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^ Looks like Panasonic RP-HTX7 somewhat.

 

I think I may unsubscribe from the RedGiant thread now. The last thing I want to do is get involved in a debate about the ASG-1.

You know, you might be right!  thank you, now my investigation got a lot easier....

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aerial7 chopper2 headphones

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030C96WS/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=wireless&psc=1

 

Aerial7_Chopper2-Headphone.jpg

 

 

Yes, I am the man. 

 

 

 

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MuppetFace, I posted a song on the redgiant thread. Could you check it out please?

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MuppetFace, I posted a song on the redgiant thread. Could you check it out please?

 

Thank you, thank you......you are the man...this is it! "Aerial7 Chopper Heaphones Pharaoh"


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MuppetFace, I posted a song on the redgiant thread. Could you check it out please?

 

Sure thing.

 

Like I said in the thread though, I get the idea behind the mids being voiced a certain way for vocalists. However I feel the echo is a design flaw and thus can't be explained away by saying it was designed for a specific group. The echo stems from the shell material, and I don't think the shell material was chosen specifically for vocalists. Instead I think the midrange's tuning merely compounds the problem, but doesn't cause it. If that makes sense.

 

It's the echo that makes the ASG-1 sound too unnatural for me personally.

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Thank you, thank you......you are the man...this is it! "Aerial7 Chopper Heaphones Pharaoh"

 

biggrin.gif Thank chrislangley4253

post #5856 of 15119
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BTW... I'm still stumped...

 

1) Ultrasone Signature Pros

2) Audio Technica 3000ANV

3) Audio Technica W1000X

 

Since the only amps I have now are the Icon HDP and the c421, I guess the 3000ANV are out?

 

Thanks.

 

(btw, just looking for "closed" phones... )

 

Maybe some modded T50RPs.  There just aren't too many good closed headphones and the ones that do exist are pretty expensive.  Maybe the JVC DX1000.  I think that's still in production.  If you can double your budget and make due with a cheaper amp or a transformer box a Stax 4070 could be worth a look.  They're out of production though so you'll have scrounge for a used one.

 

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Hmm. When you do something, or a human does something, you can say 'you' or 'one' to that. Well, in Sweden, the 'you'/'one' is actually 'man'. "One has to look out for oneself.." would be "Man has to look out for manself". Are you with me so far?

 

Well, there has been a feminist writer who wrote a novel, changing 'man' for 'woman' throughout the whole novel. "Woman has to look out for womanself.." - kind of language. I tried reading it, and it was just a mess at first, but became very understandable after a while. This means to me that we are very able to change words like that, however confusing it may be at first.

 

Speaking of 'they'/'their', it really came as a surprise to me that one can do that in english when I first heard about it. I'm 32, and last time we had english in school was when I was 17. So, during 15 years I hadn't known of this. It just came to me last fall that people can actually use 'they' for singuralis purposes.

 

I don't find it too hard to get used to invented slang/vocabulary in a work of fiction and I usually like it when fantasy/sci-fi works include that sort of thing since it lends a good deal of verisimilitude and immersion.  I don't find it carrying over to RL though.  That's a lot more of a mental leap.  I haven't started cursing like I'm a cew member of the Serenity or Galactica yet.

 

"You" and "one" are gender neutral but I don't think they work well for that kind of thing.  "You" usually comes of as too personal, especially in writing.  A lot of general statements come off as sounding as imperative or accusatory when they're not meant to be and can cause misunderstandings because it's not always clear who the "you" is referring to.  OTOH, I think "one" just kind of sounds somewhere between old fashioned and snooty and/or condescending sometimes.  It almost seems like you're talking past the other person.  I use "you" like that in verbal conversation where other clues will give the correct context and correction is nearly instant if necessary but if I catch myself I don't use it that way in writing.  I never liked using "one" as a pronoun.  I usually don't need to when talking since "you" will usually work.  In writing I'll just rephrase everything until I don't need it anymore.

 

There's no official organization that makes decisions on what's grammatically correct or incorrect in English but the singular "they" used to be considered wrong a lot more than it is now.  It's become pretty popular these days.  There are probably still some grammar Nazis who won't shut up about it being wrong.

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Maybe some modded T50RPs.  There just aren't too many good closed headphones and the ones that do exist are pretty expensive.  Maybe the JVC DX1000.  I think that's still in production.  If you can double your budget and make due with a cheaper amp or a transformer box a Stax 4070 could be worth a look.  They're out of production though so you'll have scrounge for a used one.

 

 

From what I've read, the T50RPs are pretty much hit or miss... there's so much "unevenness" between mods that shelling out 300 to $700 in a modded one makes me nervous... Stax, well, THEY LOOK HUGE!!!! LOL and also they need a dedicated amp... I would much prefer to have something a bit more "portable" just in case I use it at the office. Also, too "expensive" for me right now. Seems Audiocube has those JVCs... What advantages would those have over the Signature Pros or the Audio Technicas (and the Denon D5000s I already have.?)

 

 

Thanks!

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*cough* Soooo...

 

I've finally managed to post my full TH900 impressions here.

 

Took me long enough!

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From what I've read, the T50RPs are pretty much hit or miss... there's so much "unevenness" between mods that shelling out 300 to $700 in a modded one makes me nervous... Stax, well, THEY LOOK HUGE!!!! LOL and also they need a dedicated amp... I would much prefer to have something a bit more "portable" just in case I use it at the office. Also, too "expensive" for me right now. Seems Audiocube has those JVCs... What advantages would those have over the Signature Pros or the Audio Technicas (and the Denon D5000s I already have.?)

 

There are a lot of different ways to mod a T50RP so paying sound unheard can be a bad idea but if you can do it yourself or make it to a meet or something and find one you like it's worth considering.

 

I haven't heard the DX1000s or the 4070s.  I was just throwing the names out there for look into yourself and see what you thought.  I could give you some info about modding a T50RP if your interested in that.

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Well, it's been about 3 hours with the Heaven-S, and if I have to be 100% honest, on SQ alone I'd take these over the EX1000s. The midrange on the Heavens is quite simply stunning. Transparency & texture are very impressive, too. Hats off to FAD, the FI-BA-SB, to these ears, is a truly remarkable phone.


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*cough* Soooo...

 

I've finally managed to post my full TH900 impressions here.

 

Took me long enough!

 

Just finished it.  Good stuff.  I love your reviews.

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Well, it's been about 3 hours with the Heaven-S, and if I have to be 100% honest, on SQ alone I'd take these over the EX1000s. The midrange on the Heavens is quite simply stunning. Transparency & texture are very impressive, too. Hats off to FAD, the FI-BA-SB, to these ears, is a truly remarkable phone.

 

Since you like the Heaven S so much, is the AKG 3003 still staying? I am looking to get some cheaper iems too, and the Heaven C and Heaven S looks very interesting to me.

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^ Yes, the K3003 is staying, and I enjoy it every bit as much as before. The ES3X is staying, too, but I cannot say my $850 custom ES3X offers better SQ than the Heaven-S, not to these ears -- at least not at this stage (though I haven't A/B'd both). On a couple of string quartets I tested, I even preferred the Heavens over the AKGs. However, taking into account the different sub-genres we find in classical music, plus all other music genres I listen to, and differences in recording & mastering quality, the K3003 remains the best sounding phone I have.

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There's no official organization that makes decisions on what's grammatically correct or incorrect in English but the singular "they" used to be considered wrong a lot more than it is now.  It's become pretty popular these days.  There are probably still some grammar Nazis who won't shut up about it being wrong.

 

"They" is an easy out - I use it myself - but please don't resort to ad hominem. I know at least one descriptivist linguist I respect greatly who dislikes the usage. Prescriptivists, their opposite, are as close to fascism as language scholarship can get, if writing an essay tut-tutting your grammar is fascism.

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I'm with you there as well

And there to, I think Bronie is really a male only term... in addition a few of the Radio Stations I listen to like to hate on Bronies... this of course being directed to male fans... as making fun of a female fan of My Little Pony Friend Ship is Magic would be pretty assine!

 

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Oh, don't get me wrong, I mean, if you put up a Bugs Bunny, Roadrunner, Popeye, etc. cartoon,

I'll probably stay glued to the TV watching cause I really like those characters... but... maybe it's

just me... but... Ponies?!? Colors used are kind of "girly", settings and plot also (in comparison to the cartoons I just mentioned)

which is why I mentioned that "pedophile" angle... lol ;-) 

 

Also, all those toys you mentioned seems to be "gender-specific" too...

It's really a small percentage of males that collect Dolls... trains, R/C, etc... I don't find a problem with them...

 

I guess it's just that I believe that show is geared toward females/girls and not boys?

(even though it is just a cartoon...)... I don't know...

 

I don't consider myself a "machista" (don't know if there's a word in English for that)... I mean, I'm pro

equality and all of that stuff so it's not like I'm narrow-minded but, again, I don't get why being such fans...

Could it be just ppl following a trend or fad?

Could it be pretentious ppl just trying to be different?

Could guys REALLY, REALLY like this sub-par show?

 

Not sure...

 

I do think that brony is perhaps in some cases being used in a gender neutral sense. Brony seems not to be just a catch-all term describing male fans of the show, but rather it seems to refer specifically to the unlikely fandom / community that has sprung up around the show. I think it would be legitimate to describe a 18+ aged female fan of the show as a brony, but it would be more problematic describing a young girl who enjoys the show on their own terms as a brony.

 

The trouble is that the brony fandom has huge internal contradictions that make this kind of thing difficult, and I saw a lot of this when I went to that brony meet in the cinema on the weekend. Arguably, the brony community enjoys the show un-ironically - there is a genuine embrace of the values and themes of the show and a celebration of the innocence in the show, and the core values are worthy enough - friendship, co-operation, kindness, etc.

 

At the same time though there is naturally a degree of irony in the fandom because this celebration is being  done in opposition to normal social values which would find this demographic's fandom of the show either effeminate, juvenile or even paedophillic. At all times there is an awareness that the fandom is not the original target audience, though in recent episodes there have been more than a few 'fan-service' moments for that group. The spread of brony fandom is very much an exercise in political identity, or a kind of aggressive innocence where the members are willing to undergo a degree of possible risk of ridicule or rejection in order to support a core set of ethical principles or some central dogma. Even the term 'brony' implies a kind of political solidarity, which in conjunction with the theme of friendship in the show seems to suggest that the show lends itself naturally to the formation of community. You can see the operation of this kind of political identity in the way that the MLP fandom has not restricted itself to a particular forum, but rather has spread itself to many corners of the internet. It resembles, as most hardcore fandoms do in many ways, an organised religion.

 

I can be almost 100% sure that if it wasn't for these bright colours or childlish/girly nature of the show, the MLP fandom would not have developed. This is not to say that the members of the show like bright colours or are in any way effeminate. At the my little pony meet I went to, most people turned up in relatively casual clothing; a far cry from the anime or furry conventions I've attended - there was none of the same degree of experimentation with gender or physical identity. What I am saying is that the community has developed precisely because enjoyment of the show can only take place in the context of active opposition to the expected normal behaviour from a group of adult males (and females). They have all put themselves in a position of social vulnerability, and then formed a community around an ethos of friendship.

 

So as much as a brony might declare an innocent enjoyment of the show on its own merits, there is very much a second, more political layer at work - though they may not be overtly thinking in this way.

 

This is especially apparent in the impulse of the MLP community to rampantly remix the original work. The meet I went to was composed of a screening of 4 MLP episodes and several hours of remix videos. Most of these remixes revolve around the incorporation of other internet memes, and generally create a juxtaposition between the innocent and cute source material, and some outburst of violence, profanity, sexuality or foreign pop culture. The remixes are only funny in that they are so antithetical to the nature of the original show. The remixes demonstrate the kind of uneasy relationship the fandom has with the rest of culture - a magical, innocent promised land of Equestria surrounded by some kind of brutal reality.

 

Of course, all these statements make the MLP fandom seem very homogenised and very serious, when like all kinds of fandoms, it isn't for the vast majority of members. As a neat little microcosm of how many internal and at times disturbing contradictions there are in the fandom, I actually ended up meeting someone at the fandom I knew from university who used to be a regular at the anime club. He stated that he was no longer a fan of anime, and enjoyed MLP because it reconnected him with his childhood. All well and good. He proceeded to sit down during the screening, and draw MLP erotica on his laptop. More than a few of the fans watched his illustrating and it seemed that he did have a specific 'niche' within the greater community. (For those of you who are curious, it was specifically the kind of erotica you might find on 4chan. That kind.) While I am not going to make any claims about knowing anything about his childhood, I'm going to assume that this was not an example of reconnecting with his childhood so much as another example of the impulse to clash two very different worlds together. 

 

Disclosure: I am not a brony, and while I like the show I generally find it hard to become fully invested in anything. (Except say, Head-fi). I took a lot of footage at the meet and I'm a bit curious as to what I should do with it...

 

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Speaking of gender neutral forms of address, this past year I've become acquainted with two gender-queer individuals who feel limited by associating with one particular gender. One of them uses the pronouns "hir" and "shi," while the other just uses plural forms like "their" and "they."

 

I've experienced the same kind of thing, and to be honest I feel very ambivalent about it. While I understand the very important personal desire to avoid the imposition of language on their self identity, at the same time I can't help but feel that the difficulties this introduces to highly specific dialogue will create its own form of categorisation and balkanisation by creating a new, exclusive and internal language, when it is precisely the powers of categorisation that gender-queer individuals are trying to remove. This is also seen in the proliferation of letters from LGBT to LGBTQ to QUILTBAG (even I did not hear of that one). There is always a contradiction when in order to express some form of political identity in opposition to a norm, its necessary to categorise and identify, even if its categorisation and identification which is a big issue in the first place. Human brains do not seem to be wired to accept things on a spectrum, and as one of my lecturers suggested, the most ardent poststructuralists tend to be the most dogmatic of all. 

 

 

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There's no official organization that makes decisions on what's grammatically correct or incorrect in English but the singular "they" used to be considered wrong a lot more than it is now.  It's become pretty popular these days.  There are probably still some grammar Nazis who won't shut up about it being wrong.

 

http://ling.kgw.tu-berlin.de/lexicography/data/MAVENS.html This is a highly enjoyable excerpt from a book regarding grammar Nazis, and its a set of arguments I've adopted to refute them whenever the case comes up. Definitely worth a read.

 

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From what I've read, the T50RPs are pretty much hit or miss... there's so much "unevenness" between mods that shelling out 300 to $700 in a modded one makes me nervous... 

 

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There are a lot of different ways to mod a T50RP so paying sound unheard can be a bad idea but if you can do it yourself or make it to a meet or something and find one you like it's worth considering.

 

I don't think that anyone is suggesting you go out and buy a pair of thunderpants, but modding a T50RP is actually a great educational pet project for any Head-Fi'er, not in the least because it teaches you so much about how a headphone operates and what are the design considerations. They are so cheap and yet the potential for quality sound is so high!

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