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Well this is rather interesting our fearless leader MuppetFace and everyone's favorite reviewer Joker have become known as audio guru's in my neck of the woods.

 

I just came from a electronics box store called Futureshop. I was there to pick up some stuff for my computer and me being me decided to kill some time nosing around the headphone section seeing if anything interested me. I noticed a P5 on display and for old times sake I decided to give it a listen on my rig. One of the employees, a punk rocking sort of looking kid, came over and asked if I had any questions or needed any help. I politely answered "thanks but I'm just looking around". What happened next served to demonstrate to me that there are still people out there who take the time to research and have no qualms involving calling a certain product a pig and the internet has made the world become a smaller place. The conversation went roughly as follows

 

Punker Kid: if you're looking for a good set of headphones I would recommend not looking into the P5's

DF: Oh, not that good in your opinion

Punker Kid: I wouldn't say they're not good I just think if you're going to spend that kind of money there's better sounding out there

DF: You've heard quite a few headphones I take it

Punker Kid: I've heard a few not a lot. The P5's are nice headphones I just think you can do better for the price

DF: Really now, so any recommendations from whatever else you have here

Punker Kid: (quiet laugh) Mind if I'm honest with you mister

DF: By all means please

Punker Kid: If you really want good sounding headphones don't look here. Most of the stuff Futureshop sells is pretty crappy in my opinion.

DF: (grinning with amusement) I'm surprised you would say that. You best not say it to loud when the boss is around

Punker Kid: Meh who cares this is just some stupid minimum wage part-time job. I'm not going to lie and say something sounds fantastic when it doesn't

DF: Nice to hear, so tell me why are you working in some cruddy box store and not at a place like Advance Electronics that sells real headphones

Punker Kid: Tried applying there but they weren't hiring. I'm walking my application around town to some other shops though.

DF: Good one on you, what would you consider a good sounding headphone that's worth the money

Punker Kid: I only own some Audio Technica M50's and a Sennheiser HD25 mister. They sound pretty good but there's better out there. If you want to invest a little more look onto a company called Grado Sennheiser or Audio Technica. If you really want to know what I mean go on the net and check out a site called head-fi.org. There's a lot of people on there who know what they're talking about they'll steer you right.

DF: (really amused) I've heard of head-fi.org. Nice to know I'm not the only one in Winnipeg who goes on there. Do you post on there often.

Punker Kid: Nah, I just surf around on the boards and read impressions from people I know know what they're talking about.

DF:So anyone specific you follow

Punker Kid: Well there's this one guy called joker who has a huge review thread. He has reviews of tons of mobile headphones. There's also this one woman who calls herself MuppetFace who writes some interesting stuff involving headphones. She has this huge collection of amps and headphones and her stuff is a really cool read. Her reviews make me wish I had the money to buy some of the killer stuff she owns.

 

Needless to say the conversation went on for awhile and it was to say the least an enlightening conversation. So Romy, hows it feel to be considered an audio guru amongst the Winnipeg teen punker crowd LMAO.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/14/12 at 6:36pm
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I think that attraction of men toward women's legs has general ( the same) instinct behind it. Individual features play a secondary role. It seems that you don't like common generalizations about genders and sexes and hence are trying to put emphases on individual features which cause attraction.
I'm sorry but this doesn't make sense. The instinct behind all attraction is to have sex with someone who tweaks your fancy. What MF is saying is (I think) to say, "I like women's legs" doesn't tell you much except that you're prioritizing (some might say fetishizing) legs over butts or breasts. It doesn't tell anyone anything about the sort of legs you like.
Edited by rroseperry - 9/14/12 at 6:43pm
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More to the point, will he appreciate being called 'punker kid', lol?

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Okay, so this I find interesting.  I find myself attracted to the physical features that I personally associate with femininity (e.g. ample breasts, long hair, slender and more curvaceous proportions as compared to men, etc.).  And while everyone has their own tastes, it has been my experience that many heterosexual men can easily relate to the same.  Some guys I talk to like "sportier" girls (i.e. girls with a leaner build).  But that nearly always reflects their desire for a mate that cares for physical fitness as much as they do.  I've never actually run across a heterosexual guy that likes masculine features.  So I'm curious to know how why some homosexual women fancy those attributes.

 

Well, from a social viewpoint, one could argue that there are external pressures which may influence a male desire for stereotypically "feminine" characteristics. Most cultures have traditionally emphasized a male dominance in relationships, so being attracted to a "butch" woman could be seen as relinquishing that dominance. Also social norms of attractiveness don't really favor butchness in females. I wouldn't be surprised however if more guys were into butch girls than would openly admit. I've known several bisexual guys who dated very butch girls, and even an avowed heterosexual who liked androgynous women.

 

As for homosexual attraction to butch girls, there are plenty of "reasons" for it. Some like strong protector-types and embracing their "femininity" with a more "masculine" partner (while still operating in the context of a gay relationship). One girl I knew said she was looking for someone like her father (LOL.. electra complex much?). To that end, another co-factor to that is operating in the safety of a familiar set of roles in the gay community: the butch / femme relationship is something of a tried-and-true classic. Some have argued that it offers a somewhat stable norm akin to a more "traditional" relationship. Others see it as an interplay of opposites within the context of a same-sex relationship, and there's that maxim that opposites attract. There is actually something to that in terms of dynamics, but that's getting a little too deep into the the lesbian meta-analysis, so I'll spare you.

 

Finally, some girls just like butch girls. I've seen a few butch / butch couples (though whether they default to a hierarchy of butchness---ie. more butch / less butch---is anyone's guess).

 

I'm being a little playful here in my response, but the sentiment is genuine.

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Needless to say the conversation went on for awhile and it was to say the least an enlightening conversation. So Romy, hows it feel to be considered an audio guru amongst the Winnipeg teen punker crowd LMAO.

 

Wow. For reals? That's wild. : P

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More to the point, will he appreciate being called 'punker kid', lol?


Towards the end of the conversation I told him I was called DigitalFreak on here so it wouldn't surprise me if he popped in on the thread in the next couple of days. I doubt he would care, towards the end of the conversation the subject had moved towards music and I mentioned I was a old 80's metal head. He described himself as a die hard punker who liked a lot of the modern scene but also collected a lot of music from the 70's British punk movement. I strongly doubt the term punker kid would be something he would find offensive when I describe him.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/14/12 at 6:49pm
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I have a background in social science and statistical analysis, basically what I studied all throughout my time as an undergrad. For a while I was considering becoming a psychometrician, and I've studied test construction and data analysis. I understand how the process of science works. I am not arguing that attraction can't be studied in the framework of scientific investigation. I'm saying that I personally don't think much meaningful information can be gleaned from examining broad patterns of attraction across groups.

 

Within the field of social science, there has been an ongoing debate between the loci of such things, be it in the individual or the social. My advocating an individualist approach to attraction isn't necessarily "unscientific" if that's what you're implying. I could sit here and come up with experimental designs, gather and analyze data, reject or accept my null hypotheses while looking at individuals within groups versus variables across groups. I'm not advocating a rejection of science by any means, though I do think there is a remainder that escapes the purview of science, or is at least very difficult to investigate scientifically in a meaningful way. I think this remainder that escapes the symbolic order, our systems of logic, is part of what makes "love" interesting. Oh, but we were talking about sexual attraction, not "love." Perhaps that's what's tripping everyone up: the division is a little blurry at times depending on who you ask.

 

Not to get all unscientific on you again. I ended up dropping the pursuit of social science for certain reasons, and that is probably coming through in my operative logic [or lack thereof] here.

 

I'm probably too much of a poet for us to see eye-to-eye. But yes, I am [vaguely] familiar with how science works.

 

Sorry.  I didn't mean to sound like I was talking down to you or something.  It's just with the lag inherent to posting on a message board I usually ramble on into tl;dr territory and I ended up responding to something you didn't even say.  I was a little unsure of your position and I was just trying to communicate that I didn't think that some sort of pilot study would be the answer to life, the universe, and everything because I wasn't sure if you thought I believed that or not.  It didn't come across like I intended.

 

I apologize.

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Punker Kid: Well there's this one guy called joker who has a huge review thread. He has reviews of tons of mobile headphones. There's also this one woman who calls herself MuppetFace who writes some interesting stuff involving headphones. She has this huge collection of amps and headphones and her stuff is a really cool read. Her reviews make me wish I had the money to buy some of the killer stuff she owns.

 

Hehe.

 

Your famous Romy.

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I've never done interviews before, and while I'm waiting for the 60gb of video I took last night to back up (gawd how does ProRes chew up so much space?!) I thought I would jot down some things:

 

- While flexibility in interview questions is helpful, I should have had a set of questions written down. Making up questions on the fly makes it difficult to compare interview respones later. Whodathunkit?

- People seem to like being given the opportunity to talk, but some find the camera intimidating.

- If I have a pad and notepaper and I take down notes, it seems to relax people because they feel like they are making a contribution.

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I've never done interviews before, and while I'm waiting for the 60gb of video I took last night to back up (gawd how does ProRes chew up so much space?!)

 

What resolution are you shooting at?

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What resolution are you shooting at?

 

1080P 25fps.

 

Edit: I know that prores *should* chew up that space, I'm just complaining because I need to go now >__<


Edited by a_recording - 9/14/12 at 7:36pm
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Well, from a social viewpoint, one could argue that there are external pressures which may influence a male desire for stereotypically "feminine" characteristics. Most cultures have traditionally emphasized a male dominance in relationships, so being attracted to a "butch" woman could be seen as relinquishing that dominance. Also social norms of attractiveness don't really favor butchness in females. I wouldn't be surprised however if more guys were into butch girls than would openly admit. I've known several bisexual guys who dated very butch girls, and even an avowed heterosexual who liked androgynous women.

 

As for homosexual attraction to butch girls, there are plenty of "reasons" for it. Some like strong protector-types and embracing their "femininity" with a more "masculine" partner (while still operating in the context of a gay relationship). One girl I knew said she was looking for someone like her father (LOL.. electra complex much?). To that end, another co-factor to that is operating in the safety of a familiar set of roles in the gay community: the butch / femme relationship is something of a tried-and-true classic. Some have argued that it offers a somewhat stable norm akin to a more "traditional" relationship. Others see it as an interplay of opposites within the context of a same-sex relationship, and there's that maxim that opposites attract. There is actually something to that in terms of dynamics, but that's getting a little too deep into the the lesbian meta-analysis, so I'll spare you.

 

Finally, some girls just like butch girls. I've seen a few butch / butch couples (though whether they default to a hierarchy of butchness---ie. more butch / less butch---is anyone's guess).

 

I'm being a little playful here in my response, but the sentiment is genuine.


I wasn't planning on getting involved in the conversation but after your last post I can't help but ask this stupid question. Wouldn't a lesbian whose appearance is as others on here indicate and I quote "butch" be insulted being described as butch? An while we're on the subject why is it so many lesbian women who choose to portray themselves in a more masculine roll run out and get themselves Justin Bieber haircuts? Not trying to derail the topic but seriously what gives with that? You've even noticed it and commented on it once in a tongue in cheek manner.

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Well, from a social viewpoint, one could argue that there are external pressures which may influence a male desire for stereotypically "feminine" characteristics. Most cultures have traditionally emphasized a male dominance in relationships, so being attracted to a "butch" woman could be seen as relinquishing that dominance. Also social norms of attractiveness don't really favor butchness in females. I wouldn't be surprised however if more guys were into butch girls than would openly admit. I've known several bisexual guys who dated very butch girls, and even an avowed heterosexual who liked androgynous women.

 

From what's been said so far, I do get the sense that there seems to be a lot more variation in terms of what homosexuals find attractive vs what heterosexuals find attractive.  Perhaps being openly homosexual is breaking a societal norm in and of itself?  And hence lesser and more ancilliary constructs fall away as well?  Thus what is attractive tends to become a bit more open and liberal.

 

I am of course localizing this to homosexual women and heterosexual men, because I would like use myself as a point of reference in understanding this.

 

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As for homosexual attraction to butch girls, there are plenty of "reasons" for it. Some like strong protector-types and embracing their "femininity" with a more "masculine" partner (while still operating in the context of a gay relationship). One girl I knew said she was looking for someone like her father (LOL.. electra complex much?). To that end, another co-factor to that is operating in the safety of a familiar set of roles in the gay community: the butch / femme relationship is something of a tried-and-true classic. Some have argued that it offers a somewhat stable norm akin to a more "traditional" relationship. Others see it as an interplay of opposites within the context of a same-sex relationship, and there's that maxim that opposites attract. There is actually something to that in terms of dynamics, but that's getting a little too deep into the the lesbian meta-analysis, so I'll spare you.

 

I was actually thinking of an Electra complex possibility earlier but I dismissed it thinking that surely it can't be that simple.  While I can rationally accept multiple arguments, I must admit that I generally have a hard time trying to understand butch attraction on an intuitive level.  After all, if the simplification of homosexual women is girls liking girls, then why should they like girls with guy-like attributes?  I'm sure you see the basic disconnect I'm having here...  confused.gif

 

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Finally, some girls just like butch girls. I've seen a few butch / butch couples (though whether they default to a hierarchy of butchness---ie. more butch / less butch---is anyone's guess).

 

I suppose.  In the sense that personal individuality influences much, I can see that.  But "they just do" - however valid it may be - still leaves me in the dark in a way.  Oh well, there are many things I don't understand, I'm fine with my limitations.  smile.gif

 

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I'm being a little playful here in my response, but the sentiment is genuine.

 

Sure, I understand.  I'm not one to regard casual conversation as requiring precision, but you already know that about me.  wink.gif


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Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/14/12 at 9:01pm
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Those look pretty awesome.  I wonder how they sound though...

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