rhythmdevils
Last Activity:
Jun 20, 2021 at 12:43 PM
Joined:
Apr 15, 2020
Messages:
1,965
Trophy Points:
113
Positive ratings received:
3,854
Neutral ratings received:
5
Negative ratings received:
8

Post Ratings

Received: Given:
Like / Agree 3,749 1,811
Dislike / Shitpost 4 2
Respectively Disagree 5 3
Epic 105 71
Miss Information 4 0
Gender:
Male
Birthday:
Oct 3, 1983 (Age: 37)
Location:
Bay Area

Share This Page

rhythmdevils

Best SBAF member of all time, Male, 37, from Bay Area

Staff Member Friend

The Magni stack to end all Magni stacks https://i.imgur.com/WTFAuxf.jpg Jun 19, 2021 at 5:28 PM

rhythmdevils was last seen:
Engaged in conversation, Jun 20, 2021 at 12:43 PM
    1. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      1. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        2 Loki? Are they both in the signal path?
        Jun 20, 2021 at 7:27 AM
    2. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      How much more resolving is something like a Pavane L3 or Wavelight vs Gungnir A1 in realistic terms?
      1. nishan99 likes this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. penguins
        penguins
        About the same ballpark as going from a Gungnir to Yggdrasil to me. Except WL and Pavane L3 were a little more resolving than Yggdrasil in their particular ballpark.
        Jun 18, 2021 at 10:49 AM
        Cryptowolf likes this.
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I don’t feel like anything is lacking but resolution. I love the tone of the Gungnir A1. But I’ve got some very resolving transducers now and just feel like they could convey more information which would be thrilling.
        Jun 18, 2021 at 10:51 AM
        Cryptowolf likes this.
      5. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        Wait for the Gungnir upgrade.
        Jun 18, 2021 at 12:52 PM
    3. Ant Page
      Ant Page
      Sorry
      1. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        @Ant Page You have posted publicly on his profile. To PM someone either click on their forum avatar then "start a conversation" from there. Or from their profile go to the Information tab then scroll down until you find it under the Interact heading.
        Jun 13, 2021
        pure5152 and Lyander like this.
      2. Ant Page
        Ant Page
        oops, sorry about that
        Jun 14, 2021 at 5:36 AM
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        You may want to redact your email address here? Just for propriety's sake if nothing else perhaps
        Jun 14, 2021 at 9:42 AM
        Jinxy245 and pure5152 like this.
    4. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      If the Magni3+ was put into a big enclosure they could sell it for 800$
      1. Tchoupitoulas, cameng318 and Merrick like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I agree with @Cellist88...it is as good as a $99 SS amp can be. Amazing performance for how small.
        Jun 10, 2021
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I’ve heard solid state amps with better technicalities but I’ve never heard a solid state amp with such perfect tonality. And it’s technicalities are not far behind. I think people are just lost in perceived clarity and don’t hear how greet this amp is.
        Jun 10, 2021
        Gazny likes this.
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        All of you are right, but it would be a rip off.
        Jun 11, 2021
        rhythmdevils likes this.
    5. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Audeze LCD-X incoming (brand new from the Audeze online store). Will post impressions and if necessary modify them.
      1. crenca, FlySweep, jexby and 1 other person like this.
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Did you ask for 15 of them to see how many are grade A?
        Jun 6, 2021
        rhythmdevils likes this.
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Damnit I forgot to check that box on the order!
        Jun 6, 2021
        ChaChaRealSmooth likes this.
    6. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I wish iems were more resolving. Even the best aren’t great. BA’s sound fast but aren’t actually very resolving of information.
      1. nishan99 likes this.
      2. nishan99
        nishan99
        Same reason why most people think SS amps are more resolving, the fast and etched sound is good at faking texture.

        For IEMs I think it's the single driver things that would be the hope, single dynamics or orthos.
        Jun 3, 2021
        Cryptowolf likes this.
    7. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      In addition to BBQ today, let’s remember all of the people who have died to give us the freedom to fret about audio gear.
      1. Jinxy245, ergopower, Wilson and 2 others like this.
    8. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      The Magni 3+ sounds so good! Holy %#^#. Best solid state headphone amp I’ve ever heard. Does a fantastic job with efficient orthos.
      1. Jinxy245, Wilson, shambles and 3 others like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Why is it discontinued? And does MJ1 sound better than 2-3?
        Jun 1, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        MJ2 was recently discontinued due to parts shortages. Debate still ongoing between MJ1 and MJ2. I do know there had to be some compromises and workarounds to incorporate tubes into MJ2.
        Jun 1, 2021
      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Bad move adding tubes. An Uber Magni 3+ would be such a great amp.
        Jun 1, 2021
    9. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Anyone know an amp builder in the Bay Area, CA who might be able to work on a First Watt DIY clone? It’s noisy with headphones... :(
    10. loadexfa
      loadexfa
      My Focal Clears showed up yesterday in a purse. I have no idea why you think Focals are hipster jewelry.
      1. Cryptowolf, Azimuth, Gazny and 2 others like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. loadexfa
      4. Soups
        Soups
        Attach a belt to your case and you'll have yourself a fancy french focal fanny pack. Also known as FFFFP™.
        May 20, 2021
        fraggler and loadexfa like this.
      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        It’s spelled Focaaaaaal with emphasis on the nose up in the air
        May 21, 2021
        Soups and loadexfa like this.
    11. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Anyone ever tried these weird skinny pads for the HD650? Seems like they probably need velour but the pads are definitely interesting.
      1. View previous comments...
      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        It is a bummer that it costs a quarter of the total headphone price just to replace the pads on a 6XX.
        May 20, 2021
        Jinxy245 and Lyander like this.
      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Drop's selling a bunch of replacement pads for the HD6XX and 58X: https://drop.com/buy/drop-earpads-for-hd6xx-and-hd58x

        At first I thought they were the Dekoni ones (velour, hybrid velour, sheepskin, defenestrated sheep's skin) but the manufacturer doesn't seem to be identified (I'm not interested enough to trawl through all the reviews or discussion posts for them).
        May 20, 2021
      4. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        The construction looks like 100% Dekoni to me. Their velour pads have a two-piece stitched construction that is folded over and hand glued onto a plastic frame, which unfortunately is a major design flaw. The velour fabric pulls off the frame exposing the foam. Dekoni has sent me a new pair but the second pair failed the same way.
        May 20, 2021
        DigMe likes this.
    12. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I need one of these hats to reduce the noise in my brain. I bet this would create an unbelievable black background.
      1. View previous comments...
      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Where's the fun in that?
        May 17, 2021
        rhythmdevils and Thad E Ginathom like this.
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        People won't suspect and run away.

        You can close enough to engage strangers with a long tirade about how great your anti-radiation hat is and they need one too.
        May 17, 2021
        rhythmdevils likes this.
      4. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Even if you’re stealthy, we will know you’re a lunatic.
        May 17, 2021
        Thad E Ginathom and rhythmdevils like this.
    13. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Haha why does clicking the site title open up the PayPal app for me sometimes? Is this a suggestive thing?
    14. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Are there different versions of the LCD-2 Classic? Or is a used one going to sound the same as a new one? You never know with Audeze
      1. View previous comments...
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        At least 2021 ones come with newer pads (different foam, different surface, different dimension). No idea if they changed internal structures. Maybe not.

        Audeze is imo the riskiest choice in buying used. Nobody can confirm with confidence.
        May 3, 2021
        rhythmdevils and loadexfa like this.
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Yes I’ve bought some of the new pads and they’re a significant upgrade from the older ones. I’m considering posting about it. Everyone should upgrade.
        May 3, 2021
        purr1n, loadexfa and Tchoupitoulas like this.
      4. edd
        edd
        May 3, 2021
    15. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Anyone know what the thin stretchy material used for dust protection in most earpads is called? You know the thin stuff you can see through
      1. View previous comments...
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Always just thought it was called "acoustically transparent fabric/cloth" but pantyhose sounds about right.
        May 1, 2021
        Cryptowolf, Jinxy245 and rhythmdevils like this.
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        The fabric/cloth is very thick. Not transparent.
        May 1, 2021
      4. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        @crenca That is Raising Arizona! One of my favorite movies. I'm now flush with internet bucks, sweet! But I'll still take those Huggies and all the cash you got...
        May 2, 2021
    16. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Why do AliExpress sellers so often send more than you ordered or paid for? So often I order an earpad and just keep getting them.
      1. Thad E Ginathom likes this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        You better just shake hands now! It's not a request...
        Apr 27, 2021
        DigMe, Gazny and rhythmdevils like this.
      4. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I'm looking at this one now that starts off talking about a guy named John who's having a 'Monday' kind of Thursday but actually John is a workaholic, so this is good. Later, I *think* it's trying to teach me how to apologize. Words like "PHRASE" and "INTERJECTION" keep showing up in caps. Gaslighting me like an alcoholic stepmom, tryna make me feel like I need to apologize for something. It's great.
        Apr 27, 2021
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        @rhythmdevils Language gap - you actually signed up for the headphone pads SUBSCRIPTION
        Apr 27, 2021
    17. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      How do you say “right angle plug” as in 3.5mm right angle plug in Polish? I’m trying to find a plug to have shipped to Forza for a cable
      1. View previous comments...
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        :) I'd honestly like to see him try, as I have only ever done 8 wires into full sized connectors. But with how much business he does, I could completely understand him not having the time to mess around with it.
        Apr 19, 2021
        Cryptowolf and rhythmdevils like this.
      3. Kashalott
        Kashalott
        "wtyk kątowy 3,5mm" should be the right phrase
        Apr 19, 2021
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Thank you @Kashalott ! I can’t find one that is likely to fit the T50rp. But that phrase worked.
        Apr 19, 2021
    18. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I’m going to write a parody of the John Prine song and the chorus will go “There’s a hole in my brain where IT jargon goes”
      1. Ringingears likes this.
    19. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Have Corporate Overlords tweaked iOS autocorrect? I keep getting random corporations some I’ve never heard of getting corrected to.
      1. dubharmonic likes this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        My phone autocorrects dog to either dig or fig. At no point in my life have I wanted to discuss the AKC Fig competition or my great weekend dig handling.
        Apr 8, 2021
        rhythmdevils likes this.
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        no problems with dumbass autocorrects over-emphasizing corporations on Android.
        Apr 8, 2021
        rhythmdevils likes this.
      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        First thing to do with a new phone: teach it obscenities. Saves everybody time in the long run.
        Apr 8, 2021
        Cryptowolf and Deep Funk like this.
    20. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Am I the only one who isn’t madly in love with Phoebe Bridgers or totally sold on her music?
      1. yotacowboy likes this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        I think the reality is that a lot of music gets hype these days because (young) people find the singer relatable. Clairo, Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail, Phoebe Bridgers, etc.
        Apr 1, 2021
      4. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        I don't think there's anything wrong with that, but it more has to do with the personality and personal reactions to music then the actual music sometimes. Eh I mean, as long as people are enjoying themselves.
        Apr 1, 2021
        rhythmdevils likes this.
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Nice, but... Nope. She isn't dragging me away from Joni Mitchell.

        I love songs with good lyrics. Music and poetry, hand in hand. And good lyrics often stand alone /as/ poetry.

        But I spend a lot of time listening to songs in languages I don't understand at all.
        Apr 2, 2021
        Sqveak likes this.
  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 3, 1983 (Age: 37)
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Gear List:
    —Source—

    Pi2AES -> Gungnir A1 | RDAC ->

    —iem rig—

    Schiit Loki -> Drop THX 789 with Sigma11 LPS ->

    og Solaris
    Andromeda 2020
    Andromeda MW10
    LE Solaris 2020 (want to sell)

    —Ortho rig—

    Cavalli SOHA1 | First Watt F7 | First Watt Aleph J ->

    All orthos are either modded or in the que to be modded

    Hifiman HE6se V1 and V2
    Hifiman HE560 V4
    Audeze LCD-2 Classic (modded)
    Fostex T50rp (very involved mod, one of my best orthos)
    Aiwa HP-500
    2 NAD RP-18 Kapton
    3 TDS-15
    TDS-5
    TDS-7
    TDS-16
    Fostex T20v2
    Fostex T20v1
    FostexT10
    3 Yamaha HP-1 Anistropic
    4 Yamaha YH-3
    Photographer | Filmmaker

    Signature

    Past their prime, smoked cigarettes and drank whiskey for decades, doesn't wash the area between legs and crotch, hairy chested, hairy backed, untrained, hungover, hoarse, thrice divorced, off key male vocals.