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About wrecked_porsche

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 06/29/1984

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  • Biography
    I like chocolate.
  • Location
    Malaysia
  • Interests
    Audio, Motor Racing
  • Occupation
    Student
  • Hobbies
    Sleeping
  • Headphones
    Stax SR-Lambda Signature, Stax O2mk1, Airbow SR-SC1, UE TripleFi 10, Audio Technica ATH-W11jpn, Audio Technica ATH-W10vtg
  • Headphone Amps
    Stax SRD-6 (Pro), SRM-717, iBasso D1, MicroShar U107B, Aura Evolution VA-100
  • Sources
    Pico DAC, iBasso D1 DAC, Pioneer DV-676A SACD Player
  • Other Audio Gear
    My Ears

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  1. wrecked_porsche

    I sort of want a pair of good closed phones

    Yup, I agree too, the Denons and the CD3k do leak about the same amount.
  2. wrecked_porsche

    I sort of want a pair of good closed phones

    When I owned the CD3000, I found that the sibilance was dependent on the source and amp. The sibilance drove me nuts as I am extremely sensitive to sibilance, however when I switched from the ibasso D1(stupid crap shit) to the pico as source, the sibilance was as good as gone. If your source/amp/recordings has sibilance... then good luck. Well, at least the sibilance on the CD3k is not as bad as the DT990. The DT990 had a metallic~ish sheen to the highs in addition to the sibilance.
  3. wrecked_porsche

    I sort of want a pair of good closed phones

    I consider myself to have a medium~ish sized head too (around ~23 inches circumference), and I find that there is a slight gap at the top of the earcups. I had to mess around with stuffing the ear pads a little to get a perfect seal. Too much stuffing and I got a cavernous sound, too little and some of the bass impact as well as texture was gone. I messed around with the earpads/headband over the course of a few days and when I finally got the perfect fit, the W5k did sound quite nice indeed.
  4. wrecked_porsche

    I sort of want a pair of good closed phones

    @Monkey, If you have a medium or small head, then forget about the W5000, they really do sound like crap if you don't get a proper fit/seal. If you're not fond of bending the headband and messing around with stuffing the earpads in various locations to get the best fit, then forget the W5000, it will sound shrieky and kinda hollow with very little bass. If however, you're open to messing around with the fit, you'd be surprised how good the W5k actually is. It has very clean and textured bass (better than a lambda signature, but not as good as the O2mk1 and SC1) and bass impact strong enough to kick you in the face. Its quite picky over amps too, it can make the difference between face kicking bass and meh bland sound. It(W5k) is a finicky bastard though, so don't expect them to sound awesome in stock form. You've gotta work it to get them to sing for you. W11jpn ( ) is a nice choice too, but the W5k comes closer to the "stat" sound if that's your thing. To me, W5k<W11jpn<W10vtg Can't think of any other good closed headphones right now that I've owned before that is worth a look... I'm kinda sleep deprived right now and can't really think that far back at the moment. CD3000 that I had some time back was ok, but I still >>> prefer those 3 ATs. Never liked DT990 (can you sssay "Ssssssssibilance"? ) when I had the chance to audition them. DT880 was decent for casual listening. Oh yeah... then there was the Darth Beyers that I owned waaaaaaaaaay back.... :basement::basement:
  5. wrecked_porsche

    Team Audio-Technica Unite!

    Is this gonna make much of a difference? I mean, the ground is tied together anyway in the 1/4 inch jack termination no? If someone was using this balanced then yeah maybe, but single ended would probably make no (audible) difference? Right? Or did I misunderstand the reason for the recall?
  6. wrecked_porsche

    Happy Birthday Padam!!

    Have a nice one Adam!
  7. wrecked_porsche

    Suggestions for Sister: $500 system for IPod

    ^ I have heard the mini at an audio show (KLIAV 2009) late last year. I remember thinking to myself that if I did own an ipod, that these speakers would make for a nice bedroom rig. These speakers did not suck.
  8. wrecked_porsche

    Grado HF-2 thread

    Heh.... yeah, he (Necro guy) was really going all out there. Reminds me of a friend I had back in high school... I don't agree with what Todd did in the end too, it will definitely leave a bitter taste in the mouths of those who waited patiently and played by the rules. Oh well, what's been done is done.
  9. wrecked_porsche

    Grado HF-2 thread

    Who was the first guy that you banned Nate?
  10. wrecked_porsche

    Grado HF-2 thread

    Well, that "Necrolic" was makings lots of noise. The other guy I think would be AndrewG (I could be wrong, posts were flying by soo fast); I think Todd got pretty pissed off at that guy at one point for calling him "incompetent". All those back and forth bickering were mostly uncalled for. No one was putting a gun to their heads to make them buy the HF2. EDIT: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/6422827-post569.html I hope Todd just ignores them and does not get too worked up over this mess. Oh well, its all been said and done anyway. I'm off to bed.
  11. wrecked_porsche

    Grado HF-2 thread

    Yeah, me too. I was on the paypal page already and ready to send the cash, but clicked "cancel" because I think they are all gone now. Oh well. Poor Todd, now he knows the horrors of the Head-Fi mad mob...
  12. wrecked_porsche

    Grado HF-2 thread

    Yeah, it was real ugly, Todd is offering a great deal, yet they (especially that Necro guy IIANM) felt the need to constantly bitch and whine. In the end Todd ended up reserving 16 units for some of the annoying posters... Oh well, at least that got them to shut up. Was funny to see how some of them quickly did a face turn after being "selected"...
  13. wrecked_porsche

    What did you do today?

    ^That looks like its lots of fun. Must be terrifying to see the ground approach soo rapidly and then swish right by while being soo close to your face? Would love to try that.
  14. wrecked_porsche

    What are you EATING right now?

    Having breakfast right now; toast bread + butter and sugar, a banana and some hot chocolate. Freaking sugar and butter combo is bloody unhealthy, but tastes soo damn good. Mmmmm...
  15. wrecked_porsche

    What did you do today?

    Thanks. Hmmmm...combining those two would mean... throwing a kitchen sink down from a 710 feet tall bridge? Yeah, sure looked that way. He made it look soo graceful. Mullets rawk! Not that I have one... It was a little terrifying actually. Yeah, seriously, I did in fact spontaneously shout out "FFFFUCKKKKkkkkkk" in utter terror right after leaping off the platform... but then at one point, the wind gushing past my face was soo fast, it just cut off my voice. I guess my face was going all flappy and shit, just like Jeremy Clarkson's face was when he was driving the Atom: At that point, I just STFU and broke out into a sheepish grin, relaxed and enjoyed the ride. It all happened soo fast, yet it was a fucking awesome experience. As for "WTF was I thinking?"... well, actually, before the jump I was thinking "Why not? I'm here thousands of miles from home and will probably never pass by this way again, so fuck it, I'll just do it. I only live once." ... Leaving the platform, I was thinking "Shieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!" After the jump, I was thinking... "Fuck yeah, that was awesome!" Anyways, if you get the chance, you should dew eet. Certainly a worthwhile experience IMO. Next, if I come across the chance to skydive, I'm gonna dew eet.
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