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BTW:  There is a Meet in San Diego Saturday November 2nd.

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BTW:  There is a Meet in San Diego Saturday November 2nd.

 

Thanks sceleratus!  I've added it to the group sticky.  smile.gif

post #33 of 127
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Thanks sceleratus!  I've added it to the group sticky.  smile.gif

I think they were worried there wouldn't be a lot of participation.

This should change that.

 

Couldn't think of a better city to spend a Sat.  Drop the wife and kids at the zoo or Sea World.... do the HP thing... get diner in Old Town or the Gas Lamp District.

post #34 of 127

Hey Folks, I’m Russ.  To be honest, I’m more of a hi-fi guy than a head-fi’er.  But hanging out with guys like Mike Mercer, Warren Chi, and John Williams continues to suck me into the swirling vortex of headphones… and head-fi. 

 

My background? Lifelong resident of Huntington Beach/Westminster.  Professionally, I am a Compensation Consultant for the Auto Club of Southern California. Been into music and hi-fi since Jr. High (nearly 40 years ago, Yikes!).  I completed a recording engineering program while in college and have done concert sound mixing off and on for over 30 years.  My present headphone world revolves around a FIIO E10/Pioneer SE-A1000 rig at the office, mixing through phones at live gigs, and giving cheap Monoprice DJ phones and IEMs to my two high school age boys so I don’t have to listen to their crap.

 

In the hi-fi world I’m a format-agnostic Zu audio disciple who runs with the LA/OC Audio Society crowd.  I play vinyl, every silver disc from CD to BluRay, and all music file formats including DSD.  I’m also into multi-channel music big time and work with a handful of others to bring hi-rez multi-channel playback to the music server environment. 

post #35 of 127
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Thanks sceleratus!  I've added it to the group sticky.  smile.gif

 

I think they were worried there wouldn't be a lot of participation.

This should change that.

 

Couldn't think of a better city to spend a Sat.  Drop the wife and kids at the zoo or Sea World.... do the HP thing... get diner in Old Town or the Gas Lamp District.

 

I've added a link to my signature as well.  Hope that helps!  I'll make a little avatar for you guys soon, those things work!  Or at least, I'd like to think they do.  redface.gif  Gotta tell ya, as hot as it is up in L.A. today, I wouldn't mind hanging out at the cove instead.

 

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Hey Folks, I’m Russ.

 

Hi Russ!  Good to see ya here!  smile.gif  Saturday's gonna be FUN!

post #36 of 127

Warren, I'll build out an adaptor for the balanced K701s and bring it tomorrow.

 

I'm doing something fun tonight.  A friend of mine who just finished high school recorded an album with his friend.  He's bringing his macbook over tonight and we're going to start mixing the tunes on the big rig. Yes, we'll mix on both speakers and cans.  We'll probably use Mad Dogs and Pioneer SA-E1000s driven off the Benchmark DAC.

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Warren, I'll build out an adaptor for the balanced K701s and bring it tomorrow.

 

I'm doing something fun tonight.  A friend of mine who just finished high school recorded an album with his friend.  He's bringing his macbook over tonight and we're going to start mixing the tunes on the big rig. Yes, we'll mix on both speakers and cans.  We'll probably use Mad Dogs and Pioneer SA-E1000s driven off the Benchmark DAC.

 

Oh cool, I haven't talked to Drew yet so that would definitely help a bunch!

 

You know what I get to do tonight?  WORK!  biggrin.gif  frown.gif

post #38 of 127
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Oh cool, I haven't talked to Drew yet so that would definitely help a bunch!

You know what I get to do tonight?  WORK!  biggrin.gif   frown.gif

That's what you get from attending every meet in the western USA. smily_headphones1.gif

That said, I have to do some work over the weekend as well. Not optimal, but overtime never hurts.
post #39 of 127

So...

I started thinking about what got me into headphones...

 

My first experience was many years ago, I was but a pup, a friend threw a set of Koss Pro 4A's on my head (well, that is what I remember them being...), and played CSN's Wooden Ships. What he played it on was a reel-to-reel, and though I can't remember what the amplification was, I can tell you that I was blown away. I'd never heard sonics like that. I sat there, completely mesmerized by the lifelike and powerful sound. I was almost hooked.

 

My second awakening was in a dorm in college. Another friend... also with Koss Pro 4A's (hmmm....) put on some live Doors. I've never heard a concert sound so amazingly lifelike. The audience was palpable and the vocals were just stunning. Everything about that experience made me feel as if I was at that concert.

 

And that was it. I was hooked on Headphonics.

 

Just a little reminiscing...

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So...

I started thinking about what got me into headphones...

 

My first experience was many years ago, I was but a pup, a friend threw a set of Koss Pro 4A's on my head (well, that is what I remember them being...), and played CSN's Wooden Ships. What he played it on was a reel-to-reel, and though I can't remember what the amplification was, I can tell you that I was blown away. I'd never heard sonics like that. I sat there, completely mesmerized by the lifelike and powerful sound. I was almost hooked.

 

My second awakening was in a dorm in college. Another friend... also with Koss Pro 4A's (hmmm....) put on some live Doors. I've never heard a concert sound so amazingly lifelike. The audience was palpable and the vocals were just stunning. Everything about that experience made me feel as if I was at that concert.

 

And that was it. I was hooked on Headphonics.

 

Just a little reminiscing...

HD Tracks CSN  Amazing.

I also pulled it off vinyl.  Amazing.

post #41 of 127

Hi guys, my name's Christopher (or Chris. My family calls me Christopher because there's already a Chris in the family, my friends call me Chris). I've lived in SoCal my whole life, first in Aliso Viejo, now in Mission Viejo. I'm just finishing up my mechanical and materials science engineering double major at UC Irvine and will be going into the field after that. I think it was Skullcandy that first got me into headphones... I got a pair and was disappointed in the way they sounded (they also broke the first day), so I sent them back and actually did my research like I usually do for stuff I buy. I ended up starting with a pair of Grado SR80i's, which is actually how I met one of my best friends. He's a fellow hobbyist with many of the same interests and noticed the headphones in a physics lab. I switch between a few hobbies, never abandoning any of them but going on hiatus from buying new stuff. Right now I'm pretty happy with my Sennheiser HD650's and Swans M200 MKIII's, along with a few other HP's at home. At work or on the go I use Westone 3's. At the moment I'm limiting my spending to watches, but I still use my audio stuff quite a bit and like to keep my ear to the ground for new releases that might get me to change up my collection. And of course I love learning more about the science and engineering behind headphones, and what makes a good headphone.

post #42 of 127
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HD Tracks CSN  Amazing.

I also pulled it off vinyl.  Amazing.

 

Funny... Yes, have both, and find the vinyl (original release) superior.

Sometimes HDTracks 'remasters' (not necessarily their fault) are not as good as I'd expect.

post #43 of 127
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HD Tracks CSN  Amazing.

I also pulled it off vinyl.  Amazing.

Every thrift store had a copy of that in Southern California. Don't know about that fact now though?

post #44 of 127

Hi all,

 

My name is John and I live in Rolling Hills Estates, which is in the South Bay. I've lived in California my life from San Diego to San Luis Obispo , and of course in between. By day I'm a full time Audio Post Production Mixer, specializing in film and television. Prior to that I was a buyer and manager of independent record stores. Obviously I've been an audio addict for a very long time. I got into headphone listening when my son was born. That was 11 years ago, and to this day I still enjoy my phones almost every evening. The speaker rig gets fired up on occasion, but not as much as it should. I've spun everything from vinyl to mini disc, to CD, and now mainly hi-res. downloads.

 

I'm happy to be a part of the So. Cal. community. Unfortunately my busy work schedule keeps me from attending many of the local events. That said, It's nice to see So. Cal. people, young, and old coming out of the wood work.

 

Just picked up the HD Tracks CSN release. Although very good, I don't doubt the vinyl sounds better.
 

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Continuing of the vinyl theme, if I may.
I'm new to digitizing vinyl. My neighbor has an amazing collection and an amazing Linn turntable. He set them up for me to digitize the collection.
I happened to have a MOTU Microbook I bought for my son. I tried Logic Express with it and I didn't like the results so I figured out MOTU AudioDesk and QueFx and I liked the results. Another friend told me to get Crack Repair and that does an amazing job of cleansing the artifacts without effecting the recording. All Mac of course.

I'm curious what methods others are using. I thought my HD Tracks recording were great. These are off the charts. Even old.musties like Hendrix Live at Berkeley.
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