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Does any know of a great sounding tablet out of the headphone out? Jul 18, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    1. imackler
      imackler
      Does any know of a great sounding tablet out of the headphone out?
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Surface Pro? A mark 1 or 2 Pro is cheap.
        Jul 18, 2019 at 4:06 PM
      2. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        The first iPad Pro 9,7. Better than chord mojo imho
        Jul 19, 2019 at 10:07 AM
    2. imackler
      imackler
      Does anyone know any tricks to organize albums on spoitfy? Mobile is especially brutal...
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      3. imackler
        imackler
        @Gaspasser Could you explain more? I had an ipod touch but its horrible scrolling down all the saved albums, especially on a small screen. But with the update, can you search only your album folder? That would help a lot... What other filters are there? I'm thinking of getting an ipad...
        Jul 9, 2019
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      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Jul 9, 2019
    3. imackler
      imackler
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        the marketing seems to hint a lot at this being close-ish to their top shelf offerings. i would happily pay $1k for a slightly stunted or ugly/utlitarian Solaris... so i'm intrigued to see where IO lands.
        Apr 25, 2019
      4. cskippy
        cskippy
        No dynamic bass like Solaris but maybe a baby Andro? Would be awesome!
        Apr 25, 2019
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      5. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        I've never loved any BA IEMs. The closest I've come was the Noble 5, but there's always something a little weird about them that causes me fatigue. It's been a few years since I bothered buying one, though, so maybe they've improved.
        Apr 25, 2019
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    4. imackler
      imackler
      Anyone have an Ibasso DX50 or DX90 coaxial cable laying around? I think mine has a short...
      1. imackler
        imackler
        I think the 1st gen Fiio X3 or X5 cable would work, too
        Mar 16, 2019
    5. imackler
      imackler
      Goodbye, Nyquist. Sad to see you traded.
      1. atomicbob, jazztherapist and Wilson like this.
      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Don't worry. He will return with an alias.
        Feb 26, 2019
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    6. imackler
      imackler
      I'm sure it's subjective but do you personally suspect you can only hear the difference in mp3 vs. FLAC at high volumes? Just curious.
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      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        It’s not subjective, just listen to anything not in the foreground. (Conditional on having a good enough headphone/chain)
        Feb 16, 2019
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      4. james444
        james444
        LAME has been the best mp3 encoder for years now. They keep a list of "nasty" test samples that are known to cause problems:

        http://lame.sourceforge.net/quality.php

        AFAIK, no one has submitted a sample in quite some time that causes problems at high bitrate encoding with the more recent builds of LAME. Pretty much all remaning issues are @128kbit/s or lower.
        Feb 16, 2019
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      5. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        Need to watch out for Joint Stereo. I personally prefer 320CBR (stereo).

        Besides MP3, AAC and OGG should work fine.
        Feb 17, 2019
    7. imackler
      imackler
      Has anyone compared the UHA-6S MKii and iFi Nano BL? I'm particularly curious about the DAC output, but would take any insights...
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    8. Merrick
      Merrick
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    9. imackler
      imackler
      Any SoCal people use ATT instead of Spectrum? Spectrum is getting expensive...
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Wish I had another option, but I'm stuck with them, there is only one other slower provider in my neighborhood.
        Jan 4, 2019
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        The only option available to me is Cox. I've tried to get anything else and they don't serve my address. It's fucking collusion
        Jan 4, 2019
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    10. imackler
      imackler
      Ten years ago today I joined Headfi. I've learned a lot along the way, but mostly have had a lot of fun. Thankful for Changstar/SBAF.
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    11. imackler
      imackler
      I get to buy a laptop for work. Budget is around $11-1200. Any recommendations? Most important is a great keyboard. I'd like a 13-14".
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        If ram was more reasonably priced I would say go for 16. I upgraded to 16 in my Lenovo a few years ago because I kept getting memory allocation errors/crashes trying to run Chrome and illustrator/photoshop with only 8GB. Based on what you are running 8 GB should be fine. Make sure you get something with an SSD as well.
        Oct 18, 2018
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Agreed. SSD is the single largest performance improvement one can make on any computer.
        Oct 18, 2018
      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        An SSD will ruin you for spinning disks. But if you go cheap for some reason make sure to avoid eMMC. It has more in common with an SD card than anything genuinely high end. It is not what people mean when they wax lyrical about the performance benefits of solid state.
        Oct 18, 2018
    12. imackler
      imackler
      Anyone get the Davis/Coltrane Bootleg ?
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      2. alubis
        alubis
        U mean The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series Vol. 6? It's a great album. Streaming that hundreds of times via Qobuz.
        Jul 13, 2018
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    13. imackler
      imackler
      Enjoyed Solo way more than I expected and slightly more than I was hoping.
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      2. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        just wondering if you talking about Focal solo 6?
        May 26, 2018
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    14. imackler
      imackler
      Just missed out on a ifi Nano BL at HF for $100. Crazy deal.
    15. imackler
      imackler
      Really excited for the arrival of my Massdrop Plus. Exceptional piece of gear.
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      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        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.
        May 21, 2018
    16. imackler
      imackler
      Heard that massdrop is dropping the plus again tomorrow. Excellent iem.
      1. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        How does these do for active use? Meaning jogging, walking, bicycling, ect. In picturesI noticed there does not seem to be any replaceable filters on the nozzle.
        May 17, 2018
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Poleepkwa - Nozzle has no filter. It's a very comfortable IEM and would probably be fine for active use. However I refuse to use anything more expensive then $30 IEMs if I plan to wear anything while running. But that's just me, I really don't like distractions while I do something.
        May 17, 2018
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    17. imackler
      imackler
      What shocks me is how good music sounds out of such diverse gear...
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    18. imackler
      imackler
      Went to Magic Mountain for the first time. Ton of fun. Taking my 7yr old and her two cousins (7 & 6) on coasters was a blast.
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    19. imackler
      imackler
      Anyone have any problems with SDAC and Foobar? I'm getting the following error message:
      1. imackler
        imackler
        Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 44100 Hz / 16-bit / 2 channels
        Apr 14, 2018
      2. sheldaze
        sheldaze
        Not used an SDAC. I did have a similar issue with an m9xx, which required the appropriate 24-bit (or 32-bit, I cannot recall now) setting. It otherwise refused to play from Foobar2000.
        Apr 14, 2018
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      3. imackler
        imackler
        Apr 17, 2018
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    20. imackler
      imackler
      When was the last time you were shocked by how bad your gear is?
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      2. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Listened to my Superlux 668 through my PC audio jack last week. It was an interesting contrast to HD6xx with an amp.
        Apr 12, 2018
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      3. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        I had the exact same experience with my se215s compared to my current day IEMs. Also when I tried out the MCTH for the first time compared to my fiio k5.
        Apr 12, 2018
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      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Every now and then I plug headphones into the 3.5mm jack in my Dell monitor at work just to remind myself why I spent all this money.
        Apr 13, 2018
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