TRex
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TRex

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Andro + iPhone 7 + Olive-Welti 2015 target = fun AF. Mar 27, 2017 at 9:49 PM

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    1. TRex
      TRex
      Andro + iPhone 7 + Olive-Welti 2015 target = fun AF.
    2. TRex
      TRex
      Handing Andro to a non-audiophile with Apple stock Earbuds: he wasn't impressed by Andro ("not much different").
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        That sort of reaction, from people who don't go to concerts (or have never used more accurate gear), is actually quite common.
        Mar 26, 2017 at 10:26 PM
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      3. landroni
        landroni
        After getting the PortaPros it took me almost a week to be confident that what I was hearing was different from the FiiO EX1, and *better*. I'd say we ARE splitting hairs in audiophilia, even with transducers. You really need to be in tune with the nuances to easily discern things. Not unlike art -- If you show a Rembrandt and a da Vinci to a random lambda, what are the chances you'll get a "meh, not much different"?
        Mar 26, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        I know people who swear there is no difference between DVD and Blu-ray in terms of image quality. People perceive things differently and what may be an obvious difference to some is difficult to discern for others. This is where training comes in.
        Mar 27, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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    3. TRex
      TRex
      Third night without Andro & music : 19x restless. The struggle is real.
      1. imackler
        imackler
        But why no Andro?
        Mar 22, 2017
      2. TRex
        TRex
        Left it at friend's house....
        Mar 22, 2017
    4. TRex
      TRex
      Anyone wears Fitbit tracker?
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I own the Withings scale and an iPhone. I don't really worry about tracking steps since most of my miles are on the treadmill.
        Mar 20, 2017
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I have a Xiaomi Mi Band. Nice and cheap. The battery lasts for over a month on a full charge and does sleep tracking.
        Mar 20, 2017
      4. aufmerksam
        aufmerksam
        I use a garmin fr230. Its great. 2-4 week battery life (depending on how often I use GPS), actual notifications that work, sleep tracking, daily steps as well as run/bike/swim support if you ever need it, and decent web / phone interface. Also, looks and performs just fine as an actual watch with always-on screen. Also, WATERPROOF. /garmingush
        Mar 21, 2017
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    5. TRex
      TRex
      First time seeing Ansel Adams prints in real life. I cried.
      1. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        The first time a saw a whole exhibition of E. Weston prints IRL was stunning. I literally walked out of the gallery and sat down stunned for a long time.
        Mar 17, 2017
      2. TRex
        TRex
        @philipmorgan thematically, James Nachtwey & Ernest Brooks stun me. As excellent as he is, I think Ansel is a master of darkroom and camera (technicals). The tone of his prints sets himself apart.
        Mar 17, 2017
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    6. TRex
      TRex
      Sorry, Hifiman. That thing should be named SAMSARA, not SUSVARA.
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      3. chakku
        chakku
        Mar 16, 2017
      4. TRex
        TRex
        @Torq yes, and they even literally wrote that Edition 6 is dead. LOL

        @Mystic I'd bet my money Samsung is less helpless than HFm despite fiery Note 7.
        Mar 16, 2017
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    7. TRex
      TRex
      64audio tia fourté first impression by a HFer: "strongly elevated bass". For over 3k dough. Another LOL.
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      2. TRex
        TRex
        @Kunlun elaborate? Tia is armature, right?
        Mar 14, 2017
      3. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        Maybe I have model mistaken, but I believe the tia is a hybrid.
        Mar 14, 2017
      4. TRex
        TRex
        http://www.64audio.com/technology/tia

        "The tia driver is an open balanced armature speaker design"
        Does opening the case make it dynamic or work like dynamic? I'm not an expert on this.
        Mar 14, 2017
    8. Merrick
      Merrick
      As a follow up to the closed Andro wanted thread, I did a close inspection of mine and did find two minute paint chips on the right IEM. It's not something I ever would have noticed unless I were looking for it specifically.
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      2. TRex
        TRex
        How do you keep your Andros? I babysit them as much as I can & still get small chips along the edges.

        Nonetheless, I won't sell them. Probably only for a return tickets to real Andromeda.
        Mar 14, 2017
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Basically they go from the case to my ears or my ears to the case. I'm not intentionally trying to Baby them, it's just easier for me to keep track of them if they're always in the case when not in use. Probably the chips are coming from contact between the two ear pieces.
        Mar 14, 2017
    9. TRex
      TRex
      SBAF Time Machine. Awesomesauce. Golden Schlong 2018.
    10. TRex
      TRex
      Big Dick doesn't have dick yet he's dicking around. Triple equivocation - I'm a proud ESL!
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    11. TRex
      TRex
      3 facts: Roses are red, violets are blue, UK music is better than US.
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        America absolutely dominates for jazz, soul/R&B, and hip-hop/rap.
        Mar 7, 2017
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      4. TRex
        TRex
        REM, Santana, Pixies...sure. Personally, I'm not into Beck & Prince (forgive me).

        Agree US dominates jazz, soul, blues...although it wouldn't be possible had slavery wasn't existed. (Could phrase the sentence better)
        Mar 7, 2017
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Most of that music does originate in one form or another from devotionals, which were songs sung by slaves while they worked. So yes, that is correct.
        Mar 7, 2017
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    12. TRex
      TRex
      Almost giving up looking for BA driver/ SS amp that sounds "correct" for classical. Meanwhile, speakers world seems too daunting.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Yeskey ... You made them fit, then? How's Mrs Yeskey?

        For you lucky Yanks (especially the ones with big desks), Massdrop has a great price on the LSR308s *just for a few days.*

        Don't forget to buy *two!*
        Mar 6, 2017
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      3. Yeskey
        Yeskey
        Life is good.
        Mar 6, 2017
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      4. TRex
        TRex
        OSMT is high on my list, but amp requirement is kinda steep for a first timer. Or waiting for Schiit Vidar.

        JBL LSRs seems great. How better is 308 compared to 305?
        Mar 6, 2017
    13. TRex
      TRex
      Tuned EQ to compensate iPhone 7 low OI-to-Andro, then tried Diffuse Field and Olive-Welti target. Definitely prefer Olive-Welti.
    14. TRex
      TRex
      Apple Lighting-3.5mm dongle/Andro + classical = something is off. More because of the DAC.
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      2. TRex
        TRex
        Sounds like treble filter is applied to all frequencies (even bass sounds a bit bright/cold). Although brass don't kill others, it's much thicker & a bit forward.
        Mar 3, 2017
    15. TRex
      TRex
      Reading too many Uber scandal confessions & articles: can't help myself thinking rich men are dominant lumberjacks with kinks.
    16. TRex
      TRex
      $10 Apple dongle can hold a candle against Sony WM1A. The most noticeable difference is the dongle sounds more "raw" while WM1A is organic.
      1. TRex
        TRex
        Waiting for @Torq DAP comparo. 110% sure his ears are better.
        Feb 28, 2017
    17. TRex
      TRex
      Choosing audio gear is difficult? Try Oral B vs Sonicare.
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      3. TRex
        TRex
        Yep, FP is the most suitable for my coffee preference (South East Asia coffee).

        That and sugar-rich Frappuccino. Even regular drinks aren't good anymore since they decided to use less coffee for the sake of profit.
        Feb 28, 2017
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Oral B all day long. Use the device that is shaped like the one at the dentist.
        Feb 28, 2017
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      5. aufmerksam
        aufmerksam
        Another vote for Oral B. I used sonicare for many years, and then switched to oral b maybe 6 years ago. Magical technologies aside, my teeth are more consistently plaque free and clean feeling with 2 minutes with Oral B, than they ever were with Sonicare.

        To stir up further controversy: flat white! less milk, less foam, more delicious. Also, duct tape is almost always more useful than string.
        Feb 28, 2017
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    18. TRex
      TRex
      Paired with Apple Lightning-3.5mm adapter, Andro is nearing Vega in term of bass. A bit too much for me, but I admit it is fun. Thum thump!
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        My issue is that when Andro pumps up the bass, it takes on a hollow quality for me.
        Feb 27, 2017
      2. TRex
        TRex
        Indeed. BA bass, no matter how good it is.
        Feb 27, 2017
    19. TRex
      TRex
      Chord Poly (streaming module for Mojo) costs $630... Backslash time. Chord needs to wake up.
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      2. TRex
        TRex
        I don't visit the Mojo thread anymore, but the hypetrain looks fading by the fact that many Mojos classifieds.
        Feb 25, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah there were a lot of dissenters at HF thread about the Poly and a lot of defensive convo there from Chord.
        Feb 25, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        It would be funny if there was a full-on revolt, like the Hifiman thing.. I think John Franks wigging out would be even more hilarious than usual.
        Feb 25, 2017
    20. TRex
      TRex
      Done with @Bill-P Andro foam mod. Impression will follow.
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      2. imackler
        imackler
        It takes brave men to mod $1000 iems.
        Feb 24, 2017
      3. TRex
        TRex
        I spoke to him. The mod is easily reversible.
        Feb 24, 2017
      4. imackler
        imackler
        But you don't know how brave that still makes you... Or at least how much of a chicken I am.
        Feb 24, 2017
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