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Actually now I'm super torn between the AD1000X and AD2000X. The AD1000X is such an unknown quantity. The AD1000PRM and apparently AD1000 were super cold. They made the AD1000X bassier but that's all I've learnt. The AD2000X apparently doesn't have the honkiness of the old AD2000, which sounds to me like I would like it more arrgh. Not to mention resale value on the AD2000X would be better I would assume. WHAT TO DO?!

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Ask the guys at Audio technica if they can organise a demo at the Sydney booth. They suggest contacting them (TAG) in advance and early morning to avoid background noise.
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In fact most that went on The Journey was probably the victim of science and greed: crap stuff making marginal increases sounds earth-shattering and greed made them spend haphazardly for that Objet petit A in a destructive spiral.

 

And yet we go on the journey anyway... maybe because self-destruction and audio nirvana are the same thing?  Nah, I think I just need sleep.

 

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WHAT TO DO?!

 

Venture into new territory off the beaten path, or play it safe and straight... wish I had an answer for you.  Just remember, while it is by far more preferable, Lachlan doesn't have to like everything.


Edited by warrenpchi - 3/26/13 at 4:07am


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mind = blown. x 4 eek.gifeek.gifeek.gifeek.gif  guess it's to cover the expenses of travel? tongue.gif  but it's still a great deal seeing you can actually audition it then buy it. So more of a double win.

In-person sales of customs can be cheaper because customers get to try before they buy, which cuts back a huge amount on the work involved in presales. Having a large chunk of orders placed means your staff can work at full capacity for while, which helps bring down operating expenses too, so you can give your customers some discounts without hurting the bottom line. It works out.

Other equipment I've seen discounted at shows tend to be the demo units that the manufacturer/store doesn't want to ship back to their facility, since they can't sell it as a new item any more. I've never been to RMAF, so I couldn't tell you what's going on there and why. But in general, anything that brings people to your table/booth/room and makes sales is a good thing.
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Actually now I'm super torn between the AD1000X and AD2000X. The AD1000X is such an unknown quantity. The AD1000PRM and apparently AD1000 were super cold. They made the AD1000X bassier but that's all I've learnt. The AD2000X apparently doesn't have the honkiness of the old AD2000, which sounds to me like I would like it more arrgh. Not to mention resale value on the AD2000X would be better I would assume. WHAT TO DO?!

Buy both and keep the one you like ;) 

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BioShock Infinite today.... WOOOOOOO!

 

I ordered the super ultra deluxe Songbird Edition that costs way more than anything videogame related should. It'll be here by 3 PM, so I probably wont get the chance to play it until tomorrow morning.

 


 

Adult Swim is showing 12 Oz. Mouse and Perfect Hair Forever again. Excellent.

 


 

Talked to Gavin about getting my own 1Plus2s. He's going to see if he can do bubblegum pink shells for me.

 

I know I've said the difference between the SUI and KAEDE isn't vast. I still maintain it's not vast. Remotely. But listening to the two of them intently, I don't think I'd personally choose the SUI over the KAEDE. The treble on the latter is simply better. It's especially evident when switching from the 1Plus2 or F111 to the SUI. The occasional treble glare just stands out a lot more. Not so on the KAEDE.

 

Another thing I've noticed: these are extremely tip sensitive. The foam Complys on my SUI were starting to go, and it really brought out some harsh treble. Not pleasing to listen to at all. Switched the Complys for new ones: much much better. You have to get a good fit / seal with these IMHO.

 


 

Right now I'm doing the amplifier shuffle. Considering selling my much-loved Liquid Glass to help fund a Liquid Gold. I'll need to give the pre-production version a listen before I decide for sure. Either way, I'm pretty much sold on the Liquid Lightning 2. I've left it on over the last few days, so it's nice and "warmed up" so to speak, and the sound is just astounding. I wouldn't have guessed improving stay capacitance could result in such a boost to the LL1's performance. Then again, the whole amp has kind of seen an overhaul.

 

For my personal tastes, this is the best stat amp I've ever heard to date. Better than the LL1. Better than the BHSE. Haven't heard the Electra yet, so I'm anxious to find out how they compare. Also keep in mind I haven't heard the legendary T2, either Stax's or the DIY version.

 

The LL2 + SR-Omega / SR-009 is the closest I've come to feeling like I have a true "end game" setup. Which means nothing given my obsessive need to collect amplifiers lol. But still, to a relatively normal audiophile (oxymoron --- I know) this would definitely do it.

 

 

 

 

 


 

These little horizontal line breaks are neat!

 




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Talked to Gavin about getting my own 1Plus2s. He's going to see if he can do bubblegum pink shells for me.

 

I know I've said the difference between the SUI and KAEDE isn't vast. I still maintain it's not vast. Remotely. But listening to the two of them intently, I don't think I'd personally choose the SUI over the KAEDE. The treble on the latter is simply better. It's especially evident when switching from the 1Plus2 or F111 to the SUI. The occasional treble glare just stands out a lot more. Not so on the KAEDE.

 

Another thing I've noticed: these are extremely tip sensitive. The foam Complys on my SUI were starting to go, and it really brought out some harsh treble. Not pleasing to listen to at all. Switched the Complys for new ones: much much better. You have to get a good fit / seal with these IMHO.

Awesome if he manages that color, I am asking for a Turquoise reshell ! Are you getting black carbon with the pink ?

 

I am using silicon tips on the KAEDE. Do the Complys tame the trebble ?

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BioShock Infinite today.... WOOOOOOO!

 

I ordered the super ultra deluxe Songbird Edition that costs way more than anything videogame related should. It'll be here by 3 PM, so I probably wont get the chance to play it until tomorrow morning.

 

You couldn't resist the songbird statue could you?  smile.gif


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Awesome if he manages that color, I am asking for a Turquoise reshell ! Are you getting black carbon with the pink ?

 

I am using silicon tips on the KAEDE. Do the Complys tame the trebble ?


Yeah, I think the black carbon fiber faceplates would look best with the pink shells. Turquoise is nice too! Goes well with pink. Our shells would look awesome side-by-side.

 

I think the treble balance is best with the Complys personally, but on the KAEDE it's not as big of a deal as with the SUI because the treble is better controlled anyway. On the SUI it's too glaring for me with most silicon tips I've tried.

 

As an aside, someone asked about the bass of the Flat4 versus the IE800. For me the IE800 is more problematic in the lower region for some reason. The Flat4 is definitely a bass behemoth, but something about the overall balance makes me go for the EQ less than with the IE800. Really it's a shame Sennheiser had to WUB WUB WUB out their flagship earphone. The IE800's midrange is just exquisite, so why overshadow that with all the bloat? If they could release a more linear version I think it would be a monster of an IEM.

 

 

 

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You couldn't resist the songbird statue could you?  smile.gif

 

Of course not.

 

Plus there's some kind of psychological thing that makes it to where I either have to go all out or just buy the normal version. I wanted the extras, but buying the "next-to-the-ultimate" edition weirded me out too much.


Edited by MuppetFace - 3/26/13 at 5:19am
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You couldn't resist the songbird statue could you?  smile.gif

 

Of course not.

 

Plus there's some kind of psychological thing that makes it to where I either have to go all out or just buy the normal version. I wanted the extras, but buying the "next-to-the-ultimate" edition weirded me out too much.

 

I know what you mean.  And for the record, I think they priced it brilliantly.  On one hand, the normal (X360) version is $59.99.  So then, seeing the Premium for only $20 more, one thinks "wow, I get all that stuff for only $20 more!"  And then the songbird statue starts to gnaw at them... because that's like cooler than all the other includes combined.  And then, before you know it, they've swept you off your feet.  Had they made another pack with limited edition hand sculpted IEMs, would they have gotten $249 out of you I wonder?  wink.gif


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Yeah, I think the black carbon fiber faceplates would look best with the pink shells. Turquoise is nice too! Goes well with pink. Our shells would look awesome side-by-side.

I think the treble balance is best with the Complys personally, but on the KAEDE it's not as big of a deal as with the SUI because the treble is better controlled anyway. On the SUI it's too glaring for me with most silicon tips I've tried.

As an aside, someone asked about the bass of the Flat4 versus the IE800. For me the IE800 is more problematic in the lower region for some reason. The Flat4 is definitely a bass behemoth, but something about the overall balance makes me go for the EQ less than with the IE800. Really it's a shame Sennheiser had to WUB WUB WUB out their flagship earphone. The IE800's midrange is just exquisite, so why overshadow that with all the bloat? If they could release a more linear version I think it would be a monster of an iem.
Pink and Turquoise....we will make it happen smily_headphones1.gif
I have to try complys still, but I dislike foam tips....
Totally agree on the IE800. It was me asking...I have them right now and was initially wowed then disapointed when I realised the bass boost was always here...such à shame...I like the rest of the sound, and love the build and look.
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I'm jetlagged to high hell right now. Fell asleep from exhaustion at 6pm, woke up at 5:30 AM. Well, I guess that's not actually that bad. I just have to survive until later tonight.
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It seems like my SR009's will be here on Thursday, but I'll be out of state :/ .  I'm hoping one of my roommates will get the door, but I highly doubt it.

 

 

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We wrote its invoice value as 21,000 Yen.

 

Um, does this mean the package is only insured for like $200, though?  Also, I really wish they hadn't used FedEx because FedEx comes super late around here and the closest pickup location for me is way out in the ******* hood.


Edited by driver 8 - 3/26/13 at 7:32am
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Guys, do you think 2W would be enough to power the HE-500?

 

Apparently my impressions are invalid because my amp isn't providing "enough" power to it.

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They sound wonderful off my ECBA (which gives them somewhere from 1.5-2, I think?) so yeah, probably.  I think the HE500's are more efficient than the Audez'e ones, which I actually have heard improve a bit from moar power, but it's not nearly as bad as a lot claim.

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