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    1. bixby
      bixby
      Need better free VST EQ for Foobar- TDR Nova is clipping with very mild bass shelf
      1. Taverius
        Taverius
        Sounds like you want an EQ that automatically drops input volume to create headroom, but I'm pretty sure all the good ones expect you to set headroom manually? Atomicbob's crossover stack starts with a volume reduction for that exact reason.
        Feb 8, 2018
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Found that a parametric with bass bump has no issues so using that instead.
        Feb 9, 2018
    2. bixby
      bixby
      If most adult male ears are 65mm+ top to bottom, why are most over ear headphones smaller?
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      3. 9suns
        9suns
        Yeah that's an awesome question! I suposse it is for acoustic reasons/sound quality in relation to a specific driver design.
        Feb 4, 2018
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      4. 9suns
        9suns
        I feel extremely lucky because my 2 favourite headphones, the HD650 (70mm) and the SR-007 (66mm height in the EP-007 pads) are a bit taller and wider than my ears (65mm) :D
        Feb 4, 2018
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      5. skem
        skem
        Because most adult males like a tight fit?
        Feb 4, 2018
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    3. bixby
      bixby
      The most used phrase on HF: I have not heard it but from what I have read...............
      1. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I used to read the same reviews over and over on a piece of gear an still not understood what it sounded like. Then I would finally get or hear this gear, then a few days go back those same reviews and think, "Exactly!"
        Jan 25, 2018
      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        Hahaha, yes. But, on scale of BS in Head-Fi these phrases are relatively harmless. Noise is better than mis-info.
        Jan 26, 2018
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah, it would be better if everyone at heAD-if that recommended gear they hadn't heard would use the same preface because I'm sure it happens a lot.
        Jan 26, 2018
    4. bixby
      bixby
      The right material in a ferrite in the right place can make a nice difference in SQ, yet in the wrong place can really muck things up.
    5. bixby
      bixby
      Marvelous Mrs. Maisel- yes, I remember Jack Paar, Carson, etc. Very well done, Ep #6 so far-any show w/Lenny Bruce as a character, well..
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      2. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        That show kind of reminds me of bewitched stylistically. It's pretty great, i like it a lot too.
        Jan 22, 2018
    6. bixby
      bixby
      vali 2 vs magni 3 this weekend with hd-600s
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        You're right, it doesn't change a whole lot with different tubes, usually. Mine did, though, as the stock tube supplied was clearly a bit shagged. If it was merely non-boat floatalicious rather than awful, you're probably right though.
        Jan 20, 2018
      4. jexby
        jexby
        bixby dammit i told you the stock tube can't be used to verify Vali2. selling that fast reminds me of MattTCG churning gear and you'll buy back Vali2 one day if your HD600 cans change. not saying you are wrong that HD600 should be a great pairing with Vali2, but by the gods man let the damn thing burn in with a legit tube.
        Jan 20, 2018
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        The Vali 2 kinda hit a nerve with me like the Jot with dac (not same sound, just off for me). And not willing to chase tubes for that extra special sound. But hey I sold and rebought Senn 650s, so yea you may be clairvoyant, maybe the Vali 2 comes back some day.
        Jan 21, 2018
    7. bixby
      bixby
      Hey Boulder Folks! Who has a Valhalla 2 I could listen to for a night or a drop by where I can compare with my Magni 3?
    8. bixby
      bixby
      Anyone got an El Amp they want to part with? Or am I crazy Pm me.
    9. bixby
      bixby
      Cheap Topping D30 dac can't handle low bass notes without distorting like an amp clipping.
      1. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Crummy power design/supply?
        Dec 20, 2017
    10. bixby
      bixby
      Bjork Utopia arrived today, wow!
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        How's the channel matching? Did you pad roll?
        Dec 5, 2017
      4. bengo
        Dec 6, 2017
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      5. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        I fucking love her. It'd def. be necessary to invent her, if she didn't exist. She stays true to her own type of generous and joyful weird, it's glorious.
        Dec 6, 2017
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    11. bixby
      bixby
      Charles Hansen of Ayre Acoustics has Passed- RIP
      1. 9suns
        9suns
        Nooooo :(
        First Arnie a couple of days ago and now Charles, 2017 was a terrible year for music and also audio
        Dec 2, 2017
      2. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        Wilson of Wilson audio has gotten cancer as well.
        Dec 2, 2017
      3. powermatic
        powermatic
        That sucks. He's been a regular at Audio Asylum for years, seemed like a good guy. He was paralyzed due to a cycling accident years ago, maybe a contributing factor. At any rate, may he rest in peace.
        Dec 2, 2017
    12. bixby
      bixby
      Anyone interested in a pair of lightly used Beyer DT-150s?
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Very underrated closed headphones.
        Dec 2, 2017
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Actually yes. PM me for the details.
        Dec 2, 2017
    13. bixby
      bixby
      RIP: AC/ DC Malcolm Young
      1. Dino, jexby, Grahad2 and 7 others like this.
    14. bixby
      bixby
      https login on chrome not working. even http login not working, switch to edge and http login works, what am I doing wrong?
      1. monacelli
        monacelli
        This is just a guess, but you might try clearing your cookies and site data on Chrome. I use the Click&Clean extension for this. Sometimes helps!
        Nov 11, 2017
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Turns out it was LastPass, what piece of shit. Broke pages with Edge, now on Chrome it fills in a wrong password. Had to paste it manually to get it to login. I guess I got what I paid for, haha,
        Nov 11, 2017
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I've been using LastPass for years without issue fwiw.
        Nov 11, 2017
    15. bixby
      bixby
      Spent All Day With Google- Great event learning about their Cloud Computing, cool stuff. Now officially unretired.
      1. jexby
        jexby
        now get ready for Azure indoctrination with Cray HPC, or AWS services that cover every possible need. well, almost- except food, water and beer.
        Nov 9, 2017
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    16. bixby
      bixby
      New Dac in the house- Under $2k sounds great no pre needed,. Prism Sound Lyra 1.
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Sorry K4rstar not the Crane Song Solaris, it is Prism Sound Lyra 1. Pretty happy with it so far.
        Nov 3, 2017
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      4. jexby
        jexby
        @bixby looks like it was designed for 1979. you aren't using Lyra1 as a headphone amp?
        Nov 3, 2017
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        I could care less if it looked like a Buick Aztek, haha, it sounds great, and no I use something even more absurd for cans, haha
        Nov 4, 2017
    17. bixby
      bixby
      What the heck happened, formatting of the site is all effed up on Firefox.
      1. monacelli likes this.
      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        True also for Chrome (Win 10 anyway). I think it's serving the mobile version of the site to desktop browsers
        Oct 16, 2017
    18. monacelli
      monacelli
      Thanks for the shout out, Bixby! The FS52 seem like a great fit for home theater applications. Surprised Pioneer discontinued them
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        It's kindof funny, I sold some nice stands and fancy PSB bookshelves and got both towers new for $110.
        Oct 10, 2017
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    19. bixby
      bixby
      Folks in Cali, be safe.
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      3. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Oct 9, 2017
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      4. shaizada
        shaizada
        We are evacuated, but took up some hotel rooms. We are good....it's been a rough day. But I am thankful.
        Oct 9, 2017
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        Sad to hear of the scale of loss.
        Oct 10, 2017
    20. bixby
      bixby
      RMAF tidbit -Focal Clear quite lower treble centric with Prism Sound Calia, improved with Naim dac/amp.
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