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  1. These principles seem to work also in the country where I'm from- ex-soviet Latvia. Just be streetwise- keep away from dangerous places (seedy bars/poor neighborhoods/markets), avoid eye contact with shifty characters, don't draw unnecessary attention to yourself visually and audibly. Don't be a high value target for the muggers- stay away from flashy accessories (iBuds are a dead giveaway, so are flashy watches and jewelry), wear casual clothing, preferably- colors that are natural to the habitat you find your self in. Most importantly- maintain good posture, keep your head up, straight back
  2. Today was awesome- me and my buddy Magnus, we went swimming/hot-tubbing in the ocean. There is a geothermal plant about 80km from Reykjavik and it dumps all of the hot water in the ocean nearby. As the water is about 70-90°C and it's essentially a small river of it therefore the ocean nearby stays quite warm. It's like taking a hot bath only with 1.5m waves, too bad that the coast is made from volcanic rock though. And for added danger the whole place is covered in a mist that stinks like rotten eggs. Basically the waves appear from the mist. All in all it isn't too dangerous if common sense i
  3. The only plaster I've ever had to wear was when my dad accidentally drove a car on my arm. To not upset the grandparents I was told to say that I fell from the stairs, so until I was like 18 I actually thought this was true because I somehow materialized the false version in my memory. Btw, I was two years old when that happened. I still have a picture with me sitting on the lap of my grandpa all bandaged up and both of us showing off the plasters. He caught a moose with his car, the damn thing came through the front windshield and landed on his lap. Because the old windshields of soviet cars
  4. Hmmm... Seems like someone who knew what he was dealing with. An ancient butthurt or something.
  5. But how can we know what will be your subjective impression from the electronical pair to your headphones? Electronically many (most) amps can induce acoustic activity from the HD650 driver.
  6. One more review, not too rich on the tech data, but at least it does comparisons- http://www.headfonia.com/the-new-grado-sound-grado-ps500/
  7. Waiting for something to get delivered is pure torture... I'm pretty sure that all initial listening impressions will be seriously distorted. Heck, I'll rip the package open in the post office! The waiting is killing me!
  8. Same here, bit depth alone will have a hard time messing up a well mastered AND well processed recording. Looking at those spectros (and judging from the pixels I've seen in my time) I'd say that these might as well be different masters. Of course that the HD version will have stuff going on in upper frequencies, but my hearing cuts off at 19kHz so unless I project the sound with a BPP Supertweeter in my face... Also the stuff going on in higher freq can be just noise, beats me- I have a degree in talking out of my ass, not interpreting acoustic data.
  9. What is the hubbub about? That it's the same old stuff, only uprezzed? If so, I'd rather compare the spectros of the HD tracks and the CD or whatever version that came before.
  10. Hehe, close enough! It captures the mood quite nicely. Though you must know, that the Russian guy once called that bird a "winged condom".
  11. I'm not sure whether this should go to DIY, but I did a haircut. Now I know that the Barbers Paradox may have been based on true facts.
  12. I'm not sure if transcript can translate the stuff that's happening there. A very culturally and language specific humor, a typical Russian so to say.
  13. You should see the full video. The talking is damn hilarious, if you know Russian, that is.
  14. Argh, the noobness is still strong in me. I don't know how to embedd video...
  15. In BA I specialized mostly in cognitive sciences and philosophy of science/methodology, wrote a minor paper in Comparing the conceptions of ADD/ADHD between American and European schools of child psychiatry, the thesis was on Daniel Dennett and his theory of intentional strategies. Now I have put that aside a bit and I'm trying to analyze the anglo-american reading of Kantian ethics, namely the texts of Onora O'Neill. So yeah, most likely I'll end up inventing my job. Or work in advertising as most [pseudo]intellectuals do these days...
  16. Cheer up, Crappy! I'm about to finish my MA in philosophy, so compared to me you might have a higher chance of scoring a job that actually pays something. I always keep in mind that if all fails then I'll just start building headphone amps with bigger tubes and fatter cables than everyone else, and use only fancy enclosures with wood accents.
  17. You should be worried when you feel that you know everything. That's when the most troubles happen.
  18. STAX should team up with some celebrities. Philip Glass, Jean Michel Jarre or even Aphex Twin!
  19. Those Sennheisers have big shoes to fill. ELP on SR80i gives me the chills.
  20. Hmm, I don't really like the fact that there will be mechanical tension on the connectors this way. The wire from the connector to the driver doesn't seem to be much thicker than a healthy pube. If I'd wire swap then I'd rather stick to the standard config with one wire going through the headband. My main reason for these is portability and while listening on the go unpleasant things can happen, even if I look after all the time.
  21. Maybe I'll craft my own shorty for increased portability. Adamantium plated long crystal mythril with siren whispers captured in the oxygen pockets that are less than 0.0001% of the whole conductive material.
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