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Happy Birthday, miracle replicant-human baby! Jun 10, 2021 at 11:39 AM

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    1. fraggler
    2. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any budgetish DAPs with fitness tracking? Or conversely decent fitness trackers with onboard storage and bluetooth?
      1. crenca
        crenca
        Don't many (most?) big name smartwatches (e.g. Fitbit, Applewatch, etc.) do both of these?
        Jun 2, 2021
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Yes. I wasn't looking to go full on smartwatch, as most of the big names are out of the range I wanted to spend ($200 or less). Leaves only a couple options at the moment as most fitness trackers and even some lower end smartwatches don't have onboard storage for offline playback, only pass through controls for a phone (I want to leave it behind for exercise).
        Jun 2, 2021
      3. edd
        edd
        I know you mentioned you don't want to lug your phone around, but when I run outside, I just stick it in a SPIbelt ($20) & let my Fitbit Charge do the fitness tracking ($100). I prefer the Fitbit to smartwatches since it weighs so little (and, I don't have a need for the other bells & whistles of a smartwatch).
        Jun 2, 2021
    3. fraggler
      fraggler
      Downloading Mass Effect Legendary. Should finish right about when my last meeting for the day ends...
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Very pleased. So nice to see ME1 with a proper lighting engine. The texture mods I had on my original were great, but MEL is definitely better for me so far. Aiming isn't completely broken anymore and the Mako is sooo much better.
        May 14, 2021
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      3. Schopenhauer
        Schopenhauer
        I got the PS4 disc in the mail today. My vacation starts Monday. So stoked. Really excited to see the improvements to ME1.
        May 14, 2021
      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        May 15, 2021
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    4. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone here turn wood?
      1. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Only when my wife asks me to.
        Apr 19, 2021
      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I wish I could.... Lol that youtube cup making video....
        Apr 19, 2021
      3. Accrued
        Accrued
        Does watching it count?
        Apr 19, 2021
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    5. fraggler
      fraggler
      Sony WH-1000XM4 worth $200 for background music? Or use ES100 with a normal pair of headphones? I can't have a cable when working leather.
      1. edd
        edd
        If you don’t need the ANC, there are plenty of other headphones that don’t sound as overly bassy & muffled. But if you need ANC, then it’s probably a good choice for the price.
        Apr 11, 2021
      2. aamefford
        aamefford
        I have the XM3. It needs serious eq from the app to sound decent. I like them though. Good for travel and isolation. Ok for sq.
        Apr 12, 2021
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    6. fraggler
      fraggler
      So what did I play as soon as I got my PS5 set up? PS2 game Kingdom Hearts 1...
      1. Gazny and Walderstorn like this.
      2. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        Some classics never get old.
        Mar 27, 2021
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Ha! Like a boss.

        I think my first game will probably be The Last of Us 2. I've already played it to death, but I want to see it in all its glory.
        Mar 28, 2021
    7. fraggler
      fraggler
      I am sure it is just coincidence, but every single one of my absolute favorite musical artists has died before their time (or broke up).
      1. Jinxy245, Cryptowolf and Imraan like this.
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Mozart, Freddie, Bowie, Tupac, and now Daft Punk. I like plenty more who are still alive or lived out expectedly, but can't think of anyone else that I truly grieved or would grieve.
        Feb 22, 2021
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    8. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any recommendations for inexpensive but not awful in ceiling speakers? Just needed for Atmos height channel.
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    9. fraggler
      fraggler
      Is Schiit Loki the best way to get bigger booty bass from my HD800s? I love BF2 > Jot 2, but miss the bass boost from iFi sometimes.
      1. Cryptowolf and luckybaer like this.
      2. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        I use it for that exact job with Elex. The leftmost knob phattens it right up
        Feb 7, 2021
        Cryptowolf, luckybaer and fraggler like this.
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Can't remember what your source is, but if you can get AES/SPDIF into a DEQ2496, you can pretty much do whatever you want to the HD800 sound sig.
        Feb 8, 2021
    10. fraggler
      fraggler
      Still trying to figure out if I am $60-pre-order-excited for ME Legendary. Looks like a decent amount of improvements, but...
      1. luckybaer, scblock and Schopenhauer like this.
      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        After the semi-bummer that was CP2077 (on PC), I'm intrigued. I loved the ME Trilogy.
        Feb 3, 2021
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    11. fraggler
      fraggler
      Still getting used to using Moode through my browser instead of Foobar to listen to my music.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        PS - You can also add the moOde bookmark to your smartphone home screen. I did this with iOS and Android. Android actually has the moOde logo as the icon. Note, you have to use the IP, as phones don't know what do do with the .local (ie. moode.local)
        Jan 28, 2021
      3. Friday
        Friday
        If you're using Android phone, I found MALP quite painless, since it connects directly to mpd, though you still have to go back to Moode browser for EQ etc
        Jan 28, 2021
      4. edd
        edd
        I don’t use streaming services either and access my music from my pi via networked or local drives. As such, I like using Rune. The GUI is nice enough and not laggy like moode. I prefer the Rune+R version. The only quirk I’ve had is that local drives need to be formatted to NTFS instead of exfat. https://www.runeaudio.com/forum/runeaudio-r-e6-t7141.html
        Jan 28, 2021
    12. fraggler
      fraggler
      New system part 1 up and running: Moode > RPi3+502DAC > Bifrost 2 > Jotunheim 2. Not too shabby.
      1. Michael Kelly, bixby, mroneto and 5 others like this.
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        SW51+ and a Verite Closed are ordered, but probably a ways out still.
        Jan 27, 2021
        Michael Kelly and Cryptowolf like this.
    13. fraggler
      fraggler
      Straight out of a snow covered box, the Jot 2 sounds great and much better than the Asgard 3 with HD650. Much better energy.
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        HD800 impressions might not happen til this weekend or whenever I have a chance to mod my cable to balanced.
        Jan 26, 2021
      2. zonto
        zonto
        So not as warm of a sound overall?
        Jan 26, 2021
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Yes. Or at least from the balanced output. I haven't tried the single ended yet. And not as sleepy. The Asgard 3 was nice and smooth and really good for the price, but particularly with the HD650, it was too much of a good thing.
        Jan 26, 2021
    14. fraggler
      fraggler
      WTF. Got a 1099K from Paypal for selling used gear here. Anyone know how to deal with this? Everything was sold at a loss.
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      2. zonto
        Jan 24, 2021
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        EDIT: What Zonto Said!
        Jan 24, 2021
      4. yotacowboy
    15. fraggler
      fraggler
      Since I am still months away from receiving my SW51, placed an order for a Jot 2. Time to start making balanced cables.
      1. Azimuth, Cryptowolf, Lyander and 4 others like this.
      2. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        Debating it myself. My IEMs are garbage from my interface. Speakers are okay. I'd have to get a DAC again too (Bifrost Multibit or Modius) and suddenly the setup isn't simple anymore.
        Jan 12, 2021
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        For sure. I was very happy downsizing to the iFi iDSD BL for a while (great all in one at used prices), but I knew it wasn't a permanent solution. At least the Schiit stuff stacks neatly.
        Jan 12, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Just saw online that someone placed an order for a Modi MB and it was backordered until March, Modius and Modi 3+ like Feb I believe.
        Jan 13, 2021
    16. fraggler
      fraggler
      Airpod pros are good. Fit the ears really nicely and the mic is solid (for BT). Still like the sound and ANC better on my Sony's.
      1. hikergrl, Ksaurav402 and Gazny like this.
      2. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        They have a very agreeable tonality and while not the most resolving or best imaging, they do their job right.
        Dec 25, 2020
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I wasn’t getting a good seal with mine so I switched the tips to the SednaEarfit Xelastic and finally experienced the pros as they were meant to be, and it greatly increased my appreciation for them.
        Dec 25, 2020
    17. fraggler
      fraggler
      Happy Holidays! I appreciate all of you. Stay safe and healthy as we crest into a New Year. May sweet sweet music keep you sane.
    18. fraggler
    19. fraggler
      fraggler
      I know the Bachelor didn't get the hype or positive reviews of the SW51, but with new tubes and a Bifrost 2, this thing kills with the HD650
      1. obsiCO, JK47, HotRatSalad and 5 others like this.
    20. fraggler
      fraggler
      I'm trying to understand the potential market for highish end leather cases for headphones. Please PM me if you'd like to help out.
      1. JK47 and Gazny like this.
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        No doubt there is some real potential here. Personally I prefer what ZMF has done with the Seahorse case and its durability for travel. That said I am not into aesthetics nearly as much as some are
        Dec 15, 2020
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        For me, the idea is to complement the Seahorse type case. Something that gives some protection from bumps, but fits into a backpack or suitcase, or can be used standalone at a meet/show, or on a shelf.
        Dec 15, 2020
        pure5152 and Gazny like this.
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        A somewhat flat, somewhat rectangular box with removable side panels, and a headphone stand inside.
        Dec 17, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Occupation:
    www.egwoode.com
    Gear List:
    Transducers:

    Bose QC15 modded
    Carmody S2000 + Dayton SUB-800
    Fostex T50RP modded
    Sennheiser HD650M
    Sennheiser HD800 SBAFSDR
    Shure SE215
    Sony W-1000XM3
    ZMF Verite Closed African Blackwood

    DACs:

    iFi Micro iDSD Black
    Motu M2
    Schiit Fulla 2
    Schiit Bifrost 2


    Amps:

    Adcom GFA-5200
    iFi Micro iDSD Black
    Schiit Jotunheim 2
    Schiit Fulla 2

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    Moode > RPi3+502DAC > Bifrost 2 > Jotunheim 2 > HD800SDRSBAF, HD650M, VC Blackwood
    My work: www.egwoode.com