Lyander
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Lyander

Too sensitive for SBAF, Male, 28, from Pasig, Philippines

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Light detected from behind a black hole and general relativity: https://youtu.be/ttM_g3lxST0 Aug 1, 2021 at 12:43 PM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'm thankful for the PP8 thread. If nothing, it's more than somewhat educational for audio casuals such as myself. Also, nice to see spirit.
    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      ... I used to think that vocals on the TH-X00 weren't *too* bad. Then I tried (nearly) stock HD650s— wow. 6XX drop please.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        I really enjoy drums on 650 as well as acoustic instruments.
        Oct 19, 2017
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Working my way slowly through my collection, haha. Friend didn't specify when he wanted these back, and since he has his HD 800... lol.

        Started off with baroque. Now going with Sinatra and Lady Day (ergo the status). Live acoustic up next then!
        Oct 19, 2017
    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Update: friend opted not to lend the HD800, got an extended demo anyway. HD650 without driver foam. Ah well.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        As for the 650s' missing the foam, he mentioned something about them deteriorating? Considering dropping a bit of cash on replacements + Dynamat so I can try SBAF-modding these.
        Oct 19, 2017
      4. brencho
        brencho
        Yeah go for modding! I wouldn't worry about the foam though (you mean the tiny foam behind the driver?)
        Oct 19, 2017
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Oct 19, 2017
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    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      Friend: You're borrowing my HD650? I could lend you my HD800 too if you give me your cans so I can listen to something. Me: Um. Yes. Please.
      1. DigMe likes this.
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        It's nice having friends in audio I can actually meet in person XD
        Oct 18, 2017
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      Just realised I posted a shit ton of probably mediocre photos. Sorry guys, trying to get back into other hobbies XD
      1. purr1n
        purr1n
        As long as you didn't put SBAF, your name, and the year on the bottom right, it's OK.
        Oct 17, 2017
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Ah, knew I forgot something! Thanks for the reminder XD
        Oct 17, 2017
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      iDSD vs Eitr as USB>SPDIF? iFi has sentimental value, will keep around as transp AIO anyway, just wondering if Eitr needed for USB Modi Multibit.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Definitive proof, right there. haha, guess I'll save up for a bit longer so I can get both as a package, save a bit on shipping. Thanks!

        (Might still keep the iFi around for travelling to hotels or what, but if funds are tight I'll let it go :P)
        Oct 16, 2017
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        How much was all this? And what headphones and amp?
        Oct 16, 2017
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        How much was...? $430 for the Schiit plus however much it'll cost to get them cross-Pacific, haha.

        Sold off a lot of gear recently for reasons, left with X00 EBs, iDSD silver, and an HP-V1 porta hybrid amp. Eventual upgrade to HD800 once I can manage, plus getting friend pricing on a LP G109A when said friend "upgrades" to CMA-600i.

        (Really though, this means a lot, know you're busy. Thanks.)
        Oct 17, 2017
    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      9780385474542.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Is this the tracking number for your latest purchase? #heAD-fi
        Oct 9, 2017
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @DigMe Nope, it's a stupid joke about what's going on right now. That's the ISBN for Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart". Kinda crass I suppose, but It's 2:40AM and I'm just done catching up on school stuff :P
        Oct 9, 2017
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    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Kino no Tabi reboot or S2? Either way, HYPE.
      1. Northwest
        Northwest
        I remember watching the first one in high school in the early 2000's. Then I realized that it was in 4:3, and now I feel older. I remember it being pretty grim.
        Oct 6, 2017
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha! You and me both, man. I'm a bit younger it seems (wasn't quite in high school when this came out), but I remember it quite well because I LOVE episodic, surreal stories like these. Also, Kino is badass, she's awesome.
        Oct 6, 2017
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Ah and the art was gorgeous! New one has a bit of bland CGI, which is kinda sad.
        Oct 6, 2017
    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      New avvie is art by a friend. Basically a chibi-fied me, though she got the cables on my X00s wrong, haha.
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
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    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'm a failure of a 90s kid who somehow missed the new Paramore album until just now. They're going full retro pop, but in a good way.
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      3. cizx.6
        cizx.6
        I'm about the same age as Gerard Way. I don't know what a scene kid is. I just like MCR. :)
        Oct 3, 2017
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Confession, I had to look up his age just now cuz I was sure my memory was failing me. Jeebus Corpus Christi, you know you're getting on in years when the hot young upstarts you idolised as a kid are pushing 40.

        And yeaaaaaaah. Scene kids. Let's just pretend those never happened, lol.
        Oct 3, 2017
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        There is so much good music and only so little time. It is easy to miss out on a good album. Paramore sounds a bit like the Talking Heads and that is a good thing. The Talking Heads were unique...
        Oct 3, 2017
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
      Picked up Philips SHE9850 as a cheapo commute IEM. Pretty okay for $30, but boring sound, just inoffensive. Good makeshift earplugs.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        $100 SRP last I checked, but someone here is selling em off at a 70% discount. That helped temper my expectations and avoid being disappointed, haha.
        Sep 29, 2017
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'm curious: how noisy are all of your listening environments? Still live with my parents and sibs, so 30 or 40dB average ambient.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Ehh, I'll snag some HD650s soon and get to listen to them in my environment, so I'll see how bad the ringing in my ears gets after a standard listening session, haha.

        Incidentally, forgot to respond yesterday @zonto, but in my experience babies can be loud. Very. Loud :))
        Sep 23, 2017
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Are those sound levels being reported dBA or dBC? Big difference. My own environment can be as low as 15 ~ 20 dBA. That usually measures 25 ~ 30 dBC.
        Oct 1, 2017
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @atomicbob mine's dBA, though I used an uncalibrated phone since I'm too cheap to splurge on a proper meter :))
        Oct 1, 2017
    14. Lyander
      Lyander
    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      The new It movie is more a coming-of-age with horror elements than anything else. Well done though. Nostalgic feel pervades the film.
    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      As one who recently came into a few LPs, question: how good an analogue set do I need to make a decent needledrop? (digital user here)
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        No worries, I figured the price of entry for a good TT wouldn't be so low. I understand that a great deal more work goes into the production of these things than most people expect (5-digit pricetags for tonearms? Mi madre), so even just getting one to digitise my LPs will likely set me back a lot.

        At this rate, might just wait on the new Schiit system and just keep the LPs pristine as I can.
        Aug 31, 2017
      3. spwath
        spwath
        You can get something decent used too. Vintage stuff can be hit or miss, but cheap.
        Aug 31, 2017
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Just saw your reply, @spwath, sorry! And yeah, I've been looking at the used market lately. Planning on working on the analogue rig as soon as I get a better DAC first, haha.

        Thank you!
        Sep 19, 2017
    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Deciding on my first ~$1k+ tube amp isn't just a matter of cost and sound, dammit, it's gonna be about how steampunk it looks!
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I think any tube amp can be steampunked up by just adding tube dampeners.
        Aug 27, 2017
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @ButtUglyJeff I'm a total newb when it comes to tubes, so I had no idea things like tube dampers even existed!

        While I do agree they look cool, it doesn't hurt to have a good base to build upon! Way out of my budget for now, but I think I'll be saving up for a Decware Taboo, which @Melvillian recommended a bit earlier (provided its sound matches the asking price). It looks fucking awesome, is all :))
        Aug 27, 2017
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... Or a Mogwai. Damn that thing is sexy.
        Aug 27, 2017
    18. Lyander
      Lyander
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      Took me a couple seconds to realize what'd changed under the profile pics. Subtle.
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      F+tM's Ceremonials is one of my fave albums, but the mastering is shite. Wonder if this can be salvaged a la Californication?
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        That... is rather questionable, but I really am tempted to push through with it. Agh :))
        Aug 17, 2017
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      4. Delayeed
        Delayeed
        Yeah I understand lol I wouldn't have time for it at least till weekend anyway so yeah. In any case here's the tool if you want to mess around with it, it's free too. https://www.stereotool.com/download/ You can use it with Audacity which is also free. :)
        Aug 17, 2017
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Oh, thanks! Might be fun to tinker with it myself, just to get a feel for the tool. Sigh, I'm trying not to get my hopes up cuz I've got way too many poorly-mastered albums that I otherwise love. Perhaps I'm not as persnickety about it as many others on here, but I've got standards dammit! :))
        Aug 17, 2017
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 28)
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines

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    A curmudgeon in a young adult's body.
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