WHAT IS SBAF? 10 ARTICLES FOR BEHAVIOR

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  1. Deep Funk

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    That was too silly...
     
  2. fishski13

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    As much as I'd like to think SBAF is more evolution vs intelligent design - I do miss Chang from time to time, rose tinted glasses and all - SBAF is actually sustainable with the absence of overbearing autistic assholes, culled by the Mods. You need to draw the line somewhere.

    While I probably have different preferences than most here, I appreciate having access to a forum that is open to differing views that don't get piled on with hype without the ability to call bull-shit. Just don't be a douche-bag about it.
     
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  3. Kattefjaes

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    Different preferences become a strength when people are honest about them, and describe them well, mind. You can triangulate much better when you have an idea of what people like/dislike and why.
     
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  4. Thad E Ginathom

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    I think it might have been the guy from the country where every commuter plays a Stradivarius (or stradivarious?) on their way to work instead of recorded music. Or his friend.
     
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    A suggestion to maybe add for newbies:

    First, listen. If you're new and you have a hard time hearing the sometimes minute differences between gear, now is probably not the time to creatively interpret impressions that are based on your best guesses or imagination. Above all you need to be exposed to a lot of gear. Attend meets, go to headphone stores, make audio friends who you can share gear and discuss impression with. Once you have heard enough and are a trained listener, then you can start to provide impressions that have context.

    I would suggest using this free and excellent tool as time allows to help train your ears:
    http://harmanhowtolisten.blogspot.com/

    Harman/Sean Olive aren't the end-all be all, but that software is actually quite good at teaching you to pick up on subtle queues in audio, and you can then progress to more complex impressions.

    When someone with little to no listening experience starts comparing DACs, it's very hard to trust those impressions.
     
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  6. murray

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    @SineDave thanks for the link to the Harman training tool. I am finding it very good for exercising my critical listening. I presume these skills come with the territory if you are a sound engineer, i.e. being able to spot a notch or peak at a particular band in a music track.
     
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    Generally, but I know a few recording engineers who aren't great at critical listening, but still excel at mixing. Some folks hear the whole mix, some pick out tiny issues. This also ignores the other huge problem of most recording engineers and musicians having moderate to significant hearing loss, so what they hear as balanced is very likely not to you or I.
     
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    This. When I was in school for music plenty of folks passed the listening tests and never bothered practicing again or just really werent that great at implementing the listening skills. Some of them are awesome musicians or engineers despite that.
    Almost all of them (one or two exceptions) are really bad audiophiles.

    Vice versa, Some of them can play you back an entire piece after hearing it once. I can't. There are many different lenses to listen through...
     
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    This got us iFi audio folks convinced that SBAF is the right place to be, yes sir!
     
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  10. Azimuth

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    Did something happened to prompt this change to invite only?

    I'm all for it, just curious if there was an "incident" I missed.
     
  11. Ardacer

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    Yep, quite funny. Some new guy came to a thread about how new guys should behave and just said "Hi". Prompting Marv to close the registrations.

    Edit:

    Oh my God, I'm really an idiot. It's literally in this thread. Check the first page.
     
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    @purr1n

    I'm curious after slamming the door shut so hard to new members a while back what made you want to open the place up to new members again.

    ps. I'm skeered that my dumb question might get me shit-canned... :)
     
  13. purr1n

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    So, an hour or two. Maybe.
     
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    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    And...here...we...go.
     
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    Hmmm... OK... But perhaps you would like to tell us why you are saying that. And a little more about other instances in which you have said hi.
     
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  18. Azimuth

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    I hear creaking of the doors closing.
     
  19. Arun Kumar

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    Somebody should write a book about trolling mentality and how to face a troll. Trolls seems to win no matter what. If we stop reacting to trolls then the behavior is passively validated and troll wins. If we react and shut the door so nobody can come in then automatically troll wins.
     
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  20. Magnetostatic_Tubephile

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    The key to an ultimate win is not to expect anything and not to take things personally.

    (In case of trolling, just dont expect trolls to stop trolling and do not take their behavior personally... youll be fine then.)
     
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