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Added some warning in the first post. Something that I've been meaning to add ever since the "thing" at the Diary Thread. Didn't sound as awesome as I thought it was. I swear it sounded awesome back when I thought of it first.

 

I think it's a good idea in principle to let folks know the rules still apply here, both because we want to keep this thread around and because we don't want the kind of trouble that can bring a great thread to its knees. My only comment is that it's difficult sometimes to stay on the right side of the line between cautioning people and making them feel like they're being preemptively accused of something. I'm not saying your disclaimer explicitly does that, but it seems to assume everybody knows why it was placed there (this Diary thread, I'm gathering, was the one everybody's talking about). People wandering in who didn't experience the thread that inspired it might think it's a strange and somewhat foreboding addition and might not be quite as relaxed and chill in posting.

 

I'm not trying to be highly critical or anything like that. I'm just thinking about time when my friends and I (in real life! imagine that!) tried starting up a writing group, went overboard with the rules, and eventually everybody stopped showing up. Just so you know where I'm coming from.

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Originally Posted by planx View Post

You got a looong way to go champion! I've been in that syndromic stage since '07... That's roughly Grade 7 I think? It all started with the Shure E3c... 

Woahhh.. Seventh grade? I was seven years out of high school in 2007.
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It is really cool though that you've been able to enjoy good audio for a long time.
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I started in 7th as well... K702's, who hasn't started with those? tongue.gif
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I started in the summer between 8th and high school with the V700. *doh!* Say what you will, they probably were the best thing Best Buy had. biggrin.gif

 

I didn't get any truly nice headphones until 2010. Funny, I still have both the ones I settled on. Guess I'm in it for the end game and not the journey.

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I started in the summer between 8th and high school with the V700. *doh!* Say what you will, they probably were the best thing Best Buy had. biggrin.gif

I didn't get any truly nice headphones until 2010. Funny, I still have both the ones I settled on. Guess I'm in it for the end game and not the journey.
Yet, you're still an active Head-Fi'er, don't leave us, EVER!!! biggrin.gif
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Definitely not going anywhere. biggrin.gif The search is never over....

 

Case in point, the A161P managed to commit an unforgivable foul and thus has been packed up for return. Aside from the low impedance making them sound markedly different on everything I plugged them into, because of the smooth, mid-forward tuning I found myself turning up the volume way louder than I should have without realizing it, in order to pick up the detail I was missing and in order to drown out my footsteps. Long story short, it ended up being loud enough to cause temporary damage, similar to what happened to me a year ago but not nearly as bad. I'm mostly over it and am confident I'll recover (basically it's like going to a loud concert without earplugs), but that scares me. I didn't get any indication (e.g. piercing treble, shouting, barking mids) of just how loud I was listening, and though of course it was my own fault for winding them up like that, I wasn't enjoying the music at the lower level. And if the music isn't enjoyable at the level you'd like to listen at, what's the point?

 

I learned a lot from this, though. I learned that I can't get on with a mid-forward or sweet signature, that a single armature probably isn't going to cut it, and that treble extension and presence are very important parts of my preferred sonic signature. I also learned that a comprehensive fit kit is very important, since only one set of tips out of the six included really fit me well and sounded right.

 

I still feel bad returning it, though. MEElec is a great company, and I'd never say the A161P is a bad earphone. The tuning just didn't work for me. I'd love for them to come out with a dual BA with a brighter, more neutral signature to take on the likes of the DBA-02/B2, GR07, and R-50. I think something like that is sorely lacking in their lineup--a lot of audiophiles start with brands like MEElec, Brainwavz, SoundMagic, etc. but move on to higher end products by other brands because the lower end of the market is usually filled with bassy- and sweet-sounding products.

 

Make an A171 (or A261) with dual BAs and tune it like a DT880 and MEElec will have a customer for life right here. dt880smile.png Oh, and bump up the impedance. The A161P has way too much hiss at 16 ohms and is way too susceptible to tuning shifts because of the non-linear armature impedance.


Edited by Argyris - 12/19/12 at 6:04pm
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Man... woke up at noon... went to a company Christmas party where I had to have pizza/chicken, 3 kinds of beer, bowl, win prizes... now home posting with coffee.  I am totally beat.  Maybe I'll listen to some Jobim later to wash away the stress of the day.  smile.gif

 

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Ahhh YouTube the giant supository of the internet. That is one cesspool that needs to be cleaned up, at least 50% of the trash on it needs to be deleted... IMHO biggrin.gif

 

Agreed.  If they would just delete every comment with the N-word in it, they would recover so much hard drive space.  Maybe we could start a petition?

 

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Wouldn't it be highly embarrassing if the S6, which is really just a dressed up M6, ended up sounding better than the A161P? (The jury's still out on whether I'm keeping them or not).

 

Hmm, I'm thinking that you won't keep them.  If the doubt has gone on this long, it usually doesn't bode well.  Like you're convincing yourself that you should keep them.

 

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Really liking my Saya so far.   Saya is shaping up to be a great purchase decision.

 

Hmm, I don't believe that I've met her (it).

 

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BTW if I didn't specifically said it before, Saya = EarPods.

 

Ohh... I'm supposed to me getting an iPhone 5 for work, so I'll get a chance to hear them soon.

 

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Ragey because uni decided to throw a hard day at me suddenly.

 

Wow, sorry to hear about that.

 

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I'm proud of myself for having critical listening skills and recognizing detail separate from treble brightness. However, It's still funny though because my brain still wants to hear brightness as detail. On the flip side, the midrange/warm details are interesting and different.

 

Hmm... Don't know if that has anything to do with it.  On my Zune, I usually have the volume set to 8.  From my experience, that equates to about 35%~40% on an iPhone.

 

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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

Added some warning in the first post. Something that I've been meaning to add ever since the "thing" at the Diary Thread. Didn't sound as awesome as I thought it was. I swear it sounded awesome back when I thought of it first.

 

Just gotta say, thank you!

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Originally Posted by iPhone IEM View Post

Soooo... I guess I shouldn't start an RHA appreciation thread!

 

No, you should.  I'll post there with you.  And we'll keep it real.  jgray91 knows, I'm big about keeping it real.

 

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Woahhh.. Seventh grade? I was seven years out of high school in 2007.

 

Class of 1992.  wink.gif

 

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Case in point, the A161P managed to commit an unforgivable foul and thus has been packed up for return.

 

Holy schmolikens, I'm psychic!

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

 

 

Ohh... I'm supposed to me getting an iPhone 5 for work, so I'll get a chance to hear them soon.

 

 

Wow, sorry to hear about that.

 

 

Hmm... Don't know if that has anything to do with it.  On my Zune, I usually have the volume set to 8.  From my experience, that equates to about 35%~40% on an iPhone.

 

 

Just gotta say, thank you!

beerchug.gif

 

 

No, you should.  I'll post there with you.  And we'll keep it real.  jgray91 knows, I'm big about keeping it real.

 

 

Class of 1992.  wink.gif

 

 

Holy schmolikens, I'm psychic!

Love the iPhone 5, tell your work you'll go for it!  And you do make me feel a little better with class o' 92.  tongue.gif

 

@Argyris - I say the A171p should be a meelec-tuned TWFK with iPhone remote; price point could be ~$90biggrin.gif

 

As far as end-game, I'm thinking I should just wait and make the jump from budget 'phones straight to something like the Unique Melody Merlin.  Paired with a small amp I think I could have a pretty complete iPhone based set-up.

 

EDIT: warren does appear to be a prophet; creepy

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***WARNING***
While this is a pretty chill thread to hang around after we unanimously decided on the theme of a particular month, that doesn't mean that anyone can come into the thread and act like they own it. It goes without saying that Head-Fi's ToS is still adhered here, and more over Currawong seems to made his roost here too. So that means this has almost 24/7 mod coverage. We are usually pretty tolerant of slightly hot topics, and are pretty good at self-moderating, but anything that hints at going into personal insults, racism, defamation and the like will not be tolerated and posts of that will be reported with the highest severity. If it gets you banned, all the better for the forum. Want to be an *******? GTFO, this is not the thread, nor the forum, and I will not allow a thread that I started tarnished by some Neanderthal screaming insults and flinging poo.

Just read it, and I like it.  I say bravo sir, bravo.

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Originally Posted by iPhone IEM View Post

Just read it, and I like it.  I say bravo sir, bravo.
+1
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***WARNING***
While this is a pretty chill thread to hang around after we unanimously decided on the theme of a particular month, that doesn't mean that anyone can come into the thread and act like they own it. It goes without saying that Head-Fi's ToS is still adhered here, and more over Currawong seems to made his roost here too. So that means this has almost 24/7 mod coverage. We are usually pretty tolerant of slightly hot topics, and are pretty good at self-moderating, but anything that hints at going into personal insults, racism, defamation and the like will not be tolerated and posts of that will be reported with the highest severity. If it gets you banned, all the better for the forum. Want to be an *******? GTFO, this is not the thread, nor the forum, and I will not allow a thread that I started tarnished by some Neanderthal screaming insults and flinging poo.


Don't mess with jgray91, he's head-fi's baby faced assassin who owns an assortment of IEM's and he's not scared to strangle you with them. cool.gif


Tomorrow is D day for me gentlemen. Tomorrow I go in and finally get my impressions done for my 4A. I'm keeping my fingers crossed the audiologist will get it right the first shot and I won't be stuck playing musical impressions back and fourth. I'm also praying the audiologist I chose to go with is an experienced skilled professional and didn't get his degree from a cracker jack box while on lunch break at his shoe maker job. With my luck I'm half expecting the molds will permanently harden inside my ears and I'll wind up in the emergency ward being checked over by some kid who failed his medical exam 5 times before he passed. Of coarse who knows, I might luck out and get my impressions done right the first time. Am I beginning to sound paranoid confused_face_2.gif


@ Currawong

 

Exactly who do I bribe to get my own custom title.  <<<<Hey not bad, I say this would make a great custom titleL3000.gif


Edited by DigitalFreak - 12/19/12 at 8:56pm
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Last post of the night, post 500! Argyris, send me the A161P's for my achievement! biggrin.gif
Edited by gopanthersgo1 - 12/19/12 at 8:25pm
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Last post of the night, post 500! Argyris, send me the A161P's for my achievement! biggrin.gif

Congratulationsbiggrin.gif

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I just noticed, why doesn't jgray have a custom title yet? Maybe he's too cool for one?

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