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Last year, a good friend shared this great cover of Bob Dylan's It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) by Ingrid Olava: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA8lRfaJTfE —— yes, it's them bleeding PF IXs again grabbing these sparrow's ears once again. (the album version is 1.5 minutes longer and very much worth having)


Edited by music_4321 - 5/13/13 at 1:41pm
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If I had to bet, I would say that the photo is untouched


You'd win, it's just cropped to 16:9. Thanks for your comments everyone! smily_headphones1.gif

@music: You know it's time to stop talking to Inks when you start seeing FR-graphs in every mountain range... tongue.gif
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@music: You know it's time to stop talking to Inks when you start seeing FR-graphs in every mountain range... tongue.gif

 

I know, I know... sad, isn't it? But it's so FRInksing hard!

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LOL I gotta admit, that was hilarious
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A job more suitable for the FI-BA-SS & FI-BA-SB — some great music with, amongst other things, astonishingly superb percussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4gglXcAk2M


Edited by music_4321 - 5/14/13 at 7:12pm
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You'd win, it's just cropped to 16:9. Thanks for your comments everyone! smily_headphones1.gif
 

 

Was it cropped to exclude the clamps, anchors and safety equipment you had attached to the cables? very_evil_smiley.gif

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^^  I believe it's an ancient technique known as "the chewing gum / blu-tack under the DAP trick".

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^^ Ah, you're such a distrustful dude ;-)

Let me assure you, no chewing gum, blu-tack, overdubs, artificial sweeteners or such. It just happened to be a very calm day and there was negligible risk once the thing was in balance.

Since I've been asked for a wallpaper version, the original post is actually HD sized (1920x1080) and should be dowloadable in full res if you click the picture and open it in a new window.
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^^ Ah, you're such a distrustful dude ;-)

 

How can I possibly be grumpy and not be distrustful & mistrustful at the same time?  ;)

 

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Let me assure you, no chewing gum, blu-tack, overdubs, artificial sweeteners or such. It just happened to be a very calm day and there was negligible risk once the thing was in balance.

 

Hats off to you, then. (seriously)

 

 

...or maybe you were unconsciously trying to find a good excuse—"All was done in the name of art"—to get rid of your Sony DAP so you could go ahead and purchase a TP for your 160Xs  ;)


Edited by music_4321 - 5/15/13 at 12:13am
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

^^ Ah, you're such a distrustful dude ;-)

Let me assure you, no chewing gum, blu-tack, overdubs, artificial sweeteners or such. It just happened to be a very calm day and there was negligible risk once the thing was in balance.

Since I've been asked for a wallpaper version, the original post is actually HD sized (1920x1080) and should be dowloadable in full res if you click the picture and open it in a new window.

 

James, thanks for another great addition to me wallpaper collection. It's on my desktop now.

 

(Of course, I don't actually have this headphone but I figure that if my 1601SC mated with my 1602SS this would be the result.  smile.gif)

 

The 1601SS is beautiful.

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Well, it didn't take reading all 115 pages of this thread to sell me on Final Audio Design, but I read them all anyway, as I enjoyed the discussions so much!

I have only owned one IEM in the past, the Sennheiser IE8, and when it was broken, I didn't plan on ever buying IEMs again. Not so much because I didn't like the sound, but that I preferred my B&W P5s'comfort for portable use.

Which leads me to my seemingly contradictory decision to purchase, not one, but two FAD products without auditioning them, the PFIX and FI-BA-SS. This thread convinced me that I must experience both. MuppetFace has a very eloquent way of describing the differences between the two in this thread!

To give you a sense of my tastes in headphones, my favorite full-size headphones, that I own, are the AT-3000ANVs. I was an early adopter of these and I also have the matching amplifier. My second favorites are the Sony SA-5000, and I also have the LCD-2 (original version) and the Shure 1840s. I have owned and sold, the Senn. 650s and 600s ( I prefer the Shures), the K701s and AT- W1000Xs. I primarily listen to classical music, with some Pop, Rock, Jazz and other genres thrown in.

The purpose of this post is first of all just to thank my fellow members who have contributed to this thread, for one of the most interesting discussions and insights that I have read on Head-Fi, on any subject. i also hope to be able to make a small contribution to the discussion myself at some point. I particularly value Muppet Face's opinions on headphones, based on her posts in other threads on products that I own or have tried, but also the many insightful views of other members on this thread, that seem to me to provide very balanced views on the FAD product range and on that company's vision.

Apart from all of that, and from a more practical perspective, this also looks to be a great opportunity to buy Japanese electronics in general, with the recent depreciation of the Yen.

Regarding my setup, I plan on using the new Portable Pico Power Amp. which I hope to have shortly, out of an iPod Classic or Touch using the Twag LOD. Many of my files are High Rez downloads in addition to Redbook and some compressed files.

Cheers.
Edited by Ridleyguy - 5/15/13 at 12:11pm
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Welcome to the club! Excellent choices there my friend. 

 

If you read this thread, then you already know you need to be patient with FAD products. Their magic takes time to absorb, like everything excellent does. Congrats!

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Thank you SoundFreaq! I am looking forward to the journey.
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Ridleyguy, welcome to the zany, out of the box world of FAD, I really looking forward to your thoughts on them and oh, by the way, What an entrance!
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Hey Ridleyguy,

I won't say "Welcome to the club" because I've always felt rather awkward about exclusive clubs / circles, etc. (but that's me, I guess, and I mean absolutely no offence to SoundFreaq or whoever else who may feel differently). I will say, however: Welcome to this thread! I look forward to your take on these two phones and any music you'd care to share using them. I listen mostly to classical music myself (~65%), but for some reason I hardy ever talk about it or post links — perhaps you could do just that now and again.

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