Vtory
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Vtory

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Looking at headtime allocation during the past ten days, I should be renamed Vmodatory. LMFAO Sep 22, 2020 at 7:55 AM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      Looking at headtime allocation during the past ten days, I should be renamed Vmodatory. LMFAO
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Revisiting portapro (before going bed) is rather a philosophical discourse — Does what they can’t resolve really matter?
      1. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I regularly listen to my porta pros with yaxi pads straight out of my LG phone when going to bed, and just about every night it sends me into an existential crisis where I question everything I have built to/accumulated in this hobby.
        Sep 15, 2020
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. spwath
        spwath
        Over the summer at YG acoustics a customer wanted a full size floorstanding pair of speakers in champagne gold. Unfortunatly the tanks of that color at the anodizing place were not big enough for the panels. I wanted to see how bad/good it would look.
        Sep 15, 2020
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        That sounds like a very tempting idea. I loved how yg speakers look, maybe even more so with golden enclosure. haha
        Sep 15, 2020
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Yeah i felt like either it would work great, or look terrible. A big problem is color matching between the panels. Thats why they didnt offer other colors. They have a red, but there were so many issues with it. Mostly just black and silver, much easier to match panels.
        Sep 15, 2020
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Zen-S+Magnius combo still grows on me. So f***ing great that I can take them over many totls I heard. HD650 finally sings for me.
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      Vtory
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    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Binge watching Hyouka (2012) again. Love this anime a lot.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Beautiful animation, and the stories aren't half bad either.
        Sep 7, 2020
      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Strange,I just went through this show a couple of days ago.
        Sep 7, 2020
    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      Props for Steins;Gate :))
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Well yeah the lack of resolution for the first half arcs kinda comes with the territory, haha. The sense of escalation between Q & A is part of what I loved about the franchise.

        I used to be into VNs but less so lately, and far fewer games in general. Just feel kinda meh about it.

        Also I've yet to check out S;G0 so thanks for the tip! Adding it to the list. Original was fine IMO.
        Sep 7, 2020
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        RE the director I've not seen much of his work TBH (wow some of these titles are nostalgic), but I didn't entirely hate Zettai Karen Children or Sket Dance so... fingers crossed?
        Sep 7, 2020
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      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        I didn't know much either lol. I can comfortably say his work of Mr Tonegawa was great though, but that's a little different style from When They Cry. The scriptwriter is a very capable guy anyway, so mildly optimistic haha.
        Sep 7, 2020
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Whoa! Will be trying out vmoda m200 later this month.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        That headphone seems well engineered. I am curious.
        Sep 7, 2020
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Roland never disappointed me (digital piano, soft midi, etc). That's why I decided to give them a shot.
        Sep 7, 2020
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      10d passed. Still enjoying magnius. Despite 'meh' reviews, it made hd650 survive and get persistent headtime. Sedated grado amp nervosa too.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        But explaining why I liked it this much isn't easy. Trid to list some terms but neither was fully convincing to me. Feels like I just didn't find proper wording yet. Multi-dimensional flavor might be the closest to my honest feeling, but leaves room to be specified.
        Sep 2, 2020
    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Lol I made the best decision not to go for gtx 2080 early this year.. Now waiting for 3090 cuda benchmark in pytorch training.
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      2. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        10,496 freaking cuda cores. I don't need it but I sure in hell want it. I have been waiting for good upgrade for my 1080 ti.
        Sep 2, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        I am very attracted by its huge 24G memory as my requirement is to load as large batch as possible at once. Hopefully (if it works as I imagine) could finish some sort of tasks much faster and make me less nervous for high dimensional big data.
        Sep 2, 2020
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      Vtory
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      Vtory
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        Vtory
        Aug 28, 2020
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        Aug 28, 2020
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Enjoying a great collaboration among iFi, Schiit, and Grado. (Moderately compressed) dance pops f**king euphonic.
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    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      While Magnius generally on the relaxed and softer side, occasionally harshness heard w 650. All such disappeared if switched to hmp/vrt tho.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Right those two. Funny thing is the issue resolved w Erish(+650) that I recognize a little more aggressive than Mgns.
        Aug 27, 2020
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Huh, odd. So the Erish is categorically "harsher" with other transducers but the HD650 comes across as moreso when with the Magnius specifically? Talk about pairing, hah.
        Aug 27, 2020
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      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        Want to clarify I failed to hear any harsh piece from Erish with verite (grado not testable -- bal only amp) in any context. On the flip side, 650+Mgns picks up treble "errors" in some (pattern hardly predictable) marginal recordings: good for some, not for me.
        Aug 27, 2020
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    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Pentaconn to xlr bal interconnect incoming. Excited to test zen sig's full potential myself.
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Sometimes it just feels like my ears are the most critical bottleneck of the chain -- they can't scale with $$$ gears lol.
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      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        Another twister: Everyone have their own sensibilities and thus pay attention to selected properties of the sound. Not that they are not able to hear everything else, it's just not on the radar.
        Aug 26, 2020
      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        I recently got Debrox and it improved the clarity in my ears by 20%
        Aug 26, 2020
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Trust your feet. When your feet shuffle and tap, yeah it sounds good. When you really cannot sit still any more, you have found it. A thing you learn through collecting Funk and Soul...
        Aug 26, 2020
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      {HD650, Verite} ⓧ {Magnius, Erish} : lovely mix & match
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      Vtory
      it's 4am here. Still awake w/ Magnius. It lets me realize sonic behaviors I believed bad are more lovable than I thought.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Haha I liked asgard too. Also think it overall sbaf-better. But my taste departs from the forum average, particularly when it comes to hd650. Frankly I couldn’t hear 650 long when I had a3. It’s eventually a matter of context and taste I believe.
        Aug 23, 2020
      3. RatSalad
        RatSalad
        Yes same here with 650 A3 BUT Bifrost 2 really made a difference there for me. I felt it lagged behind SW51 and LP a lot with 650. Not so much now.
        Aug 23, 2020
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Then we may have more fundamental differences in tastes as I didn’t like lp at all and sw+650 wasn’t fully convincing to me. All with bifrost 2.
        Aug 23, 2020
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      Vtory
      Finally, finally getting my hands on the Magnius. Kinda feel confused because it betrayed my extrapolation .. in a good way.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        With HD650, yeah, very different. Some virtues shared but presentation largely different. I think Erish cooler and faster in voicing while Magnius is a little more sedative.
        Aug 22, 2020
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      4. Hands
        Hands
        Oh god, that relative comparison makes the Erish seem like it would be absolutely abysmal.
        Aug 23, 2020
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      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        I bet so, as FWIW our preferences are negatively correlated in some criteria.
        Aug 23, 2020
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      Vtory
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I believe the Macan and Q5 share the same platform, but suspension design is totally different. The Macan (no "S") has the same engine as the Golf R (we really regret not getting the real V6 Porsche engine ...$) but has more than enough torque and power.
        Aug 22, 2020
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        The Q5 is front wheel drive biased, while the Macan rear biased 4WD. I didn't bother to test drive the Q5 after reading reviews, but drove the X3 and there was no comparison in handling and steering feedback. Told the wife if she was going to make me drive an SUV it was going to have to be the Macan. PS the new tail lights suck, glad we got the OG
        Aug 22, 2020
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      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        @JK47 close, it's the same platform as the Audi Q5. IIRC Porsche did the engine development on everything except for the 4cyl (VW EA888 2.0 TFSI) and the diesels. True Porsche PDKs in them, too.
        Aug 22, 2020
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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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    Headphones: ZMF Verite Open | Senn HD6XX | Grado Hemp | Vmoda M200
    Headamp: Schiit Magnius | Geshelli Erish
    Speakers: Spatial M3 Turbo S
    Speakers amp: Schiit Freya S → Schiit Aegir (x2)
    DA converter: iFi Zen Signature | Schiit Modius