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What do you guys think of RGB lighting on your coms? At first I thought it somewhat childish but nowadays come to consider it kinda cool. Nov 29, 2020 at 4:46 AM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      What do you guys think of RGB lighting on your coms? At first I thought it somewhat childish but nowadays come to consider it kinda cool.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Lol I just realized the tower placed fairly distant (5-6ft) to the desk and sitting position for acoustic purposes (love inverse-square law), which might make me less sensitive for this matter.
        Nov 29, 2020 at 7:16 AM
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Look, chips can work in the dark. Let it be so. Computers don't need lighting any more than the undersides of cars do. Especially funky lighting. For either.

        I have one fan that has a white light: well, it tells me that it is power, I can more easily see it spinning, and know that my hard disks are getting some nice draught. I have never purposely bought lights or a device with lights, for a PC. And never will.
        Nov 29, 2020 at 8:57 AM
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        My motherboard and RAM have rgb but I just set them to white. My first computer I built had all blue LED lights, including stripper-heel clear fans. That was pretty much your only option back then. I've also had red themed and green themed PCs, but now I like the neutrality of white.
        Nov 29, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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      2. zach915m
        zach915m
        They basically sound like a harder wood because there's no pores anymore, so they lack decay, but they sound like a wood and sand and finish like one. The extra cost is all cost for the custom large pieces of stabilized wood we have to buy that end up costing around 200+ usd per board foot and takes a long time to prepare.
        Nov 28, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        @zach915m Does the coloration come during the resin in fill stage (colored resin), or is it still a surface treatment like traditional stain?
        Nov 28, 2020 at 11:27 AM
      4. zach915m
        zach915m
        It's actually in the wood! (which is why the depth and chatoyance is so insane) They use this stuff called "cactus juice" after the wood is at 0% humidity to penetrate the entire thing in a vacuum chamber. it's really wild during machining because of the burl and color throughout the entirety of the wood were always holding our breath to see what the final look of each set will be based on how it cuts.
        Nov 28, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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      Vtory
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      I always think TG/BF/CyMon are the top three days on which most of people upgrade their computers. lol.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        I found myself buying displays and/or storages exclusively those days every year.
        Nov 26, 2020 at 8:29 PM
      2. YMO
        YMO
        And some of the worst deals too.
        Nov 27, 2020 at 1:31 AM
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @YMO You must be right. Personally less sensitive to such BS as I only look at specific clusters though.
        Nov 27, 2020 at 7:18 AM
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    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Happy Turkey-is-Great day!
      1. jexby
        jexby
        grew so sick of T-bird meat year after year. our Thanksgiving meals are now: tacos and tamales. Or, homemade red posole which is on the stove now! remember #PieFirst !
        Nov 26, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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      Vtory
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        What I find hard to resist is the Ironwood Verite. This is even though I'm very happy with my Cocobolo Verite...
        Nov 25, 2020 at 9:23 PM
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      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I resisted. So could you.
        Nov 25, 2020 at 9:34 PM
      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        I have a closed ironwood, and it’s fantastic. Slightly snappier transients than stock wood and much prettier, IMHO.
        Nov 28, 2020 at 8:51 AM
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Enjoying 560S loaner quite a bit. They do lack (some) audiophile performance but seem very appealing for what they are.
    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Thought to replace bf2 with ifi zen sig. But.. screw massdrop, they don't f/u at all regarding shipping delay. Order cancelled. Bf2 survived
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      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        Maybe iFi felt like they weren't getting anything out of the partnership with Drop, and are kind of dragging their feet as a result. It seemed weird to me anyway. If you have a good product, why not just sell direct?
        Nov 19, 2020
      3. Raimei Templar
        Raimei Templar
        They just posted a update about it, seems like Ifi shipped everything on time but their warehouse dropped the ball completely. They say their warehouse has recieved the units but they dont yet know when they are shipping them. Assuming covid has their warehouse in disarray but certainly not a good look for Drop, seems like they are pretty poorly managed these days.
        Nov 19, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        I did the same thing on my end. I already told my grievances to @iFi audio for HQ feedback about this mess.
        Nov 20, 2020
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    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Early hand-on impressions commonly suggest apple silicon m1 is no joke from day 1. Rosetta 2 seems to deserve its hype as claimed, too.
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Seeing really good feedback from friends too. Seems legit (at least right now).
        Nov 19, 2020
      4. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        I ordered a mini to check it out. Definitely curious to see how it holds up with development workflows.
        Nov 19, 2020
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      5. Boops
        Boops
        Good to know! I am still rocking a trash can Mac Pro so mini is tempting. I wish Apple would release a new display for under $6K.
        Nov 19, 2020
    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Still captured by Carbon+Hive synergy. Bright yes sharp yes. But omg that hyper-realism and impact too overwhelming to maintain sanity.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        At this point, I am strongly surmising either component only can't excite me this much. It's clearly in the realm that I always call 'combo synergy'.
        Nov 11, 2020
    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Tempted to order M1 mac-mini. Still waiting for more early hands-on and investigation reports to x-check Apple's hypes.
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Optimization x3. I doubt current software is seeing the gains they vaguely boast about.
        Nov 11, 2020
    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      Speaking of the keyboard.. I was really surprised when I knew Apple once made this amazing keyboard themselves: https://bit.ly/3ex64fc
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Great alps switch as well as great ergonomics. Very unlike what they produce now (I couldn't be a fan of magic keyboard at all...)
        Nov 6, 2020
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I use an Apple Keyboard Extended II as my daily driver. I replaced all the switches with Matias quiet switches a few years ago.
        Nov 6, 2020
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    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      2020 is kinda special to me. Happened to revisit my own multi-year prejudice. Feeling cool to see hatreds eventually flipped to enthusiasm.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Started from grado (hemp), then opamp (erish/magnius), now estat/kg (hive and carbon respectively). What's next? lol

        Still all conditioned by something exceptionally good to me though.
        Nov 5, 2020
      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        A few years ago, I experienced something similar. Though it was more a case of going from biased to neutral. Regardless, I found—and continue to find it—liberating.
        Nov 7, 2020
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      Vtory
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    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Super Best Insomnia Friends..
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Hope every philly folk to stay safe. Happy Halloween .. at home! (as we're under the city-wide curfew)
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Whenever I discover any wonderful headphones and update personal ranking, also amazed how robustly Verites hold their position all the time.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Inoculator I had similar struggles before when sr1a in the house (verite remains not used for weeks), later I realized things I thought 'lost' were just there with different presentation and my ears can take care of distant vocals better than I thought (as I failed to find 'critical missing' in the end).

        The best way could be just let yourself and them go freely, and observe how things stabilize.
        Oct 30, 2020
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      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Verite cups also always seemed to have a bit of resonance where the dip is, so it does mask it a bit. Just a dash of color.
        Oct 30, 2020
      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        By the way, I do feel hd600 is a little too hot in mid treble, and most nearfield 2ch is relatively uptilting than farfield to me. I ultimately let hd600 and sr1a go, and my 2ch settled down in far field configuration. Now everything else non-verite is manageably close to verite. And that solved the problem at the end of the day.
        Oct 30, 2020
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      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Yup, it's been up for a couple weeks now. It's very good, I highly recommend. I have been loving mine
        Oct 28, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        No wonder, I didn't check the site for the past few weeks. I haven't had much interest in BH's dynamic amps but that piqued my interest a bit as estat tube offerings are quite rare except some $$$ hybrids.
        Oct 28, 2020
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      4. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        I have a thread here with information on it, or you can always dm me if you got questions
        Oct 28, 2020
    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Been giving Hive a shot for a while. Yup legit if not perfect. More amp-demanding -- and thus scalable -- than thought they would be.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @ChaChaRealSmooth Testing with two different SS energizers: small (srm-212) and big (kgsshv-c) boxes. Switching one to the other feels ridiculously dramatic particularly regarding microstuffs and heft. Not very sure yet if that's synergy or scaling though.
        Oct 27, 2020
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      3. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        The longer I use mine the more I like them. I'm working on trying to find pads that will fit so I can pad roll.
        Oct 27, 2020
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @dncnexus That sounds interesting. Comfort-wise, I'd like to have a little larger diameters in internal holes.

        But concerned with potential sonic changes in negative ways -- they sound really good as is (+ measure damn nice too -- short review with a set of measurements forthcoming)
        Oct 27, 2020
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Motivated by wtb post, listening with verite now. Still as damn beautiful as I remember. But WTH they feel way heavier than used to accept..
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        I'd say Verite Closed is a close second. VC probably out-resolves it by a bit because of BE-coated driver, but ESX900 is a lot slammier and more fun. Definitely sign up for the loaner when it happens!
        Oct 12, 2020
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @tommytakis @E_Schaaf I for sure need to hear the ESX900, sounds right up my alley. I will cross my fingers I get in on the tour. Gorgeous work Evan!
        Oct 12, 2020
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      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        Wow overwhelmed by this many new comments. lol. I firstly thought sbaf notification window was broken.
        Oct 12, 2020
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    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    Occupation:
    Some Research Center
    Gear List:
    Verite(open) | Hemp / HD650 | M3 TS (OB spk)
    Erish | Magnius | FreyaS → Aegir x2
    Bifrost 2 | Modius | ZenD Sig
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    Schiit Bifrost 2 →[Custombuilt KGSSHV-C → Nectar Hive],
    [Geshelli Erish → ZMF Verite Open]
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