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Spotify moves Hifi launch timing to "future". https://is.gd/QniHgP Jan 8, 2022

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    1. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      2. nishan99
        nishan99
        @crenca One word: marketing.

        I already saw dozens of my normy friends swear by lossless through their Raycons. Like what the fuck?.
        Jan 8, 2022
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Interesting @nishan99 . I won't complain it actually helps me and other audiophiles for whom lossless is audible (through the main rig). Heck, I sometimes convince myself I can tell the difference through the Bose QC35's when I'm on the treadmill...;)
        Jan 8, 2022
      4. bixby
        bixby
        They actually have nearly completed the longest and most thorough market research ever. They have concluded, "it's a waste of time and the huge majority of our users do not care". ergo, there will be no Spotify hifi. :)
        Jan 8, 2022
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    2. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Cryptowolf MSRP should be under 3000USD/pr. I've heard them with non-Hypex electronics and they seemed very good. My own mains use the same compression driver and it's one of the best on the market right now. Some guy on DIYA wrote that it outdoes his Be TAD horns in some regards.
        Dec 12, 2021
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        So does this work the same as a port-baffle unity horn? or is there something more going on closer to slot porting?
        Dec 12, 2021
      5. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @yotacowboy while it looks similar, the principle isn't akin to the Danleyesque unity horn. The woofers are front loaded by the slot and back loaded by the cab/port to create an equal acoustic load on both sides. At least that's what the lead acoustician told me. The slot placement allows for a virtual coax source to manifest as seen in the polars.
        Dec 12, 2021
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    3. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Hot take: Sean Olive is the Jordan Peterson of headphones.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        I love Green Olives or Olives on Pizza. Who is a Sean Olive? Where I can buy it?
        Dec 8, 2021
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        i like where this could go. kinda, maybe, audiophiles have no right to compel Sean Olive to call them anything other than consumers? or, do both Peterson and Olive obfuscate through intentional ambiguity?
        Dec 8, 2021
      5. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Charming but inaccurate. Sean Olive is a populist: what most people prefer should be a standard. Jordan Peterson simply made a standard based on what he prefers and says other people should prefer it also.
        Dec 8, 2021
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    4. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      AKM to resume shipments in 2022. Factory back online.
      1. Sqveak, Qildail, zonto and 16 others like this.
    5. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      SINAD = an ad for the Chinese.
      1. dllmsch
        dllmsch
        Ahh, SIno's Nonsense ADvertising I see.
        Jul 6, 2021
      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Certain Chinese with a "science" marketing site ... let us not forget the genuine genius of Jeff Zhu, Holo Audio, also Chinese.
        Jul 6, 2021
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    6. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      I've entered the ball bearing nervosa for my esk8. Do I overpay for ceramic or stay pleb with steel?
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        If you're serious, look at BOCA bearing for full ceramics. If you don't want to overpay, get the bare balls and pull the seals/cages and go hybrid. for hybrid, it's worth it to go with Si3N4. over time they'll eat the races but SS races are a good bit cheaper to replace. basically just buy a new SS cartridge and swap the silicon balls over again.
        Jun 29, 2021
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Good to know @yotacowboy ! I went with Zealous ceramic hybrids, which are almost 2x the price of SS, but should last longer. If they do last 2x the mileage of SS, then I'll be happy. However I am kinda concerned how they deal with rough roads. Time'll tell.
        Jun 30, 2021
    7. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Apple Music users with the right hps - is Atmos doing it for you?
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Honestly, yes. But with the the caveat that I’m enjoying it as an alternate way to enjoy music on a device that is inherently compromised (airpods do AAC only).
        Jun 8, 2021
    8. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Heard a 40" Powersoft M-force sub. It was something...
      1. gixxerwimp
        May 2, 2021
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        The stage company guys told me that they finally reached the practical limit of LF SPL. When that thing would swing at full force, people could hear Doppler distortion of the rest of the spectrum, as it rode the moving air from the M-Force.
        May 2, 2021
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      3. Azteca
    9. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Blood work report came in today. The D is gone, but dat blood dummy thiccc, boi!
    10. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Years back I had a Pioneer receiver of similar vintage - not the model in the vid, but it looked close - on loan for a while. Not quite what I'd have called hifi.
        Feb 23, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I like those JBL L4311's. But not turning up the high and lows. Yeah, let's make them more V shaped. mp3 was designed to hide the details. Glad to see we are getting away from that. If we can stream 4K, we can do full wav.
        Feb 23, 2021
      5. rlow
        rlow
        If this gets more people (younger people presumably) into real hifi I’m all for it. Go Billie and Finneas (and Spotify).
        Feb 23, 2021
    11. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      RIP Rupert Neve
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Damn. Seeing him in interviews going back a few years I guess it was obvious he was having a good run but it's still a surprise. Like Betty White would be almost.
        Feb 13, 2021
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Double Damn! Another great, gone.
        Feb 13, 2021
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    12. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Extended my speaker response from 30Hz to 19Hz. 2x12" to help 4x6" midwoofs. Kick now has proper meat.
    13. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      1. Priidik
        Priidik
        This is certainly true to extent. Most of our perceptions are illusions. However it is easy to draw for laypeople the conclusion that unaltered perception is impossible, it is not.
        Jan 10, 2021
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    14. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      I dunno guys, so far the 2021 feels the same.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        I disagree, too many fireworks going on. So yeah, this day starts loud. Did you know fireworks were forbidden in NL? Guess what, people are people.
        Dec 31, 2020
      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        2 hours in the initial impressions... I guess some might like it. Some mods and it might be good for classical.
        Dec 31, 2020
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You mean cannons instead of percussion for Beethoven's 9th Symphony? Adds more impact, that is certain...
        Dec 31, 2020
    15. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Good speakers sound like different speakers with each different recording.
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @JK47 9/10 audio show people disagree!
        Nov 17, 2020
      4. zonto
        zonto
        @Hrodulf, what speakers would you classify as having this characteristic, and ones that don't?
        Nov 17, 2020
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      5. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Also: a good room sounds like different rooms with each different recording.
        Nov 17, 2020
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    16. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        "Fabrics with nap, such as velvet ... have a higher quotient for catching fire because they ignite much more quickly ...."
        Oct 28, 2020
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        ^^^This post was made by SabreGang. #rattlerattle
        Oct 28, 2020
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        "The report pointed out that it took three days for the fire to be completely extinguished,..." Three days!? Damn!
        Oct 28, 2020
    17. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Went to a Genny 8351B listening session. Very underwhelming.
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @gixxerwimp they've actually improved the bass/mid integration by lowering the crossover. But stuff like soundstaging was unusually bad. I'm starting to suspect that the UA interface might've been to blame as well. Or maybe I'm getting spoiled.
        Sep 18, 2020
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      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        Were they dsp-d for room as well?
        Ime the old Class-AB egg monitors imaged better than the newer Class-D with the dsp crapp, and imaging went actually worse with room corrections active. Depth of soundfield took a dump.
        Sep 18, 2020
      5. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Priidik , yeah GLM was there as well. On/Off, I preferred it enabled because it negated SBIR bass boost. But damn, I kinda expected them to take more than one measurement. Correcting from a single point is a lottery. With GLM ON the soundstage was better as lows were pushed back and mids had more room to work, but damn... the sound was very unnatural. I had very high hopes for the coax driver.
        Sep 18, 2020
    18. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      1. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Enable auto-translated CC's if you don't speak Putin.
        Sep 2, 2020
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      2. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        If its effecting your (the guy running the site) mental health this badly, you've gotta pull the plug, in my opinion.
        Jul 31, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Most reviewers, in most fields, are proud of being independent. This guy doesn't want to be a reviewer he wants to be a paid PR man.
        Aug 1, 2020
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      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Thad E Ginathom I think he's just a troubled man with delusions. I'd never go into content marketing and expect it to pay for itself. Unless I have some ultra valuable way to give unique insight.
        Aug 1, 2020
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    20. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Interesting, Audeze has dropped head tracking from their newest gamer headphone.
      1. Hands
        Hands
        It's because head tracking is shit for gaming unless it's VR. Then it's a necessity. I'd wager this is a product slated below Mobius and meant to be less of a niche product meant for the everyday gamer? *Checks Audeze site* Yup, seems that way.
        Jul 15, 2020
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      2. Taverius
        Taverius
        Depends on the game. Most of the issue is that good head tracking is expensive and awkward, so only simulators bother with it.

        Flight/space/driving sims are awful without it. So is ARMA tbh.

        But there's no standard, open protocol for it, and all the good ones are like 150+bucks, so very few games support it.

        Also the tracking on the mobius isn't good.
        Jul 15, 2020
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      3. Hands
        Hands
        WTF, this new headphone doesn't even have virtual surround? I figure take out the tracking, no biggie...But the surround too? LOL
        Jul 15, 2020
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