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This part-time business just reminds me of:

 

 

You could be a part-time model (but you'd probably still have to keep your normal job.)

 

As far as multiple websites with overlapping contributors go, you would still hope that the different websites have a different tone thanks to some editorial direction. Headfonia is very different from innerfidelity in tone, though I think for instance IjokerI has contributed to both? (Not actually sure on this...)

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Now you see, I'm actually glad there are not one but two months that begin with A, as it meant we were able to do Aping Argyris' Avatar April last year as a sub-theme. Seeing the avatar from Audiophiliac April above reminded me of that. The announcement for that month's themes is still up in the OP, too!

 

Lol, that old chestnut?  :D  I think we're gonna have to do Aping Argyris' Avatar April just for you this year.  :smile:

 

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post  Wait, that would be TDAC right?

 

Whoops. Yes.

 

Although, you could have meant "weekday" as well, so it works on both levels right?  ;)

 

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And here I was, ready to transplant your face into every frame of the 'Regulate' music video... :biggrin: 

 

:eek::eek::eek:

 

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Why the need for so much sites that have quite a sizable overlap of contributors/writers? The reason escapes me a bit. Sure, I understand the obvious differences between a site focused on IEMs/portables and indoors headphones, but other than obvious ones, nope, no clue.

 

Well, I'll let billy and a_rec chime in here...

 

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maybe different editorial styles
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As far as multiple websites with overlapping contributors go, you would still hope that the different websites have a different tone thanks to some editorial direction.

 

Yes.  :smile:  One of our main goals is to make high-end headphone audio fun, cool and schmexy... three things that you'll notice (especially if you've been to any meets lately) that our hobby could use.  In doing so, we try to cover things without much of an agenda.  Anything we think is worthy of being talked about, from music to gear to the state of the hobby, is fair game.

 

And while some of us have been journalistically trained in a past or adjacent career, we're trying to shy away from that.  This is why most of our viewpoints tend to be voiced as enthusiasts and hobbyists, devoid of journalistic aspirations.

 

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I also think there tends to be a cycle, where a site is fun to read, then starts to become popular, then attracts sponsors, then goes ape-schitt with adverts to the point that it is unreadable. Rinse, repeat...

 

FWIW, we're trying to avoid that cycle.  To date, we have not accepted a penny of revenue, ad-based or otherwise, and we have no intention of even thinking about in the immediate future.  In fact, we have had no less than 4 manufacturers approach us to date, unsolicited, offering to pay for ad space.  All have been politely declined.

 

The "ads" that you see on Audio360 are banners that we have elected to put up, in advocacy of gear that we have heard and like.  As such, there are no advertisers to speak of, at least none that give us any money or compensation in any way.  If you see a banner on the site, that says rather simply "we like this gear."  Nothing more, nothing less.

 

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Headfonia is very different from innerfidelity in tone, though I think for instance IjokerI has contributed to both? (Not actually sure on this...)

 

I believe so, though joker's new site is pretty kick ass!  I'm a fan for sure!  :smile:

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Yes.  :smile:  One of our main goals is to make high-end headphone audio fun, cool and schmexy... three things that you'll notice (especially if you've been to any meets lately) that our hobby could use.  In doing so, we try to cover things without much of an agenda.  Anything we think is worthy of being talked about, from music to gear to the state of the hobby, is fair game.

 

And while some of us have been journalistically trained in a past or adjacent career, we're trying to shy away from that.  This is why most of our viewpoints tend to be voiced as enthusiasts and hobbyists, devoid of journalistic aspirations.

 

 

This relaxed approach could go a long way in letting readers realize it's just audio. :normal_smile : 

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Yes.  smile.gif   One of our main goals is to make high-end headphone audio fun, cool and schmexy... three things that you'll notice (especially if you've been to any meets lately) that our hobby could use.  In doing so, we try to cover things without much of an agenda.  Anything we think is worthy of being talked about, from music to gear to the state of the hobby, is fair game.

And while some of us have been journalistically trained in a past or adjacent career, we're trying to shy away from that.  This is why most of our viewpoints tend to be voiced as enthusiasts and hobbyists, devoid of journalistic aspirations.

Hmm certainly, that's a good thing. The one and only meet I've been to, while listening to the SR009 seem to be close to the pinnacle experience there, I would think that it's eclipsed by the experience of connecting with like-minded people. That's why I'm going to a local meet this month. \o/

I do think that as a hobby here, there's still quite a stigma here, especially how the people here are affected by our economy. But that's Real Life (TM).
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This relaxed approach could go a long way in letting readers realize it's just audio. normal_smile%20.gif

This too. I mean, it's all fine and well that there are status quo or some such, but that would just be boring sooner or later. I mean, sitting in a cave with the same people hearing the same echos becoming echos... yeah, not fun. Good for the ego though!
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Would love to hear about your meet month-end...

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This relaxed approach could go a long way in letting readers realize it's just audio. :normal_smile : 

 

There's definitely some people out there who need to heed this message. And I'm not necessarily talking about people who have lots of toys, either. Like anything else, there's nothing wrong with being passionate about audio gear. But when a person reaches the point where they're lashing out at anybody who posts something they don't like or agree with, or else when it becomes more important to try to monopolize the conversation and impress others with how much gear they're personally owned/heard than it is to sit back, let the conversation flow and enjoy the music, it's really time for them to take a step back and ask themselves if they're where they want to be, or at least if anybody else wants to be around them anymore.

 

It's just a hobby. It shouldn't be a major reflection of who someone is as a person, and it's never a good idea to take anything too seriously. I find myself gravitating toward the more laid back publications over the hardcore ones because, at the end of the day, music is how I relax and get away from all the serious things in the world. I'd rather lose my connection to the hi-fi community than lose my headphones, and I'd rather lose both than lose my music.

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The last meet I went to I didn't even end up listening to anything because all my sources were locked up doing my ABX testing video. :(

 

Honestly I actually like talking to people at the meets as much as I like listening to the gear. And I love the moment where everyone passes around the one piece of gear with a look of shock (negative or positive) on their faces. Last time that happened was with the Sony MA100, which is just great for a $18 headphone.

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I'm passionate too, about gears and music alike. But I don't have to knock anyone's lack of approval for my choices in kits or tracks. 

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Since you guys are more active outside this thread, any 60 to 70 bucks IEMs you can recommend for a friend of mine? he didn't gave me any hints on what he's looking for though
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Since you guys are more active outside this thread, any 60 to 70 bucks IEMs you can recommend for a friend of mine? he didn't gave me any hints on what he's looking for though


Neutral: Ostry KC06 (James444-approved)

Warmish: Audio-Technica ATH-IM50

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Okay  :D

 

 

Wait, that would be TDAC right?

 

 

Lordy no, please.  :D  As someone who used to make the avatars... some of which look like this...

 

 

...I take great comfort in there being no months that begin with W.

 

M is a W if you look at it upside down.

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:eek::eek::eek:

I see where you got the multiple faces from :veryevil:

 

Where you been masa' pc?!

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Is there a name for when you get a youtube link, and you start youtubing for an hour, ending up with some bizarre creation by germans, or some girls twerking, or something? Having time on my hands, and clicking on a youtube link is dangerous. Unless you want to procrastinate, in that case I find youtube wonderful.

 

Anyway, is there a term for that? Youtube surfing? Youtubing? Tubing?

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Is there a name for when you get a youtube link, and you start youtubing for an hour, ending up with some bizarre creation by germans, or some girls twerking, or something? Having time on my hands, and clicking on a youtube link is dangerous. Unless you want to procrastinate, in that case I find youtube wonderful.

 

Anyway, is there a term for that? Youtube surfing? Youtubing? Tubing?

 

Not sure, but I know exactly how that happens. I've ended up in some very weird places, and I've also discovered some really wonderful things that way. In fact, prior to the period around my 20th birthday, I had had no interest in gaming whatsoever, but one night I followed a progression of related videos, which ended with people playing video games, and this in turn got me interested in playing them myself. Over five years later, I can't imagine a world where I'm not following console news, watching Let's Plays, and actually getting all the game references people sprinkle all over their forum posts and tech articles. All because of YouTube.

 

And then there were the times when I came across a shirtless viking dancing to techno and directing traffic, or some poor guy whose hands turned everything they touch into Skittles (kind of a downgraded King Midas, that).

 

So I'm not sure if there's really a word for chain-watching YT, but if there isn't, there really should be. In the latter case, maybe we should propose one?

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Yes.  smile.gif   One of our main goals is to make high-end headphone audio fun, cool and schmexy... three things that you'll notice (especially if you've been to any meets lately) that our hobby could use.  In doing so, we try to cover things without much of an agenda.  Anything we think is worthy of being talked about, from music to gear to the state of the hobby, is fair game.

And while some of us have been journalistically trained in a past or adjacent career, we're trying to shy away from that.  This is why most of our viewpoints tend to be voiced as enthusiasts and hobbyists, devoid of journalistic aspirations.

 

Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

This relaxed approach could go a long way in letting readers realize it's just audio. :normal_smile : 

 

Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post


Hmm certainly, that's a good thing. The one and only meet I've been to, while listening to the SR009 seem to be close to the pinnacle experience there, I would think that it's eclipsed by the experience of connecting with like-minded people. That's why I'm going to a local meet this month. \o/

 

I hope so!  :smile:

 

Also, for me, it's really more about the people.  Having this hobby be an icebreaker is very cool.  But ultimately, I've made some wonderful friends here.  Gear, and even music, pales in comparison to being invited into someone's life, and to share things with them.  You see, because we are all mortal, our time is the most precious thing we can give.  This is the main reason why I don't really listen at meets, and just hang out instead.  Gear can be shipped.  People can't.

 

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This relaxed approach could go a long way in letting readers realize it's just audio. normal_smile%20.gif

This too. I mean, it's all fine and well that there are status quo or some such, but that would just be boring sooner or later. I mean, sitting in a cave with the same people hearing the same echos becoming echos... yeah, not fun. Good for the ego though!

 

Well, the subjective side of our hobby operates on consensus.  So in the sense that I am one voice in a chorus, I'm happy to help.  :smile:

 

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This relaxed approach could go a long way in letting readers realize it's just audio. :normal_smile : 

 

There's definitely some people out there who need to heed this message. And I'm not necessarily talking about people who have lots of toys, either. Like anything else, there's nothing wrong with being passionate about audio gear. But when a person reaches the point where they're lashing out at anybody who posts something they don't like or agree with, or else when it becomes more important to try to monopolize the conversation and impress others with how much gear they're personally owned/heard than it is to sit back, let the conversation flow and enjoy the music, it's really time for them to take a step back and ask themselves if they're where they want to be, or at least if anybody else wants to be around them anymore.

 

It's just a hobby. It shouldn't be a major reflection of who someone is as a person, and it's never a good idea to take anything too seriously. I find myself gravitating toward the more laid back publications over the hardcore ones because, at the end of the day, music is how I relax and get away from all the serious things in the world. I'd rather lose my connection to the hi-fi community than lose my headphones, and I'd rather lose both than lose my music.

 

You mean, we shouldn't go around saying "this gear sucks ass, because it sounds off, and it measures like crap, and WTF THIS COMPANY SHOULD DIE, INJUSTICE, and if you disagree you're ignorant" or something like that?

 

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Honestly I actually like talking to people at the meets as much as I like listening to the gear. And I love the moment where everyone passes around the one piece of gear with a look of shock (negative or positive) on their faces. Last time that happened was with the Sony MA100, which is just great for a $18 headphone.

 

Yes!  :smile:

 

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I'm passionate too, about gears and music alike. But I don't have to knock anyone's lack of approval for my choices in kits or tracks. 

 

Amen brotha!  BTW, you're coming to the meet right?  We've got some other stuff planned too - for the night before and night of.  ;)

 

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M is a W if you look at it upside down.

 

Shhh!  Don't give them any ideas!  ;)

 

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Where you been masa' pc?!

 

Just around... I've been swamped working on the SoCal meet, so I haven't had much time to post.  How's you?  :smile:

 

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Is there a name for when you get a youtube link, and you start youtubing for an hour, ending up with some bizarre creation by germans, or some girls twerking, or something?

 

No idea, but that's how I found this:

 

^^^ Mupps, it's aquatic!

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