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I keep finding myself staring at the Woo WA7 Fireflies:
As I want to get a small tube amp for my office, this kind of seems ideal (includes a DAC too). Seeing that last picture with a pair of CIEMs has me hopeful that there wont be any audible background noise. Thing is, I really don't care for the other Woo dynamic amps I've tried (including the WA22 which I owned briefly), so I'm a bit hesitant to go that route.
Have you auditioned the Fostex HP-A8 at all? That seems fairly compact.
Oh, you said tube. My bad!
My growing distaste for the sound led me to find my WA22 unattractive after awhile. Like, my gut reaction when I saw it was "**** that thing." Shame because I thought it was beautiful for a long time before I heard it.
I second that. Although I don't like to use the terms "tube sound" or "solid-state sound", I think most Woo amps I've heard (and yes, including the WES) present what people refer to as that stereotypical "tubey" sound. Not that tubey sound is always bad, but it doesn't work with all headphones. Not exactly my cuppa tea, either.
Come to think about it, Cary SLI-80 also runs on 10 tubes... at least it didn't sound that "tubey" when I listened to it as a headphone amp.
Soooo... I just sold my Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII since I wasn't using it that much after the Magni arrived... I guess I'm going to also sell my Sennheiser HD600s. I love 'em but I'm not even using them so... they''ll be gone soon!
I want to try the Ultrasone Signature DJs... but I'm actually looking for the sound of the Signature Pros with the same characteristics (i.e. great isolation/no leakage) in a more comfortable package... Does something like that exist?!? (I also have the Mad Dogs which are SUPER comfortable, but sometimes I miss the "fullness" of the Sig Pros...)
To the gamers on the thread, did anyone buy that Studio Ghibli/Level 5 collab, Ni no Kuni?!? I want it!!! (even though I don't have too much time to play and my backlog is ginormous!!!)
Anyone here excited about the M8? TBH I only learned about this thing a few minutes ago. I guess my attention is selective.
....I can't stop staring at her hands.
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Also, I can't decide if this comment from the CEntrance guy is intentionally or unintentionally ignorant:
"...discussing things that have nothing to do with audio - like advertising, psychology and women"
I lost a bid yesterday for Persona 4 + some other extras LOL! It is another game I want to buy. The Vita I find it to be excellent even though it doesn't have as many games as the DS/3DS/PSP. I finished (last month) the game Zero Escape, and it's an AWESOME story-driven puzzle game! I ordered DJ Technika Max last week too..
(and yes... the backlog keeps growing...)
I find myself playing the Vita a lot more than I imagined. Lumines: Electronic Symphony is still fun, and I've been enjoying Gravity Rush, Zero Escape, and Persona 4. Also thinking about picking up the Vita version of Assassin's Creed 3 even though I lost interest in the series after the first game; the protagonist seems really cool.
I plan on picking up Wrath of the White Witch, yes. Also want to get The Cave
All I've been playing lately is my SNES, mainly Yoshi's Island. Haven't touched my Vita in months now; I was trying to get my friends back into Monster Hunter the other day, but they were all feeling meh about it.
Ordered Ni no Kuni because why not.
Re: Steam: Yeah, check out my playtimes vs. how many games I own http://steamcommunity.com/id/sarsamis/games?tab=all >_> 0 hours starts about halfway in.