something absurd to describe each common sound aspect. There were butts, peeing, my girlfriend breaking up with me... It was all for the laffs amigo. The guy in the chair was just some guy from google images... those are actually original K701s next to him, and the review the pic was from actually described the k701s pretty favorably next to the Jecklin. The reviewers may be a bit in the deep end of the pool though, though not deep enough to believe in "Brilliant Pebbles." Yet.
I have a wee bit more hair and am only 26 wink.gif

Way to go. Loved it. I noticed it, but I just thought you were being creative. I knew some of it was blatant joking, but others, yeah, not so much. I see now though. It was hilarious. Haha, ah. Haha, good good. That's nice to hear they were compared favorably.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hahahah. Some people don't quite grasp joke posts like others. You have no idea how many times people take me seriously when I'm 100% not. I have that problem especially with texts. People take them to heart, and it doesn't help that I have a dry sense of humor, so it sounds serious. frown.gif
I eventually learned to place emotis all over my joke posts...

I do, but alas, I had a headache and was tired as hell. I knew part of it was joking, but I honestly thought some of it was a really creative way to review them.Totally true though.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hahaha.
I really dig the Qs. My problem was that I have a lot of bass heavy music which wasnt one of the Q's strengths. Everything else though, absolutely glorious.
I will be interested in seeing just how much bass presence the Annie has over the Qs, as well as howow different they sound from one another. I'm only going off memory, but the Annie and Q really do have some difference. I'd still say the Q is more airy, as the Annie sounds like everything has been bolded fwih. As I always mentioned, thickness of sound leads to less air between the placement of sounds.
That's why even though the Q and old K have the same soundstage, the old K felt bigger due to a thinner, colder sound. The same can be said of the Annie vs Q.

You and I are in the same exact boat.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


No worries, it's only a matter of time. The Note II was a huge success for Samsung, and all main Carriers have it. People are gonna be craving for that physical qwerty.

 

Yup. I crave it.

post #10526 of 26218
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Hahaha.
I really dig the Qs. My problem was that I have a lot of bass heavy music which wasnt one of the Q's strengths. Everything else though, absolutely glorious.
I will be interested in seeing just how much bass presence the Annie has over the Qs, as well as howow different they sound from one another. I'm only going off memory, but the Annie and Q really do have some difference. I'd still say the Q is more airy, as the Annie sounds like everything has been bolded fwih. As I always mentioned, thickness of sound leads to less air between the placement of sounds.
That's why even though the Q and old K have the same soundstage, the old K felt bigger due to a thinner, colder sound. The same can be said of the Annie vs Q.

I believe it, sounds like they took a step with the K-to-Q, and perhaps took an equal step in the same direction with the Q-to-Annie.
On one hand, the Annie looks gorgeous and I'm confident I'd love it because I love my Q's now, the new simplified headband, and the apparent human attention to detail as the Annie's are made in Austria (so are the Q's, or at least assembled there) by hand and hand inspected. The other thing is "limited edition!" and the suggestion that this is a limited run make me want to scramble before the production ends.
On the other hand though, every time I listen to the Q's for music and pleasure, I feel assured and the new toy voice quiets down to listen along... Lol!


SoAmusing, Mad, Nameless, Chico, Anyone,
Should I keep the subjective metaphors out of my actual upcoming reviews, or should I let a little of the emotional flavor in? On one hand I want to be taken seriously(ish) and provide some info that is genuinely helpful, but on the other hand it's so hard to separate emotion from music... I think that's kind of the point in the first place, for me. Well... I'm also a gear head, lol ^_^

Gee, I've got a lotta hands today.
Edited by Evshrug - 1/5/13 at 11:08pm
post #10527 of 26218
Thread Starter 
Lol, Evs did you edit in that Andy pic? Just saw it now. Lmao.

I did the same on facebook with the hipster girl.

"I love video games! "

Farmville
post #10528 of 26218
^_^

I'm really in a good mood tonight for some reason. Must be from relaxing to tunes. Too bad the girlfriend is away at a wedding, we'd be laughing together too. Especially at this Abba song that just came on, HAHA! Right after a Gnarls Barkley song about necromancy.
Edited by Evshrug - 1/5/13 at 11:14pm
post #10529 of 26218
Thread Starter 
You have to keep your subjective musings. There are plenty of objective impressions here. I find it hard not to sprinkle in some subjectivity. I know I can come off as highly opinionated and brutish. Lol, that transfers into my subjectivity. biggrin.gif
post #10530 of 26218

The thing that I don't like about using the mixamp in a multi console setup (xbox/ps3) is that I want to have it just plugged into one console and just leave it alone, and you would think that console would be the PS3 but the PS3 doesn't have powered usb ports while it's in standby mode. I have a software bc PS3 btw, I have an original checha but that has a bad laser and won't read any bluray discs and I'm too lazy to order a new laser. So I just have it plugged into the xbox and replug it into the ps3 if needed.

 

I love lamp.

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