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I'm on vacation for a week so will be slow with PMs, etc. Aug 5, 2018

    1. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      I'm on vacation for a week so will be slow with PMs, etc.
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    2. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Good on Audeze. They are improving the Mobius to eliminate the high noise floor and will swap out units for people.
    3. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Audeze Mobius has a constant hiss. Really disappointing out the gate.
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      3. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        I'm sure they'll tell you to use some EQ magic to fix it.
        Jul 31, 2018
      4. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        @zerodeefex,
        What if you try to bypass all of the Mobius digital circuitry (BT & USB-A/C) and avoid the built-in DAC/Amp, entirely... would using its 3.5mm Analog jack, make any discernible improvement on the hiss & the noise-floor?

        Honestly, if all else fails... we can ALWAYS count on Creative's "Super X-Fi" dongle to bring us to salvation & enlighten us w/ its ultra-superior virtual surround holography!? /s *Sigh*
        Jul 31, 2018
      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @A1Gear there's no way to bypass all the digital circuitry. Even the analog jack doesn't bypass all of it.
        Aug 1, 2018
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    4. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      after ordering stain + seal, I realized the cost of making my DIY OB woofers look good is skyrocketing.
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        too much time investment when you have little kids and work at a startup :). That being said, I am excited to get this part done. I've used ugly plain MDF for my woofers for way too long.
        Jul 26, 2018
        philipmorgan, ultrabike and Vansen like this.
      3. Priidik
        Priidik
        Yeah, pleasing aesthetics is sucha pain in the ass to achieve.
        Jul 27, 2018
        philipmorgan likes this.
      4. cskippy
        cskippy
        I'll be curious how your total compares to prebuilt OBs once everything is said and done.
        Jul 27, 2018
    5. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Tell the seller I'll pay $50.00, but he has to cover shipping.
        Jul 18, 2018
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      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        They could have used real VOLT woofer not the reminiscent grille.
        Jul 18, 2018
    6. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      The mani is way better than I expected. WTF @schiit?
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Any idea, approximately, when the change happened?
        Jul 11, 2018
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      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Zero idea. I think Schiit revamped their entire line. Even Jot sounds different.
        Jul 12, 2018
      5. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        Could just be the mass change over to thin film resistors since all these products seem to have improved around the same time.
        Jul 12, 2018
    7. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      @purr1n is the new Modi MB better than the RDAC? I need a DAC with articulate bass at work with the BW2 and HP3
      1. Bill-P and Vansen like this.
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      3. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Heard RDAC, had Mimby. I'd personally want RDAC paired with the THX AAA amp that Massdrop is carrying, but I couldn't steal the DAC from CT. His defense was flawless.
        Jun 27, 2018
      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Will do a comparison tomorrow.
        Jun 27, 2018
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      5. bengo
        bengo
        I always thought the Mimby was a bit lacking in sub-bass extension. Maybe the Bimby is better? Definitely can't complain for the price though. It shames plenty of $3k Sabre DACs :)
        Jun 29, 2018
    8. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      I wish someone would make an interesting new silicone CIEM.
      1. aamefford and Vansen like this.
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      3. monacelli
        monacelli
        And here are some thoughts from Ken: https://bit.ly/2xaRpVh. That tidbit was the only useful takeaway from the whole damn thread
        May 21, 2018
      4. La Cenric
        La Cenric
        Sonion released an estat driver so we might be seeing interesting new designs in the coming months. Hopefully not at backbreaking price points though...
        May 21, 2018
        zerodeefex and Kunlun like this.
      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @La Cenric this is probably the most exciting news I've heard in the hobby in a while. I can't wait to see what comes of it.
        May 22, 2018
    9. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
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      2. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        Wow, MQA is just one giant hot mess.
        May 2, 2018
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        This reads like a college paper where they are trying to shove as many big words in to sound smart. "A correct technical analysis shows that this severe time domain sonic defect correlates with, and thus is tied to, a severe MQA technical defect, which moreover is a severe, unique technical defect that is trumpeted as a great, unique strength of MQA." I am surprised I made it that far.
        May 2, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Hands, the layout reminds me of a back. Or is is Bik (no, that's a pen), wait... Bok. BOOK! That's the word.

        (But a badly designed one.)

        I didn't get more than a paragraph in. It seems to be yet another article telling us how the world is wrong about digital audio. Well, a lot of the world, as we know, is indeed wrong about digital audio, so good. But it's unreadable so... not so good.
        May 2, 2018
    10. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Fingers crossed that the transparent one encore will be priced at 499. I suspect vanatoo wins the sub$1000 speaker market.
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      2. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        T1 encore? Got a link?
        Apr 16, 2018
      3. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        The original T1 had all the useful stuff (Volume knob, 2x DSP / Tone Controls, REALLY crappy 3.5mm Stereo jack instead of proper L/R RCA inputs) ...on the back, without any Remote functionality.
        Family used it but stored it, cause they wanted a direct (Remote) control (like a Soundbar) without needing a Receiver; kinda like what Raggy is missing.
        Hoping for a Remote & proper Analog jacks rather than just built-in BT.
        Apr 16, 2018
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @k4rstar saw it on stereophile in the axpona article (popped up in my news feed)
        Apr 16, 2018
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    11. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      If you don't have any dislikes, you're not doing it right.
      1. brencho and Vansen dislike this.
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        ^ KILL YOU WITH KINDNESS !!!
        Apr 8, 2018
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        One of my dislikes was when I posted that I PM'd someone to buy their Vali 2 on the For Sale forum. I guess someone was mad I beat them to it? It was even already sold anyway.
        Apr 8, 2018
      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I dream of a @cizx.7 dislike. Oh what a day that would be...
        Apr 9, 2018
    12. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Returned from the Cayman islands exhausted to find my pixel 2 XL waiting for me. So happy to be back on a pixel device.
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Was in Android for long enough to know that the stock pixel image is the gold standard in the industry. No one replaces the BSP from the silicon vendor top to bottom like Google does. Fucking beautiful engineering.
        Mar 30, 2018
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        What's a rom
        Mar 30, 2018
      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        A custom operating system
        Mar 30, 2018
    13. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Unused ciacada drivers showed up today. They're pristine.
      1. JoshMorr
        JoshMorr
        Interested in what you do with these. Trying to replicate a Moth Cabinet or do something different with them?
        Mar 10, 2018
      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I have full cicadas. I didn’t want t gut them to run dipole.
        Mar 10, 2018
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        A coworker is replicating the moth badges digitally so when I build my OBs with the moth drivers and the OB-A15Neos, I can badge them too.
        Mar 10, 2018
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    14. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Wtf, Audeze changed the default DSP settings between the isine lightning cable v1 and v2. They literally changed the target FR.
      1. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        You sound surprised that Audeze would randomly change FR on a whim. Hehe
        Mar 7, 2018
      2. Taverius
        Taverius
        Hi, @Elnrik 's echo chamber here! :D

        Isn't that cable shared between a bunch of different cans and "iems" with FRs only loosely related at best?
        Mar 7, 2018
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        It’s for isine10 and isine20 and clearly targets the isine20. There were apparently tons of complaints by Audeze lovers that the target FR was too bright initially.
        Mar 7, 2018
    15. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Found a set of cicada drivers for sale. Now I can go full dipole with no guilt.
    16. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I remember you being the game boy advanced guru, which version(s) do you recommend picking up?
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Yeah, I did more reading, i guess it isnt the 50hz thing many people claim. Im not dead set on hardware carts actually, i just didnt think there was any other device Id be happy with.
        Feb 28, 2018
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Emulation on iOS seems like it would be sweet, i didnt realize there was a way to get one without jailbraking.
        The Revo is still interesting to me, i just dont think I want to drop 120 bucks on one...Is it highly accurate? I know its not software emulation, but its also not a real GBA
        Feb 28, 2018
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Do you use GBA4iOS or provenance or delta?
        Mar 5, 2018
    17. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      If the camera is finally getting closer to pixel quality, the XZ2 Compact will be my next phone.
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      3. kitantisune
        kitantisune
        Have you tried the zx1c? I'm aware the camera on it isn't good, but I'm in the market for a compact phone also.
        Feb 25, 2018
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I've tried all of them. I used to work closely with all the OEMs and silicon vendors. Sony has the cleanest contributions to AOSP of any of the OEMs by far and they make the fewest dumbass choices (like purposefully using HALs that will deprecated in the next release). I also really enjoy their small phones. They just have shit cameras.
        Feb 25, 2018
      5. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        Annoyingly they still can't do Camera API2 after so long. Hopefully they'll fix it on the XZ2 series.
        Feb 25, 2018
    18. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Gave myself a custom title for fun.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You deserve a better custom title: "allergic to shit-posts." Just a suggestion.
        Jan 23, 2018
      4. Hands
        Hands
        @ButtUglyJeff But I like my title! I came up with it while I was taking a shit on a toilet that kept flushing itself any time I did so much as breathe.
        Jan 23, 2018
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      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        @Hands that's a great story, something I'd expect from someone who is "the epitome of mental stability and maturity"...
        Jan 23, 2018
        Priidik, Thad E Ginathom and Hands like this.
    19. Cspirou
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        IKEA has good taste in colors :)
        Jan 17, 2018
      2. WNovizar
        WNovizar
        GMK Nautilus yeah. I skipped it when it dropped on Massdrop few months ago.
        Jan 17, 2018
    20. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Plussound BT cable + UERM a bust: loose connectors, whine and spotty pairing.
      1. M3NTAL
        M3NTAL
        I'd like to know if you find a good pairing with them. My UERM needs a second life.
        Jan 17, 2018
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