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Gear Cycler SoCal Edition, Male, from Los Angeles, CA

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When you're too broke for another JAR headphone LOL https://imgur.com/a/W2uvbW7 Nov 27, 2020 at 8:43 PM

    1. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Wtf I can literally see the fire from my house
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        OhMyGod, scary stuff. So glad you are safe.
        Oct 11, 2019
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Very glad you're safe...stay that way!
        Oct 11, 2019
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      5. hikergrl
        hikergrl
        Tommy so relieved that you, your loved ones, neighbors and home are all OK. Thank you for letting us know you are safe. Fingers crossed for some rain.
        Oct 12, 2019
    2. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      finally back to working out after being sick for 2 weeks. It's so refreshing to finally go outside without fever or body ache.
      1. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Same, I think half of LA had a cold last week.
        Oct 10, 2019
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Define working out.
        Oct 10, 2019
      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @JK47 weight-lifting and light cardio?
        Oct 10, 2019
    3. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Just finished 2 days worth of studying in anticipation for 3F. Tomorrow will be a day to enjoy :)
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Ksaurav402 haha I need a lot more money to test this theory. maybe I'll start a gofundme?
        Oct 8, 2019
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        I need to go back and get (at least start) my PhD. Only way I could justify an EC Studio Jr. It would also help if shit would stop braking. Appliances are crap compared to when I was a kid.
        Oct 8, 2019
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      4. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Ringingears You should do it! Then you can show off your Studio Jr. to your students during office hours ;)
        Oct 8, 2019
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    4. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      It's always nice to go back to your roots. Korean ballad is still one of my favorite genre. Modern k-pop on the other hand...lol
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I imagine some tourists here might know any number of local pop artists merely by virtue of how much airtime they all get, but I'd be surprised if they were very familiar with the Sunday music artists I listen to.
        Oct 7, 2019
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      4. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Lyander oh wow that's a big family right there :) I'm deathly allergic to cats although I find them very cute.
        Oct 7, 2019
      5. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        And yeah, that seems to be the general trend for pop music, but I feel like the stereotype is a bit stronger in America towards asian pop (Kpop, Jpop, etc). I'm actually quite happy and surprised @monacelli asked me for recommendations. I didn't think I would get much reception in SBAF in all places; just shows that we're all "music-lovers" in the end
        Oct 7, 2019
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    5. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      JAR600 review unit just arrived. First impressions are definitely on the positive side. Thanks again @ext1
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Oct 4, 2019
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      4. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        I guess you are in for a treat once you get DSHA Amp
        Oct 4, 2019
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      5. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        JAR600 really sings with complex music like classical. Very addictive and focused sound
        Oct 4, 2019
    6. tommytakis
      tommytakis
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      2. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Awesome, Wish these guys had done the current trilogy.
        Oct 1, 2019
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Oct 1, 2019
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      4. Boops
        Boops
        That was great.
        Oct 2, 2019
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    7. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Gungnir Multibit A1 just makes music sound so sweet. I definitely don't miss my A2 after getting the A1 back.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Good gear doesn't suddenly turn into shit because new stuff came out (I read this on SBAF, but don't remember who said it).
        Sep 29, 2019
      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        I keep hearing that...I guess I should hear an A1 sometime. It must be the warm tubes+HD650 that are keeping the A2 perfectly euphonic for my tastes. Even does fine with the 600, really. Cool or clinical would never be a part of my description.

        Synergy is no joke.
        Sep 30, 2019
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    8. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      I forgot how much I sucked at organic chemistry, but thankfully, Khan academy is saving my butt
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Khan Academy is a great resource. I liked O-chem. Came close to changing majors, but wanted to be a doc. How I ended up being a high school teacher I’ll never know.
        Sep 24, 2019
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Nice. Didn't realize it covered even college subjects. Sometimes I would send my more overachieving 4th graders there on their iPads to see if they could get some higher level concepts.
        Sep 24, 2019
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      4. hikergrl
        hikergrl
        I'm afraid to admit this, but I'm amongst friends, so here goes.....I admit that I like o-chem (really, truthfully and with no fingers crossed).
        Sep 27, 2019
    9. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Anyone know any artists similar to Natalia Lafourcade? I'm trying to expose myself to more Spanish songs with similar type of feel
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      2. Impulse
        Impulse
        Roon would be right about Julieta Venegas, similar vibe, I'm a long time fan (been to a concert even)... I'm not familiar with the others, well, Lily Allen but she's not singing in Spanish AFAIK.

        Just realized Emily Estefan is Gloria Estefan's daughter (duh) while Googling some of those, I'm a fan of her mother but it's not the same vibe.
        Sep 19, 2019
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      3. Impulse
        Impulse
        I'd add iLe and Bebe to the list... I feel like there's another good suggestion on the tip of my tongue and I can't quite seem to remember it... I'd add Natalia Lugo too even if a bit more pop, cause I'm a homer... ;P
        Sep 19, 2019
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      4. Impulse
        Impulse
        For some reason I was thinking along the lines of female singers, anyway, more broadly I'd add Enanitos Verdes tho a bit more rock...

        Also just realized how annoying it'd be to search for iLe or Bebe, look up Almadura & iLevitable for the former and Pafuera Telarañas for Bebe (that's the one I remember most anyway).
        Sep 19, 2019
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    10. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Day 2 of studying was much better. I thought I couldn't keep up with the materials but realized it was just my hangover
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        MCAT? I'm feeling grateful I dropped pre-med before I got that far :P
        Sep 18, 2019
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      3. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Making your profile picture the cover page from the MCAT would be a really punny take on the SBAF avatar theme.
        Sep 19, 2019
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    11. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell...
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Oh synapse, looks like someone is suffering from hyperactive ligand-gated ion channels. Seems like you need more enzymes in your synaptic clefts.
        Sep 16, 2019
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      4. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        That is me times two (at least)
        Sep 17, 2019
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      5. drgumbybrain
        drgumbybrain
        When You had this insight, were you high? Lol
        Sep 17, 2019
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    12. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Currently at my doctor’s Iranian wedding. I have no idea what’s happening but I know I’m drunk af and having the time of my life. Luv u all
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        @tommytakis I’m nice to nice people. Others can get outta here...
        Sep 16, 2019
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Persian folks sure know how to party
        Sep 16, 2019
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      5. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        I just want to say... I miss your old profile pic
        Sep 16, 2019
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    13. tommytakis
      tommytakis
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Looks really generic now. Love the classic look of the old design.
        Sep 14, 2019
      4. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        The word is Bruce Wayne now owns Sennheiser.

        I may be in the minority here. I dig the new, all-black matte finish over the old one.
        Sep 15, 2019
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      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        My pet theory on the faux marble is that Senn expected it to get banged up in the studio, and the faux marble would hide the scratches.
        Sep 15, 2019
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    14. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Thank you Lyr 3 for blowing up my Verite :( Please get out of my sight before I chuck you out of the window
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @cskippy yep! Check with different tubes/sources /amps as well
        Sep 14, 2019
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      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        @schiit When you said "All current ones have DC sense" was there a running change? I bought mine within the first week of release. I suspected it might have damaged a pair of Clears last year, at the time I left them plugged in when turning the amp on and off. Now I wait for warm up turn volume all way down with no music playing to plug in to be safe.
        Sep 16, 2019
      5. e.schell
        e.schell
        I'm not looking for any sort of warranty/replacement of the Clears, the company I purchased them from took care of that. Curious if I should send the Lyr in to make sure it is okay and possibly updated to have the DC Sense? I haven't had any other issues with it, but I am very cautious about procedure for plugging headphones in. Thanks!
        Sep 17, 2019
    15. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      DSHA3F finally shipping starting next week!!!!
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    16. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Had to break up my dogs from fighting this morning and now I’m at work with blood on my jeans. What a way to start my last day of work LOL
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      2. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        U get to wear jeans at work, I'm sitting here in my grownup slacks with dog hair all over them.
        Sep 12, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        My first job out of college was corporate cubicle shirt-and-tie. Lasted about a year and a half before I admitted to myself this wasn’t for me and moved on. Hopefully never again.
        Sep 12, 2019
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      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        As I sit here in my home office in shorts & a tee. No shoes. :D

        At the startup I just switched from, pretty much wore the same.
        Sep 13, 2019
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    17. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Never thought I would end up owning 2 Gungnir Multibit at once (A1 + A2) ...Thanks SBAF!
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Sep 11, 2019
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I'm a fan of simple longer term listening for comparisons, so I'd just listen for a few evenings to one then switch out for a few evenings. If you wanted to a/b yes you'd need a switch of some sort like Sys.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      5. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @GoodEnoughGear Sounds good. If time allows in between my studying, I’ll do that
        Sep 11, 2019
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    18. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Starting my last week of work before officially studying for MCAT!
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I was a premed kid in my undergrad years, but shifted into psychology for master's since I found it more interesting/suitable. The bulk of my med knowledge lies gathering dust on yellowed pages, far removed from sunlight :))

        I still have a passing interest in medical news though, and enjoy reading cases. Just not up for cramming volumes of dry text into my brain. Mad respect for people in the field.
        Sep 9, 2019
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      4. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Lyander that's awesome! I lowkey sometimes wish I majored in psychology instead of Biology LOL
        Sep 9, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Well imo the world could always use more of both, just a matter of finding which one suits your temperament more yeah? Biology is cool! I always had fun in those classes, even if it was just the more rudimentary odds and ends thereof. Psych is an interesting field too, but given how it's not quite so cleanly cut as medicine at current knowledge there's as much touchy-feely as science involved in the practise, I think
        Sep 10, 2019
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    19. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Helped my dad with planting a tree in our backyard today. Feels a lot better than recycling :)
    20. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Someone who bought my ZDS from almost 3 months ago is now requesting a full refund... I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do here :(
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Thank you for your concern @Jinxy245 I really appreciate it! I'm just shocked that this happened to me. The guy has reputable feedback and status on headfi. I don't wish any ill-things upon him though. I hope he can get that amp fixed and enjoy listening to it again because it's still one of my favorite amps to this day.
        Sep 5, 2019
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Also thanks everyone that have replied, your responses helped me a lot trying to get a better grasp of the situation. You are all awesome and hope you guys had a better morning than me haha
        Sep 5, 2019
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      4. Roman
        Roman
        This is great PP ruled in your favor multiple times. I would think twice before using PP in the future if they didn't. If the person shits on you with a negative feedback please share their name so everyone knows who to avoid to deal with.
        Sep 5, 2019
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    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Synergistic Setups:
    • Yggdrasil A1 > Eddie Current ZDS > HD650 | Verite
    • Bifrost 2 > Shortest Way 51+ > JAR650 | JAR600
    • Bifrost 2 > ECP 3F > Auteur | Utopia
    • Matrix X Sabre Pro > Eddie Current BW > Borealis
    • Matrix X Sabre Pro > BHA-1 > JAR650
    • Sonic Frontiers SFD2 Mk.2 > BHA-1 > JAR650
    • Sonic Frontiers SFD2 Mk.II > DNA Starlett > JAR650
    • Sonic Frontiers SFD2 Mk.II > DNA Starlett > Vintage Beyer DT990 600ohm


    Denk shit: (not in order)
    • ZMF Auteur
    • ZMF Atticus
    • ZMF Verite Open/Closed
    • Focal Clear
    • Verum 1
    • Aurorus Borealis
    • Sennheiser HD650
    • JAR modded HD650
    • JAR modded HD600
    • Hifiman HE-6
    • JVC FDX1
    • Campfire Andromeda
    • DNA Starlett
    • DNA Stellaris
    • Eddie Current Black Widow
    • Eddie Current ZDS
    • Eddie Current Aficionado
    • Eddie Current ZDT Jr.
    • Zampotech's Shortest Way 51+
    • ECP 3F Ravenswood
    • Schiit Valhalla 2
    • Schiit Gungnir Multibit
    • Schiit Yggdrasil A1
    • Schiit Bifrost 2
    • Pi2AES
    • Bottlehead Crack + Speedball
    • Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp + LPS
    • Matrix X Sabre Pro MQA
    • Sonic Frontiers SFD2 Mk.2
    • Bryston BHA-1
    • Sennheiser HD800 SDR + SBAF rugliner + Cork mod
    • Vintage Beyer DT990 600ohm
    • Sony MA900

    Good shit:
    • ZMF Aeolus
    • Focal Utopia
    • Focal Elex
    • UERR
    • Raal SR1a
    • Sennheiser HD600
    • Sennheiser HD800S
    • Schiit Jotunheim
    • Schiit Modi Multibit
    • Schiit Modi 3
    • Schiit Magni 3+
    • Schiit Modi 2 Uber
    • Schiit Eitr
    • Soekris 1541
    • Felix Euforia
    • Bryston BHA-1
    • Rosson Audio RAD-0
    Meh:
    • ZMF Eikon
    • Focal Elear
    • Audeze LCD series
    • Schiit Lyr 3
    • Schiit Asgard 3
    • Schiit Hel
    • Beyerdynamic DT1990
    • Beyerdynamic DT770
    • Philips SHP9500
    • Philips Fidelio X2
    • Cavalli Liquid Platinum
    • Dan Clark Audio Ether 2
    • Hifiman HE1000 V2
    • Hifiman Sundara
    Dog Poo:
    • Topping D30
    • Pathos Aurium
    • Sennheiser HD700
    • Monoprice M1060