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WOW. This guy can dance.

 

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Doesn't seem like that bad an idea.
Create an accurate mold off your feet. Then put some kind of heating element in the mold, and fill the remain space with e.g. plaster. Then using pistons build a contraption that continually stomps up and down.
That's actually a very simple build, relatively speaking.
Except that your feet move. A simple stomping motion wouldn't get the necessary flex into the shoe body.
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LOL how I missed that. The FR and the square waves does looks promising. Of course, a subjective impression is needed too; it would help a lot more if it's his. Does Tyll's measurements line up with what you think of it? And does the majority line up with yours?

Well, I enjoy them, and the biggest plus is that I don't feel any need to EQ them to compensate for any shortcoming. So I can sit here and enjoy them out of my Classic--LOD--E11 and rock out,without having to try to use the iPod's EQ presets, which of course are sadly lacking. But they are efficient enough that I can also walk around with my rockboxed Clip Zip  without an amp and enjoy them just as much. Most of my other 'phones need some tinkering to get the sound balanced properly.

 

Most of the people in the S500 thread are a bit more, ah,  enthusiastic, shall we say, than I....buying four or five different sets of earpads in search of different sound signatures, etc. I bought Senn HD25 velour pads for mine, not in search of different sound, but simply to avoid the pleather pad sweaty ear syndrome....lol. To me, they're a great value for the money, even at the prices some of the other owners had to pay. (I got mine right before the price shot up...lol)

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WOW. This guy can dance.


That is simply quite surreal. I mean... wow.

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Well, I enjoy them, and the biggest plus is that I don't feel any need to EQ them to compensate for any shortcoming. So I can sit here and enjoy them out of my Classic--LOD--E11 and rock out,without having to try to use the iPod's EQ presets, which of course are sadly lacking. But they are efficient enough that I can also walk around with my rockboxed Clip Zip  without an amp and enjoy them just as much. Most of my other 'phones need some tinkering to get the sound balanced properly.

Most of the people in the S500 thread are a bit more, ah,  enthusiastic, shall we say, than I....buying four or five different sets of earpads in search of different sound signatures, etc. I bought Senn HD25 velour pads for mine, not in search of different sound, but simply to avoid the pleather pad sweaty ear syndrome....lol. To me, they're a great value for the money, even at the prices some of the other owners had to pay. (I got mine right before the price shot up...lol)

Hmm, I can see how the Dsnuts Legion can get... very riled up, so to speak. I found your very early impressions on them though, in Hype Thread #69.
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

Doesn't seem like that bad an idea.
Create an accurate mold off your feet. Then put some kind of heating element in the mold, and fill the remain space with e.g. plaster. Then using pistons build a contraption that continually stomps up and down.
That's actually a very simple build, relatively speaking.

 

I think you should skip the heating element, use cold pour silicone, have a simplified skeleton articulated at the ankle and toes, and make the cast go a few inches above your ankle.  Then a rotating wheel is attached to a big metal shin sticking out of the ankle and presses it against a surface in a backwards step to flex at the toes and the ankle.

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Forum journaling because I'm bored...

 

I've decided against getting another Hifiman headphone for the time being in favor of a cheap-ish ultrabook.  Got a $600~ Lenovo with the OS installed on a 32GB SSD.  Hopefully there'll be enoguh space left over on that for some important documents.  If not I could just continue to keep those on my phone, though, so no biggie.

 


 

I don't know if it's burn-in or what, but my Signature Pro's have been very, very pleasing lately.  I mean, they've always been good, but lately they're just exceptional.  I obviously like IEM's, but there's definitely a euphoria of sorts the Ultrasones achieve that I'm not getting from in-ears.  That said, though, some of my very top-tier IEM's are cleaner sounding.

 


 

I have yet to do anything for this class I'm in right now and that'll probably become a problem soon.

 


 

I love homework supplements (don't be like me kids! {unless you actually have ADD}).  They make me feel powerful and masculine.  I seem to be the only person I know who's so effected by them. 

 


 

I've sent my Hifiman HE-500's off for repair.  Switching between them and my TH900's before doing so was engaging in how great it makes the 900's sound.  Not to say the 500's are bad; there are still aspects of them I'd transplant into the 900's, but the 900's overall presentation is really on another level and it's something you start to take for granted until you hear something else. 

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I love homework supplements (don't be like me kids! {unless you actually have ADD}).  They make me feel powerful and masculine.  I seem to be the only person I know who's so effected by them. 

 


 

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Any tips for gently but quickly breaking in a pair of shoes?

 

Also I need to find some of those gel thingies you put on the backs of shoes to keep the heels from rubbing and giving you blisters...

 

You can also try moleskin pads. Although you're supposed to stick them to your skin rather than the shoe. If you have sensitivities, that's probably not awesome.

 

What I've heard is to wet the leather and go for walks. Although I always thought doing that would lead to the leather drying out and aging prematurely.

 

Find a good old-fashioned shoe repair shop and ask? If they're any good, they'll have a conclusive answer to the question ("you can't" would suck for an answer, but it'd be authoritative, at least.)

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I finally got my Studio V today. This player sounds pretty good so far.

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That is simply quite surreal. I mean... wow.
Hmm, I can see how the Dsnuts Legion can get... very riled up, so to speak. I found your very early impressions on them though, in Hype Thread #69.

 

And looking back on those early impressions of mine a month or so later.....

 

 

 

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Now, I am ready to pronounce these my favorites out of my collection. Just running from my rockboxed Clip Zip, no EQ or crossfade or crossfeed, just pressing play, they are fantastic. The whole frequency spectrum is there, nothing gets drowned out....the imaging and detail is a delight.....I'm not sure what else there is to be said!

 

Given that I paid $47.10 for these, I'd put them right up there in value-per-dollar with a Rockbox-running AMS Sansa player....

 

I'd still say basically the same thing.....favorites of my collection, and great in value-per-dollar. Now, that whole crew is gaga over the next model down, the S400. While I may at some point in the future pick up a set, since apparently they're going to be sold here in the US,  I have no interest in doing so right now....I'm quite content for now with what I have, and I won't be buying five more different sets of earpads for the S500's either.wink.gif

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Now, I am ready to pronounce these my favorites out of my collection. Just running from my rockboxed Clip Zip, no EQ or crossfade or crossfeed, just pressing play, they are fantastic. The whole frequency spectrum is there, nothing gets drowned out....the imaging and detail is a delight.....I'm not sure what else there is to be said!



 



Given that I paid $47.10 for these, I'd put them right up there in value-per-dollar with a Rockbox-running AMS Sansa player....




I'd still say basically the same thing.....favorites of my collection, and great in value-per-dollar. Now, that whole crew is gaga over the next model down, the S400. While I may at some point in the future pick up a set, since apparently they're going to be sold here in the US,  I have no interest in doing so right now....I'm quite content for now with what I have, and I won't be buying five more different sets of earpads for the S500's either.wink.gif

Well, being content is a good thing. It saves you money! And that's good news when you want the next thing that suddenly grabs your attention. wink.gif

BTW how's the isolation?
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Should I get IE80s from Amazon Germany? 

Do they seem legit? 

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Should I get IE80s from Amazon Germany? 

Do they seem legit? 

 

No idea.  Is that the closest source or do they just have a good price?

 


 

I'm happy.  I just found a digital pot IC with a log taper that doesn't need a microcontroller to tell it what to do.  Just some pushbuttons.

 

That means I can cram it into the O2+ODAC+crossfeed combo I've been planning to build.

 

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Well, being content is a good thing. It saves you money! And that's good news when you want the next thing that suddenly grabs your attention. wink.gif
BTW how's the isolation?

 

Well, they're strictly on-ear, not circumaural, unless you have exceptionally small external ear "parts". The original pleather pads isolate a little bit more than the HD25 velours I put on them, but the most noise I have dealt with while using them is that of a window A/C unit....so it's hard to give an exact answer. I don't think they'd be the best choice if you were riding in a subway or on a big diesel transit bus......but on the other hand, I just turned some music with them at a pretty good volume level and pressed the pads together, and they leaked very little sound.

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It seems my Fujitsu is just fine. I secure erased the SSD, installed all my updates/drivers/applications again and it its running like the first day I got it now. I guess after almost 3 years the trim space had gotten low. Headfi is now only slow when replying --while otherwise being very zippy, so the drop in responsiveness is definitely just a huddler issue.

The specs
are pretty nice for the size; 5.6" 16/10 display @1280x800 native, Intel Atom Z530@1.6ghz" cpu, 62gb SSD, 2gb's ram, intel gma 500 integrated, atheros wifi, bluetooth and gps on Windows 7 Home Professional. That configuration was actually available for $800 in the US back back at the start of 2010, where as the Japanese model came with an intel Atom Z550 at 2ghz and  Wimax, but cost $1600, which is crazy.

The touch screen appears to have been a bit of an after thought --its kind of useless (resistive
multi-touch) but the silver Right/Left click and analog mouse button are well thought out and very convenient to use. The keyboard isn't actually that bad; I can 2 hand type with it just fine, though its actually just a bit too wide for thumb typing. My fingers aren't small, but they aren't exactly stubby either. 

A lot of people tell me I'll go blind looking at it, but to be honest I find a 16/10 ratio 5.6" screen at 1280x800 to be perfect for full desktop internet browsing on the go, so I can understand the appeal of all the 5" Samsung Android phones running at the same resolution.

As for Ultrabooks, I'm not really after the extra portability so much as I'm into getting a good price to performance ratio, so I'll definitely consider 17.3" desktop replacement if the price and feature set are right. To be honest I kind of figured the U500 would be over $2000 given its features and specs, but the other Zenbooks are looking really good too. That Samsung is looking really attractive for its price, given the quality of Samsung displays and the bump up to a 650M 2gb, which is definitely worth it. I also find it interesting that they chose to use an 8gb solid state cache instead of hybrid drive, like other manufacturers.

That sounds great. Glad you could fix it.

 

Actually, those specs remind me very much of my old netbook (aside from yours having a touch screen). I think the cpu might have been a bit different, along with the HDD - I had a mech drive while you have a faster but less storage.

 

To be honest, I had a smaller android than 5" and browsing the web on it went just fine. Actually, it was pretty good when sitting on the subway .. :)

 

Yeah, the U500 had to be pretty expensive, I kind of saw it as well, but I was hoping for a price closer to $1500 - given the fact that they already have cheap ultrabooks with IPS screens (UX31A, UX32VD etc.) for a lot less than $2000. Also, their N56VZ which has about the same specs aside from the IPS screen, is also a lot cheaper. But oh well.. If it had been cheaper I could've imagined it becoming a very popular computer. With that kind of a price, the competition becomes a bit different, and you can get very good laptops for that amount of money. On the other hand, few of them are ultrabooks, so considering the hardware in it - they managed to make it pretty thin.

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Should I get IE80s from Amazon Germany? 

Do they seem legit? 

Just keep in mind that normal prices for the IE80 in Sweden (and in germany I'm sure) are around $260 (I think I paid that for mine when they were relatively new). If you find a lot cheaper than that, you should start becoming suspicious. Also, if you find IE80 for more than that, you may want to consider waiting or looking in another EU country, i.e. Sweden.

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