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post #1366 of 2048
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

True. But I'm big down there too. That's probably the only part of my anatomy my ex-girlfriend never criticized.


Hum...classy.

post #1367 of 2048
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

 

I find silver to have more of an effect on the sound than gold. Makes it more detail oriented. The original gold cable has a more organic approach to sound. I figured this might enhance what is already there on the SE5 :).

You realize gold has worse conductivity than copper not to mention silver, right?

 

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True. But I'm big down there too. That's probably the only part of my anatomy my ex-girlfriend never criticized.

LOL

post #1368 of 2048
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Originally Posted by piotrus-g View Post

You realize gold has worse conductivity than copper not to mention silver, right?

 

LOL

 

Nope never realized it nor did I ever care ;). Basically what sounds better to my ears is all that matters regardless if it's cheaper or more expensive. The scientific aspect of it all really doesn't matter to me either :P.


Edited by lee730 - 8/26/13 at 1:44am
post #1369 of 2048
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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post

I offered my girlfriend a custom as well; she listens to a lot of music but she's not interested.  I got her an RE-400 so she could appreciate some level of quality.  Women.rolleyes.gif

They really do seem to have some kind of aversion to gadgets, collectively. I'm kinda curious to know where this comes from. Is it that they just don't want to give in to our obsession with these gadgets? Maybe cIEMs are too much of a hassle? Maybe they think, other girls think they are geeks? Probably not the last one for most girls, since geeks are hot nowadays.

post #1370 of 2048
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

They really do seem to have some kind of aversion to gadgets, collectively. I'm kinda curious to know where this comes from. Is it that they just don't want to give in to our obsession with these gadgets? Maybe cIEMs are too much of a hassle? Maybe they think, other girls think they are geeks? Probably not the last one for most girls, since geeks are hot nowadays.

Geeks have never been hot and they will never be mate, sad but true.

post #1371 of 2048
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

Geeks have never been hot and they will never be mate, sad but true.

I have to disagree, geeks/nerds are getting more and more attention. Just watch any csi like show, the geeks are the new heroes man. In the big bang theory they even get the girl, geeks are growing in popularity in pop culture. 

 

I'm not saying the standard, unwashed, unintelligible, asocial geeks will ever be sexy. But the gadget/techonology/knowledge part of being a geek is definitely getting more popular. Just look around, every popular looking kid is just as awkwardly checking his/her smartphone in as the next geek. 

 

Then again, cIEMs are often associated with musicians, and musicians are basically just uber sexy nerds right? :D 

How about this, next time someone comes up to you, and asks what is in your ear, just reply: "yeah, I'm a  professional musician, and I need these on stage". Then hope they don't ask further questions.

post #1372 of 2048
It is not because the new heroes of romantic comedies are pretending to be geeks by wearing star wars t shirts and Csi uses a fake goth computer geek that in true life computer majors are dating models.
post #1373 of 2048
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

I have to disagree, geeks/nerds are getting more and more attention. Just watch any csi like show, the geeks are the new heroes man. In the big bang theory they even get the girl, geeks are growing in popularity in pop culture. 

 

I'm not saying the standard, unwashed, unintelligible, asocial geeks will ever be sexy. But the gadget/techonology/knowledge part of being a geek is definitely getting more popular. Just look around, every popular looking kid is just as awkwardly checking his/her smartphone in as the next geek. 

 

Then again, cIEMs are often associated with musicians, and musicians are basically just uber sexy nerds right? :D 

How about this, next time someone comes up to you, and asks what is in your ear, just reply: "yeah, I'm a  professional musician, and I need these on stage". Then hope they don't ask further questions.

Reminded me the times when you could play a song or two with guitar you would get a girl easily. A few of my friendly classmates asked what are those in your ears, is it some kind of earphone? I quickly explained without giving too much detail since they are really not interested at all. The general reaction I got was this: Well you are a music maniac so it is quite understandable, pay attention to your wallet though.

post #1374 of 2048

Mimouille, I am looking forward to read your impressions about 901 w/ balanced card and SE5way. Will you also get new cables for balanced sound, TRRS terminated if I am not mistaking?

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I am considering it yes...depending on the fact that the 901 is stable enough for me to keep it.
post #1376 of 2048
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I am considering it yes...depending on the fact that the 901 is stable enough for me to keep it.

 

Sounds like the UI is bugging you :(.


Mimou did your ears get sore when wearing the SE5s initially? I mean I had this with the 8As as well. But wondering if it will go away with time. I was wearing them for an hour or more so that could be it. My ears are actually feeling better already with them removed.

post #1377 of 2048
It seems that the ear canal is too big for you Lee. Or that the bend is not perfect.
post #1378 of 2048
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

It seems that the ear canal is too big for you Lee. Or that the bend is not perfect.

 

Yeah I'm not really sure to make of it. Really hope I don't have to opt for a refit :(. But it's not so much the inner part of my ears getting sore (not the deep area). But the outer area getting sensitive after some usage.... We'll see....

post #1379 of 2048
I never had any discomfort with the se5. At least not before 3 or 4 hours and even then. Maybe your ears are just sensitive Lee, so you need frequent breaks.
post #1380 of 2048
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I never had any discomfort with the se5. At least not before 3 or 4 hours and even then. Maybe your ears are just sensitive Lee, so you need frequent breaks.



That could be it. But the thing is with the 8As I was able to wear them for 3 to 4 hours at a time. They'd start getting soar of course. So maybe my ears will adjust. I'll give it a week and see if things change. It was this way with the 8a initially as well. Could not wear them very long. I think having them in my ears restricts blood flow lol. Once I took them out my ears were fine in a few minutes time. No more pain.

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