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I had a major brain fart today where I couldn’t remember what 8 x 9 was LOL This is what I get for relying on my calculator for so long Feb 10, 2020 at 9:37 PM

    1. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Currently at my doctor’s Iranian wedding. I have no idea what’s happening but I know I’m drunk af and having the time of my life. Luv u all
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        @tommytakis I’m nice to nice people. Others can get outta here...
        Sep 16, 2019
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Persian folks sure know how to party
        Sep 16, 2019
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      5. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        I just want to say... I miss your old profile pic
        Sep 16, 2019
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    2. tommytakis
      tommytakis
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Looks really generic now. Love the classic look of the old design.
        Sep 14, 2019
      4. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        The word is Bruce Wayne now owns Sennheiser.

        I may be in the minority here. I dig the new, all-black matte finish over the old one.
        Sep 15, 2019
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      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        My pet theory on the faux marble is that Senn expected it to get banged up in the studio, and the faux marble would hide the scratches.
        Sep 15, 2019
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    3. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Thank you Lyr 3 for blowing up my Verite :( Please get out of my sight before I chuck you out of the window
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @cskippy yep! Check with different tubes/sources /amps as well
        Sep 14, 2019
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      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        @schiit When you said "All current ones have DC sense" was there a running change? I bought mine within the first week of release. I suspected it might have damaged a pair of Clears last year, at the time I left them plugged in when turning the amp on and off. Now I wait for warm up turn volume all way down with no music playing to plug in to be safe.
        Sep 16, 2019
      5. e.schell
        e.schell
        I'm not looking for any sort of warranty/replacement of the Clears, the company I purchased them from took care of that. Curious if I should send the Lyr in to make sure it is okay and possibly updated to have the DC Sense? I haven't had any other issues with it, but I am very cautious about procedure for plugging headphones in. Thanks!
        Sep 17, 2019
    4. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      DSHA3F finally shipping starting next week!!!!
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    5. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Had to break up my dogs from fighting this morning and now I’m at work with blood on my jeans. What a way to start my last day of work LOL
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      2. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        U get to wear jeans at work, I'm sitting here in my grownup slacks with dog hair all over them.
        Sep 12, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        My first job out of college was corporate cubicle shirt-and-tie. Lasted about a year and a half before I admitted to myself this wasn’t for me and moved on. Hopefully never again.
        Sep 12, 2019
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      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        As I sit here in my home office in shorts & a tee. No shoes. :D

        At the startup I just switched from, pretty much wore the same.
        Sep 13, 2019
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    6. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Never thought I would end up owning 2 Gungnir Multibit at once (A1 + A2) ...Thanks SBAF!
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Sep 11, 2019
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I'm a fan of simple longer term listening for comparisons, so I'd just listen for a few evenings to one then switch out for a few evenings. If you wanted to a/b yes you'd need a switch of some sort like Sys.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      5. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @GoodEnoughGear Sounds good. If time allows in between my studying, I’ll do that
        Sep 11, 2019
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    7. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Starting my last week of work before officially studying for MCAT!
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I was a premed kid in my undergrad years, but shifted into psychology for master's since I found it more interesting/suitable. The bulk of my med knowledge lies gathering dust on yellowed pages, far removed from sunlight :))

        I still have a passing interest in medical news though, and enjoy reading cases. Just not up for cramming volumes of dry text into my brain. Mad respect for people in the field.
        Sep 9, 2019
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      4. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Lyander that's awesome! I lowkey sometimes wish I majored in psychology instead of Biology LOL
        Sep 9, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Well imo the world could always use more of both, just a matter of finding which one suits your temperament more yeah? Biology is cool! I always had fun in those classes, even if it was just the more rudimentary odds and ends thereof. Psych is an interesting field too, but given how it's not quite so cleanly cut as medicine at current knowledge there's as much touchy-feely as science involved in the practise, I think
        Sep 10, 2019
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    8. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Helped my dad with planting a tree in our backyard today. Feels a lot better than recycling :)
    9. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Someone who bought my ZDS from almost 3 months ago is now requesting a full refund... I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do here :(
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Thank you for your concern @Jinxy245 I really appreciate it! I'm just shocked that this happened to me. The guy has reputable feedback and status on headfi. I don't wish any ill-things upon him though. I hope he can get that amp fixed and enjoy listening to it again because it's still one of my favorite amps to this day.
        Sep 5, 2019
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Also thanks everyone that have replied, your responses helped me a lot trying to get a better grasp of the situation. You are all awesome and hope you guys had a better morning than me haha
        Sep 5, 2019
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      4. Roman
        Roman
        This is great PP ruled in your favor multiple times. I would think twice before using PP in the future if they didn't. If the person shits on you with a negative feedback please share their name so everyone knows who to avoid to deal with.
        Sep 5, 2019
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    10. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      "Hey Dad, can I turn on the AC? It's so hot in here"
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Sep 4, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Sep 4, 2019
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Must have been something about it... I kept coming back until I stayed!
        Sep 5, 2019
    11. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      wau HD650K + Euforia ... =D
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Phantaminum I like it! definitely tubey sounding amp, very pleasing to listen to. lol I still think the ZDS is my favorite combo with the HD650. I'll discuss more in my impressions. I'm taking a break from listening because I'm also trying to evaluate the Pathos amp haha. How are you liking your amps? I think you mentioned two for review as well right?
        Aug 31, 2019
      4. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        Nice! Never had an opportunity to listen to the ZDS but hope to hear it one day. I heard great things about it and lusted after it for awhile.

        Right now the poor Teton is just collecting dust. I'm having too much fun with the Toolshed amp and Zach's headphones.
        Aug 31, 2019
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      5. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Phantaminum that's interesting. Isn't Teton like a super expensive amp lol? yeah that Darling amp looks sexy af! u got the new Verite Closed?!

        And yeah, ZDS might be my all time favorite amp so far. It's what got me back into this hobby along with the Verite+ turned me into a HD650 shill. The only drawback is that it runs extremely hot (like I've burned myself when I tried to reach over the amp for something).
        Aug 31, 2019
    12. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Does anyone have a Psvane 6SN7-UK I can try out or sell for an affordable price? I'm revisiting Lyr 3 and curious about the pairing
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Not a fan, too bright for my tastes and the midrange loses some warmth. Noticed this with Lyr3/Clear and Saga.
        Aug 30, 2019
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Riotvan which headphones did you use it with?
        Aug 31, 2019
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Focal clear
        Aug 31, 2019
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    13. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      I've been practicing my Spanish on the patients. It's priceless to see them smile when I say "Gracias, Guapo/Guapa."
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    14. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Modi Multibit just delivered. with Euforia and Aurium OTW. It's about to be lit (literally + figuratively)
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        thankful to be part of this community. love u all :)
        Aug 29, 2019
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    15. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      I feel like everyday I'm falling deeper into this hobby... first I hear DACs sounding different, now CABLES?! Next up: Audiophile Pebbles
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      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Don't go into the cable game until you have a system you like. Cables can be a changer but they'll mess things up. It's actually worse than tubes. Some add detail, I'm not sure how yet but it's coloration, can synergies brilliant with gear but might lead to the wrong impression. Pangea until endgame.
        Aug 29, 2019
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      3. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Audiophile Pebbles sounds like a fantastic cereal that would definitely improve the sound of my music. Eat 'em while listening. Boom. Plankton.
        Aug 29, 2019
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      4. drgumbybrain
        drgumbybrain
        That’s when the hobby becomes a neurosis LOL
        Aug 29, 2019
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    16. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      first time staining wood! Hopefully I'll end up with a beautiful "new" desk :)
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Would love to see a pic!
        Aug 28, 2019
      3. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Open solicitation of deskpics and that last status tell you a hell of a lot about one man's desires ...
        Aug 29, 2019
    17. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Drop’s Move Wireless is the real deal. The UI could use some improvement though... more to come
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    18. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      I think I'm done chasing for a HD650 upgrade... I love my Verite, but I might just sell it to save some money for med school apps
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        @jexby worded it perfectly; unfortunately I was utterly ruined when I auditioned the Verite and Auteur for the first time. Now I own an Auteur and have a Verite coming soon....oh I have a Hifiman? Since when?
        Aug 25, 2019
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @ChaChaRealSmooth the Verite is a real charmer... basically got me back into this hobby after settling with the Clear. Also, I didn’t know SBAF was a big fan of the Auteur until recently. I should really give them another try :)
        Aug 25, 2019
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Susvara is the only HD650 upgrade, maybe.
        Aug 26, 2019
    19. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      I'm thinking of trying a DIY standing desk with the ikea top that I already have. Anyone here use one?
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        I IKEA hacked a standing desk several years back using some legs and one of their TV stands, but found that it is almost as bad for your body to stand all day as it is to sit all day. I have been using an IKEA Bekant motorized one for almost 4 years now. If anyone spends a lot of time at a desk, I highly recommend one (not necessarily IKEA, there are lots of options).
        Aug 24, 2019
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @fraggler do you stand or sit more in your setup? I know standing is "healthier" than sitting, but curious if people actually use the standing feature more often than the sitting
        Aug 24, 2019
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        When I am on conference calls or doing research, I tend to stand, but when doing anything focus intensive, I sit. In the end, maybe 60% sit, 40% stand.
        Aug 25, 2019
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    20. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Both ZDS and Stratus FS on headfi rn... ahhh I must resist T___T
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Any true audiophile has both a top tier SS and tube amp ;)
        Aug 23, 2019
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      3. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        Stratus as in DNA!!
        Aug 23, 2019
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