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DEQ2496 has ended up being more rewarding than expected. Wish dedicated processing units like this were more commonplace. Apr 6, 2021

    1. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      DEQ2496 has ended up being more rewarding than expected. Wish dedicated processing units like this were more commonplace.
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Watching...curious to see if this stands the test of time and doesn't introduce sins (either commission or omission) that are only evident after some 'unprimed' listening.
        Apr 7, 2021
      4. PTS
        PTS
        "If freakin Behringer can make one for $350... where's the nice audiophile EQ? Build it into a preamp, or even a DAC."

        That's what the RME ADI-2 is (if that particular DAC is to your liking).
        Apr 7, 2021
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @robot zombie, audiophilia stole the tone controls. You can't expect it to give full EQ now.

        But @PTS points out that, RME, coming from the semi-pro field, has no such sensitivities.
        Apr 8, 2021 at 11:05 AM
    2. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      I don't wanna give this Jot 2 loaner up, mannn... bet i'mma have a hard time finding a better value balanced amp for my LCD2Cs. Dang dude!
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    3. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      My mom managed to get a movie out of walmart that throws Cinavia code 3 lol
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    4. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Two questions for people who use 'cooling body soap':
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      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Come to think of it, I'm betting I've been gifted some at some point and never used it. Maybe buried in one of the bathroom cabinets. Those things are basically graveyards for gifts like that.
        Mar 6, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Back when aromatherapy wasn't even a word, people experimented with stuff. Once, with flu and feeling very feverish, I put a few drops of essential oil of peppermint in the bath.

        You know why mint makes your mouth cold? Because it's actually a mild local anaesthetic. Yes: you can, I found, do that to your whole body. Not advisable. Especially if you're steaming feverish inside.
        Mar 7, 2021
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      5. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Oh sure, a nice eucalyptus bath is fine. I just draw the line at directly and vigorously applying lathering mentholated goo on sensitive areas. And its not like it is subtle. Open up a bottle and 'feel the rush' in your nose.

        That's the other thing. They tend to be marketed as energizing more than soothing. For people who rub menthol on their nipples I guess.
        Mar 7, 2021
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    5. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      One of the reccomended articles when I opened firefox was "19 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do" and...
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @robot zombie: make your own list. You /are/ emotionally intelligent. So you could just pick 19 things. But... why would you?
        Feb 3, 2021
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I occasionally wonder if the right answer is not to “optimize”/gamify every aspect of life? I mean, I’ve managed to live this long and only found a few “life hacks” as actually useful and not pedantic compulsive ways of organizing a task that only adds to the mental burden. A time saving way to do something better? Sign me up. A listicle of 19 items to make my CDO (see what I did there?) worse, nope.
        Feb 3, 2021
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        42 is always good ;-)
        Feb 3, 2021
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    6. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Man, major mixed feelings about LCD2C with Dekoni Velours. Better in so many ways. More balanced, but maybe that isn't quite what I wanted.
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      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        @HotRatSalad I would expect more people to prefer the 2F, honestly wouldn't surprise me. The prominent dip is make or break. I personally don't find them overly dark. Cymbals almost sound a bit splashy to me. To me HD6xx's sound more rolled off on the upper extreme.

        I am all about the bass and midrange on them. They've got that over the 2F for me, though the 2F is generally the better balanced headphone.
        Jan 29, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        You should be able to order the slanted vegan pads direct from Audeze. You have to provide your serial number, but they are THE best pads for the LDD-2C IMO. Still retains killer bass, tames the top end 8k peak, and the slats give them a bit of space.
        Jan 30, 2021
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      5. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        @rtaylor76 So you CAN still get those directly from them? I was curious about them but it didn't seem too hopeful. Have to just reach out and see what they say. Is there a specific name or part number I should ask for?
        Jan 30, 2021
    7. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      First hour with LCD2C was confusing. Tone is super-weird. I also haven't taken them off in 3 hours. I think I actually like em.
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      3. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        @Hands has some excellent measurements on the improvements the OEM Vegan Pads bring, amp pairing is important but I feel that the PADs are even more worthwhile
        Jan 14, 2021
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      4. mroneto
        mroneto
        I had mixed feelings about them too for a while, paired with my Jot 1 and Vali 2+. I almost ended up selling them after about a month.
        Then I read about people who pad rolled to the Dekoni Elite Velours, bought a set for myself and now I think I'll be keeping these.
        Jan 15, 2021
      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        LCD-2C needs only two things...the vegan slanted pads to give them some space and tame that 8K peak, and a good amp with good power. Vali 2 was never enough - too congested. Lyr 3 was great, Liquid Carbon is what I use now, and Liquid Platinum is what I would use if I were a rich man.
        Jan 15, 2021
    8. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Why didnt I get the yaxi pads sooner? I think it was the hype. Theyre actually worth it though.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Porta pro? It seems like a meme, but to me it is a huge step in the right direction.
        Jan 13, 2021
      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        It really is better across the board. Extension is better, with more air. Maybe a touch less of that upper mid edge. Tone largely unchanged, just some clarity. And so much more comfy.
        Jan 14, 2021
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    9. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Happy blew year's. Be safe and don't do drugs. And if you DO do drugs, please do them safely.
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Yes ie with friends you trust and in a safe environment ideally nature but at least not at a party.
        Dec 31, 2020
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        Music is my drug. And beer. Tonight is music and beer at home.
        Dec 31, 2020
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    10. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      I'm realizing... I think subconsciously look for new music because it gives me a new point to look back from. Probe where it comes from.
      1. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        That's arguably the better part. Only thing better than finding something new and interesting is discovering all of the older stuff leading up to it.
        Dec 29, 2020
    11. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      I've been looking at those LCD2C's... Think I'm coming down with planarism. Uh oh.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Think about that Code-X on sale right now instead
        Nov 26, 2020
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    12. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Ear infections suck. Looks like it's just outer ear, but my ear canals are too swollen to see inside. No headphones for now :/
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      2. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Thanks yall. I think I'm lucky, my hearing seems fine aside from the crickets - just a painful lurch with any air pressure changes. Probably got it as a result of flipping my hair back in the shower and shooting water straight in.

        I was worried it would be middle or inner, where the damage tends to happen. All I can say now is when this clears I'm sure my headphone setup will be mindblowing. :D
        Nov 24, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Been away from here for a couple of days. Hope you're better already!
        Nov 27, 2020
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      4. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        It's a lot better than before thanks to the antibiotics - not much pain now, though my ears will apparently still ring louder for quite a while after loud noises. Shouldn't have cheated with the music last night! Still gotta let it heal.
        Nov 27, 2020
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    13. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      SW51+ w/ Tungsram EF184 is, well... you ever just hear something and light up like a cheshire cat? Just chuckling away. It's like that.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        I hate tube sellers. I said it before and I'll say it again, out of the hundreds of tubes I've tested roughly 30% were good as advertised.
        Nov 14, 2020
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      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I wouldn't be surprised. I think if I was sniffing out rare, expensive tubes I'd need to invest in a tester. Though for less expensive ones backed by return policy, I'm not quite as concerned. The chances are a lot slimmer that some rare, expensive tube will be good, just by those things.
        Nov 14, 2020
      4. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I never knew it could be that bad, though. But like you said, without testing equipment, I wouldn't. Something I'd consider if I was planning on hunting tubes regularly.
        Nov 14, 2020
    14. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Some days the tinnitus bugs me. One day I'll be like ma, going crazy from it. Less a problem enjoying music, more the rest of the time.
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      2. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I've ALWAYS had it though. I vaguely remember being around 4 and telling my parents I could "hear the quiet" at nap time, which I'm sure was really confusing for them, haha. I think back then I thought the ringing was an actual sound in the room.
        Oct 24, 2020
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I can hear blood flow when it's quiet, basically the sea shell effect but lower volume. Also have some allergies to soja and milk which causes fluid buildup in my sinuses that mess with my hearing. Causing ringing.
        Oct 25, 2020
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      4. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        For me, it's steady high-pitched noise, like if you did a high pass on white noise or something. Mostly I don't notice it, but when I do latch on, it's there for days. Surely some damage involved (can think of too many events LOL,) but it's hard to say since it's always been there. Can't remember a time when sleeping in silence was ever possible.
        Oct 25, 2020
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    15. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      One day I will learn to stop being a splitter schlub and just buy a real preamp. What I really want is a reasonable DAC with 2 SE outputs.
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Do you use Modi Multibit currently? Save your pennies for a used Gungnir Multibit man. It’s a kick ass upgrade, although some say the SE outs are not the best, I think it’s over exaggerated, especially if the rest of your rig isn’t insanely resolving.
        Oct 21, 2020
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      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I do. That one was an impulse b-stock grab, just to sample the Schiit MB sound. I really like it in spite of not being amazing on the technicalities, so Gungnir Multibit's not off the table. Got an SW51+ coming that I anticipate I'll be sticking with amp-wise, and the next look was going to be DAC/preamp. And then hopefully be happy for another coupla years. Appreciate the recc
        Oct 21, 2020
    16. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Note to self: if you're going to get all jacked up and headbang like a maniac STAND THE FUCK UP.
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      2. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Dyou mean to tell me headbanging in a chair doesn't count? :/

        What if I spin and roll around at the same time. Will that help?
        Jul 26, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Do you put a warning sign outside the door when you are listening to music?
        Jul 26, 2020
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      4. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        My most trusted people wear transceivers at all times in case I go too far and "The Portal" opens up again. The transceivers have the power to teleport them over, to help me close it. See, every time it opens, resonant beings come out, and tend to soupify people's brains when they pass through. Turns out forcing 100khz brainwave modulation is bad for people.

        Can't exactly put a sign out for that, yanno!
        Jul 26, 2020
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    17. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Hope you all are enjoying your 4th. It is pouring here. God has his own plans for fireworks. I have been watching trees explode.
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Lightning is better than any fireworks.
        Jul 4, 2020
    18. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Can't lie, out of all my gear, I spend the most time on my PortaPro's and LG G8 ThinQ.
      1. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I wish more phones sounded like this one. Not only does it have a headphone jack, but they actually tried to make it sound really good! Even drives HD6xx admirably. First phone I haven't felt a need to strap a DAC/amp to.
        Jun 26, 2020
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I liked the sound of my Galaxy Note 5 more than my Chord Mojo back when I had both of those things.
        Jun 26, 2020
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      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Sometimes it just is. Seemingly not a huge POI for the smartphone world, though. Often the 3.5mm comes right from the CPU package to a basic opamp.

        G8 has a ES9218P in it - on-chip clock AND amp. Superior to poorly implemented DAPs with discreet chips. And it really sounds as good as decent desktop stuff. $500 is better spent on this than a DAP. No decent phone should have bad sound with chips like that out there.
        Jun 26, 2020
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    19. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      I've only known a few people who didn't look at me like I said something incomprehensible when I attributed texture to music.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Good music is like a risotto made with love. It can be simple, it can be complex but it will be damn tasty. I miss risotto...
        Jun 20, 2020
      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I recently told a friend the Bifrost 2 can sound like oatmeal
        Jun 20, 2020
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      5. penguins
        penguins
        Most people probably haven't heard music beyond basic gear where texture is admittedly just very hard to hear.
        Jun 20, 2020
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    20. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      Impulse bought a b-stock modibit with bigger audio purchases already planned, because I'm a terrible adult.
      1. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I figured I've put so many hours on an M2U, it's normal to me. So MB will probably be fun to play with for a while. Even if I know in my heart it won't be my stopping point this year, heh
        Jun 18, 2020
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