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As for what you should buy next, I say buy none of those save up a bit more money and get yourself some summit-fi customs/universals. Either that or bug the regs on here for advice on a top tier desktop setup.

 

My CE ones will suffice for now, and if I feel the itch for more I'll hop on the BA6 train when it gets released wink.gif I hate to be a fanboy, but I've been impressed enough with Phil's dedication at Cosmic Ears to be converted. Though saving for an X3 (or maybe a DX50 eek.gif) when it comes out is a thought.

 

As far as desktops go, I built mine around 3 years ago with mid/high tier specs. I don't game much more, but I do have quite a bit of music that I've collected over the years. The only other thing I would want to upgrade is my graphics card, the GTX460 has been put through some major OCing lol

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Just got the ES10. Man this is such classic Audio Technica. Every single time I try some AT gear I am impressed by their single mindedness when it comes to vocals.

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Just got the ES10. Man this is such classic Audio Technica. Every single time I try some AT gear I am impressed by their single mindedness when it comes to vocals.

With that in mind though, is there any of the AT IEMs that can match or surpass my Chiri-chan (the 7550) at vocals (at the same price point. Don't want to hear "worth" BS).
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You're gonna miss all the plumbing punsL3000.gif

My good old chap... if you will link them biggrin.gif

They start here:-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626954/the-diary-entries-of-a-little-girl-who-is-now-30-part-2/12225#post_9445420

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With that in mind though, is there any of the AT IEMs that can match or surpass my Chiri-chan (the 7550) at vocals (at the same price point. Don't want to hear "worth" BS).

 

I would imagine that the CK90Pro MK2 is a contender...

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Just got the ES10. Man this is such classic Audio Technica. Every single time I try some AT gear I am impressed by their single mindedness when it comes to vocals.

I regret not buying a second hand ES10 for 50 bucks 

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I regret not buying a second hand ES10 for 50 bucks 

 

HOLY

 

Where did you see that? Are you crazy? I would have bought that in a heartbeat. Even if you didn't like it the resale alone :s

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HOLY

 

Where did you see that? Are you crazy? I would have bought that in a heartbeat. Even if you didn't like it the resale alone :s

Yahoo Japan Auctions biggrin.gif

 

BTW how does the ES10 go against the MDR 1R and the Momentum? 


Edited by veyrongatti - 5/20/13 at 6:18am
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Congrats on the new albums, DF. Yes they were my recs. I'm especially fond of TRST.

 

Which reminds me, I need to post....

 


 

Music Dump Part Deux

 

(part one here)

 

NOTE: If you're going to quote any part of this post, for the love of all that is holy, PLEASE EDIT OUT THE CLIPS. If you repost this whole thing just to add a few lines I will be very sad!

 

 

 

Thee Oh Sees's Floating Coffin - "Night Crawler"

 

Oh sheet I love this band. This is one of their latest releases, and my favorite track off of it. Not much to really say TBH, just that these guys rock out in a way a lot of bands that are too self conscious just fail to grasp.

 

I also can't not think of John K. whenever I see their frontman John Dwyer for some reason.

 

 

 

 

Here's another track I'm fond of, "The Stinking Cloud" ....

 

 

From Castlemania whose album title and cover art are so full of win.

 


 

Airs' "Adore" from the album Adore ...

 

 

Somewhat amateurish doom-y shoegaze post-metal-whatever, and it's great. You kind of have to have an appreciation for "I did this in my bedroom" production and sad whiney boy vocals tho, so I can certainly foresee others not really digging this like I do. If you can get on board with stuff like Nadja (the band, not the book ... or maybe the book too, I'unno...) then you can probably see the appeal here.

 

Nadja's "Machina"

 

 

So I figured I may as well post this too: one of the more "accessible" tracks (doesn't that just have a ring of smarm to it? Weeeee!) from the Canadian duo Nadja. The more literary minded should recognize from where the name comes. While I've always preferred Bataille to his arch rival Breton, this band has always been one of my absolute favorites for some reason that frankly eludes me.

 

Give this a chance. Please. Sit back with some decent headphones (don't have the volume too high, I don't know how YouTube handles volume half the time) and just let the buzz wash over you. How would I describe this type of music? Well it certainly owes a lot to doom metal, though this particular piece isn't that doom-y**. These are more like buzzy dronescapes with doom metal chord progressions slowly ground out atop them, or sound installation feedback-scapes with some death metal discontent coursing through its veins. Some publications come up with obnoxious gene splice titles like doomgaze or dronedoom. I prefer yarn doom. It's like a tar pit in hell, only filled with yarn instead of lava. Or giant plushie monoliths made of felt colliding in space. Or King Ghidorah shooting lightning bolts made of silly string.

 

Here's another track, one of the first Nadja tracks I'd heard, and still one of my favs. It's sort of the ubiquitous Nadja track for me in a lot of ways. "Breakpoint" from Truth Becomes Death:

 

 

**The track "Machina" was originally a solo recording by Aidan Baker, one half of the Nadja duo (along with a bassist named Leah Buckley). Baker's solo work tends to be more mellow, less blasted and overdriven. This particular Nadja album, Belles Betes, is basically re-workings of his solo stuff in which it's given the Nadja treatment. 

 


 

Also like the Nadja stuff above, this stuff below isn't particularly new, though I wanted to list it because it kind of gets associated with it for me. Birchville Cat Motel.

 

 

Their stuff is a lot more infused with Eastern drone sensibilities, but it can get pretty heavy and punishing at times. They also have a darker side that performs under the guise Black Boned Angel (a name taken from a Godflesh song, so you might know what to expect there). They've even performed together with Nadja:

 

 

"Christ Send Light." This is straight up mega-doom, a lot moreso than either band on their own interesting enough. And while I'm at it, I may as well post another ultra-doom band that has nothing to do with either Nadja or Birchville Cat Motel / Black Boned Angel:

 

 

Monument of Urns' "Absence". I honestly know nothing about these guys, so they may very well have everything to do with Nadja or BCM / BBA. *shrug*

 

Warning: this is noisy and will probably annoy a lot of people who don't like doom metal.

 

The cool thing about Monument of Urns is precisely that mysteriousness. For the last ten years or so they've been quietly releasing mini CD-Rs and CDs, those little 3" ones that are annoying because they wont work with a lot of slot loading drives. Each one comes with a little index card that is hand made, illustrated with some geometrical patterns and skeletons and stuff. Each release contains a single track, usually 30 minutes long. So basically you get one track every two years or so. They're so doom-y, they even take forever between each track. The last one was "The Old Man and Death" which came out roughly two years ago, so I imagine they're due for another release pretty soon.

 


 

So, changing gears pretty abruptly, the new Ulrich Schnauss is interesting. It's almost like... Ulrich Schnauss filtered through Mouse on Mars. Or something. Which is to say I'm hooked.

 

 

"Her and the Sea" from A Long Way to Fall.

 

Fans of mellow bleepy bloopy stuff will dig this, I'm sure. These tracks have an especially glassy sound to them, like glass tubes clinking together. Or the sound water drops make when rejoining the sink's collective.

 

More mellow stuff:

 

 

The new Pan American, "The Cloud Room" from Cloud Room, Glass Room.

 

I've always had airports and hubs of travel (ports, train stations, etc.). Especially at odd hours, like really early in the morning when the storefronts are mostly closed and the ghostly cast of the artificial lighting gives the place an eerie but peaceful kind of vibe. It's oddly comforting to me. It's like, there's always something going on somewhere. People going in various directions, each one with his or her own story and destination. A hub of possibility, itself often overlooked as transitory in favor of the destination itself.

 

In that sense, are the head-fi forums not like an airport?** Only for a lot of folks, the flight never gets boarded. They just stay in the lobby milling about.

 

**The "are not x like y?" questions betray my Zizek influence. LMAO.

 


 

Last track for this particular dump. Yeah, sorry for taking a long dump here.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Yes I'm mature.

 

 

"Panoramic" from Lusine's new album The Waiting Room.

 

Really excited about this album as I'm a fan of their previous album Language Barrier. Compared to that effort this new album is a lot less Fennesz-ish, more propulsive and energetic. A lot more danceable. Really fine electronic music with classic techno hints and enough atmosphere to inspire the good feels.

 


 

Part 3 forthcoming!


Edited by MuppetFace - 5/20/13 at 6:26am
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Yahoo Japan Auctions biggrin.gif

 

BTW how does the ES10 go against the MDR 1R and the Momentum? 

 

It's immediately very V-shaped so it's hard to compare. Initial impressions are: if I can get the ES10 more comforable (the stock pads are quite yuck and clamping force is a little high but people have been using ESW11 leather pads on these with success) I will trade the MDR-1R's out for them. I concluded that I don't really need the Momentum AND MDR-1R. The ES10 is not a subtle headphone; its a bit brash compared to the MDR-1R and Momentum. Definitely has a fun bass line!

 

EDIT: Next time we have a meet Veyron come and listen :)

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I do not even know how synergy could be deniable. Some stuff sounds great together, some stuff does not, but sound great paired with other stuff....Tera and se5, great synergy. Tera and Miracles, bad synergy, for technical reasons. Ak100 mod and Miracles great synergy. Ak100 mod and Kaede, ok synergy, but a bit bright.

My song these days, please give it a listen :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfsw3_karH8

I don't think anyone would question that synergy exists, personally I just find it problematic as a means of discussing equipment. As a concise and direct statement of taste, concerning a specific pairing of equipment, I guess it's pretty useful. However I feel it is a sort of interim statement. In a way it is good in that it has definite qualifications of the equipment involved, but it's not the kind of observation I prefer. I find the concept of synergy overly dependant on taste, and discussions of taste are not typically all that productive.
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Oh yeah, so in other news, I scored a pair of Beyerdynamic electrostats.

 

 

 

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These were the first 'stats from Germany, the ET-1000. I paid roughly $300 and got a working pair, a second backup pair for parts, and the power supply. An extremely good deal, as a single pair of the 'stats alone have sold for more at times.

 

Wikiphonia has an original review for them, as well as an ad featuring a reclining man who looks vaguely like Ned Flanders.

 

Click the review below to make it readable.

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to giving these a listen!

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Oh yeah, so in other news, I scored a pair of Beyerdynamic electrostats.

 

These were the first 'stats from Germany, the ET-1000. I paid roughly $300 and got a working pair, a second backup pair for parts, and the power supply. An extremely good deal, as a single pair of the 'stats alone have sold for more at times.

They're really good looking as well. Nice buy!

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Looking forward to giving these a listen!

 

Please make that pose and expression when you are listening.

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hey Swimsonny do you ever listen to music while swimming?

 

You should get one of these http://www.sony.com.au/product/nwz-w273 and tell me how it works haha, I'm really curious :0

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