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  1. crenca
    1. crenca
      I wonder how much an audio rack that fixes this no doubt audible problem is going to cost me?
      Jul 13, 2020 at 4:26 PM
    2. skem
      Jul 13, 2020 at 4:58 PM
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    3. Jinxy245
      Jul 13, 2020 at 5:26 PM
  2. E_Schaaf
    The mix on the new Thundercat album is a sloshy mess. If you're going for fuzzy lo-fi, at least have some snap in the mids to keep the pace!
  3. Rthomas
    LCD4 bass heft,clarity,definition is from another dimension. I may be in love. SR80e 1st love, HD650 2nd love, HD800S respect but never love
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    2. E_Schaaf
      I've seen used ones sell as low as $2200 which doesn't seem ridiculous vs used Utopias or new Verite. I still prefer TH900 bass on everything but acoustic bass. LCD-4 bested my 2010 LCD-2s only modestly in resolve and articulation, but I still preferred the tone of my 2's. Still wouldn't want to have any of them as my only headphone.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 3:59 PM
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    3. m17xr2b
      Yes and no, LCD-4 has a very unique sound where if that's your cup of tea nothing else will do. Utopia sound is more mainstream with many headphones having a similar or better sound signature without the congested soundstage.
      Recently LCD4 has had better matching from the very random samples I've heard, still...buyer beware.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    4. dubharmonic
      The hifi shop down the street, which carried Audeze, closed down. My point of reference has changed so much in the last year that I think I need to hear it again!
      Jul 13, 2020 at 4:40 PM
  4. FlySweep
    I miss planars...
    1. E_Schaaf
      If you want to short-term trade whatever for a pair of mine (have LFFs, HFMs of all sorts, early LCD-2), that can be arranged.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    2. FlySweep
      @E_Schaaf thank you, my man! Much appreciated. Missing LFFs in particular, so I'll prob reach out if I go down that route.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 2:09 PM
    3. m17xr2b
      You miss low bass?
      Jul 13, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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  5. skem
  6. luckybaer
    I like this status update feature. Most of what I want to babble about would be noise in a real thread.
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    3. rtaylor76
      JK47 will throw a dislike for noise in the update. Be careful.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 4:07 PM
    4. JK47
      ^Simmer down sissy.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 4:46 PM
    5. rtaylor76
      ^Just speaking truths. Am I wrong?
      Jul 13, 2020 at 5:46 PM
  7. dark_energy
    I am thinking of selling my Dynamat modded HD650s for a good price to friends. Lemme know if you are interested.
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    2. dark_energy
      dark_energy Here you go. The pads do not look that bad, just these HD650 pads tend to start looking more grey or something. Phones are actually good and clean..
      Jul 13, 2020 at 12:41 PM
    3. dark_energy
      The cosmetic thing is common I believe, they wear out the paint on where they lay on your desk. Otherwise the paint is like brand new.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 12:42 PM
    4. dark_energy
      I am asking €220 for Friends. Otherwise €250. (Plus shipping)

      I bought mine for ~350Eur with shipping included. I got a good price...

      These are the New Driver HD650s.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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  8. YMO
    ZMF = Windows: If something breaks like headband it still works and easy to fix. Focal = Mac: If something breaks that's $2000. ^.^
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    2. Riotvan
      Fair enough but it depends on your pov. The analogy in my head is if you pick the right distro and hardware like picking the right amp and dac you can get some truly great results. If you know what you're doing you don't have to spend much but it will scale like mad. Think supercomputers etc.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 1:40 PM
    3. Riotvan
      Nowadays if you install Fedora it will work out of the box on most and even new hardware. Like you can plug 6xx's into a cheap amp and source and still get acceptable results.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 1:47 PM
    4. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      @YMO, "Mac is like an overpriced Fisher Price product. "
      I was subtly praising Linux against Windows: Absolutely not Mac.
      @Hands, My late-start computer days began with Unix; I loved it at first sight; I hated MS at first site.

      My early attempts with Red Hat, however, were a non starter. So, sadly, I left Linux alone for years.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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  9. shotgunshane
    Let the marginalization of all other headphone/iem measurements begin. All hail the new HF measurement emperor.
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    3. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      Inb4 ASR declares measurement war with Head fi.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    4. rtaylor76
      Brüel & Kjær! I thought they made a good espresso machine.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 1:07 PM
      FlySweep and YMO like this.
    5. shotgunshane
      Oh, your coupler only goes to 10k, mine measures longer and deeper.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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  10. dark_energy
    Feeling good and keeping it that way. You cant argue with life but you make the most out of it.
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    3. JK47
      I got sucked down the knife sharpening hole, I have various wet stones, a Tormek, the Wicked Edge, as well as various strops. It's rewarding to see the end result.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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    4. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      So you no longer cry while cutting onions? Well done.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 2:21 PM
    5. dark_energy
      Finish her up with leather and shes razor sharp
      Jul 13, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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  11. ChaChaRealSmooth
    I love/hate emotional plankton machines. Systems like that suck me in and I'm groovin'. But I can't listen and work, or do anything else.
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    2. neogeosnk
      What plankton machine are you currently operating?
      Jul 13, 2020 at 8:42 AM
    3. ChaChaRealSmooth
      Yggdrasil GS + Starlett/Jot R. It's too engaging for its own good, as well as hitting my personal preferences.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 10:55 AM
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    4. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      AKG Sextetts.

      Old but amazing in the right condition and right audio-systems.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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  12. JK47
    851N-->SW51+-->Well worn HD600 + "smoke" from neighbors kids + 80's Italo disco... WTF?
    1. Wilson, YMO, Koth Ganesh and 9 others like this.
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    3. YMO
      Gazebo yep their stuff isn't bad. Gary Low, Cilo, and others. My hard drive is full of that stuff, but on purposed they played some of it at the gay nightclubs like Hi-NRG. Still good stuff.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 10:49 AM
    4. JK47
      I have a dozen or so of the original vinyl 80's albums form Hong Kong labels, and a hand full of the recent Russian vinyl re-issues as well. I was fascinated by the 80's synth sound as a kid, still am.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    5. YMO
      @JK47 same, I love 80s synth stuff. Most of my Bandcamp purchases are stuff that's similar to the 80s. Those Analog Synth and Yamaha + Roland Digital stuff gets me going at work, like now.....
      Jul 13, 2020 at 11:06 AM
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  13. purr1n
    Reminder to self: Don't wrestle away Tasers from cops. Standard procedure requires them to go to their backup: the Glock or the Beretta.
    1. crenca, dasman66, dark_energy and 2 others like this.
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    3. Claritas
    4. Boops
      Pro move: wrestle the Glock away. Leave the taser.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 6:16 AM
      dark_energy likes this.
    5. dark_energy
      Boops computer is workig
      Jul 13, 2020 at 6:36 AM
  14. LetMeBeFrank
    In less than 2 weeks we're getting a 22kw Generac installed. Can't wait, these power outages are getting really old.
  15. bixby
    Klipsch Forte 1- My good friend who built the Pass Monoblocks listed a nice set of speakers on ebay. Local pickup, Loveland CO. FYI SOLD
    1. bixby
      Pm me if anyone is interested and I can put you in touch directly.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 1:18 PM
    2. E_Schaaf
      Fortes are my favorite Klipsch! What's the asking price, I'm curious?
      Jul 12, 2020 at 1:35 PM
    3. bixby
      $850 on ebay, probably less outside ebay.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 6:17 PM
  16. Boops
    Boops Gaspasser
    Can you settle a bet: on the procedure masks (not N95), which side faces out: white or blue?
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    3. fraggler
      At its most basic, the blue layer is hydrophobic to keep droplets on the surface, the middle layer is the filter, and the white layer is hydrophilic to absorb your droplets. Your stuff kept in, their stuff kept out.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 1:50 PM
      Lyander, tommytakis, bixby and 6 others like this.
    4. skem
      problem with wearing it correctly is that beard stubble tears up that white surface pretty fast.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 2:16 PM
      Melvillian and Gaspasser like this.
    5. imackler
      Masks and a beard are a pain. Not as bad as the alternative...
      Jul 12, 2020 at 8:29 PM
  17. Vtory
    Eriks Esenvalds's Translation (2020) sounds (sonically) goosebumping fantastic. Differently so with my headphones and speakers' rigs.
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    3. Hammy
      "A Drop In The Ocean" has a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" that is glorious. Amazing. "Into Unknown Worlds" has a version of "Amazing Grace" that is heavenly. Amazing. But both only available publicly in 16/44.1. I desperately want both of those tracks in high-res.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 12:22 AM
    4. Hammy
      These are audiophile recordings. One of the tracks I use to demo the difference between CD and high-res is the first track on "The Doors Of Heaven". The bass drum in that track is recorded in a church acoustic. The bass drum sounds more lifelike and real in the high-res version. Transient and room sound more real. Get both the CD and high-res and compare. My gear is Gungnir MB A1, Cavalli LF, LCD-2 Classic.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 2:05 AM
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    5. Vtory
      Very much agreed. Thoroughly enjoying it. Wow.
      Jul 13, 2020 at 8:46 AM
  18. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    Over time I find I cannot stand people without basic manners. It does not matter, who anymore if you lack basic manners, just no.
    1. sheldaze, SeanT, atomicbob and 5 others like this.
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    3. ChaChaRealSmooth
      Basic human consideration is all I ask and yet sometimes do not receive.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 12:48 PM
    4. atomicbob
      The wonders that may be accomplished with please, thank-you and a smile.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 2:01 PM
      GoodEnoughGear and SeanT like this.
    5. SeanT
      Having worked several years at a grocery store, I find a lack of manners is particularly annoying. I have a hard time dealing with people without patience as well.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 7:01 PM
      Deep Funk likes this.
  19. spwath
    Pretty sure the airconditioner at my house just broke. After washing machine just broke yesterday. And high of 95 today.
    1. spwath
      Air conditioning not broken! Just some weird light switch in the basement that needs to be on for it to work.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 8:33 AM
      LetMeBeFrank, SeanT, Pogo and 4 others like this.
    2. Enigmatic
      Having the same bout of luck with electronics here too. My step down transformer broke, followed by my Primare amplifier, within the same hour. *laughs*

      Albeit that I knew there's an issue with the amplifier and I'm scheduling time to have it serviced, and the step down transformer is some cheap Taobao stuff which had been buzzing... So there were signs.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 8:36 AM
  20. Lyander
    The Blackout (2019) is a thoroughly fun and surprisingly topical Russian sci-fi war thingy. Production looks not-cheap and has great shots.
    1. Lyander
      Also I cannot unsee that one of the dudes looks very much like Colin Farrell.

      It's not Great Cinema™, but it's as good popcorn fuel as any and the whole thing is pretty damn tight. I want loads of the tech they feature in this except for the transparent phones because... privacy.

      Oh and the characters didn't act completely gormless which is nice.
      Jul 12, 2020 at 7:46 AM