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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

 

Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

So you are true to your name ... Combat ...

 

Yep. That's actually how I got my nickname in the first place. MMA was said to be human "rooster" fighting, which I found rather laughable (no, MMA is not about touting two innocent small animals trained to kill eachother in the same area, MMA is a sport albeit looking pretty violent to bystanders) so I created the nickname "Fighting Rooster". In French, to be a little special

 

No, you are right, MMA is sport, it's not "the most realistic" since they are stuck on the floor hugging eachother all the time and that never happens on the street.  Even the way MMA fights often end won't happen on the street (tap out).

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Yeah, that's automatic constancy, which I actually think is an issue with fast-switching, time-aligned ABX tests.  My assertion is - even if it isn't - those variables increase the risk either way, yet of course this is just a "theory" and I haven't "proved it", so I'd get banned from hydrogenaudio for questioning their templar of servitude.

Do you mean that, for example, switching fast between a bassy headphone and a trebley headphone increases the perception of how bassy and trebley they really are, as we are comparing their sounds relative to eachother instead of a "ground zero" (so to say)? I guess my question applies to headphones with big "headstage" versus headphones with small "headstage"...

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

 

Do you mean that, for example, switching fast between a bassy headphone and a trebley headphone increases the perception of how bassy and trebley they really are, as we are comparing their sounds relative to eachother instead of a "ground zero" (so to say)?

 

-5db treble versus +5dB treble becomes 10 in a fast switch, instead of +-0 versus +5dB?  That makes sense.

 

However, what I meant is if you are comparing two amplifiers, and the difference between them is 2%, then our mind makes that 0%, since it considers the 2% "confusing information", which is automatically deleted so we can concentrate on important, solid patterns, instead of slight differences.

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OMFG Xiao answered me and sent me a whole zip file full of pictures of a CIEM he made for me like 1 year ago?!!  omfg I have to pay for it ASAP.

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OMFG Xiao answered me and sent me a whole zip file full of pictures of a CIEM he made for me like 1 year ago?!!  omfg I have to pay for it ASAP.

POST PICS!

Extra credit if they're in Nozomi's ears at the time.
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OMFG Xiao answered me and sent me a whole zip file full of pictures of a CIEM he made for me like 1 year ago?!!  omfg I have to pay for it ASAP.

A congratulations is in order??
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OMFG Xiao answered me and sent me a whole zip file full of pictures of a CIEM he made for me like 1 year ago?!!  omfg I have to pay for it ASAP.

 

 

Surprise CIEM? That's pretty cool, but also kind of stressful lol.

 

I still want a universal-fit custom from Gui Ling. I want to pair it with my universal-fit Rooth, and the two can be best buds.

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

OMFG Xiao answered me and sent me a whole zip file full of pictures of a CIEM he made for me like 1 year ago?!!  omfg I have to pay for it ASAP.

 

Yay!

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I'll post pics after I've paid for it and have a tracking number and all that ...

 

 

Here is a sneak peek though at the triple-bore monster he's made for me ...

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

Yeah, that's automatic constancy, which I actually think is an issue with fast-switching, time-aligned ABX tests.  My assertion is - even if it isn't - those variables increase the risk either way, yet of course this is just a "theory" and I haven't "proved it", so I'd get banned from hydrogenaudio for questioning their templar of servitude.

 

Another way to think about it, continuing my color analogy:

 

Green is the label we give to a particular range of nanometer-length lightwaves.

 

If a given surface or cast light is in that range, it's green.

 

However, we don't experience green -- we experience greenness -- something either looks green or it doesn't. We do not experience greenness in isolation, because the greenness is in a context of other colors (or absence of colors). And so we do not evaluate greenness on its own, but only in context. And we are experiencing the color-ness of the other colors in the same way we are experiencing the greenness of the thing among them.

 

If everything was exactly green, green would have no meaning: Our perception of green comes in part from the contrasts and complements of green.

 

As a consequence, it is easy to fool our eyes. Something can look green -- emulate greenness -- when the context around that non-green thing can successfully exploit our assumptions about the non-green thing that appears green.

 

Objectively we can analyze that green-seeming thing, sniff and say "it's not green", and totter off to measure some reds. Or subjectively we can relish its peculiar greenness.


Edited by ardgedee - 12/14/12 at 10:15am
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I think sometimes this is why optical illusions tend to fascinate technical minds more than artistic minds. There's an extent to which the technical mind dwells on how what they perceive and what they know can differ, how this is a flaw to overcome. The artistic mind is more willing to accept that this happens, that it can be wonderful or awful, and use it as a natural phenomenon that allows them to do their work.

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Here is a sneak peek though at the triple-bore monster he's made for me ...

 

 

Yikes!

 

Looks like an animal phallus...

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I agree but did not express this verbally.
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The Philips Fidelio X1 is svelte.

 

 

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For $300 USD or thereabouts, this build quality puts anything Sony is doing today to shame. Especially the MA900.


Edited by MuppetFace - 12/14/12 at 1:03pm
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The Philips Fidelio X1 is svelte.


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For $300 USD or thereabouts, this build quality puts anything Sony is doing today to shame. Especially the MA900.

I've been eyeing those. I absolutely love their asthetics: suave without looking like typical mid tier pairs. Now if only they made them with whiskey barrel wood like the Pioneer speakers smily_headphones1.gif
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