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Thanks for the comments on the BA and LG on HD800, MF. Haven't heard either amp with them yet.
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Romy, you must be rolling in cash if you can afford to order all these expensive, TOTL gears in a relatively short period of time! Correct me if I'm wrong about some of them, but in the last several months I've seen you purchasing - or mentioning about purchasing - TH900, Eddie Current (2A3, ECBA), HeadAmp (GS-X, BHSE), Liquid Glass, Jecklin Float, Stax, FitEar, FAD, and so on... can't settle on one reference system and be happy with it, can you? biggrin.gif

 

Never owned the Eddie Current BA or the 2A3 (my impressions for the BA were from a few brief auditions). I had the ZDSE for a while and really loved it but ended up selling it recently. I've actually sold most of my gear over the last year or so.

 

The only TOTL dynamic amp I have currently is the Moth 2A3, which I'll be sending off to Craig for modifications. The LG will be my mainstay while the Moth is away.

 

 

 

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muppetface: Have you heard anything about the Decware Zenhead? It seems to be flying under the radar, portable-amp-wise.
 

 

No, I had no idea it even existed until now. Looks really interesting. Anything seem to set it apart from the myriad of competitors in your opinion?


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At the moment I know as much about it as you do. I'm surprised that this seems to have mostly gone unremarked, considering how well-regarded Decware is among some of the membership.
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New Bioshock Infinite trailer: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS79Cg9pV_M

 

and an article detailing one journalist's experience after having 5 hours with the game: 

http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/bioshock-infinite-hands-on-five-hours-in-cloud-city/

 

 

 

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“So, I don’t want to bore you with my problems, but the writing task was monstrous. It was huge. I remember the first level I wrote, the first draft for this prologue, I sat back and looked at this script, and I realised this script alone was longer than my entire script for BioShock.”

 

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I’m glad the combat gets more interesting, but combat wasn’t the most common complaint about BioShock – it was the ending. I ask Ken if he agrees that BioShock got less interesting after the Andrew Ryan encounter. “Yeah,” he says succinctly. “I would say that the ending of the game is the most ambitious thing we’ve ever done, as a company. It is either going to be something incredibly wonderful, or people are going to burn down our office… So I can’t tell you whether people will like it or not. I can tell you it is absolutely different to anything you’ve seen in a videogame.”

Levine is either going to go down in history as one of the greats, or live to become Peter Molyneux. 36 more days man, I need this in my life. 

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Yeah, really excited about the new BioShock. Kind of hard to believe it was 'round this time last year that Mass Effect 3 debuted. Hopefully BioShock Infinite wont leave me disappointed and then numb like ME3.

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Thanks for the comments on the BA and LG on HD800, MF. Haven't heard either amp with them yet.

 

 

Cavalli stuff should be at the Austin meet right? That's his home turf. Alex is truly one of the nicest guys I've ever met in this hobby.

 

Another really good amp for the HD800 according to some folks is the DNA Stratus 2A3. It's on my top priority list of things to try. Having talked to Donald North a bit, he seems like a really nice guy as well.

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Yeah, really excited about the new BioShock. Kind of hard to believe it was 'round this time last year that Mass Effect 3 debuted. Hopefully BioShock Infinite wont leave me disappointed and then numb like ME3.

Your concern is warranted since it has been in a sort of development hell for a long time and there was this period where a number of key personel were either dismissed or left Irrational. Then there came the reportings of all the things that have been culled since the project started, (allegedly enough material to fill 5 games? Wut)

I have faith that Levine will deliver though, but the feeling of dread that this may leave me cold like BS2 does make me worry a tad. I just keep in mind that Levine was behind SS2 and that the press has really come around on it in a big way and my fears are allayed. I'll know in 36 days anyway. I'm just glad that they are seemingly taking big risks over there instead of pandering to the base
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Playing FTL and apparently naming the ship (a Federation Cruiser) "Anime Thread" and the crew tilpo (human), borisu (mantis), me (jgray91, rockman) and mechy (engi) gets all of us killed by sector 5 (tilpo and mechy was killed by giant space spiders while me and borisu were killed in a boarding action by pirates). Just got off a devastating ship fight against a rebel drone, ship just one point of being destroyed, crewed by a slave i picked up before we were all slaughtered. This game is a bitch, and such fun and I recommend it to anyone.

 

FTL is fun.  I have yet to finish it on easy, though I've been to 8 a couple of times.

 

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Would you mind briefly describing what you find unpleasant about the K550?  Curious as I've been considering getting a pair of them.  Sorry if this has been covered before here.

Thanks for clarifying.  I have the K550s and enjoy them, but I pretty much have nothing to compare them to.  They're better than 15 year old Sony MDVR-600s, and some Xears IEMs.

 

then again, I used them more tahn 50% of the time for video game listening, and sound isolation was the number 1 criteria.

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Also I made the mistake of getting into an argument about the O2 and all amps not sounding the same in the anime thread. There must be something seriously wrong with me this morning.

Guy was 17.  He's too young to even know what electronics experience IS.

 

Sorry you got trolled.

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It always irks me when people with somewhat limited experience in a matter start throwing the science word around.  You better really ******* know what you're talking about before you do that.

Agreed.  Science IS the way to win the argument, but it probably takes more science than any of us KNOW to definitively win the argument.

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Cavalli stuff should be at the Austin meet right? That's his home turf. Alex is truly one of the nicest guys I've ever met in this hobby.

Another really good amp for the HD800 according to some folks is the DNA Stratus 2A3. It's on my top priority list of things to try. Having talked to Donald North a bit, he seems like a really nice guy as well.
Yes, he will be there. It's just that the LG was not in existence (at least publicly) when we had our last Austin meet this time last year, so I didn't get to listen to it. This will be my first chance. EC stuff is pretty much unknown here, so I doubt I'll be able to do a shootout between the two at the meet, but I'm certainly receptive to EC gear and will have to bring in something from Craig for a home trial at some point. The styling of his gear is so not-my-thing, but I can't argue with sonic performance.

I'll keep the DNA stuff in mind, but again, never heard anything from him, and not likely to in this region.
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Guy was 17.  He's too young to even know what electronics experience IS.

Sorry you got trolled.

I don't know about that. I mean, he did build 10 amps for 10 members of the anime thread, designed the controller PCB for said amps, is currently doing some SMB project or what not that I don't care to remember and is fixing someone else's B22 (2 in fact). He might be upfront, boisterous and 17 years old, but he's the anime thread's upfront, boisterous 17 year old super Foxconn worker, and I will not stand by idly while someone say something like that.

Also tip for FTL, try to get a teleporter early on and an away crew for shipboard fighting. Use that to destroy the final boss's torpedo launchers and you should have an easier time.
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New Bioshock Infinite trailer: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS79Cg9pV_M

 

and an article detailing one journalist's experience after having 5 hours with the game: 

http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/bioshock-infinite-hands-on-five-hours-in-cloud-city/

 

 

Quote:
I’m glad the combat gets more interesting, but combat wasn’t the most common complaint about BioShock – it was the ending. I ask Ken if he agrees that BioShock got less interesting after the Andrew Ryan encounter. “Yeah,” he says succinctly. “I would say that the ending of the game is the most ambitious thing we’ve ever done, as a company. It is either going to be something incredibly wonderful, or people are going to burn down our office… So I can’t tell you whether people will like it or not. I can tell you it is absolutely different to anything you’ve seen in a videogame.”

 

Levine is either going to go down in history as one of the greats, or live to become Peter Molyneux. 36 more days man, I need this in my life. 

 

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Yeah, really excited about the new BioShock. Kind of hard to believe it was 'round this time last year that Mass Effect 3 debuted. Hopefully BioShock Infinite wont leave me disappointed and then numb like ME3.

I couldn't take another disappointment like ME3. That end had better be good and not hyped to Andromeda.

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Regarding "Coffee enemas" we've been looking at the front-end of this addiction. On the back-end (really, no pun intended rolleyes.gif), how would one go about breaking this type of addiction? Just a thought and one that I'm racing to purge from present thought...

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I think you might go through withdrawals maybe? Both from the caffeine and from the enemas. On the caffeine front you might feel really sluggish. As for the enema withdrawals, perhaps your body gets so used to not having to work to rid itself of its contents that without it you end up not able to go for a while?

 

Either way you're screwing with your regularity, so the pendulum is bound to swing the other way hard.

 

What I'm curious about... what brand do they use? Do they bother getting the good stuff? Do they grind their own beans?

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This could end very badly for the couple. If one partner develops health issues as a result, the remaining partner will be hard pressed to show support since they both work at home. The partner in recovery will know what the other is up to...both will struggle.

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You know, the oft-disregarded MS1000i headphone just might be my favourite headphones in my collection. Dat open visceral bass is just awesome. And the best thing is it kinds of give me that IEM experience without the discomfort (although it brings forth other discomfort related to Grados jumbowls). No way to compare to any Grados though. Still haven't named it; no idea which anime character it resembles the most yet.
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