Lyander
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Lyander

Official SBAF Equitable Empathizer, Male, 29, from Pasig, Philippines

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Plans to reorganise desk thwarted cuz I forgot the Modi 3+ doesn't use USB Type-C. Well I'm dumb. Nov 30, 2022 at 1:15 AM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      Plans to reorganise desk thwarted cuz I forgot the Modi 3+ doesn't use USB Type-C. Well I'm dumb.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Dare you to run one with your main DAC and not feel the need to swap the cable back out @gixxerwimp :P
        Dec 1, 2022 at 9:18 PM
      4. joch
        joch
        Garbage in, garbage out :P ...but then, I prefer SPDIF. Most PCs are noisy as heck.
        Dec 1, 2022 at 10:24 PM
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I don't use USB for audio :P
        Dec 1, 2022 at 10:31 PM
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    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Never heard of this dude before but an Aussie YouTuber who investigates corrupt govt officials got his house firebombed. Stoic legend.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Nov 26, 2022 at 6:36 PM
      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Damn he pissed someone off, must be on the right track.
        Nov 26, 2022 at 6:42 PM
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Jinxy245 nah probably just a freak accident of some sort. Those incendiaries falling out of the sky and all that, tis the season.
        Nov 26, 2022 at 9:31 PM
    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Not sure if the GPU mess last year fried my nerves but ordering a Piety was an... exhilarating experience haha
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    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      Got to spend a few hours at a friend's place with em; even out of what most would consider middling gear, the OG Focal Utopia is excellent.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        In the bedroom?
        Nov 18, 2022
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yup, might have to double check how well it does on the toilet for you though, @YMO :P
        Nov 18, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Chest hair inspection before you get the job.
        Nov 18, 2022
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      Been a while since the last flood. Fun times. PSA to stock up on insecticide cuz mosquitoes don't mess around
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Stay safe and vanquish the mosquitoes.
        Oct 29, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Monsoon due to arrive. Serious rain over next few days.

        Or a damp squid. Time will tell...


        (OK, yes, I guess it is squib. Habits of a lifetime die hard.)
        Oct 30, 2022
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      Going down a Ralph Bakshi rabbit hole, hadn't seen anything other than Cool World prior to now. Wizards (1977) is... huh.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @GoodEnoughGear yeah other than the final fight (which had me chuckling) Wizards was a bit meh overall. Still adored the visuals though, I'm a sucker for that sorta aesthetic apparently.
        Oct 22, 2022
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      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Make sure to include Robert Crumb in your dive.
        Oct 22, 2022
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Sqveak been a fan of his work going back a few years now, can't remember how exactly I went down that route but I think it was when I realised I knew nothing about western comics (compared to manga etc) and went on a binge there haha.
        Oct 22, 2022
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    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      Recent storms reminded me my old power bank was dead, got a 60,000mAh behemoth on sale. This could injure someone. Takes forever to top up.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        No guarantees I'll have toes left after if I do haha
        Oct 1, 2022
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      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        Portable battery and portable self-defense device. Pretty good combo for the price.
        Oct 1, 2022
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The buzz word is "tactical" I believe.
        Oct 1, 2022
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    8. gixxerwimp
      gixxerwimp
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Please stay safe!
        Sep 26, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Update: my area fared really well. Hardly anything other than heavy rains battering some plants and making massive pools of insect breeding ground. Can't say the same for others.
        Sep 26, 2022
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm glad that you are ok. Sympathy to those who are nor. I saw some horrible pictures.
        Sep 27, 2022
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    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      Been singing more lately and other than just being rusty, a lot of problems seem to stem from being disused to going full volume.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "Been singing more lately ... ... ... going full volume"

        So that's what it is!

        Note to self: move further west.

        ;)
        Sep 16, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Could almost pass as a joke. Just about barely :D
        Sep 16, 2022
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        You are *so* kind!

        ;) ;) ;)
        Sep 17, 2022
    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      Writing isn't always conveying, reading isn't always comprehending. Communication is a sharp pain in the lower back.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Forgot: @Deep Funk prose that eloquently and succinctly conveys idea is indeed no different from poetry. Thing is, nuances in bourbon and beer are different; the more delicate notes are obfuscated in the distillation so greater risk of glossing over.
        Aug 26, 2022
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        It was simple disagreement, but presented in a kind of over-the-top way, because of the fear and mistrust caused by HF and the like. That's understandable, though it doesn't excuse any genuine rudeness. And it should, at least, have been balanced with a *mountain* of gratitude.
        Aug 26, 2022
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Language is a virus.
        Aug 26, 2022
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      Welp now RIGHT Solaris channel lost bass. Basically same measurements as previously damaged left channel.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Cryptowolf Thanks. I think I should have thought to really inundate them with silica gel packs but I was panicking the first time this happened. Just incredulous and miffed now. At least the current pair has a nicer voicing. Sigh, I should buy a carton of the stuff.
        Aug 21, 2022
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      3. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        If you have to send them in again, I hope they cut you a break on price.
        Aug 21, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I was given a year's warranty upon pickup but just sending them there will be another $100 or more now. Not even sure if this'll qualify for warranty service at this point, I'm just ashamed.
        Aug 21, 2022
    12. Lyander
      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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      3. joch
        joch
        I'm afraid they're equally weird and discomforting on headphones.
        Aug 14, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha, must have just somehow gotten used to them on the latter over the last few years I guess. That said it's been a long while since i listened to the stereo Revolver mix so that could well just be my sanity kicking in!
        Aug 14, 2022
      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        They didn't really have a pan console to blend between L-R. So all you got was one track L, Mono, or R. Mixing stereo became a new thing and an pan-pot had to be invented. Jimi Hendix did it too for fun blending and panning on Axis and Electric Ladyland. And Brian Wilson hated stereo at first.
        Aug 15, 2022
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      Sometimes the memory of how a song sounded through the speakers on a big-ass CRT TV a decade back beats anything I have on hand atm.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        They had... a certain timbre.

        In the same way one could always tell the light from the TV, shining out through the window, one also always knew that the sound came from one too.
        Aug 9, 2022
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        They did indeed, and seemed to sound best stationed 6ft off the floor with a wall right behind. Not sure why but that was always the case. Might have been a measure against flooding.
        Aug 9, 2022
    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      Anyone in southern Israel here, hope y'all keep safe.
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    15. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Any damage near you?
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Notable shaking that scared the bejeebus out of family but other than that, nothing major. They're growing more frequent lately.
        Aug 1, 2022
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Still, house is old as heck so looking at a fairly steep bill to keep things up to code I guess. She's lasted a few major shakes but a properly massive earthquake would be trouble as expected.
        Aug 1, 2022
    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      Haven't gone swimming in maybe five years. Forgot how much I loved it.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Senorx12562 how big does a landmass have to be before it goes from being an island to... a massive-er landmass? And to be fair I'm a social recluse on the best of days so it oughtn't be THAT surprising :P
        Jul 23, 2022
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        You know I love you right?
        Jul 24, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Likewise K, my sense of humor is just sometimes denser than sedimentary rocks haha
        Jul 24, 2022
    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Any recent ALO Super Litz cables acquired? Noticed they seem to have started adding wires to the earhooks, which is grand.
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      3. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        (Test with a cable you don't care about first?)
        Jul 13, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hah, it's on the list of things to do. I don't have other cables with preform at the moment but I'm reasonably comfortable working with things like this. I'll just make sure to play it conservatively
        Jul 13, 2022
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I've had reasonable success using a hair dryer to relax the curve of the hook on PWaudio cables.
        Jul 13, 2022
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Finally got Solaris (pre-2020) back, replacement pair, and while still burning in: holy crud the mids don't have nasal edge.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        This is mostly going back to early reports of how there was a bit of measured variance in FR. Could just be that my ears have changed since, but regardless of cause I'm enjoying these a heck of a lot more than any other Solaris pair I've gotten ears on to date.
        Jul 7, 2022
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Awesome iems!
        Jul 7, 2022
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @rhythmdevils I got to try the 2020 version back to back and have to agree that while the smaller chassis is appreciated, the voicing isn't as much my cuppa tea haha. Also tried the IER-Z1R for like two minutes and it was likewise pain.
        Jul 8, 2022
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        Do you like it? The "I don't think it bites" has me curious. I like the look of it red led and separate psu
        Jul 6, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I like it. Apparently the separate concussion brick has a decent toroidal trafo in it and that could explain the eerie blackground. Sonic images pop out of the abyss, and it doesn't sound constrained like other super "clean" amps. Bass hits like a baseball bat. Not warmpoo. Some treble pain, but I'm wondering whether that's the Modi 3+ tizz exacerbated. The fact that it slams this much out of M3+ is kinda wild.
        Jul 6, 2022
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Main gripes besides treble pain are the headstage. Comparable lateral extension to the Magni 3+ but the front to back layering is poor. Very in-nasal-cavity forwardness. I'm out of practise critical listening I think but this isn't bad. Gross resolution is more than acceptable but I'm just casually listening. Good pot, can get usable range on HP-3 but not much play.
        Jul 6, 2022
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Not posting in the thread because store meet with crud upstream (Fiio M17) but got ears on the ZMF Atrium.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        If nothing else it was a bit of a let down after personal hype train and I found the Focal Clear MG far more my speed out of the same device (moreso than the Clear Pro, aka reskinned original), and moreso even than the trusty HP-3s. Looked into the spec of the M17 and now I'm definitely wanting to get ears on the ZMF again with a proper upstream chain.
        Jul 5, 2022
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Atrium is very amp-picky so you'll definitely get better results out of a better amp. It also benefits from moar power; some impressions I've seen I think are due to the amp lacking a little juice
        Jul 5, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm almost tempted to forget about hearing it with better gear because I'm actually content with what I have at the moment but I DO know at least one dude who makes killer 2ch amps that he might yet convert to HP usage...
        Jul 5, 2022
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    Location:
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    A curmudgeon in a young adult's body.

    Schiit Modi 3+>Schiit Magni 3+/Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid>Sennheiser HD600/Klipsch HP-3
    Shanling m0>Etymōtic ER2XR (misodiko dual flange); Campfire Audio Solaris (Spiral Dot++/mallows)