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post #5926 of 11310
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I quite agree with that quote. Most people we call trolls have a clearly malicious intent. Either they're trying to bait people into flaming them by just being openly incendiary, or else they figure out what will get a certain group or community's goat and wander in, acting all innocent, and push just the right buttons.

 

This guy doesn't seem to do any of those things. The one theme I can gather from everything of his I've seen posted across the internet, for an impressive eight years (at least), is that he appears to be insecure in his purchase choices. He continually asks for the community's opinion. He also seems unable to parse the concept that audio is subjective, meaning there is no one brand/model/etc. that will universally be considered "the best."

 

The main thing that bothers me about him is how he selectively reveals different equipment that he has, meaning some of his questions end up being moot (why are you worried about what the V150 sounds like if you've got a V600?) and/or completely inconsistent with his presented reality (Why do you say you only buy Sony when you've clearly bought Edirol and Studiophile equipment?).

 

Like they said in that quote, he's good, harmless fun. I think we should call him a "trol" because that missing second "l" is where the lulz would normally be.

Yep yep! :)

 

He isn't exactly harming anyone. Just a bit slow. 

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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post

 

I think 'TMAC Hit Squad' is a little closer to the truth. ph34r.gif

Us!? *gasp* 

 

oh that could NEVER be of course!

post #5927 of 11310

Hit squad? I've never hit anything. Read into that what you will. tongue.gif

post #5928 of 11310

Anyway, new topic I think. I was just thinking about it: being a Beyer owner carries with it additional complexities due to the whole three different impedances thing. What other headphone than a Premium Beyer has an appreciation thread in which people routinely ask "which one should I get?" Think about that for a moment. Most appreciation threads are just that--a place where people go to shower praise on a particular model. By that point you've already narrowed it down. And yet it isn't that simple for, say, a DT880.

 

I'm trying to think of other examples. I know that there are different revisions of some models (Audeze comes to mind), some people think there are different revisions of others (blue box M50 anybody?), and there are other cases where a revision of a product is different enough (or aimed at specific customer feedback) that it gets a different name (GR07 Bass Edition, for example). But in all these cases the differences are unplanned, whereas in Beyer's case they made three different versions on purpose.

 

Can anybody add some other examples of this weird situation, where there are multiple versions of the same basic model?


Edited by Argyris - 6/15/13 at 11:22pm
post #5929 of 11310

There are the blue and black Ultrasones, several versions of the HE400s, and the AKG X70Xs but other than that not much I can think of.

post #5930 of 11310
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534324/affordable-sony-studio-headphones

A frustrating read, though oddly amusing.

People were pretty damned mean to him right out of the gate, I can see why he was so defensive. redface.gif
post #5931 of 11310
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


People were pretty damned mean to him right out of the gate, I can see why he was so defensive. redface.gif

 

You're right, there definitely was some hostility there. However, as it wound along many folks who were earnestly trying to help him were quite understandably frustrated. He point blank refused to accept their advice. I initially thought after Eric's outing of his escapades in other audio communities that he might be deliberately stirring up trouble, but now I'm not so sure.

 

As I said, I'm torn about him. I admit to finding his threads (and the reactions he gets) amusing, but I have always responded as helpfully as I can. Looking a little more closely at his long history of similar behavior on other sites, I can only conclude that he very dearly needs help. I feel sympathy, and I also feel remorse that I may have gotten a bit carried away a few posts ago in what I thought at the time was uncovering a rather successful troll.

 

I regret that I brought all this up with my comment about seeing the V150 in the wild. I really think we should talk about other things now.

post #5932 of 11310
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Hit squad? I've never hit anything. Read into that what you will. tongue.gif
Hehe grins and giggles all around m8.
post #5933 of 11310
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post


Hehe grins and giggles all around m8.

 

I'm glad somebody picked up on that. biggrin.gif

post #5934 of 11310

OH GREAT TMACIANS, I need a second opinion about something

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/667825/beyerdynamic-t1#post_9528200

 

can someone look at the second picture and tell me if that looks like its bent/damaged where it says "T1" on the Adjusters?

I think it is and it raises questions about how they were treated for me, and i was considering them until now but i'm just not sure anymore.

post #5935 of 11310

Doesn't look bent to me but it could just be the lighting, that is fairly heavy gauge metal on the forks, but anything can be bent if one tries.

Ask the seller to take some better pictures with the forks fully extended of both left and right, and flat out ask him if they are bent. If he swears they are not, you can always PayPal claim for misrepresented damaged goods, but let him know this up front.

post #5936 of 11310

I think it's bent, zoomed picture here. The best thing is to ask for a close up though.

 

post #5937 of 11310

i will do! thanks for all your help! :)

post #5938 of 11310
Mmmmm evening Donair growlies... Much Yum!
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post #5939 of 11310

Done with dinner. Now looking for Haagen-Dazs Dulce de Lech to help me finish off Heat vs Spurs. ksc75smile.gif

 

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Edited by Silent One - 6/16/13 at 6:29pm
post #5940 of 11310

Lol

 

Check out this pic

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