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Nope, I sent mine in a few months ago for a...

chaaange into digital champion, toooo save the digital world.

Sorry, been nostalgically watching DBZ and digimon all morning.

Damn, several months ago? Talk about gettin ahead of the pack. I'm expecting a lot out of them after readin JpMilner and GnarlSagan's impressions
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Damn, several months ago? Talk about gettin ahead of the pack. I'm expecting a lot out of them after readin JpMilner and GnarlSagan's impressions

 

Yep, I sent them in for a channel imbalance issue at first though.

 

I'm not sure I'd agree with gnarl's assessment, especially with him coming from the ER4. 

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Damn, several months ago? Talk about gettin ahead of the pack. I'm expecting a lot out of them after readin JpMilner and GnarlSagan's impressions

Seriously. Everything is just so confusing.

Liking the avatar eke. It's very timely lol. Makes me feel like I need to get update mine...
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Liking the avatar eke. It's very timely lol. Makes me feel like I need to get update mine...

 

Thanks! Why is it timely? Sorry if I'm being slow.

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I imagine you making that face every time you post a gif in a response lol, which I've been seeing more of. So... timely?
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I imagine you making that face every time you post a gif in a response lol, which I've been seeing more of. So... timely?

 

Ha. I do, actually.

 

I'll be going back to the lion soon though. I just needed a change.

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I just returned from getting my impressions.  It didn't feel as weird as I'd imagined.  We'll see if they result in a good fit or not, but I'm hopeful.

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I just returned from getting my impressions.  It didn't feel as weird as I'd imagined.  We'll see if they result in a good fit or not, but I'm hopeful.

 

What ciems are you going for?

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Thread Starter 

I think the SM64 is a really great sounding earphone; talked about it a bit earlier on in the thread. I personally wouldn't use Comply tips since those tend to bring out the bass and deemphasize the treble. With their high impedance they make an excellent match for the [un-modded] AK100, and synergistically it was one of the more impressive portable combos I've heard in a while.

 

On that note, I think I need to start reserving my impressions for diary entries for accessibility reasons. Also need to make a listing of entries in the first post, organized by date, with a little summary after each one. It just never really seemed important enough to do before.

 

Re: the advice thread: I used to hang out there, but it got old really quickly because I kept seeing the same questions over and over again. Frequently you see people who don't take any time to do research and want quick, easy answers. They expect you to somehow know what type of taste they have, and often times they feel like they're entitled to help, as if you have nothing better to do than roleplay a blue shirt at Best Buy. Frequently seems to be in a hurry, with verbiage like "GO! GO!" Rarely says thanks. Another type of individual, on the other hand, is the one who does a lot of research and already has enough to say on the matter to fill a wiki. Thing about this type is more often than not he/she has already made up his/her mind and is actually just looking for validation. These folks essentially want you to tell them their decision is the right one. You can tell because they already seem to favor one product in their list, and if you try to steer them away or suggest something else, they seem to always find a way to come back around to it. Eventually they'll disregard your advice entirely, but still thank you as if you somehow implied their choice was best.

 

So yeah, I don't hang around the advice threads, but I still end up giving a lot of advice to people via PM. I get several PMs a day on average. A lot of folks I talk to this way are genuinely nice, and I really don't mind helping people out if they're genuinely willing to look into my suggestions and not simply looking for a stamp of approval. Actually I'm mostly bringing this up to say that if you send me a PM, and I don't reply right away (or don't reply at all), don't take it personally. I get a lot of PMs and it's hard for me to keep track of everything sometimes, so stuff gets lost in the shuffle. Especially around this time of the semester when finals are taking place. My mind is in a bunch of different places most of the time anyway, as I'm kind of a flighty person, so the extra-busy schedule just makes it worse. Just send me another PM if you don't hear back from me.

 

 

Housekeeping:

 

I'm working on some write-ups and articles sporadically:

 

~> Final Audio Heaven V and V Aging impressions for Musica Acoustics blog (finished)

~> Experience w/ FitEar (MH335 versus C435) for CYMBA CAVUM (in progress)

~> Abyss AB-1266 impressions for CS and elsewhere (upcoming)

~> Battle of the stat amps (Electra versus LL2 versus BHSE) for CS (in progress)

~> Canal Works impressions for CYMBA CAVUM (upcoming)

 

Awaiting some orders:

 

~> FitEar Private C435

~> Astell & Kern AK100 in gold

~> King Sound Emperor

~> Tralucent 1Plus2

 

Possible future orders and interest list:

 

~> New Canal Works: CW-L05QD, CW-L12, CW-51a

~> FitEar Private 333

~> Ocharaku Donguri

~> Ocharaku Flat4-KURO

~> FitEar Parterre

~> Widing ME-10DX

~> Shure SE846

~> Final Audio Pandora X

~> InEar Monitoring Stage Divers

~> Unique Melody 3DD (skeptical, but we'll see)

~> Rooth Elpis

~> Custom Art dual driver

~> Aurisonics ASG-2

 


 

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Also, as an aside, I figured I'd mention the collector's market continues to astonish me. I was bidding on a pair of Sansui SS-100, a vintage planar magnetic that isn't too high on the foodchain in terms of sound (it has T50 diaphragms but T30 magnets I think?) but gets a lot of attention because of its really cool design. They used to go for $200-300 or thereabouts. $400 maybe if the set was pristine. I found an NOS pair not too long ago but lost the auction by $5 a while back, and so ever since I've been keeping an eye out for another. On head-fi you see mention of some sales in the $550-ish range, but this is starting to get a little unreasonable.

 

Anyway, for this auction I set my max bid to $500. I figured I might be outbid, but I didn't care that much. When I checked the auction, sure enough I was outbid, but the end price is what surprised me.

 

$850

 

That's insane. Now, I know I'm insane. I've made some stupid choices, done some irrational things. But seriously... that much for a mediocre ortho that isn't as rare as some of the other OEMs for the T50? Come on, folks. The vintage ortho market has gotten really crazy in recent years, and what was once a fun way to get in on some amazing gear (so long as you put in the effort to tune them up) has given way to more summit-fi posturing BS. Collectors ruin everything. I say that as someone who is a collector, but rapidly becoming disgusted by this whole thing.


Edited by MuppetFace - 5/16/13 at 10:17am
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Nice post Romy. I ordered some Westone star tips a few days ago for my W4. I ordered 2 different sizes I'm hoping they work out. I'm guessing once I find the proper fitting tips the bassyness won't be as bad. Seems like everyone whose bought the star tips are raving about them so we'll see
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Indexed impressions posts, more impressions and possible advice through PMs? Smashing!
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On a less expensive note, I ended up getting the Vsonic VC02 to hold me over until I can get customs done. 

 


They aren't bad, too bad allergies+no caffeine makes me hate the world and everything in it.

 

P.S.- Good post Romy. The Heaven V Aging keeps looking cooler to me, but after realizing what a pain it is for universals that aren't shallow fit to get comfy, I decided no.

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I just returned from getting my impressions.  It didn't feel as weird as I'd imagined.  We'll see if they result in a good fit or not, but I'm hopeful.

 

My first go at impressions only got me to the section of the arena my seat was located. Second attempt got me there biggrin.gif by Row & Seat number. I asked and my audiologist was fine with the redo at no cost.

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I used to buy on auctions a lot and it very often happened that one specific auction went for way more than others and the next week, another one ende for a much more sane number. A lot of it has to do with luck and timing. Sometimes other people willing to pay more and who want something NOW will jack up a price, and unfortunately they want it at the same time as you. I know this is a rarer item so the same observations can't be directly applied but I doubt that the next two or three that come up for auction will go for that much. Keep looking out.
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Dammit, just when I thought I was starting to fit in...

 

Never fit in - fit ears.

 

Definitely out of my budget.  frown.gif

 

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Yup, I can imagine some of the responses she'd get too... "Um thanks, but I don't think you understand what I want.  I asked for in ears, not out of head."  Annnnddd... facepalm.

 

I think I'd cry of joy.

 

LOL, yeah but Romy wouldn't.  I guess that's one of the downsides right?  Not knowing how much they already know - or don't know - when they make a request.

 

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The JATPS part.  I mean, I know what it stands for and all... but I don't know what that thing is.  Or why it's important.  Or is it?

 

My unbridled hatred for Jazz At The Pawnshop? Apparently my comment for that was extremely reputable so might want to backtrack to that.

 

There are days when I find myself less exploratory in terms of music.  The past few weeks or so have been like that.  I keep thinking that one of these days I'll hear something that makes me want to have a torrid affair with music, or at least a decent one night stand.  Hasn't happened lately though.  And from your description, I doubt JATPS is going to be it.

 

BTW Silent, it's one of those gray days here where is seems like the ocean just sucked all the heat out of the air, you know what I mean.

 

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Okay, so I'm not being all lazy and apathetic then?

 

Hardly! No time for useless interruptions, no no. You're simply living in the moment, intimately involved in the familiar. thumbsup.gif

 

Perfect!  I think it's also because I haven't gotten anything new in a while and don't really see a reason to switch too often.  UE600 is in the mail though, definitely want to hear what a less bright UE700 sounds like.  Hopefully it's not too far from what I'm used to, and just more laid back.

 

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Basically the lady said the phone number will cause errors in the automated machines and thus it will get held back...

 

That makes sense.  BTW, the USPS seems to have some amazing OCR software.

 

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Most of the problem I think is that people try to place limits on what matters, absolute thresholds, blanket statements etc.  If you are looking at two specific pieces of equipment, to be used with specific headphones it becomes much easier to compare on a technical level.  At this point in my journey I find it most useful to use a combination of measurements and subjective listening, measurements are useful to make sense of what is being heard and subjective listening to decide whether the differences in equipment are for better or worse or non-existent.  Personally I tend to prefer listening first, don't let other people tell you what you can or cannot hear - listen for yourself then decide.

 

Concur.  Though, I do think most of us do this right?

 

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I think it is important to test things out even if they seem ridiculous, just as long as they don't cost money...

 

Yeah, that not costing money part has proven to be exceedingly difficult in my experience, at least for things that I truly want to try out.

 

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I just returned from getting my impressions.  It didn't feel as weird as I'd imagined.  We'll see if they result in a good fit or not, but I'm hopeful.

 

Let's all keep our fingers crossed and the good luck wishes going until you get them.  Stressful though, I remember being on pins and needles for a while for DF not too long ago.

 

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On that note, I think I need to start reserving my impressions for diary entries for accessibility reasons. Also need to make a listing of entries in the first post, organized by date, with a little summary after each one. It just never really seemed important enough to do before.

 

This is a fantastic idea!  Just, well, I hope that reserving impressions doesn't mean you post less - in cases where you otherwise would not have posted, but then did so with impressions serving as the impetus.

 

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Re: the advice thread: I used to hang out there, but it got old really quickly because I kept seeing the same questions over and over again.

 

Yeah, that part can be a drag.  Often times, I wish someone would read the recommendation post that TwinQY or I just made - right before their post - as it pretty much as the answer that they are looking for.  And of course, we'd feel like cads for linking to that post, so we just end up repeating ourselves.

 

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Frequently you see people who don't take any time to do research and want quick, easy answers. They expect you to somehow know what type of taste they have, and often times they feel like they're entitled to help, as if you have nothing better to do than roleplay a blue shirt at Best Buy. Frequently seems to be in a hurry, with verbiage like "GO! GO!" Rarely says thanks.

 

Yes, the nature of the game I suppose.  Though, they usually say thanks these days.  Also, I'd like to think that I know a bit more than the blue shirts at BB... at least all the blue shirts that I've met.

 

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Another type of individual, on the other hand, is the one who does a lot of research and already has enough to say on the matter to fill a wiki. Thing about this type is more often than not he/she has already made up his/her mind and is actually just looking for validation. These folks essentially want you to tell them their decision is the right one. You can tell because they already seem to favor one product in their list, and if you try to steer them away or suggest something else, they seem to always find a way to come back around to it. Eventually they'll disregard your advice entirely, but still thank you as if you somehow implied their choice was best.

 

Yeah, there's one guy who is posting repeatedly and waiting for someone to tell him it's okay to get the XBA-3 (or was it an XBA-2?).  Starting to get just a little tiring.

 

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Actually I'm mostly bringing this up to say that if you send me a PM, and I don't reply right away (or don't reply at all), don't take it personally. I get a lot of PMs and it's hard for me to keep track of everything sometimes, so stuff gets lost in the shuffle. Especially around this time of the semester when finals are taking place. My mind is in a bunch of different places most of the time anyway, as I'm kind of a flighty person, so the extra-busy schedule just makes it worse. Just send me another PM if you don't hear back from me.

 

As they're intrusions anyway, I wouldn't ever hold an expectation of a reply, so no worries.  But thanks for that anyway!  smile.gif

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