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Even that is difficult though. For instance, the SA5000 seems to have a really fast transient response and I can't tell if that is because it has very good high frequency transients or just because it has a lot of high frequency emphasis. (I suspect the latter) Certainly it graphs horribly but since we don't have information about its transient response at very high frequencies how sure can we be?

 

I do like the soundstage that some products have. Heck, I even kinda like the XBA-40 soundstage since its so darn weird. I just wish we had a better understanding of the ways in which we intrepret sound.

 

For instance, everyone says that full size headphones sound wider in soundstage compared to in-ears. I would agree with this. But in-ears generally measure remarkably well in terms of reproducing a given signal compared to full size headphones. So when we hear the wider soundstage of a full size headphone, are we hearing additional echoes or resonances inside the earcups? Maybe this is a good thing because it is what the recording engineer heard when mixing the track with their own equipment.

 

Who knows.... *brain hurts*

 

I guess that's true, speed can mean different things in different components, certain frequency emphasis can make a headphone sound fast or slow.  I guess I kind of conflate speed with ability to keep up with complex passages, which again might be "helped" or not by frequency emphasis.  

 

Full sized headphones and IEM's are interesting, as you say it could be echoes from within the cup or the ear being used in a more typical way.  Personally I'm not much of a soundstage person, I was interested in the quality up to about 6 months ago, but these days I don't really crave it.  As an example I have tried recently is HD800 vs STAX 009 - HD800 has a subjectively bigger soundstage with sharper imaging (maybe) but I don't really care for a big soundstage, even with classical music - as you say it's an illusion after all, and probably created with DSP in a recording studio. In this case who is to say what is more accurate or not when talking directly about soundstage.  I enjoy a smaller soundstage as much as a bigger one (as long as the imaging is good enough).  I'm not too bothered about the artist's intentions.

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That is really odd. What programs are you using to generate the STLs? Everything I make with Tinkercad and 123D comes out WYSIWYG...

 

It's odd, because generally speaking the build dimensions in that axis are correct (or as correct as it can be on a Makerbot 2) - it's just circles. And it doesn't appear to be source-program dependent: It happens on stuff I downloaded from Thingiverse as well. Maybe I should re-print the calibration block again and double check.

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This thread isn't what it used to be. I remember the titillating philosophical and social views in the hundreds of posts I'd have to sift through after one night away from head-fi. It seems most of those characters don't even post here anymore. =/

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Seeing as you have half as many posts as me in less than one-fifth of the time, you probably can't fail to notice a general purpose thread goes where most people post about, and that subjects come back in a cyclical manner or according to the zeitgeist.


Edited by bangraman - 8/28/13 at 7:15am
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RIP maverickronin :/

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I've been asking for maverickronin for a long time. From my understanding he's busy with work, but my suspicion is that he just simply moved on from this place. It would also be nice if music_4321 was unbanned from this very thread, I enjoyed his posts.

 

I wish I had the energy to debate more with you guys, but yeah... (it took a lot even to post this to say hello guys).

 

I am trying to work on a project for the head-fi community though. If you guys remember, I said I used to work with ventilation (the manufacturing part of it), and making your own headphone pads is very similar to it. At least the cutting part - and that's what I'm working on (a sort of a pad calculator). Well, not to get too deep into it, I've started on the project and it's going so-so. The will is there, the energy (and the mood) not so much...

 

 

Imagine one of those pieces, that makes a canal, made in leather and you get the idea.

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Seeing as you have half as many posts as me in less than one-fifth of the time, you probably can't fail to notice a general purpose thread goes where most people post about, and that subjects come back in a cyclical manner or according to the zeitgeist.

 

Well, hello to you too.

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I miss maverick_ronin.

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Went to see Pacific Rim on the tail end of its time here. It's exactly what I hope it would be:robot vs kaiju sexy action. Regretted that I can't see it in IMAX 3D, but I'm still content with at least seeing it on the big screen.

Now what it needs is all the jaeger vs kaiju fights prior to the movie in anime form, preferably done by sunrise, the studio behind (almost?) all the gundam shows. More preferably the guys that are doing the gundam unicorn OVA series. If this pipe dream were to come true, it will be extra ******* glorious!

And one other thing: anime should get back to classic robot vs kaiju shows!
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Had the chance to visit a Sony store. Got my hands on the 1R,a newer xb line called xb920, hands- and eyes-on with the rx100 ii and the older model, and the nex 7 and nex 6.

1R: fit my eyes quite well, although it still touches the baffle a bit I feel. Very comfortable still though. Sound, from the 1 minute i tried, is pretty much great. Vocals seems to be where i like it to, and the highs seems to be a bit soft. Basically feels like a relaxing general purpose headphones, with style to boot. Seeing it in the local currency, and not in USD as often I do, is eye opening lol. Perspective is key...

Xb920: massive wub, in a good way, but ultimately limiting to that. It's clean, at least.

Cameras: OMG I WANT THE RX100 II SO BADLY! The feel in the hand is so... destined... It's just... I must have it. And between the nex 7 and 6, i prefer the 6(n?) just for the dedicated mode dial, and some irational factors. I don't know, something feels more right with the 6 then the 7. And the bloody R1 is behind a stupid acrylic box, even though i understand why they put it there as it is a very expensive camera. Still though, sad i can only ogle it like a 13 year old boy to a porn mag.
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After the initial wow factor of the Th900s, I'm not too sure if I still want them. They are probably the only full sized I'd go for, save the W3000ANVs, but now I'm not too sure if I want full sized. Should I just trade/sell it for some FitEar universals? Or some other IEMs.

And it turns out, my luck really isn't with full sized. no cups can house my large ears (depth wise). So comfort is always a problem. If I were to really dive deeper into IEMs, I'd have to wipe myself of the full sized >>>in ears mentality.
I would tell you to get a pair of SE5 but since you seem to change moods a lot, maybe not a good idea as they are not really resalable.
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Hey Muppet...I have listened to Sun Ra's Nuclear War recently too...puts me in a sort of hypnotic trance smily_headphones1.gif Like the Cocteau Twins too. Strangely my little 22 year old brother made me discover them a few years ago.

Right now I am in a Bowie period. My wife is a fan and I knew little of his music so I bought a few of his classic albums. The remasters sound a bit like crap though...wonder if the originals were better. I am not crazy of Aladdin Sane...too classic rock sounding. I really like Low a lot...a lot of cool instrumentals. Hunky Dory has some of my favorite songs such as Life on Mars.

On another subject, received the 901 with balanced amp...best sounding DAP so far I would say. Need more time to confirm though.
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@Muppet African music of all types I listen to. Please check out Tinariwen...saw these guys live which was awesome as they usually play in festivals in the desert.

The Drums are a good surfing band I think.
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Congratulations on another amazing work, a_rec! Admittedly I haven't read yet the comparisons, but the paragraphs leading to that point is such an amazing read.
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Hey Muppet...I have listened to Sun Ra's Nuclear War recently too...puts me in a sort of hypnotic trance smily_headphones1.gif Like the Cocteau Twins too. Strangely my little 22 year old brother made me discover them a few years ago.

Right now I am in a Bowie period. My wife is a fan and I knew little of his music so I bought a few of his classic albums. The remasters sound a bit like crap though...wonder if the originals were better. I am not crazy of Aladdin Sane...too classic rock sounding. I really like Low a lot...a lot of cool instrumentals. Hunky Dory has some of my favorite songs such as Life on Mars.

On another subject, received the 901 with balanced amp...best sounding DAP so far I would say. Need more time to confirm though.
I haven't had a lot of exposure to Bowie outside of his hits. For some reason or another, I randomly picked up Ziggy and loved it. To this day, my Bowie is still his hits + that album. Never thought to branch out to other albums for some reason.
Since getting the DT880s and T90s, I've been breaking out some of my older albums and came across Nicole Atkin's Neptune City. She did an interview with a radio show that I used to listen to, Ron & Fez. They played a few tracks and I really liked the sound, it was different. A nice blast from the (relative) past. Sounds really nice on the T90, wished it was mastered a little better tho. Oh well. Can't have it all tongue.gif


Edited by MrEleventy - 8/28/13 at 11:19am
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I haven't had a lot of exposure to Bowie outside of his hits. For some reason or another, I randomly picked up Ziggy and loved it. To this day, my Bowie is still his hits + that album. Never thought to branch out to other albums for some reason.
I like to listen to entire albums from different periods for such an artist to understand how he evolved sort of. He deserves to dig in I think.
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