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You know I'll try to be there. L3000.gif

 

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Wait... I'm feeling a force...

Master Yodapchi

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I will be there!  

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post #64 of 119
Sigh, can't make RMAF this year. Post photos of the after parties!
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

Wait... I'm feeling a force...

Master Yodapchi

you comin too?!?!?!?!

 

It's gonna be a big BROMANCE fest this year!

 

I'm sad Dave and Carol Clark can't make it this year (my dear friends from PFO - but she's too sick)

but I'm SO glad @warrenpchi, @wierdfishes, and @HiFiGuy528 are gonna be there kickin' it w/ me!!

 

You'll all get to meet and kick it w/ my cousin Kenny - the one I always talk about who works for Stevie

Wonder

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Thanks for adding me to this group! I will try to keep my eyes peeled for meets and events to attend.
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you comin too?!?!?!?!

 

 

Depending on day and location... yes!  L3000.gif

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

 

Depending on day and location... yes!  L3000.gif

oh, to RMAF I mean...

post #69 of 119
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

oh, to RMAF I mean...

 

Oh... no. Not possible. Sorry. :(

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post
 

 

Oh... no. Not possible. Sorry. :(

DAMN

 

Well - you'll be there in spirit!!

 

I'm psyched @warrenpchi and the fellas are coming.

 

But, back to the Bay - so we really waiting until Feb for an event????

 

I could get this local HiFi dealer to lend us space there for a mini-meet,

he's in Santa Rosa and has 13,000 square feet in the store! It's actually

too big.

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Hey everyone! 

 

I'm glad to have gotten an invite to this group. It's great to meet other local head-fiers :D 

 

I'm Tony and I'm just another music lover like the rest of you. Started my journey in college looking for some headphones to study with. Found this site through a dorm-mate and did some lurker. I ended up buying the HD280 and basically left the forum after that. A few years later (after college was over) I came back to this forum again and learned more about headphones (open vs closed) and for some reason bought a pair of DT880s lol 

 

The DT880s then made me realized that I needed an amp..

 

Then I realized I also needed a DAC...

 

And here I am lol 

 

I'm from the South bay, so a bit further from others but not too far away. Uzi was the only person I really had a chance to talk to during my last head-fi meet. Also got to talk to Mike and Warren for a bit as well which was really nice. 

 

Other hobbies of mine are photography and guitar :)

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I received the invitation this morning and thought about it for the entire day trying to decide whether I should join.  I know this group will be really bad influence on my faint heart and mind.  :D  Finally, I decided to take a chance and see how it would turn out ...

 

Well, I am Ben.  38. Not much hair left from having too many costly hobbies, a wife of about 19 years, 2 boys and many pets in the house.  :p

I am a software/hardware engineer but work and deal more with BS than technical stuff these days; not sure still if that's a blessing.  

Music has been a hobby since little after I realized how wonderful it is even though at first, I hated it when my mom forced me to take violin lesson at 6.  I am fortunate to have learned and played pretty much anything from violin, viola, drum, piano, guitar, bass, sax and have them at home...but I never once dare to say, when listening to tracks on HPs, "yeah, that's how the instrument should sound" cause I know that's pure bull crap. The rest is history.  Pro audio while active in a band...Home theater....Sold everything...Bought again.... You know how that goes.

 

I am new to HPs too.  Thx to my son's inquiry about Dr. Dre Beats Phones that made me pull out my sony MDR v6 and took him to the store to let him compare the 2.  Then, I found this forum....Oh my, let's just say I am a little poorer now.

 

Good seeing some of you at the meet.  I am up for private get together anytime.


Edited by koiloco - 9/3/13 at 7:48pm
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Thank you all for calling me up to this Group, especially weirdfishes for getting the ball rolling on the Invite process.  Originally from Lafayette and now residing in East Contra Costa, I'm a musician who likes to keep up on developments in hardware and Web-video production technique.  My Asus® CM1630-06 as upgraded (Advanced Micro Devices® Athlon II® X2 220 MPU, 760G/SB710 chipset, Barts Pro GPU (on an Asus® EAH6850DC/2DIS/1GD5 PCIe x16 VDA); C-Media® AV-100 DSP (on an Asus® XONARESSENCESTX/A PCIe x1 audio card); Antec® TruePower® 750 Blue PSU), running Microsoft® Windows® 7.0.8001 (MultiProcessor Kernel 6.1.7601), is the second computer that I have customized for transmitting video over the Internet; my first, a custom LinUX system (Gigabyte® GA-MA78GM-S2HP: Advanced Micro Devices® Athlon 64® X2 5600+ MPU, 780G/SB700 chipset; Creative Laboratories® SB0350 PCI 2.0 audio card and SB0250 I/O drive; Antec® TruePower® 750 Blue PSU) shoehorned into a modified Everex® TC2502 chassis, is still operational as well.  The Creative® SB0350 proved a good mixer for an improvised Web-studio set-up, which includes a Sony® cardioid condenser microphone (orig. manufactured for SingStar® software on the PlayStation® series of gaming consoles - I've slung it in a Heil Sound™ SM-1 spidermount on a modified Radio Shack® boom at the 'puter station) on the Mic In, a DigiTech®/Harman® BP-80 musical-instrument preamplifier/processor on the Line In, and occasionally another device on the Aux In; the SB0250 provides a convenient low-Z-compatible headphone amplifier for the SB0350.

 

As of September 2013, I am researching, in addition to desktop computers built to perform video editing under Microsoft® Windows® 8.0.1000x (MultiProcessor Kernel 6.2.920x), headsets that will work properly with the Texas Instruments® TP6120A2 (one already included in my Asus® XONAR® Essence™, currently under Win 7 with the Unified XONAR® Driver by Brainbit 1.63 (and probably later under Ubuntu® 14.04-LTS with the snd-virtuoso driver in ALSA 1.0.26); a second in one of three Creative Laboratories® PCIe x1 audio cards currently in contention for my Win 8 rig).  Heil Sound™ already has a candidate in the ProSet™ iC™ (dual 200Ω earpieces tuned for communications, electret condenser mic), but other manufacturers have better headsets in the medium-impedance class (primarily with either 250Ω or 600Ω earpieces, dep. on model) for monitoring over-the-Web transmission.

 

Although my constantly-varying work schedule as part of a family-run nuisance-wildlife-control firm usually contraindicates my attendance at trade shows such as the recently-concluded Meet at the Headmasters, I read any reviews applicable to my equipment situation; headphones known to sound neutral on a Creative® SB1270, SB1410, or SB1510, may very well work with my XONAR®.

post #74 of 119
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

But, back to the Bay - so we really waiting until Feb for an event????

 

I could get this local HiFi dealer to lend us space there for a mini-meet,

he's in Santa Rosa and has 13,000 square feet in the store! It's actually

too big.

 

Mike, please check this!

 

Mini SF Bay Area meet

 

And I'd encourage others who have just joined the group to please take a look as well.

 

Let's make it happen!

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I think I should include myself in this introduction section, so next people aren't like "who the fu are you????"

 

Hi, I'm Jeff. I'm tall, Asian, 20, sing--....

 

Oops, wrong forum :redface:

 

Anyhow, I actually joined Head-fi a long time ago, but never really posted too much. I'm one of those people who won't usually say anything at all unless I really have something good to say. All my "reviews" are usually impressions of some sort, since I:really dislike swaying people towards one thing or another. Everybody enjoys different things differently, and I think this place is great for that type of discussion. I try to avoid the "My gear is better than your gear arguments." 

 

Anyways, I was born and raised in Saratoga, but am currently going to school in the Midwest. I'll be finishing up my fourth and final year of my undergraduate degree and will return to the Bay Area for a full-time job. 

 

I got into audio because, well, I was a classically trained pianist from age 4. (Asian parents go figure). I enjoyed playing enough that I started picking up other instruments during high school. This includes, but is not limited to viola, cello, guitar, bass, drums, flute, oboe, bassoon, and french horn. No violin, because well, there are like 2 million other violinists out there, and the violin is pretty much a toy in my hands anyways. I had to make some recordings for auditions, and it really got me started on audio.

 

I'm studying Electrical Engineering because I like to DIY. I built most of the amps that I've owned. Unfortunately Carpal Tunnel Syndrome makes it really hard to keep my hands steady during small movements without feeling a lot of pain in my wrists. With that said, I'm an avid supporter of the DIY community. 

 

Oh and...

 

 

Darn you ASR! I can't believe I'm the one with the mugshot of wearing the Beats with a big stupid grin. :p

 

****

 

As for potential mini-meets. I'd definitely be up if I'm back home when they happen. The next best time for me would be November, during Thanksgiving? Why? This year is the big 21, and I wouldn't miss coming back for anything.

 

I'll keep an eye out for potential meets. 

 

Sorry for the long post. I promise I won't be this long winded again. 

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