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In unrelated news, I stayed up last night playing Catherine.

 

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I'm halfway through the game now, and while the initial levels were a struggle suddenly everything just 'clicked' for me when I realised what was happening (not just in terms of puzzle mechanics but also the games various subplots etc).

 

I don't usually consider myself a fan of puzzle games, but I've found recently some of the games I've enjoyed most are puzzle games with very strong narrative elements. (Braid, Portal, Catherine). 

 

Maybe Jonathan Blow is completely right. (If you have an hour and want to listen to a lecture about game design, make it this one.)

 

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Just saw this on the Fujiya Avic blog: http://avic.livedoor.biz/archives/51662809.html, it's the HM-901.
 

The UI demo for it is here, http://www.hifiman.com/UIDEMO/, looks quite good but I wonder how good it is against the Ibasso DX 100. I would assume that the DX100 which runs Android will have the upper hand, in terms of UI.

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Anyone got experience with the Audio Technica TAD500? Seems like a pretty flat frequency response with a slight bass roll off. At least if I've understood this page correctly: http://www.geocities.jp/ryumatsuba/ath-tad500.html

 

Could it be a good investment you think?

 

That guy's coupler is kind of weird.  His FR graphs don't match up to what I hear very often.

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Just saw this on the Fujiya Avic blog: http://avic.livedoor.biz/archives/51662809.html, it's the HM-901.
 

The UI demo for it is here, http://www.hifiman.com/UIDEMO/, looks quite good but I wonder how good it is against the Ibasso DX 100. I would assume that the DX100 which runs Android will have the upper hand, in terms of UI.


I've been following the DX100 thread since the first units shipped out. The first batch was pretty bug ridden but iBasso has slowly been addressing some of the bugs as time has gone on. Everyone seems to be raving about the DX100 sound quality so I'm interested in the DAP. Personally, I'm going to wait awhile until most of the bugs get addressed and hopefully they can get a bit more battery life out of the thing. Both lee and MF have a DX100 by the way, lee was one of the first to get a DX and if I remember right MF was the second batch. I'm rather sceptical as far as audiophile DAP's are concerned. Seems like these DAP's are either not sounding as good as people were hoping for or if they do sound good the UI is bug ridden. Here's hoping iBasso bucks the trend because I would love a one unit setup instead of a stack.

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That guy's coupler is kind of weird.  His FR graphs don't match up to what I hear very often.

What a shame. :(

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Looks like WalkGood from anythingbutipod got a review sample of the new A161. Gorgeous pictures

 

 

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Is that a... red pepper?

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Is that a... red pepper?


Yep that's a red pepper. Looks like the dude has a second hobby which involves gardening. Either that or he's a farmer.

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Anyways, I also only recently noticed that my 4.A has a recessed area for my thumb. Why I didn't realize until last night that that little dimple was man-made and not a natural contour of my ear, I don't know. I wonder how many companies actually do that with their custom shells; I know FitEar does it --- their cavity is actually quite prominent.

 

Also, my Heaven IV has been delivered, but it's sitting in the building manager's office, and the dude is taking his afternoon nap or something... frown.gif


Edited by tomscy2000 - 5/6/12 at 1:21am
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In unrelated news, I stayed up last night playing Catherine.

 

I'm halfway through the game now, and while the initial levels were a struggle suddenly everything just 'clicked' for me when I realised what was happening (not just in terms of puzzle mechanics but also the games various subplots etc).

 

I don't usually consider myself a fan of puzzle games, but I've found recently some of the games I've enjoyed most are puzzle games with very strong narrative elements. (Braid, Portal, Catherine). 

 

 

I simply adore Catherine. One of my favorite games in the last few years. Once you finish getting every ending in the main game, you need to play through Babel to find out the "truth." 

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Also, my Heaven IV has been delivered, but it's sitting in the building manager's office, and the dude is taking his afternoon nap or something... frown.gif

 

Frustrating!

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Seems like these DAP's are either not sounding as good as people were hoping for or if they do sound good the UI is bug ridden. Here's hoping iBasso bucks the trend because I would love a one unit setup instead of a stack.

 

An OS doesn't help determine whether an interface will be good or not, unless the OS comes with good tools and interface design guidelines that are adhered to.

 

There are some pretty badly designed apps out there for Android (and for iPhone, for that matter).

 

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Looks like WalkGood from anythingbutipod got a review sample of the new A161. Gorgeous pictures

 

 

For his sake I hope he cleaned those earbuds carefully before putting them in his ears. The photos make me cringe a little.

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WANT!!!!

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I simply adore Catherine. One of my favorite games in the last few years. Once you finish getting every ending in the main game, you need to play through Babel to find out the "truth." 

 

I don't think I have your commitment. I may just end up watching all the endings on youtube lol. I just finished the game, and got what I recognise to be quite clearly a bad ending. :[

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I don't think I have your commitment. I may just end up watching all the endings on youtube lol. I just finished the game, and got what I recognise to be quite clearly a bad ending. :[

 

Awww.

 

Well, on the plus side you can get about three endings at a time from one save point. Once you get to the final stage, a lot of which ending you get is determined from how you answer the last few questions. For instance you can get both chaos bad and order good endings just from replaying the last level but answering the questions differently. The only reason to start from the beginning is to build up your karma meter in a different direction, so technically you only need to play through the game three times at most to get all nine endings.

 

The Babel levels on the other hand are nightmarishly hard.

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