Lyander
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Lyander

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

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TFW when you get roped in to writing copies for a girls' magazine. Mildly thankful I worked as a copywriter once upon a time. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:46 AM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Technicalities take a hit, midrange is weirdly coloured unlike the HP-3 where it just sounds recessed, maybe a tad aggressive (not resulting from excess treble which is its own issue). Wouldn't trust these yet IMO since it's stock compensation with channel mismatch through mids, but janky low-mid treble weirdness aside the upper end really is duller than stock.

        What was the phrase? Ah right: Do not recommend.
        May 31, 2019
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I have a tiny bit of basshead admittedly. Didn't realize this until I tried some ZMF cans. Now I think my LCD-3 is too flat in that area.

        I really don't like the look of the area above 300 Hz. Probably not for me.
        May 31, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yup. Cup issues aside a main complaint I had with the X00 was the lack of "body" to vocals, turned out to be a function of lower-mid dips. This actually reminds me a bit of the Fostexes only a bit less *shout* and more "honk" in the mids. Stock 650 pads are still normal to me, so my ears probably aren't dumb :))
        May 31, 2019
    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      TIL you can instantly go all-caps or undo all-caps on GBoard by highlighting text and tapping the shift key.
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    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Remember talk here before but having trouble finding it. Thoughts on IEM measurements in free air? Might be less trouble for upper octaves.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Random aside not worth making another status about:
        MOTHER%**#$ I thought hearing in my left ear was going, turns out channel balance in Win10 somehow went 93-100. I blame the cat hopping onto my keyboard every 5 minutes.
        May 28, 2019
      2. La Cenric
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @La Cenric That's the one! Thanks, had trouble looking for it. Not quite thinking of a shorter coupler so much as nozzle suspended maybe a couple mm from microphone, just to get rid of peaks and resonances altogether. Won't be representative at all of what people hear, but might be interesting to compare v. proper couplers
        May 29, 2019
    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      New Aladdin movie is fun. It's loads better when it isn't trying to be the original cartoon (same with W. Smith trying to be R. Williams).
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        After consulting with an expert (my daughter) I am off since they've already done Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book, Dumbo, Pete's Dragon & Sleeping Beauty is in the works (I was referring more to the 90's stuff) . They have plans for Mulan as well as much more...this is (not surprisingly) well thought out already. Much more to come.
        May 27, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... I forgot about Dumbo. Haven't seen the it yet but the fact that it's completely slipped my mind just goes to show we're perhaps oversaturated, haha. Forgot The Lion King was up soon too.

        I just read the article. Yeah, wow, that's a lot. Prince Charming('s brother) will have a film?!?! Maleficent is getting a sequel?!
        May 27, 2019
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      I thought the HD650 suddenly grew Audeze-level subbass. Turns out the heavy machinery next door was starting up. Lol.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        No but seriously two places on either side of the house have been packed with construction for over half a year now. Fuck this literal noise.
        May 25, 2019
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        So your house is like the HF of houses?
        May 25, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @DigMe only if the places where actual construction is taking place are subreddits (perhaps a mean joke at Reddit's expense)
        May 26, 2019
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      Demoing the CA Solaris just out of my mobile made me consider giving up my desktop system for a bit. Dear Yeshua that was scary.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Interestingly, where I could never get the Andros to fit at all (have to press them in), the Solari are secure enough with deep insertion and ear hooks; shell not weighty enough to risk falling out I think. Long nozzles ftw.
        May 24, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        That's what she said.
        May 25, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Precisely :)))
        May 25, 2019
    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      [Help] Any way to determine the specs on Fostex HP-V1 battery? Opened it to get rid of dust and found battery swelling a bit.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        It's slight but I had trouble fitting the board back into chassis when I tried, which is when I noticed there was something off: https://i.imgur.com/0hqtHsQ.jpg
        May 24, 2019
      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Be wary of swollen lithium batteries - bad things can happen.
        May 27, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @atomicbob that's the worry. I was supposed to ship these off to a new home but realised that'd have been stupid given the condition. This sucks.
        May 27, 2019
    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Met up with a friend, have an interesting toy on loan. Think fun Sony. No prizes but person who guesses correctly has bragging rights :))
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Sadly, neither @Tachikoma nor @Bill-P got it. Both those are definitely weird, but I'd personally rank these around just as :))
        May 22, 2019
      4. kn19h7
        kn19h7
        PFR-V1?
        May 22, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @kn19h7 wins :))

        I wish these were mine because I'd love to mess around and mod em, but for now I'm just running through my library and trying non-invasive stuff.
        May 22, 2019
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    9. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Vtory the main reason I explored the site was because they had some squiggles for less common gear, my own main headphones included for reference :P

        The translation is passable enough, the graphs are their main selling point IMO, even though I'm still trying to decipher them.
        May 20, 2019
      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        I like that they have so many items, and impedance measurements for everything.
        May 21, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        ^^ Yup! Still can't quite make sense of their comp and CSDs are weird to read but they certainly go out of their way to put gear through thorough testing.
        May 21, 2019
    10. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Elnrik Pretty much my thoughts too. They'll probably be more aggressive in other regions like my own to compensate, lol. Huawei is already pretty ubiquitous hereabouts dangit :))

        Not to mention homebrew app store yaay?
        May 20, 2019
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Huawei could be in deep trouble. They are absolutely dependent on US companies for many components that cannot just be sourced elsewhere and their in-house processors are way behind the game.
        May 20, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @DigMe I honestly didn't know that Huawei was so depended on others for their components. Given they're based in Shenzhen where they practically breathe tech I'd have thought they'd be somewhat more autonomous.

        And lol at Kirin SoC memes (Am I doing that right? I think I am)
        May 20, 2019
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      Anyone here gotten ears on the Etymōtic ER-6i before? Not much data on it, let alone measurements measurements.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I use them with Shure Olives for more comfort. I am hoping to replace the Noble X before too long because these aren’t a great solution for music listening if you want any low freqs. The other freqs are inoffensive with decent detail IMO.
        May 19, 2019
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      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        If you're more lower-treble sensitive with headphones than IEMs, maybe your concha bowls are more efficient than 'average' - see blue curve here: https://bit.ly/2VBTUqn
        May 20, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @DigMe sounds like a decent portable pair then, haha. Well it'll be maybe a week before they get here, so there's that time before I drop more needless impressions :P

        @Biodegraded I'll be honest, I've been suspecting the same for a while now, but short of proper testing I'd rather not risk coming off as uppity and just call myself treble-insensitive, haha
        May 20, 2019
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Oh, parts 1 and 2 are in the Pics of Your Pet thread!
        May 18, 2019
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I predict it was the right nut that was used for leverage...
        May 18, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        May 18, 2019
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    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      *Only* black Bifrost chassis available at schiit.com? Fuck, where was this several months ago.
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        IIRC, in 3/2016 it was < US$60.
        May 18, 2019
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      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Let me know if you need rubber feet…I'll be happy to post you some.
        May 18, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Syzygy just saw this! Nah I'm good on rubber feet, but thanks! Just wanted to report that nah, they're not selling the chassis by themselves at the moment which is probably for the best.

        I'm telling myself it's not worth wasting money for a marginal improvement in SQ and aesthetics and I'm better off saving for an overall better DAC, haha.
        May 18, 2019
    14. Lyander
      Lyander
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      Lyander
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha, you beat me to saying it! Perhaps not CIEM since I doubt they have that kinda budget, but universals would have been cool.
        May 13, 2019
      4. netforce
        netforce
        I wonder if other communities react the same the way we do. They didn't make the episode for audiophiles, they made it for their average viewers. And also to probably trigger actual audiophiles.
        May 13, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @netforce my hobbies are specific and kinda niche but if they go for fountain pens I'll let you know if they're just as outrageous :))
        May 15, 2019
    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      SQ is horrific and the movie itself is pretty bland but the Greatest Showman soundtrack is a fun listen.
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        After seeing the movie, I was bummed at how terrible the soundtrack sounded on Tidal. A fun listen made a lot less fun thanks to modern mastering norms AND gear that doesn't hide the flaws.
        May 10, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Soups On first listen I immediately wanted to buy cheap cables and strangle the person that okayed this. It makes Imagine Dragons sound like a Deutsche Grammophon record. The soundtrack is the fun kind I can normally easily get behind, but I was being polite when I called sound quality horrific.
        May 10, 2019
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      Lyander
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Also, if you're coming in for a medical examination, be completely honest for the love of fuck. Hide nothing.
        May 8, 2019
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      3. Mr.Sneis
        Mr.Sneis
        Moral of the story.... know when you drink a lava lamp!
        May 8, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Get the ones with higher kerosene content!
        May 8, 2019
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      It's 4AM and my cat has the fucking zoomies. Nearly knocked over way too much $ in decorative alcohol*
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Elnrik aww, poor cat. Owner's a total asshat :)) (I can relate though, wth is it with cats and toes)

        @crazychile cat stays in my room because the other one hates her. Happened to may way too many times, they hurt just thinking about it. Agh.
        May 6, 2019
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        I'm more of a sphincter fedora, not your run of the mill asshat, TYVM...
        May 6, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Oh great, it's a *persnickety* anal bowler. Fun.
        May 7, 2019
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      What happens when current rating is too high? Buying cheap and the *person* behind the counter insists on no difference between 10A and 20A.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        It's especially fun considering my rig is the sonic equivalent of tossing weights on either end of a seesaw to try and keep things level, haha.

        And hey, at least you're into the fine adjustments phase! I'm still looking for a sound I can live with haha.
        May 2, 2019
      3. Taverius
        Taverius
        Only really matters for fuses, BTW. There, if you buy a bigger than original you have the possibility that some issue might kill something important inside instead of the fuse.
        May 2, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        That's what I was worried about, yep. Either way turns out I can just shrug it off with DACs, so it's one less thing to worry about :P
        May 2, 2019
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Getting a 403 for the new MD branding thread. For the record I already miss the old logo and hate the 6XX price bump.
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    Gender:
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    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