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  1. Cspirou
    Ready for the next level of DIY. Anyone have a bare GPU PCB?
  2. Walderstorn
    LTA V3's are such a (very) crazy set of great quality HP's. These will become my daily drivers. How can a single dude have made these...
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    2. Koth Ganesh
      Koth Ganesh
      has he started shipping units?
      Jul 24, 2021 at 5:49 AM
    3. k4rstar
      yea buddy, I got a v1 and v3 coming in 2 weeks
      Jul 24, 2021 at 7:35 AM
  3. Marvey
    up next: RD modded HE560 and Fostex
    1. Wilson, JellyRhino, cameng318 and 4 others like this.
    2. k4rstar
      o snap
      Jul 23, 2021 at 8:41 PM
  4. E_Schaaf
    Had to immortalize an adorable moment with a new avatar. Thank you Bandit for modeling my cans better than I ever could.
    1. obsiCO, Lurker, Lyander and 7 others like this.
  5. jacq
    Found my UERM customs today and it was a blast from the past. So much has changed on my end but how's everyone? :)
    1. obsiCO, Lyander, Walderstorn and 3 others like this.
    2. Marvey
      Oh gosh, didn't those use to be my old UERMs? Yeah, some part of me wishes I still had them. Welcome back. How was your journey away?
      Jul 23, 2021 at 7:50 PM
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    3. jacq
      I think one of the drivers have died or my hearing is not as good as it has been in the past. My trip was great! I remember meeting with Lieven from Headfonia for the first time and we met again the year after when I went back.

      Love seeing this forum still being active as ever Marv, I don't wanna go back to audio just yet but I'd love to dive into speakers when I decide to. Hope things are well on your end!
      Jul 24, 2021 at 6:22 AM
  6. imackler
    Does anyone have an external CD drive you really like? I bought one off of Amazon for $30 but it's been horrible... Going to rip cds.
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    3. Mystic
    4. zonto
      I'd recommend looking into the Asus BW-16D1X-U. From what I can tell, it's the external version of the Asus BW-16D1HT, which is the AccurateRip accuracy leader from the last DBpoweramp results I could find:

      Looked into this recently as I build an SFF PC and am not sure I'll be able to fit an internal drive into whatever case I end up with.
      Jul 23, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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    5. Raimei Templar
      Raimei Templar
      I dont know if they sell them outside of Japan but the Pioneer one I have has been quite good. It is a little loud at times but it works really well and has never failed to read any CDs that were possible to read. Quite expensive though, think mine was about 90 dollars when I bought it a few years ago.
      Jul 23, 2021 at 4:46 PM
  7. Walderstorn
    FCKKKK Windows Updates. Every damn time it screws up something. Now the sound is crackling.
    1. bixby and penguins like this.
    2. bixby
      if using check that your asio latency settings did not get borked if you use a non default.
      Jul 23, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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  8. Jinxy245
    Haven't read the book (my bad) but the new Dune series looks really good...
    1. Jinxy245
    2. loadexfa
      Looking forward to it! Still mad about Game of Thrones, he really needs to finish those damn books.
      Jul 23, 2021 at 10:46 AM
  9. archerious
    archerious thegunner100
    You still into VNs?
    1. thegunner100
      No, not much any more. I'm mostly just waiting for Kara no Shoujo 3 to be translated and for the rest of the Fault series. I'll probably try to finish the Grisaia series some day as well.
      Jul 23, 2021 at 11:01 AM
  10. Serious
    Hate to say this, but I'm immensely enjoying the AirPods Max in general.
    1. obsiCO, Mystic, scblock and 1 other person like this.
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    3. loadexfa
      I also like mine and agree with all your thoughts. Will be comparing them to an Audeze Penrose loaner sometime next week. I had comfort issues, Dekoni nuts, I mean nuggets, fixed it.
      Jul 22, 2021 at 9:03 PM
    4. Serious
      Might have to compare against the Audeze Penrose aswell. The rtings measurements look similar enough that I'm sure I'd love the tonality on that thing, too.
      PM-3 with HA-2 is another interesting comparison. From what I've heard so far, kinda on even footing.
      Jul 23, 2021 at 3:01 AM
    5. Merrick
      I’m sure they sound good but the price tag kills it for me. I use my AirPods Pro all the time, so convenient and useful.
      Jul 23, 2021 at 11:56 AM
  11. Azimuth
    Just got offered a new job at my company that is much more ME and comes with a nice pay!
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    2. YMO
      Give me a pay raise I need some.
      Jul 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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    3. Merrick
      Mazel tov!
      Jul 23, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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    4. Cryptowolf
      That’s great news. Congrats
      Jul 23, 2021 at 1:34 PM
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  12. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    The worst part about doing things on-line is the fact that you need accounts for even tiny things. You will fill a book with accounts...
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    3. Woland
      @Ksaurav402 But that locks you further into google / facebook I know people who wanted to quit Facebook, and ended up being locked out of unrelated websites.
      Jul 22, 2021 at 3:28 PM
    4. Woland
      @JustAnotherRando Lastpass family has been a great investment. Without much effort, we end up with form auto-filling of name+address+etc, secure logins for every site, two factor authentication with physical keys, password sharing in family and only one password to remember per person.
      Jul 22, 2021 at 3:30 PM
    5. Merrick
      Another vote for password managers. 1Password saves my life every day.
      Jul 23, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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  13. spwath
    Kanye releasing new album tomorrow/ live event tonight.
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    2. Senorx12562
      Oooooh, Kanye, be still my ❤.
      Jul 22, 2021 at 1:09 PM
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    3. yotacowboy
      Rolling Stones "No Filter" tour for 2021 announced. Did they just jump the "coming out of COVID lockdown" shark? Pent up demand for wheelchairs-and-walkers-rock?
      Jul 22, 2021 at 4:44 PM
      Thad E Ginathom and Biodegraded like this.
    4. Biodegraded
      @yotacowboy yes - because Elton John is also all over Europe & N America 2021 & 2022. "Farewell Yellow Brick Road."
      Jul 22, 2021 at 5:37 PM
  14. Marvey
    NBA Finals. Wut? When did that happen?
    1. Cspirou
      Been a super busy sports time
      Jul 21, 2021 at 10:36 PM
  15. GoldfishX
    Dragonforce's Killer Elite GH album is a great remaster/remix of their stuff. Space between instruments now, not an all out wall of sound <3
  16. rlow
    RIP Jerry Granelli, a brilliant jazz drummer (and artist) who played on one of my favourite albums, A Charlie Brown Christmas.
  17. Cspirou
    Just found out that those audio guides in museums often have 3.5mm inputs. When visiting museums be sure you pack some IEMs with you!
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    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Don't you mean /outputs/ ?
      Jul 22, 2021 at 2:35 AM
    4. Cspirou
      Jul 22, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    5. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I figured. An input is where one inputs the plug :)
      Jul 22, 2021 at 12:23 PM
  18. Cspirou
    1. k4rstar
      something custom. onken bass cabinet with JBL2241. midhorn is a tractrix but can't see more
      Jul 20, 2021 at 11:24 PM
    2. Cspirou
      Jul 21, 2021 at 12:48 AM
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    3. spwath
      Wonder why they ended up at an off white fashion show
      Jul 21, 2021 at 8:50 AM
  19. Gazny
    Is it possible to rip a Blu-spec cd? my dvd drive says no. In a conundrum acquiring these flac files
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    2. Gazny
      Turns out there is many sub genres of cd. It is a little bit of fun, just picked this one up to rip it and maybe hear a difference, music is great. Just wish I could unlock the digital files onto my storage
      Jul 20, 2021 at 6:58 PM
    3. Azteca
      Huh, really? My understanding is it is like a regular CD in all ways except it was pressed using Blu-ray production equipment, ie more accurate lasers. If it can play in a regular player, don't know why it shouldn't rip. Try multiple drives and programs - dBPoweramp, EAC, Cueripper.
      Jul 21, 2021 at 12:11 PM
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    4. Gazny
      Thought so too, but it was unreadable on my dvd drive on my laptop. I might be able to try it on other devices, but it is unrecognizable on my laptop.

      I considered a bluray slim drive, a few on ebay. I will update this with my progress and maybe make a thread into my cd format adventures
      Jul 21, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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  20. rott
    Israel, occupation, ice cream - not to make light of a complex situation, but had to laugh at reference to the "Mintifada"
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    2. Claritas
      Jul 20, 2021 at 8:16 PM
    3. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Imagine the scandal if the mint was not fresh but frozen. People would have gone Gordon Ramsay over that...
      Jul 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM