Testing audiophile claims and myths
May 16, 2015 at 7:22 PM Post #5,866 of 14,792

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Under the category of devil made me do it. This post from the Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread.
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/766347/schiit-yggdrasil-impressions-thread/45#post_11607771
He should have moved the post over here.  I'm sure there'd be someone here that might have something to say.
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May 16, 2015 at 7:26 PM Post #5,867 of 14,792

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  I admit, that is cute.  Those look like bear earphones to me alright.  I had a great head shot of a koala that I took near Adelaide that was priceless.  The forum took it down for some reason some time ago and i never put it back up.  If I can't dig it out of historical photos, I'll borrow yours.


this one?
 

 
May 16, 2015 at 7:29 PM Post #5,868 of 14,792

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  Under the category of devil made me do it. This post from the Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread.

 
Kind of like shooting fish in a barrel though...
 

 
May 16, 2015 at 7:47 PM Post #5,869 of 14,792

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Both posts are priceless.  I love the bear.  Mine was, however, a real Koala.  Of course they are not really bears, but never mind that.
 
The fish barrel really made me laugh.  I'm tempted to write in and ask him what cables, powercords, fuses, etc he is using since I am not getting the same results.  That whole thread is all about how long it takes to really break one in -- hundreds off hours.  And of course that you should never turn it off because it takes hours if not days to warm up and come to equilibrium.   I suppose there is some truth to needing  time to warm up and just leaving it on being better.
 
Oh yeah, the devil is restless today.
 
May 16, 2015 at 10:36 PM Post #5,870 of 14,792

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  Under the category of devil made me do it. This post from the Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread.
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/766347/schiit-yggdrasil-impressions-thread/45#post_11607771
He should have moved the post over here.  I'm sure there'd be someone here that might have something to say.
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 we need psychology webinars for audiophiles, some clearly missed out on the all "I'm a human being" thing.
 
May 16, 2015 at 10:58 PM Post #5,872 of 14,792

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We should study it at a distance, like other communicable diseases!
 
May 17, 2015 at 12:45 AM Post #5,874 of 14,792

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That said it is sometimes hard not to make fun of something you think is really silly or which deserves a good chiding.  We've all done it.  And we have all bitten our tongues when cables, power cords, and magic fog lifters are discussed.  Some personal stuff is inevitable; it's how we talk to one another.  Some of it is even meant in a friendly way--at least I tease and poke fun at my friends from time to time.  If you're my friend it's best not to be too sensitive.


There is quite a significant difference, though, between attacking someone's beliefs and ideas about audio, versus changing the conversation to make it about another poster. One can often be an appropriate line of discussion in an audio forum; one almost never is.
 
May 17, 2015 at 3:01 AM Post #5,876 of 14,792

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  Agreed.  I put that under my being hurtful is never appropriate.

Attack the idea, not the person. Unfortunately, some people confuse the two and take offense, while others misunderstand the two and attack the person. 
 
May 17, 2015 at 3:41 AM Post #5,877 of 14,792

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  What is your field of study? You must be an acoustic or electrical engineer, yes? It would be hilarious if you weren't.


I work with artists!
 
May 17, 2015 at 9:42 AM Post #5,878 of 14,792

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  Under the category of devil made me do it. This post from the Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread.
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/766347/schiit-yggdrasil-impressions-thread/45#post_11607771
He should have moved the post over here.  I'm sure there'd be someone here that might have something to say.
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We have a new technical term, "Bass Grunt." Where do they come up with this BS? 
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May 17, 2015 at 9:59 AM Post #5,879 of 14,792

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Here's another example of an overactive audiophile imagination at work. I fail to understand how people actually believe they are hearing this. I don't think for the most part that they are purposefully imagining this.Or at least I hope not. But challenge this and they attack like a pack of dogs. I feel sorry for the innocent newbie that is easily influenced due to naivety and mob based suggestion.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/711824/hifiman-he-560-impressions-discussion-thread/13065#post_11609354
 

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