I still need to get myself a hifi rack! I would like to try one as long as [SR] have a solid in home trial or something.
Right now, I am thoroughly content with the WA7. It's almost a perfect storm for my immediate needs. The DAC isn't the best I've heard, but it does the job just fine. The sound, without any hint of sarcasm, is just lovely. Oh, and I love the little IEM jack... love it, love it, love it!
drez, have you tried the SR Tranquility Base yet? That thing is unreal.
Even Order Harmonic distortion? Odd Order Harmonic distortion?? What if a consumer's sensitivity is at odds with Even Order... never mind, but hopefully you get the point. Your "Best" may simply not translate over into another's reality. Be it food, film, audio or sex. Still... it's good to have preferences!
It was all making sense until I got the the sex part.
Lately yeah - although what's with these cold August nights we're having?!
- The WA7 certainly has found a niche. With my minimalist lifestyle returning, I may even get one for the nightstand bedside.
- I haven't had time to hear the SR Tranquility Base yet, perhaps September. Especially with the final two pieces coming for my new system mid-Sept.
- Tired, my Family Forum Friendly Filter must have malfunctioned on the preference chat.
- I've been doing so much runnin' around at night, I hardly even noticed. A welcome relief for me, though, after burnin' up the previous couple of months. Speaking of burnin', I'm very excited - this weekend or next I'm going to get re-certified at the Velodrome in Carson. It has a wooden track and I'm gonna make it burn, baby...
Timefor my own music dump
Eke, Silent One, lee, Idsy, I think you four will enjoy this one
TwinQY, MuppetFace, you two probably know this one and if not you should
I was browsing my favourite Japanese Auction site and I came across this http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r104649356 turns out, A dual dynamic and a hybrid earphone was released by Maxell earlier this year. According to this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/637280/maxell-new-iems-mxh-dba700-dual-hybrid-and-mxh-dd600-dual-dynamic-soon-to-be-released-in-japan the hybrid wasn't great but there is no review for the Dual dynamic version........So anyone willing to be a guinea pig?
So I finally had some more time to hang around the Makerbot today. I think the real learning curve is, as I think I said earlier, getting around the hobbyist genesis of the device. Not that I think other similar devices are any different, but unless you're very familiar with the foibles of the unit it's hard to make usable prints.
I carried on where I left off... trying to print the now button-integrated version of the PCDP stand. I also made one minor change, four round holes at the top to accommodate stick-on rubber feet for the top platform (this one's for a Minidisc unit) that will also work as location pegs. As soon as I started printing though, I realised I made a schoolboy design error... points to anyone who can point it out. However I said "what the hell" and continued the print since the raft had already been laid down.
Those supports look hard to take off
Well at least the through holes seem to have printed properly without notable deformation
The buttons. Again, guess the schoolboy error
After snipping the supports off. Clearly needs a lot more finishing, and that ridge at the top and bottom of the button holes isn't there in the original design; yet another Makerbot build artifact. Also schoolboy error very much in evidence
But at least the buttons on the Fiio are properly lined up without any fouling. However the text legends went to pot as I guessed the last time. I suppose I need to print on the sides of the holes the next time, so that text and hole supports don't share the same space (though actually, the 'o' of Vol wasn't obscured by a hole support and it came out looking like crud anyway).
Will the buttons fit, even though there's no finishing? Er... not so much. So time to get busy with the sandpaper block and bar, methinks. And hacking the plate off the raft, which is as I said before, a bag of fun... not.
Biggest problem with making Makerbot-created parts interface with IRL parts (and maybe I'm doing something wrong) seems to be:
Yeah. Round originally, oblong when printed (including the buttons). Which means that the rubber feet I have on order probably won't fit. Maybe if I sub it for an originally oblong hole in the other axis it'll print round??
Will have to hit you up on the other side, and see if you're in SoCal, and what bait possessions I may have to entice you. If all else fails, cashis king! Along with the usual "No smoking or pets" inquiry. How many hours would you guess the 900's have... 24?
Right now the only headphones that interest me are the HD650, Thunderpants, the odd STAX and the TH-900. Considering so many people love them to death I'm surprised they don't appeal to you. Besides the fit, any idea what exactly about them annoys you enough to dislike them?
We should enter into a three-way trade. I have the HD650 but want the TH-900. EveTan has the latter but wants IEMs that DigitalFreak has in abundance. So... let's examine this a bit closer.