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How 'bout some Cello music to compliment that bath? Glad you made it through your shift unscathed, just exhausted.

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I agree on it not being "rich" sounding. Loved the blackness. Treble smooth, yes, but you don't think it a bit hot? It's fine with good recordings, but I had to give it up because I couldn't listen to anything mainstream made after 1990...

The fit will get to you after a week with it. One time session is fine. But owning one will allow you to understand why it's fiddly.

I didn't get too much eartime with it and didn't really test it on hot tracks, but we were using Sony hybrid tips which tend to tame things a little IMO.

It was comfortable but yes it also seemed super fiddly.

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Was that at UNSW with mrAdrian?

Yes sir!
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I'm not sure I gave the AK100 a thorough run through, but I REALLY like the AK120.  It was slightly muted in the upper mids for my tastes, but only by a little bit (i.e. not nearly enough to turn me away from it).  I especially liked it compared to the HM-901 I auditioned afterward... because while the HM-901 is sonically competent, the user interface is irritatingly lacking.  The volume and control wheels are just way too stiff for me to not nitpick about them.

 

I totally agree. I don't have any issues with the second part though. I actually found that to be a big issues on the RWA AK100. Emphasis in the upper mids/lower treble region. I pick up on that like a bat lol. On the AK120 no such issues. Very easy on the ears and musical while remaining balanced and dynamics. Along the lines of neutral but slightly north of it :). Great sound staging (well rounded) with superb separation. Due to the RWA AK100 lacking in dynamics I felt the presentation as rather cluttered, bloated bass, boosted treble/mids. Just didn't suite me at all. Very much happy with the AK120 though. regular_smile%20.gif


Edited by lee730 - 6/6/13 at 8:22pm
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That seems to be a Japanese IEM trait. An interesting thing I tried was putting microfiber sponge in my XBA-30s (Rin Choi's idea) which nukes the 4k resonance, not that I've found it to be a problem so much. It makes me curious as to what would happen if I started putting it in other IEMs...


Thing is while I agree the treble is very much aggressive and can be fatiguing it was nothing like the EX1000 was for me. I mean it's actually quite nice. Those pesky peaks you generally get in dynamic IEMs are smoothed out.... I had read something about the dual dynamic tech in these IEMs cancelling out the peaks and thus for a much smoother sound. Now I can't say smooth like rolled of treble-smooth but still smooth without being overly jagged. In the end it really caught me off guard and in a pleasant way. It gives me an appreciation for this type of signature which I never had before to be honest.


Edited by lee730 - 6/6/13 at 8:21pm
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How 'bout some Cello music to compliment that bath? Glad you made it through your shift unscathed, just exhausted.


Thanks, I just feel mentally drained is all.

 

@Warren

Congrats on becoming one of the head kahunnahs. May you thump a million trolls during your reign.

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Thanks, I just feel mentally drained is all.

 

@Warren

Congrats on becoming one of the head kahunnahs. May you thump a million trolls during your reign.


I feel your pain DigitalFreak. Sometimes you just wanna grab some of these idiots by their necks :P lol. Driving in town is quite a chore. So many don't know how to drive.... rolleyes.gif

 

lol I wonder what will happen to Warrens favorite troll that he has mentioned here before.... ph34r.gif popcorn.gif

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LOL! Thanks!

I Looooved (still love) "El Chavo Del 8"... it's just one of those old TV programs that I can watch everyday repeatedly and NOT get bored (and still laugh at the same thing I've seen over and over again).

I see. That's one old show

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How 'bout some Cello music to compliment that bath? Glad you made it through your shift unscathed, just exhausted.

Surely you mean big violin music. I know of no such "cello"


Edited by MrViolin - 6/6/13 at 9:10pm
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I feel your pain DigitalFreak. Sometimes you just wanna grab some of these idiots by their necks :P lol. Driving in town is quite a chore. So many don't know how to drive.... rolleyes.gif


Sometimes I wonder if this town of mine has the worst drivers in all of Canada. I was doing a right turn through an intersection onto another street and one moron who was across the intersection waiting to turn decided he didn't want to wait and tried to beat me. What kind of dance hall dummy throws a freaking ultra tiny smart car at a rumbling 40 ton bus? Luckily the idiot had the sense to stop when I blared the horn at him.


I think I have enough charge in my CLAS for a couple of hours of use. Time to put the SUI's through their paces and see if it plays nice with my upper end mobile setup. BRB.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 6/6/13 at 9:20pm
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Oh boy that's so common here. The impatient, aggressive/idiot drivers. Man I hate having to drive aggressively (although I won't pull off any Houdini-stunts to make a red light lol). I generally just drive extra defensively and take my time when changing lanes etc. I pretty much over calculate for the retards around me who may do some random **** like the "I gooo lefff now ghoo luck" moves. :P The last time I was driving aggressive was when I had to make an appointment and had like 20 minutes to get there (damn alarm didn't go off and I set it!).... I felt bad but I don't normally cut my way through traffic or floor it.... Especially with a spaceship like my car it's quite a feat :P. Normally I give myself and hour to get into town (normally will get to my destination in 45 to 50 minutes) but that day I did it in 15 minutes lol.
 

Good luck :).


Edited by lee730 - 6/6/13 at 10:09pm
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So, I went to another little meet today with my cosy group of head fi friends :3

 

I FINALLY GOT TO HEAR THE CK100 PRO!

 

Man. It's something special. Definitely super clean sounding but the treble was remarkably smooth compared to something like the EX1000. Bass response was also very pronounced. It wasn't my ideal signature (lacked a little richness) but it was still really breathtaking in its clarity and level of coherency / blackness. The fit also wasn't as awkward as I expected.

 

I'm super tempted, but I'd really have to hear the Flat 4 as well...

 

I'll have some fun little discussion videos up soon hopefully :3

is it worth 180 dollars? 

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An back, well, I'm impressed. The SUI's on the CLAS rig didn't scale up to become giant killers but they did sound better then with my iPod/Leckerton combo. I'm getting by far better immersion on the CLAS rig and tonality sounds pretty freaking good. Overall, I'd have to say it was a mostly positive experience.


In other news, everyone say hi to Bowser. I found him stuffed away at the bottom of one of my dresser drawers. I've had Bowser for quite awhile. I vaguely remember getting him way back when I was in my early twenties out of one of those gumball machines that dispenses those plastic eggs with gum and a toy inside. He may not be able to win any beauty contests but I think he looks pretty good for being in stasis for the last 20 years. I sometimes wondered what had happened to him.

 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/383484_256536551155274_10074549_n.jpg


Edited by DigitalFreak - 6/6/13 at 11:38pm
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is it worth 180 dollars? 

 

Where did you see it for 180? Yes I would think so.

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Does anyone here like hip hop? If so, check this: 

 

 

I've always been a fan of J. Cole, and I'm glad to see he's still keeping his flow. I also adore the beat on this song. I need to actually find your last big post, Romy. I didn't get to check any of the music, but it's always hard to keep up with this thread when I'm busy tongue.gif

 

I don't know about the rest of my diary friends, but this summer is starting off pretty interesting. Life aside, I finally bought Alan Wake in a Humble Bundle a few weeks ago, and omg I love it! The DLC episodes start to ramp up the difficulty though, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but really annoys me when 5 poltergeists just clobber me in the head. The loads of Max Payne references add a smile to my face every time I see them. I wish they would do Alan Wake 2 soon, but considering I haven't even touched American Nightmare yet, I suppose I'll be fine.

 

I think my next purchase after customs will be the X3. I remember why I enjoyed my Studio so much, less items=less problems and less things to worry about synergy wise. Thankfully, I have a little more time to decide between an all BA build and a hybrid build. Until the MDR7550, I forgot how much I love the texture that a dynamic driver brings to bass and lower mids. I think I have a denial over how much bass I really do enjoy. To me, bass should be visceral, and more than simply another note in the piece. Not to say that it should be in the forefront, but to me the lower octaves set the foundation to so many songs, and having it lack impact really makes me listen to speakers more. 

 

Other question, does anyone here write songs? I've been trying to get my creative juices flowing, but it is definitely easier said than done. Any advice?

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Where did you see it for 180? Yes I would think so.

Its what they go for in Japanese auctions, around that price.

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@Warren...no 6 months vacation for me...it is just what I would need to read Muppet's post MY way, i.e. looking down all the references, listening to all the albums, etc.

 

Wait, it's not THAT long.  biggrin.gif  Although...

 

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it is just what I would need to read Muppet's post

That's one of the most interesting books I've read

 

...funny how a little strategic quoting can totally change a post's meaning

 

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Just so I'm understanding correctly, this is two months later within the same dream right? 
 

 

Yeah. Not to say I lived through 2 whole months, but at some point it was just months later because.

 

Yeah, know what you mean.  Just because (a.k.a. "oh that makes perfect sense") is the fabric of dreamtime reality.

 

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You sound SOOOOO HAPPY!  biggrin.gif

 

Well, being the AT fanboy that I am...

 

But no, it's a pretty unknown quantity that I have had my eye on for some time :3

 

Well it's infectious, as I'm happy for you!  smile.gif

 

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I'm not sure I gave the AK100 a thorough run through, but I REALLY like the AK120.  It was slightly muted in the upper mids for my tastes, but only by a little bit (i.e. not nearly enough to turn me away from it).  I especially liked it compared to the HM-901 I auditioned afterward... because while the HM-901 is sonically competent, the user interface is irritatingly lacking.  The volume and control wheels are just way too stiff for me to not nitpick about them.

 

I totally agree. I don't have any issues with the second part though. I actually found that to be a big issues on the RWA AK100. Emphasis in the upper mids/lower treble region. I pick up on that like a bat lol. On the AK120 no such issues. Very easy on the ears and musical while remaining balanced and dynamics. Along the lines of neutral but slightly north of it :). Great sound staging (well rounded) with superb separation. Due to the RWA AK100 lacking in dynamics I felt the presentation as rather cluttered, bloated bass, boosted treble/mids. Just didn't suite me at all. Very much happy with the AK120 though. regular_smile%20.gif

 

Yeah, I tend to like a little more brightness.  I think I might be going through a minor treblehead phase.  It's okay, it'll pass I'm sure.  Also, you have the AK120? 

 

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How 'bout some Cello music to compliment that bath? Glad you made it through your shift unscathed, just exhausted.


Thanks, I just feel mentally drained is all.

 

The Theme From Twin Peaks.  Given your penchance for OSTs, I know you must have it.

 

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@Warren

Congrats on becoming one of the head kahunnahs. May you thump a million trolls during your reign.

 

Thanks DF!  But - and this is actually not a joke - it will take a little time for me to learn what all the buttons do.  Some of these buttons look kind of cute.  Others look really mean! 

 

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lol I wonder what will happen to Warrens favorite troll that he has mentioned here before.... ph34r.gif popcorn.gif

 

biggrin.gif  LOL, absolutely nothing, for two reasons:  (a) as a mod, I must leave my own personal feelings at the door; and (b) I believe that he has been sufficiently rehabilitated.  As evidence of that second point, I submit a recent posting of his for your perusal...

 

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I have brand new M50's for sale if you want them, not a scratch on them, only bought them two weeks ago and never taken them anywhere. They are in perfect condition; if you want you can have them for 80 pound and ill pay the shipping cost. I've got other headphones and i always buy new ones so there's nothing suspect going on here; and yes they are a good headphone, clear sounding with nice weight in the bass, all over nice and balanced audio spectrum, but of course there are hundreds of headphones out there and none are perfect, but you can't go too far wrong with the M50's.

 

Compared to his earlier material, I must admit that this is quite reasonable.  smile.gif

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