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Oh that's great, what is your favorite recording so far from HDTT? For me it's the Dorati/Goossman Respighi.
I am still trying to decide which Wagner recording I am going to get. I have all Wagners works on CD including two rings, I may go for the knappertsbusch as all three have similar tracks and it has been a long time since I heard his Wagner pieces.

I will have a look at the B&W site, wonder if they take PayPal?
post #1847 of 4116
I will have to take a look at my library when I get home to see if I can pick a favorite HD Tracks recording out in terms of sound quality. Regarding B&W, it is a subscription service. Frankly I was not impressed with their hi rez classical LSO recordings SQ vs CD. Their world music and Peter Gabriel recordings, however, all seem to have very good SQ, but you have to like the music selection they offer which is eclectic.

I guess we're getting off topic .... Back to the FADs discussion. I will PM you on the HD Track favorite.
post #1848 of 4116
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post  I sold my FitEar F111

 

What is up with birds and shiny things ...keeping only the metallic ones? wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Ridleyguy View Post

I will have to take a look at my library when I get home to see if I can pick a favorite HD Tracks recording out in terms of sound quality. Regarding B&W, it is a subscription service. Frankly I was not impressed with their hi rez classical LSO recordings SQ vs CD. Their world music and Peter Gabriel recordings, however, all seem to have very good SQ, but you have to like the music selection they offer which is eclectic.

I guess we're getting off topic .... Back to the FADs discussion. I will PM you on the HD Track favorite.
Thanks for that, though on this thread as you will see, music is one of the most discussed items! So I think it safe to say it is most certainly on topic here and that is in no small part due to how the FAD's present the music!

I know myself and others here love hearing about new music or favorites on this thread eh chaps!
Edited by ianmedium - 5/22/13 at 10:05am
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Well, since I was on the phone to my sister earlier today, and in the middle of our conversation we happened to speak a bit about tea (something we very rarely do), perhaps it's worth posting a link to this brilliant track once again, one that actually took me a few listens to fully enjoy when I bought the album maaaany years ago, a song that always gets different parts of my body to respond instantly, no thinking, no analysis, just pure 'body talk': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ8jsqJHVLk  (bet this one sounds great with the Heaven Vs & Vs)

As for tea, I do like PG, but my favourite, after all these years, is still Twinings English Breakfast (even over other more expensive and exotic tea varieties, though I'm certainly no tea expert). I believe, however, the Twinings English Breakfast sold in the US isn't quite the same (read: not as good) as the one sold in the UK, at least that is the case with Twinings teas sold in other parts of Europe.

 

It's the kind of song you don't even want to pick apart, just enjoy. And it was thoroughly enjoyed.

 

I suspect you're right about Twinings in the US, but it has a soft spot in my heart since I grew up on their Earl Grey. If you have a chance to pop into France, this tea company Mariage Freres has a shop there which is literally tea overload. I'm a fan of their Marco Polo blend for some afternoon relaxation. It's one of those pretty expensive for tea teas but it's pretty unique and that makes it worth it for me.

 

 

 

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AppleMark

 

 

 

I like the crop on the first one and the "vintage" look, but the second one would make a reaaaaaaally nice wallpaper. I almost regret liking wallpapers lighter than medium gray now ( white text contrast annoyances).

 

 

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Those were my exact thoughts about the FI-BA-SS

 

I need to hear that one day, to get a sense of perspective and history. You can let me know soon enough though biggrin.gif

 

 

Do you guys ever listen to an earphone, you get a lightbulb as to how to describe a part of it's sound, and by the time you're able to get on here, you can't remember it? frown.gif


Edited by vwinter - 5/22/13 at 11:55am
post #1851 of 4116
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post


Thanks for that, though on this thread as you will see, music is one of the most discussed items! So I think it safe to say it is most certainly on topic here and that is in no small part due to how the FAD's present the music!

I know myself and others here love hearing about new music or favorites on this thread eh chaps!

 

Very true, learning about new music is a wonderful component of this thread, for me.

 

 

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What is up with birds and shiny things ...keeping only the metallic ones? wink.gif

 

They photograph better.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Oh that's great, what is your favorite recording so far from HDTT? For me it's the Dorati/Goossman Respighi.
I am still trying to decide which Wagner recording I am going to get. I have all Wagners works on CD including two rings, I may go for the knappertsbusch as all three have similar tracks and it has been a long time since I heard his Wagner pieces.

I will have a look at the B&W site, wonder if they take PayPal?

 

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Originally Posted by Ridleyguy View Post

I will have to take a look at my library when I get home to see if I can pick a favorite HD Tracks recording out in terms of sound quality. Regarding B&W, it is a subscription service. Frankly I was not impressed with their hi rez classical LSO recordings SQ vs CD. Their world music and Peter Gabriel recordings, however, all seem to have very good SQ, but you have to like the music selection they offer which is eclectic.

I guess we're getting off topic .... Back to the FADs discussion. I will PM you on the HD Track favorite.

 

I am not sure if there is some confusion here, but in case: Ian is referring to http://www.highdeftapetransfers.com/ while Ridley is referring to https://www.hdtracks.com/.

post #1852 of 4116
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

.....Do you guys ever listen to an earphone, you get a lightbulb as to how to describe a part of it's sound, and by the time you're able to get on here, you can't remember it? frown.gif

 

Yes!!!! Drives me bonkers. And thank you for the kind words.

post #1853 of 4116
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Originally Posted by Ridleyguy View Post

A few very early impressions of the PF IXs and FI-BA-SSs. Please note that I have very little experience with IEMs other than with the Sennheiser IE8. Most of my listening was done with the PF IXs.

...As a change of pace, I tried "Gimme Shelter" from the Rolling Stones Forty Licks CD. I have heard this live in concert and it left a lasting impression on me. The Stones used a very wide, winding stage for this outdoor performance, and the separation of the instruments was very apparent as well as the increasing volume as the piece started to build. Jagger' s vocal started with him walking/ running from one end of the stage to the other and this produced a very powerful visual as well as aural image. The PF IXs maybe bring the guitars in this track up too close for some, but to me, they reveal all the visceral power of the live presentation of this classic song, as few headphones have done in my experience.
 

 

I am glad you brought up that Stones' album. That is going on my list of 'to listen to' for tonight.   

 

I agree with respect to how they render guitars. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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We can all agree the PFIX is inspirational. This thread is unique in its many musical recommendations. Let's make it even more about the music.

 

All of us should don our PFIX's at a specified time on a weekend, and listen to an album of choosing by one of the members here, and we can enjoy and comment in real time (on Head-fi or elsewhere). We will keep listening to albums in rotational order over many weekends to albums submitted to us, by us.

 

  1. A chance to listen to new music.
  2. A chance to hear how other respected members feel said album synergizes with PFIX. 
  3. Truly make it a club ;)

 

Hopefully our EU counterparts can find time in the evening, or USA can participate earlier...

 

Just a thought. I sat down at the keyboard and though, what is the craziest thing you can think of right now?


Edited by SoundFreaq - 5/22/13 at 3:45pm
post #1855 of 4116
I think that is a fantastic idea! Like the old album of the week clubs and readers digest album of the month's that I remember my mum subscribing to many many years ago!
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Yeah, I'm in!  Some of my favorites have come from following this thread.  In fact, I think it's safe to say that the majority of CDs I've ordered in recent months (which isn't a lot, frankly) have come from reading this thread and then sampling tracks out on Youtube or Spotify.  You guys are dialed into some very enjoyable music.  

 

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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

Yeah, I'm in!  Some of my favorites have come from following this thread.  In fact, I think it's safe to say that the majority of CDs I've ordered in recent months (which isn't a lot, frankly) have come from reading this thread and then sampling tracks out on Youtube or Spotify.  You guys are dialed into some very enjoyable music.  

 

 

I'm in! And ^ x2.

post #1858 of 4116

Excellent! I too have discovered amazing music via this thread. 

 

I am available all day Saturday. Europe should be about 6 hours ahead, so need to see what music can do if he wants in. I'd like to hear his musical recommendations too!

 

Is there a time that works for you all?

 

So far:

Ian

woodcans

zilch

SF

 

How should we decide which member picks the first album? I say first to sign-up, besides me. So, Ian! What do you all think?

post #1859 of 4116
This is great!
So, if everyone is up for me choosing first then I have a beautiful album to start the ball rolling and simply made for the PF's!
Saturday any time after 1:00pm works for me (I am PST so 9 hours behind Europe).

So, the artist and Album.

I know many here know I love classical but I also have a love of singer songwriter, roots/folk/Americana.

My choice for the first album is one that I have listened to since childhood in the 70's when my cousin played the vinyl for me whenever I was around at his house. The artist, Nick Drake, the album, Five Leaves Left.

I have chosen this for several reasons, firstly at worst if some can't get hold of it there is a reasonable copy of the full album on youtube..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbXAfiwFWRQ

There is rumour HDTracks is about to release his albums in high rez and if they are done well I am all over them like a rash but I have the CD ripped to wav.

I personally feel there is not a duff track on this album. It is beautifully and simply recorded and has some stirling quality musicians playing on it.

I always describe Nick as having fingers of steel that have been liquified, such powerful and yet delicate fingering of his guitar, the PF's revel in it all!

Here is more information about the album at Nick Drake.com
http://www.nickdrake.com/five_leaves_left.html

Ten tracks of pure English folk bliss!
Are you all up for it?
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Tentative timing:

1:30p PST

3:30 CST

9:30 Londonish

 

Ian, sounds great to me! Just let us know the highest quality from which we can download. If not HD Tracks, from the label? Amazon, iTunes?

 

This is exciting, and I am so glad that this album has such significance to you, Ian! We will all discover some very new stuff. And I know of course everyone here has an open mind, you must be in order to be able to embrace the almost audiophile irony that is Piano Forte. 


Edited by SoundFreaq - 5/22/13 at 8:06pm
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