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Sorry, been busy. Yes, it is titanium. I saw it on closeout at one of the watch sellers that I visit online and the price was excellent. As a timepiece it's very good, the fit and finish are exceptional, it looks like there's a blemish on the bezel but there isn't. I'm not sure what that is in the photo.
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@JGray, I know engineers working in all fields...business is an obvious one, but anything else requiring a well structured mind, like adult movie director for instance, works too.
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I got my HifiMan HE-400 a few days ago guys. Early impressions, these cans stand up to the hype I've read on their impressions thread. Very nice bass and wonderful imaging. Maybe its because I'm a bit or a treble head but I don't hear the HE-400 as being overly harsh like some people have reported. Also, some people have reported them as sounding dark. Personally, I don't think they're that dark. Yes I wouldn't mind a little more presence in the lower treble but I wouldn't call them dark. Currently, I don't have the velour pads and I'm listening to them using the stock pleather pads. I have a set of jergpads coming in and hopefully they'll be in my possession in the next week or so. Supposedly, the jergpads is a nice step up, sonically speaking, and helps smooth out and further refine the signature without sacrificing detail. Speaking of detail, the mids seem to be slightly laid back but it doesn't seem to bother me that much for some reason. Very nice headphone, the HE-400 is a keeper in my book.

 

PS

When you cover the grills on these things it sounds like you're listening to an old cheap early 80s tizzy sounding radio.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 4/3/14 at 9:05pm
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Few people know this, but in fact they are made from early 80s tizzy sounding radios.

The secret is the grilles have a layer of DineroKote™ which, when exposed to atmosphere and the admiring eyes of others, is harmonically stimulated and fills out the sound in a pleasing way. When you put your hands over the grilles, you starve them of exposure, and they revert back to their original sound.

This is why the HE-5 and HE-6 are even better. They're exactly the same headphones with thicker layers of DineroKote™.
Edited by ardgedee - 4/4/14 at 4:02am
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Few people know this, but in fact they are made from early 80s tizzy sounding radios.

The secret is the grilles have a layer of DineroKote™ which, when exposed to atmosphere and the admiring eyes of others, is harmonically stimulated and fills out the sound in a pleasing way. When you put your hands over the grilles, you starve them of exposure, and they revert back to their original sound.

This is why the HE-5 and HE-6 are even better. They're exactly the same headphones with thicker layers of DineroKote™.


You realize there's probably a handful of people who quietly wander through this thread Googling DinerKote right now wondering if they can maybe work a mod on their cheaper less capable headphones lmfao

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I got my HifiMan RE-262's back yesterday. My father said they made crackling noises of some sort. I listened and tried them and they sounded like they always used to do when I had them. I know he listens to music at extremely high, high, high volumes - and this is coming from someone with a hearing loss - so my best guess is that he was powering them from a DAP (they're 150 ohm IEMs) and distorting the bass at those high volumes. He didn't like them and gave them back.

 

I suppose I'm a pair of RE-262's richer now.

 

I have to get that box and the remaining accessories though. I'm not sure - maybe ShotgunShane knows: is it the white cable that's supposed to work with normal DAPs, AMPs and iPhones?

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I got my HifiMan RE-262's back yesterday. My father said they made crackling noises of some sort. I listened and tried them and they sounded like they always used to do when I had them. I know he listens to music at extremely high, high, high volumes - and this is coming from someone with a hearing loss - so my best guess is that he was powering them from a DAP (they're 150 ohm IEMs) and distorting the bass at those high volumes. He didn't like them and gave them back.

I suppose I'm a pair of RE-262's richer now.

I have to get that box and the remaining accessories though. I'm not sure - maybe ShotgunShane knows: is it the white cable that's supposed to work with normal DAPs, AMPs and iPhones?

I think the white ended one is for over the ear, reversed channels, single ended use. The other single ended use adapter is for straight down wear.
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I think the white ended one is for over the ear, reversed channels, single ended use. The other single ended use adapter is for straight down wear.
Thanks, then I used it right.
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@JGray, I know engineers working in all fields...business is an obvious one, but anything else requiring a well structured mind, like adult movie director for instance, works too.

That made me laugh.

I'm fine for a while now I guess. I'll make sure not to get on a soapbox too often.

@tomscy,thanks for correcting me. @shotgunshane,you made me interested in the customart 2 at a time I shouldn't be interested in lol.
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Brother, no posts on this thread in over 6 days. You guys alive out there?

 

Lets see if I can get the thread moving again. Last night I did a video review on the uDAC-3 by Nuforce. I received the uDAC-3 before Xmas and did a review on it with Warren for audio360. Anyone here have any experience with other gear from NuForce? I'm rather curious what NuForces other products might sound like.

 

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Have a NuForce HDP (preamp, amp, DAC) that I've used for a few years. It's a very capable little piece of equipment. Headphone amp is meh, but the DAC is not bad. Their signature seems to be more treble friendly, so when paired with my Lehman BCL, bright headphones tend to sound too aggressive for me. With the Burson Soloist, the pairing is a bit better. It had good reviews even from crazy ass sites like 6moons.

Also had aNuForce mobile amp, it was underpowered when compared to JDSLabs c4xx and the Leckerton UHA-6sMk2 and the bass was rolled up. A bit bright as well.

Haven't seen your video yet, will take time to look at it from home later today.
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Brother, no posts on this thread in over 6 days. You guys alive out there?

 

Lets see if I can get the thread moving again. Last night I did a video review on the uDAC-3 by Nuforce. I received the uDAC-3 before Xmas and did a review on it with Warren for audio360. Anyone here have any experience with other gear from NuForce? I'm rather curious what NuForces other products might sound like.

 


Nice review.  I have the uDac 2 hooked up to a netbook and love it.  Also have TWO iDo DAC's from them for iPhone4 and iPod Touch respectively.  Very very good sound. 

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I know my buddy Armaegis is a huge Nuforce fan and he's quite picky of his audio chain. The uDAC-3 has had me curious about their other products. I haven't said much about it to see if maybe the uDAC-3 was just another case of new toy syndrome. Weeks later I still like this little piece of kit. You guys think the Icon iDo would be any good?

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Brother, no posts on this thread in over 6 days. You guys alive out there?

Only slightly.

Spent part of last Saturday at a flea market and happened across a treasure trove of music CDs. Usually music finds at flea markets are a mix of never-beens, shouldn't-have-beens, and so on. This particular table was full of independent/alt-music releases, nothing over a dozen years old aside from a few collectible obscurities. The seller otherwise was specializing in cast iron pans and housewares that were only slightly broken, and said vaguely that he'd gotten them from somebody out of state. Whoever it was had pretty good taste. Ended up with about fifty albums, maybe 65-70 CDs worth of music, at three bucks a pop, and left behind maybe a hundred more that I would have picked up on some other day. And it is because of this that I learned how muppetface got her name.

I'm getting excited about the Carolina meet this Saturday. It's threatening to be pretty big.
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Don't really get much time these days to sit down and think about posting, haven't really made any super incredible music discoveries either.  Annoyingly to get music in high definition in my country I need to use VPN, I'm pretty sure some companies I use turn a blind eye, but other companies use scary language in the user agreement re misrepresentation of country of origin etc.  The only way around this would be if the rumour that iTunes will start to offer Hi-Res formats as Apple seem to have sorted out the licensing problems.  Seems a mess to me but nothing is simple that can be complicated...

 

Right now I'm still searching for another job in Architecture, unfortunately it seems many other people are doing the same and the field seems oversubscribed and employers can cherry pick.  I had a couple of interviews in the past week, for one job it seems I was overqualified, for the other possibly underqualified, but it is encouraging to have the interviews, and I feel that I am gaining confidence in presenting myself to employers.  Preparing applications and other tasks to keep up initiative demand time, where before I was devoting too much time and attention to distractions such as this hobby.  At least I have cut out gaming - my gaming machine has been sacrificed to make a more effective music server.  

 

My day job lately is babysitting my nephew, unfortunately not something that will contribute to me resume, I have had a few jobs for friends and family in drafting and design which at lest has given me reason to push myself out of my comfort zone.  My nephew is super adorable, and helping to raise him is a fantastic way to occupy myself while I address the problems of my career.  I do have ideas for further training however at this point I see further training as a risk - putting further time and money into training with no guarantee I will be able to capitalise on the investment.  So far, 6 years and $40,000 is quite a daunting investment, and to be honest I don't feel like a large career shift is feasible - I see myself as an architect and find it hard to imagine doing anything else, but I may have to consider my options.  So far property development seems like the most tenable in terms of career prospects, but I feel I need to be 100% sure I can convert the investment into a successful career.

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