ETHER 2

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  1. JM1979

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    These abbreviations are just asshole moves. Way to fucking kill SEO for manufacturers and make it impossible for anyone to know wtf the is going on.
     
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    Luckbad Traded in a unicorn for a Corolla

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    One thing I've learned at work as an industry old timer is that the young ones abbreviate everything eventually. It's frustrating and unclear. Say what you want to say. The most frustrating thing is when an abbreviation is adopted that directly conflicts with an already-accepted acronym, especially if it's in the same genre so it's impossible to discern from context (e.g. LC = Liquid Crimson... and Liquid Carbon).

    E2

    Is that Ether 2? Shure E2? E2 educational ear buds?

    Type that crap out to remove any chance of misunderstanding.

    Every time I see ABWA (which has to be about 40 times now, all by @Vtory), I want to punch a millennial. Or whatever the even younger ones are called.
     
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    Vtory Illogical Spock

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    Ok, points taken -- things better not be shortened arbitrarily. I was comfortable to figure out a new acronym in various namespaces (sometime temporarily) defined by different people, but it should not be generalized or forced to others.

    Sorry for any confusions and annoyances occurred.
     
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    @Vtory No! They are yanking your chain boy. Don't give in to that young whipper snapper bs. Lol
     
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    No we’re not. The nonsensical shorthand is shitting up the forum.
     
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    Oh bullshit. The alphabet soup has been around forever and more will be added to it. In a dediciated forum such as this you are going to see it more prevelant. Complaining what E2 means in the Ether 2 thread and waiting two weeks to call out Vtory using AWBA for the 50th time is nonsensical. Should we all start spelling out dac, iems, and r2r?

    SBAF is not that bad.
     
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    I think this abbreviation issue is not a big deal. Just point out (or just make fun of) the ones that we object. The only one I had problem with was ABWA. That was weird.
     
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    Frankly, I don’t give two shits what you think. The random abbreviations make our content harder to surface if you’re coming in organically from the wild and makes threads like this confusing as hell if you’re trying to digest updates on page 18 but missed where someone has to explain their dumbass shorthand four pages prior.

    This isn’t a forum just for the folks who have the time to read every post, this is supposed to be a place where both members and folks coming in from the wild can get honest, no BS information about personal audio (and increasingly 2 channel systems these days, thankfully). This kind of jargon cuts down readability and usefulness of SBAF and shouldn’t be trivialized as the natural product of a bunch of nerds reinforcing each other.

    When I have multiple other mods, admins and senior members texting me asking wtf is going on in this thread and what is @Vtory saying, then I’m going to catch up and voice that it’s stupid.
     
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  10. Lyander

    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

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    I can't really be impartial since I was already typing out "Bifrost Multibit" before it became impossible to use the abbreviation and have confused acronyms far too often between this and other hobbies, but "DAC", "IEM", "R-2R", and a bunch of others are all universal. Stuff like headphone-specific, arbitrary abbreviations are less commonly known, ergo more likely to confuse people.

    To be honest, I didn't mind "y-g-g-y" or" I'm an idiot who tries to bypass the auto correct for Gungnir Multibit" all that much, but hated the Bifrost MB shorthand because it was the name of the kid of a local celebrity I find hella annoying. It took me a few seconds to figure out what "ABWA" stood for and while I thought it sounded a bit flubby, I figured to let people call it whatever they want and wait for others to complain first (so thanks guys :)) )
     
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    Sometimes I come into threads out of the blue. When I see stuff like AWBA, I think "OMG, I haven't been paying much attention to the forum and I've already missed out?" I actually went back 10-20 posts trying to figure out what AWBA actually was. I shouldn't have to do this.

    It's all context. I've used STJR as a response to others asking about the "STJR" in Eddie Current threads. Also, Craig is a boutique low volume outfit that sells 10 units per run. He could do without SEO.

    In reports with technical writing, acronyms are followed in parentheses after the words are fully spelled out initially. Because this is a forum, if one wanted to use acronyms, an appropriate practice would be to do this in every post the first time the acronym is used.
     
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    BTW, this site will be rebranded as SBAF and henceforth render "super best audio friends" meaningless. Like how no one really knew what SBC (the old phone company) stood for.
     
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    Started listening using the slow filter on the ADI-2 DAC. The Ether 2 is a bit high on 15 kHz and up. Combined with a mix that is heavy and this frequency range, the treble can sometimes be a bit too much for me (kinda young ears). Using the slow filter attenuates this range without doing much else.
     
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    this is the angriest site i have ever been on, not sure why
     
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    Simple, we don't use enough bran in our diet.
     
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    i'm pretty sure that's part of it's charm
     
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    You definitely need to get around more.
     
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    I posted some comments on another board about this but I'll repeat them here.

    I was at the Schiitr yesterday and Ether 2 sounds amazingly good on Rag 2. Rag 2 is NOT Rag 1.

    Spectacular layering and imaging, strong strong bass and lovely extended treble that was neither dry nor lacking in detail, and most surprising, the soundstage is the widest I've heard on E2. And powerful, full bodied sound, perhaps a bit V shaped, but for 80's and electronic music I listen to, that's exactly what I look for. Someone else listening said perhaps a bit of "resonance" in the mids but tbh the vocals on the track (Big in Japan by Alphaville on Tidal) had a bunch of added resonance so...inconclusive. It sounded wonderful to me, definitely my preferred signature.

    Once it is released, and provided the price is not outrageous, I will be buying a Rag 2.
     
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    ^ Woooo! Can't wait. I imagine they had it paired with an Yggdrasil?
     
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    I was listening on the internal DAC card in Rag 2. I'm guessing it was a Modi MB card but that's conjecture. Can't comment on Yggdrasil with Rag 2, didn't hear it.
     

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