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  1. Vtory
    Didn't want to part from them but.. 8XX packed and now ready to ship out to the next sbaf fellow.
  2. schiit
    We apparently make imaginary products, based on parts availability these days.
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    2. schiit
      Schiit clock? Emotiva did one. I'm afraid of microprocessor availability though.
      Jan 28, 2022 at 6:18 PM
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    3. schiit
      However, though, no panic necessary. It just means more stuff to redesign. Or, in Time Bandits parlance: "Dead? No excuse for laying off work!"
      Jan 28, 2022 at 6:19 PM
    4. gixxerwimp
      Aren't we all missing life BCE (before Covid era)
      Jan 28, 2022 at 10:13 PM
  3. Justin S
    Justin S
    Got a good deal on a nice used pair of Focal Elex headphones. While not a radical change from the HD600s, they're different.
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    2. rlow
      Yep, crisp, good word. I had good results with a different set of interconnects between dac and amp too (something a bit smoother and less incisive than my usual).
      Jan 28, 2022 at 1:07 PM
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    3. Justin S
      Justin S
      Thanks for this. I'm using vanilla Canare 4E6S between the dac and Jot2 right now. I have a pair of tinned mogami and tinned Deulands around. I'll try those out, too.
      Jan 28, 2022 at 1:40 PM
    4. SoupRKnowva
      I really like Elex, its what I use at my desk all day while working. Its not so good as to be distracting like a Utopia would be, but its still awesome and gets me boppin
      Jan 28, 2022 at 2:44 PM
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  4. Collusion
    Currently testing an Audio Research DAC 8.
    1. Collusion
      This really needs some warming up before any serious listening can be done. Sounds like shit when cold.
      Jan 28, 2022 at 7:29 AM
  5. ergopower
    Welp, found a use case for a pair of ZMF Classics I bought from here last summer.
    1. ergopower
      With the winter we’re having, riding outside is pretty rare, so it’s usually 3x/week in the basement on the trainer. Most of my headphones are open back, too much trainer & fan noise comes through. Didn’t really like the Classics, too bassy for me. But I tried them this week, and damn if they don’t sound great on the trainer. Not sure why, but I’ll take it. Music is all that gets me through longer sessions.
      Jan 27, 2022 at 8:16 PM
    2. rhythmdevils
      How do you exercise with full size headphones? Sounds like a sweaty mess and like they'd get annoying as hell.
      Jan 28, 2022 at 5:31 AM
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    3. ergopower
      I don't do much interval work anymore, the basement is just below 60, and I have a beast of a fan.
      Jan 28, 2022 at 8:46 AM
  6. imackler
    Gaudio Nair. Satisfying. Thought to myself, "Not sure why I'd ever get rid of these." Mostly classical so far but very promising...
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    2. YMO
      Heck yeah!!!
      Jan 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM
  7. Hjulbyhavn
    Power: On
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    2. neogeosnk
      Sony Bluetooth headphones!
      Jan 27, 2022 at 10:53 PM
  8. Qildail
    I'm not saying it's @Azimuth's fault I have a package of ECC84 tubes on my desk, but if anyone asks, the blame is going that way.
    1. Cryptowolf, fraggler, Merrick and 3 others like this.
    2. Azimuth
      Just post your thoughts. :)
      Jan 27, 2022 at 12:14 PM
  9. Claud
    VE EXT has landed and is burning in for a week with its PWA First times cable.
  10. yotacowboy
    Mini-system synergy: MBP-->RU6 (NOS)-->JARHD650
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    2. RestoredSparda
      Jan 27, 2022 at 7:35 AM
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    3. yotacowboy
      high gain, SE out, volume around 88-92 (pretty close to maxed out)
      Jan 27, 2022 at 10:37 AM
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    4. Merrick
      Amazing how many high ohm or power hungry headphones sound very nice out of the RU6. The good synergy goes far beyond what the designers intended.
      Jan 27, 2022 at 2:07 PM
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  11. YMO
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    3. YMO
      Jan 27, 2022 at 1:34 PM
    4. ChaChaRealSmooth
      Bruh I ain't putting out for free though wtf
      Jan 27, 2022 at 3:30 PM
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    5. Merrick
      Jan 27, 2022 at 3:34 PM
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  12. Vtory
    Trying my best to rule out 8xx. I don't really need another side-grading hp.. and should save up for sus. Must resist.
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    3. Philimon
      BP800. @Bill-P said he'll send one on loaner tour, but I can send you mine if there is much delay. I'm no lvl42 mod wizard so I'd suggest waiting for his.
      Jan 27, 2022 at 10:14 AM
    4. Vtory
      @E_Schaaf Fair point. And I've never been able to real apple to apple comparison. But a series of bad memories discourage. Maybe I am more skillful now than before, but wasn't happy with anything I eqed. On non-eq front, all the mods I heard or owned could not pass sibilance and shoutiness tests.
      Jan 27, 2022 at 10:50 AM
    5. Vtory
      @Philimon Tour will be interesting. I'll definitely join. As of now, however, I don't regard its comfort any higher than Eta Genesis. 6x0 headband is what I'd immediately avoid for now (hate pressure points on top). No matter how great they may sound.
      Jan 27, 2022 at 10:51 AM
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  13. Vtory
    I still think 800's ergonomics is way better than 6x0's. The former fairly comfortable while the latter unacceptable. Might be the only guy.
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    2. Ksorota
      I agree with this to some extend. 6X0 eventually gets to a great comfort level with some stretching of the band. The 800 starts off very comfortable and disappears on your head faster.
      Jan 27, 2022 at 4:22 AM
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    3. Philimon
      6X0 clamp is strong and the pads are pretty stiff as well. So yes, very uncomfortable when new. Needs break-in. Cup articulation is good but maybe you need more?
      Jan 27, 2022 at 10:13 AM
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  14. E_Schaaf
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    2. Inoculator
      I didn't realize this model was already this far along! Can't wait to check this out.
      Jan 26, 2022 at 9:58 PM
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    3. penguins
      Hopefully not the wrong place to ask but there's no thread yet so: I'm assuming this is the evolution of the same supra-aural you guys had at socal meet. Are there any plans to make the same sounding headphone in a HD600 series compatible headband + cup?

      Apologies in advance if this is addressed elsewhere and I missed it.
      Jan 26, 2022 at 10:58 PM
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  15. atomicbob
    atomicbob earnmyturns
    1. GoodEnoughGear
      SilentPC a great option. I built a fanless PC in a regular case using the Nofan CR-80EH with some quiet fans that are basically silent at <400rpm. I'm using the recent Intel temperature throttling to control temps. If there's just music playing I can shut the fans off completely without issue.
      Jan 27, 2022 at 3:26 AM
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  16. bixby
    RE: Phishing emails about Norton renewal, breaking through gmail spam filters. WTF uses Norton?
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  17. Tchoupitoulas
    Sweet - two loaner pairs of headphones show up at once. I've had worse birthdays! Thanks SBAF.
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    2. Jinxy245
      Happy Birthday!
      Jan 27, 2022 at 11:09 AM
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  18. philipmorgan
    Anyone know if UAPP can lock the device volume control on Android when the device itself is lockd? (but still allow vol ctrl from BT player)
  19. Inoculator
    Just found out my Tavish Adagio will be ready soon! Folks interested in a loaner tour of my Tavish Vintage phono before I offload it?
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    2. Gazny
      Jan 26, 2022 at 12:49 PM
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    3. gaspasser
      Yeah, great idea! I’m game!
      Jan 27, 2022 at 1:50 PM
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  20. ductrung3993
    any paypal alternative for bank-connected transfer between US and Canada, with seller and buyer protection please?
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    2. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I use Wise (nee Transferwise) to send money from GB to India. They changed their name quite some time back.

      Yes, it is a good service. But it is aimed at financial transfer only, and I don't think there are any buyer/seller mechanisms or protections built in.
      Jan 26, 2022 at 9:11 AM
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    3. philipmorgan
      Wise has worked well for me with international xfers both coming and going; I don't think they offer paypal-style buyer protection.
      Jan 26, 2022 at 11:49 AM
    4. ductrung3993
      thank guys. I'm trying to sell something to the US buyer hence that's why i'm looking for mutual protection. I did have good experience with Wise though (unless Paypal who charge me $30 on a $300 transaction lately and is just douchey in general)
      Jan 26, 2022 at 4:47 PM