Vtory
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Vtory

Audiophile™, from East Coast

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Finished dinner at Le Bernardin just before (Chef's tasting menu). Impressive every single way. One of the best dinners I had in US. Jan 28, 2023

    1. Vtory
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      More Caldera pads en route to my place. Excited.
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      I always feel like I gained one extra hour when the daylight saving time ends. lol
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Doesn't happen here, because the daylight at 13N doesn't vary that much from June to December. About an hour I think.

        But back in GB I used to value the change that gave me an extra hour of sleep.
        Nov 6, 2022
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Just an extra hour of sleeplessness for me. I love getting old.
        Nov 6, 2022
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Spent 24 hrs with Caldera. By far the best ZMF to me to date. Engaging, inviting, and immersive at a totl level in technicality.
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        Very sad and heartbroken because it's preventable disaster imo. Lots of political and administrative wrong decisions have been made in South Korea all over the areas. What a hell.
        Oct 29, 2022
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      2. nishan99
        nishan99
        Stampedes are no joke. I lost my cousin in the 2015 pilgrimage stampede, over 2000 people died. The bodies were so crushed that my uncle couldn't identify his son.
        When I pilgrimage in 2012 I was floating with the crowd when I did the circling around the Kaaba, I had no control of my body what so ever.
        I now fear crowds more than actual fire disasters.
        Oct 29, 2022
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      Vtory
      1. Qildail
        Qildail
        I’m so happy they came back around and added the perforated suede that will fit the Clear. Those are definitely going in my next ZMF order.
        Oct 27, 2022
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      I always think I might not get along with synchronous communication methods well.. Love async.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        How does it work in real life? This form of chat, I suppose, is asynchronous, but face-to-face is synchronous.

        ?

        I like both.
        Oct 10, 2022
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        There are pros and cons to each, mostly in that async affords you the opportunity to gather thoughts and fact-check yourself before presenting whereas sync allows for real-time reads of and adjustments to tone and nuance. Both have pitfalls haha.
        Oct 10, 2022
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Oh, I should've clarified it's all about preference. For real life I do agree that both have pros and cons. I recommend others reaching out to me via emails rather than calls unless urgent tho (better records, less miscommunication, etc.).

        The beauty of async is I can decide whether and when to respond more flexibly. With less pressure. For lower prioritized stuffs like hobby, that's huge.
        Oct 10, 2022
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      Vtory
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    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Interested in building open alpha as they can be fantastic gifts for my gf and mom's 2023 birthdays respectively. https://bit.ly/3EisBvb
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      2. zach915m
        zach915m
        We're releasing a wood cup t50 kit soon, like within the next month or so. I'm making a video guide on it shortly. Basically you get the wood cups and have to sand and finish them, if that's your thing instead of 3d printing. Made a whole new cup design for it so it doesn't look like the old ZMF stuff, uses 1/8 inputs.
        Oct 5, 2022
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Wow, another exciting news. Of course very interested. Thanks Zach!
        Oct 5, 2022
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Just noticed the head-fi post is dated 2016. How did I not notice this until now?
        Oct 9, 2022
    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Yamaha's new headphones were revealed: "YH-5000SE". 50mm drivers. 3-3.5k usd in Japanese domestic price (4k in NA maybe).
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      3. Abhishek Chowdhary
        Abhishek Chowdhary
        IIRC, Qualia 010 was the first one to sport such a design
        Sep 18, 2022
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      4. 9suns
        9suns
        My fav looking headphone atm, looks like a modernized, all black ortho Qualia 010. Weight is only 320 gr (!) and comes with 2 different earpads. Would love to hear it, super interesting headphone.
        Sep 19, 2022
      5. wbass
        wbass
        Very interesting. Yeah, looks a heckuva lot like the HD800. Or the Sony mentioned.
        Sep 19, 2022
    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      ES-R10 demo pair in the house. Wow, how unusual they sound. Don't sound like any of contemporary hps. Reminds me of R10 and CD3000.
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      3. Tachikoma
        Tachikoma
        It is literally a 3D-scanned copy of the OG R10, so... yeah. Enjoying my pair quite a bit.
        Sep 16, 2022
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      4. ext1
        ext1
        Oooh, I'd be interested in your impressions- I did hear a OG R10 so curious to see how this one is. (Not that I really liked the OG R10, but it sounded really, really interesting, in a good way)
        Sep 17, 2022
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      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Tachikoma Unlike HFM (who simply copied the cup's outer appearance only), ES seems to replicate fairly well. A bit of 'modernness' added though.

        @ext1 I'll report my thoughts to the thread later. Initial impression is very positive. Well balanced over the entire spectrum, lush mids, etc. In the meantime, I'd use them for my daily music rambling thread.
        Sep 17, 2022
    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      Got a promotion just before. A nice way to close Friday.
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Most excellent! Must celebrate this weekend.
        Sep 16, 2022
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Congrats!!
        Sep 16, 2022
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Thanks, all!
        Sep 17, 2022
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    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      I may love the newer Utopia 2022. Not necessarily enough to buy new blind tho. A few speculations in the replies.
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      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Pre 2020 depreciated due to cases of driver failure and it is fair for such product to loose value when the company charges a ton to repair it if out of warranty.
        Sep 16, 2022
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        Am I naive to hope the new Utopia's 5k peak keeps enough people away so that we can see some end in sight to the mega-buck headphone niche that the 1st Utopia in many ways popularized?
        Sep 16, 2022
      5. Soups
        Soups
        And at this price point, no way am I buying the "my employees' kids gotta eat" or "bcuz r&d" rationale that smaller outfits might use to charge north of 1K for headphones.
        Sep 16, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "Patreon said in a statement that it "partner[s] with a number of external organizations to continuously develop our security capabilities and conduct regular security assessments to ensure we meet or exceed the highest industry standards.""

        Translation: Some bullshit manager believed some bullshit services salesman.
        Sep 13, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        In a cost-of-living review some time back I slashed my Patreon commitment from modest to tiny. Possibly time I closed it down.
        Especially as it previously accessed a paypal acount I have now got locked out of.
        Sep 13, 2022
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yikes. I hope Zeos is OK.
        Sep 13, 2022
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      Vtory
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Clicked, saw jude's face, closed.
        Sep 12, 2022
      4. nishan99
        nishan99
        It's 2022 and MrSpeakers still don't state his headphones sensitivity and impedance. I really hate that company.
        Sep 12, 2022
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      5. 9suns
        9suns
        @nishan99 Found on hf that impedance and sensitivity are 23 ohms about 87dB/mW, said by Mrspeakers. But yeah, could have mentioned it on the video or in their website, like every other manufacturer
        Sep 14, 2022
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    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      I'm secretly looking forward to seeing new product releases (knew a couple of rumors) at the upcoming socal canjam.
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Sep 12, 2022
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        @netforce I don't know who that guy is on the Camjam video, but "That's right! It *does* things!" is an unintentionally hilarious line. It's like the time I ran a successful campaign by promising my fellow undergrads "stuff," without ever specifying what.
        Sep 12, 2022
      5. netforce
        netforce
        Oh yeah, that was Warren lol
        Sep 14, 2022
    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      I really didn't expect I would use the iphone 6s+ this long when I bought it.. 7 years.. wow.
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Just saw the EU prices, cheapest one over €1k, think i’ll pass…
        Sep 7, 2022
      4. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Still on 8+ and super happy to get 5 years out of a phone now too! Next year will probably be the year of upgrading...
        Sep 8, 2022
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        After having an SE (2016) for 5.5 years, I bought the 13 Mini last year, mainly because I was very sure it would be discontinued. LED is nicer than LCD, but I miss the smaller overall size. Apple will probably use the leftover Mini parts for its next SE, but that will be their last smallish phone for a good while; so I might have to buy it.
        Sep 10, 2022
    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      The last of us pt1 (2022) is far far far worse than OG/Remaster (2014). I don't even want it for free..
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        The new one that is. It looks way prettier. The characters don't look "uglier" to me.
        Sep 5, 2022
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Aelms Played its OG long ago but passed the remaster. Heard good things from my friends. Maybe I should check out..

        @DigMe Dunno about reddit but very likely.

        @jnak00 That first reissue was really nice.. That's still my favorite among all the three versions.
        Sep 6, 2022
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Walderstorn Agreed. Playing 2014 one again, I am still not convinced that 2013-14 graphics (SOTA level at release) need any overhauls..

        @zerodeefex Purely preferential on my end. I might have too strong primacy effect/bias based on earlier works. Indeed only a matter for the first few hours. I was more annoyed with gameplays in the end..
        Sep 6, 2022
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      Vtory
      Super short review of Sivga SV023 headphones after using them for 2 months. Details in replies.
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      2. daduy
        daduy
        Huh, looks like the klipsch hp-3
        Aug 28, 2022
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        Those pads are a shape I’ve not encountered before. Like they’re designed to angle drivers to the ear?
        Aug 28, 2022
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @daduy Yeah, the cup seems a popular way for semi-open or semi-closed backs. Wood seems a little gimmick tho. Haha.

        @Qildail Right. The pads do angle drivers (plus, drivers are already angled in the housing). They're also designed to fit human head curvature well.
        Aug 28, 2022
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      Vtory
      Thinking of some of the longest lasting quotes from F:NV
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Lyander I do agree and solving the same quest in multiple ways is making the experience even better. Nonetheless, I highly recommend you to complete the main quests and all the subsequent DLC scenarios. I really like how the grand theme is beautifully presented in F:NV, if not the prettiest visualization.
        Aug 27, 2022
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        My game of choice lately is Left 4 Dead 2 with relatives; we grew up in net cafes playing this game so there's a massive nostalgia factor, but that aside the game remains genuinely pretty; I likewise feel that while F:NV may have comparatively blocky textures and clunky mechanics, there's just a beauty to its design that makes it feel compelling. Work of art, that one.
        Aug 27, 2022
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Also: fully agree that the degree of freedom you have in solving choices is remarkable. I had no idea Charisma builds were terrible here but that's what I opted for at the start and it's been fun.
        Aug 27, 2022
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    Location:
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    Gear List:
    Headphones: HFM Susvara (mod), Sivga SV023 / Amps: Topping LA90, SMSL HO200 / Dacs: Gustard X18, SMSL M500.3
    Team Susvara : Can't find anything sounding better than Susvara under 5k new yet.
    Team NFB: I realized a strong global NFB made me happier eventually.
    Team Delta-Sigma: I gave up R2R because anything below Spring 3 did not give me enough clarity/articulation in ways I wanted to hear. Moderately implemented 903 was pretty much good enough for my taste..

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