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Holy smokes!  Audeze just contributed an LCD-2 to our SoCal meet raffle.  This is on top of the Grado PS1000 that the LAOCAS will be raffling off at the meet.  I am beside myself with giddyness right now.  smile.gif   Silent, get off that fence already!

It's worth cashing in some of my bookoo Alaska air miles and come to your meet! Dang, get to meet you amazing folks (Silent must attend!) and great raffle prizes!
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It's worth cashing in some of my bookoo Alaska air miles and come to your meet! Dang, get to meet you amazing folks (Silent must attend!) and great raffle prizes!

I really wanted to setup my Sansui G-22000/HE-6 for this meet. That was my thinking year-end (December). Then life got in the way. :rolleyes:

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I'm not so sure. I read an article that talked about SE Asia being a hotbed of stolen passports to Western countries. Not for terrorism, but rather for illegal immigration and smuggling.

Well certainly, what with all those illegal immigrants that the gov finds in crackdowns more and more, that haven't escape the citizens' minds. But yeah, maybe there's just enough people to use it for terrorism.
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Cool tune, wonder what shes singing about

 

(Just my way of trying to lighten the conversation up. Tragedies depress me)


Edited by DigitalFreak - 3/10/14 at 9:50pm
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WOWZA! :normal_smile :

 

Damn skippy!

 

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I would have came if only 5 people were there. With how amazing it's shaping up to be, I can't imagine any Californians missing this one.

 

Oh, you'd be surprised.  HiFiGuy528 was supposed to come down from the Bay Area for it, but can't make it.  I'm going to give him a hard time about that for a while.  :mad:

 

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Holy smokes!  Audeze just contributed an LCD-2 to our SoCal meet raffle.  This is on top of the Grado PS1000 that the LAOCAS will be raffling off at the meet.  I am beside myself with giddyness right now.  smile.gif   Silent, get off that fence already!

It's worth cashing in some of my bookoo Alaska air miles and come to your meet! Dang, get to meet you amazing folks (Silent must attend!) and great raffle prizes!

 

It totally is!  :smile:

 

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I really wanted to setup my Sansui G-22000/HE-6 for this meet. That was my thinking year-end (December). Then life got in the way. :rolleyes:

 

:(

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I thought this was an interesting article (about a study):

 

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/6/5477622/bad-brains-some-people-incapable-of-enjoying-music

 

One of my friends is really not into music. I've always secretly suspected he was some kind of sociopath and this study confirms he is a monster.

 

But seriously, it honestly disturbs me when I meet someone who does not like *any* kind of music. But then there is the other situation - when people enjoy things that I don't really understand as music. And I don't mean that sarcastically, I mean that when people listen to some stuff that sound to me more like soundscapes or drone music that I don't really 'get'.

I've never really gotten noise as a genre. Not even in my deepest synthing days I really got into it. I had some friends who listened to it, went to concerts and just generally liked it. I didn't. There was little to no musicality in it, no melody at all, no rhythm at all, just ... noise. Sometimes artificially through computers, sometimes "analog" recordings of noise.

 

I can imagine noise like that, and soundscapes as well, being more of a secondary thing to what you really are doing. Kind of "spicing up" that walk around the town, or that grocery shopping your doing, or helping you meditate if it's soundscapes and so on.

 

My friends liked listening to it. I was like WTF?

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Sometimes... I get off on my 65 minute IsoTek disc. :normal_smile :

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Since very few people have ever heard one (G-22000) let alone see one (only a combined 4,000 units made worldwide between G-33k/G-22k), I thought I'd roll it out for one meet only. Maybe now for a smaller gathering in May.


Edited by Silent One - 3/11/14 at 5:52am
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I've never really gotten noise as a genre. Not even in my deepest synthing days I really got into it. I had some friends who listened to it, went to concerts and just generally liked it. I didn't. There was little to no musicality in it, no melody at all, no rhythm at all, just ... noise.

There are different kinds of noise art. For lack of dwelling on the nomenclature, it's going to be easier to make a buncha broad sweeping statements, so apologies, noise fans...

Most people (most fans, for that matter) associate with noise the sorts of artists like Throbbing Gristle, Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, and so on. The purpose is to be unsettling or frightening. For some artists it's a musical version of scourging, trying to achieve an ecstatic state through pain. For others, it's an experiment in emotion manipulation through overwhelming volume and aggression. Kind of like some forms of heavy metal, actually. Sometimes there's something that stands out for me, but mostly it ends up not being my cuppa. If I was in my late teens, I'd probably be more into it.

There are more free-ranging artists who, for lack of a better way to put it, are more interested in the circumstances of the event than in the manipulative effects of the result. This seems to be a particularly American thing, involving circuit-bent electronic toys and dadaist theatricality, and the focus is really on creating happenings (in the early performance art sense of the phrase) for participants and audiences to experience rather than lasting art. You're usually not going to hear about these people unless you already have an ear to the noise community; performances are usually in basements rather than clubs, except for occasional events like timeSTEREO's Noise Camp (is that still going on? Hm).

Drone is... droney. You can treat it as ambient background, but listening it as foreground music can be interesting in its own right, like losing your sense of time while watching a slow motion film inexorably unwind.

A lot of times, the art is in volume and the complex textures of the sounds. Even though there's no tempo or melody, a drone track can sound surprisingly complex. It's always great to suddenly realize I've been following some minor harmonic line generated by the collision of a cluster of fundamental notes, like a synthetic version of throat singing. Drone encompasses so many approaches and esthetics that I honestly think it is the form that straddles noise art and new age. And I'm OK with that.
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yes.gif I really get your last paragraph, ardgedee.

 

One of my long time favs Sheila Chandra offers me both Chant & Drone fare. :wink:


Edited by Silent One - 3/11/14 at 5:58am
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A lot of times, the art is in volume and the complex textures of the sounds. Even though there's no tempo or melody, a drone track can sound surprisingly complex. It's always great to suddenly realize I've been following some minor harmonic line generated by the collision of a cluster of fundamental notes, like a synthetic version of throat singing. Drone encompasses so many approaches and esthetics that I honestly think it is the form that straddles noise art and new age. And I'm OK with that.

 

Okay, you got me interested there. I will have a closer look at this space...

 

Also, randomly:

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/709642/new-sony-monitoring-headphone-the-mdr-zx750

 

I'm a big fan of the ZX700, and I wonder if this means that Sony will now have a separate line apart from the MDR-1R series, keeping all its niceties but with a more neutral sound signature? That would be delightful.

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Hello head-fiers, I return once again, happy to see that this thread is still alive and thriving.

I'm back because of a problem with my IEMs that I'm having. I have Audio Technica CKM500 IEMs and they're pretty nice, great for the price.

However, the right side has stopped working. I deduced that the problem isn't a driver issue, but a problem with the cable. Right where the two cables for each side merge into one, the right side wire is messed up. If I tug around and reposition it right at that point, I can get the sound to come back very sporadically, but its not good enough for any sort of solution because its a tiny tiny range.

I'm wondering if I need to scrap the whole IEM or if this is a realistically fixable problem. The IEMs themselves cost like 60 bucks so anything too expensive as a solution isnt worth my time. I'd rather just buy some new goodies smily_headphones1.gif.

Any thoughts? On that topic, what are your guys favorite IEMs under $100 right now? Love to hear what has changed since I bought these guys over two years ago now.
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Hello compoopers and welcome back! Well, the only recommendations I can make are: Denon C300 (fit is a bit finicky and it's a basshead iem), Shure SE215 (love Shure's house sound so... ) and I could suggest Hifiman RE-400s BUT mine got busted in less than one month and had to be replaced... Sold it and the guy had to get it replaced as well... Very good sounding but build (cables) is not the best.

 

Pretty sure more ppl will chime in! ;-)

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Hello Romy!

 

Almost forgot, are you still working on the headphone round-up you had planned?!?

Or did you posted it already and I missed it?!

 

 

Thanks.

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Pretty sure more ppl will chime in! ;-)

I'm still loving the RHA 750i's. They're a little over $100 but well worth it IMO.
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