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So my wild guess about the mystery amp was right. Congratulations on beating everyone and hearing the thing. Can u describe the sound?
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So my wild guess about the mystery amp was right. Congratulations on beating everyone and hearing the thing. Can u describe the sound?

 

Given all the changes from the prototype, I'd rather not talk too much about it until I've heard the updated version.

 

What made the prototype so special was just how much it sounded like a high end, full-sized desktop amp. It reminded me in many ways of a "mini Liquid Gold." Really impressive low level detail, layering, and sense of space.

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One of the greatest things in the recent history happened yesterday. The new season of Arrested Development premiered on Netflix.

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One of the greatest things in the recent history happened yesterday. The new season of Arrested Development premiered on Netflix.

 

We don't have Netflix in Australia and that comment almost feels racist as a result lol. I am going to a friend's house tomorrow who has Netflix hooked up via some nefarious means though, so I'm going to be getting my Bluth on :D

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Concise and accurate review of the RHAs that you have a_rec! Say, does your description for the sound sig applies to both the 450i and 350? Are there any different at all, or there's none and the higher price is because of the iProduct remote?
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In other news, I may be limiting my presence 'round here soon. I've already done so in most other threads save for one or two I still visit on occasion, and really the diary thread will likely end up being the singular outlet for my voice here on head-fi. In this thread I also plan to focus more on diary entries, and to that end my goal is to get back into the swing of conveying an appreciation for art.

 

Not sure just how much I'm going to restrict myself to such posts at this point, but it's likely I wont respond as much outside of diary entries, at least for a while. For you diary regulars: this is still your home in a sense, so feel free to continue to post as you have been. I'll still be answering PMs too. I genuinely enjoy interacting with many of you folks, so you're always welcome to PM me.

 

I have my reasons for streamlining all this so to speak. Part of it has to do with a certain lack of interest in "foruming" at the moment. Nothing to do with this thread really, but in general I'm finding questions of value, the supposed rightness or wrongness of the industry, questions of hype, product speculation, and all that stuff to be increasingly not of interest to me lately. On the other hand, I want to write more about music and the experience of it for the time being.

 

Those who are familiar with my perspective on this hobby are probably aware I view headphones as an artform in and of themselves, so I'm most definitely still going to be talking about them. I most certainly don't plan on discussing them from the angle of consumer advice however. Looking back at the impressions I've typed out over the course of several months, I notice a somewhat disturbing lack of specific musical reference points: they read more like convenient product summaries than first hand experience, and that is something I want to try and avoid going forward.

 

I want to convey the holistic experience of listening. Listening always happens in a specific context. This is something I touch on in my latest FAD impressions, a piece that ironically talks about it but don't actually demonstrate it!

 

Not too long ago, I would say that my appreciations for headphones and music were distinct, two separate hobbies that overlapped and mutually reinforced one another. While I appreciated headphones as music listening tools, I also appreciate them as distinct objects that existed for their own sake. I've since realized however that the part of me that fawns over these gadgets and the part of me that connects to music are one in the same. It's a largely irrational area of my inner person that looks for new experience to ruminate upon. Really, the purpose of diary entries is to record such experience.

 

I want to look at these things with the eyes of a novice---as if for the first time---because I feel I have perhaps gotten too comfortable in my perspectives. I have forgotten much of the stupidly straightforward pleasure that comes from this. I need to refine and develop my ability to be straightforward, to convey my experience as honestly as possible.

 

Focusing on diary entries more will hopefully lead to substantive posts in this respect.

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Concise and accurate review of the RHAs that you have a_rec! Say, does your description for the sound sig applies to both the 450i and 350? Are there any different at all, or there's none and the higher price is because of the iProduct remote?

 

I can hear differences between the two, but it's impossible for me say whether or not the differences are due to the different tips (the 450i has Sony hybrid style tips and the 350 does not) or due to individual unit variation. The differences are so minor so as to be not really any factor in decision making. The 450i has more tip sizes and a remote and if that sounds good to you then $10 plz. That's how I saw it.

 

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In other news, I may be limiting my presence 'round here soon.

 

Awww... there is NO OTHER NEWS. 

 

Hope you don't go too much off the grid :( You shouldn't feel as though anything really prevents you from being an aesthete, though I have to say outside of this thread it gets a little hairy out there. I hope you won't disengage too much from the non audio related conversation we have here in the thread? That's honestly the most fun stuff 'round these parts. :3

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jgray91: why is this empty when I quote?????

Aww that's too bad, but then I am at the same time relieved. Because I still haven't read all the latest diary entries (it's sitting there in various tabs, taunting me).

Colour me surprised when the FAD impressions linked me to musica acoustics. At first I was confused why your link would lead me here, but reading the title (and the URL, just to be super sure) it is by you. Besides, anybody that knows how you write your post here would know that's you just by reading it.
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I can hear differences between the two, but it's impossible for me say whether or not the differences are due to the different tips (the 450i has Sony hybrid style tips and the 350 does not) or due to individual unit variation. The differences are so minor so as to be not really any factor in decision making. The 450i has more tip sizes and a remote and if that sounds good to you then $10 plz. That's how I saw it.

Ah I see.
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This is going to be a bit convoluted, but I think at the end it'll be worth it. So bear with me.

Lately I always seem to speed read my novels. Maybe it's because most are ebook versions and I'm reading it on my tablet on the way to class, who knows. But I decided, for Murakami's Kafka on the shore, I'm going to take it slow.

I left the novel back when I just got my tablet months ago. Decided to continue now, and then I am stuck on a page that refers back to something earlier in the book. Being that Kafka on the shore is something of a thinking novel (or that it really would make me stop and think for a while) I decided to go back in search of the reference.

Coincidentally enough, the answer is on page 42.

badum-tiss
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In other news, I may be limiting my presence 'round here soon.

PARTAY, DUDES..

 

Break out the party pies and pineapples.

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PARTAY, DUDES..

Break out the party pies and pineapples.

Winky, you better duck I'm throwing tomatoes your way

MuppetFace, try not to make yourself to much of a stranger. Your posts, especially the non gear/music stuff you sometimes post are a great read that makes me stop and think.

Hey jgray, what do you think of those graphs I linked you to? They look pretty bad don't they?
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Winky, you better duck I'm throwing tomatoes your way

MuppetFace, try not to make yourself to much of a stranger. Your posts, especially the non gear/music stuff you sometimes post are a great read that makes me stop and think.

Hey jgray, what do you think of those graphs I linked you to? They look pretty bad don't they?

I don't know, maybe. But really the way people describe the SM64 isn't too similar with what Rin shows in the graphs, from what I can tell.
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I want to convey the holistic experience of listening. Listening always happens in a specific context. This is something I touch on in my latest FAD impressions, a piece that ironically talks about it but don't actually demonstrate it!

 

Not too long ago, I would say that my appreciations for headphones and music were distinct, two separate hobbies that overlapped and mutually reinforced one another. While I appreciated headphones as music listening tools, I also appreciate them as distinct objects that existed for their own sake. I've since realized however that the part of me that fawns over these gadgets and the part of me that connects to music are one in the same. It's a largely irrational area of my inner person that looks for new experience to ruminate upon. Really, the purpose of diary entries is to record such experience.

 

I want to look at these things with the eyes of a novice---as if for the first time---because I feel I have perhaps gotten too comfortable in my perspectives. I have forgotten much of the stupidly straightforward pleasure that comes from this. I need to refine and develop my ability to be straightforward, to convey my experience as honestly as possible.

 

Focusing on diary entries more will hopefully lead to substantive posts in this respect.

 


Ah the re examination of long held values and assumptions , or the headphoners mid life crises:)

 

 Begin here.

 

                 Would I still listen to music if there were no headphones?

 

 

                  Would I still listen to headphones if there were no music?

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I need to find a large thin crust NY Pizza and sit down tonight and enjoy.

 

LL

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Quoting seems to be broken... WHY OH WHY MUST THIS HAPPEN NOW?!?!

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I think I -I mean, you- are right. We are secretly the same person. shh


Everybody on headfi is the same person. You are all me talking to myself. In my head. I do not even have a computer.

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