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Another super late night listening to BF2 -> 3F -> hemp, rip me. Aug 5, 2020 at 5:05 AM

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    1. pure5152
      pure5152
      Another super late night listening to BF2 -> 3F -> hemp, rip me.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        You need sleep.
        Aug 5, 2020 at 7:08 AM
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    2. pure5152
      pure5152
      Having doug design plug-in LL1948 transformers for my 3F - should help provide more volume pot range and a slightly clearer sound.
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Looking forward to your write up pure5152! Heck, keep is short and simple, a paragraph or three, just to help ignoramuses like me understand the basic trade offs.
        Jul 31, 2020 at 12:42 PM
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        Yeah of course crenca! It was a fascinating learning experience going back and forth with doug and also reading white papers/textbooks. I wish I could write more here but there’s a 420 character limit. I’ll definitely explain in my write up later.
        Jul 31, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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      5. pure5152
        pure5152
        I went a bit overboard and decided to get the silver version of the LL1948 (LL1948ag), after hearing craig praise its sonic qualities: https://eddiecurrent.com/228-2/
        Aug 3, 2020 at 4:27 AM
    3. YMO
      YMO
      Welcome to the blue side. I'll forgive you just once, Mac and Grado user. ;)
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        @Vtory buy @pure5152 BW1. That would be Grado heaven without breaking the bank.
        Jul 23, 2020
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @YMO Maybe not for me. I've owned bw quite long. It does dimensions but I also need speed and plankton at the dsha-3f level if I waste cash this time. Sadly I know bw can't do it to that extent.
        Jul 23, 2020
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Didn't know you had a BW. My bad. I should get a higher end SS amp.
        Jul 23, 2020
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    4. pure5152
      pure5152
      The hemp grado is no joke, it just _sings_ out of the 3F, and I love it.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Nekkar is good shit thou. If you like Hard Prog, try T2.
        Jul 17, 2020
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Jul 17, 2020
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        @YMO I'll have to try that when I am back at college. Though I am in Colorado now, I am not 21 and don't know anyone. Plus at college I have my big jbls.
        Jul 17, 2020
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    5. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      check yo PM friend :o
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Hawaiian BBQ is sooo denk
        May 20, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Lets continue to spam on pure5152's profile page. It is awesome.
        May 20, 2020
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    6. pure5152
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Yes, those yoga blocks as headphone stand is a terrible idea. It will definitely hyperextend those headband and make them loose. May be he has a big head and it doesn't matter to him
        Apr 15, 2020
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I also hope you have your RGB keyboard ready too. I think he uses it on the mode where it ripples from where you press a key?
        Apr 15, 2020
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      4. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        We have a Zeos fan club right here..
        Apr 15, 2020
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    7. pure5152
      pure5152
      Walking around the apartment with BTR5 + Utopia/VC feels ridiculous, but it actualy sounds pretty good.
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      3. pure5152
        pure5152
        LOL good point. Utopia may as well be a pair of small loudspeakers by how open they are.
        Apr 9, 2020
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      4. F.L.N.
        F.L.N.
        What are your impressions about Fiio BTR5, is it a good device?
        Do you think the BTR5 balanced output can competently drive a Sennheiser HD-600?
        Apr 17, 2020
      5. pure5152
        pure5152
        I think it can, it definitely does a better job than the es100, which makes stuff sound underpowered.

        Just tried it with the JAR 650, and it sounds pretty dang dynamic, with surprisingly wide soundstage and everything. It sounds a lot better than I thought actually, holy shit.
        Apr 17, 2020
    8. pure5152
      pure5152
      Somehow, putting clear pads on the utopia makes it sound like a literal Clear++, which I LOVE. (Update: but 6khz peak is no)
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      3. pure5152
        pure5152
        Yeah, that's truly the ultimate joy of the hobby right: stop caring about components and just enjoy more music, and appreciate the slight differences each headphone you may have may bring.

        The only reason I got the Utopia was I was just to curious to hear how it sounds with the 3F, given the Clears already sound so exceptional. Balanced cable arrives tomorrow so can't wait to hear how it is.
        Apr 2, 2020
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        Full disclosure update: I actually reverted back to regular utopia pads. The added bass and warmth was nice, but I ended up finding the 6khz peak too fatiguing/grating after a longer time listening.
        Apr 2, 2020
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      5. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Stellia pads on Utopia get a nod from me, but I get to play with these things for free. Stupid how expensive the Focal-brand pads are...
        Apr 2, 2020
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    9. pure5152
      pure5152
      VC/Clear + 3F = <3, utopia + BW = </3
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Ummm... April fools?
        Apr 1, 2020
      3. pure5152
        pure5152
        Lol yeah definitely. Beats solo pro isn’t even wired. Decided to edit my original status to something truer, because the original status was just kinda stupid.
        Apr 1, 2020
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      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Dekoni Elite Hybrid pads are worth trying, though on some amps, like the Feliks Euphoria, they turn the Utopia into a bloated muddy mess.
        Apr 1, 2020
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    10. pure5152
      pure5152
      Stay at home order for Bay Area. Grocery stores largely out of stock. Stay safe everyone.
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    11. pure5152
      pure5152
      The LUNA was the best IEM I had ever heard, then the left driver sounded tinny/quiet/far away, now it's okay? WTF is going on.
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      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        No yeah, they're still sending a replacement. Tom from dunu explained it's likely because the driver surround, while small, is very very soft, and is more prone to vacuum issues. It makes a lot of sense, but just in case they're still sending a replacement and gonna thoroughly inspect this current unit.
        Mar 10, 2020
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      3. james444
        james444
        Mar 11, 2020
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        "The best way to minimize / avoid pressure buildup ... is to make your ear canal as wide as possible. You can do this by opening your mouth and pulling your ear backwards / upwards during insertion. Once the tip is fully inserted, let go of your ear and close your mouth to make your ear canal narrower again and create a seal." Thanks for the tip James!
        Mar 11, 2020
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    12. pure5152
      pure5152
      ECP 3F arrived. Black anodized with bubinga wood and red LEDs. Holy shit, it's beautiful.
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      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        Ahhh yes, I was waiting for someone to ask about it :) I actually did use tidal lossless before, but ended up going back to spotify because: (1) liked spotify's UI a lot better; (2) I listen to a lot of J-rock and other songs that simply weren't on Tidal; (3) I compared MP3 and FLAC and found MP3 "good enough for me”; (4) money. Now that I have much better gear and higher income, though, I may try it again!
        Mar 7, 2020
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I also didn’t want to make a whole post just to note your 3F is the nicest looking one I’ve seen
        Mar 7, 2020
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        Thanks!! Yeah, I think the bubinga and black look stunning as well. That said, look out for future pictures of other amps, doug showed me the wood sides of others and some of them are quite striking.
        Mar 7, 2020
    13. pure5152
      pure5152
      BW1 arrived. This amp has body and soul, I like it!
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      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        Before the BW1, I really considered selling my PMx2, because the Verite Closed and Focal Clear were getting all the head-time for me. But the BW1 has completely transformed it for me, bringing it much closer to the other headphones in terms of enjoyment. Vocals are euphoric, and dynamics and soundstage are much improved, no fatigue. Absolutely loving this pairing especially so far.
        Mar 5, 2020
      3. pure5152
        pure5152
        Oh shit it's 3:20am. Where did the time go...
        Mar 5, 2020
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      pure5152
    15. pure5152
      pure5152
      Had a wonderful call with Craig talking about BW, the pains of running a business, and his future plans. What a great guy, wish him well.
    16. pure5152
      pure5152
      Was able to audition the new LUNA IEM (and the rest of the DUNU lineup), and was extremely impressed. Will try posting impressions soon.
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      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        Yeah, the LUNA is the real deal. Sold my beloved Andros and purchased one.
        Feb 20, 2020
    17. pure5152
      pure5152
      Woah, when was I made a friend? This is a huge honor. Thanks sbaf for accepting me into the community.
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      3. pure5152
        pure5152
        Thanks tommytakis! You've been super friendly to me, and I've appreciated that :)

        That bar/pub analogy is great: know what you're getting into (lol yeah, not a bank), come in, introduce yourself, be kind and cordial and listen to get a feel for the culture, and slowly get to know people and start contributing yourself. I still have a long ways to go too, but it’s been rewarding so far. Thanks again guys!
        Nov 20, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        All I'm gonna say is you're a nice person and use a screencap from Nichijou (I think?? haven't seen it in years) for your profile photo— you're good in my books.
        Nov 20, 2019
      5. pure5152
        pure5152
        Yeah!! It's a screencap from ep1 of Nichijou, when Yuuko gets hit by the red cow - super happy you recognize it! (here's the only clip I could find on youtube, in case anyone's interested: https://youtu.be/DFOr1xV8pcg?t=207)
        Nov 20, 2019
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    18. pure5152
      pure5152
      I made it this far without being a friend, but more importantly without donating. Fixed that just now, thanks for everything guys.
    19. pure5152
      pure5152
      Seems like everyone is trying to start "black friday" sales earlier and earlier. Almost seems like a race to the bottom...
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I forget the details, but it was a day on which really bad economic things happened, right? Bit weird to celebrate it.
        Nov 16, 2019
      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        No, it's the day that their budgets go from red to black. As in finally profitable.
        Nov 16, 2019
      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        It's their financials rather than their budgets. Sorry, accounting OCD kicking in.
        Nov 16, 2019
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    20. pure5152
      pure5152
      Madeon's latest album "Good Faith" is soo good. Would highly recommend checking out!
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    Gear List:
    Systems:
    - Gungnir Multibit A2 -> ECP 3F (Amorphous) -> Utopia
    - ES100 -> LUNA

    Headphones:
    - Focal Utopia
    - ZMF Auteur (blackwood, from @drgumbybrain)
    - DUNU Luna
    - PMx2 (will sell soon...)
    - Verite Closed (Ironwood) (will sell soon...)
    - Focal Clear (will sell soon...)
    - Drop x FDX1 (will sell soon...)
    - EarStudio HE100 (will sell soon...)

    Amps:
    - DNA Sonett 2 (from @tommytakis)
    - ECP 3F (amorphous)
    - EC BW1 (will sell soon...)
    - ES100

    DAC:
    - Gungnir Multibit (2019)
    - Mojo (will sell soon...)
    - Fiio BTR5 (will sell soon...)
    - ES100

    Previously owned and sold (ordered by most recent):
    - Upgraded Bottlehead S.E.X. 3.0 (Given to @gaspasser)
    - Grado HF-3 (Sold to @philimon)
    - THX AAA 789 (Sold to @unkgd)
    - Asgard 3 (Sold to @tommytakis)
    - Verite Open (Pheasantwood) (Sold to @ader)
    - CA Andromeda (with Ref-8 cable)
    - ZDT Jr
    - Schiit Loki
    - Sennheiser hd6xx
    - Little Bear (with burson op-amp)
    - he4xx
    - Eikon (purpleheart)
    - Atticus (purpleheart)
    - Eikon (cherry)
    - Jomo samba
    - Oppo pm-3
    - grado gs1000i
    - grado rs2e
    - Little Dot i+
    - grado sr80e

    Heard extensively:
    - Hifiman hexx
    - Stax L700
    - Mr Speaker's Ether flow Open (version 1)
    - KSE 1200

    Signature

    Bifrost 2 -> ECP 3F (amorphous) / DNA Sonett 2 -> Grado Hemp / Utopia / Auteur (blackwood)​