Reply Fridays #11

The second installment not written on a Mac

A lot has happened in the last week. I went on a headphone reviewing hiatus. I switched from a Mac laptop back to a PC.

And uh, you know, important things also happened in the world.

Let’s ignore all of that and dive into the bowels of my Medium notifications.

This week I had 45 notifications. A light week, all things considered.

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Sgt. Hippie Cat, who still has a quality name, followed up a conversation chain asking me about reviewing the M40X.

I’m not gone from headphones forever.

It’s so nice to be taking a short break, though.

I reviewed double the headphones in the first six months of this year than I did in the first half of last year, so I think I just needed to slow down.

Chase wrote a quality reply about their experiences with the Takstar Pro 82. This is the sort of reply I enjoy the most. One that leads to fun conversation about the hobby of audio, and might help readers to find some new info too.

Thank you Chase!

Alvin asked if I had any comfort issues from the HyperX Cloud Alpha’s pad depth being too shallow. Unfortunately I didn’t, and although I’d heard that some people had this issue with the Cloud II, I never had this issue with those either.

Headphone comfort is very important to me, and I try to be thorough with it in my reviews. I wear every pair for a couple of days before writing, and I wear the headphones during the entire process of writing the review itself. So you can trust that the reviews represent my overall personal experience during that time! But everyone’s head is different.

In the world of electronics, return policies are your friend. Don’t be afraid to use them if you can’t stand something!

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Omar wrote a very nice compliment on my Pioneer SE-MS5T review, and even took the time to share some of his own experiences with them. Thanks Omar!

That was a strange/interesting pair of headphones, and it was nice to see Pioneer’s work on more expensive studio pairs trickle down into their budget consumer models. If you’re looking for a solid hi-res headphone at a cheap price, it’s still probably a totally okay/good option.

Kevin and I have been having a fun discussion, both here and over at my personal web site SHAMELESS PLUG

This is the sort of conversation I was hoping for more of when I started writing reviews on Medium. It doesn’t happen…most of the time, but when it does it’s pretty cool. This week it happened three times. That’s a new record, I think!

This is the end of Reply Fridays (Thanks for reading), but I have other things you can click on if you’re desperate for more of my writing.

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I do radio voice work by day, and write by day and night. I studied film and production. I love audio, design, and music. Also video games.

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