Zed Bopp
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HE500 sounded just great out of ZDT Jr. (vs ADI-2's amp) - am I going crazy? Great body and soundstage. Oct 15, 2019

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    1. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      HE500 sounded just great out of ZDT Jr. (vs ADI-2's amp) - am I going crazy? Great body and soundstage.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Well, I thought my HE560 v1 sounded swell out of a Starlett so maybe we're both crazy.
        Oct 15, 2019
      2. PTS
        PTS
        The general consensus is the ADI-2's inbuilt amp isn't great. Clean and accurate, but not much soul.
        Oct 15, 2019
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    2. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      1. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        nicely done! Thank you for sharing
        Oct 12, 2019
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    3. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      The new Tool album is a pleasant surprise after the lowered expectations of the 1st single. Starting 3rd spin.
    4. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      My 6 year old iMac works real smooth after RAM update from 8 to 24gb. At least a few years still in this machine, nice!
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I recently "upgraded" to a 2010 Mac Pro: dual 8-core 2.4GHz Xeons. Put a new graphics card in, NVMe drive, max'd the memory at 128GB. All for ~$800. Gonna update to dual 12-core 3.3GHz for $500 more.

        Coming from Macbook Pros that thermal throttle (and limited to 16GB RAM), it's the fastest computer I've ever used.

        Was using 43G of RAM last night editing photos. :)
        Aug 22, 2019
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      3. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        My heaviest use is video editing and recording in Logic. I bet more RAM will help lots with video especially. This iMac is a late '13 27" 3,2 GHz Intel Core i5. 6 years is forever in computers, since my last Win-machine was totally done in 5.

        I have no need for a new computer, I'm happy more memory helped this much.
        Aug 23, 2019
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Yes, video editing eats as much memory as you can throw at it. (Not to mention disk space ;)

        For what it'll save you in time, it's really cheap. I think I spent $200US on the 128GB of ECC RAM.
        Aug 23, 2019
    5. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      The new Tool song actually ends on the line "A long time coming". 13 years qualifies.
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        It's not my favorite Tool song but I like it. I also suspect that once I hear the album through from beginning to end it will be even better. Hell I didn't really enjoy 10,000 days very much when it was first released, just couldn't get into it for some reason. Didn't listen to it for quite some time, came back and it started growing on me really quickly and now love it.
        Aug 7, 2019
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      4. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        Sounds like Tool alright. Kind of a slow burner, weird choice for the first song released.
        Aug 7, 2019
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      5. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Got intense Lateralus vibes from it, and was conflicted. Wanted a unique evolution of that sound, but even if they just remade one of my favorite albums I'd hardly have a basis for complaint. Full album will tell.
        Aug 7, 2019
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    6. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      HE500 getting some love - one of the few full-sized opens that need little/no EQ.
    7. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      Ear wax plug removed - I can hear again! Damn it was a relief after a week of everything sounding like total garbage. Phew!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I suspect that using deep iems, or even a simple earplug, forces wax into the ear.
        Jul 17, 2019
      3. murray
        murray
        It doesn't just force it in, blocking the ears for long periods generates more wax.
        Jul 17, 2019
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        That makes sense. Somehow!
        Jul 18, 2019
    8. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      Watched Chernobyl. Glad I didn't know this as a kid when it happened, remember the scare though. What a miniseries, damn.
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      3. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        Oh, ok. I understand my POV is from someone looking at this from a different place and time. And to clarify, I was talking mostly about Germany's "eastern front" being a horrific place to be in.
        Jul 10, 2019
      4. JK47
        JK47
        As Germany moved East, they did not leave much behind them, there was NO MERCY.
        Jul 10, 2019
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      5. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        As someone who was 30 at the time, yeah it scared the shit out of us. It was my first year as a teacher and I had students bursting into tears thinking we were all going to die of radiation poisoning. We were in NorCal. What I remember is the delay in telling the world. Radioactive milk showed up in stores in Sweden I think. It was mostly consumed by the time they checked.
        Jul 10, 2019
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    9. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      Just ordered Ety ER2XR - let's see if this fills my IEM needs. Should be less bright than 3 and 4.
    10. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      Just curious, how many US members have a long summer vacation (like a month)?
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Yes they do. Only thing is it is unpaid. And most teachers take classes during part of the summer so they can get a raise. I took my last class 4 years ago. So you basically do it most of your career. And you pay the tuition. In some States you are required to have a certain number of units every 5 years or you lose your credential. So it’s nice in some ways.
        Jun 14, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah I was a teacher for 12 years in the states. In Texas at least "most" teachers were definitely not taking summer college courses. Just a few workshops for the most part. That fulfilled the 5 year continuing ed hours, no college necessary.
        Jun 14, 2019
      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        In California we had workshops, but you didn’t get salary credit if the District paid for it. So lots of college extension courses was the fastest way to get to the top of the salary schedule and get your 5 year renewal.
        Now I am off for life. :) I just got my TB test notification. Someone forgot to tell them I retired.
        Jun 14, 2019
    11. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      1. rott
        rott
        Nice...makes me kind of sad tho, I just sold my kit due to prolonged lack of use. It's worth getting good cymbals since they seem to retain a good chunk of their value despite age.
        Jun 13, 2019
      2. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        Cheers. That Zildjian K-set has served me well for about 4 years now. Today I noticed the ride tends to turn one way on the stand, meaning there's some groove in the hole. Or that cymbal has more weight on one side, really dunno. Interesting stuff.
        Jun 13, 2019
    12. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      HD800 pads leak from all around one's face/head - isn't this an SQ factor? Also they sound way different pushed forward or back.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Actually, I don't think my ears are particularity big --- but apparently around-the-ear headphone manufacturers do.
        Jun 8, 2019
      3. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        I have a big head that causes minor problems with some models, not with Senns though. I don’t even know if my ears are small or large, maybe that means they’re average at most.
        Jun 8, 2019
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      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        HD800 has been designed around a Nazi skull. So some people have massive leakage from back of the ears, like 1 cm openings. No wonder, they don't like em'.
        Jun 9, 2019
    13. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      HD600 with ZDT jr sounds very nice, I'm starting to understand the tube amp hype a bit.
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      3. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        Tube distortion though isn't. But, since we are talking about pleasure listening it's all ok in my book.
        Jun 7, 2019
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When you find that one perfect tube the addiction starts. My Vali 2 is staying...
        Jun 7, 2019
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I keep the HD800s on the third line on the headband. Definitely towards the low end of their size range. Just, I need a big cup size.

        Err... I'm not sure that came out right!
        Jun 8, 2019
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    14. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      For us Euro-folk, a used HD800 with some EQ is a deal for the ages.
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    15. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      About to change HE500 pads from (both oval) HM5 angled sheepskin to HM5 angled velour. Hmm. Cheers to @cskippy for the measurements.
    16. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      Momentum V1 found good use as a drum rec monitoring hp. They let through just enough drums. And yeah, New Crookmachine music coming up!
    17. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      My Sines were SAVED by CAL! pads. No more discomfort & wonky jumps of volume when moving my head. The answer was under my roof all along.
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      2. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        How did you mount them?
        Mar 31, 2019
      3. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        I just slid them in normally into the small grooves. They're larger than OG pads, though. They're slightly loose fitting but they seem to work just fine. Some real finicky folks might feel the pads moving around even a little is a problem. I don't. The hp now sits firmly and softly on my head and sounds very close to same (and just as good) as before.
        Mar 31, 2019
    18. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      After months of QC35 and Momentums mobile I tried the Sine - is good comfort and SIne-level of SQ really too much to ask from a portable?
    19. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      Guitars, strings and vocals through the Andros - some next level shit.
      1. brencho, YMO, Merrick and 1 other person like this.
      2. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        You beat me too them! It was close though...enjoy!
        Jan 26, 2019
      3. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        Damn! I heard there were others interested - cheers and better luck next time ;)
        Jan 26, 2019
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      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I live too far north...
        Jan 26, 2019
    20. Zed Bopp
      Zed Bopp
      ADI-2 DAC's amp sounds a-okay, am I the only one?
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        I liked it. Then again, it's hard to wow me with a headamp.
        Dec 29, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://soundcloud.com/crookmachine
    Location:
    Finland
    Gear List:
    Home: RME ADI-2 DAC - EC ZDT jr. - LCD-2 rev.1, HD800, HD600, HE500
    Portable: Sine, Momentum, CAL!, ER2XR
    A music nerd that plays drums and guitar lots, makes own tunes too (check out the homepage). A skeptic towards many things, especially those audio-gear related. Music production is something I'm getting to grips after years and years.

    My headphone reviews on Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH4ioAckaT15dcn2-wu0izqU9k7dJAbZY