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« Reply #18270 on: October 28, 2013, 11:07:07 AM »

Lou Reed is dead. Wow.

He did one decent song at least. More than most folks, so he should be happy.

sunday morning
brings the dawn in
it's just a restless feeling
by my side

early dawning
sunday morning
it's all the wasted years
so close behind

watch out the world's behind you
there's always someone around you
who will call
it's nothing at all

sunday morning
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I've got {a} feeling
I don't want to know

early dawning
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it's all the streets you've crossed
not so long ago

watch out the world's behind you
there's always someone around you
who will call
it's nothing at all
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« Reply #18271 on: October 28, 2013, 11:12:19 AM »

Lou Reed is dead. Wow.

He did one decent song at least. More than most folks, so he should be happy.

sunday morning
brings the dawn in
it's just a restless feeling
by my side

early dawning
sunday morning
it's all the wasted years
so close behind

watch out the world's behind you
there's always someone around you
who will call
it's nothing at all

sunday morning
and I'm falling
I've got {a} feeling
I don't want to know

early dawning
sunday morning
it's all the streets you've crossed
not so long ago

watch out the world's behind you
there's always someone around you
who will call
it's nothing at all

I was thinking about heroin.

A drug song that actually makes present what it is like to use the drug its going on and on about. Worst drug song? Cocaine by that hack.
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« Reply #18272 on: October 28, 2013, 11:13:37 AM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
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« Reply #18273 on: October 28, 2013, 11:34:08 AM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
Out of respect for Liza, since I like her, I removed it.

Heroin is great.
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« Reply #18274 on: October 28, 2013, 11:36:25 AM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
Out of respect for Liza, since I like her, I removed it.

Did you make that Anne Frank avatar?

Really, it would have been more sensible, if Holocaust Denial were more than a just a hobby of some members here.
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« Reply #18275 on: October 28, 2013, 11:49:13 AM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
Out of respect for Liza, since I like her, I removed it.

Did you make that Anne Frank avatar?

Really, it would have been more sensible, if Holocaust Denial were more than a just a hobby of some members here.

Is it ever anything more than a hobby?
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« Reply #18276 on: October 28, 2013, 11:51:27 AM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
Out of respect for Liza, since I like her, I removed it.

Heroin is great.

I appreciate you removing it.  I'm all for keeping peace on the Forum.

Heroin is not great.  No drug, that is used to merely cloud your thoughts and distract you from your real life is ever great.

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« Reply #18277 on: October 28, 2013, 11:53:39 AM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
Out of respect for Liza, since I like her, I removed it.

Did you make that Anne Frank avatar?

Really, it would have been more sensible, if Holocaust Denial were more than a just a hobby of some members here.

Is it ever anything more than a hobby?

Speaking of great documentaries, if you didn't know the punchline, Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., is amazing. If you know the punchline, it is amazing.

It is hard to argue that Errol Morris isn't the most important documentary filmmaker ever.
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« Reply #18278 on: October 28, 2013, 11:54:33 AM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
Out of respect for Liza, since I like her, I removed it.

Heroin is great.

I appreciate you removing it.  I'm all for keeping peace on the Forum.

Heroin is not great.  No drug, that is used to merely cloud your thoughts and distract you from your real life is ever great.



He is referring to a song. The kid doesn't even drink, I think.
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« Reply #18279 on: October 28, 2013, 11:58:25 AM »

Heroin is not great.

When in extreme pain, it is. Also when not.

But I've been terribly allergic for some decades now I guess.

And heroin once had one of the best introductory sentences for its entry in wikipedia for years. I tried hard to stop the busybodies from changing it, let's see if I can find it:

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Felix Hoffmann, of Bayer in Elberfeld, Germany created heroin as a
medicine 11 days after inventing aspirin. Afraid of the possible side
effects of aspirin, Bayer registered heroin (probably from heroisch,
German for heroic, chosen because in field studies people using the
medicine felt "heroic") as a trademark.

That was 2004ish or so.
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« Reply #18280 on: October 28, 2013, 12:33:03 PM »

So, I attended Divine Liturgy in Brasov yesterday and I honestly can't see why some protestant missionaries describe orthodox worship as inactive. It was some of the most active worship I have ever seen. People were crossing themselves, kneeling (is it normal for romanians to kneel on Sundays?) and walking around, venerations everything. And there was this beautiful choir and many people were singing along.
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« Reply #18281 on: October 28, 2013, 01:03:06 PM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
Out of respect for Liza, since I like her, I removed it.

Heroin is great.

I appreciate you removing it.  I'm all for keeping peace on the Forum.

Heroin is not great.  No drug, that is used to merely cloud your thoughts and distract you from your real life is ever great.


Liza,

You can sleep well knowing I don't drink, do drugs, smoke cigs, anything. And never will start it up. I was referring to the song.

I'd love for norm to laugh at the anti-drug campaign
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« Reply #18282 on: October 28, 2013, 01:06:24 PM »

So, I attended Divine Liturgy in Brasov yesterday and I honestly can't see why some protestant missionaries describe orthodox worship as inactive. It was some of the most active worship I have ever seen. People were crossing themselves, kneeling (is it normal for romanians to kneel on Sundays?) and walking around, venerations everything. And there was this beautiful choir and many people were singing along.

Dude, you don't know protestant till you've seen tag team (literally) evangelical preacher who get so worked up they truly do need to take breaks every 15 minutes or so.

Cage matches with backsliders ain't to fought on your lonesome.
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« Reply #18283 on: October 28, 2013, 01:58:17 PM »


LOL @ your .sig.

When I saw your profile nonsense yesterday, I was like: will Achronos ever learn?

I stopped asking if the people around here will.
Out of respect for Liza, since I like her, I removed it.

Heroin is great.

I appreciate you removing it.  I'm all for keeping peace on the Forum.

Heroin is not great.  No drug, that is used to merely cloud your thoughts and distract you from your real life is ever great.


Liza,

You can sleep well knowing I don't drink, do drugs, smoke cigs, anything. And never will start it up. I was referring to the song.

I'd love for norm to laugh at the anti-drug campaign

OK.  Thank God.  I was worried.

Too many young people ruin their lives while trying to find a "temporary" escape.  Wink

Keep up the good work!!!
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« Reply #18284 on: October 28, 2013, 02:00:04 PM »


...and I don't "know" the song.   angel
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« Reply #18285 on: October 28, 2013, 04:21:32 PM »

I'm having a bit of a bad day today  Undecided
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« Reply #18286 on: October 28, 2013, 04:32:56 PM »

I'm having somewhat of a bad day today  Undecided

I've sensed that.  If I were in Holland, I'd invite you to your favorite pub and buy you dinner and a beer or two or three.
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« Reply #18287 on: October 28, 2013, 04:34:50 PM »

I'm having somewhat of a bad day today  Undecided

I've sensed that.  If I were in Holland, I'd invite you to your favorite pub and buy you dinner and a beer or two or three.

Thanks  Smiley

I guess it's because of the storm. I don't like storms at all. They're depressing.
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« Reply #18288 on: October 28, 2013, 04:36:06 PM »

I'm having somewhat of a bad day today  Undecided

I've sensed that.  If I were in Holland, I'd invite you to your favorite pub and buy you dinner and a beer or two or three.

Thanks  Smiley

I guess it's because it's storming. I don't like storms at all. They're depressing.

I, probably because I'm American ( Grin Grin), on the other hand, love a good storm--as long as it's not destructive, that is.
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« Reply #18289 on: October 28, 2013, 04:37:50 PM »

I'm having somewhat of a bad day today  Undecided

I've sensed that.  If I were in Holland, I'd invite you to your favorite pub and buy you dinner and a beer or two or three.

Thanks  Smiley

I guess it's because it's storming. I don't like storms at all. They're depressing.

I, probably because I'm American ( Grin Grin), on the other hand, love a good storm--as long as it's not destructive, that is.

I tend to like Americans when I'm not cranky.

Aren't you afraid that your rock will get hit by a falling tree when it storms?  Smiley
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« Reply #18290 on: October 28, 2013, 04:39:32 PM »

I'm having somewhat of a bad day today  Undecided

I've sensed that.  If I were in Holland, I'd invite you to your favorite pub and buy you dinner and a beer or two or three.

Thanks  Smiley

I guess it's because it's storming. I don't like storms at all. They're depressing.

I, probably because I'm American ( Grin Grin), on the other hand, love a good storm--as long as it's not destructive, that is.

I tend to like Americans when I'm not cranky.

Aren't you afraid that your rock will get hit by a falling tree when it storms?  Smiley

It's a big, strong rock.  Wink
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« Reply #18291 on: October 28, 2013, 06:29:26 PM »

Just got my 77 dollar headphones.

Dat precision. Dat vocal reproduction.

Wow I just wasted 2K on audio equipment?

****

EDIT: These things are so precise, I don't think I can handle it too much. Dat fatigue.

Razor sharp, so crisp. My other really good headphones are a bit more laidback.

Wonderful bodied bass, good grief.

Got my binaural track playing.

HOLY SMOKES THAT 3D IMAGING.

My soundcard can't even output 176400Hz. Lulz@8467kpbs. Time to rip and throw it on my player @192Khz.
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« Reply #18292 on: October 28, 2013, 10:23:57 PM »

Random postings, indeed...
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« Reply #18293 on: October 28, 2013, 10:59:34 PM »

A drug song that actually makes present what it is like to use the drug its going on and on about. Worst drug song? Cocaine by that hack.
JJ Cale ain't a hack.
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« Reply #18294 on: October 28, 2013, 11:38:40 PM »

Do you believe in life after love?

What am I supposed to do, sit around and wait for you well I ca(auto tune)aaaan't do tha(auto tune)aaat. There's no turning back. I need ti(auto tune)iime to move on, I neeed a lo(auto tune)oove that feels strong.

Cuz I got time to think it through, and maybe I'm too good for you oh
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« Reply #18295 on: October 29, 2013, 03:53:22 AM »

Can I say that people hiding their online statuses really irks me?

I just want to know who's on at any given time. Why you gotta be in the shadows like that?
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« Reply #18296 on: October 29, 2013, 10:24:21 AM »

Can I say that people hiding their online statuses really irks me?

I just want to know who's on at any given time. Why you gotta be in the shadows like that?

Some "people" are really just shadows.
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« Reply #18297 on: October 29, 2013, 10:43:08 AM »

I feel like garbage today. I feel like I'm not breathing in enough oxygen today.
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« Reply #18298 on: October 29, 2013, 12:01:48 PM »

Wow I just wasted 2K on audio equipment?

If you paid $2000 for audio equipment and you're not a dj, then yes, you did waste a lot of money.
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Feeling better today? Wink
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I think so. I'm still somewhat cynical, I'm afraid. It'll wear as I get used to the bad autumn weather.
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« Reply #18301 on: October 29, 2013, 12:13:43 PM »

Wow I just wasted 2K on audio equipment?

If you paid $2000 for audio equipment and you're not a dj, then yes, you did waste a lot of money.

Uhhh, I know people with a turntable, a tube amp, and a set of electrostatic speakers which would nearly impossible to buy today for less than $30k. And it is worth every nickel.

The thing is is that you have never heard a decent recording of anything much less a decent system for listening to it.

And really when your record collection starts approaching in value the tune of $1M, what's thousands to listen to it?

I don't go in for achronos' headphone trip, the staging is non existent in my opinion and fatigue much greater. Even if I did opt for headphone I would not be seeking studio phones with their even more fatiguing reproduction of every sonic detail flattened in my brain.

Really, if you throw a few k now into the right set up it will like beat inflation, so what's the big deal?
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« Reply #18302 on: October 29, 2013, 01:15:29 PM »


I think so. I'm still somewhat cynical, I'm afraid. It'll wear as I get used to the bad autumn weather.

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« Reply #18303 on: October 29, 2013, 01:35:59 PM »

The thing is is that you have never heard a decent recording of anything much less a decent system for listening to it.

How much better could it sound for 30k? I have a $35 headset and it works just fine.

And really when your record collection starts approaching in value the tune of $1M, what's thousands to listen to it?

Why would someone spend a million dollars on records?
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« Reply #18304 on: October 29, 2013, 01:49:05 PM »

The thing is is that you have never heard a decent recording of anything much less a decent system for listening to it.

How much better could it sound for 30k? I have a $35 headset and it works just fine.

And really when your record collection starts approaching in value the tune of $1M, what's thousands to listen to it?

Why would someone spend a million dollars on records?


I have no headset and it works just fine, too. Cheesy

The only reason that I (in my infinite ignorance) can think of that someone would spend $1million on records (presumably this would be over a period of some time) is that they have too much money and probably too much spare time to listen to it all.  But...what do I know?
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« Reply #18305 on: October 29, 2013, 01:52:54 PM »

A parish priest getting down to the nitty-gritty of afterlife finances somewhere in rural Wallachia, back in 2010:



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CONTRIBUTE YOUR OWN BRICK!

Right-believing Christians,

In accordance with European legislation, us Romanians will also have to bring our dead to (funeral) CHAPELS on the very day of their decease, where family and relatives will keep vigil over them for 3 days and nights.

In a chapel corner the family will be able to provide a soft drink, a coffee, a sandwich, to honour the memory of the departed.
With the 2 billion [old] lei (aprox. 600.000 $) collected so far we have built around 80% of the chapel, but WE ARE OUT OF MONEY, because YOU HAVE NOT CONTRIBUTED!

Therefore, WE EITHER ABANDON THE WORK or, IF YOU CONTRIBUTE with at least 2 million lei (60 $) each family, we will be able to finish, consecrate and make it available for use this fall.

REMEMBER YOU WILL DIE TOO!

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« Reply #18306 on: October 29, 2013, 01:59:53 PM »

I wonder if this is authentic - if it is, it's terribly funny. A parish priest getting down to the nitty-gritty of afterlife finances somewhere in rural Wallachia, back in 2010:



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CONTRIBUTE YOUR OWN BRICK!

Right-believing Christians,

In accordance with European legislation, us Romanians will also have to bring our dead to (funeral) CHAPELS on the very day of their decease, where family and relatives will keep vigil over them for 3 days and nights.

In a chapel corner the family will be able to provide a soft drink, a coffee, a sandwich, to honour the memory of the departed.
With the 2 billion [old] lei (aprox. 600.000 $) collected so far we have built around 80% of the chapel, but WE ARE OUT OF MONEY, because YOU HAVE NOT CONTRIBUTED!

Therefore, WE EITHER ABANDON THE WORK or, IF YOU CONTRIBUTE with at least 2 million lei (60 $) each family, we will be able to finish, consecrate and make it available for use this fall.

REMEMBER YOU WILL DIE TOO!

Parish priest M. DINCĂ, tel. 0723244483

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It is pretty funny.  Since he gives the phone #, you could try calling him to authenticate it.  Unless, of course, death has not spared him  Grin.
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« Reply #18307 on: October 29, 2013, 02:03:12 PM »

If y'all keep us at an average of 703+ posts/day for the rest of October, this will be our first-ever 20,000+ post month.  It may be attainable (we've had a number of 750+ posting days in the last few months).

Well, this is most likely not going to happen.  The weak weekend killed the dream.  Need to post at a rate of approx. 1,000 posts/day (2,600 total posts) to attain.  Oh well, it'll happen eventually.
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« Reply #18308 on: October 29, 2013, 02:04:58 PM »

It is pretty funny.  Since he gives the phone #, you could try calling him to authenticate it.  Unless, of course, death has not spared him  Grin.

I just googled his name and the Father seems to be in trouble for his fund raising methods and embezzlement in the meantime... It's not funny all of a sudden - he seems to have gathered more than twice as much (1.500.000 $) for that funeral chapel alone... And it's no Sistine Chapel...

   
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« Reply #18309 on: October 29, 2013, 02:06:08 PM »

The thing is is that you have never heard a decent recording of anything much less a decent system for listening to it.

How much better could it sound for 30k? I have a $35 headset and it works just fine.

And really when your record collection starts approaching in value the tune of $1M, what's thousands to listen to it?

Why would someone spend a million dollars on records?


I have no headset and it works just fine, too. Cheesy

The only reason that I (in my infinite ignorance) can think of that someone would spend $1million on records (presumably this would be over a period of some time) is that they have too much money and probably too much spare time to listen to it all.  But...what do I know?

I didn't say they spent that much just their collection over time is worth that much.

Just like the hifi set up wasn't 10s of thousands when they bought it.

The collector's market can make certain consumer purchase not be total wastes of money.
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« Reply #18310 on: October 29, 2013, 02:09:17 PM »

Eating glass is preferable to dealing with my local bell.

And people wonder why I am on Tmobile? Best customer service EVER.

Best.

If you have access to wifi, their limited network doesn't matter. And hey, they have a cell tower atop where I work as well.
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« Reply #18311 on: October 29, 2013, 02:11:04 PM »

It is pretty funny.  Since he gives the phone #, you could try calling him to authenticate it.  Unless, of course, death has not spared him  Grin.

I just googled his name and the Father seems to be in trouble for his fund raising methods and embezzlement in the meantime... It's not funny all of a sudden - he seems to have gathered more than twice as much (1.200.000 $) for that funeral chapel alone...

   

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« Reply #18312 on: October 29, 2013, 02:14:08 PM »

The weak weekend killed the dream. 

't is not our fault, father. The forum was down on saturday. The weather is getting colder so perhaps next month  Smiley
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« Reply #18313 on: October 29, 2013, 07:46:36 PM »

orthonorm and Opus118

Real talk.

The Beyerdynamic DT660 are the greatest headphones for Classical music. I am not even kidding. $146.55 on Amazon.

norm, I don't know how often you listen to Classical or if any right now.

And my opinion is backed by many, including one that has over 100K+ in audio equipment (DACs, Amps, etc) and has listened to all the best headphones on the planet (yes including the Senn Orpheus).

Buy it. And supposedly the HD800s were, but those are like $1500
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« Reply #18314 on: October 29, 2013, 07:54:15 PM »

Uhhh, I know people with a turntable, a tube amp, and a set of electrostatic speakers which would nearly impossible to buy today for less than $30k. And it is worth every nickel.

The best electrostatic headphones in production are the Stax SR-009. $5K for the phones, about ~1600 for the Blue Hawaii amp to pair.

Also, I love old analog equipment BTW. The warmness, everything. If I was a recording musician, everything I would do would be in analog.

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I don't go in for achronos' headphone trip, the staging is non existent in my opinion and fatigue much greater.
The thing with these cans are more for recording and producing. Maybe mastering, but its a stretch. You have a flat frequency response and only hearing what supposedly the pros are doing in the studio. I mean most artists in the studios use em, engineers, DJs, TV producers, etc.

They are pretty much the standard.

The bianural stuff sounds really great, but I almost prefer my open cans just a smidge.

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Even if I did opt for headphone I would not be seeking studio phones with their even more fatiguing reproduction of every sonic detail flattened in my brain.
LOL that's why I have my other cans for purely for enjoying listening.

However these are so analytical in the signature that I prefer them sometimes when I want to pull certain details out of a recording.

I ain't playing Louis Armstrong out of them. Too many pops and scratches, but obviously look at when those tracks were recorded and on what machines...and how they were "remastered".

But I really am in love with my new headphones. Man some of these productions I am listening to are so layered that my other cans can't get.
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