Off-topic advice, then we ought to return to the amp here
Thanks to all for the well wishes. I'd had 4.5 months of only a few scattered freelance Graphic Design projects and volunteering at my local radio station before this, so I had A LOT of time for Head-Fi
Suddenly I'm working three jobs at once, though I put in my two-weeks with Wendy's (I was doing a good job so they actually let me work the 2 weeks) and as of Thursday I'll just be a shift manager at our local Bruegger's Bagels and working part-time as a graphic designer for a small advertising company here. It's not a bad start, but I'm also talking with people at UPMC about helping with their mobile strategies department. It's good to be busy, I didn't realize how much I missed the level of activity I had during college (graduated December 2011, Seton Hill University).
I think part of the problem with calculus was I learn best by reading and practice, but the professor (though very smart) was the kind of guy that taught talking with his back to the class while constantly writing on the chalkboard. My note-taking skills weren't highly refined yet, so I copied what he wrote on the board which made sense (ish) during class, but I'd get back to my dorm for homework and my notes looked like gibberish, and my textbook didn't help because the examples would skip steps during the solving process. I couldn't figure out the process to follow to solve any of the practice examples, which was depressing. I started seeing a tutor twice a week (which was helping, but only at 2/5ths the pace of the class) and asked the prof for help, but he said "I've seen your type before, you're not going to get it, so just drop the course and concentrate on your other studies."
I took his advice but was lost for a while, I dropped out of that university in Ohio that semester and came back home, working as a dishwasher and taking community college courses to find a new path of studies. If someone reading these words is about to go to college but isn't sure of their major, I HIGHLY recommend starting at community college and exploring different courses first before getting over your head and blowing your academic scholarships. I found quite a few professors that really impressed me and re-invented myself. Once you've picked a major, I would then recommend choosing a college/university with good alumni and business networking connections, so that you can use the university resources to have a job lined up right after you graduate.
Originally Posted by jiggahwhat
I didn't share that positive experience. The E12 made my HE-400s sound brighter than they already are (to the point of fatigue) and didn't do much to improve the sound quality beyond increasing the volume. I eventually sold it in order to pursue a desktop amplifier.
Was there just two or three versions of the HE-400? I had borrowed Mad Lust Envy's very recent edition of the HE-400, the difference between straight from my iPod and through E12 was distinct, mostly from much more solid bass and sub-bass extension although treble may have been more extended as well. The combo sounded amazing with some of my favorite Massive Attack tracks, but a Janis Joplin track was overpowered by the He-400's V-shaped sound signature. I kept the Mont Blanc, but not the HE-400's Edited by Evshrug - 3/11/13 at 6:37am