Huxleigh
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Huxleigh

Wow, I made it this far without being a friend?, Male, from Somewhere dry

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    1. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Strangely excited about Nintendo Switch.
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Are they changing MK8? I saw a video blurb about it and seemed like they tweaked MK8 a bit w/r/t the battle mode.
        Jan 14, 2017
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        I want one specifically to play Zelda. Anything else is a bonus.
        Jan 14, 2017
      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        Hoping for a Mario kart 8 bundle. $300 at launch with only Zelda and it's not even included? Psh
        Jan 14, 2017
    2. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Belatedly, I realize the brilliance that is ZX-2 + Andro.
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Although the Martian has properly slammin' bass over the Andro.
        Jan 2, 2017
    3. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      LH Revive is one fine USB de-crapifier.
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    4. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      OMG Sonett 2!!
      1. Ryu
        Ryu
        What's the rest of your chain?
        Dec 4, 2016
      2. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Always wanted one. Thanks for confirming I was right...
        Dec 5, 2016
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      3. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        @Ryu rMBP —> W4S USB —> Bimby —> S2 (or M3)
        @ButtUglyJeff Always happy to help. ;)
        Dec 5, 2016
    5. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Damn, the ZX2 isn't f'ing around.
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        This thing is the Real Deal. Color me impressed.
        Dec 3, 2016
    6. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Penn State!
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Indeed, was close. One of those pass interference calls seemed janky to me.
        Nov 26, 2016
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      3. jexby
        jexby
        as an Illini alum, always thrilled when fichigan gets screwed. of course ohhowihateohiost is not my favorite either. PSU is a fraud 1 quality win. during this big10+ season, no big10 team worth a spit in the National title picture.
        Nov 26, 2016
      4. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        We'll have to agree to disagree, @jexby. ;) But it has been an unusual season.
        Nov 26, 2016
    7. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Hope everyone's enjoyed their dinners. Happy Thanksgiving!
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    8. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Four desktop amps and a portable, now. All reliable performers. Really should try to put together some kind of comparison...
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      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Shh, don't wake up those of us who are in denial about such things...
        Nov 24, 2016
      3. zonto
        zonto
        Do or do not. There is no try.
        Nov 24, 2016
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    9. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      God DAMN, I love changing out used Senn pads for fresh ones.
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      3. JoshMorr
        JoshMorr
        It is ridiculous how much sound changes when you take a old flat pair and swap out for some freshies. Enjoy!
        Nov 23, 2016
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Boxfresh running shoes for your ears!
        Nov 23, 2016
      5. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        @Gravity Wish they were, like, $40 or so. But alas.
        @zonto Got 'em from HeadRoom, changed out on the 600.
        @JoshMorr Probably the single most underrated thing one can do.
        @Kattejaes Heh, good comparison.
        Nov 23, 2016
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    10. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Uh, yay for monochrome shots of attractive ladies?
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      3. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        Close guess, I think I've had a Savages avatar on here before but this one is Elastica. Without a doubt my favorite band.
        Nov 22, 2016
      4. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Heh, geez, the lead singers sure do look similar. I'll check 'em out. Dig your taste.
        Nov 22, 2016
      5. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        If you'd like their discography let me know, I recently put it on Google Drive for JoshMo
        Nov 22, 2016
    11. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      If I have to live with one amp and headphone desktop combo, I think that it'd be the TH-X00 PH and the SWA M3.
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Mercifully, that is not the case. ;)
        Nov 19, 2016
      3. Artasia
        Artasia
        Glad you like the PH. I do as well.
        Nov 19, 2016
      4. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        With the right amp, it's a great all rounder. Haven't tried it balanced out Jodie, but the M3 wallops the SE output. And although it sounds better than one might expect from the Sonett, it's not a complimentary pairing.
        Nov 20, 2016
    12. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Once one has gotten used to Jodie, it is difficult to listen to other amps. Even good ones.
      1. jexby
        jexby
        don't agree. am always more eager/happy to return home to EC Uber 7 amp, even Office #2 with Vali2 provides better dimensional presentation of sound. at the expense of a bit of clarity and low end perhaps. maybe that makes me a Toob Fan.
        Nov 14, 2016
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    13. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Would love to hear a potted version of your impression of the Spartans- can wait until after the sale, if you prefer :)
      1. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        In a nutshell, I think they sound grainy, lack dynamics, and have a thin tone. Staging is poor as well. Startlingly poor value and overrated.
        Nov 14, 2016
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      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Thanks, appreciate it. Your current journey through IEMs is relevant to my interests, as I fear that we have similar tastes; your fearlessness is saving me a fortune.
        Nov 14, 2016
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      3. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Happy to help! If our tastes are as similar as you fear, you may want to pick up a lightly used UM Martian on HF. Unabashed shill for that IEM.
        Nov 14, 2016
    14. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Perfect capstone to perhaps the most terrific, bigly week I've ever had. Happy Veterans Day, everyone!
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    15. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      +1 Andro & SBAF tee. Shweet.
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Hm, I don't like the Andro much directly out of the DF Red. But the pico Power is shaping up to be a solid amp pairing. Despite the low OI, it keeps the bass in check. The iPhone is hard to top, though.
        Nov 2, 2016
    16. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Andromeda ordered! Help me...
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      3. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        A ZX2 is in your future
        Oct 29, 2016
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        As long as the shape fits your ears, you won't need much help. Enjoy :)
        Oct 29, 2016
      5. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        @phillipmorgan Indeed. For now. >_<
        @Artasia Yep, correct. And I've auditioned the Andro.
        @Smitty Died as it lived — empty. ;P
        @brencho Can't see myself tiring of its sound, either.
        @jelt2359 & @thegunner100 Tempting! But not for me, I think.
        @Kattefjaes It does. :) Gotten used to Campfire's fit.
        Oct 30, 2016
    17. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Lame as it may be, I'm consistently amazed at the difference yielded by a (good) cable upgrade. Easily impressed, I suppose.
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      3. Artasia
        Artasia
        Interested as well and for what component of the system?
        Oct 27, 2016
      4. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Ordered up a hybrid (silver/copper) cable from Unique Melody for use with the Martian. Solid build, reasonable price, and a modest bump in refinement and transparency. Diggin' it so far. Only drawback is that it's designed more for stationary use, so it's not as ergonomic as the stock cable. Not a prob, as it's fine to swap accordingly.
        Oct 27, 2016
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      5. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        If it's of any interest, all my desktop interconnects are by C3 Audio. It's pricey, but I really like his UPOCC copper wire. An unhealthy fixation, really.
        Oct 27, 2016
    18. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      I'll say this about the Elear, it's fast as f**k. Pretty killer with electro swing.
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      3. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        @zonto Agree regarding the comfort, it's a pleasant wear. Unfortunately, I also have to agree regarding its, ahem, deficiencies with classical music. I don't even listen to classical that often, but it's a mess.
        Oct 26, 2016
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        @Huxleigh, yeah that's putting it delicately. I also hated how it took the edge of crappily recorded rock/alt. Speed and resolution were good though, I'll agree with you there too.

        The silver lining is that it only took me a few days to realize I didn't want it and get it out of the apartment. Contrast that with my less-experienced self that held onto Grado HF2s for six years...
        Oct 26, 2016
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      5. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Liked for electro swing.
        Oct 26, 2016
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    19. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Jodie definitely sounds better through its balanced output. SE is still good, but less spacious.
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Seems rather obvious, given the discrepancy in power on tap between the outputs.
        Oct 24, 2016
    20. Huxleigh
      Huxleigh
      Methinks the Jodie's internal DAC is rather underrated.
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        It's pretty good but I prefer the phono stage. Both are just a big mismatch with how good the amp is. Modi multibit + Jotunheim + slants are my epic little work setup.
        Oct 21, 2016
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      4. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        @zonto Yep. Curiously, the Jodie's DAC doesn't play nice with the W4S Recovery I use for de-crapification.
        Oct 21, 2016
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      5. jexby
        jexby
        Jot DAC connected via secondary Thunderbolt monitor USB port (fairly clean) or with iFi iPower 9V and a Regen. either way, pretty good. would love a half-gumby-size Balanced multibit for Jot pairing.
        Oct 21, 2016
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