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Sony 1000xm3 sounds so bad holy shit...too much bass with annoying treble peak Dec 6, 2019

    1. 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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    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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
    9. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Drop’s Move Wireless is the real deal. The UI could use some improvement though... more to come
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    10. 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
    11. 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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    12. 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
    13. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      oh wow, I really like the Verite out of the Valhalla 2! Treble sounds a bit weird and a bit lean sounding but way more enjoyable than THX789
    14. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      OMG I just met the actress that played Bob Vance's Secretary from The Office :) what a nice lady
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      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Dude I went to the schiit store a few months ago, near you. Around the corner from there is a Newhall Refinery, saw Charlie from Lost there. So they're everywhere. Newhall Refinery was really cool btw.
        Aug 21, 2019
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      4. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @neogeosnk that's awesome! Yeah I realize I live purrty close to Schiit but still haven't visited their place yet. It's great to know there's SBAFers near me :) hope to see u in future meets!
        Aug 21, 2019
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        You shoulda made Charlie listen to "You all everybody" on the rig at the Schiiter!
        Aug 21, 2019
    15. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      got off work early, but only to have the train break down hahaha I laugh at my own misfortune :/ woe is me
    16. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      wtf Carla Bruni was a model, singer, AND first lady of France?! wow, what a life!
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Aug 16, 2019
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    17. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      taking the Andromeda with me to my long commute to work today was such a bliss :)
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    18. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      I was browsing through older threads today and stumbled upon SBAF tshirts thread... probably too late to order one huh :/
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Actually, changing gear based on current GS winners is an excellent idea! Now just need someone to actually design the darn things haha. Nice one.
        Aug 11, 2019
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I like the dog’s setup because I have the same stack. Though the headphones should been HD650.
        Aug 12, 2019
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Cats and tubes man, I am biased.
        Aug 12, 2019
    19. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      I can't believe I slept on the HD650 KISS mod until now...
    20. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      Dear SBAF, tysm for welcoming me into the community. I'll do my best to pay it forward T__T y'all are awesome
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