Lyander
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Lyander

Official SBAF Equitable Empathizer, Male, 30, from Philippines, The

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I almost forgot someone at Schiit liked fountain pens. Levenger Facets on the Rekkr+Gjallarhorn banner, have the exact same pen lmao. Feb 19, 2024

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      Rather forgot how much I love the MCTH. Also forgot I was looking into building a noise nuke again. Stupid memory.
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        I did it once (forgetting Bob's rec) and it seemed to work fine, but yeah - one of those Ali units or an ebay lab supply if you can get one shipped cheap.
        Aug 26, 2023
        Azimuth and Lyander like this.
      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Enjoying mine right now - Berlin Tele ECC88 tube, industrial LPS, 2x upsampled 44.1 to Pi2AES, Soekris dac1321, & Custom Cans modded HD6XX. Lovely decays!
        Aug 26, 2023
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      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        A LPSU or noise nuke is fine for the MCTH, just not for the LP or the LAuX. It really does help lifting a bit of haze to reach a bit deeper details.
        Aug 29, 2023
    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Been in a rut for a couple months but forced myself to do two hours of cardio + weight training today. Existence is gonna suck tomorrow.
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        Totally get it. Consistency is key. Try to move every day if you can, even if it’s just light mobility stuff in the morning when you wake up. Have a treadmill for a recovery walk today since you can’t go outside? Some VERY light weight work could be ok today if you go nowhere near failure and just do it to get blood flowing a bit. Just don’t overdo it and hurt yourself. Recovery is super important.
        Aug 18, 2023
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        @Lyander, that's more than than I've done in one workout my whole life. What the heck are you made of?! @Gazny, you've been an inspiration. I picked up my weights again for the first time in 9 months. Thanks! @Riotvan Fifteen years ago, I'd run in place to "Can't Touch This" before stretching. It's precisely the right pace and length; tho' it did sound redundant after a while.
        Aug 20, 2023
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Claritas haha I'm aiming for moderate intensity over a couple hours, nothing impressive here. I did go lift some weights (10lb curls/ 40lb lats) until I was wiped, but I'm not trying to become Ahnuld at his peak, just aiming for aesthetics and health. I don't really count reps which is likely dumb, mostly go by feel.

        I wanted to eat rock salt after though. Was probably dehydrated.
        Aug 20, 2023
    3. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Its funny, starting in the hobby a decade ago, KZ was coming out with new models weekly, varying QC issues, and completely ripping off other designs. They have gotten so much bigger since then and they still are dripping in drama too often.

        Tyvan's response is clear BS, DMS and other industry folks have been getting these offers and when they call out KZ, KZ pretends it wasn't them!
        Aug 15, 2023
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I didn't hear much of KZ back then, but I guess I was looking elsewhere. The IEMs that I was drooling over at the time were the original Vsonic GR07 (still wanna hear a pair TBH), but I suppose KZ was still growing at the time. More familiar with more recent scandals.

        I can't blame people for taking money to sustain themselves, but yeah had to be someone established and ostensibly cosy to blow this out of the water.
        Aug 15, 2023
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Aug 16, 2023
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    4. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @fraggler Not sure if that's a joke or not right now. Brain can't be arsed to figure out what I might have done.
        Aug 16, 2023
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Lol. Sorry. Just joking. You were the first to bring to my attention all the stuff going on and I saw this update about the apology and shutting down for a week.
        Aug 16, 2023
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Gotcha. Nah I'm just slightly brain dead at the moment so have trouble with entirely text humour haha. It's a weird situation and I until recently watched the channel for fun (GN or HUB for strict information), but this has been a mess indeed.
        Aug 16, 2023
    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      Frustratingly, Spotify Premium>YouTube Music for sound quality. I say frustrating cuz I have a YT sub for no ads on the platform, hah.
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        Guilty as charged here... I pretty much gave up photography because I couldn't keep up with the gear chase; and I felt it was never going to amount to anything without the gear. Fighting the good fight on the audio side though, for now anyway.
        Aug 2, 2023
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Qildail good on you! I think there's a bit more "push" towards GAS for creative hobbies as opposed to hobbies of consumption like hi-fi and personal audio, mostly because it's easier to rationalise? But yeah, very often it's more the artist than the tools they use... within reason.
        Aug 3, 2023
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    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'm ignorant: family member asking for under-$100 wireless ANC headphone that sounds "decent enough". Any suggestions?
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        I would have previously ignored Anker in the past but recently I got a brand new pair of their Liberty Pro 3 ANC IEM’s in a woot bag of crap that I won in a contest and I’ve been very surprised by them.
        Jul 15, 2023
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        My one USB cable is Anker and I've got a couple 30W chargers from the brand— that's all my experience with Anker to date. Rather curious now but I think they're considering Senn HD350BT. Will maybe be trying out the lot in store
        Jul 15, 2023
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        I got 4 sets of the Anker Q35s for people to use at the office. They work just right for the price.
        Jul 15, 2023
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    8. Lyander
      Lyander
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    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      PSA, be wary where you use your credit cards. Some misbegotten bungheap used my dad's card to buy 36mil VND ($1518) worth of Google Ads. fml
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      2. caute
        caute
        liked for using the excellent & severely underused, bordering on archaic now, word, "misbegotten"
        Jul 6, 2023
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        A few years ago I had a card I had (quite literally) never used get frauded for ~$1800 for a furniture order in Africa. Get the right merchant with the wrong controls and it’s not hard to brute force card numbers until one hits.
        Jul 6, 2023
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Turns out it was $2660 worth, just got SMS notif for four of the transactions. Dispute filed, no decision yet just gotta wait for the results of their investigation. Blegh. Stress.
        Jul 6, 2023
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      This may just be unique to homes with lots of cats and dogs but I realised that the Piety channel balance can be skewed sometimes (1/3)
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @yotacowboy Given how often I find the cats are the ones clambering all over my stuff and how cool "faraday cage" sounds that one gets my vote :P
        Jul 2, 2023
      3. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Possible corrosion from humidity? Could be that the switch is particularly susceptible to it as the symptoms are the same and the wiggling sounds like friction is the solution. How could cat hair even get in there?
        Jul 3, 2023
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Sqveak I was kinda being facetious, but I'm sure some very fine cat hairs might have gotten into it over the months I've had the amp, just not necessarily IN the gain switch. Corrosion is a more likely suspect, on a serious note, because I remember that WD40 contact cleaner DID help with the 3+'s issues... temporarily. Yeah electronics in this climate are just debuffed, gah.
        Jul 3, 2023
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    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      How mad is it that it seems I'm suddenly better able to discern absolute polarity when using a specific tube in the MCTH? Jeebus
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Biodegraded Amperex ECC88, and I am wanting to kick myself in the face now because now that you mention it I feel like this is something I used to know but have since forgotten because I have 2MBs' worth of non-volatile memory in my brain (maybe in an old PM thread?). That explains a LOT. Thank you!
        Jun 17, 2023
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        DC offset issue exacerbating the effect?
        Jun 17, 2023
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @E_Schaaf I am not even going to pretend that I remember what that is, only that I know I've come across the phrase before, hah. Gonna be googling that now. Either way, going back to the Piety I do differences between original and inverted absolute polarity still, but it's a lot subtler, yeah.
        Jun 17, 2023
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Yeah I get it that sometimes this way is the fastest way to get pressure on a company but at the same time it literally had people in the twitter thread completely unrelated saying they were going to review bomb us as a result. Silly stuff but doesn't seem like I noticed that on where people actually rate us
        Jun 16, 2023
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Saw those as well, and given HUB's history I can sorta see why they'd draw a... protective sorta crowd, but this was just weird. Cheers A, may the rest of the week be less silly. Might wanna do a review of your sponsor spots to date lmao.
        Jun 16, 2023
      5. netforce
        netforce
        Yeah there is some overlap with HUB audience and audiophiles but not like its big. Think it was us trying out different sponsorships since we tried a whole bunch of different channels last year in the fall. Now we can see what worked and what didn't lol
        Jun 16, 2023
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      Seems Logitech is retiring the Blue mic brand. This is silly, IMO; Blue is one of the most popular names in mics for the everyperson.
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Calling yourself "everyperson" is selling yourself short methinks.
        Jun 11, 2023
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Oh eww no I don't use Blue mics I'm a lot pickier than that :P
        Jun 11, 2023
      5. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I don't even own a mic other than in my phone, because no one really wants to hear what I have to say.
        Jun 11, 2023
    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      Seems the UKW1J682MRD on the atomicbob Noise Nuke BoM is soon to be discontinued. At least the 155B choke is still going.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        None of the parts are that exotic and you can always use a different capacitor
        Jun 1, 2023
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Cspirou Yup, I was aware, just felt like it was one of those strange things to mark how time passes. Don't mind me, in a weird mood is all hah.
        Jun 1, 2023
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Are you building a noise nuke?
        (is your WhatsApp down?)
        Jun 2, 2023
    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      Today I learned JBL has a series of dynamic RGB tower speakers. Hope that doesn't mean the sound waves go too fast.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Thad E Ginathom I somehow feel that the sorta folk who'd be buying those JBLs aren't going to be... proper audiophiles. More like people who think bigger box = better sound, but not for any specific reason.
        May 27, 2023
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Party speakers! Is fair enough. If it goes loud, and lager can be consumed to it, then pretty flashing lights is good.
        May 27, 2023
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yeah I imagine these are more college dorm or young adult living room showpieces than anything else. Having said that, I AM a sucker for pretty lights haha
        May 28, 2023
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      I am absolutely livid— I didn't know Nightwish performed in Manila two days ago cuz it wasn't advertised. WTF is the point of targeted ads?!
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      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        TIL Nightwish
        Apr 1, 2023
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @gixxerwimp They were in Taiwan just yesterday, did you catch their show? :P But yeah I reference their music in a lot of my impressions, genuinely a band whose music I enjoy a lot. I am still seething that there was no readily visible promotion locally. No offence to K Pop but every mediocre Korean group that deigns to visit gets exposure out the wazoo
        Apr 1, 2023
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        (Nothing against K Pop, I'm just not a massive fan-- saturation of K Pop hereabouts is just maddeningly high and hype even for relatively niche folk within the genre is loud)
        Apr 1, 2023
    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Are new member registrations closed?Have a friend of a friend trying to sign up, they're not getting confirmation email
      1. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        PM me.
        Mar 29, 2023
    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      If the Internet Archive falls, then Wayback Machine goes too. CS, InnerFidelity, among many others would then be properly lost to time.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Lol, Ozzy Mandias.
        Mar 26, 2023
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        They will find it in the ruins of my closet 1000 years from now engraved into granite.
        Mar 26, 2023
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "the ruins of my closet"

        Makes me think of The Windmills of Your Mind.
        Mar 26, 2023
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Mar 23, 2023
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @gixxerwimp I only learned of his channel relatively recently so it's always been "Steve Mould" for me, but yeah he has a lot of really intriguing videos about teapots.
        Mar 23, 2023
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Maybe I'm misremembering ...
        Mar 23, 2023
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Update, keeping the dog and he's been chill. Hand aches a lot but mostly full mobility. I can blame hand for accidental nuke of drive haha
      1. Philimon
        Philimon
        Noble or crazy. What caused the dog to attack in the first place?
        Mar 16, 2023
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Hmmm, yes.
        Mar 16, 2023
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Philimon Likely both, hah. No idea specifically but we were playing and I ended up near his food bowl. Was walking away with my back turned when he bit, so maybe he thought I was trying to steal his food? Can never tell, but he's been vacillating between zoomy playful with tail wagging and slinking away whenever he sees me now. He knows he fucked up.
        Mar 16, 2023
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 30)
    Location:
    Philippines, The

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    A curmudgeon before his time.

    Schiit Modi 3+>Schiit x Nitsch Magni Piety/Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid>Sennheiser HD600
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