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Do I dare ask? I have to ask.

 

What exactly is so special about the Donguri that has you intrigued?

 

Really it's the tech which differs from the Flat4. As much as I like the Flat4, after three iterations of it I'm more interested in something more distinct from Ocharaku.

 

 


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I'm not really understanding Tyll's impressions. He couldn't tell the tweeters are turned on? That makes zero sense to me. The AS-2 is nowhere near as dark as the ASG-1 and is brighter and the Westone uni's I've owned. That one is confusing.
 

 

My first inclination is to think "broken pair." Speaking of which...

 

 


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the LCD3 ... was bright to me.

 

Very curious.

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Ha!  The first (and probably only) time that a limited budget has worked in my favor!

 

Wouldn't feel too bad for him. The KAEDE is still positioned at the top of their lineup.

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Do I dare ask? I have to ask.

 

What exactly is so special about the Donguri that has you intrigued?

Tornado man. Tornado tech. 

 

@Shane - Thanks for stopping by with those impressions. Really helps allay any worries I had. Dale mentioned in the thread that he wants to find a way to adjust the tweeter presence as well, should make for a very interesting phone, and I wonder if there will be a way to dial in the "proto" sound that you guys heard. The way you described its treble sounded amazing, but I can see that being problematic for a performer given fatigue setting in over the course of a jam session/performance

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Sorry to intrude into the serious business for a second...

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Feeling left out of all this PM love.  frown.gif  Hey TwinQY, did you get the PM with the two things in it?

The one with the two, deliciously, deliciously beautiful things in it? 

I got it :D 

I'm on campaign mode on 0ad, so quite into it, can't reply ATM. Same with id...Also Vancouver meet tomorrow so will probably only be online next night...sorry, sorry...just a FYI in case you thought I was dead...

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My LCD-3's lacked bass on the WA22 (probably underpowered) with Shuguang Treasures (bright) and is also lacking some of its typical tonality with the Balancing Act (again, possibly underpowered*), but still sounds a lot better than the former setup. 

 

* I don't know the specs off the top of my head, but in my experience it seems as though the Audez'e headphones benefit a bit more from power than the HE500's.  I don't think the Lyr's 6W is needed, or whatever the hell the Darkstar puts out, but probably something around 2W or higher maybe?

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Ha!  The first (and probably only) time that a limited budget has worked in my favor!

 

Wouldn't feel too bad for him. The KAEDE is still positioned at the top of their lineup.

 

As long as he's enjoying it, I guess that's what counts.  Plus it's not like he knows that you knew and didn't tell him, not that you were at liberty to anyway.  I do know how you feel though, kinda.  I've got a prototype unit here that I'd really like to talk to a specific fellow Diary member about, but alas I've also been sworn to secrecy for the moment.

 

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The one with the two, deliciously, deliciously beautiful things in it? 

I got it :D 

I'm on campaign mode on 0ad, so quite into it, can't reply ATM. Same with id...Also Vancouver meet tomorrow so will probably only be online next night...sorry, sorry...just a FYI in case you thought I was dead...

 

LOL, no worries.  Was going to wait until tomorrow to put out the APB but I'll hold of until Monday.  wink.gif

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Orthos definitely benefit from some juice behind them, but raw power is only part of the equation. An amp needs to be able to exercise control over a transducer, and that also has a lot to do with subtlety and finesse. That's why the current niche arms race to see who can make the most monstrous headphone amp is kind of silly. It's not all strong arming, and really, is a flaming dumptruck hurling down the street at 70 MPH in control? 

 

I would think for the LCD-3 that tonal synergy is even more important than overall power. The problem is, the LCD-3 varies so much from unit to unit in my experience. In general though I found the LCD-3s I tried tended to have a more midrange emphasis with less treble presence than the current revision of the LCD-2 (though not as shelved as the original LCD-2). Bass was flabby and unfocused on some of them, but on others extremely tight and well-entended, really quite impressive. Some definitely had more treble presence than others, but I've never encountered a "bright" LCD-3 myself. Biggest issue was the midrange which seemed to get muddied up on some of the units, seemed to lack any sense detail emphasis or any engaging quality. This combined with the flabby bass and lack of treble made for some units that just sounded awful, suffocating without any sense of air or dynamics. On these units the D in LCD stands for drowning; that was very much the sensation that came to mind, like one was drowning in a musical swamp. It's a shame because the good LCD-3s sounded really quite good.

 

Maybe Audez'e is making them brighter now like the later LCD-2s versus the newer ones? I hope they get the LCD-4 right...


Edited by MuppetFace - 5/4/13 at 11:57pm
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As long as he's enjoying it, I guess that's what counts.  Plus it's not like he knows that you knew and didn't tell him, not that you were at liberty to anyway.  I do know how you feel though, kinda.  I've got a prototype unit here that I'd really like to talk to a specific fellow Diary member about, but alas I've also been sworn to secrecy for the moment.

 

For the record, that wasn't what I was referring to when I made that post. I found out about the Kuro when everyone else did.

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As long as he's enjoying it, I guess that's what counts.  Plus it's not like he knows that you knew and didn't tell him, not that you were at liberty to anyway.

 

For the record, that wasn't what I was referring to when I made that post. I found out about the Kuro when everyone else did.

 

Oops!  redface.gif  I made a bad connection there... sorry about that.  smile.gif

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You ever come across a post someone makes where they've bought something brand new, but you know through the grape vine that the manufacturer is about to release a bunch of even newer stuff, and you feel kinda bad and sorry for this person because they didn't seem to know when they purchased it?

 

I hate that feeling.

I had that feeling except I was the one who bought something frown.gif

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BTW, I'm planning on going to T.H.E. Show in Newport later this month.  These are the exhibitors that will be there:  http://theshownewport.com/visitors/exhibitors.html.  Is there any specific piece of gear that anyone's got questions about?  I'll try to get find out what I can.

I'm shocked to see deHavilland there, but I guess making aviation apparatus and stuff does come in handy to make amps now. But then again, I am taught the basics of signal processing too, so I shouldn't be this shocked.

Was also shocked to see "furniture" for 0.1 seconds before the reality of this hobby hit me.
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We spend most of our lives growing up, leaning to mentally block out sounds, certain frequencies that are painful, annoying, distracting. An example, babies crying for no apparent reasons during the day - their hearing is so alert and sensitive that they are hearing sounds/noises which scare/annoy them that we, as adults, have the capacity to ignore.


This begs the question: can we rehear ghosts now? Anecdote: Often times I sleep really late (especially in winter) and sometimes when I'm winding down to sleep, I often took off whatever headphones I have. This is also the best time for my brain to make me hear all sorts of creepy stuff in my dark, shared room. Or see something in my periphery. Stay classy brain.
Edited by jgray91 - 5/5/13 at 1:28am
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We spend most of our lives growing up, leaning to mentally block out sounds, certain frequencies that are painful, annoying, distracting. An example, babies crying for no apparent reasons during the day - their hearing is so alert and sensitive that they are hearing sounds/noises which scare/annoy them that we, as adults, have the capacity to ignore.

 

Well apparently they can't hear themselves crying, and thus have no idea how annoying it is.  We adults OTOH, seem to hear the crying loud and clear, unfortunately.

 

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I had that feeling except I was the one who bought something frown.gif

 

Crossfades?

 

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I'm shocked to see deHavilland there, but I guess making aviation apparatus and stuff does come in handy to make amps now. But then again, I am taught the basics of signal processing too, so I shouldn't be this shocked.

 

Surely it must be a different de Havilland?  Didn't the aircraft company go defunct quite some time ago?

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Surely it must be a different de Havilland?  Didn't the aircraft company go defunct quite some time ago?

Like in anything, I don't know my history orz
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Damn that 24 custom review....at least I have the Miracles to compare. Not tempted by the es5 at all, but jh13 and nt6 pro sound nice....too bad they do not include a fitear product or the se5.

My issue is that now that I have seen silicone comfort vs acrylic, and seen Fitear build vs other acrylics, I am afraid to be disappointed with jh13 or nt6 build and comfort, especially after what Muppet said on her jh16...

Concerning the Kuro, I doubt they would put out an iem trumping their flagship at cheaper price just a few months later...I am not worried about my Kaede. I am not sure I will get it. I love the Kaede but they look ao delicate I am always afraid to use them smily_headphones1.gif
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They made some cool stuff though, including the world's first stealth aircraft (albeit by accident).

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