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post #10801 of 11241
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

the x10 looks like a phallus

Well, maybe an Asian one...


post #10802 of 11241
HAHAHHAHA. +1
post #10803 of 11241
@Billybob, I acquired them off a fellow member at a meet. They are bassy and warm, but very detailed and very comfortable. They EQ very nicely so I can get a lively treble out of them. I love them, but I feel its time for a change. They're not as extreme as the rest of the line, its more atune to Klipsch speaker house sound.
post #10804 of 11241
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

BTW - I keep meaning to ask you - how did you find the Klipsch X10? Once upon a time I was looking at those, but I never pulled the trigger. Are they as dark bassy as the rest of the Klipsch 'phones? I bought an S2 because they were basically giving them away during an Amazon sale, but I really didn't like them.
the x10 looks like a phallus
If your "phallus" looks like that you should probably seek medical attention...
post #10805 of 11241
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

BTW - I keep meaning to ask you - how did you find the Klipsch X10? Once upon a time I was looking at those, but I never pulled the trigger. Are they as dark bassy as the rest of the Klipsch 'phones? I bought an S2 because they were basically giving them away during an Amazon sale, but I really didn't like them.

I'd say they're slightly more balanced than the rest of the Klipsch line that I've heard, however, you'll still hear that they are Klipsch IEMs. That being said, I personally like the sound of them and I don't think I perceive them as dark, but more V-shaped. They still have a sparkly treble imo, and not that bad a case of a dipping mids for being V-shaped. They are bassy though, but since my ears have become used to the (massively ejaculative) bass of the XB910's they probably are closer to what I'd perceive as "balanced" rather than "bass monsters".

 

Their biggest strength is the combination of being super comfortable due their size and their renowned silicon tips along with the not-shabby-at-all sound quality. They won't sound better than Stax, but they're the most comfortable IEMs I've tried -- and probably ever will, since there doesn't seem to be a catching trend of making smaller higher-end IEMs.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 1/11/14 at 3:15am
post #10806 of 11241
Thanks guys - I may still give them a try someday. There always seems to be something else that needs all my money...

I am proud to say that I did just get a raise - not a very big one - but still, every little bit helps!

I miss the days when there were always annual "cost of living" raises plus "merit raises" - the last several companies I have worked for have completely eliminated the concept of an "annual raise". It's now up to the employee or their manager to monitor the job market and compare your salary against the range and midpoint for similar jobs in your area. The annual performance review is not connected at all to your salary. I know some folks that have gone 3+ years with no increase in pay. This, of course, means some of those employees will jump at the first opportunity to go elsewhere for a bit more money or even just the chance of a bit more money. High turnover and volatility is now the norm at many companies - AND the employees that *do* stay are often NOT the highest performing employees. Over time, your most senior employees are the ones that haven't got the motivation and self-worth to look for a chance to get advancement. Is that really what the company wants??

The other current trend I see (which has actually been going on for a long time) is that it is getting harder and harder for a company to compete for IT employees against the consulting companies. That has always been difficult, but it used to be that you could still attract employees by offering more stability and a slower, but steadier career path. Now, the corporate job is not seen as being more stable than a consulting job, and the pay and opportunity for advancement as a consultant are actually better. The only chance the corporate hiring manager has it if the consultant becomes burned-out from the life of constant travel and higher stress of the consulting death march projects. Our HR department tends to exclude the consulting salaries from their salary analysis - because they don't see them as "comparable roles" rolleyes.gif

Bottom line: I have a position on my staff that has been open for 18 months and the only candidates I have found either: 1) require an H1b Visa sponsorship, which my HR department won't do, or 2) have salary requirements that are 30-50% over the maximum range I'm allowed to hire. Just to put a cherry on the top of this pile of Schitt, our CFO will also not allow me to use a paid recruiter to find a candidate because she doesn't want to pay placement fees - yet every month I'm grilled on why I haven't filled the position - and it is implied that I'm simply not looking hard enough... rolleyes.gif

Rant over...
post #10807 of 11241
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Now it makes sense.... :normal_smile :

 

I still don't get it ;P.

post #10808 of 11241
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Thanks guys - I may still give them a try someday. There always seems to be something else that needs all my money...

I am proud to say that I did just get a raise - not a very big one - but still, every little bit helps!

I miss the days when there were always annual "cost of living" raises plus "merit raises" - the last several companies I have worked for have completely eliminated the concept of an "annual raise". It's now up to the employee or their manager to monitor the job market and compare your salary against the range and midpoint for similar jobs in your area. The annual performance review is not connected at all to your salary. I know some folks that have gone 3+ years with no increase in pay. This, of course, means some of those employees will jump at the first opportunity to go elsewhere for a bit more money or even just the chance of a bit more money. High turnover and volatility is now the norm at many companies - AND the employees that *do* stay are often NOT the highest performing employees. Over time, your most senior employees are the ones that haven't got the motivation and self-worth to look for a chance to get advancement. Is that really what the company wants??

The other current trend I see (which has actually been going on for a long time) is that it is getting harder and harder for a company to compete for IT employees against the consulting companies. That has always been difficult, but it used to be that you could still attract employees by offering more stability and a slower, but steadier career path. Now, the corporate job is not seen as being more stable than a consulting job, and the pay and opportunity for advancement as a consultant are actually better. The only chance the corporate hiring manager has it if the consultant becomes burned-out from the life of constant travel and higher stress of the consulting death march projects. Our HR department tends to exclude the consulting salaries from their salary analysis - because they don't see them as "comparable roles" rolleyes.gif

Bottom line: I have a position on my staff that has been open for 18 months and the only candidates I have found either: 1) require an H1b Visa sponsorship, which my HR department won't do, or 2) have salary requirements that are 30-50% over the maximum range I'm allowed to hire. Just to put a cherry on the top of this pile of Schitt, our CFO will also not allow me to use a paid recruiter to find a candidate because she doesn't want to pay placement fees - yet every month I'm grilled on why I haven't filled the position - and it is implied that I'm simply not looking hard enough... rolleyes.gif

Rant over...

Congrats opn the raise. Yeah, things have become rather silly in Sweden too, and most (IT only) people I know actually work as consultants nowadays. It's like we're somehow degraded to being "those guys who fix a computer when it's not working" (please feel free to use your fantasy to describe what 'computer' and 'not working' means). There still seems to be a sort of understanding that IT is important, but not important enough to invest in for real. I mean, you have to have a homepage and a Facebook page, and updating them is what IT does along with fixing Word and Excel when it's not working anymore. It's not important to recruit people to these spots, but it's important enough to let them have consultant companies and to call them in panic whenever things go wrong. We're sort of the same frisky guys from the basement caves that we always were, and since we don't do production and garner income revenues, we're not doing real work, like you said before.

 

I'm sort of lucky here, that I was recruited for a long term position, with the understanding that my position is important as all hell for them (I think this sort of understanding is pretty rare) since I'm the one who makes, develops and creates collaboration between different institutions over here possible, so some of them treat my position as such. It's pretty silly at times, because you know how strict universities can be when it comes to positions and hierarchy, but at the same time, I've met, been introduced to (by my professor) and shaken hands with some damned cool people, for instance guys who decide the Nobel Prize. I also got a permanent employment contract by them, which is basically a permanent employment for the Swedish government, which is basically as safe as permanent employments get -- getting laid off is super rare, and basically only happens if there's no work to be done anymore in your position, and you've got such a specialized competence that they can't reposition you within the government.

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I still don't get it ;P.

He thinks you're supposed to be quiet, because we're supposed to be quiet after the Silent One has spoken. He's either joking around, or heavily dissing you. What are you gonna do about it? Can't let a diss like that slide, right?

 

:popcorn: 

post #10809 of 11241
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

He thinks you're supposed to be quiet, because we're supposed to be quiet after the Silent One has spoken. He's either joking around, or heavily dissing you. What are you gonna do about it? Can't let a diss like that slide, right?

 

:popcorn: 

 

Are you sure he didn't "cut-one" instead and that is what cleared the room? ;).

post #10810 of 11241
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Are you sure he didn't "cut-one" instead and that is what cleared the room? wink.gif.
No, and that's entirely possible. I'd even go as far as saying, that's entirely probable.
post #10811 of 11241
Thank goodness I'm on wireless - I didn't smell a thing.
post #10812 of 11241
There's no such thing as a permanent employment contract in my state. California is an "at-will" state, which means that I can legally be fired at any time with no reason required, and I can also leave my job at at any time.

Of course, there are still plenty of wrongful termination lawsuits, but usually for some sort of discrimination or a few other specific situations.
post #10813 of 11241

Home of the brave, land of the unemployed....................

post #10814 of 11241
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

In billybob's.  smile.gif

There are good people and there are nice people, but you almost never find both qualities in the same person. wink.gif
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Wait until you hear it.  Magick knows what I'm talking about.  wink.gif

Indeed! I really like the XCs, and the X, for that matter. The former are closed that sound open, or at least close enough that you might forget while listening. Some of the T50 variants are similar, and IMO are a better value for money, but they don't have the XC's bass extension, low-range clarity, and imaging.
Edited by Magick Man - 1/12/14 at 12:55pm
post #10815 of 11241
I said something good and nice about Magick? I must have been drunk posting... tongue.gif

I think I'm generally "good" - at least I try to do what I perceive as the "right" thing. Of course, my perception is certainly not perfect, and I can't say that I always put someone else's needs over my own or over my family - I'm a loooong way from Ghandi & Mother Teresa. I think the best I can say is that I tend to follow Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - which I know is not given much credence these days. Still, I do think I'm much more likely to think of others when I'm not worried about feeding my own family.

Nice? This one I'm not sure how to address. People tell me I'm pleasant - but my own wife tells me I'm grumpy and mean. I don't tolerate stupidity, and I'm very quick to judge & categorize people as "worthy of interaction" or "avoid". If someone falls into the "avoid" category, I automatically minimize my interaction with that person and will actively avoid them when possible. That doesn't seem very "nice" to me - but who has time for everyone? If I have to choose, I'm going to choose to spend my time & energy on those that have more than 2 brain cells occasionally bumping into each other.

Thank you Magick for this little bit of self-evaluation... wink.gif
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