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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
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.

 

The dictatorship in China and North Korea come to mind ...

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

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.

 

Now I suddenly need another Clip+ => http://www.istyles.com/skins/music-video/sandisk-sansa/sandisk-sansa-clip/alices-tea-time-sandisk-sansa-clip-skin-p-71830.html

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@ a_rec: Tell me whether to buy the Momentum and / or the MDR-1R...

 

(What are they like spatially? Does either sound flat?)

 

 


I'm sure she's drinking black tea with sugar and milk...


Edited by MuppetFace - 12/8/12 at 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

@ a_rec: Tell me whether to buy the Momentum and / or the MDR-1R...

 

(What are they like spatially? Does either sound flat?)

 

Will do when I get the 1R :3 

 

I can say that the momentum has quite a detailed soundstage, but within quite an enclosed space. The warmth of the sound coupled with the closed nature (which is probably two ways of saying the same thing) make it quite intimate.

 

From memory I think the 1R was a bit bigger in scale.

 

Also, suddenly I find myself tremendously intrigued by the UE4000 or UE6000... (Simply because they are on sale... and you can get white ones...)

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

I'm sure she's drinking black tea with sugar and milk...

 

'thought which counts.

 

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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.

 

If even identical twins have differences, I think it might be too much to ask of headphones to be perfectly identical.

 

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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?

 

I really want to try his tea-leaf shaped vortex equalizer... resonance dampers inspired by nature is what it's all about.

 

I think earaches give people headaches too.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

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?

Odd question, but does anyone else here have a tea hobby as well? Teachat used to be my main stay until I got into Head-fi, and haven't really seen anyone else on here talk tea. Currently sipping on some Sencha I got this past spring from O-Cha. I just opened it last week, and boy do I love that oddly sweet grassy taste. I can go post some cup-fi too, which I find even more beautiful than headphones wink.gif

 

Sadly I shattered my favorite (and only) kyusu last year in a freak accident. Since I've been spending my money here, all I'm using now is a gaiwan :|


Edited by mosshorn - 12/8/12 at 4:19pm
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If even identical twins have differences, I think it might be too much to ask of headphones to be perfectly identical.

 

But we don't grow headphones... and we can't hand match or use cameras to ensure part matching for twins... :3

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If even identical twins have differences, I think it might be too much to ask of headphones to be perfectly identical.

 

But we don't grow headphones... and we can't hand match or use cameras to ensure part matching for twins... :3

 

Nor can we use camelcamelcamel to determine when would be the right time to have said children.


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If even identical twins have differences, I think it might be too much to ask of headphones to be perfectly identical.

 

 

 

Indeed. The question is whether we're talking Stax / Sennheiser or Beyer / Ultrasone / Audez'e variation lol.

 

Those measurements I showed you have me rather curious.

 

 


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I really want to try his tea-leaf shaped vortex equalizer... resonance dampers inspired by nature is what it's all about.

 

 

I love how the Flat-4 SUI is even packaged in a tea container. I really wish they included a small sample of tea leaves or a tea bag too... that would be the best.

 

 


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Odd question, but does anyone else here have a tea hobby as well? Teachat used to be my main stay until I got into Head-fi, and haven't really seen anyone else on here talk tea. Currently sipping on some Sencha I got this past spring from O-Cha. I just opened it last week, and boy do I love that oddly sweet grassy taste. I can go post some cup-fi too, which I find even more beautiful than headphones wink.gif

 

Sadly I shattered my favorite (and only) kyusu last year in a freak accident. Since I've been spending my money here, all I'm using now is a gaiwan :|

 

I have something of a tea hobby. Pretty sure Silent One does too.

 

I love green and oolong teas, but I haven't had anything "exotic" (relative to the US) in a while. Last I was exploring oolong like Tung-Ting / Dong Ding and getting my feet wet with Pouchong. I really want to try Da Hong Pao at some point too.

 

For "everyday" tea I usually just go for Republic of Tea's greens.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

I love green and oolong teas, but I haven't had anything "exotic" (relative to the US) in a while. Last I was exploring oolong like Tung-Ting / Dong Ding and getting my feet wet with Pouchong. I really want to try Da Hong Pao at some point too.

 

For "everyday" tea I usually just go for Republic of Tea's greens.

 

Lately I've been buying matcha powder from the internet. I always thought matcha was like a cheap processed version of green tea leaves until I learnt that it's actually a relatively expensive and involved process to grind the powder and keep quality. 

 

Still, I like mixing the matcha with random things like soy milk or ice cream. Right now its Summer and I want cold drinks quite badly.

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I just like the "special gunpowder" green tea that comes in the small green box with red print.  I've bought more expensive ones like "Ito En" from Japan, but always return to the special gunpowder for some reason.

 

I'm pretty much a coffee addict, black coffee but dark roast and hazelnut are awesome too, and I like Thai red bull a lot too, but I like drinking green tea when I need to concentrate, like when I used to play Shogi online, great memories from that time.

 

Actually I just drank three cups of English black tea for breakfast and now I'm drinking coffee, but that's bcoz I just quit smoking so I'm restless.  Speaking of which I was in an important meeting yesterday with everyone speaking Indonesian and everyone smoking, that was hell.


Edited by kiteki - 12/8/12 at 5:16pm
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

Lately I've been buying matcha powder from the internet. I always thought matcha was like a cheap processed version of green tea leaves until I learnt that it's actually a relatively expensive and involved process to grind the powder and keep quality. 

 

Still, I like mixing the matcha with random things like soy milk or ice cream. Right now its Summer and I want cold drinks quite badly.

 

Matcha is awesome. Republic of Tea actually puts it in their tea bags as a "booster."

 

You should try railing lines of it off an antique mirror. No, don't.

 

 


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I just like the "special gunpowder" green tea that comes in the small green box with red print.  I've bought more expensive ones like "Ito En" from Japan, but always return to the special gunpowder for some reason.

 

I'm pretty much a coffee addict, black coffee but dark roast and hazelnut are awesome too, and I like Thai red bull a lot too, but I like drinking green tea when I need to concentrate, like when I used to play Shogi online, great memories from that time.

 

 

Coffee upsets my stomach usually, but I used to drink it in the mornings to feel tough. I like smelling and brewing it more than drinking it however.


Edited by MuppetFace - 12/8/12 at 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

The dictatorship in China and North Korea come to mind ...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-12-03/world-dictators-transformed-into-moe-girls-in-book

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Is it just me, or is stuff slowing down in the FS forum? I sometimes just window shop there from time to time, and I'm noticing items are there much longer than they used to be.

 

It's the season. College students are wrapping up their semesters and are at the end of their budgets (or else just distracted by finals and heading home to family). Parents are concentrating on buying stuff for their kids rather than themselves.

 

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I'm mostly interested in it since it's all made in Japan / Kanazawa and I love the look of it, I like their choice of name too, and naturally the suspense or thirst of wanting to hear various expensive amplifiers and the unique synergy they create with a transducer.  Apart from the looks, you know if Romy paired the ORB Jade with her Final Audio Heaven VI it'd create a sound which is 'alone in the universe', except, it's not, since it already existed before you heard it, it's not like you 'created it', since anyone else could have heard the exact same sound at any other point in time in the past, so, in essence the battery life isn't important if you unlocked the door to the secret sapphires, you know. ^^

 

I have an abiding interest in portable amps, the ORB units among them, but I feel content with what I have right now, at least up until I've rolled all the op-amps I can through the Leckerton. I'd like to have started on that already, but I feel obligated to keep it stock until I'm done scrutinizing the NT 6 Pro and can get back to simply enjoying it, or using it as the constant while I change other things.

 

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Hobbies:

 

1 - Tea

2 - Feudal systems, knighthood and samurais.

3 - Colonizing the new world

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

5 - Tea

 

1.5 and 5.5: Music with tea.

 

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Ardgedee, you should try the Gungnir dac. For the money, it's quite exceptional.

 

Is it shipping already. Hm.

 

I'm more inclined to want to try something before buying it, and for reasons not reflective of their quality the couple brief listens I've heard to their headphone amps haven't done a lot for me. Objectively, there's little to quibble about them; part of the problem may be that I'm already used to equipment working above the performance level the Valhalla and Asgard were designed for. I'm also more interested in what they'll be shipping as their statement products than what they're shipping now; the Gungnir sounds like an excellent way to get good performance when the digital sources are questionable, but what's left in the air for me at the moment is how good it is at delivering an excellent performance out of high quality digital sources. I'm also starting to lose track of what "worthwhile" even means when I'm in this forum, sometimes.

 

In other news, I am doing unhealthy things to a VGA plug tonight. And I wish there was one of those hair straightener irons in the house.

 

Because science. Audio science voodoo type science.

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