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Considering Beyer's outstanding QC, maybe I should give the DT1350 another go when I have the chance. The last time I tried it, I was pretty green behind the ears, and maybe I got some crappy chocolates from Beyer's box o chocos. Seeing you loving it that much DF, made me curious again.


I bought the DT1350 when it was first released then sold it a few months later due to having to many mobile headphones. I missed the DT1350 so much that when I saw it on sale a few months ago I snapped it up again. If you decide to buy one be sure you get the updated version. The updated version has slightly bigger cups which go a long way in solving fit issues. The old versions are very fit dependent but the updated version isn't as finicky due to the bigger cups.


Hey guys, anyone here ever heard a Genalex Gold Lion E88CC tube? I was thinking of upgrading the stock tube in my Aune T1 and I'm unsure if I should go with the Gold Lion or maybe instead go with a good Sylvania or Mullard tube. I noticed on the Aune T1 impressions thread the OP who started that thread likes the Voskhod 6N23P tube. Although I've run across various posts concerning Gold Lion, Sylvania and Mullard tubes on other tube threads I've never read anything concerning a Voskhod tube therefore I'm hesitant to invest in the Voskhod. I've also thought of going with a Amperex 7308 vintage gold pin but again I know next to nothing about that tube. Any help would be appreciated guys.

 

(Man I'm sounding like a noob with this post)

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I hope you include the DT1350 and the new T51p in your post. The DT1350 is tops in my book as far as portables are concerned the I'm curious about the new T51p.

 

 

You'll be pleased to know they'll be mentioned, yes.

 

Along with the Focal Spirit Pro, NAD Viso HP50, Momentum, and MDR-1R.

 

Oh yeah and those PerfectSound D901s...

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@Muppet. I remember you had a question concerning the Chord Hugo driving sensitive iems. Apparently there is a slight hiss with the 335. Nothing major but it's there.
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I like the fact that Val Kolton is so into this hobby that he takes time to respond in V-Moda threads. I also like his enthusiasm. I wouldn't want to wear his headphones no matter how good they sounded -- there's just something about his designs that makes me think "those things are not going on top of my head".

 

However, some of his posts on head-fi seems like he's just cut-and-pasted them from some marketing folder for V-Moda. I really don't know whether I should laugh or take it serious, or ... 

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Well, Val is VModa's CEO, so it makes sense (probably) that his response sounds like marketing. But then again, most of his post is honest and enthusiastic, so... Personally, I lust for the M100 (or whatever else) because of the plates. Means I can get something anime-ish to show the world. That's why I'm keeping the CIEM dream alive too. Too bad that the M100 just doesn't have enough mids (somewhere) to make my harem favourite female vocalists sing like angels.

@MF, looking forward for your (mega?) post.
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post
 

 

 

You'll be pleased to know they'll be mentioned, yes.

 

Along with the Focal Spirit Pro, NAD Viso HP50, Momentum, and MDR-1R.

 

Oh yeah and those PerfectSound D901s...

Have you tried out the Sennheiser Amperior? And what do you think of them if you have? 

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More thoughts on your list. I totally missed the reissue of Bona Dish on Captured Tracks, so thanks for that! Do you like stuff by Ludus and The Lines?

 

More 2013 post-punk you may like: 

 

  1. Beastmilk – Climax (Svart) | Bandcamp
  2. PINS- Girls Like Us (Bella Union)
  3. Weekend – Jinx (Slumberland)
  4. Makthaverskan – Makthaverskan II (Luxury) | Bandcamp
  5. Shopping – Consumer Complaints (Milk) – UK Post-Punk
  6. Desperate Journalist – Cristina EP (Fandango) | Bandcamp
  7. Holograms – Forever (Captured Tracks)
  8. The KVB – Immaterial Visions (Cititrax) | Bandcamp
  9. INVSN – INVSN (Razor & Tie)
  10. Girls Names – The New Life (Slumberland)
  11. Wax Idols – Discipline & Desire (Slumberland)
  12. Neon Lights – LA✝E (ACNL) | Bandcamp
  13. Blanche Blanche Blanche – Breaking Mirrors (Wharf Cat)

 

Based on your choices of Hookworms, Wooden Shjips, Dead Meadow, I'd recommend:

 

  1. Cave – Threace (Drag City)
  2. Föllakzoid – II (Sacred Bones) | Bandcamp 
  3. Pinkunoizu – The Drop (Full Time Hobby)
  4. Mammatus – Heady Mental (Spiritual Pajamas)
  5. Aqua Nebula Oscillator – Spiritus Mundi (Tee Pee)
  6. The Entrance Band – Face The Sun (Beyond Beyond Beyond)
  7. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – UZU (Suicide Squeeze)
  8. Psychic Ills – One Track Mind (Sacred Bones)
  9. Eat Lights Become Lights – Modular Living (Eat Lights Become Lights) | Bandcamp
  10. Papir – Papir III (El Paraiso)
  11. Death Hawks – Death Hawks (Gaea)

 

 

Since you didn't like Wolf People, I left off Hidden Masters and Spirits of the Dead, although they were my favorites. But I guess you have to be into Scandinavian and UK psych prog from 1968-72 to be into them!

 

I'm checking out a few in your top 30 I've missed like Vondelpark, Wildildlife, Heavy Hawaii, Pretty & Nice and Purling Hiss, thanks!

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More thoughts on your list.

 

 

 

Hey, thanks for this post, I appreciate it! Sorry to do a response in bullets; it's just easier than doing a multi quote post (I don't have warrenpchi's patience for that).

 

 

 

~> Ludus = Yes. When I'm in the right mood.

 

~> The Lines = Definitely, yes.

 

~> I've actually been listening to Beastmilk for the last week or so. It's really awesome. Inevitably, there are albums that fall through the cracks that would have ended up on my list for sure had I discovered them sooner.

 

~> Holograms actually made my list. It's # 31. Not that "31" really means anything. The numbering is actually kind of tongue-in-cheek.

 

~> Wax Idols was on my meta list. I definitely dig it!

 

~> I enjoyed Yt/St from Yamantaka // Sonic Titan as well as most of Cave's stuff, so I'll definitely have to check their newer stuff out sometime.

 

~> Haven't listened to Mammatus since their S/T album a while back. I'll definitely check out their new stuff, thanks.

 

~> I'unno... I'm just not that enthused by Psychic Ills. I have their first record on Sacred Bones, and it kind of left me cold, so when I listened to the samples for their newer one and didn't feel anything... I just skipped it. I liked Stygian Stride which is a side project by one of the guys from the band, so maybe I should give them a second chance.

 

~> Same with Girls Names. Thought Dead To Me was pretty forgettable, so I sort of ignored them after that. I'll check them out again though.

 

~> I'm definitely down with late 60s / early 70s psych prog stuff like The Fraction, Bachdenkel, T2, Soft Machine, Gong, Mummi Kutoo, Pekka Streng, Pink Fairies, etc.

 

~> As for more recent Scandinavian stuff, I like Dungen from Sweden and adore weirder Finnish stuff like Circle, Kemialliset Ystevat, Avarus, etc.

 

~> I didn't not like Wolf People. It just didn't really stick with me as much as other stuff last year. Kind of forgettable for me.

 

I'll look into the other stuff, thanks!


Edited by MuppetFace - 2/1/14 at 12:32pm
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Thread Starter 

Speaking of Ludus, I suddenly have an urge to listen to Liliput / Kleenex and Chalk Circle.

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If Makthaverskan and such is of interest, perhaps Broder Daniel and Hästpojken may be of interest, as well as Håkan Hellström and kent.

 

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Well, Val is VModa's CEO, so it makes sense (probably) that his response sounds like marketing. But then again, most of his post is honest and enthusiastic, so... Personally, I lust for the M100 (or whatever else) because of the plates. Means I can get something anime-ish to show the world. That's why I'm keeping the CIEM dream alive too. Too bad that the M100 just doesn't have enough mids (somewhere) to make my harem favourite female vocalists sing like angels.

@MF, looking forward for your (mega?) post.
 
 
Yeah, perhaps. His last few posts have been kinda whack tho.

Edited by Coq de Combat - 2/1/14 at 12:58pm
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Definitely that Liliput/Kleenex collection is classic! I did see Holograms on yr list, but forgot to remove it when I grabbed it from my site. Death Hawks are Finnish folk psych, but not as out there as Kemialliset Ystevat or Paavoharju. Like Cave and Wooden Shjips, these all have variations of motorik/Kosmische/space rock influences - Föllakzoid (Chile), Eat Lights Become Lights (UK, more electronic), Papir (Danish band, have another coming out in a couple weeks). I was cool on Psychic Ills their first few albums, but they have matured into an amazing live band, and the new one is by far their strongest. 

 

I should have known you'd know lots of great psych prog -- T2 is one of my favorites! I've been working my way through a few hundred albums trying to sort out the best and write something about it eventually, have a thread on ILM here - http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=98984. If there's interest maybe I'll get a similar one going at Head-Fi. You and others might have some great recommendations or fresh perspectives.


Edited by Fastnbulbous - 2/1/14 at 2:40pm
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Now I am going to randomly share my preliminary experiences with the Sony MDR-10R, which Sony Australia gave to me as a review unit to keep.

 

I've used it on and off for a few days now and I have to say, the 10R is one of those headphones I actively do not like. 

 

It's rolled off in the highs and has a scoop in the vocals in a particular way that makes me think I have a head cold whenever I listen to it. I've found I really can't stand headphones with overly distant vocals. I had this same problem with the Momentum On-Ear, but at least the MOE sounds energetic and exciting whereas the MDR-10R sounds stuffy.

 

I'm not sure why the MDR-10R exists. While I liked the MDR-1R because it seemed like Sony put their heads together and tried to engineer something that sounded good with more modern day music (while still keeping elements of their house sound) the 10R feels like a product crafted to hit a particular price point / market demographic.

 

I'm pretty disappointed really because in other respects like comfort and design the 10R is a good headphone: it's a lightweight, compact headphone that still has a comfortable around-ear fit, which is a bit rarer on the market.

 

I was wondering why the 10R appreciation thread seemed a bit muted and now I know. I mean, this hobby is subjective and all but I'm pretty sure most people could tell here is something very off about the vocals on this headphone. 

 

*sadface*

 

Sony also gave me a QX-100 lens camera to review, and I have to say that despite it's many flaws I find the thing fun in a wacky kind of way. I'm not sure who it's for apart from people who want to take good portrait shots of their friends and share them instantly on instagram but who want to carry around the bare minimum weight in terms of camera gear. It's very much a weird Sony product and I mean that in the fondest possible way.

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Now I am going to randomly share my preliminary experiences with the Sony MDR-10R, which Sony Australia gave to me as a review unit to keep.

 

I've used it on and off for a few days now and I have to say, the 10R is one of those headphones I actively do not like. 

 

It's rolled off in the highs and has a scoop in the vocals in a particular way that makes me think I have a head cold whenever I listen to it. I've found I really can't stand headphones with overly distant vocals. I had this same problem with the Momentum On-Ear, but at least the MOE sounds energetic and exciting whereas the MDR-10R sounds stuffy.

 

I'm not sure why the MDR-10R exists. While I liked the MDR-1R because it seemed like Sony put their heads together and tried to engineer something that sounded good with more modern day music (while still keeping elements of their house sound) the 10R feels like a product crafted to hit a particular price point / market demographic.

 

I'm pretty disappointed really because in other respects like comfort and design the 10R is a good headphone: it's a lightweight, compact headphone that still has a comfortable around-ear fit, which is a bit rarer on the market.

 

I was wondering why the 10R appreciation thread seemed a bit muted and now I know. I mean, this hobby is subjective and all but I'm pretty sure most people could tell here is something very off about the vocals on this headphone. 

 

*sadface*

 

Sony also gave me a QX-100 lens camera to review, and I have to say that despite it's many flaws I find the thing fun in a wacky kind of way. I'm not sure who it's for apart from people who want to take good portrait shots of their friends and share them instantly on instagram but who want to carry around the bare minimum weight in terms of camera gear. It's very much a weird Sony product and I mean that in the fondest possible way.

 

Seems counterintuitive to me - I feel that any kind of substandard/boring product hurts a brand.  In terms of appearance I reckon the Momentum beats Sony.  I kind of get the XB products - they are interesting/unique in that they have an obnoxious amount of bass and interesting styling.  I used to really like my EX90's for their appearance also (sadly a bad OPamp killed my EX90's).  


Edited by drez - 2/1/14 at 8:50pm
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Well I bought an XBA H1......

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It does not sound like an hybrid :blink: 
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Well I bought an XBA H1......

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It does not sound like an hybrid :blink: 

 

Thats a good thing right?

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