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Iron_Dreamer last won the day on March 24 2022

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  • Birthday 10/17/1983

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  1. Happy belated birthday! Glad the Euro tour continues to go well!
  2. Happy birthday, cheers!
  3. I'm safe and good, and as per the official statement "we continue with our mission to deliver best-in-class headphones to recording professionals, audiophiles, and gamers."
  4. I loved my D700 in its time. Had a lot of great adventures with that camera. Can't say I've ever missed it after moving on to the 800, 850, now Z7. But I've never been an SOOC JPEG shooter for my main interests, so all the talk of color science and one company's processing vs another hasn't ever really moved the needle for me. When I had Fuji APS-C bodies, their film simulations could be fun for casual photos, but I always thought Nikon JPEGs looked more natural and real to me, and the Nikon files were easier to get color right in post with as well.
  5. I used the T20 and T30 for a while in a light travel kit for a few years before I ended up with a Nikon Z7 that I got from our good friend Gene. Those Fuji bodies are probably an ideal size/feature/image quality compromise for most people that want something better than a phone photo, and aren't pixel-peeper nuts like me. The little 15-45 zoom lens is excellent for its' tiny footprint, same for the 27/2.8 pancake prime. The 50-230 zoom also has great image quality considering the aperture limitations, at a very svelte weight.
  6. Yep, we run into a lot of people in that exact situation. And I wonder how much those "guys with full Atmos rooms" have ever tried truly resolving headphones, as we work with a fair few people with Atmos rooms who find high-end headphones an invaluable check on their mixes.
  7. So I've had my hands on one of these that works for the last week or so. It's definitely not an amp you'd use to show off a flagship electrostatic headphone. That said, it doesn't sound as bad as I might have expected going in. For the person who's new to electrostatics, or not that knowledgeable about the particular headphone they are using, they'd probably be perfectly happy with the sound. I know empirically that I'm not hearing all the headphone is capable of, but subjectively, it can still be quite an enjoyable sound, particularly depending on the complexity and challenge of the audio being played back.
  8. They're pretty similar in frequency response, MM-500 having a slight edge in balance, with LCD-5 of course being more detailed sounding but much harder to drive. I did a recent demo session with an Atmos-focused mixer who LOVED the 5, but decided the 500 was a very good compromise at nearly 1/3 the cost.
  9. It's great to hear from you again. I think Grahame nailed our surprise to see you pop up, lots of good memories from back in the days of the "old republic". BTW I'm working at Audeze now, we've been doing a thing or two regarding mixing on headphones: https://www.audeze.com/pages/mm-series
  10. Happy birthday! Can't wait to hang out again
  11. I'll just say I interacted with one of these this week. Bias voltage circuit was completely dead after being turned on less than a handful of times. I didn't get to even try it before it was inoperable. The fake tube thing...WTF?
  12. I like the effect on images 2 and 3 the most.
  13. Good thing they put an antibacterial coating on the lens, keep that staph infection rate low for all the kiddies poking at it and asking "granpa, wha's dat?"
  14. I'd watch those guys wherever they went, nothing like some good ol' drinking game camera comedy. I just hope the wealth of info on DPR doesn't disappear forever. Between the forum, sample galleries, studio tests, there is so much useful knowledge there that deserves to be preserved. It's the single best archive of information of the digital photography era.
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