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  1. ColdsnapBry
    ColdsnapBry
    I bought a Hagerman Tuba, curious to compare it side by side with a SW51+.
  2. Vtory
    Vtory
    Glad to see Hive still holds its own despite Stax foray.
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  3. tommytakis
    tommytakis
    just bought some Taylor Swift vinyl
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    2. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Better be 420 gram
      Oct 26, 2021 at 10:53 PM
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  4. scblock
    scblock
    I sincerely regret ripping this CD I lost decades ago as a 160 kbps MP3. It does not sound good.
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    3. scblock
      scblock
      The band isn't obscure, but the album falls into one of those label black holes. This is one of the Yes albums that doesn't appear on most of the streaming services (Talk). Amazon will sell me a used copy for $82 though.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 9:21 PM
    4. scblock
      scblock
      Maybe I can find it on Discogs for a more reasonable price.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 9:22 PM
    5. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      I bought a used copy of it years ago for $8 or something. Nice album.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 10:07 PM
  5. Cellist88
    Cellist88
    Pixel 6 pro or iphone pro 2021? Which is more "pro"? Lol
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    2. YMO
      YMO
      Pro means your wallet
      Oct 26, 2021 at 5:47 PM
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  6. Merrick
    Merrick
    It's a Magma kind of afternoon.
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    3. Biodegraded
    4. Syzygy
      Syzygy
      The floor is lava.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 5:22 PM
    5. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      Attahk! Attahk! Attahk!
      Oct 26, 2021 at 7:05 PM
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  7. M3NTAL
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    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Holy crap that impulse response at 29min is incredible
      Oct 26, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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    3. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      i wonder if this scales up and you can make a huge panel of them
      Oct 26, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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  8. Vtory
    Vtory
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Why did I return? Simple.

      1.Lightweight (390g-ish in my scale) for what they can do.
      2.By far the most comfortable among I owned or heard for the past three years.
      3.Bring something good that other hps can hardly do to my table.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    4. Qildail
      Qildail
      Hard to believe something that presents that large weighs only 390g. (edit: not an argument; just an observation)
      Oct 26, 2021 at 11:27 AM
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Estat is always lighter haha. Magnet is unavoidably heavy (driver sizes and exterior material being equal) I think.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 11:36 AM
  9. spwath
    spwath
    Any suggestions on a nice soldering iron? Mine is bad and my parents want Christmas gift suggestions
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    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Oct 26, 2021 at 1:25 PM
    3. purr1n
      purr1n
      Go MetCal or go home. I threw my Weller into the trash. It's tool that you will use for a lifetime. PS-900 for a bit under $300. Better than any DAC. I use the MetCal almost every day professionally.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 5:17 PM
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    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Metcal is definitely premium
      Oct 26, 2021 at 10:50 PM
  10. sphinxvc
    sphinxvc
    So tired of planned obsolescence
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    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      The custom Android ROM game is still going somewhat strong but it's not as lively as it used to be about a decade back with the DarkyROM community and others; LineageOS supported the GT-i9000 Galaxy S up until 2017 it seems, but with how many models there are out now development is diffused.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    3. rlow
      rlow
      @Merrick Apple do seem to at least give the “appearance” of trying to be somewhat responsible and ethical regarding the environment and privacy (the child porn scanning thing notwithstanding). Privacy and device updatability were 2 of them main reasons I switched from Android to Apple.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    4. Qildail
      Qildail
      I think we audio types are acutely sensitive to this phenomenon. Some of us are still rocking 40-50+ year old gear - planned obsolescence is crux anathema to the hobby.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 11:32 AM
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  11. ChaChaRealSmooth
    ChaChaRealSmooth
    Weird listening day. Hearing balance is absolutely awful, but somehow music is still completely mesmerizing.
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    3. Collusion
      Collusion
      @Thad E Ginathom I think it will still be a couple of years before this is available to the public. That is, if it passes all phases of clinical trials.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 12:14 PM
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    4. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      @Collusion, thanks. Wonder if I can hold out! Fingers crossed :)
      Oct 26, 2021 at 12:45 PM
    5. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      @Collusion that's amazing actually....I will be keeping tabs on this. Too much hanging out in nightclubs in my college years with no hearing protection is something I can take back
      Oct 26, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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  12. Vtory
    Vtory
    DHL often does wonder in oversea shipping. How do they deliver stuffs from JPN to US in 3 days? Prol no premium svc paid by the seller.
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    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      DHL may sometimes screw things up but that could just be specific to my neck of the woods where they sometimes forget necessary paperwork. Great for local though, yep/
      Oct 25, 2021 at 11:45 PM
    4. Tama77
      Tama77
      I happened to ship a 1.8 kg package to S. Korea from Canada last week using DHL express and it only took 3 business days as well.
      Shipping was insane at $290usd including the $65 insurance. That was also using the 35% off coupon code.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 1:10 AM
    5. YMO
      YMO
      I like DHL from overseas to US since the shipping rate on average is cheaper than me using DHL to ship something out of the US.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 6:48 AM
  13. E_Schaaf
    E_Schaaf
    does anyone with a MiniDSP EARS adjust their FR compensation curve for supra-aural headphones?
    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      I believe it would be very challenging. On theory, perfectly neutral on-ear will have a little peak around concha resonance freq if compensated via over-ear curve. But nobody knows exact delta in decibel/Q..
      Oct 25, 2021 at 7:32 PM
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      The best way on your end is to find several different "neutrally sounding" on-ear products on lower to mid treble, and take an average for their lower treble peak. Then add this peak to the over-ear compensation curve. Just a thought. (note: what I originally commented was flawed)
      Oct 25, 2021 at 7:46 PM
    3. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      From on-ears testing (e.g. Fostex TH-7), I found my custom over-ear comp curve to work just fine. You might need to apply artificial side pressure to overcome the excessively stiff dummy ears though.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 8:45 AM
  14. spwath
    spwath
    So far life after college is... pretty much exactly like college. But I have more money. Having good times...
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    2. GanGreinke
      GanGreinke
      I have a colleague whose son worked at EPIC. She described it as being in college again, including the part where most people leave after 4 years for something else.
      Oct 25, 2021 at 5:54 PM
    3. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      If you really want to make a difference I suggest you arrange to experience the lives of your customers. Go on ride-alongs with paramedics in prehospital situations. Shadow attendings in the ER. Observe OR operations. Spend time in the ICU and NICU. That is what I did to learn how to better serve those working on the front lines of medical performance.
      Oct 25, 2021 at 10:06 PM
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    4. spwath
      spwath
      @atomicbob yeah, looks like there is plenty of opportunity to do that, once I finish my training. Would be interesting to see the hospital side, and even better if it was in a cool location
      Oct 26, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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  15. yotacowboy
    yotacowboy
    fire up new Big Red Machine. goddamit justin you artsy asshole, quit with the autotune horse shit. #couldabeenepic #butwhelp
    1. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      edit: Aaron Dressner, thank you for not fucking things up further!
      Oct 25, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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  16. Vtory
    Vtory
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      @Techikoma

      Wait, is it cold to you? Did you mean it's on the colder side among entire Stax spectrum? My a couple of meet impressions were rather the opposite (a little soft and warmer than the rest). By "spectrum", I'd like to include at least 009, 007, and legacy lambdas.

      Not very familiar with 007 versions tho (kinda unsure between a, mk1, mk2, 2.5, 2.9, etc etc oh well)
      Oct 25, 2021 at 11:06 PM
    3. Tachikoma
      Tachikoma
      No, not cold sounding, it just isn't as involving as vintage Staxen like the SR-5. Its fine as a daily driver, but I will usually switch to something else if I really want to feel the music.

      Better (more powerful) amplification did help, but that "boringness" is a part of its nature.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 1:02 AM
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Oh, now I see. I heard that "boring" thing a bit although they did several things well if I recall correctly.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 1:28 AM
  17. Vtory
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    3. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I didn't see any performance/watt charts. Which has got to be mind boggling
      Oct 25, 2021 at 12:25 PM
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      You can generate such charts based on numbers Anandtech figured out. haha.

      With M1 pro or max's great performance, energy efficiency, and large mini-led display, I'm afraid that my next development machine might be MBP instead of multi-grand AMD/Nvidia PC. Oh well.
      Oct 25, 2021 at 9:02 PM
    5. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      If you get one please test the headphone output with high impedance headphones
      Oct 26, 2021 at 11:11 AM
  18. rlow
    rlow
    Bought used Focal Elex. These will be only the 2nd over-ear cans I’ve owned, other than HD650. Hoping for an alternative to the Senn veil.
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    2. rlow
      rlow
      Will be used with Lyr 3, Modi Multibit and Pi2AES.
      Oct 25, 2021 at 9:38 AM
    3. Erroneous
      Erroneous
      Elex are good cans. In the right system though, "Senn veil" doesn't exist.
      Oct 26, 2021 at 9:42 PM
  19. Kunlun
    Kunlun
    My dad told me there's a new movie out called "Dunes"
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    2. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      The book dates back to 1965. I'm not an SF freak, but I read it a few years after that. Dads /should/ have heard of it!
      Oct 25, 2021 at 2:41 PM
    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I passed the book on to a lecturer at college, pointing out certain passages that accorded with some of his weird theories. As a result, he struck up a correspondence with Frank Herbert!
      Oct 25, 2021 at 2:44 PM
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    4. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      I heard a guy talk about it on the radio this morning...he read a quick synopsis and was like, "Sounds kind of like Star Wars."
      Oct 25, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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  20. Taverius
    Taverius
    Put down the order for a Steam Deck. Realized I don't have a good closed headphone it can drive. 177X Go?
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    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Beyer just came out with a Pro X line. This includes DT 770 Pro X. No idea how they compare but I feel like they deserve a review
      Oct 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM
    3. Taverius
      Taverius
      Prelim accounts rate the 700 Pro X as "hotter" and "more aggressive" than the 770 Pro. Sound like Mt. Beyer is still going strong?
      Oct 25, 2021 at 9:44 AM
    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      eeeeeee
      Oct 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM