Lyander
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Lyander

Too sensitive for SBAF, Male, 26, from Pasig, Philippines

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Anyone else getting gateway timeouts when clicking the banner? Sep 15, 2019 at 7:04 AM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      How often do the Massdrop X NuForce EDC3 drop? Currently active and wanting/needing nice IEMs, but the $100 is $100 over-budget :(
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      2. huynhhungvnr
        huynhhungvnr
        From what i've seen they've been dropping consistently once a month on Massdrop. Previous drop lasted pretty much the whole drop duration, so probably no need to rush once they appear.
        May 9, 2018
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Really? Seemed to me they've been gone for a while before they went live again recently. Then again, I don't exactly check MD daily so there's a *small* chance I missed it.
        May 9, 2018
      4. huynhhungvnr
        huynhhungvnr
        They do go down for a week i remember, but yeah they're dropping every month (February dropped, March dropped, April dropped, and currently dropping in May)
        May 9, 2018
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    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Klipsch HP-3 in the house! Much faster than expected. Antsy to get them on my head :))
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Taverius I will say that these are a tad less comfy than the X00s. More ear clearance and better headband padding besides, but the earpads are stiffer and it just seems a tad heavier, even though these SHOULD be about 10g lighter
        May 5, 2018
      4. Taverius
        Taverius
        I haven't owned X00s but that's not greatly encouraging :D
        May 5, 2018
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        HAHA! DT880s (aftermarket pads) are still the comfiest cans I've ever owned. I wouldn't say the HP-3 is uncomfortable by any means, it's plenty spacious and the weight is nicely distributed. I'm just being super nitpicky because, well, not cheap cans :))
        May 5, 2018
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    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Never underestimate the power of toilet paper in headphone mods. Carly Rae Jepsen E.MO.TION treble stabbiness on my rig all sorted with 2ply
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Elnrik Yeah! Once I figure someone's actually genuinely nice I have fewer suspicions about them making fun of me online :))

        Thanks for the consideration though, I can see why you thought it necessary XD
        May 5, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Kunlun "It's also good for wiping butts."

        It doesn't take long living in a country where they use sprays to find start finding that idea really disgusting.

        Going to England soon. Yuck! A month of smearing shit over my backside!
        May 5, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Thad E Ginathom my original reply to @Kunlun was "only barbarians would dare waste TP to wipe their backsides, real men use bidets /s", but I figured that was a bit too punitive :))
        May 5, 2018
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    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      The new season of Tokyo Ghoul is absolutely terrible. What even.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @FallingObjects I'll concede it was only recently that I found out Root A deviated from the manga in a big way— always figured they were just trying to cram so much crud into the one season that they just imploded!

        I liked RA. Not as much as the first season, not by a long shot, but it was a damn sight better than this trashfire that reminds me so strongly of Taboo Tattoo. *shudder*
        May 2, 2018
      4. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Hey, if you ever feel like you need a palate cleanser, you could always try to watch the 2016 Berserk adaptation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

        Also I haven't seen Taboo Tattoo, but the reviews for it are... less than enthusiastic.
        May 2, 2018
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @FallingObjects I love the Berserk manga and the original anime, the newer one... less than love. As for Taboo Tattoo, sweet fajitas that was a disappointment. The first few episodes were actually pretty good, but then it all just came apart at the seams like a condom made from paper towels towards the end. I don't even know what they were thinking. Whatever the MAL rating is, it's about 10 points too high.
        May 2, 2018
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      Am I being silly? Recently installed a new DAC, foobar output been clipping like hell ever since. Settings need be tinkered with?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Jinxy245 "user error" is a polite way of saying that I'm a forgetful sonnuvagun, but yeah, I'll keep that in mind :))
        Apr 29, 2018
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        And then some dacs like the Topping D30 I had will clip on some loudish bass notes(no EQ) like from great but poorly recorded new London Grammar cd. Or my particular dac was defective.
        Apr 29, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @bixby Hey, I'm using a Bifrost Multibit which is measurably inferior to the D30! No surprise the clipping was much worse on mine. EQ? Pshh, everyone uses EQ, it should be accounted for!

        Also, yeah, I love London Grammar but the sq out of their albums makes me wanna cry. I can listen to the whole album on repeat, but I do wish production were better.
        Apr 29, 2018
    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      Bought a cheap RCA to 3.5mm cable thinking I'll get to cable nervosa when I will. Staple wire in the cable ootb and I'm like what?????
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha! @Thad E Ginathom I'm actually amenable to using EQ, but mods are nicer (IMO) if only because they don't change when I plug my cans into, say, a random phone :))

        As for better cables, I'm thinking I'll just see what my local shops have in store, as per @bixby. While I do appreciate Blue Jeans having a great rep, I'm still at a stage where I'm more concerned about components than wires, haha!
        Apr 28, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @bixby "There is nothing magic about blue jeans..."

        That's why I like them so much :)

        I completely agree that any well-made cable with good components will do fine. I wouldn't say that Blue Jeans would be better. What I really like about the company is the educational material.
        Apr 28, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I referred so many people to their articles, so often, that when the rare day came that I actually needed a new set of cables, I thought I should put money and mouth in the same place.
        Apr 28, 2018
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    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      Warming me up some beef roast!
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... As in the Multibit, USB Gen 5 kind XD

        Thanks, @Elnrik!
        Apr 27, 2018
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Welcome! Hope you enjoy it muchly!
        Apr 27, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I very likely will! Not quite confident in my ability to convey impressions yet for if and when I do decide to post a few words on it, but eh, practise :P
        Apr 27, 2018
    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Pros of buying stuff here: awesome deals, get to talk with really cool people. Cons: waiting a month or more for things to arrive :(
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Even with the help of third-party couriers, the experience is still... somewhat nerve-wracking, tbh :))
        Apr 25, 2018
      4. JK47
        JK47
        EMS from Japan to USA is 3 days and reasonabley priced
        Apr 25, 2018
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @JK47

        .... Bulk of the blame likely lies on Philippine post I'll admit :)))
        Apr 25, 2018
    9. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      Focus on the fact you passed and hopefully learned, rather than performing for grades.
      1. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Arrgh. Meant to put that as a comment below yours. Congrats on passing all subjects.
        Apr 23, 2018
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        I certainly learned, and had fun doing it! Psychology is an interesting field, and I genuinely love what I'm doing, and what I plan to do for the future. I know grades are pretty bull in the real world^TM, but there's a part of me that stays self critical.

        Thank you! I sincerely appreciate it :)
        Apr 23, 2018
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      Passed all subjects this term, but growing up Asian makes me hate that I didn't excel (grades in high 80s as opposed to high 90s). FML.
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        To spite your self flagellation, you rock. Congrats & enjoy.
        Apr 23, 2018
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Still congratulations are in order. You worked hard to get those grades. That includes your breaks in-between summarising and cramming.
        Apr 24, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks @Jinxy245, now I have to go say something stupid in the forum to go get my ego deflated again :))

        @Deep Funk Agh, the cramming. Maybe picking up two part time jobs was a bit of a dumb move, as evidenced by the amount of that I've had to do :P
        Apr 24, 2018
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    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      How much would be a fair price for a hardly used Layla II?
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I think they were $2300 new. Prices I've seen on Head-fi are $1200-$1400. If it's truly hardly used I would go maybe $1600.
        Apr 22, 2018
      3. Cspirou
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hmm, thanks @Cspirou! Will pass that along. Friend of mine planning to sell his since they aren't really getting much use.
        Apr 22, 2018
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
      With a pair of Klipsch HP-3 incoming (thanks, @Bigferret!)... pairing recommendations, sommeliers? XD
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        I thought it had pretty good synergy with Magni 3.
        Apr 21, 2018
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Nice! I'm actually still planning on getting a Fulla soon, so with the amp in that being fairly close to the Magni (if reports are accurate), I'll have one heck of a school/office rig! Thanks @DigMe :)
        Apr 21, 2018
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      Scoring and interpreting projective tests is a massive pain. Also, abrupt changes in deadlines suck. That is all.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Jinxy245 Haha! My wallet isn't quite so well fortified, no worries. I'm picking up @Bigferret's Klipsch HP-3. Definitely a fun can, which is about what I'm looking for right now, and if the bass turns out to be too obnoxious I could find a new home for them and not take a hit given the pricing. I've been curious about them since initial impressions cropped up.
        Apr 19, 2018
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Good for you! I was stalking that one as well (not enough financial ducks for that either). I heard it at CanJam NYC...show conditions and all, but very engaging. Bass is pumped, but I liked it. If you haven't read GrizzlyBeasy's review, it's spot on (as usual).
        Glad you got it though...enjoy!
        Apr 19, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Contrary to popular belief, I'm not a basshead (though I do like a bit of a lift in the subbass on certain recordings). Quality>quantity for me, I'm fairly certain I'll be tuning the bass down a bit if it's really as pumped as Tyll's measurements suggest.

        It's pretty much a done deal at this point, but I'll check that review out just so I can validate the purchase to myself :P
        Apr 19, 2018
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    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      Pardon my asking, but are there any raw driver measurements of the TH-900 and TH-600/610/X00 (same?) on here? Tried searching, came up empty
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @BenjaminBore thanks, that's a beautiful analogy! Easier than some of the others I've seen elsewhere, haha. Having said that, I do enjoy learning about audio reproduction (though the nitty gritty stuff about amp and DAC architecture still fly over my head), so while I realise there's risk in the descent I plan on getting there eventually, when I have the resources to.
        Apr 18, 2018
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Of course, I do have friends I can actually meet who're further along than I am; I plan to make use of their equipment from time to time. Going to more audio meets sounds good too, but I'm always a bit nervous broaching a new social circle.
        Apr 18, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I've only ever demoed the Focal kids in store conditions, which are hardly ideal. Those might be worth investigating when the wallet is more willing. For the most part though, I love reading up on others' impressions on here as that's as good as it'll get short of buying shit myself. Also, educational as heck (LaCenric's IEM resonances thread is my current fave).
        Apr 18, 2018
    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      Apparently the new puppy likes IEMs too (sigh). I'm taking recommendations for affordable ones, warm/balanced w/ good isolation :))
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        No worries, thank you! That's a help regardless, haha. Don't suppose @james444 might have a spare modded set he'd be willing to sell? :p
        Apr 16, 2018
      4. Dino
        Dino
        Apr 16, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks @Dino! Promising lead :))
        Apr 16, 2018
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'm still (mostly) a dog person, but using a pic of my one cat as an avvie just for the heck of it. The majestic floofy bastard.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Deep Funk He's an indoor cat so not much opportunity for that, but he does pull a proper Tom & Jerry! Haven't seen as many mice in the house since. Insects though....
        Apr 14, 2018
      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Traitor.
        Apr 14, 2018
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Elnrik I plan on changing it eventually! Besides, 1 cat v choosing between 4 dogs, not an easy choice :))
        Apr 14, 2018
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Bombed a test. Felt like walking human trash. Hung out with people, felt better. Socialising is nice.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @skem Okay, I know this isn't my forte but I'm not THAT bad at it! Thanks for the laugh though, appreciated :P

        About as meaningful as my beating myself up over this I guess.
        Apr 10, 2018
      4. skem
        skem
        You are correct! But check this out just because it’s neat: DOI:10.4300/JGME-5-4-18
        Apr 10, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Oh man. A friend of mine asked my help looking up journals and listing their DOIs where applicable yesterday, I'd honestly never heard of them before then. It's a great system though, hope it becomes more widespread and that more stuff in the back catalogues are retrofitted with one for convenience's sake.
        Apr 10, 2018
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        It has the SBAF humor, I can see that. Lol
        Apr 8, 2018
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        There are dozens of us. Dozens!
        Apr 8, 2018
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Just waiting on him to confirm or deny (but if he denies then I'm still gonna suspect, LOL!).

        EDIT Oh crap, just saw your reply :))

        Eh, it's as good as you having done it so hell yeah :P
        Apr 8, 2018
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    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Did not expect a custom title, and am more than surprised it's a good one. Being a sentimental bastard, I'm misty-eyed.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Of course, could be a joke about my having poor cardiac health. Hmmmm.
        Apr 6, 2018
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Careful, or you'll end up with 'sentimental misty-eyed bastard' ;-)
        Apr 6, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 26)
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines

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    May be overly nice and slow to assert preferences. Has horrible sense of humour. Tea>coffee, whiskey=brandy.
    Schiit Bifrost MB Gen5, iFi micro iDSD silver, G1217 Sunrise III, Meze 99 Classics, Beyerdynamic DT880 (250ohm), Klipsch HP-3