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I need a balanced 4-pin XLR terminated cable for Sennheiser HD800s'. Should I get the original or an aftermarket one? Sep 19, 2022

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    1. Collusion
      Shit got real - Eurovision 2020 cancelled.
      1. DigMe
        This was my reaction when they canceled the NCAA basketball tourney. HUGE deal in the US.
        Mar 18, 2020
      2. frenchbat
        I'd say wuflu did us a solid there.
        Mar 18, 2020
        obsiCO, Thad E Ginathom, JK47 and 2 others like this.
    2. Collusion
      Traveling to Germany in two weeks, I hope I don't catch the coronavirus while participating in various events.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        "Nein Mann, ich will noch nicht gehen. Ich will noch ein bischen tanzen."
        Feb 27, 2020
    3. Collusion
      Purchased an SPL Performer s800 and going to hook it up today. Saturday is reserved for testing it with my friend's RAAL's.
      1. GoodEnoughGear likes this.
      2. Senorx12562
        Intuition tells me this would be good. Of course , we all know what intuition is usually worth.
        Feb 6, 2020
        Collusion and Jinxy245 like this.
      3. Collusion
        In my speaker setup, I replaced a Rega Elex-R with this and a SPL Phonitor 2 (acting as a pre-amp). It's just ridiculous how much better this combination is. It's like I had purchased a pair of new speakers, lol.

        Bluesound Node 2i -> Drop Airist R-2R -> SPL combo -> Dynaudio Focus 110

        So much more control and dimensionality....with ZERO fatigue. Tests with RAAL's are commencing tomorrow.
        Feb 7, 2020
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    4. Collusion
      I got a pair of Sennheiser HD600's for free (from a friend). He bought Raal SR1a's and was in a really good mood.
      1. Collusion
        I wonder why I even bought Focal Utopia's in the first place. These are almost as enjoyable, though not nearly as technically proficient.
        Jan 23, 2020
        cskippy, Jinxy245, Scubadude and 3 others like this.
      2. zerodeefex
        You answered yourself right there. The focal's are very technically proficient v
        Jan 23, 2020
        ChaChaRealSmooth and wbass like this.
      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        Granted, the Utopia is still mega-overpriced at $4k retail. Undeniably actually a good headphone though, and unlike a LCD-4 the Utopia doesn't exhibit insane unit variation. I prefer my Utopia to JAR 600.
        Jan 23, 2020
        Thad E Ginathom and alucart like this.
    5. Collusion
      Currently listening to Raal SR1a's. I'd post a picture but I reckon porn isn't allowed here.
      1. OldDude04 likes this.
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      3. ogodei
        Jan 18, 2020
        Lyander, songmic and dubharmonic like this.
      4. dubharmonic
        Oh no no no noooooo
        Jan 18, 2020
      5. Lyander
        HAHAHA I was wondering when that pic would eventually resurface.

        Hope the dude's doing well in retirement. Travelling in a mobile base sounds lovely.
        Jan 18, 2020
    6. Collusion
      Is it a promotion or a punishment when you're given more work/responsibility @work, but pay stays the same?
      1. Deep Funk likes this.
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      3. Biodegraded
        Collusion, you answered your own question: it's neither promotion nor punishment, just 'management'.
        Jan 14, 2020
        Lyander, penguins, elmoe and 4 others like this.
      4. Syzygy
        This is just being done to interfere with your extra-curricular "something big"!
        Jan 14, 2020
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        If there are no prospects for a promotion based on your potentially improved performance, rethink your future there. If management does not appreciate the effort, find a better place to build your career. This is not easy to deduce and reason out of. It depends on you. I left some places on principle. If I did not feel appreciated, I left.
        Jan 14, 2020
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    7. ogodei
      I'm all ears. Doubtful, unless you're shifting the cost of the reviewed gear to some third party and concealing that third party's identity somehow, but all ears.

      Or just write an algorithm that deletes all internet reviews which mention a reviewer's wife's comments from the next room.
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      3. Collusion
        There's of course multiple things that need to be done exactly right for this to work. Special attention must be paid to the actual framework - e.g. what are the device categories, what are the users allowed to review and in what order.
        Jan 13, 2020
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      4. ogodei
        Sounds like a tall order, will be interested in seeing what you come up with :)
        Jan 14, 2020
      5. Collusion
        Yup, there's lot to do, currently working on an API which does most of the heavy lifting. Global/Absolute device scores are updated periodically, which requires a separate number crunching script. Then there's the implementation phase, when I've to design the actual website around it. I suppose I've got something to show by next spring or summer. Damn day job taking all my time and energy!
        Jan 14, 2020
    8. Collusion
      Working on something big. I am gonna revolutionise how audio gear reviews are going to be made. (semi-serious)
      1. aamefford likes this.
    9. Collusion
      Will receive HifiMan Shangri-La Jr + the cheaper amplifier option for home demo tomorrow.
      1. zerodeefex
        I'm sorry for your loss.
        Dec 21, 2019
        Elnrik and JK47 like this.
      2. Collusion
        Dec 21, 2019
      3. zerodeefex
        No, just done with HFM shenanigans. Also their amps have been total shit in my experience.
        Dec 21, 2019
        ogodei and Jinxy245 like this.
    10. Collusion
      Whoa, thanks for making me a friend! A recognition like this from a close-knit anti-bs audio community is an honor.
    11. Collusion
      Was there a jitter chart that compared a cold Yggdrasil against a warm Yggdrasil? Or am I just imagining this.
      1. zonto
      2. zonto
    12. Collusion
      I've already been waiting for my Airist R-DAC for 2 weeks and starting today our national postal office's workers are on strike.
      1. Syzygy, Poleepkwa, Ash1412 and 2 others like this.
      2. Collusion
        Really bad timing, but I empathize for the workers. They are in risk of losing 30-50% of their income.
        Sep 2, 2019
        hikergrl, Josh83 and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    13. Collusion
      Remember to protect your hearing when motorcycling. Helmet wind noise is no joke...
    14. Collusion
    15. Collusion
      If I'd like to buy a speaker version of the Focal Clear, what would it be?
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      2. Collusion
        EVE Audio is completely new acquaintance for me, have to investigate further...
        Jul 14, 2019
      3. Josh83
        Jul 14, 2019
      4. drgumbybrain
        Eve audio it’s so smooth and sweet . Great speakers
        Jul 14, 2019
    16. Collusion
      Tomorrow is the last day at work before summer vacation. There are people with plans - and me, who doesn't plan anything ahead.
    17. Collusion
      "I came here to listen to music and f*ck bitches... and the treble glare of the Topping dac is already getting on my nerves"
    18. Collusion
      Focal Clear's with a balanced connection from SPL Phonitor 2 are a completely different phones altogether! Wow!
    19. Collusion
      Eurovision semi #1 2019 ongoing. Including Australia, again. And lots of cringeworthy musical performances. Ah, the best time of the year.
      1. Priidik
        In school days, we were forced to do written reports on this circus.
        Have never since watched a single one.
        May 15, 2019
      2. Collusion
        May 16, 2019
    20. Collusion
      I love Bosch
      1. Wilson, JK47 and Syzygy like this.
      2. Collusion
        The TV series
        Apr 22, 2019
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  • About

    Jul 7, 1989 (Age: 33)
    Electrical engineer
    Gear List:
    Current setup:

    Lindemann 882
    Simaudio Moon Neo 250i
    Raal HSA-1b (for headphones)

    Rockna Wavedream Signature Balanced
    Soekris dac2541

    ATC SCM 19 v2
    Buchardt S400
    Genelec 6010b (@work)

    Raal SR1a

    Win10 PC with Matrix Element H USB card
    Bluesound Node 2i
    Oppo DV-983H

    Past devices (not in any particular order):
    Rotel RA-1520
    Ayre AX-7e
    Simaudio Moon 340iX
    Schiit Bifrost 2
    Soekris dac2541
    Burl B2 Bomber
    Massdrop Airist R-2R
    iFi Micro iDSD BL
    SPL Phonitor 2
    SPL Performer s800
    Hegel H200
    Rega Elex-R
    Schiit Modi Multibit (gen 1)
    Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2
    Chord Mojo
    Chord Hugo
    Chord Hugo 2
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Burson Conductor V2
    RME ADI-2 DAC v2
    MSB Signature DAC IV Plus
    NAD M51
    Soekris dac1541
    Marantz HD-DAC1
    Anthem Statement D2v 3D
    Marantz AV8801
    Marantz AV7005
    Marantz NA7004
    Audiolab 8000AP
    Audiolab 8000M monoblocks
    Audiolab 8000P
    Audiolab 8000Q
    Audiolab 8200CDQ
    Audiolab 8200M monoblocks
    Densen B-110
    Creek 5350SE
    Creek Evolution 2
    Atoll IN100SE
    Consonance A100 Linear

    Past Speakers:
    Amphion Argon 2 Anniversary
    Amphion Xenon (1st revision)
    Amphion Argon 3 mk2
    B&W 804S
    Buchardt S400 MK2
    Dynaudio Focus 110
    Dynaudio Audience 52SE
    Dynaudio Evoke 20
    Epos M22i
    Genelec 1032a
    Genelec 8030b
    Genelec G3
    Genelec 8040b
    Infinity Renaissance 90
    Magnat Quantum 503
    Mark&Daniel Maximus Monitor
    Mark&Daniel Ruby
    OR E-1
    Quad Z3
    Revel M106
    Sonus Faber Venere 2.5

    Past Headphones:
    Hifiman Sundara
    AKG K702
    Focal Clear
    Focal Utopia
    ZMF Verite C LTD Olive