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That's a handsome updating of the original style of scholar's glasses (basically, perfectly-round horn rims).

 

I like frontier-style gold rims, myself. Unfortunately my eyeglass prescriptions require lenses thicker and heavier than they can support. I've got a set of original vintage rims that I got on the hope I could use them, but no luck.

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I feel this might be a good solution...for swimsonny.


Bit late..... But something is needed, my collection is a MESS. Mine are in cases and then stored in drawers with moisture pads. To be honest my desk nor ally as a few scattered over it and there's a few amps and players and a billion cables.....

I'm gonna go tidy up ahaha
Edited by Swimsonny - 5/23/13 at 7:33am
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That's a handsome updating of the original style of scholar's glasses (basically, perfectly-round horn rims).

 

I like frontier-style gold rims, myself. Unfortunately my eyeglass prescriptions require lenses thicker and heavier than they can support. I've got a set of original vintage rims that I got on the hope I could use them, but no luck.

 

Very much look like the Superfocus Bauhaus

 

http://superfocus.com/superfocus-frames?__utma=116204437.264178711.1369320654.1369320654.1369320654.1&__utmb=116204437.3.10.1369320654&__utmc=116204437&__utmx=-&__utmz=116204437.1369320654.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=%28not%20provided%29&__utmv=-&__utmk=23987066

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Long live the Emperor of Manchukuo!

 

BTW, since you're into all the Mao folklore, have you watched The Founding of a Republic? Even though it paints Mao as a bit too folkhero-ish, I thought it was a decent, objective-ish (relatively, given that it was nevertheless state-funded) film about the fall of the KMT and the rise of the PRC.

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Just finished watching season 5 of Leverage......   Too bad it was the last.

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I need to get new glasses soon, can't shoot worth a darn in my current ones. Maybe some Spider Jerusalems would do the trick.

 

 

 

I don't know what happened to my HD800's, but I like  what I'm hearing. Finally, bass that doesn't suck, and the treble is even more pronounced now. Maybe the drivers loosened up? I might be able to end my Head-Fi journey now. Nothing left but to get a statement DAC, and I can quit. Ha.....

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Call me paranoid, but I live in an area where break-ins aren't too uncommon, so I'd rather not have all my IEMs in a single easy-to-tote-away location.




In other news, horn-rimmed glasses are really awesome. Black frames are getting a little tired tho, and I'd like to see more colorful choices on folks. Or even a differentapproach to a lack-of-color such as the "pharmacy clear" look. Y'know, the type of plastic that looks like a toothbrush or set of generic reading glasses you'd pick up at a Rite Aid or sumpin'.


Looks delightfully antiseptic, no?


I completely agree with the don't put all your eggs in one basket mentality, as convenient as it would be. We don't need to help the unscrupulous, though I hate how it has to affect our lives.


My horn-rimmed glasses agree with you biggrin.gif
Antiseptic is a great word for it but in a kind of cool, how we think the future would be right now, kind of way.



Does anyone know if an IEM can have different decay characteristics at different parts of the frequency response, assuming a single driver?
Edited by vwinter - 5/23/13 at 10:05am
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Dear Diary Members,

 

So, I have to rant, because I don't know how else to vent my frustration. So, I'm friends with the local Rooth distributor here, and they asked me to take product shots for them, and as a favor (no, not taking any kickbacks... get your mind out of the gutter) I took some shots for them, like so:

IE8x3 Remold TF10 Remold

Shots like these were posted on the Facebook page for Rooth Taiwan. Then, about a week ago, I get an annoyed message from the guys running Rooth Taiwan that they found these shots all over Treoo.com. They weren't asked or even notified that these pictures were going to be used, and what was worse was the the logos that were originally affixed to the shots were cropped away, and the Treoo website automatically applies their own watermark on top of all pictures on the website (and prevents them from being saved). Normally, I take disappointed sigh of exasperation at the ignorance people have when it comes to the legal and fair usage of pictures posted on the internet, but this was taking it a little too far. There was zero credit of where the pictures came from, and the automatic watermark makes it seem like they own these pictures. I took a quick look around their website, and it's full of stuff like this --- pictures cribbed from other websites with no acknowledgement of where they came from. It's one thing if you're reposting cool pictures you see on your Tumblr, and it's another thing when you're cropping and altering pictures that you stole from the internet, and then using them for commercial purposes. So, I had a little e-mail chat with the folks from Treoo, asking them politely, but sternly, to take down the pictures. They did. I decided to award their compliance by giving them pictures for them to use specifically for their site, except with strict instructions on their usage. Unfortunately, they really haven't followed those instructions. First of all, I told them that the pictures were not to be altered in any way, including not being re-compressed. The pictures that I see being used are clearly recompressed. If their webstore software automatically does that, then they should've had the good sense not to use my pictures. Secondly, and more seriously, I told them with explicit directions to name the source of the pictures in clear text on the same page on which the pictures were displayed. They have not done that.

 

At this point, I'm tired of dealing with them, and frankly it doesn't feel like it's worth the effort. Even though I take it very seriously, I don't do photography professionally. I'm not getting paid for any of this. I have better ways to spend my time than to chase down DMCA violations. However, seeing people blatantly disrespect the work you've put in is extremely disconcerting.

 

/RANT

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I must say they are really nice pictures and them Red Hybrid CIEMs look lush. As for the Treeo thing, i get your frustration, just shows you being nice sometimes is not worth its time. 

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Frankly, I think they're just too stupid to know how to work their own website. They're not even a real store. They're a pure online presence that just collects commission for selling products.

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Ouch, that sucks Tom. I totally get your frustration: you put effort into your craft, and you see it bastardized and aren't even acknowledged for it. Really this hobby could benefit from a code of conduct when it comes to previews and reviews. You'd think this stuff was obvious, but when you go through the additional trouble of telling them....

 

Edit: Seems like their storefront has a mind of its own lol.

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With a bit of I Am Legend thrown in... biggrin.gif

 

I would agree as I liked that film (3rd or 4th remake though it was) with the exception of missing or diluting the one of the major plot points. See the Vincent Price version "Last Man On Earth" for the real treat ment.

 

I am a little leary on After Earth as Shamalyan went a little overly (hostel type)morbid for a while there and there are a lot of people named Smith in the credits.confused_face_2.gif

 

As my HF life somewhat parallels real life, all I have to say there is "I haven't seen them."

 

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Thats sorta how I feel about my ER4S's........after almost 20 years.eek.gif

 

ER-4S have been around for 20 years???

 

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Really?  Centralization is one of the things I'm going for in this case.  Ideally, I'd like to have one central housing project for all of them - preferably one with an auxiliary drawer for storing the includes (additional tips, hard cases, etc.).  Then I'd like to have a separate otter or pelican case with subdivisions so that I could carry two or three of my FOTMs at all times.  If I want to go all utilitarian, I guess I could look at art/tackle boxes as well.

 

Call me paranoid, but I live in an area where break-ins aren't too uncommon, so I'd rather not have all my IEMs in a single easy-to-tote-away location.

 

Wut?  You have got to get outta there soon Romy.  Semester's almost over right?  On to Portland, and a more temperate climate!

 

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I actually keep most of my IEMs in the original packaging, and only the ones I use most are in otter boxes.

 

That's pretty much the system I've got going now... with the exception that I use the included hardshells when possible.  But something about everything in it's right place (no Radiohead jokes please) comforts me.  I think it the years and years I spent with comics and card collecting and what not.

 

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Do you have access to a pool?  Something tells me that you'd be so much happier in a fully aquatic environment on days like this.

 

If I had my druthers, I'd have a pair of gills and live in a fully aquatic environment all summer long.

 

LOL, druthers!  You can take the girl outta the South, but you ain't gon take the South outta the girl!  biggrin.gif

 

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Wait, it's really cool because it's really cool?  Or it's really cool because - all things considered - it was probably the most expedient way to fall into the Abyss?

 

No, I think it's really cool. It gives people an opportunity to audition really high-end gear they may not have a chance to otherwise.

 

The 5% fee is understandable, because it keeps folks with no intention of ever buying something from just milking the system. Obviously with something as expensive as the Abyss, the fees are pricey (almost $300), but the fees become credit you can use for future purchases, so if you're genuinely in the market for a headphone or an amp it's not a waste as they have a very big assortment of gear.

 

The guy who runs the place, Ethan, is a swell dude. He's genuinely into this hobby and will give sound advice to customers.

 

Oh, okay then, just checkin'.  redface.gif  Wait, so if I wanted to audition something far more affordable, like say an HE-400, then I'd pay a correspondingly smaller rental fee?

 

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Don't get me wrong, meets are still ace, but they're best as a social event with auditioning on the side. Conditions for auditioning aren't exactly ideal. With The Cable Co., you get to try out the gear in your home for a few weeks and hear how it synergizes with your preexisting stuff. You can get a much better feel for it over time, in better environmental conditions.

 

Just thought of the figurines that y'all have... momentarily had a full stop-motion epic going through my mind.  biggrin.gif

 

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In other news, horn-rimmed glasses are really awesome. Black frames are getting a little tired tho, and I'd like to see more colorful choices on folks. Or even a different approach to a lack-of-color such as the "pharmacy clear" look. Y'know, the type of plastic that looks like a toothbrush or set of generic reading glasses you'd pick up at a Rite Aid or sumpin'.

 

 

Looks delightfully antiseptic, no?

 

Honestly, and I think this might be part of the intended effect, but kind of looked right past the glasses on this one.  It makes one (or me at least) want to focus on the person rather than glasses.  I reckon that's a good thing no?

 

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Actually, it kind of reminds me of...

 

 

Vastly different price tag of course.  On that note, I've some private impressions and assurances that the SE846 is, amazingly, fully worth it's asking price.  That - more than anything else - is the scariest part of all.

 

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Call me paranoid, but I live in an area where break-ins aren't too uncommon, so I'd rather not have all my IEMs in a single easy-to-tote-away location.


I completely agree with the don't put all your eggs in one basket mentality, as convenient as it would be. We don't need to help the unscrupulous, though I hate how it has to affect our lives.

 

Got dogs.  No worries.

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As my HF life somewhat parallels real life, all I have to say there is "I haven't seen them."

 

Treat yourself live a little. Last man on Earth is readily available. Shamalyans stuff of course even more so. (For good or bad).

 

 

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ER-4S have been around for 20 years???

Sure have. I bought mine at a time when I was in the air a lot and they were a godsend. Still are really.

Flight Attendants had not seen anything of the like so they defaulted to "Sir I'm afraid you'll have to take those off." My reply of "You don't let deaf people fly your airline?" used to put them into reboot mode.

Had them repaired once and the sweet lady had me read off the serials on the drivers. She seemed quite shocked that one of the first pairs had made it to Canada.

 

 

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Oh, okay then, just checkin'.  redface.gif  Wait, so if I wanted to audition something far more affordable, like say an HE-400, then I'd pay a correspondingly smaller rental fee?

 

 

Good idea on the HE's, do they carry them? Insert suitable Abyss designed to fit Hermann Munsters head, barb here. I feel obliged somehow:)

 


 

 

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Honestly, and I think this might be part of the intended effect, but kind of looked right past the glasses on this one.  It makes one (or me at least) want to focus on the person rather than glasses.  I reckon that's a good thing no?

 

 

It's not just you. bigsmile_face.gif

 

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Vastly different price tag of course.  On that note, I've some private impressions and assurances that the SE846 is, amazingly, fully worth it's asking price.  That - more than anything else - is the scariest part of all.

 

 

 Right back to cold dead ears here.

 

On the storage note I saw an aluminum  make up case at a Goodwill a while back and of course thought it would make a great IEM / Bud /portables storage case. After I got home, of course.

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Call me paranoid, but I live in an area where break-ins aren't too uncommon, so I'd rather not have all my IEMs in a single easy-to-tote-away location.

 

I actually keep most of my IEMs in the original packaging, and only the ones I use most are in otter boxes.

 


 

In other news, horn-rimmed glasses are really awesome. Black frames are getting a little tired tho, and I'd like to see more colorful choices on folks. Or even a different approach to a lack-of-color such as the "pharmacy clear" look. Y'know, the type of plastic that looks like a toothbrush or set of generic reading glasses you'd pick up at a Rite Aid or sumpin'.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

The advantage of being in Shanghai is that break ins do not really happen. I could even leave my door open all day. The fact that you risk a bullet in the head as punishment from the Chinese for any serious crime is quite a deterent apparently. So I just leave all my stuff out out there to be seen (in otterboxes though).

 

Great picture. It does look like you some someone running naked in your living room though. Was it an iem burglar ? In Asia the fashion (besides wearing glasses with no lenses just for the heck of it) seem to be large wooden rimmed glasses such as these:

 

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So thanks to everyone who responded on the customs question.  I should be able to get them shipped tomorrow (maybe).  I wished I'd already shipped them off, but I've also been running around taking care of a vehicle inspection ticket (and working past closing time for pretty much everything I need to get these things handled).

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