Taken with Instagram
Yes, I know. A boring shot of coffee. But how about that cardboard lady? ;) (Taken with Instagram)
Tattoo Art Is One Thing…
Art is a “veautiful” conception that encompasses us everywhere. It’s unfortunate how some categorize it under a few forms and dismiss its infinite possibilities, if that makes sense.
So what do we consider art? Let’s stop and think. Music is one, but as dumb as it may sound its one that is thrown at our faces as a desert we have no room for. So let’s leave that out just for today. Next we have, dare I say, “general” art. This is the hand-art. You know, paintings and sketches. Stuff like that. The other form of art we typical know but sometimes fail to recognize is also film. Yes, film. That thing you watch where the pictures walk, talk, laugh, sometimes kill each other, then die; all that good stuff. A new form of art that seems to be growing rapidly are video games. Believe it or not, these “nerd-developed” works of art are truly gorgeous and occasionally surpass even film. So that’s most of the basics, I hope. “But what are we missing?” is the question.
Ever hear a compliment before? Sure you have, don’t deny it. You compliment art, right? So yes, human beings in general, like all things, are works of art. Everyone is beautiful. Yet we dismiss that when we see body art. Yup. A Tattoo(s) on someone’s body is a gorgeous piece of art. I beg to differ with those who disagree.
However today, I have grown an even larger fascination for it after discovering the art of Emma Hack: a body artist who took Tattoo art to the next level.
She calls it Wallpaper Body Art, and a beautiful form of art it is. Such elegance and craft. This is perhaps not an easy form of art to compose, but brick walls are there for the strong-willed ones to break down. I am forever enchanted by Ms. Hack’s art and hope that it reaches the world.
The Difference Between High-Quality and Entry-Level: Almost Heartbreaking
It somehow always manages to slap someone in the face eventually. It’s almost relevant to how life is, just in this case, it’s an “electronic device”.
I have always spoken highly of Sennheiser’s HD280 PRO headphone after one month of ownership. Almost a year later, I continue to give it the praise it does and doesn’t deserve. Sennheiser’s headphone has gain notoriety for being one of the headphones that “you either like it or you don’t”. I’m in a different situation as I am being torn in between the love and hate for this headphone.
Yet, when a dear friend of mine lent me his Beyerdynamics DT990/600, things changed. I wasn’t totally sold on the DT990, even when demoing it several times. It took me almost a month for the love to sink in. The can’s potential started to be revealed to me. The sound it gave was almost grainless, smooth, and full (excluding the slightly recessed mids). Switching back to the HD280, the grain that wasn’t entirely noticeable became noticeable. The headphone’s refinement wasn’t exactly on par with the DT990. I have noticed myself developing the urge to switch back to the DT990 at times when listening to the HD280. It really is almost heartbreaking as I have learned the difference between both a high-quality headphone (DT990) and an entry-level (HD280), and as a fellow Head-Fi’er once told me, “once you hear the good stuff, you’ll start saying ‘headphones are one hell of a drug’”, or something along those lines. Lol.
Cheap phone photography=fun, fun, fun! :)
There was a time when I was first recommended Ultrasones. It all started when I was looking for a primary can and was recommended one of the lower-end models (HFI-580). It took a few years, but I finally got to demo it (I prefer demoing before taking the risk; can’t sink your teeth into something blindfolded without knowing what it is). So I thought they were decent. Weren’t over the top as the praise it gets, but it wasn’t a top-of-the-line product, so what can one really expect? It was nowhere near terrible by any means. I loved it and thought it was an amazing can especially when paired with the Fiio E11 (amazing duo for Electronic music). However, it wasn’t quenching my thirst, so of course, I moved along.
Yet here I am now, not even an year later, and I get to demo the PRO 900 which would be balanced but hell, a Fiio E10 is anything but balanced and “high-end”. So without further nonsense, let’s get to it.
I can summarize the PRO 900s in a few words, probably. However, the main keyword has to be “bright”. Yup, and that means (occasionally) a focus on treble. It’s bass is definitely recessed when paired with the E10, thus I am using the bass boost to help assist it. Now don’t jump to the conclusion that the bass is not present as it is, it is just beautifully hollow; which makes the can sing with acoustics and perhaps both jazz and classical. However, if it’s one thing I love about this can, it’s that it is smooth and detailed. Instrument separation is considerably decent. Soundstage is amazing for it being composed by Ultrasone’s S-Logic Surround. Mids are nice, solid, and very controlled. I prefer it most with acoustics and classical symphony orchestrated music.
So with this package, came a set of “pillow” leather cushion pads. These are comfortable and do indeed assist with the overall sound of the headphone. Everything does seem more full and definitely more engaging than with the velour pads. So yes, I prefer these leather cushion pads over the velour as it seems to make comfort overall much more superior (like I said, “pillow”).
In the end, I like PRO 900s, and only wish to hear the company’s higher-end models. I only imagine that with each headphone, a change in sound can always be expected, and that in itself is exciting. With this I say, if you are looking for something for acoustics primarily, go with the PRO 900s. Yet I can assure you, with a better amp, these would definitely scale much better.
A Rumor and a hope, dispelled!!!
That sure must have been a let down for some (or most) users of the carrier. T-Mobile’s Philip Humm (CEO) stated in an interview that it was not in T-Mobile’s plans to begin distributing a subsidized phone (iPhone) to its customers. Yet, before the mob rises; I must congratulate Mr. Humm in what was perhaps one of the most difficult decisions for the company.
T-Mobile is risking good business, you say? Perhaps. Yet, here’s the part many don’t know. It makes plenty sense on why they don’t wish to carry the phone. For one thing, it would direct customers only towards the iPhone and hurt their profitable android selection. So why risk good business? They have excellent rates and carry phones that can take advantage of T-Mobile’s 4G. Plus, with T-Mobile finally tuning up their network, it is expected for T-Mobile to launch their very own LTE by sometime next year.
However, do not despair! T-Mobile has stated that they will fully allow customers to bring in their iPhone and use T-Mobile’s service. This does indeed provide a rather few options for customers to use the iPhone on T-Mobile. However, with phones like most of Samsung’s Galaxy series and HTC’s upcoming phones making their way to T-Mobile, why should they worry?