GoodEnoughGear
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Fuck me, Amazon just delivered my PortaPros 11 days early. Nov 21, 2018

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    1. 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
    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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
    5. 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
        bengo, obsiCO, Wilson and 4 others like this.
    6. 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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    7. 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
    8. 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.
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      I need a decent usb audio adapter with 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack...any suggestions? Portability not required.
      1. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        "Decent" and "combo jack" is a tough set of requirements- they tend to be found on lowest common denominator kit.
        Jul 16, 2018
      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Yeah I mean decent within the realm of that sort of crap. I have a shitty logitech that sounds better than the Jabra they issued me. The headphones are actually OK, but the usb DAC part (has 3.5mm combo) is utter shit.
        Jul 16, 2018
      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Suppose I can use a splitter too. So dedicated mic in is OK. Gamer unit?
        Jul 16, 2018
    12. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Whenever I see 'Leptoni' I can't help but think of a wiseguy with leprosy.
      1. Riotvan, Jinxy245 and Wilson like this.
    13. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Best lightweight VOIP headset? USB based, Skype for Business controls preferred. Stress lightweight - 4+ hrs calls some days.
      1. Vansen
        Vansen
        Plantronics Savi line up or Plantronics Legend.
        May 28, 2018
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    14. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Could have sworn Cizx posted a status update, bitches. I guess we are deleting posts now?
      1. purr1n
        purr1n
        He might have deleted it himself. He does that you know. Creates new accounts after being banned. Posts. Deletes.
        May 26, 2018
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Long as we're not censoring. Thanks.
        May 26, 2018
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    15. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Minty Audeze Sine closed used for $250 to 'upgrade' my work Kef M500s a decent deal?
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      2. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        If you're going to use EQ then I'd say go for it! It sounds pretty nice w/ EQ to me (and pretty bad without). Add some bass, reduce the peak at 7~8k, and you should be good to go. Its comfort isn't the best though being on-ear, hurts my ear after an hour - another thing to consider.
        May 22, 2018
      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Meh. Money better saved I think at the end of the day. Thanks for the feedback.
        May 22, 2018
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      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Smart choice. I consider the Sine as part of the Apple ecosystem. And if you're not willing to go down that rabbit hole a bit (not judging), then its more wise to look elsewhere. There's some weird voodoo, witchcraft, juu juu going on with that Cypher, that's more then just equalization...
        May 22, 2018
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    16. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim SBAFers!
      1. Merrick, Skyline, obsiCO and 5 others like this.
    17. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      I'm getting old...Superman and Lois Lane both gone. RIP Margot Kidder, it was a pretty rough journey in the end.
      1. David De Lucena, Cspirou and Jinxy245 like this.
    18. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Just made Dashi from scratch for the first time. This has promise. Need practise.
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    19. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      ECAF cap and tube nervosa...seems the closer you get to TOTL the further you are away.
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      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        The point of totl gear should be that you have bought your way out. Nervosa should be the game in mid-fi.
        Apr 24, 2018
      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Cap Nervosa (for me at least) was Sunday. Spent part of the afternoon today talking with @Melvillian about changing 7$ resistors on a $3K+ Amp.
        Apr 24, 2018
      4. Garns
        Garns
        If you know where you're coming from, where you want to go, and how you intend to get there, then it's not nervosa, it's just tweaking.
        Apr 25, 2018
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    20. GoodEnoughGear
      GoodEnoughGear
      Nice to see Lyr 3 reviews getting out of the honeymoon phase.
      1. nithhoggr, Lyer25, Cryptowolf and 7 others like this.
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Well tbh, it seems to be the case for every massdrop/schiit product. I don't really believe in something being too good for the price.
        Apr 11, 2018
      4. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        @Cellist88 less complaining, more contributing. Feel free to try these products and report back with your experience in a constructive and informative manner.
        Apr 11, 2018
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      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        @k4star ? I agree with most of your opinions. I did try schiit stuff and never liked anything outside the Yggdrasil A2. ECP T3 was not my cup of tea, Massdrop Plus was not good(which i posted), Focal Clears impressions mirror @bazelio's impressions on the loaner. I don't have headphones at the moment. Just pointing out a pattern which follows the graph you posted before your ban.
        Apr 11, 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