Cspirou
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Cspirou

They call me Sparky, Male, from Northwest France

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This mech along with Schiit Heresy or Hel would look sweet. https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/pq1mto/ic_mw_heresy_34_months_eta/ Sep 17, 2021

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    1. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      1. Jinxy245, Melvillian and Lyander like this.
      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I joined the GB for Slasher, which has a similar color scheme but this is pretty cool.
        Sep 17, 2021
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    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Djokovic doesn't look the same out there. He's playing like a pusher
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Winning a calendar year grand slam is just too goddamn hard
        Sep 12, 2021
    3. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      How much does USB connector type really matter if you aren't constantly plugging/unplugging?
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      2. Taverius
        Taverius
        Yeah but you don't want a stiffer plug.

        As someone who uses an android tablet several hours a day and has for many years, USB-C is at the borderline where when I fall asleep with the tablet on the bed and it falls, it'll rip the socket out of the pcb instead of bending the plug.

        FYI I go through 2-4 cables a year because of this >_>
        Aug 29, 2021
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      3. M3NTAL
        M3NTAL
        You're probably right, and I was overthinking on the USB-C thing. I've been using various USB-C things for a year and I like how easy the cable system is plus the added future features.
        Aug 30, 2021
      4. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        Micro USB drove me nuts with the Chord Mojo, was forever replacing cables which wore out. USB-C seems much more sturdy. Although I understand its size limitations, plain old USB-A and USB-B are still my favourites.
        Aug 30, 2021
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    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Do speakers actually sound better in an anechoic chamber/outdoors?
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        It's not that bad. Generally the lack of reflections make the listening experience hyper focused with laser etched imaging, but scale always suffers. Outdoors you at least have some ground bounce.
        Aug 20, 2021
        M3NTAL and spwath like this.
      3. spwath
        spwath
        What I did listen to was an array of speakers in an anechoic chamber, simulating an orchestra playing in a concert hall. That was pretty cool, and pretty realistic.
        Aug 20, 2021
        M3NTAL and Thad E Ginathom like this.
      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        It depends if the speakers have a flat frequency response when measured outside or do they use roomgain to sound balanced. No need to carry your speakers outside: use pink noise and Etymotic IEMs. Should get you pretty close. I recommend watching some of Grimanis training videos on YouTube.
        Aug 20, 2021
        Cspirou and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    5. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Fostex has a Japan only headphone kit
      1. gurubhai, Cryptowolf, Lyander and 3 others like this.
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Still the t50rp is like $150 and pads and tuning stuff shouldn't be $150. Also no assembly costs.
        Jul 29, 2021
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I don't know if Japan has some kind of VAT that doesn't apply to the USA. The price of the assembled T50RP is ¥25000 which is ~$230. Seems like a lot more than the US price.

        I presume the extra pads and damping is what you pay for. Or the driver could be custom,
        Jul 29, 2021
      5. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Pricing has me scratching my head but glad to see they're actually paying attention to what people do with them.
        Jul 29, 2021
        Cryptowolf and fraggler like this.
    6. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Just listened to the Porta Pros from a Bluetooth device. These sound way too good
      1. crazychile, Jinxy245, Wilson and 4 others like this.
    7. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Ready for the next level of DIY. Anyone have a bare GPU PCB?
      1. Cryptowolf, philipmorgan and Riotvan like this.
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Was obviously joking but not I'm curious about Intel graphics chips. For cutting edge performance I would obviously go with Nvidia or Radeon. But if I want something good enough (and available) Intel doesn't seem so bad. They also don't make cards so DIY could be viable.

        But this is faaaaar too much work
        Jul 24, 2021
      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Jul 25, 2021
        Lyander and Cspirou like this.
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Sqveak Scooped! Haha apparently Intel's discrete card is targeting the lower-end, productivity-focused group so Pokemon Ruby and Emerald are still safe. Can't recall if they plan to release it on its own but it's stuck with prebuilt systems for now IIRC
        Jul 25, 2021
    8. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Just found out that those audio guides in museums often have 3.5mm inputs. When visiting museums be sure you pack some IEMs with you!
      1. Jinxy245 and Claritas like this.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Don't you mean /outputs/ ?
        Jul 22, 2021
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Jul 22, 2021
        Thad E Ginathom likes this.
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I figured. An input is where one inputs the plug :)
        Jul 22, 2021
    9. Cspirou
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Jul 21, 2021
        Gazny likes this.
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Wonder why they ended up at an off white fashion show
        Jul 21, 2021
      4. CEE TEE
    10. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I hate to admit this but djokovic is probably better than federer and nadal
      1. Jinxy245, Deep Funk and rott like this.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        He takes better care of his body. RF and RN have been too hard on themselves, extending their peak performance and it is costing them. Thing is, RF and RN had a great run and their tennis was awesome. RF had finesse, RN had power.
        Jul 12, 2021
        penguins and Jinxy245 like this.
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I'm kind of surprised how long Nadal has lasted with the way he's played. It's the kind of style that requires extreme athleticism. Withdrawing from Wimbledon and the Olympics shows that's it's catching up to him.
        Jul 12, 2021
      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I still think at their peak that Federer or Nadal would beat Djokovic at his absolute best. But the numbers Djokovic has are really impressive
        Jul 12, 2021
    11. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      ENG vs ITA today. Let's goooooooo!
      1. Jinxy245, Tchoupitoulas and Merrick like this.
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      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Should be great. Teams most evenly matched.
        Jul 11, 2021
      4. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        I promised my son before he went to bed that Italy would win in the penalty shoot out
        Jul 11, 2021
      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @mitochondrium - i knew italy would win in penalties because the Italian goalie is much better.

        England definitely chocked though
        Jul 11, 2021
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    12. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      The more I read about Nathan Myhrvold, the more I feel like he's just the food version of Amir
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      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        So he tastes with numbers as Amir hears with numbers.
        Jul 10, 2021
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Is this the guy who wrote the expensive, multi-volume book on science in cookery? I've only read /about/ it. Sounds much tastier than Amir.
        Jul 11, 2021
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Thad E Ginathom - yeah, at least he knows how to cook. But he also has trash opinions like Texas BBQ and NY pizza aren't all that great
        Jul 11, 2021
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    13. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I think I need to take up basketball until i get my tennis arm back
      1. Deep Funk likes this.
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        If squash is an option, start slow. Squash is very technical and you can still serve.
        Jul 2, 2021
    14. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      For the first time ever, I'm finally going to see the Tour de France pass by
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Jun 27, 2021
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Please don't hold up any signs. But if you must, face THE PELOTON!
        Jun 28, 2021
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        in my location there was a guy with a sign that said "FUCK OPI OMI"
        Jun 28, 2021
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    15. Cspirou
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Not a single Beats to be seen
        Jun 8, 2021
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Do Beats wired headphones exist anymore?
        Jun 8, 2021
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Jun 8, 2021
        Merrick likes this.
    16. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Stupid idea to raise money for SBAF. All visitors run a script mining crypto
      1. Collusion
        Collusion
        Especially if their HTTP referer contains audiosciencereview
        May 23, 2021
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    17. Cspirou
      1. sheldaze, dllmsch, ergopower and 3 others like this.
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Awesome. About time we made track a little more interesting.
        May 18, 2021
      3. ergopower
        ergopower
        Been around for decades in track cycling, it's called Devil Takes The Hindmost or Miss and Out. It's common in 6 Day events held over the winter.
        May 18, 2021
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @ergopower - yeah, I think it's really popular in Japan. Which makes sense that this particular even is in Australia.
        May 24, 2021
    18. Cspirou
    19. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I get this feeling that the wireless earbuds I am using having a lot of noise outside the audible range that affects my tinnitus.
      1. Jinxy245, Gazny and Lyander like this.
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        I've worked with 40KHz ultrasound for a levitator project. A buddy of mine stuck his head in front of the radiators. Didn't have a good day...
        Apr 23, 2021
        Cryptowolf, E_Schaaf and crenca like this.
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @nishan99 - I don't exactly know but at this price point I highly doubt there's a single BA in it
        Apr 23, 2021
      5. Gazny
        Gazny
        best not to play mqa with wireless earbuds
        Apr 23, 2021
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    20. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Magsafe is on the iMac now? The one thing that doesn't need it?
      1. Boops, tommytakis and pure5152 like this.
      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        My exuberant dogs suggest otherwise. I caught my 21 inch iMac just before it fell off the desk. My dog had looped the power cord around his neck.
        Apr 21, 2021
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Cryptowolf - this is the new iMac just announced. It says the power plug has magnets in it.

        No idea if it means it's easy to detach
        Apr 21, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    September 12
    Location:
    Northwest France
    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Gear List:
    Open Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD 600
    Audiotechnica AD-700
    Sennheiser Massdrop HD 6xx

    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 (so close)
    LJM HA-Pro enclosure
    CD transport
    digital transport
    fe103-sol speakers
    Folsom TDA7297
    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.

    Signature

    Home: Modi MB > DIY Dynalo SuSy Mini > 4-pin XLR > Massdrop HD 6xx
    Laptop: Meridian Explorer² > Massdrop Plus
    Nearfield: Modi MB > Lepai > Micca MB42x
    Portable: Cayin N5 > Massdrop Plus