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Expect a hefty dosage of pics.
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well I put my name to definitely going to the Toronto meet. If anyone wants to join better get your name in soon!

Oh, and I threw my name in for a B-stock pair of Onix Ref. 1's but missed out... price was killer at $299.... I think all 6 or so pairs went in less than 5 minutes and it was posted before I got home from work last night. But I do get the opportunity to get a pair of ELT525M's for $199 that I think I'll pick up and A/B with my Ref .5's to see which I like better.


oh, and I officially have a retail version of the x-head headed my way... should arrive next month if all goes well
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Expect a hefty dosage of pics.
I wouldn't expect anything less.
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So I've been kicking around the idea of selling my portable rig (what's left of it, anyway).

My Zen Vision:M, my Shure SE530's ... etc.

The desktop rig has just so utterly slayed it that I sort of got a bit disillusioned with the portable beat.

...

But then ...

Just today ...

I had to mow grass for about an hour.

And that neatly ended all plans of selling my portable gear.

I ROCKED OUT!

I couldn't even hear the lawn mower.

All my fav 'stoner rock' bands were pumping out of that little Zen and into the air tight seal of my Shures: Monster Magnet, Nebulea, Witch, Electric Wizard, Black Mountain, QOTSA, Black Sabbath ...

I didn't even have a sense of time or where I was. Just that I had to make straight lines and keep listening.

...

So no ...

In a quiet room, under a critical listening scenario ... the portable rig is nowhere as sweet sounding as the desktop ...

But when tromping along behind a lawn mower for two hours ... the humble PMP and Shure SE530's are a GOD SEND!

Just a fun headphonism from earlier today.

    
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In a quiet room, under a critical listening scenario ... the portable rig is nowhere as sweet sounding as the desktop ...

But when tromping along behind a lawn mower for two hours ... the humble PMP and Shure SE530's are a GOD SEND!

Just a fun headphonism from earlier today.

Bah, sell the portable to fund the desktop. Steal from the poor, feed to the rich .

I haven't delved into portables (and for my own well-being I hope I never do), so I must admit that I do not understand the appeal of them. When I travel, I sleep. There is something very satisfying about having full-size cups wrap around your dome that you just cannot get from earbuds or IEM's...

Oh, the SR225 is, for all intents and purposes, sold. I'm meeting the buyer in-person on Saturday. It was very lucky for both our sakes that he is going to be in Chicago for a music festival (might be Lalapalooza, I'm not sure though). It's a little sad to see them go, but then I think of just how stacked my next pair of 225's is going to be and I cannot help but get excited.
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Bah, sell the portable to fund the desktop. Steal from the poor, feed to the rich .

I haven't delved into portables (and for my own well-being I hope I never do), so I must admit that I do not understand the appeal of them. When I travel, I sleep. There is something very satisfying about having full-size cups wrap around your dome that you just cannot get from earbuds or IEM's...

Oh, the SR225 is, for all intents and purposes, sold. I'm meeting the buyer in-person on Saturday. It was very lucky for both our sakes that he is going to be in Chicago for a music festival (might be Lalapalooza, I'm not sure though). It's a little sad to see them go, but then I think of just how stacked my next pair of 225's is going to be and I cannot help but get excited.
or my pair of SR225...
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or my pair of SR225...


Which reminds me, the D2 should be done tomorrow. Do you want to send me a pic of the design you have been considering?
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Which reminds me, the D2 should be done tomorrow. Do you want to send me a pic of the design you have been considering?
I'll get on it boss... not like I don't have anything else to do....:swearing:


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I'll get on it boss... not like I don't have anything else to do....:swearing:


Lol, you need them for the upcoming meet if I recall correctly .

Working hard at hardly working is the way you ought to do it. Does wonders for me.
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...snip...

I haven't delved into portables (and for my own well-being I hope I never do), so I must admit that I do not understand the appeal of them. When I travel, I sleep. There is something very satisfying about having full-size cups wrap around your dome that you just cannot get from earbuds or IEM's...

...snip...
Personally, I feel the exact opposite. Though I love the sound quality and ear-warming comfort that good full sized cans can provide, there is something to be said for just popping in my IEMs and having the vast majority of the world around me disappear, a sensation that you just cannot get from even the best closed cans.
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