You might notice some changes on this blog starting today, with the acquisition of Unsplash by Getty Images, I no longer in good conscience can use their images on my posts. I dislike Getty Images for things like this, and I'm sure they will ruin Unsplash because they are a company only focused in income … Continue reading RIP Unsplash.
Search the web, and you will find numerous articles about hobby burnout and how to avoid or deal with it.Hobby burnout happens when something you do on your free time usually for fun or to relax, is no longer any of those things, below I'll go a bit deeper into the causes of problem and … Continue reading How to deal with hobby burnout.
As some of you might already know I'm the curator of Headwize Memorial, a project I took under my wing, so fans could have a way to access a backup of the core projects of HeadWize, looking at the stats of the site, I'm happy to say it went above and beyond being a backup, and it's … Continue reading EtyFans, my new project.
I'll save you a ton of text, in short I won't "review" gear anymore, actually I stopped long ago but I only really made up my mind this week.You can check out other reviewers here, the one most similar with my personal tastes in IEMs should be Crinacle, give him a visit. The chi-fi market … Continue reading No more reviews.
Like all hobbies there's competition on the audiophile hobby, it's not the first or even the second time I write about problems in this community which can be very toxic, but today I'm gonna write again about that pet peeve of mine called elitism and sob behavior. I write this from the perspective of both … Continue reading On audiophile snobs.
In US English, a lemon is a vehicle (often new) that turns out to have several manufacturing defects affecting its safety, value or utility. Any vehicle with such severe issues may be termed a lemon and, by extension, so may any product with flaws too great or severe to serve its purpose.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_(automobile) Anyone who visits this blog knows I … Continue reading Chi-Fi and lemons.
Miro is a valuable member of my Discord server and also really into electronics. One of the joys of this hobby is the fact we have people from all walks of life with various skills and talents, which is something really important when help is required to troubleshot problems the community might have. 1. Would … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – Miro from 16 Labs.
I interviewed Hugo the writer of "The Walkman Archive" and one of the administrators of the forum "Stereo2Go" a year ago. Hugo lives in Barcelona, Spain and is a very dedicated Walkman collector and analogue enthusiast. The Walkman Archive is a site I recommend wholeheartedly if you enjoy vintage portable gear.This interview was made in … Continue reading Audio Enthusiasts – The Walkman Archive.
I already wrote about Discord communities around here, but in the start of 2020 I decided to make my own Discord server which for my great surprise is slowly getting more members. Anyway this is my view on the maintenance a server requires, keep in mind each community is different just like each administrator. Creating … Continue reading Maintaining a small discord server.
Maybe it's nostalgia but I think the golden age for Sony portable audio was in the late 90's, some years before the release of the original Apple iPod. I already wrote about portable audio in the 90's and also about the quality improvements in portable audio since the 80's, but I want to write about … Continue reading The Sony Walkman downfall.
Getting old has a unusual effect on some of us, I can't speak for others but in my case I have less time for my favorite hobbies. Music is now relegated to a on the go thing, mostly done on my daily commutes. The last time I picked up my reference headphones was almost 3 … Continue reading Time and leisure.
As much as a I enjoy being away from some community drama, sooner or later I end up doing moderation work, which depending on a community can be rather fun but also a tiresome duty. Being a moderator on Discord is for most part a tiresome thing. Discord has a lot of toxic users and … Continue reading Discord and moderation.
Life goes on and in my case nothing too important happened. These days I spend my free time enjoying some music, watching anime, talking on Discord, browsing Twitter and doing weight lifting. My family is ok and my job continues to pay the bills as it should.I wish I could say I went to abroad … Continue reading Life goes on.
I bought the VE BIE for 18€ (20USD without shipping) on the official Veclan shop, these days you can also buy it on their official Aliexpress shop.I’ll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear, keep in mind I have no connections to Venture Electronics and that I bought this at full … Continue reading Venture Electronics – Bonus IE (BIE) Mini Review.
First of all, I bought this bag for about 25€ on Amazon.es, I'm not affiliated with any store or the company behind the Sturm & Drang brand.I just needed a new waterproof messenger bag to replace my old one which was falling apart due to seam and glue failure. After reading some rather old reviews … Continue reading Sturm & Drang messenger bag review.