takato14
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Sep 24, 1993 (Age: 26)
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Michigan, USA
Occupation:
Gentex Corporation

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takato14

Doglover, Male, 26, from Michigan, USA

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guess I'll stop lurking now Apr 23, 2020

takato14 was last seen:
Jul 3, 2020
    1. takato14
      takato14
      guess I'll stop lurking now
      1. zerodeefex, Claritas, Azteca and 5 others like this.
      2. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        well well well, about time big guy. Great to see you around.
        Apr 24, 2020
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        Pleased that you're OK, Tak.
        Apr 25, 2020
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      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Glad you're back! Hope you stick around and enjoy yourself.
        Apr 30, 2020
    2. Azteca
      Azteca
      Saw one of the knockoff avatars and thought about you. I hope all is well. I'm curious: did you pretty much give up on vintage headphones and embrace the HD800?
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      3. takato14
        takato14
        Promptly thereafter, I built my own measurement rig and started building a database for it. I also started a vintage collection. I now have the greater half of the past 60 years worth of siginificant developments in headphone technology in my closet and daily an SR-Lambda Signature.

        HD800 has been forsaken, having left my stable a few years ago. But I may rebuy one cheaply to toy around with mods for it. ;)
        Apr 23, 2020
      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        Hey, welcome back! I might be gifted an Audio-Technica AT-706. Any experience with that or similar models?
        Apr 24, 2020
      5. takato14
        takato14
        @Azteca The AT-706 and other models from this time period were from the period where AT's headphone division was just starting out, so they're just cheap OEM drivers in their own housing. AT did not start making their own driver designs until the ATH-5 and ATH-6D, which are 53mm dome drivers that share much of the same DNA as the modern Art monitor series (ATH-AD5/7/900/X and such)
        Apr 28, 2020
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    3. Clmntbnr
      Clmntbnr
      New here, couldn't find the "send a private message" button. Anyway, I'm extremely interested on how your project to put HD800's drivers into a K1000 turned out. Did you do it ?
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        To send PM's select a username and then select "Start a conversation"
        Mar 28, 2017
    4. takato14
      takato14
      Nabbed an AKG K270 Playback, now here I am bopping my head and tapping my foot. AKG midrange with slamming bass. wtf.
      1. Claritas and Deep Funk like this.
    5. takato14
      takato14
      Day 5. I am finally starting to notice all the extra information the HD800 is throwing at me. Mother of god.
      1. JK47, Azteca, FlySweep and 2 others like this.
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      3. HitmanFluffy
        Aug 1, 2016
      4. Jun
        Jun
        Between the HE-6 and HD 800, both out of good amps which one would you choose?
        Aug 7, 2016
      5. takato14
        takato14
        HD800

        the HE-6 just isn't as clean, and no amp will change that

        there's also this nasty treble coloration on the HE-6 that makes them sound simultaneously distant and hissy that's not present on the senns, but that could change with amplification so grain of salt
        Aug 8, 2016
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    6. takato14
      takato14
      Sennheiser HD800 motherfuckers. Dayum.
      1. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        Your first time hearing them?
        Jul 25, 2016
      2. bazelio
        bazelio
        LOL. True!
        Jul 25, 2016
      3. takato14
        takato14
        Second time actually, @FlySweep. Tried them in a coffee shop a couple years back. Didn't like them at the time... I was hella deaf back then lmao
        Jul 25, 2016
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    7. takato14
      takato14
      "I'm looking at the O2 for my LCD-2 portable rig once I have it." -- me, 4+ years ago on head-fi. LOL. #mistakes-have-been-made
      1. sphinxvc, Riotvan, Serious and 8 others like this.
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      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        O2, Audeze, furry avatar...it all adds up. :p
        Jul 15, 2016
      4. Serious
        Serious
        LCD-2 portable rig...
        Jul 15, 2016
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      5. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Haha, i can relate. 15 years ago i started with a HD600 and a nice tube amp. Should've left well enough alone but nope, HF fucked with my head....
        Jul 15, 2016
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    8. takato14
      1. brencho
        brencho
        6" #onagoodday
        Jul 15, 2016
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    9. takato14
      takato14
      fuck headphones
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        At least buy them dinner first.
        Jun 30, 2016
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Please tell me the that you gave up on the DT48. Then this message makes sense. Keep it as an artefact of massive failure to remind mankind in the future.
        Jul 1, 2016
      4. takato14
        takato14
        Jul 1, 2016
    10. Ushi
      Ushi
      Hi, i've just got the HD-S9 and saw you modding one in your profile. Please public the detail of your mods when you finished it. Thx.
      1. takato14
        takato14
        Just warning you... the HD-S9 is a piece of garbage, the driver has no potential whatsoever, it cannot push bass or treble no matter what you do to it. I spent weeks working on it and nothing ever worked. Hopefully you didn't pay too much for it.
        Jun 29, 2016
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      2. Ushi
        Ushi
        Yeah, i though so too after changing the rotted damping foam. Just wanna se what can you do and learn more from it, i like to collect and fix vintage headphone. I paid 25$ shipped for it. Mayb ill put the ath-2 driver into it someday.
        Jun 30, 2016
    11. takato14
      takato14
      Been over 6 weeks since the amp I want for my HE-6 showed up for sale. Pissed.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        What amp?
        Apr 6, 2016
      2. takato14
        takato14
        Sansui AU-G77XII. Haven't seen even one up for sale since the one I had lined up on eBay sold back in February. :/
        Apr 6, 2016
    12. takato14
      takato14
      Thanks ravi. No, really, thank you.
    13. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      You deserve a good custom title for all your efforts. People with your knowledge and skills are rare...
      1. Claritas
        Claritas
        Hear, hear!
        Mar 31, 2016
      2. takato14
        takato14
        *blushes*
        Mar 31, 2016
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    14. takato14
      takato14
      RE: MOTW: Does plush dragon ass count?
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I didn't put it up but I'm going to make an exec decision and say that doesn't count.
        Mar 17, 2016
      3. takato14
        takato14
        b-but I already bought the HE-6
        Mar 17, 2016
      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Only if the plush dragon can into a hot thick and juicy chick.
        Mar 18, 2016
    15. takato14
      takato14
      WTF, people on head-fi saying the SE-Master 1's measurements are good. I fucking give up.
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      2. HitmanFluffy
        HitmanFluffy
        Hey, Jude said the HD700 was a good headphone
        Jan 28, 2016
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      3. takato14
        takato14
        and hopefully now it is :^)
        Jan 28, 2016
      4. mtoc
        mtoc
        LOL, they ain't know what a ok measurement should loook.
        Feb 10, 2016
    16. takato14
      takato14
      Ravi, that YH-100 better get here soon, I'm going insane without my SS-100
      1. zerodeefex likes this.
      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Been working from home sick young padawan. Haven't been able to get it from work yet.
        Jan 26, 2016
      3. takato14
        takato14
        Im just kidding of course, take your time and feel better soon <3
        Jan 26, 2016
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    17. takato14
      takato14
      Tyll has received the HD700. T H E H Y P E I S R E A L
      1. Deep Funk, Thujone, Rotijon and 2 others like this.
      2. lm4der
        lm4der
        Graphs or it didn't happen.
        Jan 24, 2016
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      3. takato14
        takato14
        He hasn't opened the package yet. He probably doesn't work on weekends.
        Jan 24, 2016
      4. lm4der
        lm4der
        Ah yeah. Ok, should be soon!
        Jan 24, 2016
    18. takato14
      takato14
      Yay, down to only one headphone. Watch the HD700 still measure like shit. My fate is in your hands, Tyll.
      1. lm4der, PoochZag and Smitty like this.
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      3. takato14
        takato14
        wait what

        I have discord, what server/channel
        Jan 20, 2016
      4. lm4der
        lm4der
        Can't wait to see Tyll's measurements. In the end it all came down to the pads, yes?
        Jan 20, 2016
      5. takato14
        takato14
        yeah the pads turned out to be the majority of the issue, but I also took the highs down a lot with some damping

        we'll see if im deaf or not soon, though I will say that while they are better than stock and extremely precise sounding I was finding them relatively unenjoyable compared to the Sansui or even the Pioneers...
        Jan 20, 2016
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    19. takato14
      takato14
      ok so lm4der won't stop baiting me to go to the IRC but I dont even have the foggiest recollection of the channel and password
      1. lm4der likes this.
      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        YGPM.
        Jan 12, 2016
    20. takato14
      takato14
      Tried to open the shoutbox this morning. It's like a child coming home to a house fire after kidnergarten.
      1. lm4der, thegunner100 and FlySweep like this.
      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        Yeah. Good times. Heck, even the bad times were worthwhile.
        Jan 11, 2016
      3. lm4der
        lm4der
        Don't worry, we still gossip about you on irc.
        Jan 11, 2016
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 24, 1993 (Age: 26)
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Occupation:
    Gentex Corporation
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    Pseudo-scientific headphone modder and vintage-fi historian.

    Also a VERY degenerate furfag. Permanently buried in the headphone hoard.