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Great 70's band...rediscovered this recently doing Netfilx catch up on old Dr Who episodes. My 16 year old loves these, watching them with her (for her the 2nd or 3rd time through). I was knocked out; they built a whole episode on this song (get to feel cool instead of old when I can explain the reference/joke to my teen daughter smily_headphones1.gif)


OK, time for iem isolation test (otherwise known as "mowing the lawn")
Edited by doctorjazz - 5/4/14 at 8:49am
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one last music post (for now, anyway)...a friend posted this on Facebook, Lady Day, dig the timing of her singing, the catch of her voice (and the swinging band). If you like some modern singers (Madeline Peyroux comes to mind quickly), dig the source...

Edited by doctorjazz - 5/4/14 at 8:53am
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nah, the im50s are black, no cool red color!  but apparently less intrusive bass than the im70s and

less detail, but rock for EDM... are the im70s worth 120 buckaroos to you doctor jazz or anyone else

who has them?  I'm digging the re700s which after burn in are very musical and a great phone for

rock and EDM....musical with some detail...and 32ohm, sound great right out of portable sources....

 

by the way, you should all experience of analogue musicality of NOS dacs, non oversamplking

old style phillips chips that have less of a digital sound are more of a coherent brain friendly sound.

you can get them on ebay, but no portables currently exist other than the Muse 1543 which is only

about 60$.  my buddy Ben at MOJO audio upgrades the capacitors and output stage and makes them

really sing for not much more and they really have a great sound that is different from dragonfly, GOUT

etc.  worth discovering!

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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post

nah, the im50s are black, no cool red color!  but apparently less intrusive bass than the im70s and
less detail, but rock for EDM... are the im70s worth 120 buckaroos to you doctor jazz or anyone else
who has them?  I'm digging the re700s which after burn in are very musical and a great phone for
rock and EDM....musical with some detail...and 32ohm, sound great right out of portable sources....

by the way, you should all experience of analogue musicality of NOS dacs, non oversamplking
old style phillips chips that have less of a digital sound are more of a coherent brain friendly sound.
you can get them on ebay, but no portables currently exist other than the Muse 1543 which is only
about 60$.  my buddy Ben at MOJO audio upgrades the capacitors and output stage and makes them
really sing for not much more and they really have a great sound that is different from dragonfly, GOUT
etc.  worth discovering!

The IM70 IS bass heavy, again didn't like them with lesser amplification, even X3/National didn't cut it. GO100 and Ray Samuels able to put bass in its place, makes it an enjoyable ism, but that makes it less desirable for throwing in a bag and going about your business with a lesser source. Powered appropriately, though, it really sounds nice for rock, music with drive (i'd bet for ddm)
Speaking of sources, for those looking for inexpensive, good player (imo), I'm enjoying the Samsung YP-G70, the 5 inch screen iPod Touch wannabe, using the Neutron music player, which sounds great (better than stock, found it better sounding on previousl phones than Poweramp, though Poweramp is more user friendly, and Neutron seems to slow phone down, so I ultimately removed both of them (use DAPs for music mostly, anyway). On a Geek thread someone recommended PlayerPro, which I never tried, think I'll use the trial version, seems to at least have a nice UI. Right now, since I don't have all the phone stuff on the Samsung player, so it's very fast. I'd say for the current discounted prices, <$100 in a number of places (think I spent about $60), it's a better buy than a Clip (though it's not as small and cute). I see there are sites with rooting info, going to check that out at some point. I'm sure it's no iBasso DX90, but it sounds pretty good to me with Neutron (add $5 for Neutron).
Sounds worthwhile getting a Muse for about $60, compare it to the other stuff in house and coming. I'd be interested in sending it to MOJO-how would I work it? Have it sent directly there (after letting them know, of course(, get it at home and contact them to send it from here? How much, about, is it, do you know? Inquiring minds and all that. Have the Muse in my eBay watch list as of now, along with the Oppo DVD 970HD I'm bidding on that I figure should make a decent transport to feed the DA in my Peachtree preamp/DA (or another DA).
Whew, gotta go, street fair in town, Spring Fling, my wife volunteered us for a booth, later...
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

New Discovery.. Narmoo's newest is a doozy..



http://www.head-fi.org/t/717275/narmoos-new-s1-dual-dynamic-supremus#post_10516653 

More budget goodness! Looks like I'll be busy for the rest of the month! biggrin.gif


Edit: Or not considering I'll need forwarding and extra. That is a really good deal though
Edited by Exesteils - 5/4/14 at 12:58pm
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Gotta hear this-Dogwalk/Lawn mower discoveries:


Now, if you are interested in an entry point for free jazz, this is early Ornette Coleman. Despite being the beginnings of what they call "free jazz", it is hoppy, cheerful, a good way to dip one's toes in the water of the "new thing" (hard to know what to call this stuff...something from the 1950's and 60's stopped being "new" or "avante gard" ages ago...)



The bass player for Ornette, Charlie Haden, has a daughter who's done stuff I've posted, here's one that positively floats...


She started out in a Power Punk band,That Dog,,, and you know I'm a sucker for Power Punk!!!



In an attempt to reestablish my indie cred...know the LP version of this tune by Pere Ubu, what a version on David Sanborn's old TV show!





"And We Bid You Goodnight"


(as an aside, in isolation competition, the long time champion, Etymotic Research ER4P, is still champ, beating out the Doppio, Heaven V, and the Monster Earth Wind and Fire in making the mowing enjoyable!!!)

(Aside #2-WKCR.org is having its annual country music festival...if you like country music at all, or are curious about classic country, great place to hear some great stuff!)
Tune in starting 12pm this Sunday for WKCR's annual Country Music Festival! This year's theme is Texas Country, so expect to hear music by country music legends such as Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings, but also by lesser-known artists hailing from the Lone Star state. Listeners will have the opportunity to learn more about the state's vibrant regional scenes, with segments dedicated to the music of Austin, Lubbock, and Luckenbach, as well as to various musical sub-genres, from Western Swing to Border Country. The festival will conclude on Tuesday night with an 8-hour tribute to honor the music and memory of George Jones, who passed away last year.
Edited by doctorjazz - 5/4/14 at 4:46pm
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Darn, had a bid in for Oppo DV970HD to use as a transport, top bid for the past few days. I knew someone would pounce the last minute, was watching, still couldn't get in fast enough to beat the 15 second bids that topped my highest bit, crap, back to the drawing board.
At least my off againon again Sqeezrbox is on tonight, have a source for my stereo. Back to the bidding wars, it's a jungle out there confused_face.gif
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Gotta hear this-Dogwalk/Lawn mower discoveries:


Now, if you are interested in an entry point for free jazz, this is early Ornette Coleman. Despite being the beginnings of what they call "free jazz", it is hoppy, cheerful, a good way to dip one's toes in the water of the "new thing" (hard to know what to call this stuff...something from the 1950's and 60's stopped being "new" or "avante gard" ages ago...)



The bass player for Ornette, Charlie Haden, has a daughter who's done stuff I've posted, here's one that positively floats...


She started out in a Power Punk band,That Dog,,, and you know I'm a sucker for Power Punk!!!



In an attempt to reestablish my indie cred...know the LP version of this tune by Pere Ubu, what a version on David Sanborn's old TV show!





"And We Bid You Goodnight"


(as an aside, in isolation competition, the long time champion, Etymotic Research ER4P, is still champ, beating out the Doppio, Heaven V, and the Monster Earth Wind and Fire in making the mowing enjoyable!!!)

(Aside #2-WKCR.org is having its annual country music festival...if you like country music at all, or are curious about classic country, great place to hear some great stuff!)
Tune in starting 12pm this Sunday for WKCR's annual Country Music Festival! This year's theme is Texas Country, so expect to hear music by country music legends such as Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings, but also by lesser-known artists hailing from the Lone Star state. Listeners will have the opportunity to learn more about the state's vibrant regional scenes, with segments dedicated to the music of Austin, Lubbock, and Luckenbach, as well as to various musical sub-genres, from Western Swing to Border Country. The festival will conclude on Tuesday night with an 8-hour tribute to honor the music and memory of George Jones, who passed away last year.


You mention some good music above.  Loved the Petra Goes to the Movies album from last year. Pere Ubu, saw them a bunch of times starting in '79.  You do know they started a few years after Devo in Ohio. Somewhere in my record collection I have the Datapanik In The Year Zero ep, released in  '78, that was the first time I heard them.  And who can't resist "Let's take the skinheads bowling" by Camper Van...

Frisell and Ornette Coleman can never go wrong.

 

Cheers.


Edited by Carlsan - 5/4/14 at 7:29pm
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Thanks, glad you enjoyed them, have fun posting these things. Petra Goes to the Movies is a great album, love the one she did before as much or more, when she covers "The Who Sell Out" accapella. Pere Ubu are just out there, saw them as well, one of the strangest shows I've seen (Arto Lindsay is in the same ballpark). Love that they came from the midwest, probably had to do with the lack of irony in the presentation, this was just who they were! Camper...are just fun, one of these "bad" bands I love to listen to (the Holy Modal Rounders fall into the same category, not for musical perfectionists, but have a spirit and exuberance that make them so much fun. Having a blast, great to hear from a fellow afficianato of oddball music
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LOVE IT! And finally have a big enough hard drive in it to store all of my music. It's super fast. 3tb hard drive. And the body is so thin and lean. The screen is gorgeous.

Hahaha, that definitely persuades me to at least experiment a mac in a best buy store.

 

Thanks for your opinion, I might purchase one when I see no reason to use my desktop for gaming any longer.

 

 

 

Wow, wait, you have a 3tb hard drive that goes incredibly fast while having a beautiful screen+body?

 

Oh right, this is actually something I CAN buy, since I have never bought an inbuilt computer/monitor.

 

Thanks for the reminder eric, time for me to eye that beaut. :beerchug:

 

 

 

And how are those pandora hope VI going?

 

Any new insights from them, or are they burning in?

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Has anyone tried the new(ish) ocharaku donguri? they are selling for 15000 yen in japan right now and are well within the realm of lower budget discoveries. also, they look super good imo


here's a little video on them:


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Donguri is super old yo. I think only Muppetface has heard them. I remember her sayin that it was more natural sounding than the Flat-4 family but lost out in resolution or something
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So a gracious head-fier has sent to me for an extensive listening session the highly coveted and TOTL 1Plus2 universal hybrid IEM. I've had it for a few days now (with the custom uber cable). I don't know where I will put my more extensive impressions of it yet, but I thought this would be a good spot to give some brief impressions. Where I am at with this IEM right now is that the bass is stunning to my ears. It's tight, natural sounding with an excellent timbre. The overall sound of the 1Plus2 is quite pleasing too, and I would say it is one of the best universal IEMs I've heard (and probably the best hybrid I've heard). Yet, for a $1,500 USD earphone, it falls significantly short of my expectations. In fact, sans the bass, an A/B comparison last night against my 1964 EARS V6 revealed an overall more pleasant and more detailed sound signature coming from my custom, which retails for around $600 USD. Yes, overall to my ears, the V6 equaled the 1Plus2 in sound quality, although the signatures are a bit different (i.e. the 1Plus2 is a bit warmish compared to the V6, but the V6's mids are more detailed and the overall sound stage is wider than the 1Plus2). The V6 simply has a fuller sound, and the mids are far more detailed. The bass wins in clarity and sounding more natural in the 1Plus2, but the V6 (first version) actually goes deeper in the sub bass while still maintaining a more neutral signature. Let me add that my V6 is connected to a custom silver-plated BTG cable, so that would push the cost up to about $700. What has this taught me? We read quite a bit on head-fi about the law of diminishing returns and such, but now I know what I always suspected. Paying near or over $1K for a universal or custom earphone doesn't guarantee you will are purchasing the best sound quality your money can buy. And more economically-friendly (not necessarily budget-friendly) audio companies aren't just making mid-tier sound quality products to match their friendlier prices. In fact, companies like 1964 EARS are shooting above mid-tier quality for the money, and many of these products rival some of the top tier audio products - cost wise - that are out here today. To me, that makes lower-costing products top-tier too. Yes, welcome to the age of Blurred Lines in the personal audiophile products industry. Happy Listening! :beerchug:


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