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Since I am still months away from receiving my SW51, placed an order for a Jot 2. Time to start making balanced cables. Jan 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM

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    1. fraggler
      fraggler
      Since I am still months away from receiving my SW51, placed an order for a Jot 2. Time to start making balanced cables.
      1. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        Debating it myself. My IEMs are garbage from my interface. Speakers are okay. I'd have to get a DAC again too (Bifrost Multibit or Modius) and suddenly the setup isn't simple anymore.
        Jan 12, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        For sure. I was very happy downsizing to the iFi iDSD BL for a while (great all in one at used prices), but I knew it wasn't a permanent solution. At least the Schiit stuff stacks neatly.
        Jan 12, 2021 at 6:15 PM
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Just saw online that someone placed an order for a Modi MB and it was backordered until March, Modius and Modi 3+ like Feb I believe.
        Jan 13, 2021 at 8:01 AM
    2. fraggler
      fraggler
      Airpod pros are good. Fit the ears really nicely and the mic is solid (for BT). Still like the sound and ANC better on my Sony's.
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      2. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        They have a very agreeable tonality and while not the most resolving or best imaging, they do their job right.
        Dec 25, 2020
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I wasn’t getting a good seal with mine so I switched the tips to the SednaEarfit Xelastic and finally experienced the pros as they were meant to be, and it greatly increased my appreciation for them.
        Dec 25, 2020
    3. fraggler
      fraggler
      Happy Holidays! I appreciate all of you. Stay safe and healthy as we crest into a New Year. May sweet sweet music keep you sane.
    4. fraggler
    5. fraggler
      fraggler
      I know the Bachelor didn't get the hype or positive reviews of the SW51, but with new tubes and a Bifrost 2, this thing kills with the HD650
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    6. fraggler
      fraggler
      I'm trying to understand the potential market for highish end leather cases for headphones. Please PM me if you'd like to help out.
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        No doubt there is some real potential here. Personally I prefer what ZMF has done with the Seahorse case and its durability for travel. That said I am not into aesthetics nearly as much as some are
        Dec 15, 2020
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        For me, the idea is to complement the Seahorse type case. Something that gives some protection from bumps, but fits into a backpack or suitcase, or can be used standalone at a meet/show, or on a shelf.
        Dec 15, 2020
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      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        A somewhat flat, somewhat rectangular box with removable side panels, and a headphone stand inside.
        Dec 17, 2020
    7. fraggler
      fraggler
      RIP Pesident Lindberg. Covid twice.
      1. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        So sad.
        Dec 11, 2020
    8. gixxerwimp
      gixxerwimp
      Once you go black (MB), you'll never go back! ;-)
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    9. fraggler
      fraggler
      What is the height of the SW51? Mine is likely months away, but I am redoing my office and trying to figure out if I need to rearrange.
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Nvm. I found it.
        Nov 28, 2020
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      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        Sounds like you're good. Mine is just shy of 5-3/8" from the bottom of the feet to the top of the transformer covers
        Nov 28, 2020
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    10. fraggler
      fraggler
      As always, I'm thankful for this forum and the community it hosts. Well, most of you :p
    11. fraggler
      fraggler
      ZMF November is live.
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      3. Carlos CPA
        Carlos CPA
        @HotRatSalad thanks for the shout-out. I am super happy to hear that you are enjoying these headphones. Truth be told, I was internally motivated to sell my collection prior to ZMF November. I didn’t want to try to compete against @zach915m and ZMF’s robust marketing and beautiful website!
        Nov 25, 2020
      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        Auteur Wenge looks noooooyyyyice
        Nov 25, 2020
      5. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Whoever got the blackwood eikon, can i borrow them ?
        Nov 25, 2020
    12. fraggler
      fraggler
      Even though it already got a Schlong last year, everyone's insistence that the SW51 get another one finally made me cave.
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Now I need to be quicker on Bifrost 2 sales.
        Nov 23, 2020
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        The more people gush over it, the saltier I get that I likely won't be ending up with one, haha. Ah well, always time to look forward to the Mad Scientist's upcoming amp and save up for *that* one instead.
        Nov 23, 2020
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    13. fraggler
      fraggler
      Is their a solid state amp on par with the SW51+ in both performance and price?
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        No. Was thinking of getting one if still available but still kind of want ss for simplicity. Have Bachelor and Asgard3 on hand but apparently it doesn't hold up in comparison.
        Nov 21, 2020
      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        The only "simplicity"I know of on the differences is using tubes. And you can order extra tubes to go with the SW51 like I did.
        Nov 21, 2020
      4. monacelli
        monacelli
        If you're not in a rush, you could wait for Jotunheim 2. It will have Nexus, which sounds pretty awesome as a gain stage. In all likelihood it won't be able to replicate the sense of depth of the SW51+, but I doubt any solid state amp under the BW2 or 3F tier could.
        Nov 22, 2020
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    14. fraggler
      fraggler
      Monitor arms as speaker stands for the desk. Game changing.
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      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        Nice! How do you like the little S2000's?
        Nov 19, 2020
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        So, I have my PC monitor on a three-arm Ergotron mount, so I can get it in front of my face when I'm slouching with the feet up. Two more Ergotron arms, with optional-extra extensions, should me sorted with the speakers too.

        Or headphones.
        Nov 20, 2020
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        @monacelli I like them alot. I built them as upgrades to the Overnight Sensations I had prior. Same size, but better drivers. I think they are a good upgrade for the price. I don't have experience with speakers outside of some Audioengine powered speakers and even the Overnight Sensations were better than those.
        Nov 20, 2020
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    15. fraggler
      fraggler
      What top for a new sit-stand desk if going to use as a craft table? Trying to mitigate noise and vibration from pounding with a hammer.
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Carbonized bamboo? Veneered particle board? Rubberwood? 1" ply? Butcher block? I have a 1.4" granite slab that I use for some density, but still get lot's of noise on my 3/4" IKEA particle board top.
        Nov 18, 2020
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Probably going with Uplift or Jarvis frame.
        Nov 18, 2020
    16. fraggler
      fraggler
      Morisette Amon. You're welcome.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Nov 9, 2020
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        glad you dig it. made me miss and spin up some Sade.
        Nov 9, 2020
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        I get such early Mariah vibes. Crazy range and power, but with insane control, whistle notes, incredible smile. Not sure if there is room for a truly gifted diva anymore in pop music, but I hope she can produce something that catches on mainstream. Haven't heard a voice this good in a long time.
        Nov 10, 2020
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    17. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone used the WH-100XM4s? How is the call quality? I have a Bose QC15 and a set of WF-1000XM3 that I wish I could combine into one.
      1. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        My coworker uses them. The mic still has the standard BT muffle.
        Nov 6, 2020
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Poo. That is why I am still using my QC15. The hardwired mic seems to be worlds better than BT still. I still do a number of traditional calls and have been wanting to go wireless, but people complain everytime I try something bluetooth.
        Nov 6, 2020
      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I'm in zooms 6+ hours a day, and have talked with people using just about every option. Even Apple's custom BT chips aren't great.
        Nov 7, 2020
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    18. fraggler
      fraggler
      Motu M2 + Audio-Technica AT875R a good setup to start an ASMR cooking channel? Will be using an RX100IV for video.
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Thank you both.
        Oct 29, 2020
      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        @fraggler if you want some examples from omni and a few short shotgun mics in a kitchen environment I can make that happen.
        Oct 29, 2020
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        @atomicbob Only if it isn't too much trouble. I would really appreciate that. We are really focused on the sounds of preparing and cooking, so no music or voice.
        Oct 29, 2020
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    19. fraggler
      fraggler
      PS5 with disc for $500 or digital only for $400? Been ripping all my blurays to a server and streaming, but a disc player would be nice.
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      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        @LetMeBeFrank Doubtful, & there appears to have been a mistake. Demon’s Souls is exclusive. Though the “human error” on that one could be a slip due to it really being a timed-exclusive.

        The only reason Horizon was ported is because of the Death Stranding port. DS having used its engine. Work done there must have made it easier/cheaper to port. For the end of a generation to get PC players interested in PS5.
        Sep 17, 2020
      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Maybe, but considering the ps5 is an AMD pc at it's core, and kb/mouse being almost universally supported, ports should be easier than ever.
        Sep 17, 2020
      4. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        PS4/XBO are just the same. The value of an exclusive to a manufacturer is first & foremost to get people to buy their platform. Xbox is a little different of course as it has ties to Windows. I think Phil Spencer has said that there will be more parity this gen. Their goals have shifted & are more forward looking. Windows/Gamepass/Xbox/xCloud are converging to 1 shared platform. With ongoing updates to Xbox hardware.
        Sep 17, 2020
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    20. fraggler
      fraggler
      New Sony A7C looks dope. Might start saving my pennies for one for 2022 when I start traveling again.
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      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        2022 ... my, aren't we optimistic ;)
        Sep 15, 2020
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Of course that is optimistic. I just assumed I would survive until then!
        Sep 15, 2020
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I'm sure you're gonna survive, I just meant optimistic that we'll all be able to travel by then. Actually, I'm hoping we can vaccinate 7.8 billion people next year, and back to some form of normality.
        Sep 15, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Gear List:
    Transducers:

    Bose QC15 modded
    Fostex T50RP modded
    Hifiman HE-560 modded
    HSE-A2000 modded
    Overnight Sensations + Dayton SUB-800
    Sennheiser HD650M
    Sennheiser HD800 SBAFSDR
    Shure SE215
    Taotronics TT-EP01


    DACs:

    Massdrop x Centrance DacPort Slim HD
    Schiit Fulla 2
    Schiit Modi 3
    Schiit Gungnir Multibit A1

    Amps:

    Adcom GFA-5200
    Cavalli SOHAII
    ECP Audio L2
    Massdrop x Centrance DacPort Slim HD
    Pass WHAMMY
    Schiit Fulla 2
    I believe the best way to truly help people and make positive change in the world is to remove the barriers to people helping themselves. As such, I am a founding partner of a low profit limited liability company (L3C) that helps aspiring entrepreneurs in low income neighborhoods start their businesses as well as redevelop real estate for their use. We are currently working with 6 entrepreneurs in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, with several more lined up for our next cohort. Our first property is currently under redevelopment and will house 3 of our entrepreneurs. A second property that will house the other 3 entrepreneurs should be ours within the next couple months.

    Working with the City of Chicago, various community organizations, and a social impact lending institution, we have secured enough grants and loans to start our venture. However, the terms of the loans and grants don’t cover all the purchases we need to make. Things like computers, inventory systems, commercial kitchen equipment, etc. (basically anything that can be removed from the properties) are on us to acquire. As a result, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign to make sure our entrepreneurs have all the little things that they need to successfully open and keep open their doors. It is also a great way for the public to get to know our organization and the entrepreneurs that we help.

    There is a lot more to the company that makes it unique that can adequately be described in this format, so if you are interested, you can visit our website at egwoode.com to learn a little bit more about the company and our entrepreneurs. Our crowdfunding campaign is here: https://www.bluefundrewards.com/projects/e-g-woode-a-crowdfunding-campaign/

    And of course, if you have any questions about the company, the campaign, or about social impact investing in general, please send me a PM and I will be happy to chat with you.

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