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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I will be joining this club having just bought a pair of the PF IX. it has been a year since I first considered a pair of the FAD PFs.

 

At the moment, a little apprehensive but am defintely looking forward to delivery later this week, and wondering whether their idiosyncratic signature suits me...I am sure it will be an interesting experiencenormal_smile%20.gif

 

Oh dear, not another PF IX owner!

Here's a thought for you, spkrs01: Why not try instead to source a fake PF IX (if there is one, that is, since there seems to be a fake PF VIII)? For all you know, a fake PF IX may not be the "crap", "piece of s**t" the genuine article seems to be according to some.

On a less serious note, I'll say to you what I said to cooperpwc when he ordered his own pair in July last year: "As Polly said to Manuel in the "Basil the Rat" episode of Fawlty Towers: "Prepare yourself for a shock!;)"

post #1292 of 4114
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Oh dear, not another PF IX owner!


Here's a thought for you, spkrs01: Why not try instead to source a fake PF IX (if there is one, that is, since there seems to be a fake PF VIII)? For all you know, a fake PF IX may not be the "crap", "piece of s**t" the genuine article seems to be according to some.


On a less serious note, I'll say to you what I said to cooperpwc when he ordered his own pair in July last year: "As Polly said to Manuel in the "Basil the Rat" episode of Fawlty Towers: "Prepare yourself for a shock!wink.gif"

I love Fawlty Towers and I love the freedom of expression contained in this thread.

P.S. On instrumental music, do you listen to modern/smooth jazz type stuff?
post #1293 of 4114
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I will be joining this club having just bought a pair of the PF IX. it has been a year since I first considered a pair of the FAD PFs.

 

At the moment, a little apprehensive but am defintely looking forward to delivery later this week, and wondering whether their idiosyncratic signature suits me...I am sure it will be an interesting experiencenormal_smile%20.gif

 

Congratulations on taking the red pill! You are in for a real trip.

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Thank you! 

 

In particular to Mupperface, Ianmedium and more recently music_4321.

 

This thread is truly a wonderful read and I am ready to take the tripnormal_smile%20.gif

 

Edit

 

And james444


Edited by spkrs01 - 4/16/13 at 6:38am
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Originally Posted by cravenz View Post


I love Fawlty Towers and I love the freedom of expression contained in this thread.

P.S. On instrumental music, do you listen to modern/smooth jazz type stuff?

 

Look, I'm not trying to be a smart-arse here, but let me ask you this: If I said yes, I do listen to that type of music, would that make you consider the PX IX (or FI-BA-SS)? If your answer is yes, then my answer would probably be no, I don't listen to such music. If, on the other hand, I said no, I don't listen to such music, would you rule out both FAD models? If your answer is yes, I'd rule them out, then my answer would be no, I don't listen to such music.

Here's the thing, often, for instance, people who enjoy rap / hip hop recommend bass-heavy phones. To me, a bass-heavy phone enhances an already bass-heavy genre (!), so, in my book, that's a pretty bad recommendation, unless you specifically state that most phones you've used in the past (and named them) don't give you enough bass, or the bass that you crave.

Do people who enjoy heavy metal all choose the same / similar phone? Do people who enjoy classical music enjoy the same phones? And so on. To me, things like "this phone is great for J-pop / K-pop / female vocals / male vocals, etc. normally says nothing to me personally, except that that person mostly listens to, or enjoys, those genres. There's a very real thing called "sound preferences", and though perhaps pretty obvious, it's often just thrown out there for good measure, like "IMO" or "YMMV" — we often ignore the obvious because it's been said to death (cut-and-paste, pretty much, like ending an email with "Regards/Best regards/Kind regards").

Perhaps best to ask yourself if the people whose posts you read and seem to pay attention to share not just your music preferences, but your sound preferences or concept of 'good' sound. That, and if their contributions/comments have a reasonable amount of credibility.

 

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PS Glad you enjoy Fawlty Towers — I think it's 12 episodes of pure genius.


Edited by music_4321 - 4/16/13 at 6:56am
post #1296 of 4114
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

 

Look, I'm not trying to be a smart-arse here, but let me ask you this: If I said yes, I do listen to that type of music, would that make you consider the PX IX (or FI-BA-SS)? If your answer is yes, then my answer would probably be no, I don't listen to such music. If, on the other hand, I said no, I don't listen to such music, would you rule out both FAD models? If your answer is yes, I'd rule them out, then my answer would be no, I don't listen to such music.

Here's the thing, often, for instance, people who enjoy rap / hip hop recommend bass-heavy phones. To me, a bass-heavy phone enhances an already bass-heavy genre (!), so, in my book, that's a pretty bad recommendation, unless you specifically state that most phones you've used in the past (and named them) don't give you enough bass, or the bass that you crave.

Do people who enjoy heavy metal all choose the same / similar phone? Do people who enjoy classical music enjoy the same phones? And so on. To me, things like "this phone is great for J-pop / K-pop / female vocals / male vocals, etc. normally says nothing to me personally, except that that person mostly listens to, or enjoys, those genres. There's a very real thing called "sound preferences", and though perhaps pretty obvious, it's often just thrown out there for good measure, like "IMO" or "YMMV" — we often ignore the obvious because it's been said to death (cut-and-paste, pretty much, like ending an email with "Regards/Best regards/Kind regards").

Perhaps best to ask yourself if the people whose posts you read and seem to pay attention to share not just your music preferences, but your sound preferences or concept of 'good' sound. That, and if their contributions/comments have a reasonable amount of credibility.

 

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PS Glad you enjoy Fawlty Towers — I think it's 12 episodes of pure genius.

 

I hate to say this, but my question had nothing to do with the IEMs cool.gif

 

Just in response to me seeing a reply of yours in this thread some pages back stating you listened to jazz / instrumental etc from my recollection very_evil_smiley.gif

 

But, what you've said makes a lot of sense and I agree with it entirely, if that helps! 

 

Fawlty Towers is smashingly good. I miss that. I think I left my DVDs of that back in Australia though. Wait no. I gave it away frown.gif

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Oh dear, not another PF IX owner!




On a less serious note, I'll say to you what I said to cooperpwc when he ordered his own pair in July last year: "As Polly said to Manuel in the "Basil the Rat" episode of Fawlty Towers: "Prepare yourself for a shock!wink.gif"

I love that quote! I will PM you a little thing on that for if I post it here I will come across added to my other posts as a poseur git!


Spkrs, I am really looking forward to hearing what you think of them. For me they changed the way I listen and appreciate music just as Wilson Speakers did for me in the loudspeaker world! A true piece of Japanese esoterica and God love the wonderful Japanese for continually combining spirit with function in their products.
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post


I love that quote! I will PM you a little thing on that for if I post it here I will come across added to my other posts as a poseur git!


Spkrs, I am really looking forward to hearing what you think of them. For me they changed the way I listen and appreciate music just as Wilson Speakers did for me in the loudspeaker world! A true piece of Japanese esoterica and God love the wonderful Japanese for continually combining spirit with function in their products.

 

Would love to share thoughts on the PF-IX well, as far as I can.

 

Wilson Speakers.....my first digital system was based around the Wilson Watt/Puppy 3/2 with a Krell KPS 20il and KSA 300 when I arrived in Hong Kong back in the 90s, very fond memories......


Edited by spkrs01 - 4/16/13 at 8:38am
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Fawlty Towers...OMG! Greatest Show Ever - Cleese is brilliant!... To the member who was looking to explore Peter Gabriel (whom I have seen live over 10 times and puts on a show you cannot believe) seek out "Secret World Live" - it is a brilliant 2 disc set - it is also available on DVD (don't know if it is available on blu-ray) It has much of the "So" material and other great songs - the voices and instruments... sublime.

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Thank you! 

 

In particular to Mupperface, Ianmedium and more recently music_4321.

 

This thread is truly a wonderful read and I am ready to take the tripnormal_smile%20.gif

 

Edit

 

And james444

 

Hey spkrs01, just noticed your edit!

 

With all due respect, james444 should be at the very top of your "thank you!" list. Not joking here—not at all, not one bit—if it hadn't been for him, chances are none of the people you thanked would have got their FADs in the first place (or would have discovered them much later) and come to deeply appreciate the sonics of these most peculiar (and wonderful) phones.

 

Now, saying "and more recently music_4321" kinda hurt a little (last of the lot!! [before your edit]) — I take it, then, you also appreciate good orange marmalade and a good double espresso / macchiato!  ;)

 

EDIT: On second thought...if you happen to be terribly underwhelmed by the PF IXs, then we know who you should blame: james444 (and, in that case I'm very glad to have made it last on your thank you list!)


Edited by music_4321 - 4/16/13 at 10:14am
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Quick question on the PFs for you guys. As they just sit in your ear, they are not really for on the go listening are they ?
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Quick question on the PFs for you guys. As they just sit in your ear, they are not really for on the go listening are they ?

 

I do wear them walking around the house but I would not wear them on foot out and about. If I were sitting in a quiet vehicle I would use them.

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I do wear them walking around the house but I would not wear them on foot out and about. If I were sitting in a quiet vehicle I would use them.

There goes me ever getting them then. frown.gif
post #1304 of 4114
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

 

Hey spkrs01, just noticed your edit!

 

With all due respect, james444 should be at the very top of your "thank you!" list. Not joking here—not at all, not one bit—if it hadn't been for him, chances are none of the people you thanked would have got their FADs in the first place (or would have discovered them much later) and come to deeply appreciate the sonics of these most peculiar (and wonderful) phones.

 

Now, saying "and more recently music_4321" kinda hurt a little (last of the lot!! [before your edit]) — I take it, then, you also appreciate good orange marmalade and a good double espresso / macchiato!  ;)

 

EDIT: On second thought...if you happen to be terribly underwhelmed by the PF IXs, then we know who you should blame, james444 (and, in that case I'm very glad to have made it last on your thank you list!)

 

Haha

 

you were banned away for a few months :)

 

Orange marmalade, most definitely....I was brought up in the UK and spent half my life there.

 

I was never that fond of Fawlty Towers but did enjoy "the Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin" very much and still have a very fond memories of this sitcom.........


Edited by spkrs01 - 4/16/13 at 10:23am
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

Haha

 

you were banned away for a few months :)

 

Orange marmalade, most definitely....I was brought up in the UK and spent half my life there.

 

I was never that fond of Fawlty Towers but did enjoy "the Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin" very much and still have a very fond memories of this sitcom.........

 

"Don't mention the war!" (bolded text) Perhaps the most famous FT quote (no, not the Financial Times, but Fawlty Towers)

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