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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.

 

He got up fast due to adrenaline just as you whopped his ass with your adrenaline ;). He definitely felt it later :P. Natural instinct can be a beautiful thing. It's saved my life on multiple occasions... As you mention, almost like deja vu.


Edited by lee730 - 2/12/13 at 9:12pm
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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.

Thank you!
One thing I'm sad with the FXT90 is that the nozzle is kind of large compared to other IEMs, and I never thought that my ear canals are kind of not that big. I guess it's being Asian and all. tongue.gif So far I have more comfort with the likes like MDR7550 and the RHA MA350 since they have narrower nozzles.

Ahh yes that vacuum feel. How can I forget that when I myself am bothered by that. I felt that a more open IEM; ones with ports and stuff; are less prone to this since the driver can in some semblance equalize the pressure through this port(s).

I posit that if someone was to come from the portable headphones market, they would've thought that since IEMs are small most of the time, they really do have so much more compromise than headphones, even compared to portable ones. Or maybe it's the generation. I kind of can see that while smaller things in consumer technology for instance, that smaller and smaller gives you more compromise, but in recent development, this has been going away and smaller can compete and almost always beat bigger. Or something like that.

Agree with the last bit, and that's why this thread is oh so valuable. tongue.gif
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There's a pretty nice sale on albums ($3) over at Amazon if anyone's interested.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=n%3A163856011%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A625150011%2Cp_36%3A299-299&bbn=624868011&ie=UTF8&qid=1360678734

Christmas by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Kyarypamyupamyu, how can anyone resist?

That or you can just pick up some Japandroids and Beach House I dunno
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Bah, on ipad double post, sorry
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new CD just ordered bigsmile_face.gif

 

 

The audio clips on Amazon sound fantastic. I have high hopes for Gardot's newest album.

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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).

 

A couple of things: Silent One - um, that would be me - is a guy who runs a series called "Her silent smile" for his...er, my avatars. And I absolutely adore MuppetFace's new avatar!

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A couple of things: Silent One - um, that would be me - is a guy who runs a series called "Her silent smile" for his...er, my avatars. And I absolutely adore MuppetFace's new avatar!

For some reason the way you typed gave me the impression you were a she. Sorry Silent One frown.gif

Achmed is bach watching the thread >:0

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Maybe I'm in the minority but as far as gender is concerned I've never really given it much thought on here. I know for a fact there's three non diary thread members on these boards who are women but that knowledge has never really changed how I choose to interacted with them. Eventually when you've interacted enough with someone online their gender becomes obvious as well as other stuff like bits and pieces of their lives and certain character traits etc. I think there's probably far more women (both straight and gay) who come on these boards then most of us guys realize. They would probably be more fourth coming about their gender if women in general weren't harassed so much online.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/12/13 at 10:01pm
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Posters get hit on if they reveal that they are girls. So, no real reason to reveal it.

 

Came across a nifty punk band from the 70's, The Bags. Led by Alice Bag, a feminist punker chick: http://www.amazon.com/Violence-Girl-Hollywood-Stage-Chicana/dp/1936239124/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1360735529&sr=8-5&keywords=the+bags

Interesting stuff.

 

Just got a boxset of Charles Mingus recordings, and I have to say that this is some of the best jazz I've ever heard. The album "Mingus Ah Um" is fantastic. He was truly a genius at making music.

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Not sure what is the point on hitting on a girl over the net? :P.
 

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Don't know, but on other forums the female members get some creepy proposals once they reveal themselves. Sad, but true.

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Don't know, but on other forums the female members get some creepy proposals once they reveal themselves. Sad, but true.


Those people are swine lol :P.

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Not sure what is the point on hitting on a girl over the net? :P.
 

Not to mention the possibility that it may not be a girl at all....wink.gif it might be this guy....

 

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A couple of things: Silent One - um, that would be me - is a guy who runs a series called "Her silent smile" for his...er, my avatars. And I absolutely adore MuppetFace's new avatar!

For some reason the way you typed gave me the impression you were a she. Sorry Silent One frown.gif

Achmed is bach watching the thread >:0

 

It's ok. This has happened a lot over the years...head-fi, too. Being the author of correspondence, it is difficult for me to see what others see when they look at my writing. But, when I send friends and cousins (female) handwritten letters and notecards, many times their friends wanna see what they received, start reading and proceed to ask...is this from the woman in the pix from (blank) or so and so who you traveled with? rolleyes.gif Who knows, I have no idea! blink.gifSuddenly now, I'm curious...


Edited by Silent One - 2/12/13 at 10:48pm
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Posters get hit on if they reveal that they are girls. So, no real reason to reveal it.

 

Came across a nifty punk band from the 70's, The Bags. Led by Alice Bag, a feminist punker chick: http://www.amazon.com/Violence-Girl-Hollywood-Stage-Chicana/dp/1936239124/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1360735529&sr=8-5&keywords=the+bags

Interesting stuff.

 

Just got a boxset of Charles Mingus recordings, and I have to say that this is some of the best jazz I've ever heard. The album "Mingus Ah Um" is fantastic. He was truly a genius at making music.

A BIG Round of cheer on that box set (Mingus)!

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