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My year and a half review I guess.

 

I started on Head-Fi in April of 2011. I started then because it was my birthday. I have always knew of all the tech niches out there and I thought that I would do audio for my next one. And so began my journey through head-fi. I asked all the general noob questions on units like the SR-60 and the HD558 and what not. After a week of reading and asking a lot of questions, I decided on the SRH440. Getting the SRH440 was something I expected to happen to me. I wouldn't like them. I thought they were fake. Obviously they weren't. It was just a non enlightened me asking about where the bass was. I am listening to them right here, and while they aren't perfect, they do what they are marketed for. Studio use on a budget. I then transitioned to the fruit of Ultrasone and got myself lost in EDM for a few months before I went on vacation. During vacation when I went shopping with a friend, I found a fantastic deal on the Q701 and snatched it up right there. That sparked the end of my bowei006 era. I would enter into my Panda-sama era in a few weeks after that day. I just didn't realize it yet. What changed was my outlook on life. I found that I should develop and critical and objective outlook on life and what had been happening. This was fueled not only by my audio journey but also my journey into the systems of the world. 

 

Today a year and a half later, 

 

I started on Head-Fi in December of 2012. I started by opening my computer and checking the thread I co-founded; The Head-Fi Anime Thread. I would read through the tens of posts and post my replies to all the quotes that were worthy of my attention(I'm kidding). A post count of >18,000 stares me in the face as I wonder what the hell I am doing right now. A custom title is under my name along with the Headphoneus Supremeus "rank". This was my goal and I had achieved it. Ever since I first came upon this site, I wanted to be one of THOSE people with their flashy HS signs and customs. I have now acheived it, but that doesn't mean anything like I thought it would a year and a half ago. I am no better than the newb that just came on with a pHD background in electrical engineering or anyone with less Head-Fi swag. So why do I do this? Well I guess it is because I am like a lot of people here. An introvert. I don't really go out and become pro active with my buddies in real life. So with that said, here I am again staring at the Head-Fi post box. I have seen this post box more times than almost all the members on Head-Fi including the founders and admins themselves. I have hit submit more times than Jude has. Yet it brings me little joy other than a smirk. 

 

So I guess right now, a year and a half later,

 

I am here for one reason. Because I found friends?

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I am here for one reason. Because I found friends?

That's what it's about, isn't it? There are a few people here who are a substantive part of my life now, so it's more than just chatting about gear and stuff, you know? If it were only about headphones and amps, I would have likely walked away by now.
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That's what it's about, isn't it? There are a few people here who are a substantive part of my life now, so it's more than just chatting about gear and stuff, you know? If it were only about headphones and amps, I would have likely walked away by now.

I did. After April, I uped and left. I came back in November of 2011 to get more gear and I have not yet left since then. So yeah, just passed my 1 year anniversary of comming back here :)

 

I found many great people, and got introduced to many artists that I absolutely love now. We were able to help each other many times by giving invites to each other and what not.

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awww bowei :)

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awww bowei :)

I got many artists from you Bdawk Senpai :)

 

I didn't give shout-outs like Jgray did but you were in my thoughts!

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This year was expensive for me, i went from a $2000 total setup with LCD-2.2 with an AusioGD NFB-10 DAC/amplifier to top of the line AudioGD Reference 7.1 and Master 6 with Hifiman HE6 and Audiophilleo AP2 transport. Am I satisfied, well some days when Im in a good mood yes, but other days I still hear a last bit of fuzzyness, a slight muddyness in the background that diminishes my satisfaction.

There is also the small matte that I have made sevral attempts to find IEM's to replace my disintegrating pair of EX700's. Strangely I couldnt stand the EX700's when I first bought them some 4 years ago or so, but thses days I find they can put many earphones to shame, and have proven very hard to replace.

Worst sound of the year goes to Aurisonics ASG1, terribly rolled off in the treble and without redeeming qualities. I sold them within 2 hours of receiving them. Thses days I tend to sell things very quickly if I dont like them, I dont have time to listen to rubbish equipment, I would rather enjoy the music as much as possible. My ideal is equipment that gets out of the way without sounding brutally harsh, artificial or thin. Its a tricky balance to find.

I think I will need to change my desktop DAC as I do not find it resolving or clean enough. I might just sell everything and use portable stuff for a little while. What spurred this idea was listening to my future brother in lawys iPhone with my recently aquired Westone 4's, it sounded brilliant and I could completely enjoy the music without thinking anything is missing or being fudged. I always though BA earphones were compromised, well maybe the bass is a little warm but the mids and treble are just fnatastic on the W4 to my ears.

I really want to get some customs at some point also, probably JH13 freqphase, maybe JH3A if i decide to sell off my desktop gear. They have 15% off at the moment right...
Edited by drez - 12/26/12 at 6:19pm
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I'm feeling less crazy than I have these past couple days, which is good.  I have to see family briefly tomorrow since it'll be my birthday, but I think I can handle it now!

 


 

Anyways, I set up a cheap 7.1 Onkyo system in my living room.  It sounds like **** compared to the 2.1 PSB's I have in my bedroom (which is nice, I guess, as I often second guess their value), but a step up over what I had going on in there prior and more than adequate for vidcons and Star Trek.  I think I've said this here before, but I don't see myself going hardcore into speakers any time soon. 

 


 

Head-fi's been a resource for me since 2008, but I didn't join until I had some noob questions in '09 and then left again for 2 years because I didn't want to spend more money.  Thinking back on those old K701 vs. HD650 vs. DTw/e threads and my saving Uncle Erik posts on 650 amps (none of which I actually bought, but still) weirds me out a bit. This place was different back then in no small part simply due to the gear standards being raised so much since.  I find that kind of interesting.  

 


 

I think, going forward, I'm going to stop paying much attention to the hive mind and just buy things I find incredibly interesting or that address some problem I see in my own setup.  I guess what I mean by that is I wouldn't mind falling a bit out of the loop in 2013 and have faith that anything genueinly amazing will be brought up here or over there.


Edited by driver 8 - 12/26/12 at 6:56pm
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Looks like everyone on here has grown as induviduals a bit and experienced new things. The entries have been touching to read. God bless all you guys you all rock gs1000.gif


 

Guys!!!!!! I just got a PM from a friend and fellow head-fier in my city. He wants to know if I would be interested in his AKG Sextette which I've listened to various times at meets and is in outstanding condition. If he wants to sell them I'm so going for it those headphones rock the house. What do you guys think good investment or bad? L3000.gif

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Looks like everyone on here has grown as induviduals a bit and experienced new things. The entries have been touching to read. God bless all you guys you all rock gs1000.gif


 

Guys!!!!!! I just got a PM from a friend and fellow head-fier in my city. He wants to know if I would be interested in his AKG Sextette which I've listened to various times at meets and is in outstanding condition. If he wants to sell them I'm so going for it those headphones rock the house. What do you guys think good investment or bad? L3000.gif

How much?

thumbs up

 

But as for me and my wallet:


Edited by bowei006 - 12/26/12 at 9:50pm
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How much?

thumbs up

 

But as for me and my wallet:


No idea we haven't dickered over price yet. The seller is a friend of mine though and he's known for being pretty honest. He's also the guy who created my Marilyn amp for me and owns the HE-6. I'm guessing he's thinking of letting the sextette go because he now owns the HE-6. I was shocked he messaged me. The sextette is his favorite headphone.

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No idea we haven't dickered over price yet. The seller is a friend of mine though and he's known for being pretty honest. He's also the guy who created my Marilyn amp for me and owns the HE-6. I'm guessing he's thinking of letting the sextette go because he now owns the HE-6. I was shocked he messaged me. The sextette is his favorite headphone.

I need to hear a sextette. Hope it is at the NY meet etysmile.gif

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I just got the price. Looks like I'm soon to be a proud Sextette owner.

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I just got the price. Looks like I'm soon to be a proud Sextette owner.

How much?

 

700

 

700

 

 

You've mentioned it, you have to tell us now.

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How much?

 

700

 

700

 

 

You've mentioned it, you have to tell us now.


We're still dickering and nothings finalized yet but looks like it might be 165 Canuck dollars. Not a bad price considering the headphone looks brand new

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If that wasn't enough something else just happened. Talk about new beginnings for a new year, I just sold my DT1350 as of 5 minutes ago. I feel like I just lost an old friendconfused_face.gif

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