The All Purpose Advice Thread - Part 2

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  1. joch

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    Doesn’t the Stratus have a 1/4”?

    Anyway, you’re probably better served asking Donald (who occasionally pops up in the forum) whether you can use an adapter.

    Or reterminate the headphones for XLR.

    DON’T use the adapter until you are absolutely sure how the amp is wired.
     
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    Any adapter like this is going to short left and right ground. And that would work like a charm if you want to get rid of your amplifier. Otherwise do not do it, I mean DO NOT use any adapter that looks like in @TheloniuSnoop post.
     
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    I'm not sure where else to post this, and I don't think it deserves a separate thread, but out of curiosity I just played around briefly with ChatGPT's AI for writing headphone reviews. Now no one has an excuse for not posting loaner impressions :eek:

    I started with this prompt: "Write a product review for a pair of audiophile hifi headphones" and got this result:


    I then modified the prompt slightly, like this: "Write a product review for a pair of audiophile hifi headphones made by Sennheiser" and got this:


    Next, I tried this, "Write a product review for a pair of audiophile hifi headphones made by Focal for listening to classical music":


    "The soundstage is wide" - lol.

    And, finally, this: "Write a product review for a Topping DAC and amp for headphones and emphasize how great its SINAD is":

     
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    Thanks for that. After seeing all the hype about how ChatGPT is a game-changer and will change writing forever, it's reassuring to learn that it's just as crap as those automated write-you-a-company-strategy (etc.) programs that have been around for years.
     
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    It's trash. When I asked it the other day about Italians making westerns, it claimed that Italy was a great ally of the USA in WW2.
     
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    You just replaced 100% of HF in like 5 mins.
     
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    Tried it myself. ASR folks won’t like this suggestion to listen for yourself…

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    A couple that I did:
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    AI might be able to write a review, but as for it's ability to illustrate one...

    DALL-E 2 Prompt: A photo realistic image of a monkey listening to headphones through a tube headphone amplifier

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    Ah yes, the new SBAF T-shirt design.
     
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    The most insane part is asking ChatGPT for patent ideas - some of the ones I got were so good it made my colleagues stare with their mouths open (you'd have to be quite specific about your search area though).
     
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    For those that have knowledge unlike me, when using a transformer box (I have Radial Twin ISO) to go from balanced to se, which cable needs to be short?

    1. dac to transformer box
    2. transformer box to amp
    3. both?

    I can position my gear in a way that I can prioritize a shorter cable on either the input or output of the Twin ISO.
     
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    I did this the other day and we saved 8 hours on claim and invention disclosure writing for some things we were working on.
     
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    Ideally both, of course, but forced to a choice I’d make the output shorter just because you will have a non-zero loss going through the box. Don’t overthink it though - if your cables are well shielded (mutter), the differences will be minimal.
     
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    I assume this is sarcasm because of your dislike, but if not - good for you!
     
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    Any idea of how to remove screen on Dunu Titan S? Wondering if the end of tube screws off or can be pried off to clean the screen.
     
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    used a needle to pry it out.
     

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