GoodEnoughGear
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GoodEnoughGear

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Got my first varifocals and they're taking quite some getting used to. It's a unique headache. Jan 29, 2019

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    1. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Got my first varifocals and they're taking quite some getting used to. It's a unique headache.
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Yeah I confess I'm avoiding them more than embracing them. Hunting for the 'sweet spot' is still very mechanical and error-prone.
        Jan 29, 2019
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        What they tell me is that you have to commit. If you keep using the old stuff, you'll never adapt. That's what they tell me: obviously I never did.
        I looked into it again recently (no pun intended), and they seem to have evolved since I tried them, especially if you spend really a lot. But people say there is stuff like PC screens that single-vision suits a heap better. I spend a lot of time in front of a screen.
        Jan 30, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Did you get a money-back-if-not-happy deal? how long before you have to swallow it? I guess... you should give them a proper chance
        Jan 30, 2019
    2. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      ...checking @Psalmanazar timeline to see if he's getting any sleep...
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        No, man, he's OK. He's an institution. I'd just block him otherwise. This is just lighthearted.
        Jan 17, 2019
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I also didn’t realize the context until I saw his post-a-thon which is informative and entertaining ;)
        Jan 17, 2019
      5. HitmanFluffy
    3. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Mobile layout seems to have changed - no 'Alerts' in top navbar anymore. Anyone else seeing this?
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Never seen Alerts in chrome on my ancient five-incher.
        Jan 16, 2019
      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Sometimes it's a matter of going landscape....not enough room at the top.
        Jan 16, 2019
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        It wasn't working either way - I don't see Alerts in portrait but in landscape I did/do. My screen scaling must have somehow wonked out.
        Jan 16, 2019
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    4. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      My Fenix (watch) has BT audio so I bought a BT headset for running. This is radical convenience! Roll on future.
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    5. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Bored and did some A/B between GO2A and dac1541. Impressed again at the wee GO2A. It may be the one thing that saves Larry from hell.
      1. Merrick, westermac, Jokko and 2 others like this.
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      3. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        One of the few listenable ESS Sabre units too!
        Jan 8, 2019
      4. Jokko
        Jokko
        Through my Genelecs I preferred my Geek Pulse over a NAD C510, I thought it was going to be the otherway around, but nope :)
        Jan 9, 2019
      5. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Yup this was through the Gennies too.
        Jan 9, 2019
    6. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Happy NY! Skipped the eve and opted for a 6am 10k hill climb instead. I'm old like that now, but happy with it.
      1. jayeshrc, bixby, Wilson and 18 others like this.
      2. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        I can’t think of a better way to start the year.
        Jan 1, 2019
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      3. Taverius
        Taverius
        That's something I started doing at like, 22 when I'm in the mountains at New years. No better skiing than 8am on jan1, just you and the snow.

        I guess I aged fast? xD
        Jan 1, 2019
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      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Took me a while to learn :).
        Jan 1, 2019
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    7. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      People mistake us for dicks on sbaf when it's quite obvious we're assholes.
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      2. bengo
      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Time to write up specifics on what constitutes a Golden Asshole Award. (Actually I'd call it the Purple Starfish, but I'm getting ahead of myself.)
        Dec 21, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Whoever that person was, I am surprised they lasted that long.
        Dec 22, 2018
    8. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Schiit please make a Fulla but with a mic input and a combo 3.5 Headphone/mic jack for doing VOIP calls at work. Call it the Talkin Schiit.
      1. Merrick, obsiCO, westermac and 9 others like this.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I don't like reverb and room noise when I am on VOIP calls.
        Dec 20, 2018
      4. westermac
        westermac
        I would buy that; nobody making laptops with line input jacks anymore. Where are we supposed to stick our plugs?
        Dec 20, 2018
      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        @westermac Schiit used to make an ADC, but it did not sell well.
        Dec 20, 2018
    9. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Man I don't listen to my Andros enough. No calls at work, most folks are gone already, so IEM time. Fucking beauty.
    10. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Maybe Marv you want to look up BWC on urban dictionary, Unless it's part of your redneck journey...
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Why oh why did I look that up :)))
        Dec 12, 2018
        OldDude04 and Jinxy245 like this.
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Maybe that's why Irene was here...
        Dec 13, 2018
    11. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Fuck me, Amazon just delivered my PortaPros 11 days early.
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        OK these sound way better than they should. That bass is solid. Big thumbs up. <edit>And Sonarworks has a profile! Which works great. What a little gem.</edit>
        Nov 21, 2018
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        Wonder if there have been running changes of any significance since I bought my pair ~1993 ?!!
        Nov 21, 2018
      4. rlow
        rlow
        I loved my Portas until my roommate in university ripped the cables out of one side :’(
        Nov 21, 2018
    12. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      @brencho and/or other mods, how about a Room Acoustics section in Two Channel?
      1. LetMeBeFrank, rlow, westermac and 7 others like this.
      2. brencho
        brencho
        Good idea! The treatment discussion currently lives in some general two channel thread or just spread around the forum? Go for it man.
        Nov 10, 2018
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        I’m all for it. I see a lot of people who have their equipment rack or TV between their speakers. I’ve found that removing the rack and or TV improves imaging. I love to see what people are doing.
        Nov 10, 2018
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Right now the structure is "Two Channel Gear Discussion" with subcategories "Preamps", "Power Amps" and "Speakers". Acoustics fit into none of these, so I propose adding "Acoustics". Subcategories could be "Home Theatre", "Listening Rooms" "outdoors" "Professional" ...you get the picture. Need an admin to create this. Maybe it deserves a proper thread for input?
        Nov 10, 2018
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    13. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
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      2. Xecuter
        Xecuter
        not good, the space just isn't going to be viable without spending over 70k aud to waterproof and modify hallways and won't be perfect anyway. I've taken the biggest room in the house 3.4x4 metres and slowly turning it into a bit of what I dreamt of. Saving for the next house. I'll make sure I have room for a 10x6 metre room ;)
        Nov 8, 2018
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Crap. Tough break :(. I;m looking into all this because we're getting ready to buy something bigger so I need to know what I'm looking for - Mrs GEG has all her ducks in a row (of course) ;).
        Nov 8, 2018
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      4. Xecuter
        Xecuter
        5 x 6 metre room would be ideal, or acreage so you can just plonk that wherever you want. Depends what you are trying to do and how close the neighbours are!

        P.s. I basically bought this house so she could get a dog. They always get what they want! Haha
        Nov 8, 2018
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    14. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      I see PortaPros come with mics now. I actually prefer small/light at work so these will go up against KEF M500 summer sweaty ear-warmers.
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        The M500's retain their crown, but the PortaPros did much better than their price would suggest. They do need EQ to bring out the best in them though. They are a bit too dark, bassy and a bit woolly sounding on their own. Sonarworks works well, carving out about 4dB around 120hz with wide Q and then lifting to +3dB starting at 500hz with some specific peaks and troughs but generally ramping up to +12dB at 20khz.
        Nov 22, 2018
      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I'd need more careful listening to evaluate other aspects but I'm not sure it matters - they beat the crap out of my work Jabras which was the goal. Work listening isn't critical in my context at all, so I'm quite pleased with PortaPros + GO2A as a summer and travel work setup.
        Nov 22, 2018
    15. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Getting kinda annoyed with all the dislikes on posts with no explanation. Looks like you're just being pissy. Known grumps excepted.
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I agree - it's easy to see when it's obvious noise, those dislikes need no explanation.
        Oct 25, 2018
      3. JK47
        JK47
        Noise, piss poor quality posts, ass hattery, etc, all are defined differently by our members.
        Oct 25, 2018
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        JK47 has spoken. Sometimes justice is random. Sometime justice has a reason. The dislike is the bitterness in a beautiful espresso. Accept it and you accept what makes coffee coffee.
        Oct 25, 2018
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    16. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Going through the Jazz Nuts thread, stalled on page 1 with Michel Petrucciani Trio. This could take a few years...
      1. Cryptowolf, DigMe, Gaspasser and 4 others like this.
      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Depending on what you are looking for there is a ton of beautiful stuff posted by @earnmyturns and @Changeling
        Also another great source is the jazztrail.net blog that earnmyturns menioned.
        Oct 20, 2018
      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Gaspasser Thanks! The thread is becoming a better one than the trusted Jazz Beat thread over at Steve Hoffmans forum in my opinion. Hope to see more contributors moving forward.
        Oct 21, 2018
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    17. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      "Go to first unread" link seems to be missing...anyone else seeing that?
      1. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Well of course now it's back.
        Oct 16, 2018
    18. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene (new master recording) on Soekris DAC1541/Genelecs nearfield is insane.
      1. Merrick, Cellist88, rtaylor76 and 2 others like this.
    19. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Just a shoutout for Neutron. It's the Foobar of Android players, just gets stuff right even if it don't look as good as UAPP.
      1. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Yep, the interface is fugly like an Amiga-era "scene" cruncher, but it does a really good job, especially for people trying to sidestep Android's own upsampling while using a phone's internal DAC.
        Aug 21, 2018
      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        (Though the external DAC support has historically been a little unreliable and temperamental on occasion.)
        Aug 21, 2018
    20. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Is it a full moon? WTF is this shit?
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        See y'all tomorrow. I'll be holing up with some anime, or sleeping until this all blows over.
        Jul 20, 2018
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      3. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Speaking of moons, there's a total lunar eclipse next week, check if it'll be visible from you location.

        I realized this is a complete tangent, but more rewarding than talking about nutters.
        Jul 20, 2018
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      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Oooh, HK lunar events often coincide with ours, so maybe!
        Jul 20, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Occupation:
    Technology strategy
    Gear List:
    Mobile: LG V30, GO2A SE, CA Andromeda
    Work: GO2A, KEF M500
    Home: DAC1541, HD6XX, Genelec 8030B x 2 + 7050B Sub