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post #76 of 119

Heh, your long winded intro is going to make mine look short.

 

Well here goes. Hi, I'm Rich Yee (Eve). Or for any Chinese speakers here 谭俊彦。(Tan)

 

Hmm, I go to Saint Francis High School and am currently a senior struggling with those lovely college apps. 

I've been doing art for around 13 years and plan on continuing the profession into college, my dream school being... *looks at my avatar.

 

Anyways, it's interesting how fast I've escalated into this hobby. Just last year, I was sorting an M80 going for the M100s which I returned a month later. Then the purchases started escalating. From the Frogbeats C4s to the Ocharaku Kaedes, Stax SR2050, and eventually the TH900. But I'm happy to say that I will be simplifying soon. (cough cough... they are for sale cough cough) Headphones are just not future proof enough for me in terms of practicality. 

 

And perhaps I've noticed a limit to how far gear-fi can take my music. I've made myself at home in our resident head-fi anime club here. And although much of the music I listen to is poorly mastered, there is a beauty in it that I haven't been able to move on from. I'll probably end my Head-fi with a bang. Most likely a FitEar CIEM. Less for the aural bliss, this is probably a more of a choice to become closer to the artists I listen to, to wear what they wear. Hence, that's why I can confidently say I will purchase one without having heard one (that's my reason Warren :P). 

 

Well anyways, nice to meet you all :).

post #77 of 119
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

Heh, your long winded intro is going to make mine look short.

 

Well here goes. Hi, I'm Rich Yee (Eve). Or for any Chinese speakers here 谭俊彦。(Tan)

 

Hmm, I go to Saint Francis High School and am currently a senior struggling with those lovely college apps. 

I've been doing art for around 13 years and plan on continuing the profession into college, my dream school being... *looks at my avatar.

 

Anyways, it's interesting how fast I've escalated into this hobby. Just last year, I was sorting an M80 going for the M100s which I returned a month later. Then the purchases started escalating. From the Frogbeats C4s to the Ocharaku Kaedes, Stax SR2050, and eventually the TH900. But I'm happy to say that I will be simplifying soon. (cough cough... they are for sale cough cough) Headphones are just not future proof enough for me in terms of practicality. 

 

And perhaps I've noticed a limit to how far gear-fi can take my music. I've made myself at home in our resident head-fi anime club here. And although much of the music I listen to is poorly mastered, there is a beauty in it that I haven't been able to move on from. I'll probably end my Head-fi with a bang. Most likely a FitEar CIEM. Less for the aural bliss, this is probably a more of a choice to become closer to the artists I listen to, to wear what they wear. Hence, that's why I can confidently say I will purchase one without having heard one (that's my reason Warren :P). 

 

Well anyways, nice to meet you all :).

I know somebody that goes to Saint Francis!

post #78 of 119

Thanks for the invite.  Looking forward to more local head-fi related discussions and meet ups.

post #79 of 119
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So I finally ordered a Bottlehead Crack Amp w/Speedball Kit too during the last sale.  I practiced soldering a couple of nights ago.

 

@shipsupt kindly sent me some videos since I was reporting to him that I was having "less than stellar" results trying to solder again:

Tutorial 1- Gear

Tutorial 2- Basics/Through-Hole

Tutorial 3- Surface Mount

 

Welcome!  :smile:  Oh BTW, I've always found Tangent's tutorials helpful as well:  http://www.tangentsoft.com/elec/movies/

 

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

Master Yodapchi

 

Almost as old, though I've got that Asian Age Camouflage thing going on so you can't tell.

 

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Sigh, can't make RMAF this year. Post photos of the after parties!

 

You break my heart Freddo... :D

 

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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

 

We'll have to carry on the banner for them.  Still got a hospitality suite though, so we have a place to hang.  Hey, are you thinking what I'm thinking?  ;)  Finally, Kenny!

 

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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.

 

Thanks for joining in!  :smile:

 

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

 

:(  You're not supposed to choose "do not."

 

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

 

Same here brother!  :smile:

 

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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.

 

Nah, February is just the next big meet.  We can do mini-meets anytime.  Actually, that February meet isn't even a Head-Fi meet, so we can do a huge Head-Fi meet anytime as well.

 

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Also got to talk to Mike and Warren for a bit as well which was really nice.

:beerchug:

One of these days, I need to learn to just relax at a meet.  Might make for a slightly longer conversation.

 

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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.

 

Wut?  Instajoin I say!

 

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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.

 

We wanted to run a membership drive to get everyone on board as soon as possible - so that no one has to miss a meet or mini-meet.  I've been kinda busy at work lately, so weirdfishes volunteered to contact everyone.

 

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

 

Immortalized!  HA!  :k701smile:

 

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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

 

Less for the aural bliss, this is probably a more of a choice to become closer to the artists I listen to, to wear what they wear. Hence, that's why I can confidently say I will purchase one without having heard one (that's my reason Warren :P).

 

Fair enough!  I'm just happy that you're still exploring.  Though I gotta tell ya, endgame is an illusion.  ;)

 

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I'm Rich Yee (Eve). I go to Saint Francis High School.

 

I know somebody that goes to Saint Francis!

 

Is his name Rich Yee?

post #80 of 119
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I'm Rich Yee (Eve). I go to Saint Francis High School.

 

I know somebody that goes to Saint Francis!

 

Is his name Rich Yee?

Nah. 

post #81 of 119

Thanks for the invite. My name is Tim Liu(刘). I'm an international student in Academy of Art University.

post #82 of 119

Well I guess I will introduce myself as well.  

 

Hi guys my name is Benjamin Ghelerter (try pronouncing that last name) and I am only 20 years old and go to UC Berkeley.  I got into the hobby because one day I was trying to find some new headphones because my old Bose broke and I needed to find a replacement.  One thing led to another and I finally got my hands on some T50RP's which I modded and then I realized I needed an amp so I bought the MiniMax from Beezar and then I though man I need a DAC so I got the gamma 2 from AMB.  Anyway the rest is history.  I have actually only been into this hobby for about 2 years but it has been fun.  I love music above anything else and love to share it with anyone that will listen. (there aren't many because I don't really listen to mainstream).  Also I love to build things and as a result I have fallen in love with DIY and have built pretty much everything thing I can as part of my sound system.  Currently I only have cables and an amp that I built built but I do plan on building speakers as well. I also build things for a few members if they are willing to risk putting a soldering iron in my hand.   

 

Lets see other than that I am half Japanese half American and am 6'4".  I look forward to meeting you all in the future. If there is a small get together I am down.  Transportation might be an issue but I will try my best.  

post #83 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.

 

Would it be Soundscape?  I've been there serval times.  Marc is a really cool guy.

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post #84 of 119

Thanks for the invite! My name is John Grandberg, a lot of you probably know me already. I won't talk about my "real" work because it's not really relevant here... the part that matters is that I contribute reviews around HeadFi, as well as InnerFidelity and - as of today actually - at Confessions of a Part Time Audiophile as well. 

 

I've got kids and work and don't really see myself making it to a meet any time soon (unfortunately). But I might be able to contribute some gear if anyone wants to hear a particular piece. I've done that in the past (was it the very first Bay Area meet?) where CEE TEE picked it up and rroseperry dropped it back off. Or was it the other way around? Anyway, that's an option if anyone wants to take advantage of it. Often times I've got more gear here than I know what to do with so I don't mind sharing. 

post #85 of 119
Hello,
Name here is Brian,
I wanted to introduce myself. I am 50 yrs. old and live in Oakland, but I grew up in S.F. My earliest headphone memeroy is when
I was a kid, there used to be this man on the street reporter for the Chronicle (which was actually A lady) came up to my family
one day in Golden Gate park. The question was what annoyed you the most about a family member?
My twin brother answers "when my brother drapes his earphone cable across the bed. I recall my headphone interest started back then. It must have
been because my pop's was a disc jockey and I liked to watch the vu meters on the equipment move around. Really I'm still fascinated by the lights
and meters. I got my first real pair of headphones from Pacific Stereo on Gary street. A pair of Koss HV1's. oh boy. I remember i used to like to run all over town to the electronic and surplus stores. Remember Zack's? Those were the days. I workedReplyQuote Multi as a sound guy in the Bay Area for a long time. Mostly street festivals, and concerts. Then my pop's hired me to work as his boom man on some feature films, so I did sometime in L.A. As far as gear goes, I don't have any thing to exciting. I was just using some old V6's and a ipod video when that frist came out, it replaced a sony mini disc player. I really just started aquireing gear after a long hiatus. I still have some Beyer dt-480, and 48's I've held onto. A buddy of mine at Work showed me his grado rs-1 and ibasso amp. So I started out with a used ibasso d1 and some ultrasone hi-fi 700s. I don't know why I bought those hi-fi 700's. Got caught up in the hype I guess. Recently I purchased a little dot mk3 and some grado 225i's and a CLAS, to go with a JDS labs 451, another amp I got used. Also some beyer dt-1350's for a portable setup I saw at Leo's before it went bye bye. I am now lusting after the new CLAS Theron. I am looking foreword to getting something a little more exotic to listen to. Hope to meet up soon.
73's
Brian
P.S. I am single
post #86 of 119
Sorry iphone
post #87 of 119
Hi all,

Thanks for inviting me. I've been taking some time off Head-Fi, but it feels like it's time to dip back in.

I'm Renee Perry, my day job is as the operations director for a small non-profit that started out in the Bay Area, but now has staff scattered around the country. I have a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology. Getting it seemed like a good idea at the time, but that was a long, long time ago.

I have a modest collection of headphones. After a lot of experimentation, in-ears are my preferred for listening to music and over ears for tv or movie viewing. (I probably need to check to see that my profile is still accurate.)

Music has always been more important to me than gear, but I have learned a lot from people on HF.

What can I say? It's nice to be back.
post #88 of 119
^Hi Renee!! Nice to see you...Evolutionary Biology? Fantastic. We have more than gear to talk about next time. tongue.gif. Welcome back!
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post #89 of 119
Hi guys. Thanks for the invite. Thought I'd introduce myself to the group. I'm relatively new to headphone audio and am beginning to piecemeal my system together and am learning a lot. That said I am by no means a new audiophile and I can blame my father for that. He is a writer for Dagogo so I have had quite a lot of opportunities to hear some kickass music. I met some of you at CAS and look forward to seeing you guys and meeting others at RMAF.
post #90 of 119
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post
 

 

Would it be Soundscape?  I've been there serval times.  Marc is a really cool guy.

 

You've been to Soundscape Michael!!!!

 

Seriously!

YES it is Soundscape I'm talking about.  I actually worked for Marc for a few years when we first moved

out to NorCal from NY!  I had never worked in HiFi retail before, just the HiFi press.  I told him I didn't know

"how to be a salesman" and he gave me some great advice that enabled me to kick some serious ass there.

He said "I didn't hire you to be a f____in salesman, just be yourself." "You love this stuff, you know about it,

and you like to talk, you'll do great."  IT WORKED!  LOL

 

Yeah Marc can be a nice guy, but he spends too much time being an old crabby man.  But I am VERY pleased to hear you say that without knowing my connection to 

Soundscape!  Most people who talk about Marc unfortunately (because he lacks certain filters) talk about him being a bit of a tool.  But he's my friend and I've learned

alot from him about the business end of this CRAZY industry.

 

That's WILD.  You drove up to Santa Rosa from the East Bay?

I make that drive every now and then to see my brother in Antioch - we're kickin' it SOON.

 

Welcome to all the new members here.  Is there another Bay Area group too?  I know it sounds like a silly question, but I thought there were regular meets up here.

Am I off there??

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