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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

Hmmm, hold on a sec, is Ocharaku actually tuning the Audio Technica ATH-CKM55 in 9 different flavours?  Isn't that the IEM which received a lot of hype-da-hype around here?  I almost picked one up but Tomscy2k advised me not to. =]

 

Since I have a severe lack of Audio Technica IEM's I ordered the CKM33 recently, however.  It should arrive any day now.

 

I would advise you not to.

 

The CKM50 received the hype, and I didn't like it much. The CKM55s are worse sounding IMO, with the boomy bass overpowering everything else.

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Double post.

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Uh, yeah that's why I picked up the CKM33 since it's supposed to have more of an r-shaped sound (and it's popular with Japanese girl, fashion, nvrmind).

 

Still it seems like the Ocharaku boss likes the ATH-CKM55, at least on some level, yes?  I think I'll take his opinion above 99.7% on head-fi.

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Uh, yeah that's why I picked up the CKM33 since it's supposed to have more of an r-shaped sound (and it's popular with Japanese girl, fashion, nvrmind).

 

Still it seems like the Ocharaku boss likes the ATH-CKM55, at least on some level, yes?  I think I'll take his opinion above 99.7% on head-fi.

 

Heck, I'd sell you my pair if you didn't live so far away. My second pair of true IEMs, after the CX300s. Major disappointment.

 

Not suited for J-Pop, that's for sure.

 

Stick with your high-end AT IEMs. Their low-end IEMs aren't worth looking at.


Edited by mbamg - 12/8/12 at 12:22pm
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Thread Starter 

Yeah, FAD decided to keep some of the Muramasa VIIIs for themselves to use as show pieces for some reason? Seems weird since it's not for sale, but I guess it's meant to be the headphone equivalent of a concept car now to show off their design skills or something.

 

It would be nice if some more people could hear it and we could compare notes. I've been wondering how much variation exists between units, for one thing.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Yeah, FAD decided to keep some of the Muramasa VIIIs for themselves to use as show pieces for some reason? Seems weird since it's not for sale, but I guess it's meant to be the headphone equivalent of a concept car now to show off their design skills or something.

 

It would be nice if some more people could hear it and we could compare notes. I've been wondering how much variation exists between units, for one thing.

 

Hopefully I'l hear it tomorrow and we can compare notes?

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Hopefully I'l hear it tomorrow and we can compare notes?

Sorry you can't hear it but you can touch it and wear it.

The guys at Jaben said that they forgot the cable in Singapore and that it's now just a display model. Maybe after the show is finished, it's going to be sent back again to Singapore but that's just my speculation.

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I feel despair looking at this tea guide, I don't understand what is happening at all =(

 

http://ocharaku.jp/teaguide/

 

 

Perhaps you need to be English or Japanese to understand this.

 

Hobbies:

 

1 - Tea

2 - Feudal systems, knighthood and samurais.

3 - Colonizing the new world

4 - Polite language, literature, archery, longswords, decorative festivals

5 - Tea

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Thread Starter 
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Perhaps you need to be English or Japanese to understand this.

 

Hobbies:

 

1 - Tea

2 - Feudal systems, knighthood and samurais.

3 - Colonizing the new world

4 - Polite language, literature, archery, longswords, decorative festivals

5 - Tea

 

That just makes me love Ocharaku all the more. I really think this hobby would be better off if more audio companies were involved in stuff like tea making, furniture making, etc.

 

FitEar... perhaps their being involved in dentistry is why I've got such a headache trying to deal with them right now?

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Kiteki, someone (Rpgwizard) shared a couple of eurodance links in the basshead club. Oh man, it got me very nostalgic. Do you remember this one?

Oh man ... If only I could take a time machine back to the 90's, being my age, and club the crap out of my liver.

Oh man...

Edited by Coq de Combat - 12/8/12 at 1:19pm
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Ardgedee, you should try the Gungnir dac. For the money, it's quite exceptional.

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The first one you linked I don't think I ever heard for some reason, the second one yeah, Das Boot, yeah.

 

 

90's and Techno music, ya, here are some more, I had these on cassette tape and blasted them on my speakers when I was like, 16 ...

 

 

 


Edited by kiteki - 12/8/12 at 1:52pm
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Speaking of 16...

 

 

A_recording, is this familiar to you?

 

Battle Angel Alita (issue 1 - cover).jpg

 

 

If not I think you'll like it.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

FitEar... perhaps their being involved in dentistry is why I've got such a headache trying to deal with them right now?

 

FitMouth... doesn't have the same ring to it.

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Yeah, exactly... Can I buy those somewhere?

 

In some department store somewhere between the actual and the potential, yeah!

 

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I think I caught the jist of it, sortof... humans in space stations can't walk when they get home, so... societies in perfect tranquility will fall apart when they're invaded by a few petty knife-gangs, so his point is to 'exercize' even when you don't need to, I suppose, and then extrapolated a whole lot on that, or smt?

 

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Somewhat. He seems to be overusing the human body as a working metaphor for the body of humanity, too. There's just something about it all that fails to fully hang together, even if I can't readily articulate why.

 

I think it's more likely he extrapolated from a long time doing mathematical risk analysis and his dissatisfaction with people trying to predict sudden catastrophes. So instead of trying to predict and prevent these calamities (which is what everyone generally tries to do) he's looking for ways of thinking that would enable us to be more resilient to these setbacks when they inevitably occur. The model he thinks makes sense is the organic model which we see in both individual organisms and across evolutionary biology: constrainted resources, stressors and other volatility increase fitness of the organism or of the species as a whole.

 

Now the real question is, does an organic model apply to economies, which seem to behave like organic systems with complex interdependencies?

 

He also applies it to other social phenomenon, like a dictatorship's attempts to crush an uprising tending to radicalise and strengthen the very thing it tries to oppress, or criticism of an author tending to spread the author's ideas. (If memetics implies that information behaves organically, then it should be subject to similar organic behaviour under stress).

 

He also suggests, interestingly, that taxi drivers are more resilient than office workers because an office worker can suddenly lose their job and be reduced to financial ruin (large unforseen shock); a taxi driver can have no fares for a night but recover the next day (constant small shocks). The office worker might accumulate large debts because of some illusion of security, the taxi driver is exposed and is constantly made aware of the insecurity of his income and thus makes compensations for it.

 

If that sounds like he's advocating some kind of insane survival of the fittest kind of ideology, he's not, because he points out that periods of recovery are as important as acute stress to these organic systems. Acute stress is good for people, chronic stress is not. So he advocates protecting the very poor so that there can be recovery, but giving no particular benefits to the middle or very high income earners.

 

It does relate to recent research that indicates that human thinking does not work on a 9-5 schedule, but that people tend to come up with solutions to problems when they aren't actively thinking about them. ie: periods of rest and apparently doing nothing, coupled with short periods of intense activity, tend to make people more productive and happy in fields which require creativity. (And almost all jobs require some degree of creativity).

 

He also claims that (and I would love it if Coq de Combat could give me some insight into this) that the Northern European countries have such high standards of living despite appearing to be what we call 'socialist', because they actually have very small and limited central governments; the money is distributed to very small and quite autonomous individual districts who tend to allocate resources in a gloriously chaotic and messy process where local people wrangle over issues like where to put a water fountain etc.

 

I'm always interested in these kinds of ideas because whenever I hear opinions from both ends of an issue, I tend to see the sense and value in both sides of the argument. Maybe it's the mediator in me but the theory that weds the two extremes but isn't unpalatable compromise is appealing to me.

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