WA11 (Woo's new portable dacamp) at $100? Really? https://wooaudio.com/amplifiers/wa11
Oh, that's just pre-order deposit... Damn, I can't delete my profile posts..
Minty Audeze Sine closed used for $250 to 'upgrade' my work Kef M500s a decent deal?
With Cypher cable yes. But without, more like meh, no planar bass...
Got mine for 200 on sale with the iOS cable. That felt right. Without the cable they're total shit.
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.
Beethoven's 5th has a Metal equivalent. Tool's "The Grudge" is unique in that regard. Songs like that stay in your mind...
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.
On that note I'm glad I normally listen at low volumes, and I'll be giving my ears a break for a bit.
At worst a day without music. Some days I keep total silence until I hear all my clocks ticking...
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.
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.
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 24th is the World Schizophrenia day! So glad there is a exclusive day for us, crazy audiophiles! Cheers
Say hi to me myself and I
Do you have a genuine schizophrenia diagnosis @David De Lucena ?
Lorfeo, until now, no, but ocd, fuck yeah
I wish someone would make an interesting new silicone CIEM.
@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: https://bit.ly/2IAXcog
And here are some thoughts from Ken: https://bit.ly/2xaRpVh. That tidbit was the only useful takeaway from the whole damn thread
Sonion released an estat driver so we might be seeing interesting new designs in the coming months. Hopefully not at backbreaking price points though...
I wonder what percentage of total hifi audio purchases are financed instead of bought outright. Is audioholism a thing?
I can quit anytime I want to .
If you ever buy any of this stuff on credit I think you're out of your goddamn mind
I have a Koss PortaPro and HD600. Tubes though, you will always need spare tubes...
My Tidal account suddenly stopped working.
I had a similar issue last week for a few hours. Does anybody else have a good lossless streaming library?
You can just about kiss Tidal buh bye: https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/16/17361646/tidal-late-royalty-payments
@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: https://bit.ly/2kcCal5
Schiit Yggy 2 shipping now...
After upgrading cables and stuff my favourite input tube is no longer my favourite. Weird
Cables can tune the sound just as much as tubes can, as I observed. Btw which cables did you upgrade to?
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.
Really excited for the arrival of my Massdrop Plus. Exceptional piece of gear.
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.
Am I the only one unable to stay logged in with Chrome lately?
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.
Open this address: chrome://net-internals/#hsts
Type "superbestaudiofriends.org" 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.
Everyone has this problem and has been mentioned several times
Laurel v. Yanny: MIT Neuroscientists explain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaAdNbOTSWY
This sounds familiar: https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/20/after-tens-of-thousands-of-pre-orders-high-end-3d-headphones-startup-ossic-disappear
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.
Which is why I avoid these like the plague. 95%? No thanks.
Syrup of Ipecac has met its match- Macklemore and Ke$ha on Billboard Awards, quite effective!
It's like sonic lutefisk.
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...
I can go to a marketplace here and order SD cards that register as, say, 64GB but in reality are only 16GB cards.
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.
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!
Work less, spending less
I've taken this to a whole other level.
If they were a mullet, coltrane would be business in the front, coleman hawkins would be party in the back
I attempted to wrap my mind around this. But... Coltrane = business?
Bad analogy that occurred to me while I listened to them on monks music and monk and Trane haha
Why are weekends so short ?
So we can quickly get back to making other people rich.
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