Rthomas
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How difficult is it to start a blog about personal finance + tech reviews & monetize to $1000 per month income in 1/2 years? Thoughts? Oct 31, 2019

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    1. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      How difficult is it to start a blog about personal finance + tech reviews & monetize to $1000 per month income in 1/2 years? Thoughts?
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Where do you want to be in a 1 year? 5 years? 10 years? Define your goals and focus on how to reach the right audience. Blogging is not easy.
        Oct 31, 2019
      3. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        near impossible, as you have to stand out from every cookie cutter o the day -- and had to check if you were a bot/troll ;) -- you mentioned 1K, wth. -- snark aside, just do it and grow naturally
        Oct 31, 2019
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      4. elmoe
        elmoe
        Probably not if they need to ask us idiots who spend thousands to make music sound 5% better than an iPod! But hey, no judgement from me ;)
        Oct 31, 2019
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    2. Rthomas
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        I got to briefly try the Amiron and will say it sounded less offensive to me than the DT990s from memory. Definitely sizzlier than the DT880s I got used some years ago (which turned out to have been felt-disc modded by a previous owner so.... there's that). Might do a back to back eventually, will report back if I get to do so.
        Oct 10, 2019
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      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        I've been following Brent as long as Tyll (found him before Tyll, I think), particularly when I was looking into bookshelves and subwoofers. He has done great work on subs. I follow Sean Olive (of Harman, Olive/Welti curve) on FB and Brent comments pretty often. Good dude. Not perfect, but if you don't agree with his impressions he at least shows his work and provides valuable data.
        Oct 10, 2019
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        That all being said, there will never be a new Tyll.
        Ever.
        One of a kind.
        Oct 10, 2019
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    3. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      My lcd4s are being shipped from Portland to LA by UPS. Will I be charged any tax when item arrives??
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        I think they only collect for international shipping duty in case seller hasn’t paid it upfront. Domestic, I don’t think so.
        Sep 29, 2019
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      3. Rthomas
        Rthomas
        Thanks guys!
        Sep 29, 2019
      4. Roman
        Roman
        Technically you are supposed to pay use tax but fortunately there are still no means to enforce them.
        Sep 29, 2019
    4. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Staying in Northridge for 2 weeks from October 5th to 19th. Would be nice to meet anyone in LA IRL :)
    5. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Ordered a demo LCD4 for $2225. Hopefully a "good" unit!
      1. Zed Bopp, Bloom and drgumbybrain like this.
      2. Bloom
        Bloom
        Wow, GREAT price. If you got a good one, you'll know. The sound will be magical. ;-)
        Sep 25, 2019
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    6. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      The Orpheus 2 almost exactly matches the Harman Target!
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      2. Ardacer
        Ardacer
        It might match whatever curve it wants. Still going to have different sound on different shaped heads, can't change that. So on the one they measured it with it might have, measure it on another system, it won't. And on your head it's something else. On mine another too. So..
        Apr 19, 2019
      3. Ardacer
        Ardacer
        That said, I liked it. And it looks super cool. Would never ever give that amount of money though
        Apr 19, 2019
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Orpheus 2 is is too bright with not enough relaxed fine detail. Let's forget about modern senns, they're not worth it and built for a price bracket instead of listening enjoyment.
        Apr 19, 2019
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    7. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      PSB M4U8. Balanced sound. Smashes QC35 in pure SQ. Paul Barton please get into the TOTL game!
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        There was a rumor flying around a couple of years ago that he was working on something TOTL, but I haven't heard anything about it since. Someone should ask him at one of those CanJam seminars he does.
        Mar 28, 2019
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    8. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Meze Empyrean demo is in da house on Friday. The HD800S is ready for combat! Write up coming up on Saturday.
      1. famish99
        famish99
        Interested in the result knowing that you'll compare against EQ'd 800S. My money is that for you, the 800S will win.
        Jan 23, 2019
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      2. Rthomas
        Rthomas
        I don't care about hype, unboxing experience or price tags. May the best sound (to my ears) win! :)
        Jan 23, 2019
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      3. famish99
        famish99
        Nice writeup! I hesitate to comment on the Meze thread because I heard them out of the Dave's HP out, which admittedly isn't the best for planars, but I definitely thought it was better than an LCD-4. The upper bass and lower mids didn't quite connect correctly on the Meze and that the transients weren't as good as the Senns to me. I get the feeling if you gave the 800S some tubes, you may be set.
        Jan 25, 2019
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    9. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Is Rafe the Anti-Tyll? We finally have what looks like a review of the unboxing experience for the new Meze headphones!
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        lol
        Dec 27, 2018
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        3 of your last 4 status updates have been about Rafe or how bad IF is now. Time to move on.
        Dec 27, 2018
      5. skem
        skem
        I love how Rafe says he’s going to do listening tests of the HE6 using his portable. $5 he says it sounds great.
        Dec 27, 2018
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    10. Rthomas
      Rthomas
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Once you put all the EQs into the EQ window you go to file -> export -> "filters impulse response as wav" Ezpz way to try these out without needing fancy VST wrappers or whatever, plus the foo_convolver plugin is super fast :D
        Nov 13, 2018
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        The hd800’s respond incredibly well to EQ, damn
        Nov 13, 2018
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      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Maybe I can bug somebody else, @JohnM , what determines the length of the exported impulse wav file?
        Nov 13, 2018
    11. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Sample from Rafe's new piece: 3D multi-plane imaging that never gave the impression of distinct horizontal or vertical vertices. WUT.
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Yeah. People like me. Now I have vertical vertices stuck up my ass. And it’s not pleasant.
        Oct 23, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I read that as vehicles...

        That wouldn't be pleasant either
        Oct 23, 2018
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      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Of the two I much prefer vertical vertices for their mellifluous alliteration and the way they roll off the tongue. I'm only sorry I don't live in a universe with the right number of dimensions to observe them.
        Oct 23, 2018
    12. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      The new Innerfidelity = comedy gold.
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    13. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      All I want to know about any headphone: Will @Hands give up his HD650 for it????? :D
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      3. jexby
        jexby
        should he chose an Ether2, Hands should be banned. yes. I said it.
        Oct 11, 2018
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      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        It would kinda invalidate all of his reviews @jexby ...
        Oct 11, 2018
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      5. Hands
        Hands
        @jexby is just lashing out because I poke fun at him for liking the HE1000 and Utopia. :)
        Oct 11, 2018
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    14. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Watching old review videos by Tyll. What a loss :(
      1. EraserXIV
        EraserXIV
        If it's any consolation, he's probably the happiest he's ever been with the adventures he's taking in that remodeled FedEx truck.
        Aug 11, 2018
    15. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Can someone PM me the TSAV special code to get their deal on the Clear?
      1. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Did you ask Marv?
        Aug 9, 2018
    16. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Went back and skimmed through Dave Mahler's famous 'Battle of the Flagships' on HF. He calls the HD800 the king of neutrality. :O
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      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        What he compared these to and his upstream gear taken to account, I wouldn't say he was far off. He's take on neutrality is a bit different than is used around here. I think he refered to consistency in timber as neutrality.
        Feb 9, 2018
    17. donunus
      donunus
      questioaon... with sugar on top. for starters will an open aeon work with a magni3 or any cheap amp?
    18. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Impatiently waiting to wake up to Tyll's Aeon Open review.
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    19. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Not fond of the shill army that is summoned each time Dan releases a can but may have to consider AFO if it wins a GS. Tired of 650 bass :(
      1. Hands
        Hands
        You can always slap on more dynamat!
        Nov 2, 2017
    20. Rthomas
      Rthomas
      Already excited for Golden Schlong Awards 2017!
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      2. purr1n
        purr1n
        Oh it's November. Voting time.
        Oct 31, 2017
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Based on my observations, I bet ec af would win this year lol or at least one of the strongest candidates.
        Oct 31, 2017
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