Lyander
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Lyander

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

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Unsubtle stereo mixes (e.g. Beatles Revolver) are so much weirder on IEMs than headphones. It's just a lot more discomfiting. Shudder. Aug 13, 2022 at 9:40 AM

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    1. 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. Lyander
        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
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      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        Yea, its pretty much mono masters, or mono settings
        Aug 13, 2022 at 12:39 PM
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        A rare instance where I put the foot down on my staunch and haughty avoidance of postprocessing. All hail the mono downmix, haha.
        Aug 13, 2022 at 5:53 PM
    2. 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 at 6:49 AM
      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 at 7:00 AM
    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Anyone in southern Israel here, hope y'all keep safe.
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    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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
    9. 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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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      Con of dyeing hair a non-standard colour: shampoos and conditioners that ask nicely to be left on for 30 minutes.... each.
      1. Qildail
        Qildail
        At least they're being polite about the waiting by asking nicely?
        Jun 29, 2022
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    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      The 2012 recording of Jesus Christ Superstar has some holy crap level vocal performances. Damn.
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        We watched this recently and Minchin really impressed us. He has great vocal control.
        Jun 28, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I hadn't seen the 2012 before, only the 2000 recording I think (and this was a long time ago); suffice to say it was a pleasant surprise. Talk about hype. Minchin's voice punches hard.
        Jun 28, 2022
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      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        His latest album is music for my soul.
        Jun 29, 2022
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
      IDC about Diablo Immortal other than seeing people mock it for being a gross cash grab but it being banned in China over Weibo mess is wild.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Cellist88 there's actually a lot to say about how that is a poor perspective primarily for how these are well-funded and painstakingly designed to hit people where it hurts and leech money without regard for well-being. Not so much stupid as it is weak, as is the case in any other addiction, and while sad does deserve some sympathy and help.
        Jun 26, 2022
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I mean it’s worse than slots lol. You don’t have any chance to make any money back. It’s just a bad investment and the gameplay isn’t even that great as you say
        Jun 26, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Cellist88 Definitely, and it's even worse with that whole cruddy crypto gambling thing where you don't even have the safety nets of signing up for voluntary exclusion. A lot of the modern "gaming" space is just predatory in an inhuman way, I'm glad for small studios making art pieces.
        Jun 27, 2022
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    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      I went blonde yesterday when do I start having more fun? /s
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        That's funny, you don't look bluish ... (points for knowing where that's from.)
        Jun 19, 2022
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @atomicbob was familiar but can't for the life of me figure it out! Sad haha.

        @Deep Funk Only Potential Unlock sadly :P

        @Thad E Ginathom better than nothing! Also, was properly surprised by myself in the mirror the day after cuz the colour's still settling in. Good times
        Jun 20, 2022
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Yellow Submarine
        Jun 20, 2022
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    14. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Haven't seen you around for a few weeks. Hope all is ok?
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        What bites is that I thought we could have at least still been friends since we got along really well, but nah.
        May 18, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Ahh... shame. Heart problems here too. Teenage reactions at 70? Heart jumping, tummy fluttering!
        I'm married. She's 20 years younger. But we are friends and will continue to be so. Even though it has cost me a mighty effort of self-discipline!
        May 18, 2022
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'd say that's to your credit, @Thad E Ginathom. No one can escape ageing, but that doesn't mean growing up, growing more callous, is likewise mandatory.
        May 18, 2022
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      2. archer88
        archer88
        Some universities offer 6 month lab rotation programs so that a phd student can check out different research groups. But in most cases its hard to gauge the fit. This is especially true for international students. Its easy to feel trapped if your student status also determines if you can stay in the country.
        Apr 7, 2022
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        I had an advisor that kept directing me towards screening classes. After a few quarters I figured out she did not have my best interests in mind. Found an advisor that was an old navy guy. My education and performance in classes took an immediate change for the better.
        Apr 7, 2022
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      4. Tachikoma
        Tachikoma
        @Lyander We have investigated ourselves and found that we did nothing wrong
        Apr 7, 2022
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      This feels right out of a mystery novella. Charles Darwin's notebooks stolen 20 years ago returned with a mysterious note.
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    17. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hah, well maybe so, but I've always had somewhat questionable aesthetic taste. I just think it's cool seeing components on display (even for things like fountain pens with novel or even typical filling mechanisms), but that's probably largely due to my not being exposed thereto on a regular basis.
        Mar 30, 2022
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      4. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I mostly agree with you, @BenjaminBore with the exception of band related items. People see it and ask so I can proselytize and maybe put some $ in their pockets. See avatar for instance.
        Mar 30, 2022
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      5. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        @Lyander @Senorx12562 Excuse me. I have a tendancy to go ten steps ahead in a conversation before I open my mouth. I was more commenting on people who really 'embrace' their interest, going well beyond one or two set or conversational pieces.
        Mar 30, 2022
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Booster shot couple days ago. Knocked out for a day, now my joints just feel 30 years older (specifically shoulder joint near jab point)
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I felt nothing. That's 2-1.

        Nothing 2
        bloody awful for 18 hours 1

        Wondering when number 4 will come along.
        Mar 25, 2022
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Hope you feel well soon!
        Mar 25, 2022
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Feeling leagues better sooner than expected! Still a bit imbalanced in my stride but that'll hopefully wear off soon.

        No idea when number 4 might come along but if memory serves this is supposed to be a semi-yearly thing?
        Mar 26, 2022
    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      Helping dad pick a mountain bike, I am ignorant to the point that I'm currently reading up on alu alloys. Any opinions on this one?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        I might have completely forgot about that thread. Whoops. Thanks guys! Gonna be grilling him about preferences I suppose, and catching up on some reading there.
        Mar 16, 2022
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        ergopower
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        monacelli
        Mar 16, 2022
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    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      The Spiral Dot++ tips are pricey as hell but they do so much good with the Solaris. Also they actually stay in my ears easily.
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      3. jexby
        jexby
        ebay international sellers still the primary source for these tips into USA?
        Mar 13, 2022
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        They are more rubbery than silicone. And they do add some warmth.
        Mar 13, 2022
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Addendum: there's only so much warm sounding tips can do for hyper-sharp sounding pop music (not to mention the Solaris is naturally bright-leaning without foams)
        Mar 14, 2022
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    Gender:
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    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 29)
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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
    Etymōtic ER2XR (misodiko dual flange); Campfire Audio Solaris (Spiral Dot++/mallows)