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JBL 305P mkii cutting off randomly, sometimes repower fixes it for a few minutes and then it cuts off again. Low vol, any ideas? Sep 28, 2022 at 11:58 PM

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    1. bixby
      bixby
      JBL 305P mkii cutting off randomly, sometimes repower fixes it for a few minutes and then it cuts off again. Low vol, any ideas?
      1. bixby
        bixby
        Oops, it may be the clip strip plugged into an outlet where my foot can cause a loose connection. More to come.
        Sep 29, 2022 at 1:13 AM
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    2. bixby
      bixby
      NASA Rules!-Dart hit target Dimorphos. Now we get to see what happens to its orbit.
    3. bixby
      bixby
      Never thought I would own 2 pairs of cheap JBLs. Just got the 305p mkii. Not bad and what hiss?
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I’m thinking of ditching my Rag1 into B&W 601S2’s for these. For as little as I use it as a speaker amp.
        Sep 10, 2022
    4. bixby
      bixby
      Has anyone ever offered a recording of a bad cd rip vs a good cd rip? Let's leave out obvious physical drops.
      1. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        CD ripping software has had error correction for some time. I have compared VBR MP3 rips to FLAC. I can discern the difference.
        Sep 5, 2022
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Let's hope we audiofools can hear the difference between mp3 and lossless. Just thinking about those who use panic mode or some other on rips. I have not heard a bad rip only incomplete due to physical damage to disk. I do recall in the olden days iTunes did not have any error checking and interpolated data if it ran into issues.
        Sep 5, 2022
        Cryptowolf and crenca like this.
      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Your comment about ITunes may be why I decided to use a CLI tool some 20 plus years ago. . .
        Sep 5, 2022
    5. bixby
      bixby
      Do lower end IEMs benefit from balanced cables? eg 7hz Timeless + ifi zen dac
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Good enough for me, I did not think there would be a benefit, just a hole to stuff dollars into.
        Aug 6, 2022
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Depends on the IEMs & amp. The Timeless like a bit of power. I can't speak to the zen dac but many dongles or portable amps with low output do better from the bal. jack. Good enough bal. cables can be cheap.
        Aug 6, 2022
        Jinxy245, Cryptowolf and bixby like this.
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        It’s only necessary if the source/amp sounds significantly better from the balanced out.
        Aug 6, 2022
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    6. bixby
      bixby
      Headphones.com- reliable seller? Isn't one of our members a partner in this co?
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      2. zottel
        zottel
        They have a 365 days return policy. For that reason alone I’d buy there if I didn’t live in Europe.
        Jul 12, 2022
      3. netforce
        netforce
        We try to be as transparent as we can. We used to offer free shipping on all orders but rates have risen and items under $100 were break even or even a loss especially factoring in other costs. Over $100 we start with our free shipping.
        Jul 12, 2022
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      4. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        I also trust anything that @netforce endorses.
        Jul 12, 2022
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    7. bixby
      bixby
      google is useless in determining who owns the Gorgosaurus discovered in 2018 in the Judith River Formation near Havre, Montana
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    8. bixby
      bixby
      Colorado Avalanche-in game 2=fun for fans
      1. Rustin Cohle
        Rustin Cohle
        Among the best 40 mins of hockey (after 2 periods) I've ever seen. A very cohesive team game.
        Jun 18, 2022
      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        Tampa looked so slow tonight. Like the Avs were skating 6-on-5 the whole game.
        Jun 18, 2022
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    9. bixby
      bixby
      1. sheldaze, Qildail, Collusion and 2 others like this.
      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        I’m confused, but somewhat intrigued. But mostly confused.
        Jun 10, 2022
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Jun 14, 2022
    10. bixby
      bixby
      Connect by T-Mobile cheap pre-paid plans, any drawback? Same Cust service?
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Normally worse customer service. I had T-Mobile Pre-Paid and while it was good...it was way overpriced for my needs. I'm on Mint Mobile that uses T-Mobile towers. Don't expect the fastest speeds but it really gets the job done for me.
        May 23, 2022
    11. bixby
      bixby
      LG phones on T-Mob are having a really bad day today "ims has stopped error" and no solution.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Considering LG is officially out of the smartphone market...it is only a matter of time before upgrade time.
        May 22, 2022
    12. bixby
      bixby
      Final E3000 users & @Brause -Do they break or fail like many a'zon 1 star reviews indicate? And is there really no warranty?
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      2. jnak00
        jnak00
        I've had my Final E5000 (similar design) for two years with no problems. They are not my daily drivers though
        May 10, 2022
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        @jnak00 What are you driving daily?
        May 10, 2022
      4. jnak00
        jnak00
        ZMF Atrium or Aeolus. The E5000 is my only wired IEM which I mainly use in bed or for travel.
        May 12, 2022
    13. bixby
      bixby
      How to split dac pro level bal out to feed bal in on active mon & unbal input on active sub? Low cost and simple?
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      2. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        Ah y'know what, looking through the manual I think the cleanbox actually only does the conversions but doesn't do dual output. The DTI will output both though since it's all tapped off the same transformer. It would be better to do that than use a y splitter because the splitter will ground the negative legs of XLR which you usually don't want to do.
        Apr 26, 2022
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        I read that you can take a balanced hot, float the negative, and use the shield for ground on an unbalanced wiring to avoid using the negative of the balanced signal. Need to check the Rane guide for wiring.
        Apr 26, 2022
      4. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        it's *probably* fine, but there's a chance that having the uneven loading on the pos/neg legs may cause bad mojo which is why using a DI box is the safer route
        Apr 26, 2022
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    14. bixby
      bixby
      Hello Earth- I am sorry my gen has not done a better job. Those who follow may do better.
      1. Qildail, Wilson, jexby and 4 others like this.
    15. bixby
      bixby
      Who has lived with an ATI amp? thoughts as to sound quality and any comparisons.
    16. bixby
      bixby
      Is T.H.E. show in Denver in October confirmed?
    17. bixby
      bixby
      I had a Braun tube toaster, the cleaning lady shook the life out of it............ to get the crumbs out.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        A tube toaster? Assume the usual jokes made!

        Seriously, I was baffled, but after gixxerwimp's post, I get the idea.
        Apr 7, 2022
      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Every toaster I've owned opened on the bottom to avoid the shaking thing.
        Apr 7, 2022
        Jinxy245, Thad E Ginathom and DigMe like this.
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Only cheap one, but mine has a drawer. Maybe most of toasters I have known did

        Anyway, I am very sorry for the loss of Bixby's toaster.
        Apr 7, 2022
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    18. bixby
      bixby
      The Dyson Zone
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I've hovered on the edge. I didn't get sucked in.

        (OK, in small way. I bought one of their cheapest, smallest cleaners, at sale price.)
        Apr 7, 2022
    19. bixby
      bixby
      Need rec for discounted shipping when not using ebay. Free, no min monthly shipments, etc. Shippo?
      1. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        I like pirateship
        Mar 28, 2022
        yotacowboy, bixby and fraggler like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        A quick search on pirate revealed reusing usps tracking numbers. eg. you ship it gives # and you check and it was delivered 3 mos ago????
        Mar 28, 2022
      3. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        That's odd. I don't want to over-recommend it, but I've never had any issues with their product.
        Mar 28, 2022
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    20. bixby
      bixby
      Is there a dirt cheap USB C dongle f/Android equal or improvement over LG ThinQ G7? My headphone jack is getting a bit too loose.
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        I am considering the Apple. Worried that it might not have enough power to drive my budget Sony MH755, the LG does when I trick it into high power mode. I'll check out the Helm as well.
        Mar 21, 2022
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        FWIW Apple dongle works well enough with headphones. Looked up measurements and the voicing of the Sony might not be flattering to the dongle though.
        Mar 21, 2022
      4. bixby
        bixby
        Apparently the Apple for USB C is volume deficient, as are the Google and Samsung? Probably looking for 90 or so mW @32 ohm.
        Mar 21, 2022
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