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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 looking 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...


Darr, Darr, Dude write like a lady! lol ;).

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M. Night Shamlasdkfjasldkjfalan

 

Thanks, I always forget that second silent j whenever I spell his name!

 

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Hmm, can you think of any headphones that sound as good as the MA350 at the same price?  Not what you got it for (free), but for the $40 MSRP?  In my mind, the only two contenders are the $30 Monoprice and Panasonics.  And having heard both, I'd say they come nowhere close to the MA350. 

No I can't lol, since I didn't start The Journey. There's this one time where I wanted something good. Did a ton of research for nearly 3 weeks* and purchased the CAL! as my first kill. Then I think I either bought the JVC FXT90 or Koss Porta-Pro next, and I accidentally read about this mythical creature called orthodynamics. Weeks pass reading the monster of a thread of the ortho labyrinth, while I also stumbled upon the rare MS1000 thread. A few weeks pass and plans are in motion. Fostex T50RP is in my hands, MS1i and a pair of Grado jumbowls earpads are on my way, as well as my current favourite love affair the Sony MDR-7550, my lost love the Koss KDE350, my gift to my brother the Thermaltake Isurius, and a rather expensive Yamaha YH-1. All lust for audiophilia was lost, btw, when I have all this things in my possession at one time last summer, since i figured "heck, this is too much for me and too ridiculous". By this time IIRC I found out a lot of the drama, the strife and the wars of Head-fi. And fast forward til now, and all I did was make some half-hearted declaration to get the FXZ100, and now enjoying the simple bliss of the MA350, which I think I'm going to name it pretty soon.

 

I'm still in that phase where my journey is one of discovery, and not a desperate attempt to claw my way out of a pit of headphones (or IEMs) that are unable to distinguish themselves from one another.  Unlike many of you, I have the wonderful advantage of coming to this hobby rather recently.  As such, almost everything is new to me.  And being in no particular rush helps me pace myself.  I guess you could say that, in some ways, I've got virgin earholes paired with the innocence of a noob.

 

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Speaking of Fostex, they're finally giving customers a reasonable stand with the their TH900s:

mad.gif Those bas####s. They should ship those to existing owners, with an apology.

 

If you're really lucky, you just might get the apology.  But I highly doubt they'll give you the stand.

 

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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. :)

 

LOL, I'm pretty sure Silent is not female... but I'm also pretty sure that DubstepGirl and roma101 are.


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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 looking 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...


Darr, Darr, Dude write like a lady! lol ;).

 

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Edited by Silent One - 2/12/13 at 11:27pm
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In such a "global" place like head-fi, it's almost impossible to distinguish genders from what or how people write, as long as they don't explicitly write that they are of female or male gender. For instance, I'm from northern scandinavia, where in some cities masculinity is firmly linked to being "strong, silent type", whereas in other places, the same type is looked upon as bordering retardation rather than masculine behaviour. Another thing is that I strongly believe that the differences between individual traits far exceeds the ones that are genderly based. Is it really masculine to act a certain way, or is it an individual trait? How do you think they look upon it on the other side of the globe?

 

Anyway, I think one should ask why gender would matter in this context?

 

I can think of one reason, but it probably has more to do with marketing and design of headphones, than to us as a part of this community. The big question is: do we really want fairly gender neutral design to be divided into Rambo headphones and Hello Kitty ones?

 

Personally I think anonymity is a great start. If people want others to know their gender, it's fine by me. Then it's a choice that they have actively made. If people don't want others to know, it's also fine by me and we should all respect that wish of staying anonymous. Because in the end, it just doesn't matter what gender someone is here.

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I really don t care much about gender here...the more interesting question is which phones are male or female ? I think my Miracles are female.

I totally relate to the whole IEM thing. On top of the arguments you mention, one is key for me : the miniturization and concentration of technology. I think IEMs are much more fascinating objects than cans.
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I was going to edit my last post, but I think this deserves an own post:

 

http://noblehifi.blogspot.com/2013/02/old-dog-new-pads-review.html

 

 

The purple line is supposedly from LCD-2 and the red is from the Mad Dogs with new pads. It looks pretty impressive.

 

And they look pretty good too!

 


Edited by Coq de Combat - 2/12/13 at 11:41pm
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I was going to edit my last post, but I think this deserves an own post:

 

http://noblehifi.blogspot.com/2013/02/old-dog-new-pads-review.html

 

 

The purple line is supposedly from LCD-2 and the red is from the Mad Dogs with new pads. It looks pretty impressive.

 

And they look pretty good too!

 

I just received mine today. I must say, they're quite good. Not a huge improvement over the Dog pads in SQ, but there is in fact a difference. Gone is the bass boost that dan called "bone conduction" which apparently made the bass "flat" once it hit your ears. The comfort is also drastically improved for me as well, considering the old pads pushed my ears in a bit since they weren't thick enough, causing some discomfort after long periods of wear.

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I just received mine today. I must say, they're quite good. Not a huge improvement over the Dog pads in SQ, but there is in fact a difference. Gone is the bass boost that dan called "bone conduction" which apparently made the bass "flat" once it hit your ears. The comfort is also drastically improved for me as well, considering the old pads pushed my ears in a bit since they weren't thick enough, causing some discomfort after long periods of wear.

That sounds promising. Does it seem to be good build quality on the pads? I mean, is the leather thick and the sewing robust?

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Re: headphones gwnder, I like to think that my headphones and IEMs are female. That way I feel like I have my personal harem. :-P
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That sounds promising. Does it seem to be good build quality on the pads? I mean, is the leather thick and the sewing robust?
Yes, the build quality of the pads feels excellent. I'll try and take some pictures later if I find the time. The leather feels even softer and more comfortable than the dog pads, which already had really smooth leather on them.
Easily justifies the price of upgrading over dog pads for me. But that's mostly for comfort reasons...
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Male. They look like sperm!

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@tangster, they look more like [REDACTED].
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@tangster, they look more like [REDACTED].

I was trying not to say it.

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Hey there, just a passerby. I've been lurking ever since Kiteki's original thread, not to mention the first part of the new series. Just want to say that I hold this thread and its inhabitants to that of the utmost esteem. Among some of the most profound and intense conversations I've heard on any lounge thread to date. Brilliant stuff, I often link friends to many of the gems that gets churned out here.

 

Whenever I get the itch for an intellectual challenge, you'll be sure to find me back here again. But for now, adieu.

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I keep finding myself wanting to turn up the volume too much to get more detail out of these LCD-2. In a way these actually sound a bit more distant than HD800s.
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