chakku
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chakku

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Genelec M040s ordered - managed to snatch the last two since they're discontinued now woohoo Dec 11, 2019

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Oct 29, 2020 at 6:18 PM
    1. chakku
      chakku
      Ordered some cork sheets, this will be interesting.
    2. chakku
      chakku
      1. chakku
        chakku
        Company car. I'll be in a neck brace for a week because of whiplash but other than that I seem to be fine. Welcome back by the way!
        Feb 18, 2016
      2. BioniclePhile
        BioniclePhile
        Looks more like you were lucky they put the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car! :p
        Feb 18, 2016
    3. chakku
      chakku
      TIL HD800/S are incompatible with neck braces!
      1. Dr. Higgs and SKiring like this.
    4. chakku
      chakku
      In a neck brace for a week following a collision with a power pole.. Holden Colorados and wet roads are not a good mix.
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      2. SKiring
        SKiring
        Get well soon mate.
        Feb 17, 2016
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      3. Colgin
        Colgin
        Get well soon.
        Feb 17, 2016
        chakku, SKiring and Tuco1965 like this.
      4. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        If you think chakku looks roughed up, mate, you should see the power pole that picked a fight with him!
        Feb 17, 2016
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    5. chakku
      chakku
      Interesting that the HD800S is $2599 in Australia and $2199 in NZ..
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      2. Rotijon
        Rotijon
        Hmm thats pretty close to Jan Meir's price, hes asking for 1,386. Including shipping.
        Feb 6, 2016
      3. Olor1n
        Olor1n
        Hard to support Aussie retailers with such a margin against overseas sources.
        Feb 6, 2016
      4. kapanak
        kapanak
        It's all the shipping, taxes, duties, tariffs, etc. Likely, whatever you purchase, if bought overseas, and if it is shipped to you and has a price on it, you'll end up paying the same as the Aussie retailer after all that is added on upon import. It's much the same for us in Canada.
        Feb 6, 2016
    6. chakku
    7. chakku
      chakku
      Put on my DT880 for the first time in a week. Immediately felt the dust cover pushing on my ears. Spoiled by deep cups and large pads now...
    8. chakku
      chakku
      After a few days of listening I think I can safely say the LSR305 deserve an asking price of $1600/pair while the HD800S should cost $300.
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      2. imackler
        imackler
        I can come up with $300 to take the HD800S off your hands. You know, just so you don't feel like you're overcharging.
        Jan 15, 2016
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      3. chakku
        chakku
        Heh, nice try
        Jan 15, 2016
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      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        $301!
        Jan 15, 2016
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    9. chakku
      chakku
      Why are these pads impossible to put back on?
    10. chakku
      chakku
      Package arrived in the country, just one or two days left! Wish it were closer to the weekend already.
    11. chakku
      chakku
      1. chakku
        chakku
        The local tracking site here also updated to the same status but the date changed to today.. I hope they didn't somehow wrongly scan it a week ago and have only actually sent it today, that would be unfortunate.
        Jan 7, 2016
    12. chakku
      chakku
      Phew, I would have been tempted to get that Dell UP3017Q later in the year but that $4,999 pricetag sure saved my wallet a few notes.
    13. chakku
      chakku
      9PM Sydney fireworks were actually pretty impressive can't wait to see the main event. Happy New Year everybody!
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      2. jowls
        jowls
        I thought you were a kiwi? I took my kids to see them too, but I'm back home and in bed before midnight ;) Enjoy!
        Dec 31, 2015
      3. chakku
        chakku
        Yup I was just watching the stream. For the last 14 years or so I've been in Sydney over New Years break and I've usually watched it while over there.

        PS: Main even DID NOT disappoint! Much better than last years, golden waterfall always amazes me.
        Dec 31, 2015
    14. chakku
      chakku
      My HD800S has been set aside by Jan but unfortunately I can't pay in full until mid-Jan. The anticipation will be the death of me.
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    15. chakku
      chakku
      According to the stores I asked, AUS/NZ getting HD800S stock Q2 earliest? Might have to get them from Jan.
      1. jowls
        jowls
        Jan's pricing works out at approx AUD$1900 delivered
        Dec 26, 2015
      2. chakku
        chakku
        That's including the 6% off, yeah? I think I remember calculating ~$2050NZD which sounds about right.
        Dec 26, 2015
      3. jowls
        jowls
        Yes. Mine should arrive on Tuesday (they almost made it here before Christmas...)
        Dec 27, 2015
    16. chakku
      chakku
      I wish the knobs on my audio products were as smooth and felt as nice as my kitchen appliances (Like my Breville grinder)
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      3. lm4der
        lm4der
        True, true. Now I'm lusting after a "Breville grinder". No idea what that is, but it sure sounds promising.
        Dec 25, 2015
      4. chakku
        chakku
        Dec 25, 2015
      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I've found removing knobs and plasti dipping them or coating them with actual soft rubber works quite well.
        Dec 26, 2015
    17. chakku
      chakku
      Do I try get these slightly used HD650s for ~$300NZD (auction ends Sat) or wait to see what the local price of the HD800S is. Decisions..
    18. chakku
      chakku
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        Those are some boosted lows! WTF.
        Dec 3, 2015
      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        Not sure if there is a thread about this - there should be - but I have the feeling boost is desired compared to speakers because of the pressurization/viscerality of speaker bass in room. Just a thought.
        Dec 4, 2015
      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        Actually, it appears this larger study brings things more in line with their loudspeaker findings. http://imgur.com/wsv6eDW Be sure to read the full presentation - they find age and level of experience are significant contributing factors. And there was no loudness control, so they wonder if some might have boosted bass and treble just to make the music louder.
        Dec 4, 2015
    19. chakku
      chakku
      1. drfindley
        drfindley
        Jude introduces headphone measurements!
        Dec 2, 2015
      2. briskly
        briskly
        It's mostly an overview of measurement tools and problems. Looks like a primer for measurement issues, like the sort of thing that could fit in a thread.
        Dec 2, 2015
    20. chakku
      chakku
      Oh hey Benchmark arrived
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Just sent you a PM about it.
        Mar 31, 2016
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://airi.su
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Gear List:
    Source:
    Benchmark DAC2 HGC

    Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD6XXK

    Speakers:
    Genelec M040
    "If you're conscious you must be depressed... Or at least cynical"