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  1. Joh

    Joh The Architect

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    Welcome to Super Best Audio Friends! [​IMG]

    This is a forum about audio gear, mostly headphones and personal audio gear. We are interested in realistic assessment and discussion through a combination of objective measurements and discerning subjective impressions. One of our goals is to seek out and destroy all crappy headphones or other gear. We want to hear music, not the inside of some <redacted> engineer's resonating <redacted> <redacted> hole.

    If you're a new member, please do the following before posting, lest you're keen on walkin' the plank!!

    1. Introduce yourself here
    2. IMPORTANT: Take some time to lurk and learn the culture here before posting

    3. Read the articles in the soapbox
    4. Read the stickies at the top of the headphone measurement forum


    This isn't an interrogation, we aren't judging you here. This is a get to know you thread, we are friendly and welcome new members. Just say a bit about yourself like what you do, or why you're interested in being part of a headphone forum, or what you think of the CSD measurements here, or your past experiences with headphones good/bad. Whatever seems relevant or appropriate for you. It's nice to have some background for new members before opinions start emerging out of arses.
     
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  2. Joh

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    A Note from LFF about Subjective and Objective Extremism.

    The subjective versus objective debate is truly a question of origins. Before you continue reading this, ask yourself: "How did I come here to Super Best Audio Friends?" and then ponder what is your current goal of being here in this hobby.

    Many people on various forums often portray the subjective versus objective debate as religion versus science with subjectivity being religious and objectivity being scientific. If you don't agree with these labels, then you too are labeled as being a fanatic in the religious camp.

    The fact is that neither model has been established beyond a reasonable doubt. Whether we like it or not, those of us who subscribe to measurements do so by faith. Faith in the measurement equipment, in the operator and in the programs. Those who argue that the design of the ear and the built-in biological differences allow each of us to hear differently and thus invalidate objectivity, are not arguing from subjective beliefs, but rather science that is based upon empirical observation and logic.

    So why even squabble about subjectivity versus objectivity? What does it matter at the end of the day? Should it matter what we believe is true? ABSOLUTELY!

    Even more important than what we believe to be true is what actually is true. Someone might not believe in gravity, for example. Nevertheless, if that person were to step off the empire state building, that person would fall to the ground below, regardless of what they believed. While it may be true that neither model has been established as pure fact, one model has had more empirical observation and logic applied to it than the other - both biologically, mechanically, theoretically and has had many studies in the areas of biomechanics, physics, biology and engineering. And so, once again, we have the question: Why are you here on SBAF? Are you here to learn with an open mind? Are you here to disprove what you believe is false? If it's the first one, then welcome and enjoy your stay. If it's the second, please visit Head-Fi.com, they are more your kind of people, until they eventually kick you out too.

    We are here because we don't rely on hearsay. We invite all people to investigate the evidence for themselves and draw their own conclusions after analyzing both the objective and subjective aspects of the hobby. We do not approach anyone with a "holier than thou" view. We just don't believe in anything holy. Nothing is perfect.
     
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    Hi I'm new here. Is this where I ask for EQ profiles for my Beats? 
     
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    hello,

    documented very poor hearing, not a lot of money for frivolous spending. here to learn and hopefully contribute,
     
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    Hello dear friends, please to meetcha. Same ole Bixby here, I think I am going to have to use a reading monocle. Years at sail in bright sunlight with one working eye has not been a problem. Now with these night sails, it may take some time before I can see you all clearly.

    I will do my best though , Captain, argh!
     
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    Same old Bat here. I changed my underwear before coming. Where are the girls ?
     
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    Morning guys, mikoss here ready to swab the deck :)

    Looking forward to this forum. Currently on vacation in London for a couple of weeks, so I'll be checking things out and being more active once I'm back home.

    Cheers!
     
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    Hello all... Coming over from ChangStar. I don't post often there, but believe I am one of the original members. Background is mathematics & computer science. Worked for 20 years in the auto industry and am now work in the defense industry.

    -Tim
     
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    Welcome Tim -Hope you are enjoying the new site so far -it's still in it's infancy with a lot for work for us to do yet, and in Marv's words, a lot of furniture to move around, but I think it is a nice upgrade and members and guests are going to really love it when we start getting it all put together. Glad to see you here Tim!
     
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    Hello People. I am Deep Funk from the old website.

    Did you know this website reminds me of an IDE-setting for programming to ease the reading? Either way I look forward to contributing to this place.
     
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    Deep Funk? I have no idea who you are man...:p

    Added my friend ;)
     
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    It is okay. You can keep your Bartok, Zappa and Liquid Tension Experiment. I am not going to post Mad Bull 34 images here.
     
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    Hello there [​IMG]

    Ali
     
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    i'm fish. the same fish.

    i haven't had much interest in chasing unicorns these days. my audio chain gives me great pleasure and i've been more interesting exploring new music.
     
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    I'm the pyrate formerly known as lmswjm. Chang has mostly cured me of my audio obsessions. However, I'm still compelled to hang around and at least pollute the music threads if I can. Cheers!
     
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    Several forums have almost cured me of my audio obsessions, and one or two of them have almost cured me of audio forums!

    But I am as yet, only...

    A Recovering Audiophile



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