YMO
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YMO

it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom, Male, 30, from DUVALLL-904

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Viewing thread Etymotic ER2SE and ER2XR Impressions and Discussion, Aug 15, 2020 at 11:44 AM
    1. YMO
      YMO
      Verite Open to me isn't better than Auteurs, just different in a good way, you better swap pads thou for preference.
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    2. YMO
      YMO
      Verite Open is...interesting...thank you good Friend for lending me a pair for a few days max. At least I have plenty of pads......
    3. YMO
      YMO
      I got a fortune cookie with no fortune slip in it. :( >.>
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      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        RIP
        Jul 22, 2020
        DigMe and YMO like this.
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        You know what they say, if you can’t tell what the fortune is, then the fortune is you.
        Jul 22, 2020
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      5. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        That happens to ghosts. You could be a ghost.
        Jul 22, 2020
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    4. YMO
      YMO
      Now I kind of wanna hear a SR1A. That is going to be a SoCal plane ticket for me on that one.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        TBH same but also the Auteur, Aeolus, or Australis for me. I'm more or less content with what I have surprisingly but I wanna see what the buzz is about.
        Jul 20, 2020
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @netforce can hook u up with a demo if you ever visit socal along with a bunch of other headphones
        Jul 20, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Real question is who had a bedroom/couch I can use?
        Jul 20, 2020
    5. YMO
      YMO
      I wonder if we call Topping the Amp and Bottoming the DAC?
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Call it the T & A special. Oh 1980-ties B-movies...
        Jul 20, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        There is actually T+A stuff from Germany, one of their dealers is in my city.
        Jul 20, 2020
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Now it needs a cheesy film poster and a soundtrack made on a cheap Casio keyboard.
        Jul 20, 2020
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    6. YMO
      YMO
      Mmmmm, Planters Cheez Balls. So many cheezy balls, yum I just ate the can. So good, yum.
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        You guys in Florida are just incorrigibly hedonistic!

        ;)
        Jul 19, 2020
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Florida is like being on flaka while riding a gator to your local Publix for a Chicken Tender Pub Sub with tons of banana peppers.
        Jul 19, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Hmmm... I wonder of Google translate speaks Floridan... But it sounds good. I think.
        Jul 19, 2020
    7. YMO
      YMO
      Be like @Gaspasser, don't be scared to call out on people's shit. Rep be damned.
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        Through my church I have ties to Ukraine and the Ukrainian ex-pat population here in the U.S. The fact is that eastern european culture has a strong racist and anti-semitic thread through it. Their culture being behind the iron curtain did not go through the revolutionary 60's like ours did.
        Jul 17, 2020
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        They are probably where we were at in the early sixties...racism is just "normal" for many, but is very rapidly being challenged and put in its place. Unfortunately, cultureal change is hard and many get left behind...
        Jul 17, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I was musing on the words "bipolar disorder," but it looks like I was overthinking it, and should have stopped at "arsehole."

        When I read his first post, I wondered whether to think "Fuck off or pay for advertising," or "I like this guy, what he is doing, and how he is doing it." Seems I made the wrong decision there. I'm sad about that.
        Jul 17, 2020
    8. YMO
      YMO
      5x pairs of stock SW51+ tubes for $20? Not bad at all!
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      2. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        Lucky you.dont have 2a3 amp
        Jul 15, 2020
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      3. Hooncake
        Hooncake
        Give me a pair
        Jul 15, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Jul 15, 2020
    9. YMO
      YMO
      ZMF = Windows: If something breaks like headband it still works and easy to fix. Focal = Mac: If something breaks that's $2000. ^.^
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Fair enough but it depends on your pov. The analogy in my head is if you pick the right distro and hardware like picking the right amp and dac you can get some truly great results. If you know what you're doing you don't have to spend much but it will scale like mad. Think supercomputers etc.
        Jul 13, 2020
      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Nowadays if you install Fedora it will work out of the box on most and even new hardware. Like you can plug 6xx's into a cheap amp and source and still get acceptable results.
        Jul 13, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @YMO, "Mac is like an overpriced Fisher Price product. "
        I was subtly praising Linux against Windows: Absolutely not Mac.
        @Hands, My late-start computer days began with Unix; I loved it at first sight; I hated MS at first site.

        My early attempts with Red Hat, however, were a non starter. So, sadly, I left Linux alone for years.
        Jul 13, 2020
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    10. YMO
      YMO
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Jul 11, 2020
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    11. YMO
      YMO
      Any interest from anyone on a ZX2 + Andro classic?
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Tchoupitoulas I am not a portable guy particularly in this working-at-home era. Feel free to contact YMO.
        Jul 11, 2020
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      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Thank you @Vtory, that's most generous of you.
        Jul 11, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        Items up on FS section. Thanks all.
        Jul 11, 2020
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    12. YMO
      YMO
      Ok ok ok I changed my avatar again. This time it'll be like this for awhile, PROMISE!!!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Just... get a cat, ok?
        Jul 11, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        No meows
        Jul 11, 2020
      4. Claritas
    13. YMO
      YMO
      OMFG a dehumidifier has changed my life. I should had gotten one YEARS ago.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        @On my main machine it only allows me to go down as 35%. I'm putting it as 45%. Meh.
        Jul 10, 2020
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Jul 10, 2020
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      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Before you didn't need a humidor. Lol
        Jul 10, 2020
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    14. YMO
      YMO
      ZMF Co-Pilot pad so good I took a nap with the Auteurs on. Head don't hurt.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth and Vtory like this.
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I've slept with the LCD-3 on back when I owned one. My neck was NOT happy
        Jul 9, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Did it snap like a Slim Jim? Jking
        Jul 10, 2020
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        No, but I had a mighty crick in my neck and couldn't look left. Made changing lanes to my left very interesting while driving.
        Jul 10, 2020
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    15. YMO
      YMO
      Shit, Yello's latest album dropping next month. Latest single, "Waba Duba" is pure Yello action.
      1. Deep Funk, crazychile, Syzygy and 3 others like this.
      2. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        Freaking sweet. I have been a fan of theirs since I heard the Manga OST dub for Space Cobra Film. "wtf is this music....I need more."
        Jul 7, 2020
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Oh Yeah!
        Jul 7, 2020
    16. YMO
      YMO
      With this profile post, the SW51+ hype train continues. What can I say, @Zampotech embarrassed the competition.
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @YMO how are the copilot pads on auteurs? did it solve the weight issues?
        Jul 6, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        Jul 6, 2020
      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I may need one just to match the amp I have on my kitty shirt. "Yep...that's my headphone amp."
        Jul 7, 2020
    17. YMO
      YMO
      First Ennio Morricone, then it's Charlie Daniels. Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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      2. aamefford
        aamefford
        Wow - Charlie Daniels too? That's high school and just after for me, Devil Went Down to Georgia and Orange Blossom Special. Ennio Morricone - My dad had the Good the Bad and the Ugly soundtrack on vinyl when I was a kid. RIP to both.
        Jul 6, 2020
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    18. YMO
      YMO
      Damn, tons of Drama in the Fighting Game/Smash Community as of late.
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      3. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        @YMO Loved Gigawing on the Dremcast. Aesthetically beautiful and fun. My jam for the longest was Einhander on the Playstation. Could not stop playing that.
        Jul 5, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        I wished Square made more STGs. They got the concept down in one shot with Einhander. Still crazy how creative Square was back in PS1 era. I miss that like an old fart.
        Jul 5, 2020
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      5. BrokeSkoolBoi
        BrokeSkoolBoi
        Yea I followed the smash ultimate community and all the pillars there were pretty much revealed for being scum. Guess it's hard to be surprised with a game which caters to children.
        Jul 5, 2020
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    19. YMO
      YMO
      There needs to be an official Gear Cycler club. T-Shirts and all from @Boops.
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      2. RobS
        RobS
        those shirts would be cycled too
        Jul 5, 2020
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      3. Boops
        Boops
        You buy a shirt for $500, wear it for a month, send it back, I give you back $400.
        Jul 5, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        Hahahah @Boops. But I'm serious, maybe on some free time a Gear Cycler shirt would be good/funny.
        Jul 5, 2020
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    20. YMO
      YMO
      Vali 2 is legit, finally hearing one after all these years.
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      3. monacelli
        monacelli
        It shouldn't sound as good as it does. And being able to tune the signature to your preference with an abundance of compatible tubes is a nice bonus.
        Jul 4, 2020
      4. rlow
        rlow
        Would be interested in your thoughts on comparison of Vali 2 with SW51+ with HD6XX -considering moving to SW51+ at some point.
        Jul 4, 2020
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Give me a little time, @rlow
        Jul 4, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 1, 1989 (Age: 30)
    Location:
    DUVALLL-904
    Occupation:
    Back Office Banker
    Gear List:
    Senn HD600, Sony WM1A, NuForce X Drop Move, Drop x JVC HA-FDX1, Sony WF-1000XM3, Senn HD6XX, PI2AES, Schiit Bifrost 2, PIoneer DV-79AVi DVD Player (CD Transport), Schiit Eitr, Massdrop x Airist R-2R DAC (RDAC), DNA Starlett, Zampotech SW51+, ZMF Auteur, Grado Hemp
    Boring Back Office Banker dude, woo.

    My Preference is Warmish/Darkish Neutralish, if that even make sense (answer is no). I try to get to that goal by doing a Warm/Dark DAC with a more Neutralish Amp. Headphones will also do its thing on SQ, if I like it or not.

    Computer Desktop Setup:

    Note: This is for casual listening while on the computer, and when I Work From Home (WFH). So listening to random songs, 12 inch collections and also not really focusing on the album. Darker DAC being fed into a mostly neutralish amp.

    Thinkpad X260 via Roon or Foobar2000-UPnP > Schiit Eitr > Massdrop x Airist R-2R DAC (RDAC) > Zampotech SW51+

    Main Setup:

    Note: This is for serious album listening and being analytical on certain songs to compare mastering or understand song structure. With both the Computer Desktop Setup and the Main Setup I have two separate amps for two semi-different sound flavors/methods. Still good stuff, for me. Unlike the RDAC, I found Bifrost 2 to be on the Warm side with PI2AES. DNA Starlett is mostly a neutralish amp to me.

    Roon or UPnP > PI2AES [Coax Output] or Pioneer DV-79AVi DVD Player (CD Transport) [Toslink Output] > Schiit Bifrost 2 > DNA Starlett

    Headphones and IEMs: Senn HD600, Senn HD6xx, NuForce x Drop Move, Drop x JVC HA-FDX1, Sony WF-1000XM3, ZMF Auteur, Grado Hemp

    Portable Setups:
    Sony WM1A > Drop x JVC HA-FDX1
    Phone > Sony WF-1000XM3 mostly with sometimes NuForce x Drop Move

    Signature

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