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I’m away from home and all my good gear, but a cheap DAP and pair of IEMs is doing a good job. Good music is still good. Nov 22, 2020

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    1. scblock
      scblock
      I’m away from home and all my good gear, but a cheap DAP and pair of IEMs is doing a good job. Good music is still good.
      1. Jinxy245, robot zombie and dncnexus like this.
      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Whenever I go on business trips I bring along my PortaPros for the hotel. Take a little of the good music with me
        Nov 22, 2020
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      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        YES man. I will always have a pair of portapros for that. Maybe not a high-end experience but sometimes you don't need all of that jazz to jam out. If the music is good I'll still listen for hours. Vital for sanity at work.
        Nov 22, 2020
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    2. scblock
      scblock
      I wonder who I have to thank for these Audio Advisor catalogs that started showing up recently. They sure love Parasound.
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        I get a good laugh from the fake testimonials next to the even more fake stock photos. Because if they show what audiophiles really look like, those $10K speaker cables aren't going anywhere.
        Oct 28, 2020
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      4. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Apart from a couple of small gifts purchased for me from Amazon, my wife doesn't go anywhere near audio stuff. But she did treat me to a pair of headphones from Drop a couple of years ago. She's been getting the catalog ever since...
        Oct 28, 2020
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      5. scblock
        scblock
        Well that’s suspicious isn’t it...
        Oct 28, 2020
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    3. scblock
      scblock
      The LP I've been waiting for isn't here yet (soon I hope), but another I wasn't expecting so soon arrived, so all's well!
      1. Cakecake and Lyander like this.
      2. scblock
        scblock
        And now the other record showed up. This is great.
        Oct 19, 2020
    4. scblock
      scblock
      I think I like The Con Demos better than The Con. Sort of how Nebraska is my favorite Springsteen album.
    5. scblock
      scblock
      Brainwavz B400 IEMs with Comply foam tips fit well under my motorcycle helmet. Decent wind noise reduction, and 4 hours of Tegan and Sara.
      1. Deep Funk and Gazny like this.
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Ciems have always been by far the best for me for use under a helmet. Unparalleled comfort and isolation. Once I tried them, never used anything else.
        Sep 12, 2020
    6. scblock
      scblock
      I have a truly shameful string of adapters hooked up here to get an iematch in between an XLR headphone cable and a noisy high gain amp.
      1. Gazny and Hammy like this.
    7. scblock
      scblock
      I took the day off and spent most of it listening to records and baking. Made for a pretty nice Friday.
    8. scblock
      scblock
      I wired up a spare Sennheiser cable for 4-pin XLR balanced tonight. My soldering still sucks, but everything appears to have gone well.
      1. Hammy, rtaylor76, EagleWings and 4 others like this.
    9. scblock
      scblock
      Despite its limited power and bass control, the mids and vocals from my Bottlehead S.E.X. so good through my Vandersteens. I missed this.
      1. dark_energy, monacelli and Gazny like this.
    10. scblock
      scblock
      I know an idiot who burned himself on his tube amp tonight. He’s me.
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I burned myself on some tubes a month ago and there's still some skin discoloration. Well into the second degree with peeling shortly after it happened. Crazy how hot they can get
        Jul 30, 2020
      2. scblock
        scblock
        The tubes on a Bottlehead S.E.X. are pretty close to the potentiometer, at least after a few drinks.
        Jul 30, 2020
    11. scblock
      scblock
      Just finished an old-school mix tape, LP to cassette. Swapping 13 records to grab individual tracks takes a lot of time.
      1. JK47, neogeosnk, fraggler and 2 others like this.
      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        You need two tables and a mixer ;)
        Jul 22, 2020
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    12. scblock
      scblock
      I can’t seem to stop listening to Tegan and Sara lately. It’s been months, listening almost every day.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        They are catchy.
        Jul 11, 2020
    13. scblock
      scblock
      I listen to the Bottlehead S.E.X. through these Klipsch 2-ways in my home office more than anything else now. At least it sounds good.
    14. scblock
      scblock
      I should have grabbed my little Raspberry Pi touchscreen player before I left the office. I could make good use of that Digi+ Pro at home.
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      2. wbass
        wbass
        I've been looking for something like that. With a touchscreen. What are/were you using? Or is it DIY? (Thanks.)
        Mar 26, 2020
      3. scblock
        scblock
        RPI 3 and official touchscreen. SmartPi case. Digi+ Pro. Extension GPIO cable because the case and card IO ports don't play well together. I'm using moOde player. It's not polished.
        Mar 26, 2020
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      4. wbass
        wbass
        Much obliged. I could do with a project like this.
        Mar 26, 2020
    15. scblock
      scblock
      Since I'm spending most of my time here now I put my old U-Turn orbit at my desk, to the Lyr 3 with the built-in preamp. Sounds alright.
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    16. scblock
      scblock
      Working from home for now, like many. Good news is my Lyr 3 is back from repair and sounding great.
      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        What was wrong with it / what did they repair?
        Mar 16, 2020
      2. scblock
        scblock
        The left channel failed with DC on the line. Not sure why. The repair was replacement of the main board under warranty.
        Mar 16, 2020
    17. scblock
      scblock
      Test For Echo playing on the Crack, a glass of scotch, and rereading Ghost Rider as I sketch out summer motorcycle trips in my head.
      1. magnium
        magnium
        Are you drinking The Macallan? It’s Neil Peart’s favorite drink. May he rest in peace.
        Mar 2, 2020
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        Unfortunately no, as I had none on hand. Now I’m debating whether to travel on my GS with Macallan out of respect, or to find my own whiskey.
        Mar 2, 2020
    18. scblock
      scblock
      No new audio gear for a while. I spent all my money on another motorcycle, with more riding gear to buy.
      1. JK47, YMO, Senorx12562 and 1 other person like this.
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        There haven't been many exciting new developments in headphone land for the last 5 years anyway. Live your life! Outdoor stuff > indoor stuff
        Feb 18, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Only if you are not in a humid area. Outside of Florida most of the year make me stay inside.
        Feb 18, 2020
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Then what are you doing on an audio forum?
        Feb 18, 2020
    19. scblock
      scblock
      Working on a mix tape. Choosing a theme and working it into two 30-minute sides is a good challenge.
      1. Jinxy245 and Deep Funk like this.
      2. JK47
        JK47
        Not really, kids in the 80's did it all the time, it's child's play.
        Feb 2, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ie... it's an old, traditional skill :)
        Feb 2, 2020
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    20. scblock
      scblock
      My record player never loses its damned network connection in the middle of a song.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Funny, neither does my turntable. My PC had a crashing problem recently (just figured it out and fixed it a day ago), so I used the vinyl system more recently. Great excuse for me to use my speakers.
        Jan 30, 2020
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        Your dancing is not frantic and desperate enough.
        Jan 30, 2020
      4. scblock
        scblock
        The raspberry pi player is awesome most of the time, but when it goes wrong it’s always disruptive
        Jan 30, 2020
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