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  1. HotRatSalad
    Who's using hella/fulla setups on PS5? How's it ? using stereo headphones and fiddle with 3d sound settings USB out is my usage plans.
  2. E_Schaaf
    Moving from wood floors + fabric/plastic furniture to concrete floors + leather/wood furniture - sounds different, more vibrant and jumpy!
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    2. Gazny
      Concrete headphone coming up?
      Oct 20, 2021 at 6:49 PM
  3. Vtory
    Stax has been out of my sight for decades. Today L700.2 loaner in the house. 3 hrs of listening followed. Now wanting my pair desperately.
    1. Vtory
      I should admire Edifier. They fixed every singe issue that annoyed me during my previous Stax days (Lambda pros, LS, LNS, 207, 507, and 009). Bass heft is still not a strong suit. But this detail, this resolution, and beautifully refined highs. Awesome enough to overwhelm me.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 4:17 PM
    2. ogodei
      L700 and 007 always compete for top performer in my book. What amp were you using?
      Oct 20, 2021 at 5:36 PM
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    3. Vtory
      @ogodei Now rocking with 353x and Kgsshv (loaner). 353x seems lightly modded as per the ex owner tho.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 6:51 PM
  4. YMO
    Am I an asshole when a homeless person asking $ and then I tell them get a job since now hiring signs are everywhere?
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    2. yotacowboy
      nah, you're just a low-level asshole generally. It's integral to libertarianism! :wink: It's cool.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 4:54 PM
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    3. E_Schaaf
      Begging probably pays better than minimum wage. No taxes either and with more autonomy in your schedule.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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    4. rlow
      Homelessness has virtually nothing to do with laziness. In addition what @Cspirou said, most cannot get or hold down a job due to addiction, mental health, physical health, criminal record, etc. Not to mention it’s hard to get a job without an alarm to wake up, a shower to clean up, or a phone to be reached for an interview. There are many, many reasons, the least of which is willingness to get a job.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 6:07 PM
  5. Lyander
    Magni/Modi 3+ stack is surprisingly good but what do I know I'm out of critical listening practise. Holy jambams.
    1. Collusion
      Well timed posting, I actually just received a Modi 3 (OG) & Magni 3+ stack today myself. Pretty good dac&pre combo for my small Genelecs @work. The headamp part is still waiting to be tested though.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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    2. Lyander
      Too early for solid impressions but suffice to say the combo makes sense and makes me happy. I actually should have had these in months ago but uh... pandemic, Philippine post, and loaner scheds contrived to make a significant delay haha
      Oct 20, 2021 at 9:33 AM
    3. yotacowboy
      I hope this stack keeps you happy for a while! Time to get lost in the music and not the gear!
      Oct 20, 2021 at 5:04 PM
  6. rhythmdevils
    I just accidentally signed up for a family subscription for Microsoft 365 which gives me 5 accounts for100$/yr. Anyone want to go in on it?
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    2. Lyander
      I'm on the same plan and use two of the accounts for cloud storage because the rest of my family couldn't be arsed to make MS accounts. GLWS haha.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 8:26 AM
    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Devil's semen...
      Oct 20, 2021 at 8:27 AM
    4. rott
      Quite generous of you. I'd bite if not for already being enrolled via employer discount, and only thing I dislike is the upload speed to OneDrive for multi-GB directories with hundreds of large files.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 2:53 PM
  7. Garns
    Might just have bought an FOTM DAC
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    2. rhythmdevils
      iPhone dongle?
      Oct 20, 2021 at 1:53 AM
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    3. Boops
      Rock - na - Wave - Light - *clap* - *clap* - *clap clap clap*
      Oct 20, 2021 at 5:26 AM
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    4. Garns
      Almost all of those syllables are correct!
      Oct 20, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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  8. Claud
    Lately playing with my VE V8 and CA Solaris SE and Soft Ears RSV
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    2. rhythmdevils
      Here’s a great cheaper cable you might want to try. You can get it without angled MCXX connectors and with an ear hook if you ask. It’s a bit thicker than stock iem cables but it’s super flexible so it doesn’t matter. This cable sounds as good as 400$ OCC full size headphone cables.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 2:02 AM
  9. CEE TEE
    1. CEE TEE
      CEE TEE
      I’m a fan of his. He slightly changed the lyrics and definitely changed the song’s meaning.
      Oct 19, 2021 at 7:19 PM
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    2. rhythmdevils
      I like the guy too. Thanks for the link buddy!
      Oct 20, 2021 at 1:56 AM
    3. Skyline
      I hate it when people cover my favorite bands, but if you're going to do it, then really make it your own. I love this version so much.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 5:29 AM
  10. Merrick
    Pink Floyd’s catalog is now available in hi-res from your favorite hi-res merchant. 2011 masterings without any limiting applied.
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    3. rott
      Are the CDs from the 2011 Discovery box set affected by limiting?
      Oct 20, 2021 at 3:09 PM
    4. Merrick
      @rott I don’t know if every last one has limiting, but several of the 2011 CDs in the Discovery box do.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 5:42 PM
    5. HotRatSalad
      I think dsotm through the wall had some limiting but still good mastering if you don't spin wax or find others.
      Oct 20, 2021 at 6:19 PM
  11. spwath
    I just won an Amp Camp Amp!!! Build log coming once I get in in about 2 weeks.
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    2. Cspirou
      This latest one is push-pull like the F5
      Oct 19, 2021 at 1:15 PM
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    3. yotacowboy
      high efficiency horn loaded something-or-other!
      Oct 19, 2021 at 4:34 PM
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    4. loadexfa
      I won the same. This will be my first build. :)
      Oct 19, 2021 at 8:41 PM
  12. insidious meme
    insidious meme
    ZMF Verite Open thru the Black Widow 2 tonight.
  13. DigMe
    Hulu announces Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part II! 8 episode series.
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    3. DigMe
      Mel Brooks will not be able to resist absurd Hitler in some form for sure.
      Oct 19, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    4. fraggler
      I am fascinated to see how his humor translates to this era. I grew up on it and love it, but from content to delivery, might be a tough sell nowadays.
      Oct 19, 2021 at 10:51 AM
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    5. Cspirou
      @fraggler - I believe Spaceballs is one of those movies that has found a strong audience with the current generation.
      Oct 19, 2021 at 1:14 PM
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  14. bixby
    Going to a single name will still not make your music worth a crap to me. Sorry Ye!
    1. Stuff Jones
      Stuff Jones
      I don't know, it seems to work for the Brazilians.
      Oct 19, 2021 at 8:46 AM
  15. neo_the_one
    Is audiophile, market still a niche category? Companies like Audeze, ifi, schiit, do they compete with mainstream companies like Beast,Bose?
    1. neo_the_one
      I am guessing its still high margin business vs high volume? Or is the answer much more nuanced and use-case specific?
      Oct 18, 2021 at 2:27 PM
    2. rlow
      Lol. Bose and Beats would each crush Schiit, Ifi and Audeze combined with the weight of the cash they take in each year. Look them up on Wikipedia, they do like $3.6 and $1.5 BILLION respective in annual revenue. Bose has 7000+ employees. Beats is owned by Apple. Those other companies all probably have less than 100 employees each.
      Oct 18, 2021 at 4:42 PM
  16. murphythecat
    Kinda wish to downgrade from the Utopia, but after a year with the Utopia going back to the hd650 is a big meh.
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    2. Syzygy
      ETA GenG
      Oct 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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    3. murphythecat
      @m17xr2b didnt the hd650 bass get on your nerve?
      my two critics for the 650 are poor bass but most importantly, that lower treble coloration. Ill try to go back to hd650 for a couple of days before making a definite judgment
      Oct 19, 2021 at 8:19 AM
    4. murphythecat
      its kinda fascinating comparing hd650 vs Utopia. the fact that even they can be compared is mildly annoying.

      for any real world music (acoustic, jazz, classical) it seem slike Utopia are clear winners.
      enter shitty recordings aka all electronica or electronically generated sounds, rap/hip-hop and then the hd650 veil often helps. Aphex twin sounds better on 650
      Oct 19, 2021 at 11:06 AM
  17. Merrick
    Gungnir Multibit A1/Ragnarok 1.5 sounding especially good today. Funny how the same system can sound so different from session to session.
    1. rhythmdevils
      But the Yggdrasil is so much bigger :)
      Oct 18, 2021 at 11:32 AM
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    2. Merrick
      @rhythmdevils If you want to donate your LiM to my "not able to afford any upgrades for the foreseeable future" charity, I will be able to confirm that statement :)
      Oct 18, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    3. Qildail
      I'm convinced it's state of mind as much if not more than state of environment. Definitely both in play though. Everything from how this morning's coffee was to how much pollen is in the air plays its little part.
      Oct 18, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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  18. earnmyturns
    Verité open blackwood + Be2 pads, >100h : superior dynamics, presence for jazz double bass and drums, fastest of all my ZMFs.
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  19. rlow
    Every time I misplace one of my TWS earphones, I wonder if it will be for the last time.
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    2. rlow
      True story, I dropped one of them outside last year while I was doing work on my shed, and it stayed there on the ground all winter (including under snow). Found it in the spring and it worked great! Sony WF-1000xm3
      Oct 17, 2021 at 4:37 PM
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    3. DigMe
      Those little shits like to roll off into the most inconvenient places.
      Oct 18, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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  20. CEE TEE
    NEW Nelson PASS YouTube Channel kicking off today:
    1. dubharmonic
      don't forget to like & subscribe
      Oct 17, 2021 at 3:08 PM