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post #120481 of 157316
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

 

Yea, I get that it's a device to show how "smart" our detective is, but that specialized knowledge stye of thinking doesn't really give it that impact some logic games can.

And frankly, it's a device used everywhere, which does get monotonous over time :<

Finding all these connections between these myths takes a bit of brainpower, but I know what you mean.
I still like him quiet a bit. His backstory is interesting and this whole summer theme is pretty neat :3

post #120482 of 157316
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Finding all these connections between these myths takes a bit of brainpower, but I know what you mean.
I still like him quiet a bit. His backstory is interesting and this whole summer theme is pretty neat :3

 

I do like him best. More so than our rather stereotypical young antagonist characters. 

 

Then again, I am biased towards cool old men :>. Their aura just screams...well, don't want to sound corny here, but badassery :D.

post #120483 of 157316

Such a talented guy... With such bad headphones... ;_;

post #120484 of 157316
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

 

I do like him best. More so than our rather stereotypical young antagonist characters. 

 

Then again, I am biased towards cool old men :>. Their aura just screams...well, don't want to sound corny here, but badassery :D.

Yup. Lisa comes in second (at least for me).

:wink_face: 
 


Six minutes into the new SAO episode.....
What is with this stupid trap nonsense?!
It doesn't add anything to the story and it's not even remotely funny.
Why?


Edited by Tom Yum Goong - 7/27/14 at 4:39am
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I haven't seen much/any airing season talk, outside of SAO. What's the deal?!

Aldnoah.Zero Ep4 (Click to show)
This episode was a bit on the tame side, in comparison to its' predecessors. I guess the cast isn't as wide as in Game of Thrones - can't afford to kill off a handful each week and still have enough to play with afterwards.
 
The other God (I won't yet call him True, that'd be heresy against Tatusgod!) has some serious military talent. I am loving the tactics he is putting together to take out the overwhelmingly powerful Martian Kataphrakt. Reminds me of a major premise in NGNL: Humans are weak, and the wisdom gained from that knowledge is their greatest strength.
 
Word. This show is killer.


MAHOU ... *ahem* Tatsugod spoilers (Click to show)
Did he just show emotion? All aboard the sis-con! ... 
 
I'm actually starting to enjoy the story more and more as this arc progresses. They are taking a while to get to it, but the corruption is obviously widespread. I just really hope all the buildup is going to commence in some kind of epic war, be it of attrition or otherwise. I don't know, I guess I just want to see God in real combat. 



I haven't seen SAO yet, I watch that and Akame ga Kill! on Sunday's with my roommate. I've been trying pretty hard to avoid spoilers. So far, so good.

Speaking of Akame ga Kill, that one is showing quite a bit of promise. I wouldn't be able to place it above Zankyou no Terror, but aside from that I don't think I could really rank the current airing season. Zankyou, Tokyo Ghoul, Aldnoah, and Akame... Such a powerhouse of a season.
Edited by Spada05 - 7/27/14 at 4:47am
post #120486 of 157316
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

 


Six minutes into the new SAO episode.....
What is with this stupid trap nonsense?!
It doesn't add anything to the story and it's not even remotely funny.
Why?

I neet to convert more people to join the trap loving train :3

post #120487 of 157316
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Originally Posted by Spada05 View Post

I haven't seen much/any airing season talk, outside of SAO. What's the deal?!

I'm clearing my infinitely long backlog.

 

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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

 


Six minutes into the new SAO episode.....
What is with this stupid trap nonsense?!
It doesn't add anything to the story and it's not even remotely funny.
Why?

I neet to convert more people to join the trap loving train :3

Come to the trap side...

post #120488 of 157316
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Originally Posted by Spada05 View Post

I haven't seen much/any airing season talk, outside of SAO. What's the deal?!
  Aldnoah.Zero Ep4 (Click to show)
This episode was a bit on the tame side, in comparison to its' predecessors. I guess the cast isn't as wide as in Game of Thrones - can't afford to kill off a handful each week and still have enough to play with afterwards.
 
The other God (I won't yet call him True, that'd be heresy against Tatusgod!) has some serious military talent. I am loving the tactics he is putting together to take out the overwhelmingly powerful Martian Kataphrakt. Reminds me of a major premise in NGNL: Humans are weak, and the wisdom gained from that knowledge is their greatest strength.
 
Word. This show is killer.
  MAHOU ... *ahem* Tatsugod spoilers (Click to show)
Did he just show emotion? All aboard the sis-con! ... 
 
I'm actually starting to enjoy the story more and more as this arc progresses. They are taking a while to get to it, but the corruption is obviously widespread. I just really hope all the buildup is going to commence in some kind of epic war, be it of attrition or otherwise. I don't know, I guess I just want to see God in real combat. 



I haven't seen SAO yet, I watch that and Akame ga Kill! on Sunday's with my roommate. I've been trying pretty hard to avoid spoilers. So far, so good.

Speaking of Akame ga Kill, that one is showing quite a bit of promise. I wouldn't be able to place it above Zankyou no Terror, but aside from that I don't think I could really rank the current airing season. Zankyou, Tokyo Ghoul, Aldnoah, and Akame... Such a powerhouse of a season.


Nah, despite of how much I am liking Akame, Aldnoah, Hamatora, Hanayamata, Barakamon, Locoduru, Glasslip, Nobunaga Concerto, etc, my current No.1 of this season's new shows is Nozaki-kun~~

post #120489 of 157316
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Originally Posted by kn19h7 View Post
 

The latter one, not interested in that anyway. But main problem is that such quizzes rely mainly on highly specialized knowledge instead of thinking skill, which is kind of boring from a third person view.

 

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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

Yea, I get that it's a device to show how "smart" our detective is, but that specialized knowledge stye of thinking doesn't really give it that impact some logic games can.

And frankly, it's a device used everywhere, which does get monotonous over time :<

 

This is kind of like how The Simpsons makes references much of their audience are too young to understand.

 

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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Nope.
And if I had the money to upgrade any piece of my rig, it would be my IEMs. DAPs don't change the SQ as much as the headphones/IEMs do IMO.
But since I'm really happy with my SM64, and the next big step up in SQ would cost like twice the money I paid for the Earsonics, I don't see myself upgrading my rig anytime soon.
Right now I'm more in the market for a nice turntable or a desktop rig.

 

Oh. I upgraded this piece of my rig...

 

 

...and this piece of my rig...

 

 

...but then this happened:

 

 

...so I had to really step up my tech to get the results I wanted.

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

Beat that, Godzilla!

 

 

And they lived happily ever after...

 

 

XD

post #120490 of 157316
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post


I should have worded that more succinctly. You need an amp with sufficient power and an appropriate sound signature for it to excel. Reviewers for the Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold (which is the amp most often mentioned as an ideal pairing) have so many mixed opinions. Some are awestruck by the combo, while others (including the person I linked to who compared it with another setup) feel it is lackluster. All I am saying is that if you only listen to a headphone on one or two setups, your experience of it will be limited.

On another note (correct me if I'm wrong), driving a headphone to sufficient volume and driving it to its maximum potential of sound quality are two separate things. I mean, you can crank plenty of them to deafening levels without further amplification; that doesn't mean they won't benefit from it.

Judging from a phone conversation with Joe Skubinski (of which one topic included suitable portable and full-size amps), it seems they need more than necessary to be maxed-out. (He also went over technical stuff I don't remember and, when talking about volts, watts, and so on, more or less implied that you need something at least as powerful as the Liquid Gold to get the best sound.)

I don't believe you have told me: what is your favorite headphone rig in terms of sound?
Again, you're quoting the manufacturer. More likely than not they're going to be biased towards something about their product.

9 watts of power will get the Abyss up to 126 dB SPL, that's as loud as an airplane on a runway and nearing the threshold of pain. I can pretty much guarantee that unless you're deaf, no one is going to listen to music that loud. There should be absolutely no reason to need a minimum of 9 W of power, that's insaiyan and ridiculous.

If loud doesn't mean drive, then what does? What exactly defines "drive"? If a headphone is not being "driven," then it is "parked." Thus if a headphone is loud, is that not being "driven?" If the amp has a non-linear response with the specified headphones, then of course the headphone is going to sound "uneven," but by no means does that it mean it's not being "driven" properly. More power ≠ linearity.


But yes I agree that listening to a headphone on different rigs can be beneficial.



And nope, you haven't asked yet. : p

It really depends on the application in which I'm using the headphone. If I'm using it around public places where background noise is prominent, then I prefer a more U-shaped sound signature since i tend to listen to more electronic or rock music on-the-go. In a quiet area, I prefer a more detailed, airy, and smooth sound signature since I listen to a lot more music genres. V-MODA M-100 covers my on-the-go need, the SRS-2170 my quiet one. The K 701, and now the K 240 M are my midrange monitoring headphones and quick setup/within arm's reach kind of headphones. I rarely use earphones since they're uncomfortable to me; foam makes my ear canals moist and disgusting, silicone makes them itchy.

The UERMs, were I to get them, would for sure replace the M-100 since it offers the signature I like in a quiet environment for the most part, while having ~25 dB of noise isolation.

Likewise for DACs and amps, I prefer something that works with a variety of gear while being objective about the design process. The ODAC/O2 perfectly meet those criteria, and likewise for the Light Harmonic Geek Out. It's not surprising to me that people who own the GO compare it favourably to other high-end stuff, just like the ODAC/O2.
post #120491 of 157316
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Again, you're quoting the manufacturer. More likely than not they're going to be biased towards something about their product.

9 watts of power will get the Abyss up to 126 dB SPL, that's as loud as an airplane on a runway and nearing the threshold of pain. I can pretty much guarantee that unless you're deaf, no one is going to listen to music that loud. There should be absolutely no reason to need a minimum of 9 W of power, that's insaiyan and ridiculous.

If loud doesn't mean drive, then what does? What exactly defines "drive"? If a headphone is not being "driven," then it is "parked." Thus if a headphone is loud, is that not being "driven?" If the amp has a non-linear response with the specified headphones, then of course the headphone is going to sound "uneven," but by no means does that it mean it's not being "driven" properly. More power ≠ linearity.

But yes I agree that listening to a headphone on different rigs can be beneficial.

And nope, you haven't asked yet. : p

It really depends on the application in which I'm using the headphone. If I'm using it around public places where background noise is prominent, then I prefer a more U-shaped sound signature since i tend to listen to more electronic or rock music on-the-go. In a quiet area, I prefer a more detailed, airy, and smooth sound signature since I listen to a lot more music genres. V-MODA M-100 covers my on-the-go need, the SRS-2170 my quiet one. The K 701, and now the K 240 M are my midrange monitoring headphones and quick setup/within arm's reach kind of headphones. I rarely use earphones since they're uncomfortable to me; foam makes my ear canals moist and disgusting, silicone makes them itchy.

The UERMs, were I to get them, would for sure replace the M-100 since it offers the signature I like in a quiet environment for the most part, while having ~25 dB of noise isolation.

Likewise for DACs and amps, I prefer something that works with a variety of gear while being objective about the design process. The ODAC/O2 perfectly meet those criteria, and likewise for the Light Harmonic Geek Out. It's not surprising to me that people who own the GO compare it favourably to other high-end stuff, just like the ODAC/O2.

 

Well, I thought amplification did more than simply increase the volume. So many reviews I've read talked about how amping certain headphones makes them sound better at the same volume level. Ironically, I saw some comments by one or two people about the Liquid Gold not being loud enough (even at max volume) with the Abyss and other stuff in the chain. I don't recall the details.

 

The M-100 makes me want to go do extreme sports like snowboarding!


Edited by Music Alchemist - 7/27/14 at 5:17am
post #120492 of 157316
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 I rarely use earphones since they're uncomfortable to me; foam makes my ear canals moist and disgusting, silicone makes them itchy.

The UERMs, were I to get them, would for sure replace the M-100 since it offers the signature I like in a quiet environment for the most part, while having ~25 dB of noise isolation.
 

Get ortofon tips for silicon needs. They've been my favorite for about half a year now. They're the only silicone buds I'll use. 

post #120493 of 157316
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The M-100 makes me want to go do extreme sports like snowboarding!

Ah, like Anakchan's M100 :biggrin: 

 

His swims as well

post #120494 of 157316
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

Ah, like Anakchan's M100 :biggrin: 

 

His swims as well

 

Yeah, I saw that, hehe. They're just built so well and look so cool! I'd get them as my next purchase if I wasn't going for something more neutral.

post #120495 of 157316
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Ah, like Anakchan's M100 :biggrin: 

 

His swims as well

The Michael Phelps of audio equipment.

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