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Dear Diary,

 

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Last week I commented off-handedly that the D7100 was starting to grow on me. I feel I should elaborate a bit on this, especially as I've been using them for another week thanks to their owner's generosity.

 

In my view, these headphones don't lend themselves to "the audiophile experience." In that respect they're somewhat counterintuitive when approached from that paradigm: they function best not plugged into an external amp, but rather straight from one's source such as a MacBook Pro or DAP. They reward a certain inattention. I've been getting the most out of them by using them as a pseudo-portable of sorts, taking them in to work to listen to in my office or using them for movie watching when I'm at home. My opinion of their sound in general is largely unchanged: still too much bass, too much bellow, too much of an assault on the senses with certain material and more routine, prolonged listening. For those sudden cravings of aural stimulation however, I'm finding they lend themselves to such a task provided one is in the right mood. They occupy the same niche in this hobby as the Edition 9.

 

Their form factor has grown on me as well. I'm still not drawn to them as one is drawn to a beautiful object by any means, however their design has a certain satisfying lunacy to it. It doesn't quite work, but in that sense it works. There's a definite expressiveness and purity of form to be found in its contours, as if one were looking at a concept sketch rendered on a whiteboard, pulled into the third dimension and actualized. As such, a cursory glance in their direction as they rest on my bed's top sheet carries with it a certain familiarity now; it's as though the "hamburger 'phones" have become something of an iconic signifier. They're like Denon's logo. 

 

Having them in-hand, their sturdiness is more readily ascertainable. I most definitely prefer their cable system---with its forgetful jacketing and detachable connectors that click in place with satisfying tactile feedback--- to the former Denon's fixed, twisty nightmare-fodder.

 

For better or worse, I don't really see the D7100 as an audiophile headphone so much as an upscale expression of the celebrity headphone. While it lacks the obvious endorsement, it nevertheless carries with it that certain appeal to a particular "lifestyle," part of a new breed of products I've been seeing with increasing regularity: a certain middle ground between these formerly disparate realms of consumerism.

 

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XoXo

 

Come on... come on MF... you can say it.... just say it... I LIKE THE D7100s!!!!!!!!

 

 

:-p

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Its all relative eke. The very reason that bill was repealed was through incentive (lobbying). Our politicians get paid off to do the bidding of the elite. Its always been that way and it will continue to be so. I don't have pity for our auto-industry because for several years they were taking advantage of this country selling shi##y products figuring they could get away with it. The Japanese automakers offered both quality and affordability. It was only a matter of time.
 

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You too?! LOL

I ordered a Clip Zip with a 64GB microSD... hope it all works out... Right now listening to CDs... I need my MP3s!!!

 

Yeah.  The volume up button on my Cowon D2+ died right after you mentioned you couldn't take you Archos tablet-amajig to work anymore and needed a new player...

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I didn't tell her about it, though. It would have hurt her feelings.

 

Lol, ya think?  Actually, when we think back on the whole courtship phase, I'll bet we even think of the awkward incidents as endearing moments.

 

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what happened to the dodge? 

 

Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

It was an old Neon and it went to charity.

 

As old Neons do...

 

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Here we go...

 

Lol, Muppet was giddy... smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Dear Diary,

 

* * * * * * *

 

Last week I commented off-handedly that the D7100 was starting to grow on me. I feel I should elaborate a bit on this, especially as I've been using them for another week thanks to their owner's generosity.

 

For better or worse, I don't really see the D7100 as an audiophile headphone so much as an upscale expression of the celebrity headphone. While it lacks the obvious endorsement, it nevertheless carries with it that certain appeal to a particular "lifestyle," part of a new breed of products I've been seeing with increasing regularity: a certain middle ground between these formerly disparate realms of consumerism.

 

* * * * * * *

 

XoXo

 

Think you'll end up getting one personally?  If for no other reason just to have as a fun quasi-portable?

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Its all relative eke. The very reason that bill was repealed was through incentive (lobbying). Our politicians get paid off to do the bidding of the elite. Its always been that way and it will continue to be so. I don't have pity for our auto-industry because for several years they were taking advantage of this country selling shi##y products figuring they could get away with it. The Japanese automakers offered both quality and affordability. It was only a matter of time.

 

Right, but it was just substandard products. The financial industry deliberately deceived people to buy into products that were designed to fail. Not to mention investment banks that use money that people deposited in commercial banks to make risky transactions. On top of it all were fast and loose transactions with people's pension funds, etc. In my mind, the auto execs should be fired, and wall street CEOs should be locked up, and the keys melted into folding chairs.
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Right, but it was just substandard products. The financial industry deliberately deceived people to buy into products that were designed to fail. Not to mention investment banks that use money that people deposited in commercial banks to make risky transactions. On top of it all were fast and loose transactions with people's pension funds, etc. In my mind, the auto execs should be fired, and wall street CEOs should be locked up, and the keys melted into folding chairs.

If it's a folding chair that can do 80 MPH, I'm in!
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@MuppetFace, I find it interesting that you created a fursona, as I have friends that have recently asked me to join their wolf pack, which involves much of the same thing. To be honest I told them I respect their interests but am not sure I'd want to owe the level of dedication they ask; half and full moon all night meetings and wearing a wolfs tail (I'm assuming a faux fur ornament) on my bag, as well as joining their "pack." They're friends I see in college every so often, but I just don't wish to change my direction in life for something I don't really beleive in. I'd rather continue to train with my martial arts loving friends.

I did promise to go to one meeting on the next full moon though, which will be interesting.

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If it's a folding chair that can do 80 MPH, I'm in!


;) At least the cargo is safe lol :P.

 


Edited by lee730 - 9/10/12 at 12:39pm
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Yeah.  The volume up button on my Cowon D2+ died right after you mentioned you couldn't take you Archos tablet-amajig to work anymore and needed a new player...


Bummer!!! Hopefully the Clip Zip will suffice and you wont be missing Cowon's audio reproduction (which I read it's good.).

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@MuppetFace, I find it interesting that you created a fursona, as I have friends that have recently asked me to join their wolf pack, which involves much of the same thing. To be honest I told them I respect their interests but am not sure I'd want to owe the level of dedication they ask; half and full moon all night meetings and wearing a wolfs tail (I'm assuming a faux fur ornament) on my bag, as well as joining their "pack." They're friends I see in college every so often, but I just don't wish to change my direction in life for something I don't really beleive in. I'd rather continue to train with my martial arts loving friends.

I did promise to go to one meeting on the next full moon though, which will be interesting.

 

I really, really don't get the furry/therian/otherkin stuff but I think I've reached the live and let live stage with that now though.  Over the years I've done my best to try and be aware of prejudices and think about them so I can get rid of them.  It actually really freaked me out at first.  I had a pretty poor initial reaction to it for some reason.  After a while I was able to think about it logically and just file it away in the category of "things other people like which I don't like."

 

I still don't get it at all, at least the type where you identify strongly with your fursona.  I'm not going to bother trying to list things but I'm not exactly the kind of person who feels he has to stick with socially acceptable or 'mainstream" hobbies or interests either.  There are all kinds of 'fringe' or 'subculture-y' thing that I'm pretty in to or mildly in to.  Even for most things that I'm not in to at all I can at least see how or why someone would be in to it.  With the more 'hardcore' furries I've got no idea at all.  Normal roleplaying I get.  Roleplaying something unusual and outside normal human experience I get.  Roleplaying weird stuff just for the challenge I get.  I can understand liking and/or being turned on by the art even if I don't/aren't.  Personally identifying yourself with a culturally dependent anthropomorphic characterization of an animal is something I don't get at all.  I think some anthropological examination would be interesting though.

 

I could be friends with people like that, hang out and what not, but I don't really think I could join their "pack" if they were the type that strongly identified with a particular fursona and didn't just enjoy roleplaying, liked the art, or something else.  It would just feel too disingenuous to be "pretending" like that.

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  Who wants that?  X-factor 

 

X-factor is big in Kazakhstan.

 

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I'm impatiently waiting for my clip zip...

You too?! LOL
I ordered a Clip Zip with a 64GB microSD... hope it all works out... Right now listening to CDs... I need my MP3s!!!

That should make a great backup place for all my maybe-would-be-listened-in-a-long-time music collection. And the great part is that they're very portable. But I'm still waiting for FiiO is their really going to deliver the X3. Well they are actually going to deliver them, based on what clieOS, and to a lesser extend, bowei, but I'm just waiting like anybody else for how they are going to do it. If I'm not quite satisfied how it turned out, I'll just get the same config as both of ya, a silicone band and strap that to my UHA-4. Boom. Fack fudging about with LODs and stuff (if the X3 doesn't have line-out).
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@MuppetFace, I find it interesting that you created a fursona, as I have friends that have recently asked me to join their wolf pack, which involves much of the same thing. To be honest I told them I respect their interests but am not sure I'd want to owe the level of dedication they ask; half and full moon all night meetings and wearing a wolfs tail (I'm assuming a faux fur ornament) on my bag, as well as joining their "pack." They're friends I see in college every so often, but I just don't wish to change my direction in life for something I don't really beleive in. I'd rather continue to train with my martial arts loving friends.

I did promise to go to one meeting on the next full moon though, which will be interesting.

 

 

Yeah, I'm kind of adverse to the social dimension of the furry fandom. On an individual level, a lot of the people I've met are cool, but in large groups furries can be rather obnoxious. Some of them don't seem to have a respect for personal boundaries, don't seem to practice personal hygiene, disrespect the facilitators who host their conventions, etc. Basically adults acting infantile (sometimes literally...). Since the social dimensions of hobbies and lifestyles are always an important factor for me, I can't really see myself getting that into the fandom as a result. But I still enjoy interacting with my friends who are, and it's fun to re-engineer myself, especially as it crosses over into other interests of mine like mythology and transformations. Plus I'm also fond of aquatic life, predatory females, and characters with jagged, toothy mouths... so it works on a lot of levels for me.

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Bummer!!! Hopefully the Clip Zip will suffice and you wont be missing Cowon's audio reproduction (which I read it's good.).

 

I think it should be about as good, except for lacking the Cowon's DSP engine.  OTOH you can build a version of rockbox for  the clip with "straight" crossfeed which the D2+ doesn't have.  I might do some research for another player later if the Clip doesn't work out as well as I expect for music for some reason.

 

It won't be much of a loss either way. since it was cheap enough and I was wanting to get a separate cheaper DAP just for podcasts anyway.  I'm always messing back and forth with the settings which is annoying   EQ and what not helps for music but I don't need it for podcasts and it drains way more battery.   Constantly building up/breaking down my DAP/amp brick is annoying to.  I usually want the amp for music and sometimes I want to ditch it so I don't have the extra bulk in my pocket getting in the way when I'm doing chores or working on something.

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I still don't get it at all, at least the type where you identify strongly with your fursona. 

 

What is fursona? Is it a good example of fursona?

 

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