Josh83
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Josh83

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Went into the bathroom today, and some guy in the stall was listening to music on his phone and singing along while shitting. It was hell. Apr 10, 2019

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Apr 25, 2019 at 10:37 PM
    1. Josh83
      Josh83
      Went into the bathroom today, and some guy in the stall was listening to music on his phone and singing along while shitting. It was hell.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Good point.
        Apr 11, 2019
      3. ogodei
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        It was some presumably current, highly Auto Tuned pop song I did not recognize.
        Apr 11, 2019
    2. Josh83
      Josh83
      The Machina Dynamica link from the latest How to Win Friends entry is truly majestic. I had to idea Coast to Coast AM fans dabbled in audio.
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    3. Josh83
      Josh83
      The recent passing of Ray Sawyer is a good reason to (re)read Okkervil River’s Will Sheff’s essay on Dr. Hook’s ‘74 Musikladen performance.
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    4. Josh83
      Josh83
      For anyone celebrating XMas tomorrow, may you have audio equipment under your tree.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Who needs Christmas lights when the tubes are burning?
        Dec 25, 2018
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    5. Josh83
      Josh83
      I know this has been discussed before, but if you think you have tinnitus, look at your medications (especially antidepressants).
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      3. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        Sorry, but antidepressant usually don cause tinnitus. This is a rare side effect. They could worse the symptoms if the person ALREADY has the tinnitus... Other medication , very common are the cause for tinnitus. (Antibiotics, blood pressure drugs, etc) I do work with psychopharmacology since 1995 and have seen 4 or 5 cases of tinnitus caused by drugs, most of them caused by 2. Generation of anti psychotic
        Dec 23, 2018
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        I didn’t say everyone on antidepressants gets tinnitus. I said people w/tinnitus should check their meds. Even single digit incidence is a lot of people in raw #s, given how many Americans take antidepressants. It definitely was the cause of my tinnitus, and the audiologist I just saw (who specializes in tinnitus) says she sees people all the time who don’t realize their tinnitus is caused by their antidepressant.
        Dec 24, 2018
      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        Unfortunately, the only antidepressant of the six or seven I’ve tried that doesn’t cause tinntus also doesn’t help my nerve pain much, which is why I was taking an antidepressant in the first place.
        Dec 24, 2018
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    6. Josh83
      Josh83
      Only been in hobby for 5 yrs. Humbling to think about how much I’ve learned, how my opinions have changed, & how much gear I’ve gone thru.
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        I thought the Fidelio X2 was my end game at one point.

        /Wrists
        Dec 21, 2018
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        I had much worse takes back in my early days. Besides “endgame,” X2 isn’t an embarrassment. Better bang/buck than a lot of mid-fi non-neutral headphones (definitely than all the Beyers and arguably than Elear, IMO).
        Dec 21, 2018
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      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        The X2 are actuall one of the few I would consider buying again. They are pretty inexpensive secondhand these days.
        Good bass/spaciousness for movies and games.
        Easy to drive and comfy. Works well with boom mic
        Dec 21, 2018
    7. Josh83
      Josh83
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    8. Josh83
      Josh83
      I haven't been a fan of much of their subsequent work, but damn the MFSL CD of August & Everything After is terrific (Yggdrasil > Rag > Atticus).
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Although the 45 RPM Analog remastered vinyl is crazy good too. This is the one album I own in multiple audiophile formats.
        Jul 30, 2018
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    9. Josh83
      Josh83
      I've owned-then-sold five $300-$800 range Planars (Audeze, HFM, Oppo, MrSp). Maybe time to say I don't like planars?
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        The PM-3 is the only headphone I regret selling. It’s not the best at anything but it was extremely comfortable and made very pleasant sounds that I enjoyed.
        Jul 30, 2018
      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        There's a good chance I'll give Garuspik's a chance as my next planar. They're damn sexy, which doesn't hurt their odds.

        Hey @Merrick, have you tried the HP50s? If you liked the PM3s, I think you'd also like the HP50s, which can be had much cheaper (new now for $125ish). A steal, IMO.
        Jul 30, 2018
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        @Josh83 I haven’t tried those, but I remember them being mentioned in the discussions about budget planars. Not sure I need them now, my longing for the PM-3 is more emotional than out of an actual need for them.
        Jul 30, 2018
    10. Josh83
      Josh83
      My new t-shirt sez “I’m anti-treble spike, and I vote.”
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      2. jowls
        jowls
        Contrary to what you may have seen on FB/twitter/etc, not all treble spikes are (ear) rapists.
        Jul 7, 2018
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      3. bazelio
        bazelio
        @Hands is that you? Oops, no... He said "spike".
        Jul 7, 2018
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    11. Josh83
      Josh83
      A few days into my relationship with the ZMF Atticus, and I’m already quite certain it will be a committed relationship.
    12. Josh83
      Josh83
      Wow! I’m a friend now?! I’d like to thank my manager, my family, and my producer, Jon Brion.
    13. Josh83
      Josh83
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    14. Josh83
      Josh83
      1. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Paywalls should die.
        Apr 19, 2018
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      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        The TLDR is that companies are using services that automatically cancel orders deemed likely of being fraud. The example in the story was a dad who bought headphones from Audeze for his son, only to find out many days later that his order had been canceled because he'd opted for fast shipping, which had trigger the fraud service to cancel it.
        Apr 19, 2018
    15. Josh83
      Josh83
      I’ve been on a low dose of a tricyclic for years due to a back fracture. Two weeks off and my mild tinnitus is almost gone! Wow!
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      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        As an update, what’s odd is that the *volume* is clearly lower. But since the tone has also changed, it’s somewhat more noticeable right now. I’m hoping that will change as my brain gets used to it. Plus, I’m going to have to try a new medication for my back, since that’s never going away. TLDR, anyone taking medication that messes with neurotransmitters should pay attention to how it affects your hearing.
        Apr 19, 2018
    16. Josh83
      Josh83
      Has anyone experienced closed headphones making your ears feel congested after long use? I swear EL-8s Titaniums are doing this to me.
      1. TwoEars
        TwoEars
        Nearly all closed headphones get a little hot after a while, just one their things.
        Apr 6, 2018
      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        I’m used to hot. But these EL8Ts create some kind of suction, at least on my head, that actually makes my ears pop when swallowing after wearing them for a while. Weird.
        Apr 6, 2018
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        The AFO does this to me sometimes, and it's an open headphone. The suction-type seal is the reason, I think.
        Apr 6, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    February 2
    Location:
    Charlottesville
    Occupation:
    Nerd
    Gear List:
    Yggdrasil > Rag > Whatever speakers/cans I’m using at the moment