Vtory
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Vtory

Illogical Spock, from Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

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Never think Kevin informative at all, but seeing he's excited with his own toy doesn't feel bad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGyq2fFPh_o Aug 7, 2020 at 11:51 PM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      Every night there occur rolling races among Sennheiser, Grado, and ZMF on my desktop. Love them all.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        You need to buy more sets of ears to listen to them all at once.
        Jul 28, 2020
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        WTB: 2 more pairs of ears with 2 heads bundled
        Jul 28, 2020
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      I admit being addicted to Hemp, to the same extent I've been enamored of Verite. Mildly colored, slightly forwarding, yet damn elegant..
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Technically, hemp is not addictive: it's habit-forming. ;)

        But, apart from that, Grado producing good things these days?
        Jul 28, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Thad E Ginathom My understanding --> Not a huge change at the part level, but a few small changes (i->e, f-cush, and probably another transducer tuning 38 ohm) together rotate tonal balance in a right direction. That finally enables to hear true potential of on-ear openback structure.
        Jul 28, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Vtory... was just taking a look at your thread :)
        Jul 28, 2020
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      DCA should fire all marketing and PR people. They probably don't work as hard as they're paid: https://bit.ly/3g6xJno
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        I also believe StartEngine suck too. If they really want to run an "investing" platform, at least well-defined/analyzed SWOT should be posted, which I couldn't find in the website.
        Jul 27, 2020
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hey, I used to work with ads and marketing! :P

        That aside this campaign seems very by-the-numbers— eh. Also they couldn't be bothered to have a higher-res signature and not have him use a cruddy ballpoint?
        Jul 27, 2020
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      3 different geekria pads ordered for fun... sbaf always opens my wallet. lol
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Speakers paradox: I get to use headphones more often recently. Realized speakers can't give me enough flexibility if really serious.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Major annoyances: 1) Head should face front (I often have to use triple screens or more btw); 2) Mid-far field HIGHLY preferred (to the extent I can't go back forever); 3) No or minimum object should be placed between channels.
        Jul 25, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        As a result, allocation converges to mostly headphones during weekdays and speakers only for weekend afternoon/early evening. Not bad, but just chuckling by myself.
        Jul 25, 2020
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Happy b-day to me! Enjoying 12pm with Jazz, Grado, and Whiskey. Perfect combo. No Marijuanas though -- maybe not needed at all.
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      2. PTS
        PTS
        Jul 23, 2020
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      3. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        Happy birthday bro!
        Jul 24, 2020
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Thanks all!
        Jul 24, 2020
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Does anybody know how @schiit 's magni thunderdome match concluded? I'll be sad if heresy won over 3+. but elsewhere heresy gained much love
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      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        It would be interesting to know if overall Magni/Heresy sales increased, and to what degree if any Heresy cannibalised Magni.
        Jul 23, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Happy to hear 3+ smoked heresy. Imho 3+ should gain more awareness as it truly raised the bar of what we expect for $0.1k. Barely feeling compromised.
        Jul 23, 2020
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      4. schiit
        schiit
        Both survive. 3+ outsells Heresy, and sales volume of either alone is above the sales volume of Magni 3. So win/win/win.
        Jul 23, 2020
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Everyday this week wonderful amps of the highest rarity pop up in the fs board at wonderful prices. Hard to resist.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @YMO Funnily if I buy a new headamp at this point, it won't for ZMF (my optimal solution already found) but for Grado. Well, converges to similar point anyway. lol.

        Both Tommy and Gasspasser are giving me a hard time -- along with some hidden/upcoming deals I happened to know..
        Jul 23, 2020
      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        Yesss, so happy you’re enjoying the Grado haha.

        I’ve heard from the head-fi grado fan club page that _do_ synergize well, though... that and power (I think John grado mentioned more power is always good or something? Idk)
        Jul 23, 2020
      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        Jul 23, 2020
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    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Listening to Distortion Of Love with Hemp this morning. I feel like I really get 'high' somehow: Crazy spaciousness. Drawing me in...
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      I'm listening with Sennheiser and Grado in 2020. Feels like I've come to the past through some time machine...
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        I joined HF in 2009. Man I'm old.
        Jul 22, 2020
      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Break out the Anchorman quotes.
        Jul 22, 2020
      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        If the box thing they use for time travel in the Netflix series Dark (German) reminds you of a headphone amp, then you probably have. 33 yr multiples are allowed.
        Jul 22, 2020
    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Another moment I'm destroying my own prejudice with ears. Super fun.
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Too blue. I like my areon I got on Craigslist for $150
        Jul 22, 2020
      4. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Where's the tactial towel rack I need to wipe the GamerGrub off of my fingers? The only real "gamer chair" is a camping toilet seat so you can poopsock your MMO of choice SMDH.
        Jul 22, 2020
      5. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        @Superexchanger hopefully you don't get the towel rack and the toilet paper mixed up with that chair...
        Jul 22, 2020
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    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Listening to Appalachian Spring conducted by Zubin Metha. Great recording, great performance, love this.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        I like his Planets performance on Decca.
        Jul 21, 2020
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Just put on the Decca 1996 LA Phil (assume this is the one you mean). Fanfare never fails to give goose bumps...
        Jul 21, 2020
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    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Looking for some nice birthday gift gear for myself. That just feels like a perfect excuse.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The foam tips make a lot of difference. I still have a spare set. They must have a very good driver.
        Jul 21, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Phantaminum which kind of mech keyboards are you talking about? Long ago a big fan of apple switches, nowadays just sticking to kinesis split (w/ cherry mx). If anything w great tactile feels is (1) split, (2) tenkeyless, and (3) non-diy, please let me know.
        Jul 21, 2020
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Deep Funk Oh you nailed it. It's in my amazon cart now. Justifying to myself that I needed an iphone gaming earbud...
        Jul 21, 2020
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Thinking if I met this amp earlier when had 650, and not subscribing zmf threads at all, I might end up a lot cheaper than I am.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yup. It will exclusively keep serving for 650 and verite -- until I will get something better.
        Jul 20, 2020
      3. RatSalad
        RatSalad
        Nice, I actually went and looked at it and almost pulled the trigger... While staring at my other 3 amps
        Jul 20, 2020
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Haha it doesn't make much sense unless you desire to drive 650 in an over-edged way. Love what you have!
        Jul 20, 2020
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    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Good randos remain silent when they'd better do so. Bad randos keep shitting. As a result, we always witness textbook-styled selection bias.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        I always want randos at least take as much time as possible in elaborating subjective arguments before hitting "submit". "I like it (over X)" level simplification is only acceptable for well known and respected members (myself not included). Very rarely some randos/contributors meet this expectation though.
        Jul 19, 2020
      4. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Honestly it's annoying but it's entertaining at times. I just don't get why they think they can come in and stir the pot like that.
        Jul 19, 2020
      5. YMO
        YMO
        @Lyander I don't think we are hard on new members if they didn't read the required threads when signing up (for crying out loud the threads are linked during the registration process). Don't blame us if you don't know how to read.
        Jul 19, 2020
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Good to know that. Damn, I have been away from audio/forum for a while (usual final year of a doctoral student). Seems many events happened during that period.. Thanks for letting me know anyway.
        Jul 18, 2020
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      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        Damn, the Bushmills Whiskey Barrel looks awesome! I am in the middle of an email chain to hear the hemp at my shop. cheers!
        Jul 18, 2020
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        @purr1n give @Vtory one of your Grados while you are sending out that thing you promised to him. Love, @YMO.
        Jul 18, 2020
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      650 seemed broken. Bass disappeared, channels imbalanced, and and treble too fucked. 10 min later figured out I reversed phase of left ch.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Now everything resolved. Initial finding nearly matches to what I triangulated for this combo.
        Jul 17, 2020
      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        At least sound came out. Sometimes when I switch things around in my setups I forget to do something as simple as plug things in, and then I'm mucking around trying to figure out why I don't get any sound.
        Jul 17, 2020
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Haha that moment, a lot of thoughts lightening quickly flood into the brain: such as returning the product to sellers, requesting RMA, suffering from long refund process, etc etc.
        Jul 17, 2020
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    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Isn't a single thread tracking banned members/reasons helpful? Currently it takes case-to-case varying search costs particularly when late.
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      3. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        Reading the 10 articles of sbaf behavior is all that is needed for compliance. This a forum not the free masons or Illuminati. Executions (timed or perm) are given out lightly (I hope) without good reason. You are already in high compliance.
        Jul 17, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I think it seems like a good idea that might not work out so well in practice. The current example came as such a shock to me that I had to do all the reading to get to grips with it. No way it would have fitted in a spreadsheet cell. No quick simple summary that would make sense without finding out the whole story.
        Jul 17, 2020
      5. JK47
        JK47
        Links in the profile to said story would help bring context. It would have to be written by someone that made the decision and the reasoning behind it.
        Jul 17, 2020
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Still rocking with Verite driven by Erish: Abbey Road tonight.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        By the way, I was super amazed that modern equalization (anniversary edition) could win. Even more nuanced and articulated over the original in 1969 that was already great. One of the best beatles experience.
        Jul 15, 2020
      2. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        What opamps does the Erish use?
        Jul 15, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Jul 15, 2020
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    Location:
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    Occupation:
    Some Research Center
    Gear List:
    Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S / Elac Vela BS403 / ZMF Verite Ziricote / HFM HE-6SE / Grado Hemp
    DIY Accuphase A-60+ / DIY JLH1969 / Schiit Magni 3+ / Geshelli Erish
    Schiit Bifrost 2 / Schiit Modius / Topping DX3 Pro
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    PC|XPS → Schiit Bifrost 2 → Geshelli Erish → ZMF Verite Open Ziricote, Drop HD6XX
    PC|XPS → Schiit Bifrost 2 → Schiit Magni 3+ → Grado Hemp, Grado SR80e
    PC|MBP → Schiit Wyrd → Schiit Modius → Schiit Freya S → Schiit Aegir (x2) → Spatial M3 Turbo S
    PC|MBP → Schiit Wyrd → Schiit Modius → Schiit Freya S → DIY Accuphase (clone) → Elac Vela BS 403 / HFM HE-6SE