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padam

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About padam

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  • Birthday 03/14/1986

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    Hungary

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    Central Europe
  • Occupation
    Student
  • Hobbies
    Playing chess
  • Headphones
    Stax SR-Lambda, Sennheiser HD250 Linear I, Sony Qualia 010
  • Headphone Amps
    Stax SRA-3S
  • Sources
    Lavry DA11
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    Cables (the system does not work without them)

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  1. padam

    The Official Head-Case Photography Thread.

    That's good to hear, so it may not be me being utterly useless in post-production. Looking back at images, I am struggling to get a grip on a constant style. I guess it is down to taste, I like 5D III colors as well as they are, maybe more so than the 5D IV but the latter seems a bit more accurate and subdued. And generally the adjustments work differently (better) for me on Canon. I got a Color Chart (not the pricey XRite one) and so far I haven't figured out how to make a good profile out out it, simply recognising it in a DNG Profile Editor without further adjustments makes it too flat and lifeless(similar to the Adobe Standard profile which is flatter than any of the Camera Profiles). I haven't tried it with the Canon yet, but will do it some time later one, I wonder if it does the same thing. I took pictures with both cameras and tried to match it by hand, it was difficult to do but works reasonably well with natural right, so that's what I use some of the times. With artificial light though, I couldn't do it, this is where the Sony has the most problems, even with a grey card I couldn't set a white balance that I was happy with.
  2. padam

    The Official Head-Case Photography Thread.

    One XQD slot, that's annoying. Since Nikon is in the memory card business now, it's been done to 'encourage' users to get more expensive cards and have no backup at the same time. (They could have added an SD card alongside like the D500 or D850) The camera itself does not seem to benefit at all from the insane card speed (the buffer is small). Apart from this, it is certainly the 'cool' camera for the moment, the pricing of the bodies are aggressive. Quite an investment, if one doesn't own any Nikon glass. I don't think this is a big problem for Canon with their huge ecosystem, where all of their cameras from very cheap entry level DSLR to professional camcorders use the EF-mount (we can also add RED cameras, etc.) Plus, these lenses have proven to be very reliable, not sure about these new all-electronic mirrorless lenses, I think that having a mechanical focus linkage is just nicer and the AF doesn't seem to be inferior. I am in the same boat, still using the original A7S (got it at a big discount), after ditching the A7 and A7II, The silent mode is something really special, an early and kinda rough implementation, but still works. Trouble is that the logical upgrade would be the A9, but the price is a rip-off considering it still has many Sony things that haven't been fixed. (Unfortunately, it is easy to catch the smartphone syndrome with mirrorless...) My biggest issue is the color and the general look, sometimes good, sometimes quite a struggle. I have bought a Canon 5D Mk1 for fun (YT hype), and I can recommend it to anybody starting out for fun over a crop sensor, if video is not needed. It certainly does feel kind of big and ancient, so I don't use it as much, but the images are really lovely, the colors are a whole lot better than any Sony, this is something you can't measure on DXO.
  3. padam

    The (Round) Football Thread

    Croatia had a big edge over the midfield, that turned out to be crucial. The English goalkeeper was still excellent, but that is just not enough. On the other hand, they must be very very tired now, and with the current injuries they just don't have any good substitutes either (they only did the first one in the 101st minute!) but mentally they are looking strong as ever. I wonder if France is going to continue with Giroud in the starting squad, he is just not playing well at all.
  4. padam

    The (Round) Football Thread

    Another great game! Looking forward to Tuesday and Wednesday.
  5. padam

    The (Round) Football Thread

    They have improved both in taking and saving them. Still not there, but getting onto the finals is now a real possibility. The other arm looks quite brutal, any of those four teams look quite strong.
  6. padam

    The Headcase Stax thread

    It's been discussed too many times, the SRM-T1S sounds warmer smoother nicer but the SRM-1 Mk2 is considerably cheaper and sounds closer to your current amp. Either way, it is not a big difference. Of course you can also get an SRD-6 or SRD-7 (not the SB version) and make a 3-way bias leeching cable, plug one part into your existing amp and the other to the adapter to leech the normal bias, job done, no need to buy a separate amp just for that.
  7. padam

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Yes that's the one. Personally I really see no evolution on that front, the vintage Lambda assembly was better. Because it was light, it let the cups more freely, reducing the pressure, and it didn't make the squeaking sounds of the latter version. And it was also cheaper and not as complicated as these latest ones with the click adjustment. I understand their usage with the heavy SR-009 that weight has to be distributed, but for the L700 etc. it is just not necessary and the plastic can break just as easily (or pick up little cracks like what I saw on the last used L700 Pro advert). So they've decided not to employ that in the L300LE to drive the price down. I think it is more likely to use the same transducers (for cost and parts support reasons) and the cable might actually change the sound a bit, reducing the treble, making it a bit darker and the pads also change it (L700 pads seem to be preferable). So for the price of a L500 (which is almost the same as the L300) plus a cost of L700 pads, one can obtain an arguably better headphone (for a while), a smart decision I think, since it is probably less profitable than the L500. It is nice to see the advancements they've made, it is just a pity that it put the top Lambda into a new price category as well, and yet somehow still keeping that not so high-quality feeling.
  8. padam

    The (Round) Football Thread

    I think both free kick goals were impressive for different reasons and both were taken under high pressure situations. Even amongst the great footballers, not many have the mental strength to take matters in their own hands and score. I've watched it on ITV and the commentators said the placement was excellent for him and he has a very high chance. And after the matched they've looked at it again and observed that he made a little delay, waiting for the goalkeeper to move just slightly off-position, and that was enough not to have a chance of saving. But the tension itself was just as thrilling. Sweden could have easily led 2-0 in the first half, there was a penalty not given as well. Kind of controversial about the video referee applications. On the one hand, it would be more fair if it was more objectively used (better judgement and also less possibility to manipulate the result) but on the other hand, it would be more boring as well, so I'm curious how they are going to evolve further. And the trolling towards Boateng, in the first half they've spoken about his enormous collection of shoes (about 650 pairs), and after the send-off somebody brought it in again and the other guy's response was: "Well, he must be in his slippers now" lol and another one from the Irish in the aftermath as well 😄
  9. padam

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Really no need to do that. You can see that while the arc assembly, earpads and cable are different, they are constructed very similarly. They either use the same transducers or very similar ones, but you can't really tell that, maybe even if you disassemble the drivers. I just want to add that Stax have made an L700 Pro variant just for the German market. The earcup holders are made out of aluminium (just like the SR-507) and if I got right, the transducer holders are also made out of that instead of plastic. Not sure if that affects the sound or not, but they are a lot more expensive than the standard model, 1700 Euros!
  10. padam

    The (Round) Football Thread

    Germany vs Sweden Can't find the words, probably the most nail-biting football match I've even seen. Unbelievable.
  11. padam

    The (Round) Football Thread

    Please don't kill me Birgir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwUQdIBxjr4 I'd much rather see Iceland pull through rather than Argentina, Croatia is planning to rest their top players for the next round, so anything can happen, it could be close in the end.
  12. padam

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Taken from one of the many factory visit articles (translated from Japanese). "The work in the clean room has been done so far, the assembly process as the product is done in the usual environment. All completed products use music sources during the daytime and pink noise at night, and sounds are continuously checked one at a time, continuing for at least one week. Stax's electrostatic headphones are shipped after careful checks many times."
  13. padam

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I meant for this newest one, these were the official photographs with the press release. Or maybe the editor just left the color saturation at 0. But it doesn't matter, it's a waste of space anyway.
  14. padam

    The Headcase Stax thread

    And I wouldn't be surprised to see the a similar DAC in the T8000 expansion slot as well (except with 'audiophile high-grade' components)
  15. padam

    The Headcase Stax thread

    The H actually stands for that same HiFC copper, so I think that's what they are using now, it is not supposed to be the same. Or it's just a simple naming trick but it sounds better Originally it looked to have silver connectors, but it seems that they've found some gold
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