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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

IKR, like duh, it so obviously would OMG, ROFL #YOLOswag.

If my sarcasm fails to fall through let me just say that I meant nothing of what I had said prior. 

 

Also buy refreshing coca-[redacted] to drink while watching a_recording's channel.

 

 

 

While looking for the above I also found this picture. I thought it was funny :).

 

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I drove manuals for many, many years. I finally decided that for my daily driver, it just didn't make any sense. Maybe once a week I was glad I had a manual - it would be great fun to blip the throttle, brake hard, down shift, hit the apex and then run through the gears and accelerate out - but the rest of the time it was a pain in the butt. And the heavier the traffic where you live, the more annoying it is. I've never driven a paddle shift car - I would like to try it.

vwinter: Magick is our resident petrolhead - you can see the 200 page history of his car quests here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/600088/an-audiophile-and-petrolheads-musings-in-the-hi-fidelity-first-class-traveling-set

Yeah, it's a little crazy from the outside, but inside it feels normal. smily_headphones1.gif I have so many cars for the same reason Leno, Seinfeld, and Tim Allen do, I love cars. Plus it's also something to do with my time.

We were talking about supercar DDs. I can tell you the ones I've driven, in order of preference, that make the best city drivers:

1. McLaren MP4-12C - One minute it's a wonderful luxury coupe, with a supple ride, great manners at low speed, and a very relaxed personality (when you aren't flogging it). Toggle it for track mode and it completely transforms into a racecar. Turn off the TC and ESP and it changes even more and becomes an animal. Caveats: Poor rear visibility. It has a rear camera, but that's not quite the same. The throttle and brakes take a few minutes to get a handle on the first time you drive it. Lifting off the brakes propels you forward, you don't need to press the gas to creep along, but after you get a feel for it, it's great.

2. Audi R8 - Same great low-speed manageability as the McLaren, but with better visibility. No, it isn't as good as a regular passenger sedan, but that's expected. The ride isn't as smooth as the MP4, but still quite nice. Not as relaxed in street mode, but not difficult. I suspect the Gallardo is very similar, since they're essentially siblings. Caveats: Grabby brakes, they work a little too well. Handling feels a little wooden at low speed, but not a big deal.

3. Lamborghini Aventador - Despite its size it's easy to drive. It has a decent ride, comfortable seats, and a good auto mode for the DSG. Caveats: Visibility is crap. IT'S HUGE, which means you're often afraid you're going to bump into things. It can lurch if you aren't very careful with the throttle. No steering feel at low speed.

4. Merc/McLaren SLR - Tolerable, but brakes and steering are wooden at low speed, ride is a little too stiff, and DSG auto mode is almost hopeless.

Others...

Ferrari 458 - No, no, no. Ride is too stiff, car lurches badly, brakes are grabby, DSG auto mode is awful, seats aren't terribly comfortable, difficult to steer at low speed. It's awesome for tearing up b-roads and the track, it's amazing at high speed, but it isn't a car you want to drive in traffic.

Ford GT - Same as the Aventador, but without the good parts. Don't drive these downtown, the clutch will kill your left leg. Great road and track car, though.

Any Ferrari with a MT. No way.

The rest go downhill from here...
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Thanks to jazzer, I am listening to whatever jazz I have lol. This could very well work with getting work done too.
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Uf! I really should get another hobby. I get one off day, and I do this? I just finished Part 1 of the Post-Show Report to the Tokyo Headphone Festival. I wasn't there, and AnakChan was sick, so I could only do a roundup of all the different interesting things on the internet...

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Maybe you guys can help me out here.....

I was think what kind of a effect will a DIY pure silver cable have on a MDR-1R???

and also I was doing some research and I found this: http://www.oyaide.com/ENGLISH/AUDIO/products_category/headphone_earphone_cbl/hpc-hd598.html

Will this have any impact on my HD518???

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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post I was doing some research and I found this: http://www.oyaide.com/ENGLISH/AUDIO/products_category/headphone_earphone_cbl/hpc-hd598.html

Will this have any impact on my HD518???

 

I tried that cable before with my 598; the short answer is no, not really.

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Thanks!!!!

 

Does changing cables actually make a difference in gears like this????

I mean I can maybe understand the HD800 and LCD-3/2 but what about the below $800????


Edited by akash neagi - 5/15/13 at 3:59am
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Uf! I really should get another hobby. I get one off day, and I do this? I just finished Part 1 of the Post-Show Report to the Tokyo Headphone Festival. I wasn't there, and AnakChan was sick, so I could only do a roundup of all the different interesting things on the internet...

Kami-sama, thank you for the round up.
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The fact of the matter is that Shure is a publicly traded corporation with responsibilities to the company’s shareholders and not to ramen-suckling audiophiles.

Here are some burn treatment centres located in the US: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_burn_centers_in_the_United_States

Holy **** that burn!

While I understand that this is a trend that most a lot of people doesn't like, and it is lamentable, it is what it is. At least, in my eyes, I like what Shure is showcasing more than what Senn and AKG did with their own kilobuck IEMs. I still have the probably erronous opinion that most flagship products are too focused on making the consumer feel smug about their expensive purchase with luxurious accessories (heck, I will want to be too, tbh; and the point about how the Asians are going to gobble it up is an interesting view too), but with the Shure, I am somehow more lenient. I guess I am a bit optimistic that the various technology they shoved into the 846 will trickle down into two or more lower priced products. I mean, for the short term it makes sense to recoup some of the R&D costs with the flagship, but in the long run IMO lower priced models based on the technology used is needed. There's at least two tech used that can trickle down: the exchangeable metal nozzle with various dampers and the laser cut acoustic filter. And also probably the slow revamp of the older lineup with the improved MMCX connectors.
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2012 was a banner year for FitEar. Despite being priced well-above competing products, [t]he MH335DW, TO GO! 334, and F111 were runaway hits.

Missing a t there... not that it matters much. Sorry. ._.

Urgh. I am once again reminded that I am still not able to afford FitEars. Doubly depressed when I am also reminded indirectly by MF that the 334 is mid-focused. UGH.
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Carbo Basso and Carbo Tenore

Can't wait until Hype Overlord Dsnuts get his mittens (and his minions) on them!!!!111! /s
Can't wait for part 2! biggrin.gif
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Because I'm looking to rent wink.gif for the month of June ("310-323" area). This site needs to move product and needs your commentary. wink_face.gif

 

Go 310/LADWP FTW!  With the alternative being 323/SCE, that's a clear choice.  Seriously, everyone's just less judgmental on the Westside, you know what I mean.  Well, there are some pretty fascist people out in SM, but let's not get into that.  LOL, if this site wanted to move product, my commentary would be a poor choice. 

 

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A couple of months back, midday just after lunch, I tried the massive quote single post, normal_smile%20.gifwarrenpchi style. Nearly a full page worth... I handled it!

 

When I clicked "Submit" I got ph34r.gifthe Head-Fi Maintenance update screen. 

 

I'll bet you did!  eek.gif  Oh no!  That happened to me once, once, never again as I tend to copy long posts to clipboard right before I send.  A CTRL+C in time saves $@%#&!

 

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A couple of months back, midday just after lunch, I tried the massive quote single post, normal_smile%20.gifwarrenpchi style. Nearly a full page worth... I handled it!

 

I've been quoting a-la Warren style to Warren for the past week - seems to be working out.

 

Wait, why is this being named after me all of a sudden?  I'm not the only that does this right?  I can't believe that I'm the only one that does this, it just makes so much sense.

 

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All the recs are keeping you from your masterpiece!

 

Dam right they are.

 

No worries, I got your back.  Though it does get a little hairy when they start asking specific questions about gear I haven't heard.  Hey Mupps, if you every get hideously bored, you should check out the recommendation threads.  Many a head-fier could benefit from your experience, TwinQY and I both think so.

 

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You get used to it.  Hey, if y'all haven't done so, you should subscribe to a_rec's channel.

 

Watching it is great fun. Best enjoyed with a glass of cool refreshing Coca-[redacted]

 

Although... I should admit that every once in a while I zone out when a_rec gets all into build quality and cables and stuff.  I'm not saying that it's not important, just that it's like, not that important to me.  That's when I start looking around the room or try to figure out what he's listening to based on his screen saver.

 

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Hahaha, in his case though, was very easy to rec as he wanted something Mad Dog like.

 

I was actually going off his HD600 thing. I forget the other thing I had mentioned.

 

TBH, I was rather amused to see him (you, gelocks) there at all.  IMO, this thread would probably have given him a better response to that particular question.

 

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It takes me too long to write posts to do the multi-quote thing. by the time I posted, I would be 10 pages behind and the next post would need to be even longer.

 

Luckily for me, I'm anachronistic enough that I had just the right amount of IDGAF in cases like that.  wink.gif

 

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lol I've had that happen before. Did you try clicking the back button and copy and paste it for later :P.

 

+1  That works too.  Though I've gotten in the habit of a preemptive copy just in case.

 

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A couple of months back, midday just after lunch, I tried the massive quote single post, normal_smile%20.gifwarrenpchi style. Nearly a full page worth... I handled it!

 

When I clicked "Submit" I got ph34r.gifthe Head-Fi Maintenance update screen. 

 

I've lost too much due to not saving over the years, that I've started to copy my entire post at intervals if I'm taking a while to write down my thoughts.  It's a little overkill, but I've yet to lose a post like that (though I lost a couple of 20 page papers while in college and some real work since then).  I usually end up not posting at all though.  If I actually posted every time I had at least 50 words in written in this box, I'd already be over 1,500 posts.  I also tend to take a lot to PM's.

 

THIS.  smile.gif

 

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I've been contemplating that myself. If I could get say 150 for my ALO RX MKII, 140 for my UHA-4, 75 for my FXT90, 160 for my HD25, 120 for my M-80, 160 for my Q701, 70 for my UE700, 200 for my e-Q7 and 50 for my Sony XB700. I could easily cover that Fostex headphone. 

 

Um. Don't do that until you've heard it lol. The TH900 sounds pretty nice and it's on my list but I wouldn't blind buy it...

 

 

DF, you're talking about Canadian aftermarket prices right?  Just asking because the FXT90 can be had for $75 new here, I got my M-80 for $130 new here, and I got my UE700 for $75 new here.  That XB700 for $50 is quite reasonable though, especially in light of it's discontinuation.

 

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Of all the on board references, a majority seem to be coming from (Ahem)


So tsundere for that JATPS

 

Still do not know WTF that is... a good thing maybe?

 

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Fetishisizing driver count is fun and all...I forget my point. It is fun. I'd personally love to hear a 8.A or a 10.A or a ES10X or a F999.


Keep in mind just because it has more drivers doesn't mean it will sound better. :)

 

Also keep in mind just because it has more drivers doesn't mean it actually exists (although maybe it should?).

 

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Ferrari 458 - No, no, no.

 

That's such a sad story... hopefully the LaFerrari will be better.  I actually have high hopes for the new Stingray.  Outside of the Volt/CTS-V/Challenger, it's probably the first American car that I've been hopeful about in quite some time.

 

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Maybe you guys can help me out here.....

I was think what kind of a effect will a DIY pure silver cable have on a MDR-1R???

and also I was doing some research and I found this: http://www.oyaide.com/ENGLISH/AUDIO/products_category/headphone_earphone_cbl/hpc-hd598.html

Will this have any impact on my HD518???

 

Just a reality check type of question... how much does said cable cost versus, say, another pair of headphones?

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The price of the Volt is just ridiculous. For $40K I can think of a dozen gas cars I would rather have - starting with a BMW 3-series. The upcharge for being green is just too high - and with the long commute I have, I would be using the gas engine before I got to work, and would be on gas all the way home. mad.gif
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its I think $100....

but i cant get a better headphone than the hd518 at that price can i?

well any who as it is useless I am not getting it.....

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Welp, I got my K550 video up:

 

 

If only the K550 sounded like how I would like it to sound; then it would be a prize jewel in my collection. :P

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Welp, I got my K550 video up:




If only the K550 sounded like how I would like it to sound; then it would be a prize jewel in my collection. :P

Love that logo that you use whenever there's text popping up. Was that there the whole time and I just noticed it now?
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Love that logo that you use whenever there's text popping up. Was that there the whole time and I just noticed it now?

 

Ooh no that's a new thing :3 Channel branding exercise! I'm glad you like it... just playing around with ideas. I actually was thinking of what would represent "thing". I started with a question mark but it seemed a little sad. A box reminds me of a companion cube. When I think of the word 'thing' I tend to think of a box, not a circle or any other shape oddly. There is something so bluntly thinglike about an oblong.

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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

haha page 800... we're almost 5k at the animu thread. 

 

yop

 

Totally different style of thread.

 

Now and then the diary enters into chat room mode (as it has in recent weeks), but in general this place is more about metered discussion. So while there are less posts overall, individual posts tend to be more fleshed out in comparison.

 

Also keep in mind this is PART 2, and actually the THIRD diary thread, so the post count was reset.

 

 

 


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Haven't run into one negative word about them yet. 

 

 

Cable...................... 

Metallic midrange tint......................... 

Not bright enough for some folks.......................

 

But yeah, overall hard to beat for the money. I like them a lot.

 

 


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I didn't realise that my use of wrong punctuation mattered so much.
I really didn't think that much about it.
I can change if needed?

 

I'm a college professor, so a lot of my time these days is spent writing and reading the writing of others. Alas, such scrutiny is one of the inherent dangers of posting here.

 

Really though, written communication is the primary mode of communication on an Internet forum. I suspect that for a lot of head-fiers smoke signals from the burning of piles of cash will soon overtake this in popularity, but until then it's not unreasonable to expect people to focus on your writing.

 

It's all good natured, either way.

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