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What is your favorite ice cream brand/s and flavor/s please. Apr 1, 2020

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    1. fp627
      fp627
      What is your favorite ice cream brand/s and flavor/s please.
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      2. famish99
        famish99
        Again, nostalgia loaded. Like Graeter's and Jeni's is objectively better ice cream, but not what I grew up with. For the price, I'd rather have the HEB store brand ice cream over Blue Bell, but ultimately I dunno if ice cream is something I want to chase the dragon for.
        Apr 2, 2020
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      3. fp627
        fp627
        Graeter's is pretty good but slightly too sweet for me - had it a few times when I went to Cincinnati. Not worth the trouble of getting it out here (from Cinci) IMO. Have also had Blue Bell and agree - overrated, but still pretty good - good enough for nostalgia lenses.

        Have an upcoming (family) celebration and with things the way they are, were going to sit at home together and eat ice cream.
        Apr 2, 2020
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Bryer's or Aldens vanilla bean. My address is…when will you be shipping it to me?
        Apr 2, 2020
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    2. fp627
      fp627
      When you revisit your audio equipment after 2 weeks off. :)
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Hate the hobby now and want to sell?
        Mar 25, 2020
      3. fp627
        fp627
        Forgot the smiley face.

        Didn't want to burn tube life during previous cold when I can't hear properly anyways. Used my speakers which are OK but can't compare to current chain + clear hearing.
        Mar 25, 2020
    3. fp627
      fp627
      Despite mostly staying at home last week + minimal contact, etc - I manage to get sick for this whole week.... At least it wasn't corona.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        I assume it was not a hangover either.

        Just stocked up on some ginger. Ginger tea dude.
        Mar 14, 2020
    4. fp627
      fp627
      Just realized I need a different headphone for metal and some rock now that I don't have a LCD3 anymore...
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      2. fp627
        fp627
        I'm lucky in the sense that Audeze HQ is ~20 min from me (I can try a few LCD and pick one out). Problem for me is IMO Audeze stuff synergizes poorly with Stellaris (or DNA stuff in general). If I had space for more amps I'd 100% still have my LCD3.
        Mar 7, 2020
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I've heard Burson amps like Soloist are ideal and should be quite cheap if you can find them.
        Mar 7, 2020
      4. fp627
        fp627
        Audeze Deckard is a redressed soloist right? If so, tried it before and wasn't a fan. My favorite to date for LCD3 is Aegir with a pre although I've only tried about 10 different amps with my old LCD3.

        Curious - what do you use?
        Mar 7, 2020
    5. fp627
      fp627
      IRS: Please simplify tax code. 2-4 pages max would be ideal. Less room for evasion too I bet....
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        You can try @IRS, but I don't think they are here. Nor is @HMRC.

        They'd probably end up in HTWFAIP pretty soon after joining.
        Mar 2, 2020
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Turbo Tax bro
        Mar 2, 2020
      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        Mar 2, 2020
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    6. fp627
      fp627
      Qobuz - great streamer but how is their search function SO horrible for me?
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      2. Taverius
        Taverius
        Same as Tidal, only bearable via Roon search.
        Feb 26, 2020
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      3. Bloom
        Bloom
        Yeah, it's pretty rough unless you're using Roon.
        Feb 26, 2020
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      4. famish99
        famish99
        Doesn't help that pop and rock music are lumped together
        Feb 27, 2020
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    7. fp627
      fp627
      Strangest dream a few nights ago - got banished from SBAF meet and forum for refusing to eat cat meat with everyone else there...
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      2. skem
        skem
        Was this meat intended for cats? or literally the meat of cats? Refusing to eat pussy can get you banned from certain places.
        Feb 15, 2020
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      3. fp627
        fp627
        Weirdest part was almost everyone I've met IRL on SBAF was at the meet in the dream, but it wasn't the actual them. For example, purrin was a completely different person than actual IRL purrin. "fake purrin" raged at me hard in the dream for being an ungrateful POS and not accepting the cat meat he worked so hard to butcher. 2 other people tried to physically assault me. so on so forth. just weird all around.
        Feb 15, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I often dream about people who "are not the actual them." I do it places too: I know I have dreamed about a particular place, even though it looked nothing like it in the dream.

        Dreams are wonderful. The weirder the better. Until the point where one wakes up somewhat shaken and wanting to forget it as soon as possible
        Feb 16, 2020
    8. fp627
      fp627
      Anyone have any thoughts about MIDI 2.0?
      1. fp627
        fp627
        Feb 1, 2020
      2. mkozlows
        mkozlows
        Nothing to do with DACs at all, this is for synthesized music. In the modern world, MIDI is used for digital instruments mostly.
        Feb 1, 2020
    9. fp627
      fp627
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        That's it exactly, The cat just loves it. when we take it off the floor for vacuuming the cat repositions herself on it.
        Jan 19, 2020
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      4. fp627
        fp627
        I assumed the cat furniture was more for human amusement than actual feline needs. At least I know I would be amused by a cat on mini cat furniture.
        Jan 19, 2020
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      5. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I'm quite sure you're right about that.
        Jan 20, 2020
    10. fp627
      fp627
      Another probably dumb question - is it realistically going to cause any problems stacking an EC Af (amp portion only) on top of a Ygg?
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      2. fp627
        fp627
        @JK47 My Ygg is black so nbd. Will use spacers if needed.

        100% Agree that Stellaris is on paper better. But the EC house sound is generally closer to what I prefer and of the EC amps I've heard, I think the Af complements the Stellaris better.
        Jan 15, 2020
      3. famish99
        famish99
        I just hope the rest of your life is sorted out... I will say I do like how aggressive the Af sounds.
        Jan 15, 2020
      4. fp627
        fp627
        Hah - I hope so too... but for real financial responsibility is the main reason amp wasn't already purchased last year. Life >> hobbies.
        Jan 15, 2020
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    11. fp627
      fp627
      This may be a dumb question - how much of an audible difference between Monoprice IEC power cable vs whatever cable for $100? Wall sockets?
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      3. JoshMorr
        JoshMorr
        Pretty much converted all to green dot medical grade power cables at less than $15 each. Dont have enough time in life to go through minor differences if each type of power cable, but these are high quality and should last a long time.
        Jan 7, 2020
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      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        A power conditioner will probably have a greater impact, depending on where you live.
        Jan 7, 2020
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      5. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Jan 7, 2020
    12. fp627
      fp627
      Debating a (first) Schiitr trip... that 2.5-3 hour one way drive though.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If there's something that you absolutely want to hear, it'll be worth it.
        Jan 3, 2020
      3. fp627
        fp627
        Problem is I'm not looking to buy anything Schiit right now so it will be a long trip to just "look around". I've heard most of their DACs (and have Ygg) but am not nearly as familiar with sound of most of their amps.
        Jan 3, 2020
      4. netforce
        netforce
        Plan a trip to Six Flags and then the Schiitr afterwards!
        Jan 3, 2020
    13. fp627
      fp627
      As someone who doesn't enjoy most TV - Witcher on Netflix was pretty good. Barely even played the game.
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I've played hundreds of hours of Witcher games, and the first time Cavill said "C'mon Roach" I got chills. He did an incredible job.
        Dec 23, 2019
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      3. fp627
        fp627
        Have to play the game now. Maybe right now.
        Dec 23, 2019
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    14. fp627
      fp627
      When dungeness crab is on sale
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      1. PTS
        PTS
        As a work-at-home freelancer, I find truth in all of this.
        Dec 18, 2019
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        ooga ben frumpz.
        Dec 19, 2019
    16. fp627
      fp627
      Was going to play video games for an hour 2 hours ago... still sitting here listening with the Stellaris.
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      2. fp627
        fp627
        Still listening 5.5 hours later... oops.
        Dec 8, 2019
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I need to get a temperature probe next to mine, 14 hours two days in a row.
        Strategy games on mute and Stellaris is my guilty pleasure.
        Dec 8, 2019
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      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Dec 8, 2019
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    17. fp627
      fp627
      First Watt F7, F5, F5t, J2, or Amp Camp in monoblock config. Any other similarly priced options to seriously investigate for HE6se?
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      2. RobS
        RobS
        There's probably going to be a super 200W Aegir in the future. It won't be cheap though. Vidar in monoblock is considerably better than a single one. Incredible grip, superb slam and transients. It's a beast.
        Nov 26, 2019
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      3. sheldaze
        sheldaze
        If you have concerns for heat dissipation, you can cook eggs on the Amp Camp Amp - not the best for keeping cool.
        Nov 27, 2019
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I’m listening first time to stock HE6SE (no grills) + OG Saga + Vidar and it is very impressive. Especially considering the excellent prices on the used market.
        Nov 27, 2019
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    18. fp627
      fp627
      Phonitor X with unmodded HE6se - HE6se really needs mods to sound right to me.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Also I kinda suspect low thd spec may disservice. I don’t know recent phonitors much though. To me 6se with richer harmonics has more synergy. Auteur less depend on such traits.
        Nov 21, 2019
      3. fp627
        fp627
        You read my mind. After phonitor yesterday I'm looking at first watt as an option now... except I still want an ss amp that works with other headphones and isn't a large space heater.
        Nov 21, 2019
      4. RobS
        RobS
        I hear you about the midrange, not as robust as the HD650. Better bass you'll have to get a different amp. It'll tighten it up and remove much of the "slappiness" (which is what I heard from a single Vidar too). Swapping pads will make a difference, not as much as the amp IMO.
        Nov 21, 2019
    19. fp627
      fp627
      3F, EC Af, or revisit Phonitor X for 2020?
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If it's not the savings, the best upgrade is a bottle of alcohol.
        Nov 11, 2019
      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Find a good deal on the Af and tubes. cough cough...
        Nov 11, 2019
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      5. fp627
        fp627
        Unexpected free time today - 1 hour with Phonitor X (with Aurender A10) - if 3F with Gungnir at meet was 90/91ish to me, then (used) Phonitor X at this place was about 89... but for 2/3 of the cost.

        Af is about 95/96 to me, Stellaris is 98ish.
        Nov 20, 2019
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    20. fp627
      fp627
      First time ever - almost 2 weeks of flu. Half of it low grade. Ugh.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        If one has to get flu, at least it should be a decent grade!

        Seriously, though... sympathy. Have spent the last few days with a /slight/ fever. More than enough to take the shine off life.
        Nov 3, 2019
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        eat the good stuff or starve the flu, get well.
        Nov 3, 2019
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        get well soon. telling when favorite activities including audio are not enjoyable. virus this year are particularly annoying.
        Nov 3, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 1, 1990 (Age: 30)
    Location:
    SouthernCA
    Gear List:
    PC or Macbook Pro to:
    DAC: Ygg or Soekris 1421
    Amps: DNA Stellaris // EC Aficionado, arcam rHead for CIEMs
    Headphones: Clear // Bocote Auteur // HD6xx // HE6se
    CIEMS: UERR, UERM
    Portable: UE5 w/ Shanling M0

    Later this year or next:
    non-annoying SS amp - maybe DIY
    Sonnet Audio Morpheus
    pi2aes or similar streamer