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Just also wanted to say, I fucking love this community Nov 27, 2022 at 5:47 AM

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    1. caute
      caute
      Just also wanted to say, I fucking love this community
    2. caute
      caute
      1. caute
        caute
        they cover a wide range of genres and post consistently good tracks. It's so often about the gear here (that is what we're for though, audio, not SBMF) that we forget there's universes of music we haven't listened to yet, and that we should always be unceasingly forging a path toward new and beautiful planets
        Nov 27, 2022 at 5:43 AM
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Try Oingo Boingo. Danny Elfman is very interesting with his musical choices.
        Nov 27, 2022 at 4:55 PM
    3. caute
      caute
      selling all my gear for 8 pairs of mid fi hp, 12 pair chifi iem, a topping DAC/amp and reading Reddit only
      1. Vansen
        Nov 14, 2022
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      2. zottel
        zottel
        Ah! Now it dawns on me what the term “audiophool” really means.
        Nov 14, 2022
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    4. caute
      caute
      Forced to use my LCD-X without eq, think i honestly like it better this way...
      1. Vtory and Qildail like this.
      2. Philimon
        Philimon
        Blasphemy
        Nov 12, 2022
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "Forced to use my LCD-X without eq"

        ???

        The big guys with baseball bats?

        "Move very slowly... Reset the EQ. ... ... Zero it out! ... ... ..."

        "Put... on... the... headphones..."

        "Press Play..."

        "Now TALK! Tell us: how are you enjoying the music NOW?"
        Nov 13, 2022
        Qildail and caute like this.
    5. caute
      caute
      Know these have been out for a while now, but if you haven't already & you value battery life, don't update to iOS 16 or macOS Ventura.
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        I dislike iOS 16 because there are too many settings and choices. Many had this complaint about Android, though it never bothered me when I used it (2011–16). But one of the strengths of iOS used to be that even a boomer housewife could figure out the settings without asking. That was lost by iOS 15; and it's considerably worse in 16.
        Nov 12, 2022
      3. caute
        caute
        Agreed, and it's not intuitive—the settings that you can customize. Definitely boomer-proof. It's a wonder why they did it, were there really people with pitchforks at the loop demanding rather silly and badly implemented customizations?
        Nov 12, 2022
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      4. caute
        caute
        Downgraded to Monterey and got my 16 hours per charge back, when I was lucky to get 6 on Ventura. But downgrading to iOS 15.7 hasn’t shown the same battery life as before… perhaps it’s a hardware issue?
        Nov 18, 2022
    6. caute
      caute
      Why is my cold Gungnir shouting directly into my ears? Being so shrill with me? It wasn't my fault it lost power...
      1. Claritas likes this.
      2. caute
        caute
        Seriously—everything sounds truly awful, especially horns, it's so weirdly bright I have to turn the vol down to compensate. Timbre? What timbre? I just taste metal. When I first listened to it, the DAC had been powered on for 2 days straight. ignorance rly is bliss, everyone
        Nov 7, 2022
    7. caute
      caute
      Pi2AES not working again :( reflashed volumio, but ethernet is hooked up to kid's gaming rig so I can't re-initialize it just yet
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I've been on moode for several years now, I had nothing but issues with volumio, and I haven't had any with moode.
        Nov 7, 2022
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      3. Joshvar
        Joshvar
        Volumio chewed through SD cards almost as fast as Home Assistant for me - moOde has been solid for me as well.
        Nov 8, 2022
      4. caute
        caute
        reflashed to moOde and everything is working! Using airplay with Tidal, seems like a cheaper option as well as being way more stable—no more cutouts or skips!
        Nov 12, 2022
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    8. caute
      caute
      My LCD-X & 7hz Timeless take roughly the same current from my LAuX to get to the same dB. Volume pot at 9:30 and 8:30, respectively, lmao
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        I don't know what levels you listen at but RU6 had more than enough power for the Timeless, as does an Apple dongle.
        Nov 1, 2022
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        The Timeless seem to go well with the Ifi house sound. If you have the budget, you could try the Go Bar.
        Nov 1, 2022
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      4. jexby
        jexby
        7hz sounds great using iFi Gryphon and 4.4bal
        Nov 1, 2022
        Cryptowolf, Biodegraded and caute like this.
    9. caute
      caute
      Really want to hear the Caldera, D8000/Pro & as-of-yet mythical status Yamaha YH-5000SE
      1. rhythmdevils
        Oct 31, 2022
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    10. caute
      caute
      Okay, whew, I'm ready for the dislikes, possible shadow/actual ban, and outright rancor: I hate the Smiths.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Sqveak Oh nah it's just a musician haha. There are a few songs of theirs that resonate with me a fair bit but it's nothing to be personally invested over! Speaking as an Asian: call him a cunt as you please :P
        Oct 30, 2022
        caute and Sqveak like this.
      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Oct 30, 2022
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      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        On one of Henry's spoken words he was talking about the crowds in the Underground and how he wanted to yell "The Smiths are getting back together!" just to disrupt the crowd so they would all leave so he could get to his train.
        Oct 31, 2022
    11. caute
      caute
      The Arnold Corns version of "Moonage Daydream" is the only true version of the song, I will die on this hill
      1. Merrick likes this.
    12. caute
      caute
      Tidal search so bad that apostrophes actually change the results
      1. Boops
        Boops
        it's not a bug. its a feature. ;-)
        Oct 28, 2022
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    13. Claritas
      Claritas
      (I can't seem to untag you, so I'll leave it up.) "I met my second wife at a co-dependency support group. And, let me tell you, a co-dependency support group is *no* place to meet a wife." — a public speaker
      1. caute and Qildail like this.
      2. caute
        caute
        it's alright, we can take turns tagging this wall with jokes and bad takes, you bring the jokes, I'll bring the takes
        Oct 28, 2022
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    14. Claritas
      Claritas
      [mispost]
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    15. caute
      caute
      Just reterminated my audeze stock cable to XLR. Realized I wired the L and R wrong. Well who says red doesn't look good on the left side :/
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Toss in "Ring" for traditional 3.5 and 6.3 plugs. Red, Ring, Right.
        Oct 27, 2022
        Thad E Ginathom and caute like this.
      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        You can use any orchestral recording: "Violins on the left; basses on the right."
        Oct 27, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oct 28, 2022
    16. caute
      caute
      My Pi2AES is on the fritz and holy moly does it make a difference, I said I could be happy with gen2 USB, nope, nu uh, no way. BNC>>>>>>>USB
      1. caute
        caute
        Damn, spoilt myself going straight to BNC. went from being in the recording booth to listening to FLAC recordings. What's the Morse code for SOS again?
        Oct 26, 2022
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      2. caute
        caute
        Reflashed volumio, thanks to @loadexfa's suggestion and huzzah, it's working again!
        Oct 27, 2022
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      3. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Glad I could help!
        Oct 27, 2022
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    17. caute
      caute
      Learned a few things in sighted testing an internal AK4493 bal DAC vs A1 Gungnir...
      1. Qildail and rhythmdevils like this.
      2. caute
        caute
        1. At lower volume levels, it's honestly hard to tell a difference, with a ever so slight edge going to the Gungnir.

        2. I was totally wrong about Pangea XLRs vs no-name Amazon RCAs sounding similar on the LAuX... in spite of the extra gain, the XLRs sound fuller-bodied and fills out the soundstage more. The difference is not as big as I had hoped, but it is noticable for sure.
        Oct 25, 2022
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      3. caute
        caute
        3. At normal listening levels, the liquid goodness that is the Gungnir Multibit comes alive full force, individual notes have more "air", the low end becomes filled out, any AK velvet-muffledness/anemia fully gone. Makes you want to listen for a lot longer than the allotted test time. All is well and as it should be.
        Oct 25, 2022
        Cryptowolf, Sqveak and rhythmdevils like this.
    18. caute
      caute
      Is there any way I can make a one-time donation rather than signing up for the patreon? SBAF has been invaluable, would love to give back
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      3. caute
        caute
        Not sure what the usual is, but I donated $25. Thanks SBAF!!!
        Oct 25, 2022
      4. GuySmiley'sMonkey
        GuySmiley'sMonkey
        If you get in touch with @shotgunshane I think he'll be able to fix you up with a "contributor" badge, which will give you access to the clubroom and listing items for sale on the marketplace.
        Oct 25, 2022
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      5. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Contributor tag applied
        Oct 25, 2022
        Cryptowolf, RestoredSparda and caute like this.
    19. caute
      caute
      What/who is the Audeze of the speakerworld?
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      2. caute
        caute
        burnnnnn baby burn, i, for one, liked the LSR-305s, hiss notwithstanding, would love to hear bigger passives from them
        Oct 25, 2022
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      3. GuySmiley'sMonkey
        GuySmiley'sMonkey
        I also own and enjoy the LSR-305s. I've got the mark 2s that have no discernible hiss at listening distances. Great value. I'd love to hear to hear the bigger chaps too. Just needed a target for my "plainer" pun.
        Oct 25, 2022
      4. caute
        caute
        ...it's bc in my head I pronounce it weird, "plan-ner" rather than the correct "playn-er"

        a mild dyslexia mixed with a bad grasp of orthoepy
        Oct 28, 2022
    20. caute
      caute
      Subbass rattling my ears, "Limit To Your Love" sounds like mini speakers from LCD-X fed by a LAuX, never had this hp presentation before
      1. Cryptowolf likes this.
      2. caute
        caute
        crossfeed via volumio is... interesting... fun to play around with
        Oct 24, 2022
      3. caute
        caute
        welp, can't read this forum while idly listening to music anymore, the lcd-x (with a little sprinkle of eq) demands your attention, and I am all-too-willing to give it to it
        Oct 25, 2022
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