Lyander
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Lyander

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

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    1. 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
    2. 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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    3. 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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      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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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. drgumbybrain
        drgumbybrain
        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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    7. 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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    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Got a new dog! Will share pics when it isn't nearly 11PM and I've been awake for ~24 hours. EDIT ah bother: https://imgur.com/a/tgHHZ
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        No worries, I'll boop his nose enough for everyone who asks :P

        He's a playful little bugger. Feeling ill just now it seems. Agh. Wonder if it's the new environment.
        Apr 6, 2018
      4. jacq
        jacq
        Cute! LOL ZEOS?? Kidding.
        Apr 6, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Jacqueline, you're a good friend and I love you, but NOOOOOOOOO :))

        just found out we'd be getting a new dog earlier today. I'm mostly just surprised. Other pets seem to like him.
        Apr 6, 2018
    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      *sees the Sonarworks Facebook ad* Well played
    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      SBAF has a no-delete policy, but maybe have flagrant spam like this quarantined? "Messages from Singles Near You" or something.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        The no delete doesn't extend to spam. We obviously delete that.
        Mar 31, 2018
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Stuff gets deleted all the time. I'm not sure why people keep repeating this.

        Granted a lot of stuff doesn't get deleted but that doesn't mean none of it does. Otherwise the site would have degenerated to garbage a long time ago.
        Mar 31, 2018
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        That makes more sense. Guess I just miss a lot of the more obvious crud that does get cleansed :))
        Mar 31, 2018
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    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      I know VAT and other taxes suck, but I just came across a listing for an online store selling LSR308s for ~$704 each. What??
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      2. Taverius
        Taverius
        Take the cost of having a set imported yourself, shipping and tax included, then add 50%?

        I recently ordered a Herman Miller for someone from the UK, because getting it from the Italian reseller meant paying an extra 450€. On a 900€ chair.
        Mar 27, 2018
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      3. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        LSR305 costs like $700~ a pair here too... SEA ftw?
        Mar 27, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I sometimes underestimate how much money the government can earn off of us. Still, wow.
        Mar 28, 2018
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
      Speaking of anime, last 4 episodes of ReLIFE are out! Screw reports, I need to shut my brain off for a bit.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Okay Dragonball Super is kind of awesome again. Goku is such a great paragon. There are Berserk updates, oh I want to make time for those. Also I could not resist re-watching Gundam Wing. It still has that special something...
        Mar 23, 2018
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      3. nithhoggr
        nithhoggr
        I'll have to watch them at some point...I watched the anime, but I had to stop reading the manga because the tension was getting to be too much for me. ReLIFE is awesome, but I was getting a little too worried about the characters and the stress was starting to affect me IRL. I should probably go back and read it now that the manga has ended and I can spoil myself to make the tension more manageable.
        Mar 23, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Deep Funk Crap, I forgot the new Berserk chapter was due out! I just read it, and.... damn. Called it :/

        Hah, been meaning to rewatch Gundam Wing too. It was my intro to the franchise, and still holds a special place in my heart.

        @nithhoggr I know what you mean about the manga, it was stressful enough that I read lots of fluff in between to cope, haha. Won't say anything specific, but I liked the ending.
        Mar 24, 2018
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    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'm laughing my ass off because a pair of double-flanged tips are currently stuck in my ears. Bit too deep insertion, perhaps.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Ringingears Haha! I can imagine, what with them being triple flanges! So much for my taking other's advice about deeper insertion = more bass, yeah?

        But mishaps aside, I do appreciate IEMs as some make great makeshift earplugs in noisy environs. That's the only reason I got into them again, really.
        Mar 18, 2018
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      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        That was my reason for IEM’s many years ago when the neighborhood was filled with pre-schoolers screaming at the top of their lungs while playing outside. Forget speakers during the day. They’ve all grown up and moved out. It’s eerily silent out there now. Just the occasional dog barking.......like an old Twilight Zone episode. :)
        Mar 18, 2018
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      5. Taverius
        Taverius
        Mar 18, 2018
    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      At age 25, finally have my own room! (Used to bunk with my sister and dad, which was... cramped)
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Thad E Ginathom HAH! Sinking what money, now? :P

        Well fine, I concede that I'm *considering* investing in not-too-shabby speakers some time this year, perhaps those Massdrop x JBL desktop ones, but no rush— I really am more of a headphones guy, if for no other reason than it helps me focus on the music.
        Mar 17, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        You mean the low-cost (even before Massdrop) active speakers?

        IIRC, when first released, there was a BOGOF offer. Talk about offers one can't refuse! If only I'd been in USA!
        Mar 18, 2018
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        But if you are thinking "active" you have to consider the chain. You need a volume-control/pre-amp, rather than an amplifier. Unless your source is a PC and you have no theological objections to volume control in your media player. Which could always do while saving up for other bits.
        Mar 18, 2018
    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      The 2x Spicy Buldak HURTS. Had to take milk and I'm lactose-sensitive (RIP my innards)
    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      Really disappointed with the Charlize Theron episode of Hot Ones. Test security, please.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @ButtUglyJeff The Terry Crews one is amazing, I actually teared up. And the interview itself was fine, Charlize Theron was a good sport and totally chill, just that Sean Evans used ACTUAL Rorschach cards in the interview as a fucking joke, and considering how hard people go to keep those things under wraps it pissed me the fuck off.
        Mar 12, 2018
      3. JayC
        JayC
        I liked the whole thing, she was really cool throughout and I was super impressed how she handled the sauces too! I didnt get why the Rorschach part pissed you off though?
        Mar 12, 2018
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @jayeshrc Because part of what makes a psychological exam valid is the test-taker's not knowing what's going to be on said exam. Same principle applies to, say, a trigonometry test leaking a week before the actual exam— you have more time to prepare "fake" answers.

        Yes, I'm shooting myself in the foot for confirming that the images they used are legit, but if I'm Streisanding myself then so be it.
        Mar 12, 2018
    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Re-watched The Shape of Water, this time with my family. Ended up crying again. Worth watching multiple times.
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. 9suns
        9suns
        "After installing my light-based SSD drive, my system shines"
        Mar 8, 2018
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      Speaking of good Netflix, anyone else seen "I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House"?
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      What tracks/albums do you guys use to test for harsh treble?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Cspirou As in audiobooks, movies, and the like? Come to think of it, yeah, I have heard similar before, huh. Gonna go through my Netflix to check if there's anything in particular that stands out :P

        And thanks @Vorlon! Bumping her up to first on my to-get. Then again, these are supposed to be stress tests for treble so I may not fare well XD
        Feb 20, 2018
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Usually podcasts and interviews
        Feb 20, 2018
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. It is a beautifully recorded song but any speaker or headphone with noticeable treble peak/spike will fail hard on the intro and the song will hurt your ears. There is a shift from intro to main song where the instruments (especially the drums and synths) sound louder.
        Feb 20, 2018
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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++)