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Had a dream the other night that Schiit released their CD transport. And it looked just like this $270 toaster: https://bloom.bg/2Q5uXCA May 20, 2019 at 12:28 PM

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    1. Soups
      Soups
      Had a dream the other night that Schiit released their CD transport. And it looked just like this $270 toaster: https://bloom.bg/2Q5uXCA
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Q: "Why is the toaster so expensive?" A: "Because it taste good." <cough> or costly R&D <cough>
        May 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Fake News, the power button is on the front.
        May 20, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Get a Philips with stable CDM transport mechanism. Marantz if you will. The old ones with certain DAC-chips are quite nice. Might look ugly, works tough (and sometimes even cheap)...
        May 21, 2019 at 3:54 AM
    2. Soups
      Soups
      Do any of you have the space for speakers, but still prefer headphones? Curious - what's your rationale?
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        I like a great headphone rig over a bad 2ch stereo rig, but thats not really a fair comparison. All else held equal I much prefer a modest but decent stereo 2ch rig. I use headphones for situations where I have to, which is about 75% of the time.
        May 17, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        My wife. :-|
        May 17, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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      4. westermac
        westermac
        The sense of space, palpable bass and physical freedom (i.e. not having anything clamped to my head) make speakers preferable for me. Sometimes I do reach for headphones though when I want the cleanest possible sound (free from room reflections and interactions).
        May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    3. Soups
      Soups
      Sometimes I wish I could go back to enjoying crappy recordings on crappy gear, as long as the music was good. Instead of fixating on flaws.
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        As someone who loves both Ippudo and cheapo Nissin stuff, I sincerely appreciate the analogy :))
        May 10, 2019
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        I find that after I take a 2+ week trip to remote areas of the NE Indian jungle where I'm completely cutoff from music, even modest equipment sounds spectacular. Short of repeating that sort of isolation, maybe a 2 week media fast would fix you right up.
        May 10, 2019
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        For sure, gear breaks (both voluntary and involuntary) have helped me appreciate both the music and gear more. I also think it's generally true that yesterday's crappy recordings sounded better than today's (primarily due to loudness wars). in that sense, none of us can ever really go back, and you just hope better recording practices return.
        May 10, 2019
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    4. Soups
      Soups
      lol, if you're trying to scam people while pretending to be the US govt, don't feed your robo-caller program laughably bad grammar!
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      3. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        It sure is annoying as hell though mates
        Apr 25, 2019
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      4. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        It's a strategy. If you notice the poor grammar, you're not part of their target demographic. People who are dim enough to be duped by a robocall are also likely to not have the best grasp of grammar. By intentionally using bad grammar, they optimize for the truly gullible.
        Apr 25, 2019
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      5. Soups
        Soups
        then over half of head-fi just spit up their ssn's
        Apr 25, 2019
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    5. Soups
      Soups
      What confuses me the most about this "college admissions scandal" is that they keep referring to USC as a "prestigious" school.
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      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Being from the rival school in LA, I had my fun with USC and its supposed shortcomings. However I do feel for the normal students there who legitimately are doing their best to get ahead aside from the idiocy of a few. It is usually about what you do afterwards.
        Mar 14, 2019
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      3. Broberto
        Broberto
        Eh all colleges are what you make of them past a certain level, I skated my way though an ivy league uni and didnt learn shit. College system is a bubble and systemically rigged for the rich as is (private SAT tutors, prep school, crew/squash/country club sports)
        Mar 14, 2019
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Is Foosball a country club sport?
        Mar 14, 2019
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    6. Soups
      Soups
      Just ordered too much Cat5e Plenum cable for too little $. Hope it's as advertised!
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      2. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        Counterfeit UTP cable is a thing. Had a contractor try to pass some off on a project at work some years ago. Deal with a reputable vendor is the best advice.
        Mar 14, 2019
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        Thanks for looking out. I have some simple tests in mind for 'em, but I'd welcome any suggestions for verifying their quality (w/o requiring specialized tools). Hoping that buying them from an eBay seller that seems to be a reputable liquidator also works in my favor.
        Mar 14, 2019
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Not good for GbE or faster. Ok for speakers.
        Mar 14, 2019
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    7. Soups
      Soups
      Verum 1's in house. Tried out the LCD-2C's awhile ago and wouldn't have returned them if they sounded like the V1. Thanks @Garuspik!
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Liquid Platinum is a good pairing as well. Bobbin' along to Petty's "I won't back down"... wonderful!
        Mar 4, 2019
    8. Soups
      Soups
      Ordered a Sony NW-ZX300A from JoyBuy on 2/18. From other posts, I expected to get it in a month, if at all. FTW, it arrived today!
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        My condolences tho to all who felt the opposite of joy buying from JoyBuy.
        Feb 26, 2019
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    9. Soups
      Soups
      certified health nut. eating baked cheetos.
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Instructions unclear - got baked, can't find the cheerios
        Feb 22, 2019
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I miss the “Flamin Hot” line of chips - especially Fritos. They don’t have them here. The spicy chips are not bad but kinda just spicy without real specific flavoring.
        Feb 22, 2019
      4. Soups
        Soups
        still on the hunt for baked spicy pork rinds. even though i'm sure they'll be revolting.
        Feb 22, 2019
    10. Soups
      Soups
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        the musical equivalent of ONLY TYPING IN CAPS
        Feb 7, 2019
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    11. Soups
      Soups
      many albums sound good on either headphones or speakers. some albums you've never really heard until you hear them on a decent speakers.
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      3. famish99
        famish99
        You can make the argument either way tbh, but a pair of cheap studio monitors do staging better than any headphone setup ever could. The only thing my HP setup does better is plankton because having to run AC ruins any chance of hearing low level sounds on speakers.
        Feb 6, 2019
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        There's also something to be said about "hearing" with your whole body. It's the magic of sound waves that even stirs the deaf to dance.
        Feb 6, 2019
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Most albums you’ve never fully experienced until you hear them on speakers.
        Feb 7, 2019
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    12. Soups
      Soups
      Cejudo!!! #smashthesnake
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        I really hope the fight between them at 135 happens next. Whiney, slithery Dillashaw needs to lose his title.
        Jan 20, 2019
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Dillashaw really needed to lose this. Dwayne Ludwig was full of crazy talk about him winning this and then moving up to 145 to fight Holloway. He would be crushed.
        Jan 20, 2019
      5. Soups
        Soups
        Yeah, and as much as I dislike Dillashaw, I think he is being held back by his crew of delusional yes men. Otherwise, I don't even have a lot of optimism for Cejudo's long-term success at 135 (if flyweights are finished) much less TJ at 145.
        Jan 20, 2019
    13. Soups
      Soups
      Joe Bonamassa - "Redemption" - one of his best records, because pain fuels art
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        also sounds amazing via stock Liquid Platinum.
        Dec 2, 2018
    14. Soups
      Soups
      Losing my black friday mind. Bought a label maker.
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      3. Pilsnerpunk
        Pilsnerpunk
        I bought one this year. It's surprising how useful it is.
        Nov 23, 2018
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        people lying if they say they've never wanted one of these. first project will be to organize our spices with it. next will be a few special 'kick me' labels.
        Nov 23, 2018
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        My first project would be label it /Label Maker/

        :)
        Nov 24, 2018
    15. Soups
      Soups
      Liquid Platinum on the way, will try my best to compare to the Lyr 3.
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    16. Soups
      Soups
      took my twins trick or treating for the first time. heart is full. belly getting there too as i eat their candy while they sleep.
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        I feel for you DigMe. But you know you want to fly back here just for another Butterfinger.
        Oct 31, 2018
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Supposedly we have a package coming from friends and it may have some. The package actually has to make it here though!
        Oct 31, 2018
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      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Did you see anything about the candy vending machine in NYC that takes your unwanted candy and gives you peanut butter cups in exchange? Brilliant marketing...
        Nov 1, 2018
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    17. Soups
      Soups
      Riding a non-audiophile hype train. GO RED SOX!!!
      1. Soups
        Soups
        Woops, y'all in the sad city of LA can now believe the hype.
        Oct 28, 2018
      2. jexby
        jexby
        great to see a favorite ex-White Sox pitcher on the hill for the final 3 outs!
        BoSox easily the best team all season long.
        Oct 28, 2018
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    18. Soups
      Soups
      Anyone ever shipped a car (minivan) cross-country before? First timer here, appreciate any advice/referrals.
      1. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Where are shipping to? I shipped both of our cars to SoCal and then back. Basically there are services online that are brokers and they take a 10-20% cut. If you book directly with a carrier service then it is cheaper. Many options with open/closed carriers etc.
        Aug 17, 2018
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Shipping to WA from MA. Yeah, so far I've come across sites like transportreviews and that's setting my baseline. It'd be great to cut out the middleman - any carriers you'd recommend?
        Aug 17, 2018
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        The only one I used was in SoCal and he went to mid Atlantic region
        Aug 17, 2018
    19. Soups
      Soups
      Tony Molina is on to something with these 1-2 min. songs. Foremost, they're good; but brevity makes re-listening even more addictive.
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      1. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I'm guessing Prison would qualify as some sort of assisted living.
        Jul 4, 2018
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Gear List:
    Mood A: Liquid Platinum > Focal Elex || HD650 || Verum 1
    Mood B: Sony NW-ZX300A > JVC FD-01
    DAC: Gungnir Multibit A2