Vtory
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Vtory

Illogical Spock, from Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

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ABing 1975 ortho (Fostex) vs 2021 ortho (Audeze) feels a little weird but entertaining. I'm hearing pre and 'post' dark age side by side. Apr 13, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      ABing 1975 ortho (Fostex) vs 2021 ortho (Audeze) feels a little weird but entertaining. I'm hearing pre and 'post' dark age side by side.
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      NAD RP18 Kapton time today. Feels like a vintage supercar.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        This vintage pair, albeit modded and dsp-calibrated (both heavily), is technically so capable that I can easily forget its age. Whew!
        Apr 13, 2021 at 2:36 PM
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Just out of curiosity. How you guys distinguish like vs epic?
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        like for me is an honest and serious thumbs up. Epic for me has a bit more frivolity to it, sort of Aristotle vs. Bill & Ted...
        Apr 12, 2021 at 5:27 PM
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Like for everyday posts. If you can tell it someone spent some time doing and writing and it would be superworthwhile to save and preserve, then Epic.
        Apr 12, 2021 at 6:57 PM
      5. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Yup, for me Epic is content worth preserving, like is any positive emotion for any or no good reason.
        Apr 13, 2021 at 4:36 AM
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Aiwa's vintage ortho sounding is, albeit dsp-calibrated, very yummy and euphoric. Can't take them off.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Almost perfectly paired with rainy Sunday afternoon.
        Apr 11, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        these were my first orthos!! kinda interested to see how they've aged. hit me up if you ever want to get rid of them!
        Apr 11, 2021 at 4:52 PM
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Oh I can't either sell or tell the age. Because it's not mine but @rhythmdevils 's one (he kindly loaned me) lol. Maybe he can chime in regarding the age?
        Apr 11, 2021 at 4:59 PM
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Every time random one-off question thread seen --> Click --> Sigh --> Dislike pushed --> Ignore pushed.
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Playing with no-boost-cut-only EQing. An interesting filter set driven by ears. Ended up with lmafo measurements. https://imgur.com/dgrTOCU
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Subjectively with this filter setting, VO sounded less like Verite, more like Clear Be... lol
        Apr 8, 2021 at 6:24 PM
      3. Taverius
        Taverius
        World deadliest rollercoaster.
        Apr 9, 2021 at 12:08 AM
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        It can be very informative. Repeat several times (different days/occasions) and see where the consistency lies.
        Apr 9, 2021 at 4:05 AM
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Recovering ZMF love. Re-realized it's all about musical context and synergy at the end of the day.
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Synergy and brain training make a world of difference. I think it is a combo meal of what our systems bring to the table combined with what we want to hear.
        Apr 8, 2021 at 5:22 PM
    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      As getting familiar with how Mg omits and commits, I am facing kinda inconvenient truth: Verite might be overall less preferred.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        For the past few months, many solid contenders (Hive, HE6, SR1a, etc) challenged to dethrone Vo, but none of them didn't screw my Verite belief this much..
        Apr 7, 2021
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      2. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        I’m on the other side of the fence. I think the Mg technical resolves very well but still too dark for me. The Verite still has nice sparkle even with the Universe pads.
        Apr 7, 2021
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        I must be a dark/laid-back head. Even with well-recorded tracks, every item in my checklist easily ticked on the (so-called) muted range. Verite slightly better though.

        Junky recordings freak me out. Everything sounds with perfected clarity and gradation. I hear what I'm not supposed to hear. Particularly in vocals. Maybe fakes. But I don't think I resolve this much even with utopia.
        Apr 7, 2021
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    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Every year tax return always comes with unexpected obsessive purchases. Oh well.
    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      More loaners incoming. Must be exciting.
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Pretty nice discount, 0.02% off
        Apr 4, 2021
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Must be the dollar off discount. What a bargain...
        Apr 4, 2021
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        FINALLY! Something worthy of my U-Turn table. My hipster friends in Williamsburg will be jealous of me.
        Apr 4, 2021
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        While Audeze do a little better than before, I don't quite get their version/revision managements. They should assign different SKU and name for different-sounding unit.. https://i.imgur.com/YT0Hgre.png
        Apr 3, 2021
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      HE400SE turns out a nearly AF joke product. ... in positive ways (wtf?). Hands-on impressions/measurements forthcoming.
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Still just $150 on Hifiman site, you just don't get the free IEMs now.
        Apr 3, 2021
      3. crenca
        crenca
        What does "AF" stand for?
        Apr 3, 2021
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        April Fools
        Apr 3, 2021
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Ignoring list appended (sigh)
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        They're not any better per se. But meaningfully different (actually in the way I kinda prefer). Very playback-dependent, too.
        Apr 2, 2021
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      This could be an extreme minor opinion. But.. I confess I prefer pepsi to coke. Particularly when not paired with oily or fatty stuffs.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Boil water; put in glass or mug; add amount of quality honey to your liking; take spoon; stir the water with your spoon; taste.

        Then look at the sugar water again and tell me you still want that black sludge...
        Apr 2, 2021
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Not a soda fan, but the general opinion I've read is Pepsi has more "wow" factor-on purpose as better in taste tests, but most people prefer Coke in the long run. YMMV of course.
        Apr 2, 2021
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I don't like either. I get a craving for 7-up when I have the flu --- but otherwise, no fizzy drinks.
        Apr 2, 2021
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      The most fantastic part of Clear MG is they can awesomely de-garbagize Jpop female vocal recordings. It's jokingly good. (But not AF joke!)
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Also, CMG enables to hear double tracking (quite frequent in recordings I mentioned above) analytically AND entertainingly. Not many headphones can do both simultaneously -- even in such a low dynamic range context. What a trick.
        Mar 31, 2021
      4. dllmsch
        dllmsch
        I find the same as I upgraded my system as well. Random Sony portable CD player > random Sony earphones: Jpop all day long; Entry level headphone system: Jpop turns poop; Mid-fi system: Jpop is listenable and actually quite good again.
        Apr 1, 2021
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I find that lyrical clarity is a good method of evaluation. I could actually distinguish Nirvana lyrics on some systems
        Apr 1, 2021
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      Gf asked me of advice for new hps. I texted links about HFM deals. She placed an order. ..so I may be able to test new hp soon (evil grin).
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        For my credit, I did never recommend hfm. And spent enough bytes to warn about typical HFM weaknesses. I just commented "could be interesting"...
        Mar 31, 2021
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Hopefully you won't have to test out new GFs
        Mar 31, 2021
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    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Finally watched Batman vs Superman Ultimate Cut. Sorry Jack. Thought you screwed the movie when first saw it 5 yrs ago. I was totally wrong.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        With all the undeleted scenes and presentation back, the story now made perfect sense providing watchers with a series of well-defined philosophical discourse. Logical jumps or ambiguous narratives were made by (possibly) funders, not by the director Snider.

        Nolan's Batman/Bruce could be still more easily understandable, but Snider's take is far more profound to me.
        Mar 28, 2021
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Warner Bros really mucked up w/ theatrical cuts (both Batman v Sup and Justice League). Synder cut still has issues but far better than whatever garbage the studio put out
        Mar 28, 2021
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Clear MG and Heddphone are my greatest discoveries in 1Q2021. V/C/H easily complete top 3 favorites (as of now). Comparative review to come.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        Interesting to see somethings in common: (1) beyond certain technical capability, (2) forgiving highs, (3) sin-committing spatiality, (4) crazy scaling with better upstream, and (5) most importantly presentation to die for.

        I think I have especially high (biased) expectation on #2, #3, and #5.
        Mar 27, 2021
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        The awesome aha moment of this hobby is seeing new audio components metamorphose crap recording to unpredicted goosebumps.

        My primary gear evaluation rubric distinguishing S tier from A or below.
        Mar 27, 2021
      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        2,3,5 is what I too look for and VO gives me that even with cheaper amps like ZDT Jr
        Mar 27, 2021
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    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    Occupation:
    Some Research Center
    Gear List:
    Verite(open) | Hemp / HD650 | M3 TS (OB spk)
    Erish | Magnius | FreyaS → Aegir x2
    Bifrost 2 | Modius | ZenD Sig
    Wannabe a noise-free poster

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    Gears:
    Soekris DAC 2541Schiit Jotunheim II, Geshelli Erish, Schiit Magni 3+ → Focal Clear MG Pro, Audeze LCD-X 2021, ZMF Verite
    Soekris DAC 2541 → Schiit Aegir (SE) → Spatial M3 Turbo S

    miniDSP EARS, Motu M4