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  1. Vtory
    1. Vtory
      Oh, that's just pre-order deposit... Damn, I can't delete my profile posts..
      May 22, 2018 at 6:46 AM
  2. GoodEnoughGear
    Minty Audeze Sine closed used for $250 to 'upgrade' my work Kef M500s a decent deal?
    1. ButtUglyJeff
      With Cypher cable yes. But without, more like meh, no planar bass...
      May 22, 2018 at 5:06 AM
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    2. zerodeefex
      Got mine for 200 on sale with the iOS cable. That felt right. Without the cable they're total shit.
      May 22, 2018 at 5:53 AM
    3. GoodEnoughGear
      It does come with the Cipher cable, but I don't own an i-thing. I would be driving these from a GO2A mostly and occasionally from a DAC1541. This is a desktop/travel solution not a mobile one for me.

      Edit - I have DMG Equilibrium for EQ if needed.
      May 22, 2018 at 6:34 AM
  3. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    Beethoven's 5th has a Metal equivalent. Tool's "The Grudge" is unique in that regard. Songs like that stay in your mind...
  4. Lyer25
    I am an idiot who forgot to check volume knob before hitting play. Now my left ear feels stuffy as hell and the tinnitus is worse. FML.
    1. Thad E Ginathom likes this.
    2. Lyer25
      On that note I'm glad I normally listen at low volumes, and I'll be giving my ears a break for a bit.
      May 22, 2018 at 3:23 AM
      Deep Funk likes this.
    3. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      At worst a day without music. Some days I keep total silence until I hear all my clocks ticking...
      May 22, 2018 at 3:51 AM
    4. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      My routine, whenever actual volume is an unknown, is to put the phones off my ears and round my neck. But sometimes, I forget that too.
      May 22, 2018 at 3:59 AM
  5. spwath
    Note to self: Don't put your tube amp in a place where you have limited room to reach over it to turn it off. Tubes are hot.
    1. atomicbob
      Also resist the instinct to grab for a falling hot soldering iron. The probability of grabbing wrong end is very high. Ask yourself how I know this.
      May 22, 2018 at 6:38 AM
  6. David De Lucena
    David De Lucena
    May 24th is the World Schizophrenia day! So glad there is a exclusive day for us, crazy audiophiles! Cheers
    1. Riotvan, Elnrik, Vtory and 2 others like this.
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    3. Riotvan
      Say hi to me myself and I
      May 21, 2018 at 11:11 PM
      David De Lucena likes this.
    4. L'Orfeo
      May 22, 2018 at 12:53 AM
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    5. David De Lucena
      David De Lucena
      Lorfeo, until now, no, but ocd, fuck yeah
      May 22, 2018 at 3:37 AM
  7. zerodeefex
    I wish someone would make an interesting new silicone CIEM.
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    3. monacelli
      @zerodeefex, you might already be aware of this, but Ken Ball and company are beginning to roll out Campfire made custom eartips. Here's a relevant post on HF:
      May 21, 2018 at 8:58 PM
    4. monacelli
      And here are some thoughts from Ken: That tidbit was the only useful takeaway from the whole damn thread
      May 21, 2018 at 9:01 PM
    5. 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 at 9:32 PM
  8. westermac
    I wonder what percentage of total hifi audio purchases are financed instead of bought outright. Is audioholism a thing?
    1. ButtUglyJeff and Jinxy245 like this.
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    3. Jinxy245
      I can quit anytime I want to .
      May 21, 2018 at 7:50 PM
    4. Xecuter
      If you ever buy any of this stuff on credit I think you're out of your goddamn mind
      May 21, 2018 at 11:39 PM
    5. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      I have a Koss PortaPro and HD600. Tubes though, you will always need spare tubes...
      May 22, 2018 at 3:58 AM
      westermac likes this.
  9. dmckean44
    My Tidal account suddenly stopped working.
    1. monacelli and JK47 like this.
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    3. monacelli
      I had a similar issue last week for a few hours. Does anybody else have a good lossless streaming library?
      May 21, 2018 at 6:09 PM
    4. bazelio
      May 21, 2018 at 10:37 PM
    5. monacelli
      @bazelio, that sucks dude. Streaming Tidal through Audirvana+ is super convenient, especially at the office. On the plus side, it looks like Qobuz is planning a US launch sometime this year:
      May 21, 2018 at 10:48 PM
      Deep Funk likes this.
  10. Mike_WI
    Schiit Yggy 2 shipping now...
  11. m17xr2b
    After upgrading cables and stuff my favourite input tube is no longer my favourite. Weird
    1. David De Lucena likes this.
    2. Thenewerguy009
      Cables can tune the sound just as much as tubes can, as I observed. Btw which cables did you upgrade to?
      May 21, 2018 at 3:41 PM
      David De Lucena and cskippy like this.
    3. m17xr2b
      I got wywires silver mains for amp and dac. Also switched from lynx e22 to aes16 with lps and upgraded the p5 to p12.
      My old tube now sounds a bit bloated in the mids and a bit dark. Thankfully one of the other 6N1P variants that I didn't like now fits the bill nicely. Overall a good upgrade,I lost some very fine treble finesse but clarity went up a notch.
      May 22, 2018 at 12:43 AM
  12. imackler
    Really excited for the arrival of my Massdrop Plus. Exceptional piece of gear.
    1. FlySweep, Soups, Skyline and 2 others like this.
    2. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      I would have picked one up too if I didn't already have other iems that did the job for me that the Plus does.
      May 21, 2018 at 9:52 AM
  13. Stuff Jones
    Stuff Jones
    Am I the only one unable to stay logged in with Chrome lately?
    1. FallingObjects
      SBAF is a bit picky with how you're typing it in the address bar for some strange reason. I've only ever experienced that issue with Chrome, but saving my login for https AND http protocol versions of the site fixed it for me, so give that a shot.
      May 21, 2018 at 8:31 AM
      Stuff Jones likes this.
    2. Elnrik
      Open this address: chrome://net-internals/#hsts

      Type "" to the "Add HSTS/PKP domain" section, and place a checkmark on "Include subdomains for STS", then click Add. Close browser and see if that fixes it.
      May 21, 2018 at 8:39 AM
      Stuff Jones and Cspirou like this.
    3. Cspirou
      Everyone has this problem and has been mentioned several times
      May 21, 2018 at 9:11 AM
      monacelli likes this.
  14. skem
  15. insidious meme
    1. Kunlun
      It's impressive how much cam be raised by people who don't have a clear and viable business plan. Even VC guys expect 95% of the start ups they invest in will fail.
      May 21, 2018 at 8:39 AM
    2. Elnrik
      Which is why I avoid these like the plague. 95%? No thanks.
      May 21, 2018 at 3:05 PM
  16. bixby
    Syrup of Ipecac has met its match- Macklemore and Ke$ha on Billboard Awards, quite effective!
    1. Elnrik and DanHowardArt like this.
    2. Elnrik
      It's like sonic lutefisk.
      May 21, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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  17. Skyline
    Micro SD cards...I assume most people go with the usual suspects? The cheap ones are temping, but I'm sure I'll regret it...
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    2. DigMe
      I can go to a marketplace here and order SD cards that register as, say, 64GB but in reality are only 16GB cards.
      May 21, 2018 at 6:08 AM
    3. fraggler
      Yeah, that is why I use H2testw. It writes data to the whole card and then reads it back for errors or mismatches. There might be more modern ways to test, but it is still my go to.
      May 21, 2018 at 6:42 AM
    4. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Practical point: for music, it doesn't matter a damn how fast you can write to the card, because you only do it when you add new songs, and minutes don't matter. So keep the high-performance cards for writing video to, and stuff like that. Not necessary to top out on performance for audio... Mind you, somebody will complain that they don't like waiting 750 miliseconds for the album art to show!
      May 21, 2018 at 10:58 AM
      Deep Funk and Skyline like this.
  18. David De Lucena
    David De Lucena
    Work less, spending less
    1. Wilson and westermac like this.
    2. Senorx12562
      I've taken this to a whole other level.
      May 20, 2018 at 10:09 PM
      9suns and David De Lucena like this.
  19. brencho
    If they were a mullet, coltrane would be business in the front, coleman hawkins would be party in the back
    1. imackler
      I attempted to wrap my mind around this. But... Coltrane = business?
      May 20, 2018 at 5:27 PM
    2. brencho
      Bad analogy that occurred to me while I listened to them on monks music and monk and Trane haha
      May 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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  20. StrangeBrew
    Why are weekends so short ?
    1. sphinxvc
      So we can quickly get back to making other people rich.
      May 20, 2018 at 3:37 PM