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    anyone here sick?

    If you think that's annoying, then you'll appreciate the reluctance with which I postponed my WTC Health Program appointment this morning. "Sorry, I can't be screened for strange but strangely prevalent cancers because I'd be risking exposure to a strange but strangely ubiquitous respiratory...
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    V-MODA M-100: Discussion/Feedback, Reviews, Pics, etc.

    A toothy critter appears to have gnawed one of the earpads on my OG M-100s. My desk looks like a crime scene. You can even see the stuffing. This is especially disturbing because I myself have not adopted a toothy critter. Swerves me reich, I sup hose, for not keeping my Ms in the case. Now to...
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    Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 IEM

    I'm interested in the EDC3s, but will they sound better than the corpse of my late uncle? I realize that IEMs will be more portable on subway rides than Uncle Antonio, but how will the signature differ? I listen primarily to Mexican funeral marches and my favorite band is Wolves of the Sierra...
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    I Find This Distressing

    "My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly mercilessly I limit my field of action lash my aching auricles and the more I surround myself gore my ossicles with obstacles serrated highs. Whatever diminishes constraint breathless agony diminishes constraint...
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    I Find This Distressing

    Understood, but you don't have to ken me personally to glean context. Someone who's acquainted with mildly esoteric kit creators and a frequently cited critic who characterizes himself as an audiophile probably has a history with the term even if that person is a stranger to you -- especially if...
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    I Find This Distressing

    Thanks for the lesson in common suffixes! Since I edit books and magazines for a living these years, I had no idea what -phile could possibly mean! Question, Muinarc: Do you make a distinction between a joke and a serious objection? If so, are you familiar with rhetorical forms that seem to be...
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    iFi Driver Software: Benevolent or Malish?

    Thanks for the validation. Has anyone else checked the .exe file using Essentials? After I visit the Woundos machine at my grillfiend's place, I'll open a ticket if I get the same result. If not, I'll do my best to alert iFi to the issue. It would be nice if I were able to use my iDSD at work...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Did you succumb to that deal or resist it, Mr. Blue Rando à la Terco? I'm still debating with my various selves whether to partake because I'm unfamiliar with Buydig. I noticed sixty-three complaints lodged with the Bitter Bassinet Burro over a ten-year period; beyond that, I don't know mush...
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    Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova

    Currently, Noble Audio is flaunting a good deal on a collaborative version of the Kaiser 10, but the depressing thing is this: I don't give two malamutes' morphologies about it! Though the MD x Noble collaboration looks tremends, I only have one question: When the schnell will the Andromeda...
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    iFi Audio Nano iDSD discussion + impression

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    iFi Audio Nano iDSD discussion + impression

    Thanks for the vigorous response. Normally, site updates don't take over a week, hence my question posed to the at public large. Hey, there, large public at. It's a diagnostic question, which I hope didn't appear to be an impatient expostulation. Fellow Trilobite Lodge members will attest to...
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    Sony MDR-V6 vs. MDR-7506. There is a difference in sound. *** Pictures too ***

      East Coast veteran studio voles I've toiled with attribute the ubiquity of NS-10Ms to Bobby Clearmountain. Once revered for his impossibly successful mixes, he used to heft his own pair of speaks to every room he worked. Eventually, studio owners aped his taste and he was able to leave said...
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    Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova

    As someone else on this thread wrote earlier, listening to a product's performance is far more important than reading a graph of its frequency emphasis. If that weren't true, then why would a company that created Jupiters and Andromae bother to create Orions or Novas at all?
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    Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova

    My apologies, audionewbi; I was only trying to help.   Provisional writing can be effective as a reflection of the process of thought. However, I also believe it's important to respect the reader as much as the integrity of the provisional. It's worth the effort to pause for a moment and...
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    Campfire Audio - Introducing 2 new models Hello Andromeda and Nova

      Quote: This might be what audionewbi wanted to say:   "What got me interested in ALO Audio was the attractiveness of its products, the sales on its official site, and ALO Audio's products and sale prices versus those of the so-called competition. There is no doubt in my mind that the...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    For those who can never quite decide to get them until it's too late, the Sennheiser HD600 and 650 are on sale again at Adorama. If you slapped your forehead a few times last week, take comfort in the few dollars less that your Special Procrastinator's Editions will cost.   HD600 for $239 with...
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    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

      I appreciate your Hermes-swift reply!   As a maker of portable amp/DACs that you hope will satisfy the widest array of users possible, I'm sure you must have puzzled over the differences between DACs that can render audio from any Android device and those that are limited only to USB Audio...
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    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

    Ditto -- and the odd thing about it is this: The OPO's software was designed with external DACs in mind.  Cyanogenmod progenitor Steve Kondik is a huge supporter of external DACs and tries to ensure that his software will work -- with the widest array possible -- literally out of the box.   ...
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    Official New York Spring Meet Sat May 2nd 2015

    Meeting or revival (in/through both senses)? You decide.   One of the joys of becoming irrelevant is that the intensity of personal experience is no longer merely protected by anonymity.    Eventually, you become as enrobed in obscurity as a lop is wadded in flocculence: lushly hushed.   I...
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    The Lambert "Play It By Ear" Headphone Amplifier - (DG Review) + Impressions Thread

      Thanks, DSG, for a review that is not only helpful but written with such stupefying competence that you've used hyphens only where compound adjectives demanded them.  Sometimes even the most experienced hobbyists conflate than for then while offering hard-won insights.  You've gone beyond...
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    Official NYC Metro Area "Headphonatics Anonymous" Fall Meet - November 15th - Stamford Sheraton - Stamford, CT

    I'm toying with showing up for this -- particularly if transpo requires taking the Metro North, a shuttle and nothing else.  If I do visit, I won't be using the pseudonym "Agrippa Flail."
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    OnePlus One

    Quote:   This is all useful information, worminator; thanks for posting about the DAC/Amp I'd been considering as a next purchase.  I'll add your findings to the DAC list on XDA before or over the weekend.     I appreciate your letting me ken, cattlethief.  I'll revise that entry on...
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    OnePlus One

      Done, and thanks.  Your findings are listed here.
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    OnePlus One

    You no longer have to worry about receiving an invitation.  You'll be able to preorder an OPO later this month:   http://gizmodo.com/youll-finally-be-able-to-pre-order-the-oneplus-one-next-1636420439   So far, my OPO has offered the easiest DAC setup and switching of any smartphone I've ever...
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    Cypher Labs new variant : Picollo DAC

    I'm curious to know why CL chose the Texas Instruments DAC chip. I'd also like to know whether CL has any plans to release a portable DSD DAC for sources like the LG G3.   Also: Did Ken Ball have anything to do with the design of the artwork on the enclosure?
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