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  1. Erroneous
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  2. Lyander
    Unsubtle stereo mixes (e.g. Beatles Revolver) are so much weirder on IEMs than headphones. It's just a lot more discomfiting. Shudder.
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    2. ergopower
      For me, listening to speakers is way worse than either. I have a lot of WTF moments from pop music of that era, but plenty of later stuff also.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 10:56 AM
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    3. Lyander
      Haha will report back after getting to try em on some nice speakers, but based on memory the $50 (I think?) active bookshelf ones I have/had were less uncanny since I could at least localise them in "real" space, not have one ear completely missing out etc.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 11:46 AM
    4. Gazny
      Yea, its pretty much mono masters, or mono settings
      Aug 13, 2022 at 12:39 PM
  3. zottel
    Refurnished my attic due to home office needs. Side effect: I now have a much better place for my Dynaudio Music 5. And it sounds SO good!
  4. luckybaer
    I don't like the Federation in the Star Trek universe - starting with The Next Generation. And I am a fan of all series through Voyager.
    1. SoupRKnowva
      voyager was after TNG though
      Aug 13, 2022 at 7:40 AM
    2. Kunlun
      DS9 has some great takes on the Federation, particularly from Quark.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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    3. luckybaer
      @SoupRKnowva My issues with the Fed started with TNG, but I'm a fan of all from TNG to DS9 to Voyager.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 1:08 PM
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  5. insidious meme
    insidious meme
    Splitting time between two new headphones. Yikes.
    1. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      Although the still not broken in ETA Mini C shows promise thru the High Z output of the SW51+.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 11:06 PM
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  6. rhythmdevils
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    2. rhythmdevils
      I think I lost 3 KHz of hearing listening to them all night.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 7:25 AM
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    3. Vansen
      I don’t need a new CIEM since mine died. Please tell me these sound horrible.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 7:50 AM
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    4. rhythmdevils
      They definitely do not sound horrible sorry ;)
      Aug 13, 2022 at 8:11 AM
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  7. Merrick
    Congratulations...this is your Haitian divorce!
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    3. Vansen
      And here I am spinning Can’t Buy a Thrill in the corner all alone. jkjk… love it all.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:42 PM
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    4. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      Aja was one of the first pieces of vinyl I bought. Has sentimental value but also a great album. Hell, even the Fagan solo stuff is good although I haven't heard his last one.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 8:43 PM
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  8. Biodegraded
    6N23P-EV in Vali 2: well hellooo, bass.
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    2. roshambo123
      You using a Voskhod or Reflector? Also, does it have the weird Russian timbre?
      Aug 12, 2022 at 6:24 PM
    3. Biodegraded
      1975 Reflector. Not familiar with the "weird Russian timbre"; maybe sounds a little off in some indefinable way in the mids, or maybe it's just the contrast (more extension at both ends) vs the previous Heerlen A-frame making me think that.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:17 PM
    4. roshambo123
      Yeah, that indefinable off-ness in the mids. I thought some Fotons I tried had a lot of this.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 8:22 PM
  9. lcmusiclover
    Upgraded Auteur inbound ... c'mon FedEx!
  10. neo_the_one
    Wish there would be a ZMF meet in the Seattle area.
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    3. Merrick
      I'm in Portland and depending on timing would happily drive up to Seattle for a meet!
      Aug 12, 2022 at 11:21 AM
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    4. abraxas666
      Went to several meets before the pandemic happened. Not sure if there have been any recently but they get announced in headfi and the facebook group canmeets
      Aug 12, 2022 at 2:49 PM
    5. insidious meme
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:25 PM
  11. ergopower
    Thank you @Biodegraded for the heads-up on the Volumio Primo deal
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    2. ergopower
      Really happy with this purchase - can just use a small Amazon Fire tablet to use Spotify on headphone or stereo rig. And definitely notice better sound than Bluetooth 4.0 which is all my current gear supports. Now have incentive to rip 100+ CDs to FLAC and hang an SSD on it.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 8:26 AM
      Qildail, Gazny, zottel and 1 other person like this.
  12. Scott Kramer
    Scott Kramer
    Other speakers go in, but can’t wait for the Adante’s to go back… they’ve gotta be low key TAD’s. Market rejected them.
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  13. ColdsnapBry
    I think detail retreival is bullshit, I've been up and down headphone offerings and haven't heard anything a KSC75 can't resolve.
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    3. animus
      On the other hand, if I were to introduce counterpoint, then yes, there is very smeary and homogenous sounding gear that can blur voice leading by ruining transient attacks. There are a ton of much more expensive headphones than the KSC75 that are far more guilty of that though :)
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:20 PM
    4. rhythmdevils
      @ColdsnapBry orthos have zero texture? You’ve been listening to some crappy orthos!!! They are full of texture.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:44 PM
    5. rhythmdevils
  14. purr1n
    Don't do drugs and drive.
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    3. roshambo123
      LA doesn't even prosecute petty theft anymore to my knowledge. I had a coworker in Winetka voluntarily pay off his neighbor so they wouldn't rob him. I can understand why Marv left CA.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 9:36 AM
    4. Riotvan
      Why am i not surprised, i mean not like things here are getting better either don’t get me wrong…
      Aug 12, 2022 at 10:17 AM
    5. roughroad
      Anne Heche has passed away.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 12:57 PM
  15. hifiandrun
    First headphone amp combo that truly pull me into the headphone world is the LCD2C and MP LAuX. Which combo popped your headphone cherry?
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    2. rhythmdevils
      Sennheisers. But then a Grado RS-1 which sounded bright as hell to me despite everyone at the time (2004) saying they were neutral. Which led me trying to figure out wtf was going on. Endless sidegrades of horribleness later and I finally found orthos.
      Aug 11, 2022 at 4:13 PM
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    3. hifiandrun
      I had the HD650, then KISS mod, and LCD2C for many years, changed several HP amps, all sounded good. But this combo have me sold. I read the recent combo tread on SBAF, but the combo is so good that I finically understand what the word “synergy” in the headphone domain. Synergy in in speakers systems are bit different, more predictable to me.
      Aug 11, 2022 at 4:15 PM
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  16. Ryu
  17. insidious meme
    insidious meme
    Yeah just call me that head fi troll..
    1. YMO
      I'll troll you first
      Aug 11, 2022 at 10:52 AM
    2. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      Nah I'm boring. You'll get more of an audience over there.
      Aug 11, 2022 at 11:12 AM
    3. YMO
      No you are my OnlyFans
      Aug 11, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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  18. thegunner100
    Advertising for NY Mini Meet, Sept 24 or 25. See the NY thread if interested!
  19. luckybaer
    I gave up trying to print labels. My handwriting is good, so I’m using fine tip sharpies on white labels. So far, so good.
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  20. loadexfa
    As a counter to my complaint about an eBay buyer, dealing with UPS losing Tchoupitoulas's package has been a dream!
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    2. Tchoupitoulas
      Thank you, you're too kind. If anything, your posts here speak to how great a member of this community you are.

      I'll gladly add my voice to the chorus of endorsements of you as a seller (in the Pavane FS thread). loadexfa has gone above and beyond to help out with this claim and has been a pleasure to correspond with. Thank you.
      Aug 10, 2022 at 6:28 PM
    3. loadexfa
      Your kind words are appreciated. This community is great. <3
      Aug 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM
    4. rhythmdevils
      @Tchoupitoulas is the best! Seriously, one of the highlights of this community.
      Aug 11, 2022 at 10:20 AM
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