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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I actually thought the continental v3 was on the bright side and had less bass.emphasis than the dx100 internal amp. Actually too much so paired with the Miracles.


If I'm not mistaken Mike from Headfonia once said the Continental V3 had deep bass and slightly thick mids. He then went on to say the mids were still quite detailed and quick.

(shrugs)

What do I know, I've never really looked closely at tubes before especially for headphones or IEM's. I should have jumped at that Crack Bottlehead when I had the chance.

post #9317 of 21409

I just finished Bioshock Infinite. The last 15 minutes went like this:

 

 

What?

 

Wait, huh?

 

Whoooooaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

 

mindblown.gif

post #9318 of 21409

Alright, I can't stand it anymore someone please PM me the ending of the new bioshock game. I turned in my gamer joystick ages ago and I don't intend to play the game. The reason I'm asking about the ending is because I've gone beyond curious due to everyone saying the ending is so mind blowing.

post #9319 of 21409
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Alright, I can't stand it anymore someone please PM me the ending of the new bioshock game. I turned in my gamer joystick ages ago and I don't intend to play the game. The reason I'm asking about the ending is because I've gone beyond curious due to everyone saying the ending is so mind blowing.

 

It won't be as profound if you don't play through the game and get to build all the character rapport and whatnot.

 

Here you go

 

 

 

MAJOR SPOLIER (Click to show)

 

 

Still, I think this would be THE game to dust your joystick  controller off for.

post #9320 of 21409
I would HIGHLY recommend not watching nor reading any spoilers pertaining to Infinite if you have even the slightest interest in it. It has zero impact unless you undertake the journey yourself, as it it's not all that impressive out of context
post #9321 of 21409

From what I bothered to watch it seemed pretty dark and demented. Definitely a game with a huge mind screw thrown in at the end. Oh well whatever.


I'm really loving the 1plus2 right now. It's a very capable IEM and easily buries all the gear I own. If my 4A had the depth and imaging capabilities of this IEM I'd have the CIEM to rule all CIEM's. I wonder how the UERM would match up against this IEM

post #9322 of 21409
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post


If I'm not mistaken Mike from Headfonia once said the Continental V3 had deep bass and slightly thick mids. He then went on to say the mids were still quite detailed and quick.

(shrugs)

What do I know, I've never really looked closely at tubes before especially for headphones or IEM's. I should have jumped at that Crack Bottlehead when I had the chance.


Yep...never heard it like that...but what do you know.

post #9323 of 21409
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

Time for some quality time with Nami-chan now.to Muse's The Resistence album. Love the combo. <3<3<3<3<3

 

On your suggestion (not really a suggestion, but it worked as one nonetheless) I listened through this album tonight.  I also happened to be listening on modded T50RP's (Mad Dogs instead of DBV3).  I've enjoyed the album in its entirety a couple of times since its release, and I'm glad I took the opportunity to do it again tonight.

 

I'd like to thank you for the idea and also apologize for the unlicensed use of your intellectual property.

post #9324 of 21409
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it's cute that we use "sleepy" to describe gear?  smile.gif

 

With the right parts and presentation, I'll use dreamy... wink.gif

post #9325 of 21409
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

Thanks for pointing that out!

 

I'm curious though about the effects of tubes. I always thought tube amps in general had that kind of sound, and tube rolling could heighten or lessen the effect.

 

What purpose does the tube serve in the circuit?

 

Tubes are actually more linear than transistors, believe it or not. It's transistors have a tendency toward higher distortion. Surprised? I was. Audiophile myths are crazy. You'd think tubes did nothing but introduce junk into an amp's sound if you listened to some of these people railing against them. Good tube amps tend to be more expensive. Some people have a knee jerk reaction when you suggest cost = performance. Of course, there are plenty of solid state amps that are better than a lot of crappy tube amps. And not all expensive tube amps are better; some expensive tube amps SUCK. Like, really suck. But yeah, some of the best amps I've ever heard are expensive tube amps. So people think that must be a sham because they've read some papers online and fancy themselves experts and live in this constructed fantasy where anyone spending more than they do is a fool who has been "tricked" into thinking their tubes are speychul when in fact they're just paying more for amps that are adding junk into the signal. 

 

Plus there's this weird push among some publications to association musicality with highly colored sound. Like, a bloated boomy bass is supposed to be musical or something. I guess.

 

Plus you got the influx of cheap-o tube amps that sound like crap. It's the amp's fault though, NOT the tubes!

 

Tubes or not, many of the very experienced amp designers I've talked to on the subject agree that measurements are very important but not the end-all-be-all. They listen. If a design doesn't measure quite as well as another but sounds better to them, then they opt for that latter choice. Of course some amp designers will disagree and always go with what measures best. These amps tend to sound a bit... tight arsed, however. Too flat... not in terms of FR, but in terms of dynamic character. Two dimensional. Musically necrotic. 

 

Yes, there's that dreaded word: musicality. It's been abused so much it has next-to-no-meaning now, but eh. I think either extreme is ridiculous: either making an amp sound like the Dead Sea or making it sound like marshmallow fluff. And once again I'll remind you that I'm not talking about solid state versus tube necessarily, but just different end goal philosophies that can be approximated in either way to varying degrees. There are plenty of solid state amps that sound like marshmallow fluff, and plenty of tube amps that sound like the Dead Sea.

 

It's all just differing methodology. The whole "wire with gain" thing is a load of BS too. There is no neutral amp. "Neutrality" is a moving target. A convenient reference point for relative comparisons.

post #9326 of 21409
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post Musically necrotic

 

I've decided; I'm gonna steal that from you biggrin.gif

post #9327 of 21409
Thread Starter 

On a side note, I started watching the Rebuild for Evangelion, You Are (Not) Alone and You Can (Not) Advance.

 

Dunno how I feel about it just yet. Mari is an interesting character; I really like her design, but she seems a little pointless as of now. Nothing wrong with that: a lot of cool things are pointless. Often better for it. However I'm curious if they have like a reason for including her that will manifest later.

 

I really dig the new angel battles. The revamped Ramiel (the floaty singing octahedron) and Sahaquiel (the giant eyeball bomb from space) were especially cool.

 

I really want to know what a_recording thinks of the Rebuild, since he's such an Eva spazz.

post #9328 of 21409
Thread Starter 

Also:

 

a_recording... post yer XBA-40 video soon plz.

post #9329 of 21409
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Also:

 

a_recording... post yer XBA-40 video soon plz.

 

Speaking of... a_rec, I just saw your AD900X vid and I learned something interesting - you listen to Fischerspooner!  smile.gif

post #9330 of 21409
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Let's face it - misuse of adjectives is a common trait of audiophilia. It's hard to think of an adjective that has NOT been used to describe gear.

 

Mucusy

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