fraggler
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fraggler

A Happy & Busy Life, Male, from Chicago, IL

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If anyone can help me place an order for a couple Pieties when they are available, please pm me. I will be in Japan and... Nov 17, 2022

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    1. fraggler
      fraggler
      If anyone can help me place an order for a couple Pieties when they are available, please pm me. I will be in Japan and...
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        I will be tent camping, possibly with no internet for a couple days.
        Nov 17, 2022
      2. jexby
        jexby
        I got ya dude
        Nov 17, 2022
    2. fraggler
      fraggler
      Peak Design neck straps any good? They look nice and reasonably comfortable, but pretty bulky near the connection points.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        I like ‘em too.
        Nov 8, 2022
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I use them exclusively on my canon dslr
        Nov 8, 2022
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Trying to decide between the Slide and the Slide Lite. I have a Sony A7C and a couple reasonable zooms, so probably fine with the Slide Lite.
        Nov 8, 2022
    3. fraggler
      fraggler
      Crossing fingers that the new Apple TV 4K will address both HDR on Youtube AND proper framerate matching on all apps (especially Disney+).
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        I’m confused as I’m watching a movie on Disney+ in 24p right now.
        Nov 8, 2022
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Just got the 2022 ATV4K in and set it up. So far, with both 4K Dolby Vision and 4K HDR Disney+ is playing at 60fps (Moana and recent Thor as tests). Doesn't matter if I turn on match framerate or not. I even manually set to 4K 24fps globally and somehow Disney+ is at 60fps. There might be some permutation that works, but not hopeful if it didn't work out of the box.
        Nov 8, 2022
      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        Same issue with Amazon Firestick 4k Max. Everything on paper that I wanted (at a 5th of price of ATV4K), but no go on Disney+. Probably entirely Disney's fault, but frustrating nonetheless. Since I still need a streamer, and the ATV4K seems to do everything else fine, might just keep it and hope the developers come through. Also need a Kodi replacement for NAS stuff.
        Nov 8, 2022
    4. fraggler
      fraggler
      I adore the ignore function here. I'd rather be confused by people talking to someone not visible than have to see replies with quotes.
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Here, if there is too much noise, one click and forever forgotten. Less about the why I use it, and more about how much I appreciate its simplicity and completeness.
        Nov 2, 2022
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        Now that I think about it, I haven't had to use the function in years it seems like. Not sure if that's because I'm not as active, don't care as much, or there just aren't as many randos as before.
        Nov 2, 2022
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      4. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        ignore all network engineers
        Nov 2, 2022
    5. fraggler
      fraggler
      Weird question: anything must-buy in Japan? USD strong vs the yen right now and I'm headed there in a few weeks. Def some whisky.
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        I might raid the Oyaide shop if people are interested.
        Oct 29, 2022
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Denim or fountain pens, if you’re into such things
        Oct 30, 2022
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Cryptowolf - I forgot about stationary stuff! Since it’s the end of the year the 2023 techo planner should be available
        Oct 30, 2022
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    6. fraggler
      fraggler
      After almost 11 years of putting up with me, my girlfriend is now my wife.
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        Many many years!
        Oct 19, 2022
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Indeed congrats! Wishing you both many years of happiness!!
        Oct 19, 2022
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Mazal tov old buddy!
        Oct 19, 2022
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    7. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any free partition managers for a borked laptop (ie no OS)? Somehow a 1TB ssd has turned into 26GB and Windows is non-functional.
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      2. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        Sep 23, 2022
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        There is something called testdisk. As I understand it, it finds inconsistencies and fixes them. But all I really know is that it has made some external drives work for me. Maybe CHKDSK would have: but I don't have a windows machine.
        Sep 23, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Another thought is... If you can boot from a Linux-distro thumbdrive, you can at least take a look around. If visible, perhaps copy some important stuff off the SSD.
        The vital thing is to do nothing that *writes* to the damaged disk/partition. Unless or until you know what you are doing, or one of the tools @Kernel Kurtz recommends is fixing stuff for you.
        Sep 23, 2022
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    8. fraggler
      fraggler
      Confession: I haven't listened to any headphones other than a Sony BT set in going on 4 months.
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      2. Xecuter
        Xecuter
        this is pinnacle hifi, no longer using headphones!
        I just assume you are running speakers and that's why you aren't bothering with your headphone rig.
        Sep 15, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @nithhoggr, Isn't it odd that the first thing depression does is to make us not want to do the very things that might make us feel less depressed. Unless you were listening on speakers instead, of course.
        Sep 16, 2022
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        For years, I've spent more time working out in my head how piano pieces should be played than I do listening to them. I don't believe in reincarnation, but it makes for interesting speculation. I shouldn't be surprised if used to be this guy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Foster
        Sep 16, 2022
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    9. fraggler
      fraggler
      Would anyone get a 3000 RTX series right now? I know 4000 is coming next year, but will they even be available within a reasonable time?
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      3. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        So I don't know... Can't decide between 4080 and 3090... I guess 4080 would be faster yet pricier? But yea, 24G VRAM on 3090 looks good to me for CGI, VFX and editing.
        Jul 20, 2022
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        From general comments I’ve seen it seems like now is the time to buy 3000 series if you are going for that. Nvidia had halted production on whatever 3xxx card they can to so they don’t have excess when 4xxx comes out.

        In terms of price and availability it won’t get much better than now for new cards
        Jul 21, 2022
      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        I won't buy used for something like this. Originally wanted to "splurge" on a 3070, but prices and availability killed that. Now that I see its performance on games I want to play with the eye candy on, I think 3080 perf is min. Given likely availability, prob looking at a year or more before the equiv 4000 is realistic. Hence debate. 1070 still works, just not amazeballs.
        Jul 21, 2022
    10. fraggler
      fraggler
      All these Bottlehead FS ads killing me. Selling my old S.E.X. is one of 2 audio decisions I still regret years later.
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      2. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I just want sex again...
        Jul 12, 2022
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Possibly I'd regret selling my old sex, but I'm not likely to find out because I doubt anybody would pay for it.
        Jul 12, 2022
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        @Merrick Sold an ECP L2 I got here from a Friend a short while ago.
        Jul 12, 2022
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    11. fraggler
      fraggler
      Finally got some Sony WF-1000MX4's (refurb for only $120). Much more comfortable than the MX3's that I killed . Sound is good enough.
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Jun 28, 2022
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        @gixxerwimp https://www.ebay.com/itm/265230176953. Came in non-retail packaging, but looks new. So far, no issues found, but if something crops up, 30 day return plus 2 year warranty. The store crops up on deal sites all the time and seem to be good enough.
        Jun 29, 2022
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      5. AllanMarcus
        AllanMarcus
        Just got mine from eBay. I have to bump up the treble a little, I’m amazed at quality of sound and ANC.
        Sep 1, 2022
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    12. fraggler
      fraggler
      I really like the Sony WH-1000XM5. ANC is freaky good, people say I am fine via the mic, and the sound quality is good enough for casual...
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      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        The XM2 battery lasts several hours longer than the XM3/4 even though they don't have auto off. The XM2 are the most durable.
        Jun 10, 2022
      4. Vansen
        Vansen
        The headphone present sensor on the XM4 causes issues with Teams/ Zooms calls on Windows/ MacOS for everyone at my work. Even if you have it disabled, the headphone will mute the speakers and mic if you lift the ear cup off of your head to hear something. You have to swap sound cards back and forth to restore audio. It also causes the FR to be slightly different on each ear.
        Jun 10, 2022
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      5. Vansen
        Vansen
        Just read a prior comment from you and it sounds like you an XM3. The coating on the XM4 is the same as the XM3. There are two physical differences between the XM3 and XM4: The XM3 headband can adjust for smaller heads than the XM4 can. There’s an ear present sensor in the left ear of the XM4.
        Jun 10, 2022
    13. fraggler
      fraggler
      Great news! The batteries for the Sony WF-1000xm3 are simply replaced. Bad news! The led is part of the circuit and I have a dead bud now
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Maybe I should stop trying to save money with DIY...
        May 26, 2022
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Which one died? I think I borked the ANC mic on one of mine by dropping it. Squeals occasionally and no bass with ANC, works fine passive. Wonder if 2 units from different sets can be paired.
        May 26, 2022
    14. fraggler
      fraggler
      Hmm, so after I jinxed myself with my celebration, I get about 40 minutes out of the ESS card in my Jot 2 before it does an electronic fade.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        With the card module or the whole amp itself?
        May 26, 2022
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        The card disappears from Windows, so I was assuming just the card. Have to move it back to where I have offboard DACs before I can isolate. Good suggestion. I might have killed the whole thing!
        May 26, 2022
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        "electronic fade." is this some kind of haircut or a way to wear your pants like the cool kids do?
        May 26, 2022
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    15. fraggler
      fraggler
      Does anyone else's Schiit gear randomly click? I am assuming it is some sort of protection. Even off, it happens.
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      2. jnak00
        jnak00
        Jot 2 will click a couple times about a minute after shutdown
        May 23, 2022
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I think @fraggler is referring to random clicks not due to bitrate change. I get clicks when other stuff is turned on/off, both up/downstream. Not fully random, but not standard behaviour.
        May 23, 2022
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      4. Woland
        Woland
        The Mjolnir 2 case 'clicks' while warming up and cooling down.
        May 23, 2022
    16. fraggler
      fraggler
      Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis almost evokes tears. As a nerdy child of the 80's, so much hope and emotion tied to it.
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        @insidious meme It is pretty wild reading about the soundtrack. I'd love to track down a lossless copy of one of the bootleg compilations, but for now, just enjoying the 3 disc set that came out on one of the anniversaries.
        May 23, 2022
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        @fraggler I have a FLAC copy of the Esper Retirement Edition from 2007, five CDs worth. Let me know if you want a copy!
        May 23, 2022
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      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Let me tell you about my mother.
        May 24, 2022
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    17. fraggler
      fraggler
      Way too early impressions: Sony WH-1000XM5 are very comfortable, ANC is insane, with the Android app used to EQ slightly, excellent sounding
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Un-eq'd a touch muddy/muted. Just a little boost in upper mids and treble and pretty darn good. I don't look for the technicalities I can get with a real setup since I am looking at all the non-SQ benefits of a set like this.
        May 21, 2022
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    18. fraggler
      fraggler
      Quite out of character, I pre-ordered a Sony WH-1000XM5. Hopefully good enough to allow me to get rid of a bunch of gear in the office.
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Will happily share, but my only BT references are an ancient set of Bose QC15 with an adapter and my Sony WF-1000XM3 in ears. I don't intend to commute with these so the added size isn't too big a deal as long as they are comfortable. Mainly, I need something competent for background listening while doing other things with no cable encumberments.
        May 20, 2022
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        I have almost wrecked my nice headphones while doing leather work because I forgot I was tethered and bent down to pick something up. I will also be moving my office into a larger room, but shared with my fiancee so the noise cancelling will be more important than fidelity as well.
        May 20, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @fraggler "...shared with my fiancee so the noise cancelling will be more important than fidelity as well."

        I just don't know where to start getting my head around that!
        May 22, 2022
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    19. fraggler
      fraggler
      Installed the ESS card in my Jot 2 and it works! Yay not losing $500 trying to save $50.
      1. zottel, Cryptowolf, sheldaze and 5 others like this.
      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        So you decided to go this route over Vali2+ with Modi3E?
        May 18, 2022
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        @gixxerwimp yes, for now. Purely for single box ergonomics. I may still grab a Modi3e if one pops up here, but given my current tendencies might just sell everything but main rig and go bluetooth.
        May 19, 2022
    20. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone want to invest in a Baiju bar in Chicago? Just as I am burning out, got hit with an 8th wind of entrepreneurial spirit.
      1. Cryptowolf likes this.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Occupation:
    www.egwoode.com, www.beehyyve.com
    Gear List:
    Transducers:

    Audeze LCD2 Classic
    Bose QC15 modded
    Carmody S2000
    Fostex T50RP modded
    Sennheiser HD650M
    Sennheiser x JAR HD650
    Sennheiser HD800 SBAFSDR
    Shure SE215
    Sony WF-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    ZMF Verite Closed African Blackwood

    DACs:

    iFi Micro iDSD Black
    iFi Zen DAC v1
    Motu M2
    Schiit Bifrost 2


    Amps:

    Adcom GFA-5200
    iFi Micro iDSD Black
    Schiit Jotunheim 2 (+ESS)
    Schiit Vali 2+
    Zampotech Shortest Way 51+

    Gadgets:
    RPi3 + 502DACPRO
    Schiit Eitr
    Schiit Loki+
    Schiit Lokius

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    Moode > RPi3+502DAC > Bifrost 2 > Lokius > Jotunheim 2/SW51+ > LCD-2 Classic, HD800SDRSBAF, HD650M, JAR650, VC Blackwood
    My work: www.egwoode.com