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Feel free!

 

 


 

 

Really, I think everything has its share of compromises, be it headphones, IEMs, or speakers. Some people can't stand the feeling of stuff shoved into their ears, while others can't get a good fit with IEMs for whatever reason. Also a lot of IEMs create a vacuum-type sensation that can be very distracting. Most IEMs can't replicate the spaciousness of fullsized headphones, and for some people the overall size of the soundstage is really important, even if it means instruments sound like they're clustered on either side. I'm not one of those people however. Cohesiveness of the soundstage and the relative positions of one instrument to another are more important to me.

 

I'd also argue for another parallel between IEMs and speakers: physicality. With speakers, your body feels the sound. Even the bassiest headphones lack that bodily impact that speaker bass has (with the exception of the H2+ perhaps, but again, that's basically a pair of little speakers dangling on the sides of your head). IEMs have that bodily impact, but on a much smaller scale. Stuff like FAD's BAM can actually be felt... you can feel the air being moved.

 

People have the misconception that IEMs are going to be inferior to fullsized headphones, that for the same amount of money you get more with headphones when the opposite is actually true (you can buy more IEM for your money). I guess in part it's a psychological thing, because IEMs are smaller, and bigger is often seen as better? Plus there's the idea of compromise. Obviously if it's portable and small, there has to be a catch or something. Also it wasn't long ago that many IEMs did suck, and your money didn't go very far. Things have most definitely changed however. I think IEMs are one of the areas in this hobby where innovation is strongest, where there's genuine improvement in products from one year to the next.

 

I agree. It's not always about the size. It's the motion of the ocean lol ;)

 

One reason why I left full size cans and much prefer high end IEMs.

post #5867 of 21761
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I agree. It's not always about the size. It's the motion of the ocean lol ;)

 

One reason why I left full size cans and much prefer high end IEMs.

I still need to get some high end IEMs. It's just such a pain when they don't fit, I can only imagine this would feel worse if I paid £500 to £1000 for it.

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I still need to get some high end IEMs. It's just such a pain when they don't fit, I can only imagine this would feel worse if I paid £500 to £1000 for it.


If you are referring to Customs well they generally have a 30 day refit period where you can send them back to have them adjusted until they fit your ears to your satisfaction. But there are more options than just customs as universals are starting to catch up and in some cases, even surpass custom IEMs in terms of sound quality....

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If you are referring to Customs well they generally have a 30 day refit period where you can send them back to have them adjusted until they fit your ears to your satisfaction. But there are more options than just customs as universals are starting to catch up and in some cases, even surpass custom IEMs in terms of sound quality....

All IEMs really. So many just suck with fit. The ones that have fitted me best(that I've tried/owned) would be the Shure SE line and the Westone line. Narrow nozzle and over ear ftw. Gonna go read the 1plus2 thread now and maybe look at pictures of the Fitear T334.

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I've got some Schlafly AIPA chillin' in the fridge. Really missing the Hopslam I had a few weeks back. Had I known that I'd enjoy the stuff as much as i did, I'd probably have picked up a few more bottles. I think at this point, I'm only really interested in trying out the Pliny variants, and maybe some of the Trappists like Westvleteren. I've enjoyed some of the takes on Quads and Tripels from Unibroue and Avery so I figure I definitely enjoy the stuff enough to shell out a bit more for the real deal 

 

on the subject of IEMs, I'm kinda wary of the fit of the 334. One of my ears is shaped differently than the other, so i have issues with phones that purport to have an "ergonomic" or anatomically correct fit. The 334 definitely doesn't seem to be the most elegantly formed IEM from fit pics that I've seen, and the 1p2 seems even worse in that regard :/ 


Edited by Idsynchrono_24 - 2/12/13 at 3:37pm
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I've got some Schlafly AIPA chillin' in the fridge. Really missing the Hopslam I had a few weeks back. Had I known that I'd enjoy the stuff as much as i did, I'd probably have picked up a few more bottles. I think at this point, I'm only really interested in trying out the Pliny variants, and maybe some of the Trappists like Westvleteren. I've enjoyed some of the takes on Quads and Tripels from Unibroue and Avery so I figure I definitely enjoy the stuff enough to shell out a bit more for the real deal 

 

on the subject of IEMs, I'm kinda wary of the fit of the 334. One of my ears is shaped differently than the other, so i have issues with phones that purport to have an "ergonomic" or anatomically correct fit. The 334 definitely doesn't seem to be the most elegantly formed IEM from fit pics that I've seen, and the 1p2 seems even worse in that regard :/ 


The Fit Ear 334 fit my ear very well. Both IEMs are large. The 1Plus2 sticks a little more so out of my ear but the fit isn't bad on them. That is just how they are designed. I really did like the older models fit better as it fit my ear like a custom IEM. But hey I can't complain the sound is amazing :). I could understand potentially having problems if you have small ear canals. But maybe it won't be such an issue. I mean fit ear is in japan and I don't see too many complaints regarding fits issues.


Edited by lee730 - 2/12/13 at 3:48pm
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I made a video about a heap of portable gear I had here at once. I never published it. It even has some really lame jokes in it. Took me a couple of dozen takes and goes for 20 minutes or so, which is as much as the D7000 would do before stopping.

Must publish!

 

A must!!!

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Classic.

I miss the days of the original diary thread when kiteki would post photos of herself attending her classes in Japan with her friends, posing for pictures taken via camera phone with a mischievous smile. Random folks would stumble in and try to flirt.

Funny thing is, there are people who post in the diary thread on occasion who people don't even know are female. Dun dun duuuuuun.

Lol. I don't think I ever figured Kiteki out, I think it's better that way.
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Oh nonsense, everyone knows there are no girls on the Internet, that's just a silly urban legend
Yeah, I agree. I don't know what it is, but I just prefer IEMs in general. Has a lot to do with the fact that I'm seldom home to justify the invest in a home rig too. I like to just keep it simple when it comes to a portable set up. No bricks, LODs, mini to mini etc. I carry around too much as it is.

Yep, exactly those girls that are on the internet are usually middle aged perverted men in any case XD.

Re IEM's yes they can have excellent value, personally I think my W4 can give me as much pleasure as my HE6 ever did. Only drawback is its hard to control resonances in IEM's, there is the comfort issue. Customs were pretty bad for me, itchy, hard foreign object way inside your ear, eating or generally moving the jaw was uncomfortable. Then there is coherency across the frequencies. Resonances and coherency are solved by some high end IEM's, but confort is still an issue.

I have been planning to get speakers for a while but I kind of figure that money could be used to perfect my headphone setup. It's probably sending good money after bad at this point, but I have an expectation that tubes + Hd800 will be all I could hope for.
Edited by drez - 2/12/13 at 4:20pm
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It's truly shocking how bad southern US drivers are in snow. They seem to think they literally cannot drive in the stuff. Today is our first decent snowing (2-4") and I'm rolling through my neighborhood and come up to a 2 way stop right as a car on the street that has no stop sign is also coming up. She has her blinker on to turn into the street I'm coming out of, it's a normal street with plenty of room. So she stops right in the middle of the street she's on and waves for me to turn despite her not having a stop sign and a clear path to where she needs to go. The street only had some slush on it, no hardpacked snow or anything remotely dangerous. I have no further words...

This is the opposite of how Colorado drivers are in the snow.  Many of them don't seem to slow down at all, especially on highways.  They drive at 70 MPH until a certain number of them end up in a ditch somewhere.

 

Strangely, there are very few accidents though.  I think the crazy Colorado drivers get in less snow accidents than the nervous southern drivers.  I realize that makes no sense.

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IIRC, it's like this chick which conveniently likes all the not really mainstream anime but still good ones, and, surprise surprise, she cosplays too. Some of the regulars there exchanged skype contacts. I never really gave too much of my attention to it though, since I think that time I had a few exams going on. There was a few pics of her cosplaying, purportedly, until I guess someone did a reverse image search and found out that, shocker, it's images from some other cosplayer. I think it was a cosplay of Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (amazing anime btw, if one can ignore the lolboobs of Yoko).

Something something passive aggressive by me and a few others that didn't go all "OH GIRL!!!", and I flamed a lot in my secret facebook (I think DF had the unfortunate fortune to see my colorful description, and I'm sorry) and then she suddenly went missing, nobody talks about her anymore and now is only a memory. Or maybe a figment of the imagination and a glitch of Huddler!!!!

DUN DUN DUN

 

 

Classic.

 

I miss the days of the original diary thread when kiteki would post photos of herself attending her classes in Japan with her friends, posing for pictures taken via camera phone with a mischievous smile. Random folks would stumble in and try to flirt.

 

Funny thing is, there are people who post in the diary thread on occasion who people don't even know are female. Dun dun duuuuuun.

 

Kiteki is a boy unless I was somehow very mistaken. All the pictures I saw him post of Japanese girls were of Japanese celebrities etc. smile.gif

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Same.. thought he was a he.
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hohoho... same as the others. Except I think there're only 3 females that I've seen so far. Silent One (unless I'm completely wrong), Muppet (unless I'm also completely wrong, but he also gives off that impression if that's the case), and a person in the animu thread (unless I'm also wrong on this and he really needs to cut his nails... and gives off the impression that he is a she).

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hohoho... same as the others. Except I think there're only 3 females that I've seen so far. Silent One (unless I'm completely wrong), Muppet (unless I'm also completely wrong, but he also gives off that impression if that's the case), and a person in the animu thread (unless I'm also wrong on this and he really needs to cut his nails... and gives off the impression that he is a she).


There is also Soozieq, Poetic & Mischa23v. There are more ladies in this hobby than you'd be led to believe but it still is largely a male-dominated hobby none-the-less. :)


Edited by lee730 - 2/12/13 at 8:57pm
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DF, sorry to hear that you had such an experience with him, but on the flip side of the story, I'm guessing he won't be riding on your bus anymore?

This guys been on my radar for a good year and hasn't been riding my bus for awhile. He knows I keep an eye on him and knows he won't make any money with me around so he usually stays off or just rides a quick couple of stops. I don't think he's homeless though. During the day me and other drivers see him all over the downtown begging but in the evening he's nowhere to be found. Even though he's a bum he always has a bus pass and his cloths although old and cheap looking never seem to be to dirty. Other drivers have said he takes a bus to the north side of town in the evening so I'm guessing he must rent a room at some flophouse in the area. The north side of this city is known for being pretty ghetto like.

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@ DF: Yikes, good thing you caught him before it got worse. Having to chase him down would have probably sucked more for the both of you. Really though, that kind of thing makes me sad. He sounds like a real loser and is probably living a real loser kind of life. Sometimes life just... falls apart. I hope he can get help.

That's the sad part about it all the guy I'm talking about is a young guy who I'd put at around 30 maybe 35 at the very most. What's also sad is there's a lot of poverty in this town. A lot of working poor folk in my city but they're honest and have class unlike the loser I just told you about. I got lucky though, if he had snatched it I highly doubt I would have been able to chase him down. The guy is skinny while I'm 6 foot 1 and weigh a beefy 235 lbs. I doubt I would have gotten my rig back and even if I ran across him at a later date he would have probably already sold it off for a few bucks.

 

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Wow at least you elbowed the **** out of him lol. Natural instinct at its finest ;)...
 

Seriously, I can't explain it and all I know is it was like a little voice just went off in my head saying turn around now. I'm rather surprised he was able to bounce up so quick. I know for a fact part of my elbow made contact in his belly and hit the underside of his lower rib. The way he was plowing down on me I would have thought if my elbow didn't knock half the air out of him my leg sending him face first onto the floor would of. Tough guy.

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hohoho... same as the others. Except I think there're only 3 females that I've seen so far. Silent One (unless I'm completely wrong), Muppet (unless I'm also completely wrong, but he also gives off that impression if that's the case), and a person in the animu thread (unless I'm also wrong on this and he really needs to cut his nails... and gives off the impression that he is a she).

I know who you're talking about for the third person. I'm 99% sure they're female as well :D

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Kiteki is a boy unless I was somehow very mistaken. All the pictures I saw him post of Japanese girls were of Japanese celebrities etc. smile.gif

May I ask if Kiteki self banned himself, or if he was banned for doing something bad? I'm not interested why if the latter is true, just wondering if we might see him again someday in the future...

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