Justin S
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Justin S

Friend, Male, from Toronto

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a 4493 and a 4499 J2, a pair of AB Noise Nukes, and nice tube in the Lyr+. Let the fun begin. Jan 27, 2024

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Feb 20, 2024 at 9:29 AM
    1. Justin S
      Justin S
      In Utero is 30 years old this year. It f***ing rocks.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Just listened to the Conan Needs a Friend podcast with Grohl, Novoselic, and Albini. Pretty good listen except for Albini being a bit too Albini.
        Oct 28, 2023
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      2. purr1n
        purr1n
        Make sure it's the Albini version, not the original corpo suits master.
        Oct 28, 2023
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    2. Justin S
      Justin S
      That moment when you're listening to headphones thinking, 'damn' only to discover that you left your monitors and sub on. Back to reality.
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        More marital than audiophile, but I did that in the middle of one night. Wife emerged from bedroom looking daggers, I signed, "What?"

        Then I took the 'phones off and found the music still playing.

        Whoops.

        <stupid>
        Oct 28, 2023
    3. Justin S
      Justin S
      Patience is hard. "At this stage - your headphones will take a few weeks to get through assembly, and then will be in line for QC. "
      1. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        ZMF? Worth the wait. :)
        Oct 27, 2023
      2. Justin S
        Justin S
        Yes, ZMF Aeolus with a few pads. Very excited.
        Oct 27, 2023
    4. Justin S
      Justin S
      I can't wrap my head around ASR. It feels like a Beavis and Butt-head echo chamber that drains any enjoyment of the experience of sound.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        .
        "I can't wrap my head around ASR ..."
        "it helps if you enter that site ... with"

        It helps if you do not enter the site at all. Ever.
        Do not try to wrap any part of your body around it.

        Amir/ASR? Just say no.
        Simple, easy hint towards a happier life.
        Oct 22, 2023
      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        That's right I agree every chip amp does sound the same. Next...
        Oct 22, 2023
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      5. Justin S
        Justin S
        "Do not try to wrap any part of your body around it."...you're right. Ewwww.
        Oct 22, 2023
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    5. Justin S
      Justin S
      In between hottie headphones at the moment, the HD6xxs with the Kiss mod are presenting with new excellence. I get it. Finally.
      1. Cryptowolf, rlow, Case and 3 others like this.
      2. Justin S
        Justin S
        And while the 600s are a bit peaky, they're smoke-show presence machines. It's a settle in kind of listen.
        Oct 20, 2023
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    6. Justin S
      Justin S
      With the Aeolus on order, I wonder if I should add a crescent band from the factory - I have a 7-clicks-on-600S-big head and like comfy.
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        @Justin S makes sense - mine also pointy I think. Aeolus and HD800S both have a pressure point in the middle for me. Crescent band seems like a good move.
        Oct 20, 2023
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      3. jnak00
        jnak00
        I am pretty sure the crescent band is standard on all new ZMFs.
        Oct 20, 2023
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      4. Justin S
        Justin S
        @jnak00 , yes. I just heard back from them - it's the new standard headband.
        Oct 20, 2023
    7. Justin S
      Justin S
      Arrrrrr!
      1. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        A pyrate's favourite letter? Arrr, ye might think that, lad, but it's the C they loves the best!
        Oct 13, 2023
      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Here's a bad pyrate joke. A pirate walks into a bar wearing a ship's wheel on his belt buckle. As he tries to saddle up to the bar, frustrated by the ship's wheel interfering, the barkeep asks, "why don't you try taking off that ship's wheel?" the pirate says, "YARRRR, IT'S DRIVIN' ME NUTS"
        Oct 14, 2023
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    8. Justin S
      Justin S
      Getting reacquainted with my 600s on the Lyr+ and a nice NOS sylvania WGTA. Once acclimatized, these are a bit of lighting.
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    9. Justin S
      Justin S
      Back on ordering an Aeolus. What pads should I look at along with the Suede Universe? Looking for something fun and something neutral-ish.
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      3. Justin S
        Justin S
        Super cool. So Aeolus pads, the univers suede perf...Are the BE2 suede worth trying? Perf or non perf?
        Oct 13, 2023
      4. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        Any pads you get should be perf for Aeolus since it's an open headphone. It would be a safe bet to get Universe leather perf and suede perf.
        Oct 13, 2023
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      5. jnak00
        jnak00
        I personally prefer the stock (universe) which are very similar to the old Aeolus pads. Suede is a bit more neutral sounding. I also like Auteur pads, they add a bit of space. I don’t like the BE2 pads.
        Oct 13, 2023
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    10. Justin S
      Justin S
      Doing HQPlayer DSD chain with a Geshelli 4493 set for DSDD, Lry+, HD800S. I hate that sentence, but love the sound. The HD800Ss are KING!
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    11. Justin S
      Justin S
      Sparklehorse, It's a Wonder Life is masterpiece. Lucky speakers-night listen. What a beauty.
    12. Justin S
      Justin S
      DT770 250ohms with the mass-ring mod and a pair of Ori Lambskin pads are sweet. They always surprise me when i dig them out.
    13. Justin S
      Justin S
      Any friends in Toronto with a pair of Aeolus? Would love to audition them.
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    14. Justin S
      Justin S
      Hit go on a pair of Aeolus with Suede pads from ZMF. Looking for a compliment for my 600S and 800Ss. Looking forward to them.
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      2. Justin S
        Justin S
        I had an exchange with Zach about pads and he recommended the suede pads for me given my tastes - a bit thicker, but won't freak me out :-)
        Sep 16, 2023
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      3. Justin S
        Justin S
        Ack. I got hit with a lot of conflicting reports on the sound of these so I cancelled the order until I can audition a par. It would be a bummer to get them here and not love them.
        Sep 19, 2023
      4. edd
        edd
        They’re good headphones and definitely the best bass heavy ones that I have, but if you want something more neutral, probably best to look elsewhere. And they can be had for a good price esp used. Pads changed the sound on these possibly more than any other headphone I’ve had.
        Sep 19, 2023
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    15. Justin S
      Justin S
      "So put on that suit And lend me that costume Let's come home A little different"
    16. Justin S
      Justin S
      Everything sounds great this week, from the nice headphone system to the modest garage system. I find it interesting that this changes.
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      2. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Everything is better after you get laid
        Sep 2, 2023
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        There's a chicken in my nest and she won't lay until I've given her my best
        Sep 4, 2023
    17. Justin S
      Justin S
      Family is away - loud monitors tonight! Using the Lyr+ as a pre from an AKM J2, Genelecs are crisp, but never itchy. (treated room). Lyr+++
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Enjoy. It's rare that I can really enjoy my system, but woah!
        Aug 26, 2023
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      3. Justin S
        Justin S
        I am shocked at how great the Lyr+ is as a pre. It's clean and imparts just the right amount of tube fabulousness.
        Aug 26, 2023
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    18. Justin S
      Justin S
      I know I am late to the party. The 600s are rock and roll presence machines. My 800Ss are great, but the mids on the 600s are incomparable.
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      2. Justin S
        Justin S
        I don't really get along with the 650s so well - my ears find them a bit too woolly. I did the KISS mod and it helped..but I still prefer the 600/800Ss
        Aug 20, 2023
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        Every time I get twitchy about owning my own pair of 800S, I go back to the 600. Then cycle back around on the twitchy part again…
        Aug 20, 2023
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      4. Justin S
        Justin S
        The 800Ss are a thing for sure. I've been through the Focal Clears, LCD-Xs, Elexes, Grados and the 800Ss have really stuck with me. I am definitely a plastic dynamic guy. I would say, though, I am ZMF-curious.
        Aug 20, 2023
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    19. Justin S
      Justin S
      Listening to the Lyr+ tonight with a nice Ken Rad tube thinking "Noice". Then I realized that that tube was turned off. *ON* NoiceX10.
      1. Cryptowolf, Qildail, joch and 2 others like this.
      2. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        Noice
        Aug 19, 2023
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      3. Slade01
        Slade01
        I love the Ken Rad tube on the Lyr+.
        Aug 19, 2023
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    20. Justin S
      Justin S
      @wbass 's avatar always reminds me of Joan As Police Woman's "Covers Two" cover. Great record. Hilarious cover.
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      3. wbass
        wbass
        I've always heard about Joan as Police Woman and really need to check her out.
        Aug 18, 2023
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      4. Justin S
        Justin S
        Oh, she is the queen. Smart, charming, full of heart. Everything she does is interesting.
        Aug 19, 2023
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      5. Justin S
        Justin S
        Ps. The avatar similarity is glancing...the red pants :-)
        Aug 19, 2023
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Toronto
    Occupation:
    Filmmaker
    Gear List:
    Home system: PI2AES with SBAF ABNN>AES> Yggdrasil LIM>SE>Heed Obelisk SI III>Harbeth P3ESR XDs + REL t7i.

    Work: USB | S/PDIF (PI2AES Lite) ->MOTU Ultralite MK5/Geshelli J2S -> Monitors: Genelec 8020s + 7040a

    Headphones: USB | S/PDIF (PI2AES Lite) -> MOTU/J2 (SBAF ABNN after SMPS)- > Lyr+. ZMF AUTEUR CLASSIC, HD 6xxM (sbaf kissmod), HD600, Modded DT770s.

    Previous equipment. Harbeth P3ESR Standards, Harbeth C7ES3s, Neumann KH120As, Dynaudio M20s. Project Debut III/Graham Slee pre, Soekris 2541 (2x), RME ADI-2 DACfs, Bifrost 2, Holo Spring1 LV2, Schiit Fulla, BF2 (2x), BF 2/64, Gungnir Multibit Multibit A2, Heed Dactillus, Denafrips Ares, Auralic Aries, AudioLab M-DAC, Rega R-DAC, OG Schiit Freya, Schiit Magni 3, OG Burson Soloist, MassDrop LCX, Burson Fun, ZDT Jr., BHA-1, Lynx Hilo

    Previous Headphones: ZMF Aeolus, HD800S, LCD-X 2021, Focal Clear, Focal Elex, OG Sennheiser 650, Sennheiser 58x Jubilee, OG AKG Sextetts, Nhoord Red custom build, Symphones Magnum V8 custom build, Elleven Acoustica G1 custom build, Elleven Acoustica R1 custom build, Hifiman He400i, AKG K702.
    I am a filmmaker. I have also owned and operated a couple different animation/video-post studios and have been buying and trading gear since the 90s. I am relatively new to hifi.

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