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Well don't keep us hanging....or are you too ghetto to do spoilers....


The video review should be up in a week or two once I figure out how to approach it. Right now I have no idea how to word my impressions and have to do more A/Bing

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Check it out guys, audio360 came through with a pretty funky CanJam report

http://www.audio360.org/events_a0004_canjam-2013_an-audio360-special-report.php
post #9918 of 11241

Ah, that's where Warren was hiding.

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The apathy is blinding.

It is exactly because of how everyone shrugs off anything serious on here, that this is occurring.
I don't enjoy starting issues as much as the next person. As you can see I avoid serious and dangerous topics with deprecating comments and jokes all the time. But rather than having this loom over the thread and eventually kill it off, why not be progressive about it? I only bring this up because I'm too indebted to this thread.

I realize that people stopped taking things on here seriously because it is the Internet. But I hold many of you in high regard on here, I respect you as people. So please, just this once, won't you take this seriously? This is the last I'll ask of you.

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Sorry, I was a bit on edge.

This is definitely a democracy, and I'm just putting in my side of the coin. All I ask is that people take the time to get where I'm coming from.

Frankly, I'm not too confident on 90's November - it's a bit vague since there's so many ways we can go about this (which is great when we choose to be creative, but also has the potential to be very diffused and confusing). People seem to not enjoy staying with a template, so that just worsens the situation. It'd also be very hard to tell whether or not there's a theme at all due to this. I don't want to go ahead of myself though, perhaps someone will suggest a way to implement it very well, I'd be game for that.

Naked might work, just because it has many humorous elements to exploit. But it can be privy to the same follies outlined above. Great thing about it is that any implementation would be far more obvious due to shock value/obvious visual similarities. One thing could be to grab iconic headphone-wearing pictures and make the subjects naked in some fashion. It would just have to be done tastefully and abide by the TOS.
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I'm all for sticking to the "tradition" of highlighting a member myself. It keeps with the site ambiance I guess for lack of a better word, and sticks to headfioolery moreso. But if there's a better headfioolery type thing you decide on great..
 My vote goes to Nutman.

But I am new and only a superficial poster ( in these them purts anyhow ). Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

I agree that 90s Nov is a little too open for interpretation. It's to giant of a scope and keeping it coherent and working as an actual theme will be difficult. I also think that when someone says 90s, it's different to each person because of region/country/age in context with said decade. Some won't remember squat and some other's references will be lost to others leading to explaination or just ignoring it altogether so I'm all for following in the prior lineage of highlighting community members. I joined on with |joker| july because joker is a guy I respect and honoring him is a fun and simple way to show appreciation. I feel the same way with Nutman and agree with the cardboarded one. Whether satirical or serious, highlighting key members of the forums helps with exposure as well as keeping the community together. I do think maybe there could be a side theme.... Naked Nutman November. very_evil_smiley.gif
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Weird aside, but...

What would be your favourite headphones, ever (owned, auditioned, etc, not just limited to the rank your headphones thread rules)? Just curious.

For me it would be some sort of HE-6/SR-007 offspring. 
On the IEM front, the GR01/ER4P hit a sweet spot.

Stuck in a small town with little to no audio store, so only what I've got so far :
Cans : Beyerdynamics T90
IEMs : Fischer Audio DBA-02 MKII, (Love the highs and the details, just wished for a little more thump in the lows)
post #9920 of 11241

For me the 90's were all about the Latin explosion - Marc Anthony all the way! Pop music was actually good back then. Now it's all about mindless fun dance music, but still way better than the flavourless rock of the 2000's. That was the worst decade in the history of pop music.

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For me, the 90s were hip hop/r&b and alt rock. And yeah, pop music was 1000 times more listenable than it is now.
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90's Nutman November,...everyone wins!

 

 

 

And the 90's was all about "Grunge" to me,...


Edited by tds101 - 10/28/13 at 12:37pm
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Yeah, same here on the 90s pop music. Looking back, to be honest, it wasn't bad. I'd much rather have that than what we have today, though perhaps that's just because I grew up with it. One of these days I'm going to raid Amazon for singles from the era that I heard too much on the radio to want to buy at the time, but which I wouldn't mind hearing again now.

 

Apart from all that, the 90s was a period of firsts for me--first computer, first girlfriend (yep, I started early), first pair of glasses (ah, yes, now I can see!). I watched a lot of cartoons up until the late 90s, I read a few different popular series' of books (the Animorphs were my favorite), and I tried and failed to get through Myst without walkthroughs. I seem to remember having yo-yos and pogs, and I know I started collecting Pokemon cards in 1999.

 

The 90s weren't bad at all, though that's from the standpoint of somebody who turned 10 in 1998--I suppose if you're older, it could have been just another decade.

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Yeah, same here on the 90s pop music. Looking back, to be honest, it wasn't bad. I'd much rather have that than what we have today, though perhaps that's just because I grew up with it. One of these days I'm going to raid Amazon for singles from the era that I heard too much on the radio to want to buy at the time, but which I wouldn't mind hearing again now.

Apart from all that, the 90s was a period of firsts for me--first computer, first girlfriend (yep, I started early), first pair of glasses (ah, yes, now I can see!). I watched a lot of cartoons up until the late 90s, I read a few different popular series' of books (the Animorphs were my favorite), and I tried and failed to get through Myst without walkthroughs. I seem to remember having yo-yos and pogs, and I know I started collecting Pokemon cards in 1999.

The 90s weren't bad at all, though that's from the standpoint of somebody who turned 10 in 1998--I suppose if you're older, it could have been just another decade.

I still have some POGs somewhere.
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90's was when the ballad was a work of art, and dance music made people actually want to dance.

 

I love the 90's. I'll never knock that down. I just think it might prove to be a bit hard to theme unless we really work at it.

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I'm envisioning sort of a collage of all the things I mentioned in my post. Making that work well in a tiny little square will be difficult, though, and I'll have to develop some image manipulation skills sometime between now and Friday.

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I'm up for 90s November.

Awwwww yeaaaaaaaaaaah

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That being said, I'm finding that Nutman November might be easier to pull off then I thought. Forgive me, those who aren't as taken with the idea, and who feel that the idea might have been intrusive/oversaturating some other preferred ideas. But hear me out, I'm only commenting on implementation, this can definitely serve as an example for a way to picture avatars in the future, or if we decide on some other theme.

 

It begins with the simple idea that nuts mostly look the same. Mostly. At the very least, you can concede that most nuts are very recognizable as nuts, unless you have some weird fig. So it stands that one can generate templates with various assortments of nuts, photoshopped onto the Golden Nut Award, or any other template that manages to get a following. The customization starts with the nuts (boy you think you'd never say that on a forum). And the sick-minded must have noticed, that there is definitely some innuendo behind it all - fitting for a possible Naked subtheme. We could also have a naked person hold the nuts award if one wishes, but would also suggest that perhaps we keep the people towards being either similar visually, as that might throw off the effectiveness of the theme.

 

One could also go sans the award entirely, and keep with a piled assortment of nuts.

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And I didn't even have to try to make them look similar. It just sort of happened.

 

Yet another route we could go about this - have one big nut (haha) with your preferred image photoshopped on in a creative way while keeping the nut visually prominent. This brings back the technical side of TMAC that we've been so lacking lately. Though the nut is a very powerful symbol.

 

And I must bring this up again - could possibly be the most phallic theme we'll ever do on here, naked and nuts, two birds with one stone.

 

To alleviate any concerns or misunderstandigns - it's just a suggestion, don't want to push anything on anyone. Feel free to suggest your own as well.

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I got nuting against that. Pecan pie for Thanksgiving anyone? smily_headphones1.gif
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Yet another route we could go about this - have one big nut (haha)

 

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