New Members - Introduce Yourself

Discussion in 'Tales from the Bully Pulpit' started by Joh, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. ReAlien

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    Hi there!

    I'm from Kyiv, Ukraine. Used to be a cheapskate audiophile in speakers world (I reached certain heights in room acoustics area though), dropped the hobby for several years and recently reemerged as a cheapskate headphone audiophile. Found your forum while researching some of the audio gear I bought or plan to buy, I liked your atmosphere. Don't plan to write much as I'm not a technical guy and understand that I'm a rookie. But wanted to have likes option, so decided to register.
    I'm also present at Head-Fi and Amir's site, hope you're not gonna kick me out for disclosing that.

    I'm a music lover with more than 35 years experience and like different kinds of music ranging from jazz to metal, from electronics to folk, etc.
     
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    Hi,

    my name is Richard I am 33 and a bass player from munich mostly in punk bands that do not exist anymore.
    I started my audiophile journey around ten years ago when when I bought a Beyer T90 mostly so i could practice playing bass through the night and listening to music. It was the headphone that I enjoyed most at the time and that i could at the time reasonably justify affording without buying an separate amp.
    Fast forward to now where I own an HD800 an Schiit Valhalla 2 and an Modi Multibit and an nice small Rega P1 for LPs.

    Job wise I work in IT

    Music wise I enjoy Punk Rock:punk: (mostly stuff that is enjoyed by punknews.org ), folk but also Jazz , Hip-Hop and even occasionally classical music

    Audiowise I enjoy details and also an forward ( a bit treble heavy) sound

    Been a long time lurker an am here to learn and to find like minded friends in this hobby :)
     
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  3. Jinxy245

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    We don't hold your preferences against so much as your attitude around them. Keep an open mind, read around a bit for a while & you should do fine. Most of all, enjoy!
     
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    Long-time lurker, first-time poster here! Mostly I prefer to read and learn from others, then futz around and enjoy and discover music without stressing too much. This site has guided me to a lot of great stuff, including....

    --Lots of jazz recs from the Jazz Nuts thread.
    --Lots of new music from the best of 201_ threads.
    --Schiit equipment generally. Great value, great build, great sound.
    --Focal headphones. The Elex is a seriously great value.
    --MCTH and Liquid Platinum amps. Tonally they just feel spot on.
    --Records! I recently pulled my LP collection out after having it in storage for 4-5years. Made a TT upgrade, and I'm enjoying wax more than ever. 60-70s Blue Note/Columbia/Impulse/Atlantic/Contemporary/CTI jazz is sounding especially good.

    I'm also into instrumental post-rock, Scandinavian and British piano trios, ECM of most eras, female-fronted rock and electro, some minimalist and ambient electronic, and other beard-stroking stuff. Lately have also been spinning or streaming a lot of Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, The Band, and Gillian Welch.

    Thanks to all of the active and/or senior members here, who've offered up a lot of great advice. Now back to lurking for me, with maybe an occasional post.
     
  5. BrokeSkoolBoi

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    Hello and welcome Wbass,

    Are you a fan of Sonic Youth at all? What female-fronted rock groups are you into? I finally came around to the Elex last night on the MCTH. Was minutes away from listing it for sale and being like one individual who posted on their listing "Mods delete. Not for sale, Elex sounds TOO GOOD".
     
  6. wbass

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    Thanks, Broke! Sonic Youth--definitely. Actually just picked up the 2LP remaster (supposedly from the tapes) of Dirty, which is probably my fave SY album, along with Evol, though I dig their later stuff, too. You?

    Feel like this was a great year for female-fronted rock/electro... Great albums from Let's Eat Grandma, Snail Mail, Maggie Rogers, Neko Case... And, generally, I dig Little Dragon, Polica, Sharon Von Etten... The list sprawls.
     
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  7. YMO

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    One of the better albums from the CTI catalog.
     
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    I dig First Light, too, with its nutty cover of "Admiral Halsey."
     
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    Hello, I'm traveller and enjoy Audio.

    I don't think I can discern Hi-Res, but prefer to have all my digital music in the best format available.

    I subscribe to multiple streaming services and purchase music to support the artists I failed to in my youth.

    Mostly purchase portable audio gear.

    PC is Xonar STX -> Old Nad 3020 -> Old B&W DM620.

    Looking forward!
     
  10. BrokeSkoolBoi

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    I just stumbled onto to Little Dragon recently, I honestly have been unaware of the on goings of modern rock, however I want to explore more so I'm glad I found someone with good taste to give me recommendations :headbang:. I actually have never listened to Evol somehow.. I enjoy turning on some bad moon rising and Sister, but I love rocking out to Goo and and the riding the wave of 'Murray St.'
     
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    Hey there fellow new (to me) SBAF-ers!! :) I have been lurking a while. Believe it or not, I actually found this place through a combination of ASR & Massdrop (basically the commotion surroundings the Airist R2R DAC). The irony being, even in spite of that kerfuffle, I think my next DAC purchase will be a Soekris 1321, even in spite of the less than stellar measurements. ;-) I am a firm believer that older "vintage" gear can sound better than newer gear that measures better, simply because there was more engineering in the development of the older sruff. (I just got a Musical Fidelity HPAP in spite of knowing about the Atom and the THX AAA 789. :D )

    And I do have a Valhalla 1 that I still enjoy rotating through my system too ...
     
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    Hi, my name is Martin from Germany, 38 years of age at the moment.

    Somewhat of a good sound has always been important to me.
    I don't own high end stuff, just a decent surround system and an a nice pair of speakers at my desk.
    128kbit mp3 scares me, but i'm totally fine with listening to higher bitrate vorbis.

    I especially like headphones.
    Since about 2 years I'm trying to find an upgrade for my 12 year old Sennheiser HD650 which is harder than I thought at first.
    I just found (and bought) equally good and different headphones so far, but nothing REALLY better. The HD650 still is my daily driver mostly.
    Overly bright headphones are not for me. And I prefer lighter weight headphones.

    As of late, one of the headphones I own is the Verum One.
    I joined the kickstarter cause I found the project to be really interesting.
    It's not better than my HD650 but it's great in a different way and I enjoy listening to it.
    The first new owners started to report here an I also joined this forum :)
     
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    Hello, I'm from northern Germany.
    I'm just someone who is interested in music and audio gear.
    My first encounter with headphones was the sennheiser hd 600 which I bought through the advice of innerfidelity, sbaf and headfi since then I've become more and more immersed in the audio world and bought my first amplifier and dac and recently the Verum One through sbaf.
     
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    Hi all,I'm Stef

    Fairly recently I've realised that one of the few things that have always given me satisfaction ,regardless of circumstance, was listening to music. I need to do more of it more often and so I've decided to commit. Got myself a schiit stack, the he400i and recently the amazing Verum One.
    While lurking different forums, trying to learn I've always gravitated towards SBAF somehow.
    For a noob like me, it's extremely hard to recognize who actually knows what they're talking about. To me SBAF seems to at least be comprised of real people trying to figure things out, trying to have constructive conversations.

    So here I am, looking forward to knowing you guys and learning more about this stuff!
     

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