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post #241 of 4945

WOW DavidMahler

 

The best of the best man good job. Now you make this thread shining and shining,but where is the HE-400?frown.gif smile_phones.gif

Ok i wanna ask something, I m planing to get HD-600 or 650 or  HE-400.

Sorce: hifiman 601

Amp  : schiit Lyr on the way

Genre: chillout, classecal indyan, newadge, Trance.  Loud but not too loud . Non fatigue is very important to me.

Natural sond with a bit base.

 

Thx

post #242 of 4945

Stunning. I have not gotten a single thing done at work today thanks to this thread. 

post #243 of 4945

Are you a wizard?

post #244 of 4945

This is very cool.  Thanks for doing this thread.

post #245 of 4945
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TAREKFOUAD1 View Post

WOW DavidMahler

 

The best of the best man good job. Now you make this thread shining and shining,but where is the HE-400?frown.gif smile_phones.gif

Ok i wanna ask something, I m planing to get HD-600 or 650 or  HE-400.

Sorce: hifiman 601

Amp  : schiit Lyr on the way

Genre: chillout, classecal indyan, newadge, Trance.  Loud but not too loud . Non fatigue is very important to me.

Natural sond with a bit base.

 

Thx

I haven't heard the HE400 so I don't know which will be better, but I don't find the HD600 and HD650 to fatiguing. If you like something more neutral go with the HD600, but if you like a fuller sound go with the HD650.  They actually sound very similar.  :)

post #246 of 4945

Quick, who came first: Purcell or Palestrina? 

 
How many of you here on Head-Fi were able to answer this? Well, no worries, I had to look it up too... but not David Mahler. Damn, he knows everything. With that said, I have long thought that David is the single most valuable member of Head-Fi. (No, this is not a contest and I have the utmost respect for the likes of Jude and everyone else here.)
 
What makes David different is that he puts music first, music reproduction second. Ahh, I hear the protests of everyone else who say that they put music first. To that I say, "Stop". Do you really have that rare kind of mind that understands what makes one Bach fugue superior to another Bach fugue? Can you make a rational argument of what strengths an unequal temperament scale has over an equal temperament scale? 
 
Ahh, so you say, you don't follow classical music. So rock music is your thing, ehh. Did you know that David Mahler is in his own band and will wax philosophical over the origination of rock music, whether or not it comes from the blues or Timbuktu?
 
If you can answer all of this in the affirmative then you might be the equal of David Mahler. Well, that is a feat indeed but what makes David so valuable to the Head-Fi community is that he comes to the community armed with a brain like his, smarts and curiosity, and to be frank, a bank account to fund this hobby that is headphones. Just look at what his relentless efforts has produced for all of us to partake of. 
 
And here he is, rising from the ashes like a Phoenix taking flight. Here today and gone tomorrow. No matter. I am always so excited to see that Beethoven avatar. It is always a sight to sore eyes. In the few times we have messaged each other, David has been nothing but kind. To say that David is brilliant is a understatement but the fact that he is so modest is a treasure. He is one of those people who understand that the more you know, the more you don't know. 
 
A long time ago, David invited me to a performance that he and his band were playing but I could not go because of work (I work 60 hours a week as a bartender and I'm a struggling artist). Someday I wish to see David perform but right now, I am in heaven reading this review. It must be one of the greatest audiophile reviews ever, not just on Head-Fi but anywhere! 
 
David, if you are ever in downtown Manhattan, performing a show or listening to gregorian chant at Trinity Church, come in to visit. Drinks are on me. It would be an honor.

Edited by davidhunternyc - 11/1/12 at 5:35pm
post #247 of 4945
Thank You, Sir!
post #248 of 4945

Excellent read, I will definitely be using this review when considering my next purchase.

post #249 of 4945
Thread Starter 

Thank you very much for the praise. It's very heartwarming!

 

I would like to comment on my employment at headphones.com:

 

I have been extremely fortunate to land a job in the audio community.  It is a hobby that I love.  I owe a great deal of gratitude to head-fi specifically for playing a significant role in the acquisition of my current job.  As a matter of fact, I looked at this evaluation partially as a thank you for all that head-fi has done for me personally.

 

When it comes to whether my opinions have been swayed by any outside variables such as my place of work, I can say wholeheartedly that they have not been.

post #250 of 4945
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by davidhunternyc View Post

Quick, who came first: Purcell or Palestrina? 

 
How many of you here on Head-Fi were able to answer this? Well, no worries, I had to look it up too... but not David Mahler. Damn, he knows everything. With that said, I have long thought that David is the single most valuable member of Head-Fi. (No, this is not a contest and I have the utmost respect for the likes of Jude and everyone else here.)
 
What makes David different is that he puts music first, music reproduction second. Ahh, I hear the protests of everyone else who say that they put music first. To that I say, "Stop". Do you really have that rare kind of mind that understands what makes one Bach fugue superior to another Bach fugue? Can you make a rational argument of what strengths an unequal temperament scale has over an equal temperament scale? 
 
Ahh, so you say, you don't follow classical music. So rock music is your thing, ehh. Did you know that David Mahler is in his own band and will wax philosophical over the origination of rock music, whether or not it comes from the blues or Timbuktu?
 
If you can answer all of this in the affirmative then you might be the equal of David Mahler. Well, that is a feat indeed but what makes David so valuable to the Head-Fi community is that he comes to the community armed with a brain like his, smarts and curiosity, and to be frank, a bank account to fund this hobby that is headphones. Just look at what his relentless efforts has produced for all of us to partake of. 
 
And here he is, rising from the ashes like a Phoenix taking flight. Here today and gone tomorrow. No matter. I am always so excited to see that Beethoven avatar. It is always a sight to sore eyes. In the few times we have messaged each other, David has been nothing but kind. To say that David is brilliant is a understatement but the fact that he is so modest is a treasure. He is one of those people who understand that the more you know, the more you don't know. 
 
A long time ago, David invited me to a performance that he and his band were playing but I could not go because of work (I work 60 hours a week as a bartender and I'm a struggling artist). Someday I wish to see David perform but right now, I am in heaven reading this review. It must be one of the greatest audiophile reviews ever, not just on Head-Fi but anywhere! 
 
David, if you are ever in downtown Manhattan, performing a show or listening to gregorian chant at Trinity Church, come in to visit. Drinks are on me. It would be an honor.

 

David, thanks man! How does one one respond to such praise. I will say, posts like this make my latest bank statements sting less :)

 

I'll definitely be happy to get a drink sometime!

post #251 of 4945
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
I have been extremely fortunate to land a job in the audio community.  It is a hobby that I love.  I owe a great deal of gratitude to head-fi specifically for playing a significant role in the acquisition of my current job.  As a matter of fact, I looked at this evaluation partially as a thank you for all that head-fi has done for me personally.

 

... and just when you thought that your job is done, it is just beginning. Again, thanks, and I can't wait to read your review on the JH-16 Pro Freqphase.

post #252 of 4945

I agree, David has a great appreciation for music (and an understanding of it as well) that is rare on these forums, and serves to augment (no musical pun intended) his thoughts and opinions beyond that of many "normal" users.  We haven't spoken music in a while, but I do remember the feeling of a kindred musical spirit.

 

Nitpick - That avatar is of Mahler, not Beethoven.

post #253 of 4945

Stunning, David. You should be incredibly proud. Thank you for sharing and providing the resource.

post #254 of 4945

Thanks David for this definitive guide to help minimize my buyers remorse I have now or will have on any future HP purchases regular_smile%20.gif

post #255 of 4945
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Jude, any thoughts on adding a thread stickie function on HFi? That way people don't need to bookmark or forum-search for good threads like this when it gets a few pages off front-page.
Definitely agree with you on this one. A work like this needs to be a sticky for the forum, or at least kept on the main page at all times.
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