Lyander
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Lyander

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

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RIP Panic at the Disco (the guy's still alive, project just dissolved). Jan 24, 2023 at 5:54 AM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      *sees the Sonarworks Facebook ad* Well played
    2. 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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    3. 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
    4. 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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    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      The 2x Spicy Buldak HURTS. Had to take milk and I'm lactose-sensitive (RIP my innards)
    8. 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
    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      Speaking of good Netflix, anyone else seen "I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House"?
    12. 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
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      PayPal fees will be the absolute death of me someday :))
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I wonder what their fee will be for that?
        Feb 16, 2018
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hah! Probably the rights to my mortal remains or something.
        Feb 20, 2018
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    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      New word for today: adjudge.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        You talkin' about that Quincy Jones interview?
        Feb 8, 2018
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @JustAnotherRando Yeah! Looking up the common roots of words is fun, and makes for interesting writing at times.

        @rtaylor76 Quincy Jones? What's up with him? And this is about Mike Moffat's response to Amir in the HF thread
        Feb 8, 2018
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        Feb 8, 2018
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    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      Talk re: brevity on the ZDT Jr. thread remind me I don't write feature pieces, and that I need to trim the fat (both in prose and in belly).
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      2. 9suns
        9suns
        I'm on the same track (belly)...stopped going to the gym one year ago, transformed from Ken doll to bleach bottle lmao It's time to do exercise again haha
        Feb 5, 2018
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hah! Yeah, life happens and you kinda forget to take care of yourself, I guess. Gotta go fix that soonish.
        Feb 6, 2018
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      What in the absolute and ever-loving fuck is Riaru Onigokko. I might actually want to watch this again, if only to figure it out.
    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Anyone ever successfully disassemble a Fostex TH-series headband? Got spare parts in (thanks @CEE TEE!), the screws on the hinges are TIGHT.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Also, thanks again @JK47! I'm actually picking a JIS-compliant set soon. My cans are still out of commission for now, but I guess I can make do with my el cheapo IEMs while I'm trying to get these damn screws out.
        Jan 30, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh, I forgot. Yes! it has 4 JIS sizes.

        But even though I can thank this chat for informing me about them, Must maintain the rule not to break screwdriver sets! Sorry.

        iFixit Universal Bit Kit. I was seduced by the wooden box.

        https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/Universal-Bit-Kit/IF145-260-2

        You don't have to spend that much: smaller iFixit kits also include JIS. But no oak.
        Jan 30, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha! Drats, looks like I'll have to stop being stingy and get my own set! :P

        But yeah, glad this was educational for you and me both, Thad. If nothing else, I've been able to readjust my ears to less recessed mids, so it'll be interesting going back to the X00s as my primary cans.

        ... Once I get the headband sorted.
        Jan 30, 2018
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Sometimes when I need a chuckle I take a look at the Synergistic Research HOT thread on HF and share it with others.
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Never heard of this company until now. Just checked out their website - SMH. My jaw is still dropped.
        Jan 19, 2018
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "Never heard of this company until now"

        an internet problem: what is seen cannot be unseen.
        Jan 20, 2018
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        The fact that the HOT thread is still up makes me think HF isn't all censor-y. Then again, maybe SR just didn't fork over the cash.
        Jan 23, 2018
    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      ... Has anyone ever tried lining the ear canals on a dummy measurement head with soft leather or something, to simulate skin reflections?
      1. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Oh man, rule 34. :(
        Jan 16, 2018
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... THAT WAS NOT EVEN ON MY MIND :)))))
        Jan 16, 2018
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Sister went to a salon for blonde highlights (she's brunette), bottom 70% of hair turned straight up grey. She's crying. GDI.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @JK47, "I didn't go bald, the hair moved to my chest"

        You're lucky. The hair on my chest went grey and the head stuff started growing out of my nose and ears.

        I thought I could look distinguished and romantic in old[er] age, with a thick head of silver hair. All I got was the thick head.
        Jan 15, 2018
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Went back to the salon almost immediately after. They tried fixing it a bit and now it's an ashy blonde colour at the ends.

        It kinda sucks since my sister was pretty fond of her hair, but as you say, it does grow back. Ah well, maybe she'll just thwock the lot off and rock a pixie cut or something.
        Jan 15, 2018
      4. Lingering Sentiment
        Lingering Sentiment
        Glad they were able to fix it at least a little. Sorry to hear about the hair though. On the plus side, at least she escaped without face/scalp injuries. I've heard some real horror stories...
        Jan 15, 2018
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    A curmudgeon in a young adult's body.

    Schiit Modi 3+>Schiit-Nitsch Magni Piety/Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid>Sennheiser HD600/Klipsch HP-3
    Shanling m0>Etymōtic ER2XR (misodiko dual flange); Campfire Audio Solaris (Spiral Dot++/mallows)