Vansen
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Vansen

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"This boy's too young to be singing the blues," Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. May 18, 2017 at 4:46 PM

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    1. Vansen
      Vansen
      "This boy's too young to be singing the blues," Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
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    2. Vansen
      Vansen
      WTB: MS17-010 patch for Windows 2003 :/
      1. Vansen
    3. Vansen
      Vansen
      Omg. The power switch on my Schiit Saga electrocutes me when I touch it now!
      1. landroni and JK47 like this.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Lol
        May 14, 2017
      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Have you swapped tubes by chance?
        May 15, 2017
      5. Vansen
        Vansen
        I have not touched the tube in months. I have an old Sylvania 6SN7 in it.
        May 15, 2017
    4. Vansen
      Vansen
      Contemplating over my full sized headphones. Life just seems to be speakers and IEMs.
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      2. jexby
        jexby
        just purchased ZDs big purge and surrounded myself in the lap of audio luxury. and USB nervosa. with pillows. or I just bought him lunch- either way = fun.
        May 11, 2017
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Someone's trash is someone else's treasure. So call me the garbage can...
        May 12, 2017
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        I'm in the same place. I don't even have any full size headphones anymore, and the only amp I have that could drive any is a portable one.
        May 12, 2017
    5. Vansen
      Vansen
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    6. Vansen
      Vansen
      After being in for service ten times in the past year, left ear of JH13 just died. Goodbye Jerry Harvey. On the hunt for a new custom.
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      2. jowls
        jowls
        AAW W900 is awesome. Balanced tone, extended, resolving and great imaging. Expensive though...
        Apr 28, 2017
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      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        Thanks @Aleatorius While my HF post count is lower than 200, I think I'll be able to loop myself into these tours.
        Apr 28, 2017
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      4. Vansen
        Vansen
        @Aleatorius Thanks for the HF loaner recommendation. Got my foot in the door on what I wanted to hear.
        May 4, 2017
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    7. Vansen
      Vansen
      Warning: iOS 10.3 drops support for USB OTG audio. Maybe I'm late to show on knowing this, though.
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        We noticed it with the Shanling UP. It works perfect on both of my iPhones with iOS 10.2.1, but craps out after a couple of minutes on my friend's iOS 10.3.
        Apr 26, 2017
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      3. Torq
        Torq
        The Shanling UP is supposed to be MFI certified (at least that's what Shanling claim), so I'm still thinking it's a bug not an intentional issue. Still not fixed in the latest beta though!
        Apr 26, 2017
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      4. Big Al Knine
        Big Al Knine
        Thanks for the heads up. I have 10.3.1 and have no issues with OTG audio. But if something comes up now I know where to look first.
        Apr 26, 2017
    8. Vansen
      Vansen
      Shanling UP + Noble X is a formidable pairing. I doubt you could find better for the Noble X at the price.
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        While the bulk of what we own is in in storage I still have AK Jr, GOV2+ SE, ZX2, and shanling up available. It's the well curated 256GB microSD card while my servers are in storage inaccessible until we move into our new house that sucks the most.
        Apr 26, 2017
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        thank you though :)
        Apr 26, 2017
      4. Vansen
        Vansen
        @DigMe Just showed up yesterday, but I've been using my iPhone so far. A friend was using it at work on his computer, which took a little bit of finesse to get working.
        Apr 26, 2017
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    9. Vansen
      Vansen
      Over the years, I've seen countless artists perform. Tonight I saw Amber Rubarth perform in New York, of which is now my favorite concert.
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      2. landroni
        landroni
        Apr 7, 2017
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Zomg, I was so confused. I missed part of @Torq's comment and was wondering WTF happened to Amber Rubarth.
        Apr 7, 2017
      4. bazelio
        bazelio
        Yeah Melody is great. And I'm sure Amber Rubarth puts on shows to remember as well.
        Apr 7, 2017
    10. Vansen
      Vansen
      I thought headphones, etc. were expensive... glimpses into two channel are making me want to buy a house.
      1. ButtUglyJeff and Rockin_Zombie like this.
      2. Rockin_Zombie
        Rockin_Zombie
        haha part of the reason head-fi became so popular, you can "only" spend 10k and live like a king. two channel on the other hand...there is no end. First step IS to buy a house with a proper listening room though, without a decent sized and well treated room everything sounds kinda shit. How do I know? That's what I have :(
        Mar 30, 2017
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Headphones is like herbal medicine. Low cost was an advantage. an ounce of the herb in a paper bag from the dealer cost pennies: now it comes in boutique bottles and cost pounds.

        Sacrilege, of course, especially here, but maybe the headphone world should have stopped when HD600 was top-of-the-range luxury!
        Mar 31, 2017
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Stereo with speakers, or "2-channel," as you Americans call it, can be any price you want to pay. And fantastic sound has been affordable since 1980-something.

        But sure, I've heard >fantastic sound that is very unaffordable to me.
        Mar 31, 2017
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    11. Vansen
      Vansen
      Squeaky Clean Vinyl MK III is on the way. I foresee a review against the VPI 16.5 in the future.
      1. Dino, Merrick and Gaspasser like this.
    12. Vansen
      Vansen
      It's so heartbreaking that USB audio can't be amazing. Every time I swap from the turntable back to the DAC... :(
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        If you really believe that USB audio *can't* be amazing, just go with one of the other methods of getting digital audio out of a PC.

        For most of my "digital life" I never used USB. I'm not using it again now.
        Mar 6, 2017
    13. Vansen
      Vansen
      People watching the vinyl and cassette shoppers at Urban Outfitters is priceless!
    14. Vansen
      Vansen
      While the HD800 have their advantages, I can't imagine The Mars Volta sounding better than they do on a modded HE-6.
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      2. shaizada
        shaizada
        While the modded HE-6 have their advantages, I can't imagine The Mars Volta sounding better than they do on a proper speaker setup ;) .
        Feb 1, 2017
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      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        Touché.
        Feb 1, 2017
      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        While The mars sound volta, I can't sound better than HE-6 on advantage.
        Feb 2, 2017
    15. Vansen
      Vansen
      Coworker to to me: "No! If I buy anymore vinyl from Acoustic Sounds, they'll directly email me, 'Sir, can we offer you a line of credit?'"
      1. TRex, zerodeefex and Merrick like this.
    16. Vansen
      Vansen
      My father just called to tell me one channel in his 41 yr old Marantz 4270 died ...thankfully he still has the schematics that came with it.
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        My Juno 106 came with schematics and a service manual, and no user manual, when I bought it used.. somehow I didn't mind.
        Jan 26, 2017
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Funny how things were so open back then. Now companies like Wilson Audio will encase their crossovers in epoxy to hide their secrets.

        I think even computers came with full schematics at some point.
        Jan 26, 2017
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      5. Vansen
        Vansen
        I always hate when you see part numbers scratched off ICs, transistors, etc. these days.
        Jan 26, 2017
    17. Vansen
      Vansen
      Uh oh. Mimby>Valhalla2>Jot>HE500/Focus-A. Sublime. Need to get my hands on the Saga for the incoming HD800 now!
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    18. Vansen
      Vansen
      I need to buy a round of drinks for the team that developed the HD600. <3
    19. Vansen
      Vansen
      I'm tempted to make an offer of $200 on that SN: 00002 HD6xx listed at $1000 just for shits and giggles.
      1. bxh, Griffon, Huxleigh and 2 others like this.
      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I made a $100 offer when I saw it.
        Jan 6, 2017
        Griffon, Ryu, JoelT and 5 others like this.
      3. Dino
        Dino
        reddit comments from seller: "It's more sentimental than anything, I don't expect them to be worth more money. I've had HD650s since I first started getting into HiFi ..."
        http://tinyurl.com/hfnvusn
        Jan 6, 2017
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        offer them $1 000 000
        Jan 7, 2017
    20. Vansen
      Vansen
      Noooooo... Carrie Fisher has passed away.
      1. brencho
        brencho
        Oh no.... I heard she had a heart attack the other day but thought she'd pull through... very sad.
        Dec 27, 2016
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      2. Enigmatic
        Enigmatic
        Ugh. A few more days till 2016 ends. Had been a cruel year.
        Dec 27, 2016
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      3. jayeshrc
        jayeshrc
        I JUST finished watching Rogue One today and was thinking about how they managed to make a young Princess Leia (and General Tarkin of course) for the movie. Damn.
        Dec 27, 2016
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