Cspirou
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Cspirou

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2016 Macbook Pro has a powerful headphone jack. I have it on 20% and the IEMs are painfully loud. I'll try to take some basic measurements Oct 12, 2017

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Oct 24, 2017 at 12:38 AM
    1. monacelli
      monacelli
      What'd you end up choosing to drive your Miccas, @Cspirou?
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Still using the Lepai for now. Thinking about doing a DIY gainclone.
        Oct 17, 2017
        monacelli likes this.
      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        They seem like sweet little speakers, and a no-brainer for the price (especially for nearfield applications)
        Oct 17, 2017
    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      2016 Macbook Pro has a powerful headphone jack. I have it on 20% and the IEMs are painfully loud. I'll try to take some basic measurements
      1. brencho
        brencho
        interesting, i noticed the same thing but since i barely ever use it i kinda forgot about it. interested in what you find!
        Oct 12, 2017
      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        My 2012 rMBP is about the same for me.
        Oct 12, 2017
    3. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Crap! Noticed I’m a top 20 commenter. Now I’m worried about my S/N ratio. Time to scale back my activity until I have something important.
    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I discovered a place as bad as HF or Reddit. Massdrop discussions.
      1. Griffon, Dino and elguapo like this.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        What if there was someone worse than NWAVGuy? A person who posts reviews everywhere and makes it as a moderator on a forum that used to be very fun. RG was a fun place until that guy came along...
        Oct 7, 2017
      4. MuppetFace
        MuppetFace
        Looking at the comments for the Plus IEMs, I don’t think the average Massdrop user understands that the people at Massdrop are mostly enthusiasts / engineers / audiophiles and know what they’re doing. They aren’t just “organizing group buys.”
        Oct 7, 2017
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      5. %20 Oddity
        %20 Oddity
        Looking at the comments for the Plus, I can gather the following:
        - too much $
        - meelectronics secretly did it
        - buy monoprice instead
        - ugliest IEMs ever
        Oct 7, 2017
    5. Cspirou
    6. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Super happy about Kip Thorne winning the Nobel Prize in physics. He deserves it.
    7. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Saw Tom Petty live in 2003. I’ll never forget it
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Oct 2, 2017
    8. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Idiot on HF complained about SDAC at $80 when DAC chip is $4.
      1. nithhoggr and Griffon like this.
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @JustAnotherRando Found his comment, man is he a loser. Someone is arguing economics with him but they really need to argue engineering and what a BOM is.
        Oct 3, 2017
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I should also remind him that MacBooks and iPhones don't have an audio output anymore.
        Oct 3, 2017
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Probably just not even argue with a guy like that.
        Oct 3, 2017
    9. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      MP3 quality over Bluetooth sounds so bad now.
      1. bengo
        bengo
        Little known secret about mp3: it's not the bitrate, it's the encoder.
        Oct 2, 2017
    10. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Gah! Staring at Berlusconi
      1. Melvillian and ultrabike like this.
      2. brencho
        brencho
        I know right, it's hard to control the arousal
        Sep 25, 2017
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        His or mine?
        Sep 25, 2017
    11. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      CostCo has PRIME brisket for $3/lb. Dis gonna b gud
      1. SoupRKnowva and DigMe like this.
      2. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        Oh man, buy them out and invite us all over.
        Sep 20, 2017
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      3. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        The Costco at Barranca/Technology? If so, gotta drag the family there tomorrow and see if there's any left.
        Sep 23, 2017
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Luckbad - The Barranca/Jamboree CostCo. I was just there today and there was still a few left.
        Sep 23, 2017
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    12. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      There goes the resale value of my Magni 2U. Haha
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Surprised it's that high considering Massdrop is doing it for $200
        Sep 19, 2017
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Seriously though, I don't even think I can sell mine for $75 even though it's a really good price. Because people can say "Well for only $25 more I can get Magni 3!" Not that I buy stuff with the intent to resell. Just pointing out how great of a deal this is.

        IF it performs well sonically of course.
        Sep 19, 2017
      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Of course. =) Looking forward to hearing it. A month ago, I thought RMAF was going to be kinda boring. Now I get all this cool new Schiit/ZMF stuff to listen to.
        Sep 19, 2017
    13. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Looking at SMD tools. Hot air gun for $100 or toaster oven for $30. Hmmmm
    14. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      My appreciation for high end gear seems to conflict with my preference for LoFi bands at the moment
      1. Pyruvate, elguapo and Lyer25 like this.
      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        I know the feeling.
        Sep 17, 2017
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      3. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        Easier to change gear than swop over to "hifi" recordings.
        Sep 17, 2017
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      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        All the better to hear the sound of scraping against that brick wall!
        Jokes aside, yeah, lots of LoFi music is actually pretty great, perhaps even by virtue of the awesome distortion you get, in some cases.
        Sep 18, 2017
    15. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Any friends in SoCal have access to a PCB oven?
    16. Cspirou
    17. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Stay safe my Texas friends
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I only just read about Harvey. Wishing everyone in that part of the world well.
        Worst part of the deal seems to be that it is forecast to cross the coast and then hang around.
        Aug 25, 2017
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      3. MrTeaRex
        MrTeaRex
        The water heaters in the garage are much nicer. When the ones in the attic have issues, they tend to make an awful mess.
        Aug 25, 2017
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      4. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        Oh I see, much different up here. I'm in Chicago Burbs. Don't have a Furnace/Boiler, nor any Gas-lines to my house at all; since everything is 100% electric (unfortunately). So we have to pay way too much $ for the ComEd bills.
        Got a 20kW HVAC = first floor & 15kW A\C = outside.

        After we had severe flooding & major water damage to Crawl (only Sump-Pump gave out & power cut-off) We had to redo everything down there.
        Aug 25, 2017
    18. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      At a Starbucks and I see someone wearing AKG k240 and using a Korg mixer.
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      2. Grahad2
        Aug 18, 2017
        Delayeed, zonto, DigMe and 2 others like this.
      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        (cough)
        As a dude who carries full-size cans around to school
        and the nearby cafes: ouch XD

        ... I'm ashamed at having admitted I left the portable turntable behind!!
        Aug 18, 2017
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Oh my...
        Aug 18, 2017
    19. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Lesson learned. Putting a class-T amp at max with no load can create smoke.
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    20. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Schiit has an ADC?!
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      3. landroni
        landroni
        Yup, D/S this time.
        Aug 4, 2017
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @spwath... lol.

        Well, I'm not a dedicated follower of fashion err... Schiit products... and I didn't know either. Thanks. I'll rake a look at their site and check it out. Just for fun, of course. I don't record any longer anyway, but if I did, I have a choice of "proper" audio interfaces --- that do i as well as o.
        Aug 6, 2017
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...

        Oh, Jil! And fairly low cost cost too. :)

        But hey, I have Juli@!
        Aug 6, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    September 12
    Location:
    Irvine,CA
    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Gear List:
    Open Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD 600
    Audiotechnica AD-700

    Closed headphones:
    HD 201
    Koss MV1

    IEM:
    Hifiman RE-400
    Skullcandy whatever
    NuForce HEM 4

    Amplifiers:
    Topping TP-21
    LJM HA-PRO
    Schiit Magni 2 Uber

    DAC:
    Schiit Modi 1
    Schiit Modi MB
    FiiO Taishan D03K

    Dongle DAC/Amp:
    Centrance DACPort HD Slim

    Speakers:
    DIY fe83en bookshelf speakers
    DIY TABAQ floorstanders

    Unfinished projects:
    DIY Aren van Waarde OTL 6080 amp
    Dynalo SS mk2
    Dynalo SS mini
    LJM HA-Pro enclosure
    CD transport
    digital transport
    fe103-sol speakers
    Various speaker amps

    Misc:
    Raspberry Pi B+, 2, zero, 3
    Arduino
    Hifiberry Digi+
    iPod touch 3rd gen

    Wishlist:

    Vmoda BoomPro Mic
    Headphones with 3.5mm jack (ATH-M50x, Noontec Hammo Philips SHP9500, etc.)
    CIEM - Alcair Reference
    IEM - Massdrop Plus
    Closed Headphone - Fostex TH-X00 or Oppo PM3
    Open Planar magnetic - Hifiman HE-400i, HE-400s or Fostex T50RP
    On ear travel headphones - Sennheiser Urbanite, Noontec Zoro II
    Schiit Jotunheim + Phono
    MQA DAC - Meridian Explorer 2
    Balanced R2R - Schiit Gungnir MB
    Dynalo Mk2 - DIY
    Turntable - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
    Phono preamp - Hagerman Labs Bugle 2 or Schiit Mani or Millett LR phono
    I want to pursue audio from a DIY perspective although I am not blind to a good value.