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MOT: Headphone.com, Male, from Seattle, WA

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When I see audio sites getting all frothed-up about phrases like "PTSD", I can only assume they mean "Post Tequila-Shots-Disorder" ... Oct 4, 2018

    1. Torq
      Torq
      Spur-of-the-moment cruise + super-hot fiancé + sale @ Agent Provocateur means audio is ... wait ... audio what?
      1. mscott58, DigMe, Case and 1 other person like this.
    2. Big D Design
      Big D Design
      My other Big Reveal.... Weddings... Photography and Video... the whole banana for the client... even pictures in Frames for the Fireplace...
      4K Ultra Blu-Ray Discs.... And only Weddings for the Elite... The finest of Materials and the Best Layouts of Blu-Ray Ultra with Extras the Industry has ever seen....
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Please don't offer your banana to clients.
        Jun 8, 2017
      3. brencho
        brencho
        bro i just called kanye and he says he doesn't know you
        Jun 8, 2017
      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Finally a dislike button I can get behind...
        Jun 9, 2017
    3. Big D Design
      Big D Design
      Audio Alchemy DDP-1 with P5 Power Supply Upgrade. I bought from Wayne, the Owner of Audio Advisor. Sounds real good. I'm driving to Miami to get a Krell KSA-250 and having the Caps replaced. Ought to be a good amp. I have more cables in XLR being built by Morrow Audio in Reference 5 Level. And last but not least. I am moving up to 4 REL S3 Subs in my System with Martin Logan Montis with DSP chip Speakers.
    4. Torq
      Torq
      What happens if I push *this* button?
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      2. bengo
        bengo
        Jun 9, 2017
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Let's see what this so-called "button" does...
        Jun 9, 2017
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        That button? BA's system goes down and everyone gets stuck at Heathrow.

        Please don't do it again!
        Jun 10, 2017
    5. Torq
      Torq
      Here we go again ...
      1. bazelio
        bazelio
        On our own. Going down the only road we've ever known. Like a drifter we were born to walk alone....
        Jun 7, 2017
    6. Torq
      Torq
      "The geese are in the road." - Repeat - "The GEESE are in the ROAD."
      1. Vansen, landroni and Dino like this.
      2. Torq
        Torq
        If you're wondering ... that was a call in Renton, WA via their 911 Dispatch. Apparently there are as many fuckwits in Renton as there are road-bound water-foul.
        Jun 2, 2017
        Dino and Case like this.
      3. Claritas
      4. Vansen
    7. Torq
      Torq
      Why do I suspect that the FCC only posts updates to their database/grants at 02:00 ...
      1. Dino
        Dino
        At one house I lived in, my preamp would pick up preaching on the phono from time to time. I figured it was from a radio broadcast or the Voice of God. I didn't think God would be asking me for money though.
        Jun 3, 2017
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Why? God's gotta buy cars, hifi, gold medallions, winches...

        Hasn't he?
        Jun 4, 2017
    8. Torq
      Torq
      I'm sorry, I'd love to, but I spent all my money on wine, women and amateur radio ...
      1. Dino
        Dino
        When I first saw this thought there may be a Big D style "Big Reveal" upcoming. I see from subsequent posts that is not the case.

        If I'm wrong, Big D has dibs on Bill O'Reilly. Glenn Beck is still up for grabs.
        Jun 3, 2017
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      2. landroni
        landroni
        @Dino Yeah, D's alt-universe can be funny when it's not grating. I love with these types what is being defined as "fake" and what is being presented as a reliable "yeah, I've read that!".
        Jun 3, 2017
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    9. Torq
      Torq
      Music off. Scanners on. Already an interesting, and busy, night in Seattle.
      1. JK47
        JK47
        What's goin' down in the Emerald City?
        Jun 1, 2017
    10. Torq
      Torq
      The sheer amount of incoherent, completely illogical, woo-woo, voodoo nonsense and outright, obvious, snake oil in this hobby staggers me.
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Or that you can buy a used SOLAHD industrial power conditioner for like $300-400 that weighs 150lbs and outperforms audiophile conditioners with series mode surge protection that cost many many thousands of dollars?
        May 31, 2017
        Thad E Ginathom and Torq like this.
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        I'm not sure if I hate the snake oil sellers, or the people who very seriously and self-importantly debate the impossible imaginary differences. The punters are often self-victimising, more or less.
        Jun 1, 2017
        Thad E Ginathom, Torq and Cryptowolf like this.
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        As a college educated former scientist, nothing in audio gets me wound up faster than crystals placed in a room to improve sound. The continued existence of these "products" boggles my mind.
        Jun 1, 2017
        zonto and Torq like this.
    11. Torq
      Torq
      WM1Z + Zeus XRA + Distiller's Edition Talisker + Depeche Mode + Seattle Sun/view over Elliot Bay = Nothing Productive is Getting Done today.
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      2. Torq
        Torq
        Yes, I have the universal version of the Zeus XRA.
        May 26, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Do you dig the newest Depeche Mode album? I enjoyed it more than I expected.
        May 26, 2017
      4. Torq
        Torq
        It's not bad, though I prefer their early(ier) material.
        May 26, 2017
        Cryptowolf and Poleepkwa like this.
    12. Torq
      Torq
      Writing up my 4-way Schiit Multi-Bit DAC comparo. Finding I'd much rather listen to music than write about listening to music ...
      1. bengo, EricR, aufmerksam and 14 others like this.
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Try writing about dancing about architecture, maybe?
        May 26, 2017
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        What a coincidence - I'm currently singing about writing about dancing about architecture.
        May 26, 2017
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      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Once achieving a high level of musical reproduction competence this becomes the norm. Often I'd rather enjoy than measure, with the precious little discretionary time I have.
        May 26, 2017
        EricR, elguapo, Cryptowolf and 2 others like this.
    13. Torq
      Torq
      Head says, "W900". Heart says, "tia Fourté". Ears say, "A18 Tzar". Wallet says, "Oh, f**k off!"
      1. pedalhead, Priidik, FlySweep and 4 others like this.
      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        And now you're talking out of your ass.
        May 17, 2017
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        BTW - that comment was totally tongue-in-cheek.. just to be clear. :)
        May 18, 2017
    14. Torq
      Torq
      Quick, initial impressions with FiiO X5iii w/ CA Andromeda: http://goo.gl/QdMWvN (will be more to come).
      1. Dino, TRex and FlySweep like this.
    15. Torq
      Torq
    16. Torq
      Torq
      Initial thoughts on the tia Fourté are immediately impressive, which is not always a good thing in the long run ... more listening to do ...
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        when I heard them I really liked it....its just a shame its 3.5k for an iem....thought it sounded diferrent than the conventional DD/100 driver BA IEM, which I think is a win
        May 9, 2017
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    17. Torq
      Torq
      Always funny watching a shill get exposed. Especially when they start trying to justify their behavior (and explains some of their prior).
      1. landroni, Big Al Knine, Case and 2 others like this.
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        The thing is, the HF front page "reviews" are entirely dependent upon the shill economy. Is anyone really surprised?
        May 4, 2017
      4. landroni
        landroni
        When you're inside the echo-chamber, it may be hard to become aware of these things...
        May 4, 2017
      5. landroni
        May 4, 2017
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    18. Miguelito
      Miguelito
      Hello Torq, hope all is well,

      I sold my VEGA DAC and ham looking into the >HOLO SPRING Level3 or the T+A DAC8 DSD, have you hear the T+A?

      I am very interested on how do they compare in NOS mode (PCM & DSD) and upsampled in HQP (PCM & DSD)

      Thanks and kind regards

      Miguelito
      1. Torq
        Torq
        The thread here: http://goo.gl/7g40SL will let you see what I've auditioned. The 2nd post is what's been done, the third what's coming.
        Apr 28, 2017
    19. Torq
      Torq
      Finding that the WM1Z/Zeus R combination has me listening to entire albums more than not. Typically that's a vinyl/speaker thing for me.
      1. Merrick, Changeling and FlySweep like this.
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        What about the wireless Sony? Is that any good?
        Apr 28, 2017
      4. Torq
        Torq
        I like the MDR-1000X, but it's not my choice for travel - which is more about size than anything else. They'll give you better noise reduction (partly mechanical, partly the electronics) than the QC20i (which really just sort of rest in the ears and don't "seal" as such), but not enough for me to want to actually carry them on a flight.
        Apr 28, 2017
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm *never* going to jump on the DAP train.

        Oh wait, I did already, back in about 2002 or 3. A Cowon thingy the size of half a brick. Expensive for back then. And yes, it did sound good too, but, in those days, phones sounded like *phones.*
        Apr 29, 2017
    20. Torq
      Torq
      For those of you that have yet to be seduced by the miracle that is DSD ... you're missing out on gems like this: http://goo.gl/39bnQ7
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      3. landroni
        landroni
        @DigMe Yup, you wouldn't want to realize the affects of lifelike recorders when they effect you...
        Apr 28, 2017
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I loved my recorder. Never learned to play it properly, but could mess around and learn tunes painstakingly working it out note by note. No musician, but I hope my tone was ok. I think it was.
        Apr 29, 2017
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...
        School recorder bands, on the other hand... Actually, all they need to do is tune the damn things. Why do they *never* do that? At least, it would be a start.

        Serious recorder music is a different world. I'm almost tempted to get a DSD DAC!
        Apr 29, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Gear List:
    Headphones:

    Abyss AB-1266 Phi & Phi CC, Focal Utopia (x2), Audeze LCD-4, Sennheiser HD800S, Sennheiser HD820, Sennheiser HD650, Sennheiser HD660S, Sony MDR-Z1R, Focal Clear, Focal Elear, Fostex TH900 Mk2 (EG), ZMF Eikon (Paduak), Fostex TR-X00 (Ebony), AKG/Massdrop K7XX (Red), Focal Elex, Focal Clear, Massdrop HD6XX

    IEMs (etc):

    Empire Ears Zeus XR (ADEL), Etymotic ER4-XR, Bose QC20i, 1More Triple Driver (Lightning)

    Wireless:

    Sony MDR-1000X, Jaybird BlueBuds X, Apple AirPods

    Headphone Amps:

    Woo Audio WA234 MONO Mk2 [WE 300B NOS/Takatsuki 274B, RCA 13EM7 CB NOS, SPL Phonitor x (w/ DAC), iFi Audio Pro iCAN, Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid, Massdrop Cavalli Liquid Carbon X

    Sources:

    Chord DAVE, Linn Akurate DSM/2 (Katalyst), Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2, Chord Hugo 2, Meridian Explorer 2, AudioQuest Dragonfly Red, Sony NW-WM1Z, Massdrop x Airist Audio R-2R DAC, RME ADI-2 DAC

    Streamers/Audio Interfaces:

    Raspberry Pi w/ Digi+, RME ADI 2.0-Pro FS, Arturia AudioFuse, Schiit Eitr, Schiit Jil, Focusrite 2i2 (2nd Gen)

    Speaker & Vinyl Rig:

    Linn Akurate DSM/2 (Katalyst), Project RPM 9.2 Evo w/ Dynavector 10x5, Linn Exakt Akudorik (Katalyst) speakers, JL-Audio Dominion D108

    Office Turntable:

    Rega Planar 3 (2016)/Elys 2, Groovetracer Reference Subplatter + Clamp

    Cables/Power:

    AudioQuest Wind, AudioQuest Colorado, Radioaktiv Isotope Protium, Radioaktiv Fusion, Synergistic Research Alpha Sterling, Maze Audio Ref4 Carbon Alloy AC Power Cord (10 Ga/Furutech), Emotiva CMX-2, Furutech E-TP60 Audiophile Power Distribution Block, Akiko Mk2 AC Tuning Stick*

    Retired & Sold (but familiar with for reference):

    Linn Akurate DS/1, Linn Akurate Kontrol/1, Linn Majik Isobarik (Aktiv), Linn Akurate 4200, Peachtree iDecco, Meridian 506.20, Schiit Bifrost "4490", Schiit Bifrost MB, Schiit Modi MB, MHDT Stockholm 2, ALO Audio International+ Optical Edition, RSA Intruder, Schiit Lyr, Schiit Lyr 2, Schiit Vali 2, Schiit Jotunheim (w/ phono board), Schiit Saga, Woo Audio WA6, iFi Audio Micro iDSD Black Label, LH Labs GOV2+ Infinity, Chord Mojo, AK120, HiFiMAN HE-500, AKG Q701, AKG K7XX, Etymotic ER-6, Etymotic HF-2, Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart, HeadRoom Supreme, HeadRoom AirHead, Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 - Circumnaural, Focusrite RedNet 3, Focusrite RedNet D16AES, Sony WM1A, FiiO X5 (3rd gen), Empire Ears Zeus R (non ADEL), Audeze LCD-2.2c, Shure SE846, Schiit Gungnir MB, Holo Audio Spring DAC L3/KTE, Auralic Aries, Schiit Ragnarok, Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital, Singxer SU-1, Abyss AB-1266, AAW W900, Sonore Sonicorbiter SE, Woo Audio WA5LE Mk2 (w/ parts upgrade)