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So I know not a love for Episodes 7-9 here, but anyone ride the Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland? Feb 5, 2020

    1. imackler
      imackler
      So I know not a love for Episodes 7-9 here, but anyone ride the Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland?
    2. imackler
      imackler
      Do any classical music lovers use a guide of recordings so you don't have to rebuild your library every time you switch music subscription?
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      3. imackler
        imackler
        @Claritas yeah, but you get to hear so much stuff you've never heard with a good quality subscription. I'm not in a place to buy this many cds. I am starting to go back to the same album so many times I'm thinking about buying a few.
        Jan 18, 2020
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        God bless youtube! It helps me figure out what to take seriously and what to avoid.
        Jan 18, 2020
      5. lagadu
        lagadu
        Not what you're asking for but when I switch subscriptions, I use soundiiz to regenerate my library. I wouldn't descibe it as doing a good job but it's significantly better than nothing.
        Jan 19, 2020
    3. imackler
      imackler
      Just kicking tires here.. If you have an Eikon you're interested in selling, shoot me a PM, with price, condition, etc.? Thank you!
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    4. imackler
      imackler
      I've been loving Qobuz. But I have the same issue I had with Spotify. Is there any software to organize favorites? I like folder systems...
    5. imackler
      imackler
      PSA: Drop has more JVC HA-FDX1 available. Still $250 and an extra $5 gets them delivered before Christmas.
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      3. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I cancelled the first time, but those are so generally praised by those more knowledgeable than I, I have give them a go.
        Dec 19, 2019
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Sure hope the laoner gets here today so I can decide if they are worth it.
        Dec 19, 2019
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      5. RobS
        RobS
        Awesome been waiting for the restock
        Dec 19, 2019
    6. imackler
      imackler
      Any violinists or cellists out there? I'm curious whether you think the HD600 or 650 captures the essence of your instrument best...
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      3. imackler
        imackler
        ...but Rostropovich also sounds different on either headphone. I owned a HD600 first so it seems... "truer" to me, but I think that is only priority of ownership. It didn't seem crazy to think there was a violinist or cellist (or for that matter, any musician) here who could say why they prefer their instrument on one headphone over another (or any, for that matter), but then again, I'm not a musician!
        Dec 19, 2019
      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        As a woodwind musician, listening is a much different experience than playing. Still throws me off after 20 years, even when I'm at a live performance. The player's sinus cavity is part of the instrument, turns out.
        Dec 19, 2019
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Honestly don't know if me being a cello player gives me better insight. The way I play the cello sounds totally different from from the pros I've heard and it's even different from whoever claimed first chair in my orchestra. The way you hold it and bow all has an effect. Only way I could compare is if I heard Rostropovich live and through the HD 600
        Dec 19, 2019
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    7. imackler
      imackler
      A couple years ago I heard Dvorak for the first time. I now listen to a LOT of Dvorak. Who has seized your ears for a long period of time?
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      2. Wilson
        Wilson
        Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, The Velvet Underground.
        Dec 8, 2019
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Oh and The Clash. Always The Clash.
        Dec 8, 2019
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Bach, going on over 20 years. I don't think John Sebastian has dropped below 50% of my listening in the past dozen years.
        Dec 8, 2019
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    8. imackler
      imackler
      Jealous reading about typical suburban noise decibels. There is currently a train outside idling so loudly my windows are rattling.
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      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I enjoy Glendale, and listening to the coyotes howl at the sirens.
        Nov 27, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Airplanes overhead, small trucks, cars, speeding bikes, tricycles, neighbours with karaoke machines or just drunk talking, not to mention my dad's 30+ birds in an aviary just outside my window :(
        Nov 27, 2019
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        In the place I'm at now, there's actual silence. There's major parts of the day where I hear no vehicles.
        Nov 28, 2019
    9. imackler
      imackler
      So...It's a week from December. Do you know what that means?
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      2. imackler
        imackler
        Award season! When do nominations start?
        Nov 24, 2019
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        I nominate the streaming platforms that nowadays have more content for a start. Tool is streaming. Tool even knocked Taylor Swift from her top position on the charts for a while, that is funny...
        Nov 25, 2019
    10. imackler
      imackler
      As long as you know the album you're looking for, Qobuz is pretty awesome. I feel its a nice upgrade from lossy spotify.
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      2. imackler
        imackler
        I mostly listen to classical though; I know others are less happy with its catalog.
        Nov 22, 2019
    11. imackler
      imackler
      New Fulla and Hel are offered by Schiit. Fulla 2 is down to $79.
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      3. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        ...and could be a cool input on Gun/Yggdrasil LPCM->2.0
        Oct 29, 2019
      4. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        AV Receivers (Mandatory) require multichannel PCM (LPCM) output, regardless of ATMOS/DTSMA/TRUEHD. So question is, is WIN10/MacOS LPCM just sitting there for simple output thru USB (then TrueMB does the magic)? Hmmmm.
        Oct 29, 2019
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        If hell freezes over it needs a new DAC...
        Oct 30, 2019
    12. imackler
      imackler
      Are there any decent portable dacs that indicate what the bit rate is, like the Mojo, but 1) cheaper and 2) less obtuse?
      1. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        How about dragonfly Cobalt? I guess they do have some color scheme to show the file resolution.
        Sep 17, 2019
      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        If you are ok with just sample rate and not bit rate, although if it isn't 44.1, it's always 24 bits (all I have seen) used geek pulses go for cheap and sq is decent.
        Sep 17, 2019
    13. imackler
      imackler
      Warm-climate friends: How do you balance too hot for headphones with the background noise of AC units? Hot ears vs. wirrrrrrr....
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Only the celing fan bothers me when I am trying to listen to speakers in the same room.
        Aug 30, 2019
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Somehow listening to full-size headphones naked feels wrong, but listening to IEMs feels ok. Independent of temperature...
        Aug 30, 2019
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      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Actually, yes, there's silent central AC. I have 2 of them, and the neighbor has 2 more on the same side of our houses. They could all 4 be running and we could nearly have a whispered conversation.

        New ones ain't cheap, though!
        Aug 31, 2019
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    14. imackler
      imackler
      One exciting product announcement and we're calling them Drop? Where's the resistance?
    15. imackler
      imackler
      Does any know of a great sounding tablet out of the headphone out?
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Surface Pro? A mark 1 or 2 Pro is cheap.
        Jul 18, 2019
      2. drgumbybrain
        drgumbybrain
        The first iPad Pro 9,7. Better than chord mojo imho
        Jul 19, 2019
    16. imackler
      imackler
      Does anyone know any tricks to organize albums on spoitfy? Mobile is especially brutal...
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      3. imackler
        imackler
        @Gaspasser Could you explain more? I had an ipod touch but its horrible scrolling down all the saved albums, especially on a small screen. But with the update, can you search only your album folder? That would help a lot... What other filters are there? I'm thinking of getting an ipad...
        Jul 9, 2019
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      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Jul 9, 2019
    17. imackler
      imackler
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        the marketing seems to hint a lot at this being close-ish to their top shelf offerings. i would happily pay $1k for a slightly stunted or ugly/utlitarian Solaris... so i'm intrigued to see where IO lands.
        Apr 25, 2019
      4. cskippy
        cskippy
        No dynamic bass like Solaris but maybe a baby Andro? Would be awesome!
        Apr 25, 2019
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      5. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        I've never loved any BA IEMs. The closest I've come was the Noble 5, but there's always something a little weird about them that causes me fatigue. It's been a few years since I bothered buying one, though, so maybe they've improved.
        Apr 25, 2019
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    18. imackler
      imackler
      Anyone have an Ibasso DX50 or DX90 coaxial cable laying around? I think mine has a short...
      1. imackler
        imackler
        I think the 1st gen Fiio X3 or X5 cable would work, too
        Mar 16, 2019
    19. imackler
      imackler
      Goodbye, Nyquist. Sad to see you traded.
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Don't worry. He will return with an alias.
        Feb 26, 2019
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    20. imackler
      imackler
      I'm sure it's subjective but do you personally suspect you can only hear the difference in mp3 vs. FLAC at high volumes? Just curious.
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      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        It’s not subjective, just listen to anything not in the foreground. (Conditional on having a good enough headphone/chain)
        Feb 16, 2019
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      4. james444
        james444
        LAME has been the best mp3 encoder for years now. They keep a list of "nasty" test samples that are known to cause problems:

        http://lame.sourceforge.net/quality.php

        AFAIK, no one has submitted a sample in quite some time that causes problems at high bitrate encoding with the more recent builds of LAME. Pretty much all remaning issues are @128kbit/s or lower.
        Feb 16, 2019
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      5. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        Need to watch out for Joint Stereo. I personally prefer 320CBR (stereo).

        Besides MP3, AAC and OGG should work fine.
        Feb 17, 2019
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