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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.

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Ah, like Anakchan's M100 :biggrin: 

 

His swims as well

The Michael Phelps of audio equipment.

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

Good luck!
I'm all ears :D

 

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Warning: rig (Click to show)

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

 

*cough*
 


Episode 4 of SAO II is the most enjoyable so far. Only a bit of BS and lots of pretty things to look at (not including Kiritrap).


Edited by Tom Yum Goong - 7/27/14 at 6:06am
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I have a theory. A good portion of this thread's frequenters live in (or near) the USA, go to work in the morning, return home in the evening, and post here for a bit before going to bed. I, on the other hand, usually sleep in the afternoon and stay up all night. As I slumber, these aforementioned frequenters do most of their posting. I am left with the aftermath, to which I reply diligently...but I miss out on this crucial period of live activity. As a result, for better or worse, I suspect that much of my efforts are left unnoticed by the ones who don't go back and catch up, diminishing my social currency, if you will. Interacting with and being acknowledged by like-minded individuals holds enormous sentimental value, and so, I am presented with a dilemma, or perhaps, just questions. Unfortunately, I'm too tired to flesh them out. I guess I just want to talk more with you guys, and my schedule doesn't seem to coincide with so many of yours...

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I have a theory. A good portion of this thread's frequenters live in (or near) the USA, go to work in the morning, return home in the evening, and post here for a bit before going to bed. I, on the other hand, usually sleep in the afternoon and stay up all night. As I slumber, these aforementioned frequenters do most of their posting. I am left with the aftermath, to which I reply diligently...but I miss out on this crucial period of live activity. As a result, for better or worse, I suspect that much of my efforts are left unnoticed by the ones who don't go back and catch up, diminishing my social currency, if you will. Interacting with and being acknowledged by like-minded individuals holds enormous sentimental value, and so, I am presented with a dilemma, or perhaps, just questions. Unfortunately, I'm too tired to flesh them out. I guess I just want to talk more with you guys, and my schedule doesn't seem to coincide with so many of yours...

Hi.

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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Hi.

 

Hello, Tom. How are you, Tom? XD

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Yeah, Im with Muppet and others. Congested, thick, large size, and on my model, it had sibilance. 

Yeah, I loved the UERM as well. The Kaiser 10 wwere a step up however, but also a major step up in price.

The 400i's are wicked smooth. It's good because of it, but for some hifi-philes, it is lacking a bit because of just how smooth it is as well.

Yeah, I know what you mean by the mid and treble on the 560. I note that EVERYTIME someone asked me about them today. Too peaky at times. Some like detail and a revealing nature, but the 560's weren't ....as well perfected in that range and it really just gets bright at some moments.



Noble Audio and CHORD is at the festival. So yeah, I did listen to them




UE18's were extremellly thick and dark sounding on the demo set. 

Talking with Dan? We basically hung out for the last two days. Everyone that is a staff and vendor literally knows the other. It is socio-professional atmosphere and it works very well.

I listened to the new Mad Dog Pros briefly.

Nope sadly.....but I'll stop by the Hifiman booth again tomorrow to see what else is going on. But yeah, I have rigs and I WANNNNNNTTTT to listen to it so bad right now in my hotel room. But I can't.

Was the K10 through the Hugo only? Just curious.

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For what it's worth, very few of the many dozens of Abyss reviews I've read take issue with the midrange/treble at all.

What makes those few any less important?

And how many of those that did and the rest that didn't were written by people who were not owners and did't get a copy to audition from the manufacturer?
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I have a theory. A good portion of this thread's frequenters live in (or near) the USA, go to work in the morning, return home in the evening, and post here for a bit before going to bed. I, on the other hand, usually sleep in the afternoon and stay up all night. As I slumber, these aforementioned frequenters do most of their posting. I am left with the aftermath, to which I reply diligently...but I miss out on this crucial period of live activity. As a result, for better or worse, I suspect that much of my efforts are left unnoticed by the ones who don't go back and catch up, diminishing my social currency, if you will. Interacting with and being acknowledged by like-minded individuals holds enormous sentimental value, and so, I am presented with a dilemma, or perhaps, just questions. Unfortunately, I'm too tired to flesh them out. I guess I just want to talk more with you guys, and my schedule doesn't seem to coincide with so many of yours...

 

I feel your pain. I normally work 2:30p - 1a daily and sometimes, like today, I pull long shifts like 8a - 1a. I normally feel like I'm out of the loop socially both on the forums and with friends because of how conflicting my schedule can be. And my normal work days are Saturday through Tuesday so I miss out on a lot of weekend events because of it.

 

I try to read through all of the posts, or at the very least skim them, when I have a little free time. So it's not uncommon to see me replying to something from the previous day several pages back.

 

Your efforts don't go unnoticed. We less than three you.

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What makes those few any less important?

And how many of those that did and the rest that didn't were written by people who were not owners and did't get a copy to audition from the manufacturer?

 

They're not less important. That's why I included the qualifier "for what it's worth"...

 

Nearly all the reviews I have on file are ones other than the online magazine type of reviews, ie ones written by owners and auditioners.

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I feel your pain. I normally work 2:30p - 1a daily and sometimes, like today, I pull long shifts like 8a - 1a. I normally feel like I'm out of the loop socially both on the forums and with friends because of how conflicting my schedule can be. And my normal work days are Saturday through Tuesday so I miss out on a lot of weekend events because of it.

 

I try to read through all of the posts, or at the very least skim them, when I have a little free time. So it's not uncommon to see me replying to something from the previous day several pages back.

 

Your efforts don't go unnoticed. We less than three you.

 

Wow, those are brutal hours! People usually reply when I quote them, but often don't reply to things I post that I feel are amusing or informative...and I am tempted to encourage them to check out so-and-so post, but don't want to be rude. (I really hope people see the funny meme I made this morning.)

 

Hey, weren't you the one who mentioned getting together with Spada for a meet or something? (We were talking about playing through Final Fantasy IX together someday.)

 

Your less than three is appreciated. <3

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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.

Hey Micey, I know you're the resident ODAC/O2 champ, but would you mind comparing it to the GO? I've long thought of pickin up the O2/DAC combo but now that I have the GO, I wonder whether it wouldn't be entirely redundant to do so.
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Hello, Tom. How are you, Tom? XD

Get your sleep schedule straight, yo.

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In this case raw amplifier power is not needed to produce continuous SPL's to ear bleeding levels. The AB-1266 is one of least efficient headphones on the market which means it requires more power (or amplifier gain of the source) than most any other headphone in order to play at an equivalent loudness. That being said, within reasonable listening levels resides transients or peaks in the musical information requiring may times the average power level. Here is in part where better electronics will shine, and also where more capable headphone transducers strut their stuff.

For example If the amp runs out of headroom the transient information will not be reproduced accurately per the source, instruments such as horn or piano can sound strident, or dull, basically off of their natural harmonic structure. There are problems in varying levels and frequency bands within all playback system chains and speakers/headphones that cause harmonic information to be altered. Listeners become accustomed to these distortions of sound, so when you hear music without these distortions it may at first sound wrong or unimpressive. However given time whereby you listen to a variety of music you begin to better understand, and going back in time to what you listened to in the past would prove this to be the case.

There is a definite individual learning curve to all of this that spans a lifetime.


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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.
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Hey Micey, I know you're the resident ODAC/O2 champ, but would you mind comparing it to the GO? I've long thought of pickin up the O2/DAC combo but now that I have the GO, I wonder whether it wouldn't be entirely redundant to do so.

 

I'm pretty sure he already mentioned them being better(if slightly) to the ODAC/O2 on several occasions.

Also, how are the CKR9? Dat amazing treble energy!

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@SAO ep4 : Now that was a 180 turn in quality.

 

Kirito is actually a good player for once, although I can't say the whole "lol I have a lightsaber XD" thing is any good.

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